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Irsay remains quiet, except for a Pearl Jam quote


The man who communicates in either 140-character tweets or five-plus-minute filibusters has been largely quiet since Wednesday.

But when a Thursday night NFL Network halftime report on the controversy Colts owner Jim Irsay sparked this week regarding former Indy quarterback Peyton Manning suggested that Irsay hasn’t said anything of late, I pulled up his Twitter page out of curiosity.

Here’s what Irsay tweeted early Thursday evening: “Nothing’s changed, but the surrounding bullshit…that has grown!”

The line comes from the Pearl Jam song Off He Goes Given the full lyrics, it seems like a fitting reference to the return of Manning to Indianapolis.

Still, the tweet comes off as yet another effort to deflect blame for the mess that was created when Irsay opted to channel Fall Out Boy and say “thanks for the memories . . . even though they weren’t so great.”

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32 Responses to “Irsay remains quiet, except for a Pearl Jam quote”
  1. dallashomer says: Oct 18, 2013 8:59 AM

    What a shame. That’s my favorite Pearl Jam song.

  2. eagleempire says: Oct 18, 2013 9:01 AM

    Irsay is THE BIGGEST douche bag in sports

  3. mvp43 says: Oct 18, 2013 9:14 AM

    I love watching old guys with money.

  4. 4sharita says: Oct 18, 2013 9:15 AM

    Arms raised in a V!

  5. dbones750 says: Oct 18, 2013 9:16 AM

    Pearl Jam, Fall Out Boy, how are you so hip?

  6. tannethrill says: Oct 18, 2013 9:16 AM

    Dude was drunk channeling his father.

    Irsay is shady.

  7. crs334 says: Oct 18, 2013 9:17 AM

    Everyone calling irsay a loudmouth and an idiot, I think he had a hidden agenda with the peyton comments. Notice how nobody is talking about Andrew luck or any of the actual players, just the owner. Kinda takes the pressure off his guys I think.

  8. Patskrieg dot com says: Oct 18, 2013 9:20 AM

    Pearl Jam sucks.

  9. 23rdusernameused says: Oct 18, 2013 9:21 AM

    drunk moron with lots of moola and a NFL team

  10. onlythebest36 says: Oct 18, 2013 9:25 AM

    Someone must have hid the Scotch from him last night.

  11. daviericky says: Oct 18, 2013 9:31 AM

    When I was in high school I used to get get drunk and post pearl jam lyrics as my away message on AIM when I was in fights with my girlfriend too.

  12. 1rockyracoon says: Oct 18, 2013 9:34 AM

    Name another CEO of a major company who tweets like a 12 year old. Grown ups do not quote songs in order to seem insightful. It’s sad when someone tries so hard to be famous. He reminds me of a D-list reality star who wants to be relevant. He needs to remember that owning the team does not mean he is part of the show.

  13. awdlmd says: Oct 18, 2013 9:35 AM

    Worlds richest and dumbest crazy ex gf.

  14. joetoronto says: Oct 18, 2013 9:37 AM

    Fearlessly, the idiot faced the crowd, smiling.

    Pink Floyd.

  15. gf2711 says: Oct 18, 2013 9:37 AM

    Here’s to hoping Peyt drops a 50 burger in the house that Peyt built.

  16. lennylyles says: Oct 18, 2013 9:38 AM

    Jim Irsay’s father purchased the Baltimore Colts when they were in the mist of holding the record for consecutive NFL sellouts. His drunken rants including his taking over calling the offensive plays in the press box in Philadelphia made the Baltimore Colts who with the Packers at the time of his purchasing the team were the NFL’s most popular teams into the laughing stock of the league.. He destroyed the team! Jim is a drunk that is an embarrassment to the city of Indianapolis. Coincidently the Ravens have sold out every home game in their 17 years of existence.

  17. Magnakai Haaskivi says: Oct 18, 2013 9:38 AM

    Isn’t that song about a heroin addict?

  18. truthfactory says: Oct 18, 2013 9:39 AM

    Not defending the guy, but I think he is telling the truth. He has said in past interviews that he wishes they would have given Peyton a more balanced team over the years, and those quotes he said are right in line with that b

    He thinks “lesser” QBs have won more titles because of the better teams (o-line, defense, special teams, run game etc) that were around them. Polian couldnt do any better than to support Manning with 2-14 level talent year after year and basically put it all on his shoulders to make the playoffs and win in the playoffs.

    The only time they actually won a Super bowl was when their run game and defense actually stepped up in the playoffs.

  19. jpb12 says: Oct 18, 2013 9:40 AM

    Hosting a ceremony for Manning before the game? This is mostly about trying to get Manning to lose focus … not at all about celebrating the guy’s achievements in Indy.

    Another Mayflower Moment.

    Jim Irsay – spending his dad’s money.

  20. tommyribs says: Oct 18, 2013 9:46 AM

    This guy is a total clown who has lucked into everything in his life. Good for him, but he is a total clown.

    His daddy left the team to him. He lucked into Peyton Manning, and then he lucked into Andrew Luck.

    He’s not nearly the idiot his father is, but he routinely makes a fool of himself none the less.

  21. sc711 says: Oct 18, 2013 9:50 AM

    He should be quoting “Man in the box” by Alice in Chains.

  22. bennyb82 says: Oct 18, 2013 9:53 AM

    I’m not like them but i can pretend. The sun is gone, but I have a light. The day is done, I’m having fun. I think Irsay is dumb, or maybe just lucky…

    -A Better Band

  23. dfields4 says: Oct 18, 2013 10:07 AM

    I wonder if Irsay is drunk right now at this exact moment.

  24. kate773 says: Oct 18, 2013 10:11 AM

    Pearl Jam is one of my top 2 favorite bands. I’d prefer this man not quote their lyrics for any reason. Thanks in advance.

  25. zoxitic says: Oct 18, 2013 10:12 AM

    C’mon Irsay, I love when you turn up the crazy.

  26. zingo1978 says: Oct 18, 2013 10:22 AM

    He’s just channeling his inner high school year of 1995 self

  27. fryeways says: Oct 18, 2013 10:49 AM

    A more apt Pearl Jame lyric for Irsay would be, “Once upon a time, I could control myself.”

  28. araidersfan says: Oct 18, 2013 11:05 AM

    Irsay is like the single-vehicle wreck that other motorists on the freeway slow down to gawk at.

  29. volperdinger says: Oct 18, 2013 11:57 AM

    The apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

  30. lscratchingthesurface says: Oct 18, 2013 1:34 PM

    I wish Marvin Harrison would weigh in on this idiocy. He was trashed by the team too.

  31. lscratchingthesurface says: Oct 18, 2013 1:37 PM

    Oops, I know he asked for release. He wasn’t trashed. But I would love to have his thoughts for this sitation.

  32. eviltwin007 says: Oct 18, 2013 4:20 PM


    What makes you think he’s an embarrassment to Indy? What’s your source?

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