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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: Ouch!  Horseshoe 106/176  Jim Conway 105/176    See this week's predictions

This week's game: Colts vs. Texans   Sunday  11/30  4:30pm  RCA Dome

Colts Haiku

Neither wind, nor snow,
Nor driving Denver Broncos
Can keep Colts from win!

Hemmingway kicker:
Snows of Kilamanjaro
Can't ice Vanderjagt.

Slippery pigskin
Never goes where you expect
Foul weather fumbles.

Just who is this PAT?
Pointed out only when missed.
Taken for granted.

Fourth quarter, fourth down
Qadry's catch gives Colts a chance.
Vanderjagt nails it!

Elway had "The Drive"
Manning made his own magic.
Rocky mountain high.

Still room to improve,
but Colts have found balance.
Playoff hopes rising.

Fleet footed Gator,
Mike Peterson picks off pass,
Rumbles toward paydirt.



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