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Prime Time Rebound: Colts vs. Raiders

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.  But hopefully the new Horseshoe will give fans a different perspective on each 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.  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. Jim Conway, my Dad, is returning this year to try and put me back in my place. See our predictions



Colts shine in prime time.
But EVERY game is prime time!
So just win, baby.

No more missed tackles.
Please, my ulcers have ulcers.
Get a lead. Keep it. 

Pity the Raiders.
Their mascot wears an eye patch.
No depth perception

Jerry Rice, Tim Brown.
Present greats meet future great.
His name is Marvin.

Silver and black fan,
take off the Vader helmet.
No one is afraid.

Sneer, scowl, jump and shout.
John Gruden, why the long face?
Colts will make you grey.

Catch, block, run, throw, kick.
The devil's in the details.
Without them, we lose.

One colt is hobbled.
Young thoroughbreds are ready,
chomping at the bit.

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