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Jim Irsay is freaking out Colts fans


Before an Indy radio report about Peyton Manning’s status set off a Sunday night flurry of follow ups, Colts owner Jim Irsay was already sending signs via Twitter things were not well.

Irsay’s tweets are often song lyrics. When they aren’t lyrics, he’s often just messing around. But Nate Dunlevy at the excellent Colts blog compiled some of Irsay’s tweets since Friday and the result is compelling.

Here are a few that stuck out, although you could check the whole list here.

1. “There was the Rams-K Warner Sup year./ There was Patriot 2001-Brady Sup.year.— Every year. is interesting n unpredictable in NFL!!!!” Irsay wrote.

Irsay translator: Both of those years began with quarterback injuries.

2. “Stampedblue and Jon Bauges/random or silly tweets,they r not..ur not hearing what I’m saying..riddle n codes r done4a reason,but it’s there.”

Irsay translator: He’s telling some Colts bloggers that his series of downer tweets aren’t just a goof.  (He’s also saying that mean Mr. Polian doesn’t like too much information out there.)

3. Florio mentioned this one last night but worth repeating: “Excuse me, sir, I think this will be our finest hour.”

Calling upon Apollo 13 motivation about when things look darkest.

4. A new one from after midnight:

“I’m trying2prepare 12th Man as best I can,BUCK UP..if I’ve told u twice- The only thing the pity pot produces is a red ring around ur ass!” Irsay wrote.

That one is self explanatory.  Pity pots now available at all major Indianapolis convenience stores and select locations of Steak ‘n’ Shake.

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52 Responses to “Jim Irsay is freaking out Colts fans”
  1. canetic says: Sep 5, 2011 9:10 AM

    This guy is barely literate. He OWNS a football team?

  2. mrbigass says: Sep 5, 2011 9:10 AM

    What’s wrong with this guy?

  3. vikescry1 says: Sep 5, 2011 9:11 AM

    ummm dumb….

  4. jmclarkent says: Sep 5, 2011 9:13 AM

    It’s good to see that regardless of background, education or income, most tweets are an illegible mess.

  5. CKL says: Sep 5, 2011 9:18 AM

    The best thing about the stuff Irsay tweets is thinking about how angry Polian must get. 😀
    I wouldn’t want my team’s owner tweeting, but it IS the man’s team and he has a right to do whatever he wants. And he is usually entertaining.

  6. The Fantasy Curmudgeon says: Sep 5, 2011 9:18 AM

    Irsay may be crazy, but I love to see an owner interacting with the world!

  7. wewantmoretebowandfavrearticles says: Sep 5, 2011 9:21 AM

    I love this guy and I’m not even a Colts fan. Guy just speaks his mind and screws with the fanbase and media, hilarious.

  8. kellystatas says: Sep 5, 2011 9:22 AM

    WTF is this guy on? What an embarrassment.

  9. corvusrex96 says: Sep 5, 2011 9:23 AM

    Old people shouldn’t tweet.

  10. thegreatwhitemidget says: Sep 5, 2011 9:26 AM

    cant wait to see all the colts fans cry after missing the playoffs this year

  11. wawa33 says: Sep 5, 2011 9:27 AM

    Just another narcissic child of the 60s ruining what daddy built…

  12. kantnockdahustle89 says: Sep 5, 2011 9:27 AM

    This guy sounds like a nut…kind of like his dad.

  13. porpster says: Sep 5, 2011 9:27 AM

    Mr. Irsay, the actual quote is “With all due respect, sir, I believe this is going to be our finest hour.”

    And I believed it more when Ed Harris delivered the line.

  14. skinsdan says: Sep 5, 2011 9:30 AM

    I millionaire NFL owner uses ur in place of you’re. Sigh…

  15. humptyfratz says: Sep 5, 2011 9:32 AM

    mrbigass says:Sep 5, 2011 9:10 AM

    What’s wrong with this guy?

