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Jim Irsay’s daughter will run the Colts in his absence


With Colts owner Jim Irsay checked into a facility after his DWI and drug possession arrest, the face of the team may be different.

But the operations will continue as they had.

According to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star, Irsay’s daughter Carlie Irsay-Gordon will run the team in his absence.

Her sisters Casey Foyt and Kalen Irsay also hold the titles of vice-chair/owner, but the business and football operations will proceed as they had.

General Manager Ryan Grigson has cited Irsay’s ability to talk through football matters, and he’s certainly been willing to sign big checks, as the Colts have been active in free agency the last two offseasons.

“He brings so much passion, football acumen, wisdom and knowledge,” Grigson said. “He has helped really guide me from the beginning.”

The big recruiting should be done for this year, and Grigson and his football staff can fine-tune the roster and prepare for the draft.

There won’t be anyone to update the Twitter account, but at this point, the focus should be on Irsay getting himself well.

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30 Responses to “Jim Irsay’s daughter will run the Colts in his absence”
  1. arwiv says: Mar 19, 2014 8:14 AM

    In other words, the owner will tell his daughter(s) what to do while he is “away”. I have no problem with this as this is obviously what will be taking place (its the same thing I would do if I was in that situation)… would be nice if the media just called it like it is though. Owners don’t let their kids run anything until the owners are dead.

  2. redmanalishi says: Mar 19, 2014 8:15 AM

    I hope she’s as entertaining on Twitter! But seriously, glad to Jim getting some help. The league is better with him around.

  3. andygraham says: Mar 19, 2014 8:15 AM

    Does she have a Twitter account?

  4. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Mar 19, 2014 8:21 AM

    Will this also consist of belligerent rants on Twitter while amped up on booze and vicodin?

  5. lgbarn says: Mar 19, 2014 8:22 AM

    Man…that looks like Elway in drag

  6. floratiotime says: Mar 19, 2014 8:25 AM

    Proving once again that it’s great to inherit a lot of money.

  7. clownsfan says: Mar 19, 2014 8:39 AM

    She’s a very handsome woman

  8. wvfinfanatic says: Mar 19, 2014 8:45 AM

    Owner of the team with drugs in the car and drinking while driving. What’s the fine for the owner? suspension? susceptible to random drug screens? doubtful! Why younger men are held to such a high standard, when this is going on at the top of the organization, is absurd.

  9. r8rsfan says: Mar 19, 2014 9:07 AM

    Is that Elway’s daughter too?

  10. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 19, 2014 9:27 AM

    The ladies in MN would really like to know how Jim lost those first 70 lbs.

  11. pacodawg says: Mar 19, 2014 9:36 AM

    I hope he didn’t guide you to trade for Trent Richardson. He’s terrible. The truth is you pick 1st in the draft and have a great qb coming out you’re a genius. If u don’t your proving your true worth as a GM. Grigson is terrible,

  12. abninf says: Mar 19, 2014 9:38 AM

    Pretty sad when a man has to get his daughter to do his job for him because he’s too pumped up on drugs. That’s not a man at all.

  13. pftbro says: Mar 19, 2014 9:38 AM

    This Bites!

  14. ravensdominate says: Mar 19, 2014 9:42 AM


  15. edgarh21 says: Mar 19, 2014 9:54 AM

    She’s a horse.

  16. humpofdc says: Mar 19, 2014 9:58 AM

    I doesn’t matter if you are associated withe the Colts of Broncos, you will eventually look like a horse!

  17. jacobslatter says: Mar 19, 2014 10:00 AM

    Nepotism tends to be a bad, bad thing.

  18. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 19, 2014 10:06 AM

    Welcome to the new job, first order of business is to declare if you would have done the Trent Richardson trade at the time as well as would you take it back now if you could?

  19. craigkintexas says: Mar 19, 2014 10:07 AM

    Pretty pitiful that supposedly grown men would make the comments they are toward a young woman whose father is going through a life changing experience!

  20. puckthefatriots says: Mar 19, 2014 10:29 AM

    To all of the cheeto-fingered losers in your mom’s basement, open up the curtains and join the real world. Carlie wouldn’t give you the time of day.

  21. donjsmith says: Mar 19, 2014 10:39 AM

    she’s smiling like that because the photographer is dangling a carrot on a stick

  22. soundsofsuccess7 says: Mar 19, 2014 10:51 AM

    This should go well lol

  23. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Mar 19, 2014 10:59 AM

    If you think about it, she earned the position the hard way by being Jim Irsay’s daughter.

  24. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Mar 19, 2014 11:28 AM

    Would you?

  25. axespray says: Mar 19, 2014 11:30 AM

    lgbarn says:
    Mar 19, 2014 8:22 AM
    “Man…that looks like Elway in drag”
    Teeth/mouth wise – then yeah.

    But other than that, no.

  26. billiamsofdollars says: Mar 19, 2014 1:27 PM

    Hyphenated names are stupid.

  27. 13x Offseason World Champions says: Mar 19, 2014 2:21 PM

    What’s with all the negativity? I think she’s kind of cute, in a suburban, soccer-mom sort of way.

  28. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 19, 2014 2:39 PM

    Grigson says the new vice chair/owners have given him total control over which players he brings in or drafts.

    “As long as they’re cute.”.

  29. mrfrostyj says: Mar 19, 2014 3:30 PM

    I don’t know what everyones issue is with this. It’s not like Jim Irsay was that great an owner in the first place. I’m pretty sure anyones daughter can do the “Irsay 3 step plan to building a franchise”.

    Step one- make really really poor offseason decisions when it comes to trades and free agency so that you are guaranteed a top 2 pick in the draft that way the players you let go can immediately go to Superbowls with other teams (Marshall Faulk, Edgerin James and Peyton Manning immediately come to mind). Also don’t forget when they do to put out an awkward worded statement saying that was your plan all along.

    Step two-completely muff those picks by taking guys who’s careers will be marred by injury (or in special situations “Call of Duty addiction”) until a gimmie can’t miss shows up. Then depend on him to get your team to the playoffs by himself till he can’t take much more. Also when anyone questions your other picks just point out you got that one can’t miss guy right.

    Step three-repeat steps 1 and 2.

  30. spiderpimp33 says: Mar 19, 2014 4:35 PM

    “Any Given Sunday”

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