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Jim Irsay takes the Rob Lowe story to a new level

Jim Irsay AP

Well, here’s a story we never thought we’d be writing.

It all started with actor Rob Lowe saying on Twitter that he has been told that Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is going to retire. The whole idea of Lowe breaking maybe the biggest piece of NFL news of the year would seem at first to be too ridiculous to take seriously, except that Lowe and Colts owner Jim Irsay have been quoted in the past as saying they’re friendly, and they’ve been photographed together, and, well, who knows? Stranger things have happened than Rob Lowe being the guy who breaks the Peyton Manning retirement news. (Even if I can’t think of anything stranger at the moment.)

Lowe’s report seemed to be dealt a fatal blow when both Manning’s agent and his dad, Archie, said that it simply wasn’t true: Peyton is not retiring.

We probably would be done talking about the Rob Lowe Report now, except that Irsay decided to weigh in on Twitter with what has to be the most bizarre 140-character missive he has ever written (and that’s saying something):

“My sources tell me Rob will star in an epic remake of ‘Deep Throat’ with aging porn stars and 4 finger circus clowns!”

I’m not sure if Irsay is taking a swipe at Lowe’s infamous 1980s sex tape, or if he’s just trying to come up with a Twitter report of his own that’s even weirder than Lowe’s, but this has to be the strangest thing we’ve written about in quite some time.

The only thing that could make it even more bizarre is if it turns out that Lowe’s report was right.

Or if Irsay’s report is right.

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87 Responses to “Jim Irsay takes the Rob Lowe story to a new level”
  1. lemmam says: Jan 18, 2012 7:21 PM

    Peyton has had three neck surgeries, he should retire. I do not want to see him as a paraplegic or quadraplegic

  2. skoobyfl says: Jan 18, 2012 7:22 PM

    Irsay is losing it for sure, Rob only dates middle-schoolers.

  3. earthtopft says: Jan 18, 2012 7:22 PM

    Nope, the only thing that could make it more bizarre would be if Irsay’s report it right.

  4. wethog66 says: Jan 18, 2012 7:22 PM

    He’s not refuting Rob Lowe, he is just proving to the rest of the country what us in Baltimore and the State of Maryland already know. Jim Irsay is a tool.

  5. nepatriots128154 says: Jan 18, 2012 7:22 PM

    I guess the NFL really is a reality show.

  6. worldwidebleater says: Jan 18, 2012 7:24 PM

    Irsay is already four fingers deep in Andrew Luck.

  7. str8cashomie2 says: Jan 18, 2012 7:24 PM

    or even better, if irsay’s is right

  8. brenenostler says: Jan 18, 2012 7:24 PM

    What would this guy do if Twitter crashed?

  9. upperdecker19 says: Jan 18, 2012 7:26 PM

    4 fingered circus clowns? I see nothing out of the ordinary about that.

    Regards,
    Ronnie Lott

  10. vikingdoode says: Jan 18, 2012 7:26 PM

    He wants to be on the roster till April….get 28 million then retire

  11. 69finfan says: Jan 18, 2012 7:26 PM

    Breaking News: Dirk Diggler will be named the new Colts HC tomorrow.

  12. tfbuckfutter says: Jan 18, 2012 7:26 PM

    “The only thing that could make it even more bizarre is if it turns out that Lowe’s report was right.”

    ———————————-

    I think both reports being true would be more bizarre than just one of them.

    Plus, I’d watch that. If for no other reason than to find out what the hell a four finger circus clown is….or what a finger circus clown is and why there are four of them.

  13. jdandcoke says: Jan 18, 2012 7:26 PM

    actually the only thing more bizarre would be if irsay’s report about lowe was right.

  14. egomaniac247 says: Jan 18, 2012 7:27 PM

    This dude has to be the most unprofessional owner in sports…..and I’m not sure if I don’t like it or think “more power to him” for not being a stuffy corporate suit.

  15. derekjetersmansion says: Jan 18, 2012 7:28 PM

    Deep Throat was the main source for Watergate…

  16. waltdawg says: Jan 18, 2012 7:29 PM

    How does Irsay own a football team and I do not?

  17. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Jan 18, 2012 7:30 PM

    It would be even more bizarre if both reported ended up being right.

  18. rr2000k says: Jan 18, 2012 7:30 PM

    And there’s your drunk Tweet!

  19. jaggedmark says: Jan 18, 2012 7:30 PM

    Or Deep Throat is a referring more to Watergate (of which the source was real), and the reference to the porn flick is merely a slight diversion.

  20. bearsstillsuck says: Jan 18, 2012 7:30 PM

    Everyday I curse whoever made twitter.

