The Sports+ Lounge presents: 'Section 350' by Jaylon Thompson
Welcome to the USA TODAY Sports+ Lounge! The premier place for all creatives to showcase their talents. Every Friday, we will spotlight artistic content for the 2021 NFL season.
This week, USA TODAY Sports+ community engagement producer Jaylon Thompson presents "Section 350" in the lounge. The poem sheds light on NFL stadiums and fans that make each experience memorable.
Sit back, relax and enjoy "Section 350" by Jaylon Thompson.
If these walls could talk, what stories they would tell.
I’ve been here since 1973 and seen it all.
The victory in ‘85 and the ‘03 collapse that fall.
I’ve seen so many come through these doors.
There is Jimmy from up North and Sal from down South.
Lisa from Jersey and Samantha from LA.
Each return for one reason.
The start of a new season.
Their excitement brings tears to my eyes.
Wondering if this year, the team will soar above the bright skies.
Here I sit taking it all in.
I’m here for every loss or win.
The janitors know my name.
If you looking for me, I’m on the window pane.
Check your tickets to be sure.
If you are new, welcome aboard.
The field looks nice from high up.
Grab a seat and enjoy the views.
Jimmy will crack jokes just because you are new.
Samantha will offer you a snack.
While Sal will yell “what kind of call was that?”
Don’t be alarmed. We are truly a family.
We argue and bicker. But love usually proves blood is thicker.
I’ve got your back if you need anything.
I’m not hard to find, so give a quick ring.
Oh you were wondering my name?
I’m Section 350.
Welcome and I hope you enjoy the game.