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Thursday Night Redemption: Colts vs. Chiefs

Changing 'shoes: The Horseshoe turns three

Football Haiku

Sweet consistency,
why did you abandon us?
Without you, Colts lose.

Schizophrenic Colts.
Take your Prozac on game days.
Which team will show up?

Colts are young horses.
They are temperamental beasts.
They take time to break.

The past is the past.
Focus on the task at hand.
Learn from your mistakes.

Pollard sheds a tear.
"Why do they boo us?", he asks.
Did he watch the game?

Expect excellence;
Do not fear it. Be more than
paper champions

Meadows is hurt
Diem can't handle the load.
Please, coach, play Jackson.

Same defense, same scheme.
Reverse scores, then halfback pass.
Poor, gadget play goats.

The Colts are staggered,
punch-drunk from those pesky Pats.
New fight Thursday night.

The Chiefs are hungry.
Arrowhead, a sea of red.
Colts must play with poise.


Changing 'shoes

This marks year three for the Horseshoe. 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

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