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#Rivalry Week: An Ode to Fitzy (A Poem)

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There once was a man from Nantucket...

Byron Hetzler-USA TODAY Sports

Fitzy oh Fitzy, the coach from up north,

When you're on the sidelines, you pace back and forth.

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You coach the Wildcats, a team from the Big Ten,

A conference of champions, a conference of men (and women).

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You've once worn a jersey, and played for your team,

and in coaching them now, you're living a dream.

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Northwestern has grown, thanks to your help

You've caused many coaches to grumble and yelp.

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Like that coach from South Bend, that was quite a treat,

When the ball sailed through the uprights, I jumped out of my seat.

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You toss your headset, you kick and you scream,

But win, lose, or draw, you stand by your team.

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Abe Lincoln's Hat is the prize we've desired,

Chances are the losing team's coach might get fired.

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So this Saturday in Evanston, you better prepare,

Our team will be ready, and our fans will be there.

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11:00 am, in the Battle for a Hat

Let's Go Illini, BEAT FITZY AND THE CATsssssssssssssss

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