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Bye Week Blues: Colts Off After Loss

Special Submission this week by Jim Ogden.

This marks the third year of the Horseshoe. Like the 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 Dad, is returning this year to try and put me back in my place. See our predictions




Pats look like all pros.
Colts look like they overslept.
Damn Foxboro curse!

Week one, Colts play well.
Week two, Colts can score at will
Week three, Colts let down.

Faulk and Smith beat us.
No, not Marshall, not Emmitt,
just two so-so backs.

Who played well last week?
Peyton said it best, I think:
only the holder.

Colts have the week off
Time to wash out the bad taste.
Pity the Raiders.


Special Submission

Not haiku, but a very clever adaptation of the Eric Burton Song "Baby Please Don't Go." 

-submitted by Jim Ogden

Peyton Please Don't Run

Peyton please don't run
Peyton please don't run
Peyton please don't run
just throw the ball
or change the call
Peyton please don't run

Jimmy substitute
Jimmy substitute
Jimmy substitute
with the game in hand
no sense them getting canned
Jimmy substitute

Defense don't let down
Defense don't let down
Defense don't let down
keep playing as a team
don't let them find that seam
Defense don't let down

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