  21. smokingconch says: Jan 18, 2012 7:30 PM

    I feel like Jim Irsay’s report being right would make this more bizarre than Lowe’s being right.

  22. skepticalcommentreader says: Jan 18, 2012 7:30 PM

    Wow.

    Just…. Wow.

  23. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Jan 18, 2012 7:31 PM

    I’ve posted here again and again that Irsay is going to be pulling the strings from now on behind the curtain. The colts are done. He’s going to “Jerry” or “Danny” them. Toast.

  24. silverhornet says: Jan 18, 2012 7:31 PM

    Irsay’s account must have been hacked. It’s the only plausible explanation.

  25. chefjayson says: Jan 18, 2012 7:31 PM

    ‘Deep Throat’ was not a pornstar, he was the informant that broke Watergate. Perhaps there’s truth to this and this is Irsays crazy way of saying he’s right?

  26. cags777 says: Jan 18, 2012 7:31 PM

    Maybe Irsay put Lowe up to the dirty deed (no pun intended).

  27. bigchoreographer says: Jan 18, 2012 7:31 PM

    It would be more bizarre if it turns out that Irsay’s report was right

  28. stoneydog1000 says: Jan 18, 2012 7:32 PM

    Lil Wayne reports that Dez Bryant is retiring!

  29. backindasaddle says: Jan 18, 2012 7:33 PM

    Sounds like Irsay has been into the medicine cabinet again.

  30. lostsok says: Jan 18, 2012 7:33 PM

    Colt fans: meet your new coach…ROB LOWE!

  31. tarquinfintimlinbin says: Jan 18, 2012 7:33 PM

    “The only thing that could make it even more bizarre is if it turns out that Lowe’s report was right.” More bizarre would be if Irsay turns out to be right.

  32. gavriloprincip33 says: Jan 18, 2012 7:34 PM

    Lay off the kush Jim; your mind’s playing tricks on you….

  33. earthtopft says: Jan 18, 2012 7:35 PM

    Irs takes Twitter to a new level. The level of scraping guano off the floor of the Mariannas Trench. Seriously they should suspend his account before he gets certified by Health and Welfare.

  34. mrbigass says: Jan 18, 2012 7:35 PM

    So, Jennifer Lopez is going to be in the movie?

  35. xliontamer says: Jan 18, 2012 7:36 PM

    As a 4 fingered circus clown, this tweet offends me.

  36. billionsvsmillions says: Jan 18, 2012 7:42 PM

    I like this Irsay guy,… IM starting to become a fan!

  37. nemyx1 says: Jan 18, 2012 7:43 PM

    When did the Colts become more dysfunctional than the Raiders?

  38. alewatcher says: Jan 18, 2012 7:45 PM

    A new Lowe for Irsay…

  39. nineroutsider says: Jan 18, 2012 7:45 PM

    Got to hand it to him for not being a PC tool. He must have debated before sending that bad boy.

    How did this dude make his money?

  40. packfaninchitown says: Jan 18, 2012 7:45 PM

    The Rob Lowe story? You mean the one with the gerbil?

    JIMMAY!!!!!! U GO BOY!

  41. howmanyringsyourteamgot says: Jan 18, 2012 7:48 PM

    Anyone who doesn’t get the “deep throat” reference might wanna google Watergate (since Wikipedia is blacked Jo). Sounds like Irsay might be confirming what Lowe is saying without really confirming it. Easier to throw off idiots with porn and clown references than saying “damnit Rob we’re keeping it under wraps til we March”

  42. nflsucker says: Jan 18, 2012 7:48 PM

    Four fingered circus clown… Somebody count Mark Sanchez’ digits; we might have just figured out why he throws passes to the opponents’ linemen.

  43. eljefe9 says: Jan 18, 2012 7:49 PM

    in all seriousness, could there be anything more unprofessional than this? he has a fan (who happens to be high profile) who speculates on the future of his QB…EXACTLY like PFT and ESPN does on an hourly basis…and this is how he treats him? if he’s the one leading them through this transition period, god help the Colts and their fans…you’re doomed.

  44. jrod691 says: Jan 18, 2012 7:49 PM

  45. wallycox says: Jan 18, 2012 7:50 PM

    She is sliding down the bannister cause he wants hot lunch.

  46. howmanyringsyourteamgot says: Jan 18, 2012 7:51 PM

    *blacked out and disregard the we

  47. NakedCowboy! says: Jan 18, 2012 7:54 PM

    whats wrong with isray’s comments? I think its a funny way to tell a friend to shut up! whats the bug news here…

  48. codysteeler says: Jan 18, 2012 7:59 PM

    Irsay has serious issues to say this! Very disturbing that a so called professional high class owner would stupe down to that level, the league needs to fine him, majorly!

