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Jim Irsay pokes fun at Rex’s foot fetish


In the wake of his wife’s series of foot videos that made their way to YouTube, Jets coach Rex Ryan probably expected to encounter some good-natured ribbing and/or some mean-spirited remarks from his own players, opposing players, other coaches, and/or fans.

He probably didn’t expect to be the butt of an owner’s jokes.

Colts owner Jim Irsay, who was once involved in a very personal and embarrassing off-field issue in the past, has made reference to Ryan’s, um, “agony of defeat” in a series of Twitter messages posted this evening.

“Feet fetishes started in Ancient Rome,” Irsay said in his first comments on the matter.  “I think the King just got plain bored.”  (Who knew Rome had a king?)

Irsay then said, “I’m gonna develop a fetish, sell Myself out to Deadsp.  Or National Enq./and make’Lots of $$$$ and a G5′!!!!!…”  (Whatever that means.)

“I know it’s a sin but I have a crush on Sara Palins feet….” Irsay said next.

More recently, Irsay said, “I’m being shut down by Commish for my Tweets!  My Punishment:  Solitary Confinement with Mel Kiper, Drew Rosenhaus and a Life insurance agent.”  (OK, that one was pretty good.)

It remains to be seen whether Irsay is indeed shut down by the NFL.  Surely, his Twitter comments are making one or more folks at 280 Park Avenue uncomfortable.

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73 Responses to “Jim Irsay pokes fun at Rex’s foot fetish”
  1. joelvis72 says: Dec 22, 2010 10:54 PM

    What a jerk.

  2. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Dec 22, 2010 10:56 PM

    I think Irsay might be getting into those prescription drugs again. Sure sounds like it.

  3. hobartbaker says: Dec 22, 2010 10:56 PM

    Goodell is reluctant to intervene. He would rather just let the Alzheimers take it’s course.

  4. tiffpats4eva says: Dec 22, 2010 11:02 PM

    Knee slapper

  5. medialovesthecowboys says: Dec 22, 2010 11:04 PM

    Jim Irsay probably should lay off the meds. Or go back on them. Whichever will prevent him from making idiotic decisions like this.

  6. bodybaggame says: Dec 22, 2010 11:05 PM

    This story gets funnier by the second…….What’s next, Rex has a therapy session with Dr. Scholl?

  7. medialovesthecowboys says: Dec 22, 2010 11:06 PM

    Seriously, what kind of Owner has a Twitter account anyways. This is just useless, kind of like the Colts franchise in 5 years. I wonder of my friends who claim to be Colts fans will actually stick with Indy OR jump to the next bandwagon.

  8. blackjack78 says: Dec 22, 2010 11:09 PM

    a G5 would be a jet. A very big expensive shiny nice private jet that only filthy rich people can afford.

  9. Rex Grossman says: Dec 22, 2010 11:15 PM

    Rex Ryan expecting defeat this weekend, very excited about it

    – my dad.

  10. nesuperfan says: Dec 22, 2010 11:16 PM

    I am a Pat’s fan: Wow, something to like about the Colts.

  11. profootballwalk says: Dec 22, 2010 11:16 PM

    “Agony of de feet?”

    I get it – wink wink, nod nod!

  12. doe22us says: Dec 22, 2010 11:20 PM

    Funny but the irony is this dont throw stones at a glass house … he who is without sin cast the first stone… hypocritical if you ask me…

  13. bucks12965 says: Dec 22, 2010 11:20 PM

    Mr. Irsay is far smarter than all of us. It is improper for any of us to criticize him.

  14. notredamegirl says: Dec 22, 2010 11:24 PM

    This guy needs help!

  15. mafiamet13 says: Dec 22, 2010 11:25 PM

    Guarantee we hear that his Twitter account was hacked and that it wasn’t really him who said that stuff…..

  16. coachstram says: Dec 22, 2010 11:28 PM

    Anyone wanna tell Irsay he isnt that funny?

    Isnt he a bit old for this stuff?

    Im anxious to see when a Ryan coached team has the Colts by the balls halway through the 4th qtr……….gonna be ugly throwing deep post patterns up by 20 points with less than 2 minutes left.

