Irsay mentions Colts’ Week One point spread on Twitter

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It’s been two days since Colts owner Jim Irsay reacted negatively to criticism of his Twitter skills.  Within the next two days (if not sooner), the NFL could be reacting negatively to the substance of one of Irsay’s latest tweets.

On Wednesday morning, Irsay made reference to the current point spread for the team’s Week One game at Soldier Field.

Given the NFL’s staunch we-know-it-exists-but-we-won’t-acknowledge-it attitude toward gambling, an owner’s reference to a point spread surely is causing discomfort at 345 Park Avenue.  At a minimum, the powers-that-be quietly will be letting Irsay know that he should refrain from touching on those topics via Twitter or otherwise.

It could even culminate in a 32-team memo, reminding all franchises that it’s not kosher to talk about gambling in any way, including but not limited to mentioning point spreads or Las Vegas or anything else that would be viewed as the NFL recognizing or legitimizing the act of wagering money on the outcome of NFL games.

Either way, I’m willing to bet that Irsay won’t be mentioning point spreads again, on Twitter or elsewhere.

32 responses to “Irsay mentions Colts’ Week One point spread on Twitter

  1. Everytime Irsay moves his thumbs he makes a fool of himself. I can’t wait to see what he says next, no doubt it will be stupid.

  2. If I were a billionaire owner, drunk off my ass, with a 100 IQ, I might do the same thing.

  3. Colts Fans – You know the 12-wins seasons are done for good right? This is the season Irsay goes from genius back to the idiot we all know and love.

  4. How about concentrating on getting that deal done with Luck so the skins can finalize their deal with RG3. It’s funny with all the criticism of Dan Snyder, we have this nutty owner who’s more worried about point spreads instead of getting his #1 QB signed.

  5. Colts fans? Didn’t all 7 of those follow Peyton to Denver? RG3 must be thanking God every night that Irsay isn’t his boss brother.

  6. I should also add, I like his FOOTBALL decision making this offseason too, it’s not that. I just don’t want to worry about what comes out of the owner’s mouth.

  7. HOLY MOLY….the evidence is there, the league must prosecute!!!! And the evidence has been made public! WoW, maybe the NFL can retain the services of Mary Jo White to create a nice presentation for us all to see. I’m sure there is no doubt in the league’s mind that gambling is occurring.

  8. Either way, I’m willing to bet that Irsay won’t be mentioning point spreads again, on Twitter or elsewhere.”

    Oh he will mention it. Just nobody will understand what he’s talking about.

  9. Last time these two teams played in the season opener:

    Bears 29 Colts 13

    That’s with Manning and Dungy and crew and Kyle Orton under center.

    Yea, so that point spread is too low.

  10. I love this guy. He is singlehandedly providing the best silliness available in an otherwise dark and depressing offseason (Child, please. Step up your game). Concussions, bountygate, Seau, lawsuits, etc. the beat just goes on. Irsay simply can’t keep his mouth shut and shows that even too much money can’t buy common sense. I’ll bet he even tweets on the toilet.

  11. Ask matt ryan how the bears defense is on home opener’s. Luck will need a lot of it. Can’t wait for cutler and this new offense to explode!

  12. I’ll bet you 20 bucks I can get you gambling by the end of the day. I’ll give you 3 to 1 odds.

  13. Luck better have luck on his side for the opener cause he will get sack more then a white castle menu lol

  14. peytonsneck18 says: Jun 27, 2012 1:31 PM

    All Hail to the Colts!!!! Greatest team of the century …haterz put a thumbs down
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    Lol you lost your HOF QB and HOF Offensive coordinator in one roster move. No way Luck replaces Manning.

  15. Interesting that Irsay seems to take exception to being a 10 point road dog with an aging defence in a new scheme and a rookie quarterback’s first game in the league. Maybe he really believes Pagano’s schtick about “reloading” as opposed to rebuilding. Maybe it was Irsay’s own schtick all along. Either way, common folks, you lost you qb, te, rb, senior lb and leader on defense, and you have midget personnel trying to run the 3-4. Does 10 points REALLY sound that unreasonable?

  16. blackandbluedivision says:Jun 27, 2012 2:05 PM

    Last time these two teams played in the season opener:

    Bears 29 Colts 13

    That’s with Manning and Dungy and crew and Kyle Orton under center.

    Yea, so that point spread is too low

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    The Cowboys beat the Bills 52-17 in Super Bowl XXVII. Which has just as much relevance to this point spread as the final score the last time the Bears and Colts played in a season opener.

  17. blackandbluedivision says:Jun 27, 2012 2:05 PM

    Last time these two teams played in the season opener:

    Bears 29 Colts 13

    That’s with Manning and Dungy and crew and Kyle Orton under center.

    Yea, so that point spread is too low

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    Last time these two teams played in the SUPER BOWL:

    Bears 17 Colts 29

  18. If the NFL has anything to say about this, they need to crack down on the TV analysts talking about point spreads and whether team A or team B will cover the spread. These pre-game shows reach a broader audience. As for Irsay himself, I find his antics comical. He is the Mark Cuban of the NFL. Full disclosure :Steelers fan.

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