  49. stampnhawk says: Jan 18, 2012 8:00 PM

    As funny, non PC and off the wall as it is, can you imagine if your boss took random “locker room” chat comments to a public form such as Twitter like this?

  50. rogerbrad says: Jan 18, 2012 8:08 PM

    Irsay probably has multiple copies of Deep Throat.

  51. mroklahoma says: Jan 18, 2012 8:09 PM

    Irsay is one ugly dude

  52. jmsincla says: Jan 18, 2012 8:09 PM

    Will that be on VHS soon?

  53. kwoodc says: Jan 18, 2012 8:11 PM

    I wonder if Tebow will direct the movie?

  54. nycoccet says: Jan 18, 2012 8:15 PM

    Irsays comments are ridiculous but in the end basically tell u lowe has no idea what he’s talking about. They may be friendly but doubt irsay would ever let that slip. His comment basically saying he doesn’t know about rob lowes upcoming projects like lowe knows nothing about the Colts or their players plans. U’ll get crazy answers from ppl who don’t really know is.the moral.

  55. frankiefiveangels says: Jan 18, 2012 8:15 PM

    People like Jim Irsay are the reason why NFL owners will NEVER open their accounting books for scrutiny. If the public, not to mention the Players Union, were to find out how much the owners pay their slappy sons, nephews, daughters, sons in law, wives, etc. we would all puke. Jim Irsay should change his name to Spaulding Smails because if daddy didn’t give him an NFL franchise no would would care what he thinks or follow him on Twitter.

  56. broncobillie says: Jan 18, 2012 8:16 PM

    waltdawg says:
    How does Irsay own a football team and I do not?

    —-

    The lottery of the womb, I believe is what Warren Buffett called it…

  57. stevenfbrackett says: Jan 18, 2012 8:26 PM

    You know, if I was looking for coaching job, at any level, I am thinking now would be a good time to slide that interview invitation from the Colts right into the trash?

    Who would want to put up with an owner like that?

  58. nesuperfan says: Jan 18, 2012 8:31 PM

    skoobyfl says:Jan 18, 2012 7:22 PM

    Irsay is losing it for sure, Rob only dates middle-schoolers.
    __________________________________

    While I know the incident (24 years ago) you are referring to, I thought he had been married for a long time, so I looked it up. He has been married to the same woman for 21 years. She is 50, and he is 47.

    Not a big fan of his, but I thought the comment was a bit unfair.

  59. earthtopft says: Jan 18, 2012 8:37 PM

    Hashmark – #DroppingsFromJimsBatCave.

  60. cereal blogger says: Jan 18, 2012 8:40 PM

    Yeah, the Irsays are trash. Jim himself has never done anything remarkable in his life besides being the winning sperm shot into his Mama’s belly…

  61. xtb3 says: Jan 18, 2012 8:42 PM

    Irsay has become his father! And he is not going to pay $29 million of his own money and then hope some team will trade something for Peyton.Peyton Manning will choose his next team for himself. End of story!

  62. cereal blogger says: Jan 18, 2012 8:46 PM

    Its sad, the Colts historically suck until they get lucky enough to get good QB’s. Imagine Peyton with another org,,,3-4 rings ?

    How did Dungy work for this guy ?

  63. fumblenuts says: Jan 18, 2012 8:54 PM

    Wasn’t Rob Lowe in the movie “Tommy Boy” and he played the prick that was trying to destroy Tommy Boy and his business.

  64. doncornelious says: Jan 18, 2012 8:55 PM

    Ryan Grigson, please take control of this situation.

  65. 6ball says: Jan 18, 2012 9:00 PM

    .

    So, it turns out that Caldwell was the sane one No wonder the guy didn’t talk, surrounded by this pack of jackals.

    I think we got it now, Jimmy. Santonio did wake and bake and then you took over the rest of the day. Why isn’t this buffoon drug tested?

    .

  66. sakatak says: Jan 18, 2012 9:10 PM

    Irsay might just be Kim Kardashian’s “Mr.Perfect”.

  67. grogansheroes says: Jan 18, 2012 9:10 PM

    nineroutsider says:
    Jan 18, 2012 7:45 PM
    Got to hand it to him for not being a PC tool. He must have debated before sending that bad boy.

    How did this dude make his money?
    _____________________________
    The old fashioned way, lucky sperm club.

