For the past week, we've been running a contest here at Colts Authority.
The best Colts themed Haiku will win a football autographed by Andrew Luck courtesy of Quaker Oats.
The Quaker Oats Company is the official hot cereal sponsor of the National Football League, and throughout the relationship, Quaker and the NFL will team up in an effort to help families live healthier lifestyles through nourishing foods and physical activity, complementing the goals of NFL PLAY 60. Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck makes it a priority to eat a hearty breakfast, like Quaker oatmeal, as part of his morning routine to fuel up for the day and recently collaborated with Quaker at the NFL PLAY 60 Youth Football Festival to help motivate young athletes to be active and choose wholesome foods.
We encouraged readers to go to Facebook and give Quaker Oats a 'like', then come back here to enter a haiku in the comments.
We had more than 200 total poems entered, and most of them were outstanding.
Here are my top ten favorites.
The first seven are in no particular order. I judged all poems based on how hard they made me laugh or say, "oooh...awesome". It's obviously a fair system, I know. There were another two dozen that didn't make the top ten that when I read them I thought might be a winner. The overall quality was outstanding.
Luck learns audibles,
Peyton brings Broncos to Luke:
Three hours of silence?
In-and-go! (Almost a pick.)
Corner! (Nicely done.)
Why "Build the Monster,"
When we can "do what we do?"
Dungy reigns supreme.
Manning and winning,
Went hand in hand. Kind of like,
Horseshoes and good Luck
(special recognition for the best use of Luck as a pun!)
Oh Chandler Harnish
Keep in mind the the hallowed goals
(This killed me.)
I want a signed ball
But not a Kerry on shirt
It's first place or bust!
(I'll admit it, the fact that I know Roger probably kept this out of the top three. If you want a program, Roger, fire me an email and I'll send you one. This made me laugh hard.)
In rebuilding year,
Irsay's new goal is simple...
"I'm trending worldwide!"
THIRD PLACE-2006 Super Bowl Program
Tip, turn, snag... drag feet.
Hobbs, Vrabel can only watch:
One lone touchdown spike.
SECOND PLACE-a Keep Calm Kerry On shirt (medium) and a copy of the 2006 Super Bowl program
Not just building the monster
building wardrobe too!
AAAAAAND The Grand Prize Winner:
For each Harrison
An equal and opposite:
So congrats to Ryan, whose overall perfromance was astounding. I also loved this 'Mr. Suggestion' haiku, and that probably would have won if not for the Harrison one. I didn't give him extra credit for all the entires, but I think we can all agree that justice was done here today.
Marvin was always my favorite, and that game (and that catch) will always be close to my heart.
He was always so calm when scoring a touchdown, and I loved him for that... but I think by 2006, all of us would have loved to spike a ball right in the face of the Patriots.
Great competition! Thanks Nate. Don't know why haiku's are so fun, but love writing and reading them.