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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: Down 2!  Horseshoe 115/192  Jim Conway 117/192    See this week's predictions

This week's game: Colts vs. Titans   Sunday  12/08  1:00pm  Nashville, TN

Colts Haiku

Sunday cattle drive
Giddyap, little doggie!
Dome, dome on the range.

Here they come. Stampede!
Swivel-headed quarterback
Colt-cocked all day long.

Expansion team blues.
Texans show some improvement.
Colt defense shows more.

Fangio's revenge.
Three four scheme stymies Manning.
Colts O off-kilter.

Four game winning streak.
Pretender to contender
Just don't peak too soon.

Big game in Nashville
Division lead on the line
First place or wild card?

Could this be the year?
Balls begin to bounce Colts' way.
Even champs need luck.

Colts buck tradition.
They beat teams they're supposed to
And beat teams they're not.
  

 

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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