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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 79/130  Jim Conway 70/130    See this week's predictions

This week's game: Colts vs. Eagles   Sunday  11/9  1:00pm  Veterans Stadium

ISSUE #50! Four years, still going strong.

Colts Haiku

Quick, call the doctor!
Looks like a terminal case
of fumble-itis.

Fifty years of Colt football.
Hail to the Horseshoe!

Error prone ponies
find new ways to lose each week.
Time to right the ship.

See the horsie dig.
Dig, dig, dig. Big first half hole.
Poor horsie. You lose.

A Tale of Two Halves.
First half, Colts are caught napping.
Second, they wake up.

Gimping and limping,
New Colt bolts from the stable.
He'll Mungro on you.

Four wins, four losses.
Team without identity.
Still time to find it.

Loosen up, Peyton.
Now is no time for self-doubt.
You lead, they'll follow.



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