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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: Season Wrap-up

Too many mistakes
prevent ponies from punching
Super Bowl ticket.

From thrilling comebacks
to frigid Foxboro loss,
What a great season!

Issue # 79

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

Issue # 78

Pigskin prodigy,
Peyton pries pesky playoff
primate from his back.

Issue # 77

Forty-one reasons
to expect nothing less than
perfection from Mike.

Issue # 76

Like two heavyweights,
Ponies land the first good punch.
Broncos do not blink.

Issue # 75

They've got their groove on.
Bouncy kick cov'rage is cool,
if they make tackles.

Issue # 74

Tight spiral arcs down
A single hand snatches it
as if by magic.

Issue # 73

Pepcid and Zantac,
Seltzers Bromo and Alka.
Big post-game ulcer.

Issue # 72

Eight men in the box,
Defense still can't stop the run.
Find a gap, fill it!

Issue # 71

Hunter the punter
streaks past stunned Jets for touchdown.
Game winning gamble.

Issue # 70

Some things never change.
Colts get comfy with the lead.
It costs them the game.

Issue # 69

Giant green chess board.
Consummate field general,
Manning moves his pawns.

Issue # 68

The NFL says
dreadlocks part of uniform.
Good thing Edge got trimmed.

Issue # 67

Equine and bovine
tussle on fake plastic grass.
No grazing allowed.

Issue # 66

Like shiny pinballs,
Panthers bounce across the field.
Colt defense goes tilt.

Issue # 65

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

Issue # 64

Marvin is hungry
Steady diet of touchdowns
ups his appetite.

Issue # 63

Pre-snap huddle bounce.
Larry Triplett gets his groove
Call it getting crunked.

Issue # 62

Goodbye, nemesis.
Ponies pistol-whip Titans.
Hello, rivalry!

Issue # 61

Key to winning game?
Score more points than opponent.
No, I don't get paid.

Issue # 60

It starts with a whistle.
Two teams, three hours, and four downs.
It ends with a gun.


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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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