To Draft Amongst Kings

onionringofpowerA sports minded hobbit sets his fantasy football lineups.
Then places his weekly lottery tickets into an envelope.
A wax seal emblem pressed: The House of Freshness represented.
Mailed to the Giants at the Meadow Lands delivered by the “Quick Post”.
Shipped by the boats of the Southron Buccaneers in the bay of Tampa.
The Eagles watch over the financials along the arduous travel.
Then flown to “The Bank” by the Ravens, Edgar, Allan, and Poe.
The all seeing eye embossed in flame always watching.
The nameless fear that sports the prestigious Burger King crown.
He who enchants his legendary lineups with the Palantír (Great seeing stones of statistical advantage).
A shadowy figure cooks twenty Onion Rings in the heart of Mount Doom.
Three Onion Rings given out to the Elven-kings under the sky of Hail Mary.
Seven Onion Rings given out to the Dwarf-Lords in their halls of analytic sports mining.
Nine Onion Rings given out to the Mortal Men of gambling addiction doomed to be broke.
All of whom were deceived.
One Onion Ring for the Dark Draft King.
In the noxious landscape of online weekly fantasy football draft farms.
One Onion Ring to rule them all.
One Onion ring to find out what lineups the people of middle earth will start each week.
One Onion Ring to bring them all and in the gamble fleece them.
In the land of the Internet where the owners of Draft Kings and Fanduel lie.
The One Onion Ring of power forged in the deepest fryers of Mordor where the shadows devour “The Whoppers”.
As time passed the scripture engraved on the One Onion Ring to rule them all faded.
Only when dipped in heated zesty Onion Ring sauce would the ancient elvish scripture illuminate in a fiery red glow.
The translation: Concept of the four leaf clover.
In the high stakes den’s of Bree.
At the Prancing Pony.
A place where they have pitted fans against fans in a duel to the monetary death.
Shire folk wager with wizards, rangers, elves, dwarfs, and men from all over Middle Earth.
Their silver pennies, pence, and various precious metals the stake.
Wagered over games of linguistic riddles, dice, cards, and of course football.
The contestants eagerly watch games of lateral pig skin movement.
On pools of reflection.

*  “To Draft Amongst Kings” is a reflection of how I feel about the illegal market of insider analytics trading.  Draft Kings and Fan Duel are two major players in the weekly fantasy football market.  According to one source that I read there are allegations that employees of each site traded analytic information and had access to this analytic information when they created their lineups which won over $350,000 last week.    Employees of both companies have access to statistical data that allow them to have a incredible edge over the average player.  They have access to what percentage of people are playing certain players.  Also, they are responsible for setting the draft prices for each player.  This is an example of insider trading and can’t be tolerated.  Both companies have issued a statement, which included an apology, and a promise that in the future employees will not be able to play in any weekly fantasy football tournaments on either of the weekly fantasy football draft farms.  There is in fact a class action lawsuit and if you would like to find out more about it here is a link.

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Before Now

scrouged

What the world needs now

Is good good love

Give it to me

Give it to me

Give it to me now

Give it to me

Give it to me

Give it to me now

It was you

It was me

It was before Now

It is all that I loved

And care about

My mouth is a water spout

Turn your head

As I shout

Ill tear you to pieces

and eat our your brain

Mindless automaton

Fatality of anonymous

Bark like a dog into the darkness

Insane

Into a pit

That is bottomless

Who was the one that created enemies

What traits must you desire

To pursue greed

What the world needs now

Is good good love

Give it to me

Give it to me

Give it to me now

Give it to me

Give it to me

Give it to me now

It was you

It was me

It was before Now

It was all that I loved

And cared about

My mouth is a water spout

Turn your head

As I shout

It was Siddhartha

In moments of peace

Preordained

Philosophies

Give to the yield

Own nothing

Wind blows through sacred trees

at mind numbing speeds

Druids speak the tongue of ancient leaves

So the sigil was forged

In an attempt to

deconstruct the machine

What the world needs now

Is good good love

Give it to me

Give it to me

Give it to me now

Give it to me

Give it to me

Give it to me now

It was you

It was me

It was before Now

It was all that I loved

And cared about

My mouth is a water spout

Turn your head

As I shout

I’d become hatred

Then a saint

Scrooged McDucked fountains

Then starved myself for days

I was yin

Then I was yang

Through correspondence

Of various ideology

Transpired through patterns

questions of Psychology

No rest for the wicked

Ace of spades is a sickness

What the world needs now

Is good good love

Give it to me

Give it to me

Give it to me now

Give it to me

Give it to me

Give it to me now

It was you

It was me

It was before Now

It was all that I loved

And cared about

My mouth is a water spout

Turn your head

As I shout

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Vagabond

Colt4554

Brown bag

Conceals a 40 oz

Badge of the vagabond

Colt 45

Weapon of choice

Fully loaded

Cocked

At the whole year inn

Moderation does not exist

Drink like phish

Swallowing pride

One big gulp at a time

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Ebb and Flow

ghost

Don’t Come Between Us

Don’t Come Between Us

Don’t Come Between Us

Anymore

It’s in my head

Don’t Come Between Us

Don’t Come Between Us

Don’t Come Between Us

Anymore

It’s in my head

I thought you might like to know

It’s in my head and its at an ebb and flow

It’s the way of the world

The eyes of a gurl

Whatever it takes to rock your world

Don’t Come Between Us

Don’t Come Between Us

Don’t Come Between Us

Anymore

It’s in my head

I knew a girl that reminded me of a crab

Worth her wait three times in gold

 Desired by many men

You can roll up to the bar and spit some jive

Just don’t by her a beer

she’ll eat you alive

She would dredge the depths

Try to find any man

she could catch

Don’t Come Between Us

Don’t Come Between Us

Don’t Come Between Us

Anymore

It’s in my head

Don’t Come Between Us

Don’t Come Between Us

Don’t Come Between Us

Anymore

It’s in my head

I thought you might like to know

It’s in my head and its at an ebb and flow

It’s the way of the world

The eyes of a gurl

Whatever it takes to rock your world

Don’t Come Between Us

Don’t Come Between Us

Don’t Come Between Us

Anymore

It’s in my head

I knew a gurl with bunny slopes down her cheeks

She would cry all the time

Just never in front of me

Every time I try to console

Pushed me away

Saying you just never know

I guess when you keep things inside

You end up crying alone

all of the time.

Don’t Come Between Us

Don’t Come Between Us

Don’t Come Between Us

Anymore

It’s in my head

Don’t Come Between Us

Don’t Come Between Us

Don’t Come Between Us

Anymore

It’s in my head

I thought you might like to know

It’s in my head and its at an ebb and flow

It’s the way of the world

The eyes of a gurl

Whatever it takes to rock your world

Don’t Come Between Us

Don’t Come Between Us

Don’t Come Between Us

Anymore

It’s in my head

I knew a gurl that collected spoons

She would heat them up

Then the needle would consume

Down to the WIRE she would say

Try to make it through the day

before her soul would break

Don’t Come Between Us

Don’t Come Between Us

Don’t Come Between Us

Anymore

It’s in my head

Don’t Come Between Us

Don’t Come Between Us

Don’t Come Between Us

Anymore

It’s in my head

I thought you might like to know

It’s in my head and its at a ebb and flow

It’s the way of the world

The eyes of a gurl

Whatever it takes to rock your world

Don’t Come Between Us

Don’t Come Between Us

Don’t Come Between Us

Anymore

It’s in my head

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