    The biggest thing wrong with him is that he’s the son of Bob Irsay…

  16. popolover says: Sep 5, 2011 9:36 AM

    He inherited. period.

    Maybe this is Jimmy’s only way to tell Polian that he may be the ‘boss’, but I am THE owner?

  17. mrplow3 says: Sep 5, 2011 9:39 AM

    Stupid spoiled moron who did too much drugs in the 60’s. You know this generation and their selfishness is why america is a disaster today right?

    Just goes to show regardless of race, creed, or backround- ghetto trash is ghetto trash.

  18. ravenfan820 says: Sep 5, 2011 9:42 AM

    The rest of the country is finding out what Baltimore knew about the Irsay family…..They are a few bricks short of outhouse to store their pity pot in…..

  19. silverdeer says: Sep 5, 2011 9:43 AM

    Has everyone taken into consideration that he is messing with your heads? Personally, I am not a Colts fan, but I love seeing the owners actually interact with the fans. I.e, Irsay, Cuban. Where does it say that an owner of a professional sports team has to be an old man with a stuffy attitude?

  20. rambo08 says: Sep 5, 2011 9:43 AM

    Another reason why you shouldn’t drink and tweet.

  21. nevermore81 says: Sep 5, 2011 9:46 AM

    The Isray’s are a disgrace to the league.

  22. abninf says: Sep 5, 2011 9:48 AM

    Twitter Strikes Again!!!!

  23. CKL says: Sep 5, 2011 9:48 AM

    Skins, tweeting has a character limit so most people abbreviate. When you listen to Irsay talk he isn’t Chris Johnson or anything. He’s normal sounding.

  24. iminurheadz says: Sep 5, 2011 9:48 AM

    This is the person who kept Rush from buying the Rams?

  25. nevermore81 says: Sep 5, 2011 9:50 AM

    Jim Irsay is freaky!

    I fixed the title for you.

  26. opbilly says: Sep 5, 2011 9:58 AM

    steroid use from the 80’s catching up??? and to the person who said what daddy built… daddy traded for an then tore it down because he was a drunk!

  27. hobbstweedle says: Sep 5, 2011 9:59 AM

    The “finest hour” thing actually originates with Winston Churchhill in World War II regarding the Royal Air Force givin’ their lives to save your people, Rosenthal. Have some respect and some sense of history, huh?

  28. sooogone says: Sep 5, 2011 10:05 AM

    The lesson is: Never drink and tweet. Have a designated tweeter.

  29. bnwillard says: Sep 5, 2011 10:09 AM

    This man is a fool. Any high profile guy like Irsay shouldn’t go anywhere near a twitter account. It’s never been so easy to say stupid thing to the world, and it’s never been harder to take them back. Idiot.

  30. bearsnoah says: Sep 5, 2011 10:12 AM

    Cocaines a hell of a drug

  31. cromags says: Sep 5, 2011 10:21 AM

    He’s comparing Curtis Painter to Warner and Brady’s SB runs?

  32. jpolston90 says: Sep 5, 2011 10:23 AM

    To all of you saying Irsay is a disgrace, a moron, etc., you are all buffoons who just need to shut the hell up. To those of you thinking he is posting cryptic messages, you have to remember that a couple weeks ago he was posting lyrics about being down in Mississippi which started ridiculous Fayre rumors. Most of the lyrics he posts are just random, some are to answer peoples questions(which are blatantly obvious), and some are for his trivia. So many of his posts are just a part of a game in which you can win tickets, hats, jersey, and other memorabilia. I post random lyrics all the time myself, they’re just not from 60 year old songs. Lol.

  33. jw731 says: Sep 5, 2011 10:28 AM

    Hi…My name Jim…..Jim Tangueray……i’m gonna tweet now…….i may seem insane, but i’m just yanno drunk

  34. effjohntaylornorelation says: Sep 5, 2011 10:28 AM

    It’s like he just can’t stop talking. This guys show all the sign of being a lucky sperm kid.

