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Fourth and Short

Very short. Welcome to the Horseshoe, the home for Colts haiku. Football is a game of simple grace and power, grit and glory unleashed in small explosions. It's poetry in motion. Fast forward, that is. The 'Shoe doesn't need pages of stat-crunching analysis to find the essence of the game. 

17 weeks. 17 syllables. That's all we need.  Beat that, ESPN.

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Each year the 'Shoe also predicts winners for the full slate of NFL games. Jim Conway put the 'Shoe in its place last season. This year, he returns to defend his title. 

The score:  Horseshoe 19/32  Jim Conway 23/32    See this week's predictions

This week's game: Colts vs. Texans, Reliant Stadium, Sept. 22, 12:00pm (CBS)

Colts Haiku

Johnny Unitas
Crew-cutted Colt quarterback
Greatest of all time.

So long, Johnny U,
Favorite son of Baltimore.
Still a Colt to me.

Unitas, Manning
Colts glory past and future.
Make him proud, Peyton.

High-top brouhaha.
Fourth quarter comeback would be
a better tribute.

Nineteen seconds left,
Colts driving to tie the game
No love from 19.

First and goal: four runs.
Oh, for a naked bootleg.
Or how 'bout a pass?

First interception:
High bouncing deflected ball.
Stone handed tight end.

Sunday in Houston
Field filled with ponies and cows.
Mmm. First place at steak.
  

 

Submissions

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
 

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