Jim Irsay’s goal: Win three Super Bowls in a row

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Colts owner Jim Irsay has lofty goals for his franchise.

Irsay identified winning three Super Bowls in a row as his goal, and he said it’s something he thinks about with the current roster the Colts have assembled.

“I really feel like this is a young team that’s ascending,” he said, via the Indianapolis Star. “You guys know, I will unabashedly say, I’d like to win three in a row. How hard is it? I mean, it’s hard as hell just to win one.”

Irsay has previously said that no team can be considered the greatest of all time until it wins three Super Bowls in a row.

No team has ever won three Super Bowls in a row, and it would be extraordinarily difficult to do in today’s NFL, where the salary cap makes it hard for the best teams in the league to keep all their best players. Irsay can dream, but it’s unlikely to happen.

86 responses to “Jim Irsay’s goal: Win three Super Bowls in a row

  1. And if the Patriots had won three in a row then he would say “you’re not the best until you win four in a row!”

    He needs to put aside his insecurities, consistently make it to the playoffs, win games and put them in position to win ONE super bowl, before he talks about a threepeat that no team has ever done.

  2. The Browns have the talent to win it this year. They are also young enough and have the contracts in place to keep that talent together for 3 years. I say the only team in the NFL with any chance at all to win 3 SB in a row is the Browns. You may laugh scoff and jeer but I’m right. And you know it!

  3. Time to start those random urine test again. You may want to focus on winning more than 1 playoff game.

  4. He can’t really believe that…..he just doesn’t want to hear of the Patriots being referred to as the greatest of all time. The league is more balanced than ever. They may get one or two during the Luck era. It may be possible for someone to put a powerhouse team together and keep it together for two years and with a lot of luck not have any significant injuries, but three – no way, and certainly not the Colts.

  5. The Packers did win three in a row, since they won it all in ’65, the season before Super Bowl I. But, three in a row will never happen again.

  6. The Bills lost four in a row, but you have to get there first. How many teams have ever even made it to four consecutive Super Bowls?

  7. This is almost as funny as Cleveland fans thinking they are going to win a Superbowl this year. Optimism is high for everyone but temper expectations. Injuries will happen and for teams that haven’t been in the playoffs have no idea what playoff level football is like. You can’t win on paper talent alone.

  8. This guy will say anything to keep people from talking about how he moved on from Peyton Manning too early.

  9. The only teams in the AFC that have a chance to win 3 in a row are NE and KC. Never underestimate the PATS despite their current lack of receiving threats as much can happen between now and the start of the season. Brady also does more with less, better than anyone else. And lets not forget Mahomes is already the best QB in football. He doesn’t wilt on the big stage, unlike Luck. KC’s future is very bright.

  10. This guy had Peyton Manning for 12 years and barely won one Super Bowl.

    The hardest thing for teams that win one to do is to realize you don’t get anything for what you did last year. In fact, you are disadvantaged. Other teams have had longer to rest, you now play a 1st place schedule, and you have a target on your back. You’re not sneaking up on anyone.

    You have to treat every year like you’ve done nothing, or you won’t accomplish anything. The climb from the bottom starts again each year. Three Super Bowls in a row? Try making it to the playoffs three times in a row. You have to earn it every year and that starts by taking things one practice, one game at a time. Irsay is a liability. I feel bad for Luck and the coaching staff.

  11. Seems way too far fetched.

    But, but, but, they really improved last year and have HUGE salary cap money left.

    So they have a lot of flexibility.

    I don’t see them going backwards at all.

  12. This guy had Peyton Manning for 12 years and barely won one Super Bowl.

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    Actually, it was 13 years. Not to mention they hit the Rex Grossman lottery the year they won it.

  13. aussiedawg says:
    April 3, 2019 at 5:39 am
    The Browns have the talent to win it this year. They are also young enough and have the contracts in place to keep that talent together for 3 years. I say the only team in the NFL with any chance at all to win 3 SB in a row is the Browns. You may laugh scoff and jeer but I’m right. And you know it!

