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Double Disappointments : Colts vs. Broncos

Changing 'shoes: The Horseshoe turns three

Football Haiku

The Marshal Plan worked.
Too much aid to foreign teams.
Faulk scores four touchdowns.

Rams, Colts trade scores twice.
Colts punt. Rams never look back.
Total dominance.

Colts collapse early.
Another forty point game.
D is DOA.

Relax, Kurt Warner.
There's no rush. It's just the Colts.
Why not bake a cake?

Buck up, there, Colt fans.
Rams dismantled their defense.
Now, they're world-beaters.

Coach Vic Fangio,
the handwriting's on the wall.
Scapegoat for Mora.

Football, game of pain.
Ten losses in fifteen tries.
Nightmarish season.

Rhodes runs for a grand,
Marvin catches a hundred balls.
Big stats but no wins.

Battered and bloody,
Colts limp into the New Year.
Is it draft day yet?

Indy and Denver:
Pundits sure picks for playoffs.
Don't believe your own press.



Changing 'shoes

This marks year three for the Horseshoe. 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.  But hopefully the new Horseshoe will give fans a different perspective on each 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.  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. Jim Conway, my Dad, is returning this year to try and put me back in my place. See our predictions

sconway@subverbis.com   Stephen Conway   1313 Old Town North Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46260   317-843-9744