View Full Version : T'was the Night before Kickoff

01-05-2005, 08:01 AM
(FIRSTies always get Two Xmases!
For all my dear friends and for the new ones I know
I will meet and make this season, Happy Holidays,
good luck, and have a safe and enjoyable season.)

Twas the night before Kickoff,
And all through the Nation,
Most team members were sleeping,
Dreaming about build season duration.

The programmers lay awake,
Tossing in their beds,
While code lines and sub-routines,
Looped endlessly in their heads.

The new kits were ready,
and in boxes fully laden,
All the parts were waiting,
For the new games unveiling.

While I as a mentor,
Both wise and mature,
Worried and wondered,
What I'd have to endure!

The clues have been given,
Speculation run riot,
I need to relax,
And find some place quiet!

I know on Saturday Morning,
On the stage will appear,
Dean, Woody, and Dave,
With motors and gears.

They'll give a great show
and wow the awed throng,
And an hour later,
Everyone will be gone.

Off to the workshop,
Let's begin right away!
The ship date is only
Six weeks from Today!


Nick Fury
01-05-2005, 08:03 AM
Awesome. That's great.

Tim Delles
01-05-2005, 08:59 AM
Very nice.

01-05-2005, 09:16 AM
Wow! Awesome!

'lil Gach
01-05-2005, 09:18 AM
That is awesome! I really cant wait for kickoff and this just makes me think and wish kickoff was tomorrow!!!! :)

01-05-2005, 09:31 AM
Nice, now I just wish it really was the night before kickoff. Luckily for me I have not lost any sleep over this yet, that I know of anyway....

I gave up on all of this hint stuff this year! I figured what was the use? Everyone has good ideas about what they might mean, but really with FIRST it could mean almost anything!

I will lose enough sleep the night after kickoff coming up with ideas... :)

Tom Bottiglieri
01-05-2005, 11:49 AM

01-05-2005, 11:51 AM
Oh wow.... It didn't really occur to me that Kickoff was so close until I read that... CHRISTMAS IS COMING AGAIN!!! May we begin the era of insomnia and stress with grace...

01-05-2005, 01:18 PM
Well done Dr. Bot. Probably took you awhile to come up with that. :D

01-05-2005, 01:21 PM
I think Kickoff and competitions are the only things that will make anyone on our team wake up before 10 am...

We're the ones that would rather work through 'til 4 am in Week 5 rather than get up at 9.

01-05-2005, 01:22 PM
Well done Dr. Bot. Probably took you awhile to come up with that. :D

Oh pish posh. It didn't take that long. I really want to be Weird Al Yankovich when I grow up.

01-05-2005, 02:55 PM
THAT...SO...ROCKS!!! So going in my subprofile on AIM (credit to you, of course!) once I put it back up. =D
I love that so much! Hahahaaaaa...=D I was crackin' up.

01-05-2005, 03:49 PM
wow, that was great. I can't wait until kickoff!

I have spent quite a lot of time on the clue, not because I honestly think I can solve it, but it is the only thing that I have relating to the 2005 season, love being involved in robotics so much, I can't get enough!

Katie Reynolds
01-05-2005, 05:20 PM
:) Reading that made me smile. :)

Unfortunately, I'll be moving into my dorm room on Saturday, and won't be able to participate on MTU's team this year. *tear*

Next year ...

Yan Wang
01-05-2005, 05:37 PM
FIRST Haiku,

I'm going to England,
Jan thirteen to seventeen,
boy, will I miss FIRST.

But I'll be a greedy FIRST pig when I get back. Good luck to everyone and I hope you get some homework done before Saturday :)

Rich Wong
01-05-2005, 05:39 PM
:) :) :)

Kyle Love
01-06-2006, 01:23 PM
Welcome back all those teams who are returning! Who's ready?!?!?!

01-06-2006, 01:29 PM
nice one ;)

01-06-2006, 01:38 PM
haha awesome!

guess what tonight is??!!!?!

01-06-2006, 01:40 PM
The programmers lay awake,
Tossing in their beds,
While code lines and sub-routines,
Looped endlessly in their heads.

Nice! :D
How'd you know I was getting a jump on the autonomous code? :rolleyes:

Aburame Shino
01-06-2006, 01:41 PM
That was a great redo of Night before Christmas. Two thumbs up. (b^.^)b

01-06-2006, 01:42 PM
That's hilarious!

The INTERNation?

01-06-2006, 01:54 PM
Very nice. You definitly followed the rhyme scheme and properaly constructed the stanzas. I can't wait!! We leave at 3:30 for Houston. I'm so excited!!!

01-06-2006, 02:16 PM
aww... :D Bought a tear to my eye....
Permission to print and read to team on the bus ride to Novi?

Tomasz Bania
01-06-2006, 02:47 PM
I'm going to the Novi Kickoff too, and was thinking of doing the exact same thing.

01-06-2006, 02:51 PM
It was beautiful. Thankfully it is the night before Kickoff. I have goose pimples just waiting. :) :) :)

01-06-2006, 03:01 PM
Great little poem there, it cheered me up a bit, this 6 weeks is going to be extra hell for me, I have a musical, AP and Honors, work, my business, orchestra, student ambassadors, another musical...the list goes on..where's that bang-head-on-brick-wall emoticon when you need it?

I may print that out so I can read it right before I leave the house tomorrow morn. :)

01-06-2006, 03:24 PM
That's awesome! I'm printing it out so I can take it tomorrow...good thing I didn't see it yesterday, I was annoying everyone at school who's not on the team enough today as it was... :D

This is the one time of the year where I'm EXCITED about getting up at 4 in the morning...yay.

01-06-2006, 03:31 PM
It's Kickoff Eve!!! yay!!
Awesome poem!

01-06-2006, 05:49 PM
That was superb!

01-06-2006, 09:01 PM
Gosh, I had forgotten I wote that. Must be getting senile.

Good Luck all you guys and gals. The fun starts tomorrow. Early Warning National Security Intelligence Intercepts report unusual activity during the last weeks, with suspicious internet traffic concerning sophisticated robotics control systems far superior then those currently used by the US government.

The center of this activity appears to be Manchester, NH. :)

01-07-2006, 12:18 AM
very nicely done

01-07-2006, 03:08 AM
I'm SO not going to be able to sleep its worse than x-mas by ten fold

01-07-2006, 03:46 AM
Love this and I am up at 4am for the kick off. Not a good sign.

01-07-2006, 05:40 AM
i am off to san jose to see the kickoff!!!

01-07-2006, 05:53 AM
OMG its like X-mas morning i like want to know whats in this "present" and i can't open it until the "parents" are up!!! :D :D :D
"present"-the game

01-07-2006, 06:27 AM
Hehhe, awesome. Would you consider reposting this in the FIRST poetry thread? (http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/showthread.php?p=427776#post427776)

01-07-2006, 07:41 AM
that made my day!

01-07-2006, 10:52 PM
And now....it has begun...dun dun DUN! XD