|Junior Seau (1969 -2012) in happier times. Photo credit: Reuters|
Chargers, Dolphins, Patriots (the team for which I cheer)
Mourn the loss of Junior Seau; loved when he played here.
At the age of 43 - with 20 as a pro -
Seau's not the first to take his life this way, you know.
Football fans around the world, when told how Seau died,
Saddened - but not really shocked - to learn by suicide
(Junior, not too long ago, had driven off a cliff)
Faced the truth that penalties for players are too stiff.
Seau must have thought so too; he left his skull intact.
Pretty sure the autopsy will show that it's a fact
After one has played the game as long and hard as he
Almost every tackle does the brain an injury.
Don't know how we fix this; only know it must be done
Before other players blow their chests out with a gun.
I love football just as much as any other fan
But we have to change the game... We owe it to the man.