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Trial by Fire : Colts vs. Rams

Changing 'shoes: The Horseshoe turns three

Football Haiku

One minute to go.
Fourth and three, Colts pass for two.
When does this make sense?

Defense keeps it close.
Offense gives the game away.
Crunch time? Colts crumble.

Rambling rookie Rhodes
racks up big yardage and scores.
Quit coughing it up!

First quarter field goal.
Wobbling ball meets yellow post.
Doink! Colts lose by one.

Rowdy crowd rocks Dome.
Vinny can't hear himself think,
throws a pick next play.

Go for jugular?
Colts don't know anatomy.
They go for jugglers.

Marshall Faulk, a Ram.
Blue 'shoe looked better on him.
Now he makes us pay.

Twin billing next week:
The greatest shows on turf.
First to sixty wins.

Warner and Manning.
One's a title contender,
other must pretend.

So many weapons.
So little room for error.
Colts must headbutt Rams.


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