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Five Step Drop...

Then seven, then five more. 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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Weekly Predictions: Jim Conway


Xbox Preview: Jim Ogden

Each year, Jim Conway (father of the 'Shoe) predicts winners for the full slate of NFL games. He'll put the 'Shoe to the test!


Each week, Jim Ogden will play a preview of the next Colts game against the 'Shoe. Let's hope the real Colts fare better!

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See the predictions


Colts: 7
Browns: 24

Highlights: Manning 4INTs, yikes!

Colts Haiku: Colts vs. Browns, Sept. 7

It starts with a whistle.
Two teams, three hours, and four downs.
It ends with a gun.

Warm up the scoreboard,
Ponies play at the doghouse.
First to fifty wins!

Colts use two tight ends
The more weapons, the better.
Touchdown juggernaut?

Offseason critic.
No more liquor for the kicker.
Peace in the huddle.

Tricksy Colt defense
stops at nothing to get its
hands on the precioussss.

Get ready, Cleveland.
Double team or triple team,
Freeney is coming!

Our Kelley Holcomb?
The one-time bungling back-up?
What the hell happened?

Student and master
Kelley Holcomb unseats Couch
Peyton taught him well.

5 haiku submitted by Rodney Bray 

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Heart of Cleveland, what?
Rabid fans, not many brains.
Smart money on Colts. 

Tim Couch, on the bench
Ross Verba, big man go down
Life can be painful.

Sweet September day
Road game begins the season
Pound browns into ground

Crystal ball is dim.
We strain for insight, who wins?
Methinks one with Edge

Pain, sweat, grass and blood,
(football still something we like)
long as it's not mine.




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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