  35. caneintally says: Sep 5, 2011 10:45 AM

    Is he drinking and popping pills again?

  36. dg0122 says: Sep 5, 2011 11:02 AM

    12th man???I smell an aggy boycot

  37. ytsejamer1 says: Sep 5, 2011 11:04 AM

    This is funny…because it’s the Colts owner and the subject is Manning’s health…or lackthereof. I’ve been saying it…let the Painter Era begin!!!

    Polian has done a pretty good job of getting guys around Manning that play well for them…but having to bring in Kerry Collins at the last minute does not speak well for developing a contingency plan…and at the least, trade bait for other teams.

    As far as Irsay goes…well, he’s from that era regarding the song lyrics. I find it kind of funny that he’s embraced twitter and like the fact that he interacts with the schmoes of the world wide interweb.

    Porp’s line about believing the quote more from Ed Harris was great. 🙂

  38. 1historian says: Sep 5, 2011 11:04 AM

    The phrase ‘our finest hour’ goes back 70 years to the British evacuation of Dunkirk in the darkest hours of WWII.

    For Irsay to attempt to appropriate the phrase to describe the plight of his silly football team is beyond pathetic.

    But not really surprising

  39. thetooloftools says: Sep 5, 2011 11:09 AM

    I thought this guy USED to abuse prescription medication.

  40. waxthat says: Sep 5, 2011 11:26 AM

    @corvusrex96, no one should tweet. Twitter: Exposing knuckleheads since 2009

  41. theravenlives2 says: Sep 5, 2011 11:39 AM

    This post really pisses he off! Not because I’m from Baltimore and he’s an Irsay, but because I LOVE Steak n’ Shake!

    Don’t f— with Steak n’ Shake, Rosenthal!

  42. huthuthut says: Sep 5, 2011 11:50 AM

    Where are all the rabidly pro-owner commenters from the lockout days now? You know, the ones who described the owners as heroes of free trade and good business sense, fighting the good fight against the marxist player’s union.

    I’ll answer the question: they’re back at their desks at

  43. justentertainingthestupid says: Sep 5, 2011 12:18 PM

    I have a feeling that Peyton Manning might be out for a while. and by a while I mean at least half the season.

  44. kelvinmchale says: Sep 5, 2011 12:19 PM

    Thanks for the NFL team, Dad.

  45. vincentbojackson says: Sep 5, 2011 12:24 PM

    Even Mike Brown thinks this guy needs a reality check.

  46. jpb12 says: Sep 5, 2011 12:32 PM

    His dad bought him a team.
    C’mon Man!

  47. yahmule says: Sep 5, 2011 12:41 PM

    Leave Daddy’s little man alone. His entitled simpleton schtick is endearing to Colts fans.

  48. bnwpnw says: Sep 5, 2011 12:44 PM


    -1 for inheriting a team

    +1 for communicating directly w/ the fans, and not just hiding behind your wall of money

    Though I’m confused as to why he’s trying to reassure the Seahawks fan base about the Manning situation.

  49. nahcouldntbethat says: Sep 5, 2011 1:08 PM

    This is what happens when your team is built around one player and Father Time comes calling for him.

    Odds are good that Peyton Manning had produced his last sequence of high level play at the NFL level. Colts will be a much different team without him and much worse.

  50. robolundgren says: Sep 5, 2011 1:12 PM

    “It’s good to see that regardless of background, education or income, most tweets are an illegible mess.”

    Either you can’t read or you have a poor comprehension of what illegible means. Maybe the word you were going for is quite applicable to yourself..

  51. depotnator says: Sep 5, 2011 1:15 PM

    Perhaps Irsay uses a scrambler on his tweets…in his case, it’s called Thai Stick.

  52. backindasaddle says: Sep 5, 2011 1:16 PM

    Gink gink gink gink gink gink…..tweat tweat tweat tweat tweat…..gink gink gink gink gink gink……..

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