Colts owner Jim Irsay can be quirky. At times, unpredictable. At other times, a little belligerent. And he’s taken a few shots at yours truly, who has taken a few shots at him.
But when there’s a cause that would benefit from the donation of funds, he’s typically at the front of the line.
Irsay has pledged to donate up to $25,000 to the tornado relief effort in Moore, Oklahoma, matching contributions made by the general public.
Before anyone complains that $25,000 is a drop in the bucket for a billionaire, keep this in mind: It’s still $25,000. How many other billionaires out there aren’t giving 25 cents to the effort?
So we applaud Irsay’s efforts, we encourage other billionaires, millionaires, thousandaires, and hundredaires to do what they can, and we’ll be glad to publicize other efforts by other NFL teams to raise money to help folks whose insurance policies will take them only so far through this time of intense crisis.