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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. 

The score:  All tied! Horseshoe 39/60  Jim Conway 39/60    See this week's predictions

This week's game: Colts vs. Bengals, 10/6 12:00pm RCA Dome

Colts Haiku

Storied tradition:
Colts suck rocks versus bad teams.
Please God, not this week.

Sad little tigers,
The game is played with pigskin,
not a ball of string.

Heads up, Colts defense.
Keep Corey Dillon in check.
Make 'em pass to win.

Bangles played music
Bengals used to play football
These are the Bungles.

Line up and play hard.
On any given Sunday,
even good teams lose.

Kitna, Smith, Frerotte.
Profiles in ineptitude.
QB carousel.

Twelve years ago. Twelve!
Bengals last winning season.
Bakers dozen now?

Peyton's pregame show.
Golden boy, chest-thumping gits.
Fish out of water.



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