  17. themagicisyou says: Dec 22, 2010 11:29 PM

    Rome actually did have kings. Remember the Etruscans? That was done by the 6th-c. B.C., though, because Brutus got tired of them ogling Lucretia’s feet.

  18. jwil444 says: Dec 22, 2010 11:29 PM

    have another one jim!

  19. sdboltaction says: Dec 22, 2010 11:31 PM

    Owners getting into it on twitter now. Gee, I’ve seen it all.

  20. canetic says: Dec 22, 2010 11:33 PM

    G5? No more frequent flyer b**** miles for my boy.

  21. grantar2 says: Dec 22, 2010 11:34 PM

    Clarification G5 would be a Glufstream G5, probably the G550 which is the Rolls Royce of busienss jets. Thus lots of money and a fancy jet.

  22. packers1234 says: Dec 22, 2010 11:36 PM


  23. packers1234 says: Dec 22, 2010 11:36 PM

    oops that should be 753.

  24. bradwins says: Dec 22, 2010 11:37 PM

    As a Pats fan I dislike the Jets and the Colts, and I would say the dislike is about equal. So on this I feel I can speak with some objectivity.

    If I were a Colt fan I would be far more embarrassed by my owner’s idiotic tweeting than I would be if I were a Jet fan of my coach. What a classless jerk.

    Not the way I would want the owner of my team comporting himself.

  25. FinFan68 says: Dec 22, 2010 11:43 PM

    remember, back in the day, when most NFL owners displayed some semblance of class? Why bother getting involved?

  26. botully says: Dec 22, 2010 11:44 PM

    The Roman republic was founded when the last of the Etruscan kings was deposed in the 6th century b.c. Technically the kings weren’t Roman, but Rome did have kings.

    Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

  27. goddamnsnack says: Dec 22, 2010 11:51 PM

    classless unprofessional loser. GET. A. LIFE.

  28. baddegg says: Dec 23, 2010 12:01 AM

    Got himself some bad eggnog.

  29. tiffpats4eva says: Dec 23, 2010 12:05 AM


    I agree. Thank God Mr. Kraft wouldn’t behave in that way.

  30. bspurloc says: Dec 23, 2010 12:15 AM

    he should tweet he sent foot pics to sterger….

    little did she know the eroticism of this! now she will release those then declare she needs to clear her name again.

  31. piratefreedom says: Dec 23, 2010 12:23 AM

    Stay classy Jim.
    I hate the Jets but what consenting adults do together and post on youtube is between them and their masturbating audience.

    An owner shooting his pill dazed, drunken mouth off is a contemptible bully.

  32. fonetiklee says: Dec 23, 2010 12:29 AM

    “Agony of defeat.”

    Oh, it’s a joke! I get jokes!

  33. kraftyone7 says: Dec 23, 2010 12:36 AM

    G5 and lots of money is a quote from “Tropic Thunder”. That, is what that means.

  34. deepbacksidedig says: Dec 23, 2010 12:38 AM

    I think this latest Irsay Tweet is rap?
    He has to be drinkin’ again.
    “I got many contacts,
    among the lumberjacks
    2get me facts
    when people attack my imagination/
    something is happening,
    but Udon’t know what It Is”

    less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

    Friends don’t let friends Tweet Drunk

  35. shakedsaddies says: Dec 23, 2010 12:48 AM

    “lots of $$$$$ and a G5” is a quote by Les Grossman aka Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder…

  36. tiproast says: Dec 23, 2010 12:55 AM

    Apparently Mr. Irsay doesn’t know the meaning of the word solitary.

    And this guy owns an NFL franchise.

  37. descendency says: Dec 23, 2010 1:27 AM

    So now we know why Rex Ryan is sh*t talking the Patriots: he’s a glutton for punishment.

  38. moneymike23 says: Dec 23, 2010 2:37 AM

    Like father, like son.

  39. jaggedmark says: Dec 23, 2010 3:48 AM

    Jim Irsay gets the “Big Balls Award” for tweeting that he has a crush on Sara Palin’s feet.

    I think she’s hot. A lot of us do.

    But should an NFL owner be tweeting like that?

