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Six points, six years...

Welcome to year six of 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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Issue # 97: Colts vs. Broncos


Individual
honors mean nothing to him.
He plays to win games.

Twenty year record.
His childhood hero surpassed,
Peyton sets the pace.

Two minutes, eight points.
Shaken Manning settles down,
leads game-tying drive.

Two record breakers
Shovel pass to James Mungro and
perfect post to Stoke.

Forget the planning,
Manning whispers "run the post"
Open Stokely scores!

Fourth down, four to go.
Game is saved by Reggie Wayne
Crazy back-hip catch!

One day, he'll look back
and marvel at this season
Made it look easy.

Student of the game,
Student becomes history.
Peyton joins his peers.

 
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Weekly Predictions


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!
 

The  score so far...

The Horseshoe  155/240
Jim Conway 139/240

See the predictions


 

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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