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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 70/116  Jim Conway 70/116    See this week's predictions

This week's game: Colts vs. Titans   Sunday  11/2  1:00pm  RCA Dome

Special Contribution: "Sunday Came, Sunday Went" by Jim Ogden

Colts Haiku

Manning, Spurrier
Clash of college enemies
Volunteer loses.

Redskins run amok.
D-line blasted off the ball
Gaps? No, gaping holes!

National spotlight
Punch drunk ponies phone it in
Season on the ropes?

Note to Edgerrin:
Fans expect too much too soon
Rest up. We can wait.

Cover-2 converts
Dungy, Deacon of big D
Can new scheme save Colts?

Football 101
Run the ball and stop the run
Colts can do neither.

Slow out of the gate,
Horses dig themselves deep holes
Hard to climb with hooves.

Key game this week.
Division lead on the line
Who plays? Colts or dolts?



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