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Fourth and Short

Very short. Welcome to the Horseshoe, the home for Colts haiku. Football is a game of simple grace and power, grit and glory unleashed in small explosions. It's poetry in motion. Fast forward, that is. The 'Shoe doesn't need pages of stat crunching analysis to find the essence of the game. 

17 weeks. 17 syllables. That's all we need.  Beat that, ESPN.

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Each year the 'Shoe also predicts winners for the full slate of NFL games. Jim Conway put the 'Shoe in its place last season. This year, he returns to defend his title. See our predictions

This week's game: Colts at Jacksonville, Sept. 8, 12:00pm (CBS)

Colts Haiku

Cast off Buccaneer
finds treasure map to Indy.
Cap'n Dungy. Arr!

Rehab for Colt runner:
Edge keeps it real in South Beach.
Flag football champion?

New scheme: Cover 2.
Old scheme: couldn't cover bed.
Tackling 101.

New defense leader
Read, react. Get the damn ball!
Meek in name only.

Title run begins.
Expect success. Execute.
Can Colts deliver?

Hungry young horseshoes
across the line of scrimmage.
Freeney and Triplett.

Colt cap casualties
Dilger and Pathon. Enter
Ismail and Harris.

Short field for offense.
Colts create more turnovers.
See Peyton drool.



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

sconway@subverbis.com   Stephen Conway   1721 Marian Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46240   317-843-9744