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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:   Horseshoe wins!!


The score: 

Horseshoe  163/256 (63.7%)
Jim Conway  151/256 (58.9%)

See the predictions


Colts: 31
Patriots: 28

Highlights: Vanderjagt wins the game

Colts Haiku: Colts vs. Patriots  Jan. 18

Pacing the sidelines,
he tries to work up a sweat.
Day off for punter.

With each completion,
Peyton breaks Chief's wall of noise.
Silent awe remains.

Battle of opposing wills.
Blue acts; Red reacts.

Many stand in it,
the shadow of Johnny U.
Peyton casts his own.

Neither wind, nor cold,
nor blitzing Belichick scheme
will rattle these Colts.

Those who don't learn from
history will repeat it.
Beantown curse broken.

Defense, not offense,
will be the key to the Colts'
ticket to Houston.

Cherish this moment.
Colts now stand at the threshold.
Greatness awaits them!


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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

sconway@subverbis.com   Stephen Conway   1721 Marian Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46240   317-843-9744