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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:  Up by one! Horseshoe 48/74  Jim Conway 47/74    See this week's predictions

This week's game: Colts vs. Ravens, 10/13 12:00pm RCA Dome

Colts Haiku

First half, Colts get up
Second half, typical let down.
Halftime, not nap time!

D-line injuries
Line of scrimmage battle lost.
Dillon runs for days.

O-line injury
Line of scrimmage battle lost.
Edge is held in check.

Red zone, third and goal.
Running lane up the middle.
Quarterback keeper!

Almost a touchdown,
Almost an interception.
Replay says neither.

Harris tips the pass
Then dives forward for the pick.
How did he do that!

They know it's coming.
Manning pass to Harrison.
They still can't stop it.

Pipe down, Baltimore.
You "stole" your team, just like us.
Let's call it a draw.



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