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Another Boston Massacre?: Colts vs. Patriots

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



The season thus far:
two big wins, two big losses.
Time to right the ship.

Oh, Peyton, sometimes
you play smarter than the room.
Don't outwit our guys!

Missing big toenail,
Tenderfooted Colt kicks twice,
Missing extra point.

Hiked, thrown, carried, kicked.
Fumbled and tipped, bounced and picked.
Fickle oblong ball.

Paul Revere cried out,
"The Patriots are coming!"
on his trusty Colt.

One request: no more
interceptions for touchdowns!
Grey hair for each one.

Colts step up Sunday.
Have mercy on my ulcer!
Losses make me ill.

Play your headgames, Pats.
Boston Massacre, part two?
The curse ends Sunday.

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