When hearing tales of Bubba Smith
You wonder if he’s man or myth.
He’s like a hoodoo, like a hex,
He’s like Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Few manage to topple in a tussle
Three hundred pounds of hustle and muscle.
He won’t complain if double-teamed;
It isn’t Bubba who gets creamed.
What gained this pair of underminers?
Only four Forty-niner shiners.
Ogden Nash, 1969
If you missed Allen Barra’s tribute to Bubba Smith last week, do check it out.