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Irsay pretty much confirms that Luck is the pick

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When Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Thursday that the Colts have informed quarterback Andrew Luck that he’ll be the first pick in the draft, I immediately checked (and re-checked) the Twitter page of Colts owner Jim Irsay for anything that would suggest otherwise, including but not limited to an allegation that Schefter is a “false rumor monger.”

Irsay didn’t dispute it, and now he has essentially confirmed it.

In his latest Twitter contest, Irsay offers $200 and a football signed by Andrew Luck.

For inclusion in the “Abby’s hatpick!” drawing, the Twitter user must name by 5:00 p.m. ET the college that had the most players drafted in the first two rounds in 2011.

The correct answer is North Carolina and Alabama, with four each.

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29 Responses to “Irsay pretty much confirms that Luck is the pick”
  1. txxxchief says: Apr 20, 2012 1:10 PM

    There’s nothing I’d like to see more than Andrew Luck pulling an Elway on the Colts.

  2. thespeaker08 says: Apr 20, 2012 1:11 PM

    I wonder how Irsay feels about the War on Women.

  3. joetoronto says: Apr 20, 2012 1:11 PM

    Schefter IS a “false rumor monger.”

    Anything to be first with a story, even lies.

  4. u4iadman says: Apr 20, 2012 1:14 PM

    Bring it on!

  5. kjcmeb says: Apr 20, 2012 1:18 PM

    um….both alabama and UNC had 4 players drafted in the first 2 round last year…..ut oh.

  6. steelersaresuperiorineveryway6welookdownandlaugh says: Apr 20, 2012 1:19 PM

    The Steeler Nation is superior to every team in many ways. You fumble in the dark for meaning to our success. We laugh at you and your attempts to match us.

  7. stevesabato says: Apr 20, 2012 1:19 PM

    Alabama also had 4…

  8. gordyb7 says: Apr 20, 2012 1:19 PM

    Another day.
    Another “story” confirming what we’ve known for five months.

    Tomorrow:
    “Irsay again further refuses to dispute report that the Colts have already decided to draft Andrew Luck # 1 overall.”

    Sunday:
    “Luck to Colts a ‘sure thing': Colts office give further indication the Luck is ‘definitely’ a Colt”

    Monday:
    “Multiple reports that Luck has confirmed that the Colts have told him he’s the pick.”

    Tuesday:
    “Luck a ‘done deal': Colts refuse to dispute multiple reports that Luck has confirmed that he is ‘absolutely definitely’ the pick.

    Wednesday:
    “Reports all across the nation confirm that everyone in the Colts office has contacted Luck to tell him that he is ‘absolutely positively definitely no doubt for sure’ the # 1 pick”

    Thursday:
    “In a stunning act of pointless redundancy Commissioner Goodell announces at podium that Luck is the #1 pick”.

  9. reppster says: Apr 20, 2012 1:21 PM

    It’s going to be interesting how his career unfolds, you just never know with rookies.

  10. muckfodell says: Apr 20, 2012 1:25 PM

    Is it Thursday yet?

    Talk about draft overkill…

  11. indywilson40 says: Apr 20, 2012 1:25 PM

    Hey Steelerdork, the Steelers are good but your life is still sad.

  12. tfbuckfutter says: Apr 20, 2012 2:00 PM

    Remember when Kyle Orton used to be called Neckbeard?

    What the hell are we going to call Luck? “Facebeard”? Seems kinda dumb, but also kinda appropriate.

  13. gacoltfan says: Apr 20, 2012 2:00 PM

    Schefter is a “false rumor monger.”

    Did any click on that false rumor monger link. It’s a story on Al Davis’ opinion about Schefter from 2006. Why is that even in this post?

  14. fullbagg says: Apr 20, 2012 2:00 PM

    Can there be a bigger douche than Irsay?

    Oh yeah! His useless dead father!!!

    I once was a colt fan. Now a Redskin fan. I love you Bert Jones and Joe Washington!!!

  15. raiderlyfe510 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:03 PM

    C’mon he pretty much confirmed it by the Colts tanking all year. I have not witnessed a team outright tank a season for the #1 overall pick like the Colts did, besides the 2005 Texans.

    If the Denver Donkies were on the Colts schedule last year, I would be one upset Raider fan.

