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Five Step Drop...

Then seven, then five more. 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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Weekly Predictions: Jim Conway


Xbox Preview: Jim Ogden

Each year, Jim Conway (father of the 'Shoe) predicts winners for the full slate of NFL games. He'll put the 'Shoe to the test!


Each week, Jim Ogden will play a preview of the next Colts game against the 'Shoe. Let's hope the real Colts fare better!

The  score:   'shoe moves ahead!


The score:  ouch!

Horseshoe  44/74
Jim Conway  39/74

See the predictions


Colts: 0
Panthers: 10 

Highlights: 2 INTs, 1 fumble

Colts Haiku: Colts vs. Panthers, Oct. 13

Dumbfounded pirates
Standing stunned, sideline silence.
Colt stampede steals game.

Impossible? No.
Improbable? Yes!
Once a lifetime win.

Less than four minutes,
Colts score twenty-one to tie,
then kick twice to win.

I must be dreaming.
Who was that in blue and white?
Looked like Johnny U.

Fumbles and long bombs,
bad flags, big plays, onside kicks.
This game had it all.

Half a yard onward!
Into the endzones of Bucs
the wild charge they made!

Division rivals
and Super Bowl Champions.
All fall to the blue!

Sweet vindication.
Win, lose, play ev'ry down.
Now that's Colt football!

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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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