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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, The Horseshoe came back in week 17 for a miraculous victory by a mere two correct picks! 

The final score:   ***Horseshoe 156/256***  Jim Conway 154/256  See the predictions

This week's game: Colts vs. Jets   Sunday  1/04  4:30pm  The Meadowlands

Colts Haiku: Wild Card Playoff Edition

Those little town Blues,
The ponies play Saturday
New York state of mind

Willie Joe Namath
Won't be prowling the sidelines.
Good omen for Colts.

Jets struggled early,
Gotham's gangbusters came back.
Beware, Colts, beware!

Start slow, finish fast.
Colts need new philosophy:
Start fast, then faster.

Old Eastern rivals.
Familiarity breeds
Nothing but contempt.

Dungy disciple
leads New York to battle Colts.
School's still in session.

Colts are true wild card.
Week to week, which team shows up?
The chumps or the champs?

From whistle to gun,
Colts must be ready to play.
No more excuses.

Written off losers,
Hobbled horses have no chance?
Shades of '95.

Super Bowl rematch.
Underdog Colts storm in and
Bite the Big Apple!



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

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