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Six points, six years...

Welcome to year six of 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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Issue # 85: Colts vs. Raiders

This issue is dedicated to the memory of 

Jim Ogden, dear friend of The Horseshoe

Blitzburgh or Pittsburgh,
Jim had passion for the game
He made football fun.

Cosmic waiver wire
has a new franchise player.
Jim tops the draft board.


Special teams let down.
Jags get great field position
Colt D works short field

D means disrespect
Fourth down, Colt foes get greedy
Morris makes them pay.

Weak down and distance
Third and short, not a problem.
Third and long, worry.

Two interceptions
Replay gift helps Jags tie game
Replay goof rips Colts.

They're unflappable.
Any time they have the ball,
Colts offense can score.

Winter spring battle
Oakland gridiron geezers and
Naptown pigskin noobs.

Pigskin pirates in
search of luck get buried by
the big blue horseshoe.

A game of matchups
Receivers and running backs
play without ego.

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Weekly Predictions

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!

The  score so far...

The Horseshoe  36/60
Jim Conway 32/60

See the predictions



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