  68. wikidpissah says: Jan 18, 2012 9:44 PM

    chefjayson says: Jan 18, 2012 7:31 PM

    ‘Deep Throat’ was not a pornstar, he was the informant that broke Watergate. Perhaps there’s truth to this and this is Irsays crazy way of saying he’s right?
    =================================
    “Deep Throat” is probably the most famous porn movie in history. The Watergate informant took his name from the name of the movie.

  69. lewjr says: Jan 18, 2012 9:57 PM

    Wow… raise your hand if you saw that coming

  70. jagsfan1 says: Jan 18, 2012 10:06 PM

    And on a Wednesday night no less….can you imagine what kind of tweet we might have gotten if this all happened on a Saturday night?

  71. rollteal says: Jan 18, 2012 10:20 PM

    That’s just classic.

  72. packerstexansfan says: Jan 18, 2012 10:23 PM

    Lol at everyone looking into this more than what it is. Let me try: “aging porn stars and 4 finger circus clowns!” I figured it out! Aging, 4, and circus: It’s obvious he wants to go get Favre!

    How is this news? He’s just mocking Lowe claiming a ridiculous statement from “sources” just like he made about Manning retiring.

  73. bennyd720 says: Jan 18, 2012 10:32 PM

    will it be streamed in high definition?

  74. marshmont says: Jan 18, 2012 10:38 PM

    payton should retire. multiple neck operations. that is serious. he could end up really messed up if he continues. he should retire.

  75. toddselleck says: Jan 18, 2012 10:41 PM

    wow, i just typed out a four paragraph posting and it wasnt posted but yep was…….wow….anyways irsay and his boy lowe were drinking and talking and irsay said some stuff he shouldnt have…….i am a father to a son that has had brainstem surgery and the surgeon all but ruled out contact sports the rest of his life….younger people recover from these kinds of surgerys alot quicker than adults…….adults know when it hurts so they adjust their bodies instead of working their neck……surgeon was from the best clinic in the world….mayo….so i kind of beleave him….feel bad for peyton but he should walk away for himself and family….everyone takes shots at barry sanders and robert smith but they can still get out of bed in the morning…dont know why archie is so supportive of his son getting back out there……he’s like the kardashian mom….spotlights got to be on him…..

  76. atrophiedambitions says: Jan 18, 2012 11:15 PM

    Said it before and I’ll say it again — Irsay talks/tweets way too much. This dude runs his mouth like a 14-year-old girl on facebook. Totally unprofessional. I’d be livid if I were a Colts fan. And this is the guy who fired Polian…wow.

  77. threedeep1998 says: Jan 18, 2012 11:27 PM

    This has to be “LITERALLY” the best thing on PFT a long time!

  78. hdmoyer says: Jan 18, 2012 11:50 PM

    Jim Irsay is the Tommy Boy of NFL owners

  79. xagentofchaosx says: Jan 19, 2012 1:26 AM

    Hello, people! Deep throat was the informant for the watergate scandal. Irsay is being cryptic. Real dissapointing, Gonna miss Manning.

  80. jaymc1988 says: Jan 19, 2012 2:27 AM

    hilarious!

  81. billybone says: Jan 19, 2012 4:02 AM

    Payton gave the Colts so much pride and in my view they were a stand up franchise. That’s why it’s sad to see the Colts turn into such a laughing stock now that he is away rehabbing unable to keep face for the franchise. Things had to change based on their record, but they could have done it with more class and not allowed the world to see how crazy their leadership truly is. If Payton does go back to Indy, i feel bad that he’s gonna have to play QB and their PR guy to clean up this mess of an image the owner created.

  82. rocketcrab says: Jan 19, 2012 7:24 AM

    With Jimmy Boy’s twits, I’ll bet the folks of Indianapolis are just bursting with pride……..

  83. be27151 says: Jan 19, 2012 8:45 AM

    waltdawg says:
    Jan 18, 2012 7:29 PM
    How does Irsay own a football team and I do not?

    ————————————————-
    Because your dad did not hand you a football team.

  84. madrid517 says: Jan 19, 2012 9:05 AM

    Irsay is making a point that anyone can write anything on twitter, it’s up to you to believe it or not.

  85. jgrange says: Jan 19, 2012 9:27 AM

    How are you people appalled by a joke? Seriously? Lighten up. It’s just the internet. The average PFT reader seems older than dirt if this is offensive humor to them.

  86. goddamnthatsfunny says: Jan 19, 2012 10:05 AM

    Wow Irsay’s tweet was pretty funny…wonder if the NFL will fine him.

  87. pistol0928 says: Jan 20, 2012 1:36 AM

    Irsay reminds me of the dude from Storage Wars ha!

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