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Huddle up! Football Returns: Colts vs Bills

This marks the third year of the Horseshoe. Like the Colts defense, the 'shoe has a new look and a new attitude. The changes can be summed up in two words: football haiku. The two were made for each other. Both use speed, grace, and force. Both capture moments from the ridiculous to the sublime. Most importantly, both are just plain fun. So, this year, instead of lengthy analysis, each week you will find 5-10 haiku, each dealing with some aspect of the upcoming game. Silly? Well, yes. Guilty as charged. But hopefully the new Horseshoe will give fans a different perspective on the game.

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 syllables. Submit haiku here

In addition to the haiku, every week, I'll pick winners for the full slate of NFL games. I finished last season picking 72% of the winners. Not too shabby! Jim Conway, my father, is returning this year to try and put me back in my place. See our predictions




Catch your breath now, Bills.
Colts learned no huddle from you.
Peybacks are just hell.

Quiet excellence.
Every score starts with five men:
our offensive line.

Wayne will play this week.
Indy has a new Reggie.
Magic in the name?

Better have your head
on a swivel, Rob Johnson.
Nine Colts sacks last game.

Blue. Blue. And more blue. 
Then white. No sky, just the dome.
Johnson's game day view.

Bills pick Rob Johnson.
No QB controversy.
No one left to blame.

Sure, Flutie was short.
When will people learn the truth?
All he does is win.

sconway@subverbis.com   Stephen Conway   1313 Old Town North Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46260   317-843-9744