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Playing for Pride: Colts vs. Ravens

Changing 'shoes: The Horseshoe turns three

Football Haiku

Four interceptions,
One returned for a touchdown,
make Mora meltdown.

Mora says we suck.
"We gave them the friggin' game!"
Diddly poo, part two.

Losing's bad enough,
but four straight losses at home?
Poor deflated dome.

Take your lumps, Peyton.
Rise above adversity
Make the Ravens pay.

Six games left to play
Playoffs but a distant dream.
Five months to draft day.

Homecoming next week.
Bad blood brews in Baltimore.
They still love their Colts.

Unitas, Manning
Harrison, Berry, James, Moore.
Horseshoes old and new.

Young team needs young coach.
Gruden would look good in blue.
Colt fan fantasy.

Low and short kickoffs
give opponents a short field.
Make them earn each yard!

He's a Raven now,
but the Goose was once a Colt.
No one fills his shoes.


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

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