The good folks at the ticket pricing site FanSnap.com wanted me to let our readers know about their new SmackTracker, where you can see what fans are saying about upcoming series. And to get this party started, they have a Yankees-Red Sox haiku contest, where you can win up to $1000 in tickets! But hurry - the contest ends September 23. Here are the details, courtesy of FanSnap:
Create Your Best Smack-Talking New York or Boston Haiku and Enter to Win $1,000
FanSnap Rivalry Haiku Smackdown Contest
There is nothing like a rivalry - with the blood and guts, sweat and tears, and heroic moments. Hey, and nothing says rivalry like a haiku. What, that makes no sense, you say? Wait there’s more. It’s a competition! That’s right, it’s the first FanSnap Rivalry Haiku Smackdown.
How does it work?
It’s simple. Just write a haiku poem in support of your team (or against your rival). Send it out on twitter together with the URL for your team.
(If your team is New York)
It’s that time of year
See the yankees win big time
See the red sox lose
(If your team is Boston)
Rivalry is fun
yanks will get spanked again
Oh what fun it is
How do haikus work again?
You may remember from school days, a haiku is just a simple poem of three lines.
Five syllables in the first line.
Seven syllables in the second.
Five syllables in the third.
How do we keep score?
Just create and send your haiku. Brag on your squad. Talk smack about the bad guys. Ask your friends to resend (or “retweet”) it – they will just send your original message (together with the URL), preceded by “RT @yourtwitterid"
How do I win?
All fans creating haikus in the form above will be eligible for our "FanSnap Rivalry Haiku Smackdown" drawing. Every tweet and retweet counts as an entry.
On September 23, the winner will be randomly selected, and will be able to select $1,000 worth of FREE sports, concert, or theatre tickets from any of the dozens of ticket companies FanSnap searches! The second and third place winners will be able to select $500, and $250, worth of free tickets, respectively. FanSnap will contact all winners.
For contest rules, and to see what people have written so far, check out the SmackTalker page for the series. The contest ends Wednesday afternoon at 5 p.m. eastern, so start writing!