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Monday Night Misanthropes?: Colts vs. Dolphins

Changing 'shoes: The Horseshoe turns three

Football Haiku

Six interceptions,
each returned for a touchdown,
daggers to the heart.

Three first half fumbles
give Baltimore nine free points.
Defense kept us close.

Dreadful Colt kickoffs
give opponents a short field.
We miss Danny Kight.

Crosby saves touchdown
from behind. Ball is punched like
serve in volleyball.

Look forward, not down.
The Horseshoe's a good luck charm.
Tipped, its luck runs out.

Mora and Manning,
Their war of words goes public.
Only Colts can lose.

On further review,
Mora should never challenge.
He's one of eighteen.

Call Biasucci,
Mike Vanderjagt hurt his back,
diving on the ball.

Monday Night Football.
Will the Colts play the spoiler?
Manning loves prime time.

All smoke and mirrors.
'Fins record is deceptive.
They just aren't that good.

Dennis Miller, babe,
be kind to the boys in blue.
Don't beat a dead horse.


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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