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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 63/102  Jim Conway 62/102    See this week's predictions

This week's game: Colts vs. Washington   Sunday  10/27  8:30pm  FedEx Field

Colts Haiku

Tale of two QBs
Manning has the pedigree
Maddox gets the win.

First quarter blocked punt.
Colts falter out of the gate
and then pull up lame.

Ponies whine to press,
"No one respects us." Press says,
"Play well; you'll get it."

Monday night marquee.
Like the duck billed platypus,
these Colts can lay eggs.

Slow motion train wreck.
True Colt fans can't look away.
Like moths to the flame.

Poor clueless ponies,
Not a bus stop; stop the Bus!
Colts lack horsepower.

Manning, a marked man,
green turf wedged in his helmet.
Three picks, one TD.

Sixteen game season.
This one is best forgotten.
Is it Sunday yet?



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