  40. garysson says: Dec 23, 2010 4:11 AM

    I think it is important to note, that Jim Irsay.. IS IN FACT.. not fly like a G6… almost Jim…

  41. bellicheat says: Dec 23, 2010 4:53 AM

    Pats fans crying crocodile tears about class. Really Pats fans? Really?

  42. pondbridge says: Dec 23, 2010 5:07 AM

    I want tp see Belichick’s competing ‘motorboating’ video.

  43. laffers says: Dec 23, 2010 5:22 AM

    It’s obvious Jim is drinking again!

  44. bradyisgod says: Dec 23, 2010 6:21 AM

    I would like to that Mr Irsay for his comments. I had no idea he was an idiot. Now I do. Thanks for the heads up.

  45. stanklepoot says: Dec 23, 2010 6:31 AM

    A lot of these comments are rather ironic. I’ve heard countless people make some negative comments about how old and out of touch a number of the owners are. In the case of Irsay, there’s an owner who is in touch enough to not just embrace new opportunities to communicate with the fans, but to do so personally. Also, while I admit these jokes are rather corny, it’s a little refreshing to see him at least try to be funny. I’ve seen some of his non-foot fetish related comments, and some are fairly amusing. Really not a Colts fan, but it’s nice to see an owner who realizes what century he’s living in.

  46. boblavoie says: Dec 23, 2010 6:42 AM

    If Irsay is making an attempt at starring on Comedy Central, he better keep his old job.

    Although, I was trying to create some one liners about the Rex thing and fell short. You might say I was de-feet-ed!

  47. grogansheroes says: Dec 23, 2010 7:20 AM

    coachstram says:
    Dec 22, 2010 11:28 PM
    Anyone wanna tell Irsay he isnt that funny?

    Isnt he a bit old for this stuff?

    Im anxious to see when a Ryan coached team has the Colts by the balls halway through the 4th qtr……….gonna be ugly throwing deep post patterns up by 20 points with less than 2 minutes left.
    Too funny!! When are the Jets ever up by 20 in the 4th quarter?
    Goodell told him to zip it because he is making fun of the Jests. Any other team is fair game, we all know that.

  48. contract says: Dec 23, 2010 7:36 AM

    “What a jerk.”

    Why? Rex Ryan’s profile says that he enjoys “verbal humiliation”. He’s probably getting off on all the abuse.

  49. 4sacroc says: Dec 23, 2010 7:36 AM

    I believe you are all missing the point …

    And that is …

    Who would conceive of ANY sexual act WITH REX RYAN!


  50. harrisonhits2 says: Dec 23, 2010 7:43 AM

    “Jim Irsay gets the “Big Balls Award” for tweeting that he has a crush on Sara Palin’s feet.

    I think she’s hot. A lot of us do.”


    So you and a “lot of us” are attracted to women with the IQ of a plant and the personality of a piece of cardboard ?

    Not me.

  51. nokoolaidcowboy says: Dec 23, 2010 7:56 AM

    Twitter is for teenage girls.

    Twittering, twattering, tweeting or whatever it’s called is exposing a lot of idiots for what they really are.

  52. jersey73 says: Dec 23, 2010 8:27 AM

    Irsay actually posts on ProFootballTalk too. However, few people actually know his screen name. But his posts are…wait for it, wait for it…legendary!

  53. deeppurple23 says: Dec 23, 2010 8:42 AM

    Guessing he was drunk. An owner on Tweeter, really? is that necessary.

  54. microchipss says: Dec 23, 2010 9:00 AM

    If you read Irsay’s tweets you will see that 90% of them are tongue-in-cheek humorous. I don’t think they are meant to be taken literally!

  55. microchipss says: Dec 23, 2010 9:01 AM

    Irsay also jokes about himself half the time.

  56. nflhof says: Dec 23, 2010 9:09 AM

    George Clinton would say…..”I got to take my shoes off”

  57. sickpuppyz says: Dec 23, 2010 9:22 AM

    “G5 playa” a reference to a line from “Tropic Thunder” most likely. and yes G5 is a private jet.

  58. sickpuppyz says: Dec 23, 2010 9:24 AM

    notice the quote marks on the line ‘make lots $$$ and a G5’?? definitely reference to Tropic Thunder’s Tom Cruise character.

