Topic: "Andy Griffith Redux"
Hobbits do not make good basketball players.
Dwarves and Elves are also chosen last when teams are picked.
Rohirrim, Orcs, Trolls, and Men of Gondor are representative of the physical stature of those who participate.
In the Shire we have a team coached by one as wise as Gandalf. Our players are Rohirrim and Men of Gondor. Our opponents are Orcs and Trolls.
Today we lost to the Trolls of Duke University, after a sparkling victory over the Orcs from North Carolina. Gandalf provided magic, but the Trolls were protected by the evil Sauron, who was disguised in striped clothing and blew whistles loudly at inopportune moments in the struggle.
Strider, whom we know to be Aragorn, fell to a twisted ankle, but rose again and again to smite the deadly Trolls. Alas, this was not meant to be.
As the Hobbit moved away from the screen he remembered these words:
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king."