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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 # 99: Colts vs. Patriots PLAYOFF EDITION

Six times in the past,
Peyton led ponies return
from Boston losers.

Bubble screen to Wayne,
Harrison de-cleats Bailey.
"Soft" tag put to rest.

Like the ancient Greeks,
Peyton must face nemesis.
His name: Belichick.

Why does Peyton drool?
Injured Pats secondary,
Many open men.

This year is the year.
Finally over the hump.
Colts send Pats packing.

Mouthy Vanderjagt
Gives Pats bulletin board quote.
Kicker's words. Who cares?

It can't be measured
Will to win is palpable.
It gives Colts the edge.

Move and counter-move
Genius on field must outwit
Genius on sideline.


 Submit your haiku here

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  162/256 Playoffs: 1/4
Jim Conway 145/256

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