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Foray into Foxboro: Colts vs Patriots

This marks the third year of the Horseshoe. Like the defense, the 'shoe has a new look and a new attitude. The changes can be summed up in two words: football haiku. The two were made for each other. Both use speed, grace, and force. Both capture moments from the ridiculous to the sublime. Most importantly, both are just plain fun. So, this year, instead of lengthy analysis, each week you will find 5-10 haiku, each dealing with some aspect of the upcoming game. Silly? Well, yes. Guilty as charged. But hopefully the new Horseshoe will give fans a different perspective on the game.

I welcome your submissions. They are loads of fun to write. I am using the 5-7-5 form, meaning the haiku should consist of three lines, the first line being five syllables long, the second being seven syllables, and the third five syllables. Submit haiku here

In addition to the haiku, every week, I'll pick winners for the full slate of NFL games. I finished last season picking 72% of the winners. Not too shabby! Jim Conway, my Dad, is returning this year to try and put me back in my place. See our predictions

 

 

Haiku


Last place or first place,
the Pats find ways to beat us.
Stupid chowderheads.

Pusilanimous,
pygmies. Poor pudding-faced punks.
Pesky Patriots.

Tradition has it
the Colts play up to good teams
and down to bad ones.

Marvin is covered.
Peyton throws in front of him.
Touchdowns built on trust.

Hunter the punter,
doesn't punt much any more.
Colts prefer kickoffs.

Eight men in the box.
Safety shows blitz. Edge out wide.
Manning salivates.

No Bledsoe this week.
Trial by fire for Tom Brady.
Unleash the stampede!

 

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