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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 145/240  Jim Conway 144/240  See this week's predictions

This week's game: Colts vs. Jaguars   Sunday  12/29  4:00pm  RCA Dome

Colts Haiku

Colts beg for sellout
Indy fans step up and pay.
Sorry, no refunds.

Playoffs in our grasp,
Golden opportunity,
Giant fiasco.

Once upon a time,
Colt offense kept teams guessing.
Once, we used to score.

Edge's Sunday stats:
Forty six point eight inches
for every carry!

First and goal from six.
Peyton, Marvin Pro Bowl bound,
Three straight running plays?

Sell out crowd heard it.
The Giant can of Whoop-Ass
Opened on the Colts.

It's only one game.
Even good teams falter.
But not great ones.

Everything to gain.
Don't wait for the second half.
Here's the chance. Take it!

Colts forget last game.
Team mesmerist earns his keep.
T'was just a bad dream.

Get up and stay up.
Dome fans deserve a blowout,
not a nail-biter.
  

 

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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