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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 56/88  Jim Conway 54/88    See this week's predictions

This week's game: Colts vs. Steelers   Monday  10/21  8:00pm  Heinz Field

Colts Haiku

Pass interference.
Yellow flag flies on fourth down.
Qadry saves the game.

Offense on the Edge.
Run to daylight. What daylight?
Less shake, more bake, please.

Five step drop back pass
Tipped, overthrown, out of bounds.
Manning not so sharp.

Field goal fiesta!
Horses coralled in red zone.
Vanderjagt's perfect.

Colts force eight fumbles.
Only one bounces their way.
Fickle oblong ball.

Colt offense sputters
Ray-less Ravens give them fits.
O-line is the key.

Crucial turnover.
Horse hurdles B-more blocker.
New kid on the Brock.

Don't tell anyone.
Quiet Colts amass the wins.
Bring on Monday night!



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