  16. slashrancid says: Apr 20, 2012 2:08 PM

    Of course Luck is the pick. Irsay fired everyone who expressed an interest in RGIII, thus, disagreeing with him.

    Even the great Polians got canned because of their belief in RGIII.

    Enough already.

  17. billhicks666 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:09 PM

    Who didn’t know this already? Thanks a million, Rob.

  18. jimthebuilder27 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:09 PM

    Can’t wait to watch Andrew Luck! Hope to get his jersey soon :D

  19. effosugoblue says: Apr 20, 2012 2:13 PM

    Steelers are old.

  20. pkrjones says: Apr 20, 2012 2:18 PM

    I’ll be 100% certain when they ink him to a contract… what are they waiting for? The Colts are the only team that can sign their pick before the draft, so stop tweeting and get to work.

  21. bigbalz says: Apr 20, 2012 2:20 PM

    txxxchief says:Apr 20, 2012 1:10 PM

    “There’s nothing I’d like to see more than Andrew Luck pulling an Elway on the Colts.”

    And why is that? Is it just because you’re a petty little retard with nothing better to do than act like a d-bag?

  22. fumblenuts says: Apr 20, 2012 2:31 PM

    I can see the Geico commercials already….

  23. wetpaperbag3 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:43 PM

    gacoltfan says: Apr 20, 2012 2:00 PM

    Schefter is a “false rumor monger.”

    Did any click on that false rumor monger link. It’s a story on Al Davis’ opinion about Schefter from 2006. Why is that even in this post?
    ==================================

    It’s there because the issue of Adam Schefter being called a false rumor monger stems from an impromtu interview he tried to run on Al Davis at John Madden’s Hall of Fame induction where Davis accused Schefter of rummaging through innuendos and “whispers” to make a story out of. The funny thing is that Al Davis pretty much clowned him HELLA hard and dissed him on national TV.

  24. jagsfanugh says: Apr 20, 2012 3:27 PM

    This is huge news. I had no idea. Thank you PFT for breaking this as now i can sleep better.

  25. gacoltfan says: Apr 20, 2012 3:53 PM

    It’s there because the issue of Adam Schefter being called a false rumor monger stems from an impromtu interview he tried to run on Al Davis at John Madden’s Hall of Fame induction where Davis accused Schefter of rummaging through innuendos and “whispers” to make a story out of. The funny thing is that Al Davis pretty much clowned him HELLA hard and dissed him on national TV.

    Still, it was 6 yrs ago. Furthermore, Florio calling anyone a “false rumor monger” is the ultimate in irony.

  26. ponder7vikings says: Apr 20, 2012 3:58 PM

    Breaking News Vikings colts have a trade

    Vikings get:
    1st pick luck
    New stadium

    Colts get:
    A bucket of fried chicken
    Ziggys real estate in LA

  27. gacoltfan says: Apr 20, 2012 3:59 PM

    raiderlyfe510 says:
    Apr 20, 2012 2:03 PM
    C’mon he pretty much confirmed it by the Colts tanking all year. I have not witnessed a team outright tank a season for the #1 overall pick like the Colts did, besides the 2005 Texans.

    If the Denver Donkies were on the Colts schedule last year, I would be one upset Raider fan.

    Or maybe they just had an awful QB. If they were tanking, why did they finally bench Painter and put in Orvloski (sp?) for the last 6 games, in which they won 2 of those? If your tanking don’t you keep playing Painter?

  28. rams1999 says: Apr 20, 2012 4:12 PM

    God this Isray fellow is such a little kid. He uses twitter the way my 12 year old sister does. Only semi-idiots post on twitter.

  29. raiderlyfe510 says: Apr 20, 2012 5:23 PM

    @gaco

    If the Colts were trying to win how come they didn’t go into the season with a viable QB knowing they wouldn’t have Peyton.? They went into the year with Kerry Collins who had a record of 2-11 the past two seasons. They’ve been following Luck for 3 years, as a Polian is on Stanford’s staff and telling them that he’s the real deal.

    This was the ultimate Front Office tank job.They went into the year with the worst QBs they could find. Kerry Collins couldn’t win a game to save his life his last 2 years at Tennessee. The Colts front office knew that he would carry that magic with him to the Colts. Backed by Painter who is the mother of all scrub QBs…..#TankJob

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