  59. RexCanCoach says: Dec 23, 2010 9:35 AM

    I must say Irsay looks like a complete fool now, much more than Rex does.

    AND at this point I am praying that the Jets get to play the Colts in the playoffs. I think that its a much more evenly matched game this time around (Colts injuries + Jets are a better team), and with Irsay serving as the motivation I think the Jets have a great shot to beat them.

  60. phinfan says: Dec 23, 2010 9:52 AM

    Great now I have images of Sexy Rexy in a roman tolga outfit.

  61. macjacmccoy says: Dec 23, 2010 9:53 AM

    “Feet fetishes started in Ancient Rome,” Irsay said in his first comments on the matter. “I think the King just got plain bored.” (Who knew Rome had a king?)

    Rome did have a King genius. In the beginning of Rome they had a King then it was a senate then it was a Triumvirate then an emperior starting with Julius Ceasar.

  62. adx321 says: Dec 23, 2010 9:54 AM


    Did the Jets all of a sudden get an offense capable of hanging with Peyton Manning?

    Did Namath come out of retirement?

  63. kevinfromphilly says: Dec 23, 2010 10:34 AM

    Did Peyton call him a drunk ass owner yet?

  64. RexCanCoach says: Dec 23, 2010 10:41 AM


    Jets added a decent corner in Cromartie, and he along with Revis, I think they would match up very well with Wayne and Garcon.

    Jets defense is 3rd vs. the rush this year. While the defense is not as stout as last year, I think they can hold the Colts to 17-24 pts.

    Question is can the offense step up? Sanchez is making better decisions, yes he’s had a few bad games but he has won plenty on his arm this year, and he had teriffic game @ Pittsburgh this week.

    Jets are 10-0 this year when they score a TD.

  65. dienavinjohnson says: Dec 23, 2010 10:51 AM

    “Feet fetishes started in Ancient Rome,” Irsay said in his first comments on the matter. “I think the King just got plain bored.” (Who knew Rome had a king?)

    So, Mike, I guess they don’t require lawyers to study Latin even though half of legal terms are in Latin. Well, let me help you out here. The Latin word for king is, wait for it, rex. That might explain why Irsay capitalized “King” in his tweet. He is talking about “Rex”.

    Just to make sure that there is no additional confusion among the brain surgeons that read this site, Latin is the language that was spoken in ancient Rome.

  66. mike32303 says: Dec 23, 2010 10:57 AM

    Thank God im a pats fan because this guy is an embarrassment.. I might hate rex ryan but this guy is a complete idiot who should mind his own damn business.. What kind of owner posts tweets?? Thats beyond unprofessional.. Now i know why my franchise has more rings. Or maybe its just because Brady doesn’t throw pick sixes in the biggest game of his life.

  67. toe4 says: Dec 23, 2010 11:53 AM


    I am a Colts fan. Our feelings on each others teams are mutual.

    In this matter of Jim Irsay, I am indeed embarrassed. Casey cannot take over too quickly.


  68. rcali says: Dec 23, 2010 1:13 PM

    Bro, you are the owner of a NFL football team. Stop acting like a 14 year old girl and put down the Tweet machine.

  69. pkrlvr says: Dec 23, 2010 1:23 PM

    What rich white guy tweets like that? Or tweets at all for that matter?

  70. contract says: Dec 23, 2010 1:50 PM

    Some people just have no sense of humor.

  71. microchipss says: Dec 23, 2010 2:00 PM

    I love it! And I don’t see where Irsay even mentions Rex Ryan or criticizes anyone! Or any thing, including foot fetishes!

  72. xli2006 says: Dec 23, 2010 5:41 PM

    So Rex now has 2 Fetishes:

    1) Foot Fetish

    2) A Ham Sandwich rolled in a Tortilla and Deep-Fried then covered with Gravy and a side of Nacho Cheese for dipping Fetish

  73. bcgreg says: Dec 24, 2010 5:43 PM

    @ harrisonhits2

    Jagged mark just said that Palin was hot. He didn’t say she was smart and had a great personality. My God. I guess we all know you hate Palin, but the question is, is she hot?

    Yes, she is. Here’s how you know? Do they make porn videos with Pelosi or Hilary look alikes? No, they do not.

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