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How Low Can They Go?: Colts vs. Falcons

Changing 'shoes: The Horseshoe turns three

Football Haiku

Outmanned and outgunned,
Ponies pistol whipped by 'Fins.
Peyton hangs his head.

Four games left to play
Playoffs? Are you kidding me?
Colts go four and twelve.

Throw, catch, run, tackle.
Ponies fail in every phase.
Trying times for fans.

Monday night smack down.
Gone fishing in Miami,
Sink or swim, Colts sink.

Two picks in first half.
Too much pressure on the D.
No catch-up for Colts

No more of Mora.
He knows his X's and O's,
but leader, he's not.

You know the adage.
Players play and coaches coach.
What if both screw up?

Poor Colts, where's your pride?
The whole country laughs at us.
No silver linings.

Grit your teeth Colt fans
Fair weather fans will jump ship.
This team will bounce back.

Buchanan, Ambrose
Solid Falcon cornerbacks.
Former Colt cast-offs.


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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