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Indy's Drive to .500 : Colts vs. Jets

Changing 'shoes: The Horseshoe turns three

Football Haiku

Reader Submission: Carl Childers

Edge in Miami
Rapping and dancing with friends
Mayflower trucks flee.

Submit your haiku here.

Colts get off the schneid.
Not perfect, but good enough.
Huge sigh of relief.

Rookie Colt runner
flirts with two hundred yard game.
All Rhodes lead to Dome.

Rookie receiver
comes of age in first quarter.
Indy loves Reggies.

Three TDs, one pick.
Pocket patience for Peyton
produces prime plays.

With pride on the line,
Colts refuse to pack it in.
Three more tests to pass.

Every coach tells us,
"It's about field position!"
Each week, Colts give ground.

Woeful kick returns.
Vanderjagt and Smith save scores.
Why not onside kick?

Chaos in Colt-town.
GM rants on radio.
No Mohr, please, no Mohr!

Santa's playoff list:
Colts have been naughty, Jets nice.
Lump of coal season.

Proud endzone pylon,
rectangular and orange,
You stand on paydirt.


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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