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    based on what? what exactly makes you say that? not one player on the browns has won anything significant ever. obj hasnt stayed healthy for an entire season one time, and hes been in the league 5 seasons. optimism is great, but reality can be harsh.

  14. sry i was wrong obj did play every game in 2016, but what did he do for the giants as far as winning games in any season he has played?

  15. carloswlassiter says:
    April 3, 2019 at 7:33 am
    Meanwhile, in New England, they are focused on having a good Wednesday.

    – Funniest comment of the day, and so true.

  16. Some organizations will never get it.

    Irsay needs to stay away from attempting to define things the Colts will never be involved in. It sounds silly, but it’s par for the course over there. It couldn’t be more obvious how hard they look up to the Patriots success.

    Notice that the only team who could actually achieve such a thing just worries about the process every day and executing the little things. Oh, and keeps their yap shut about it.

    Take notes, Irsay.

  17. It’s not just disrespecting the Patriots. The Steelers won 4 in 6 years. Isn’t that better than 3? The Packers won the NFL championship followed by the first two Super Bowls. Isn’t that 3 in a row?

  18. Too bad Irsay has nobody in his life to tell him to stop making a fool of himself AND disadvantaging his team. Your mentality has to be on right now, not what might be coming down the road in one, two, three or more seasons.

    With stupid statements like that, what happens if the Colts actually win a Super Bowl? Their halfwit owner has devalued that accomplishment in advance by proclaiming that their actual goal to win three in a row. He’s probably already lost too many brain cells to understand it, but somebody ought to try to teach him about how motivation, preparation, sustained effort and mental toughness actually work.

  19. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    April 3, 2019 at 7:28 am
    Btw Jim, the greatest team of all time went undefeated in 1972, no one has done it since and no one ever will again.
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    That Dolphins team was far from the greatest team ever, to me. I’ll give you an analogy to tell you how I feel about them. Rocky Marciano was the Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the world from 1952 to 1956. He was a small heavyweight even by the standards of those days at 5’10” tall and 185 lbs. He packed a big punch and took lots of punishment in all his fights against good fighters. Rocky was fortunate that he got in and out of boxing at the right time. The best fighters he fought were well past their primes when Rocky fought them. Jersey Joe Walcott was 38, Joe Louis was 37, Ezzard Charles was 33, and light heavy weight champ Archie Moore was 38 when they fought Rocky. In those days, because fighters fought way more often than they do today, fighters were usually spent once they reached 30 years old.
    Rocky retired undefeated in 1956 at 49 and 0 because of a bad back. But he also know that there were much better fighters on the horizon. Two big punchers who were very tough fighters, Ingemar Johansson and Sonny Liston, were two of the guys Rocky would have had to face, and I think he knew he couldn’t beat either one of them. He was simply not big enough and it would have been like Joe Frazier when he faced George Foreman. Rocky would have probably gotten knocked out.
    It’s not a knock on Marciano to say he got in and out at the right time, it’s the truth. And I believe the same an be said for that Dolphins team. They were a very good team and they did go undefeated in 1972, but I think they were fortunate that Lombardi’s Packers were gone and the Chuck Noll Steelers were not quite there yet as one of the best teams in NFL history. I think the 60’s Packers would have beaten them and I think the mid-70’s Steelers would have beaten them, too. And so would the Joe Montana/Bill Walsh Niners, the Jimmy Johnson Cowboys, and the Bill Belichick Patriots.
    I don’t even rate that 1972 Dolphins team in the top 10 of all time.
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  20. The Colts aren’t winning any Super Bowl this year, or any other year. And they certainly won’t achieve what New England has as long as any Irsay owns that team. They managed one title with Peyton Manning. Only one! The Browns will be markedly better and in the playoffs. The Jets will surprise, fight for the East and potentially reach the postseason. As for our Patriots, the coaching defections, retirements and personnel loss will take their toll and they will struggle at times, but it has always been the sum of the parts jelling late that has allowed them to continually contend and remain in the discussion. Go Patriots!

  21. Let’s just say for a minute that Irsay could win 3 Super Bowls in a row. Would be have to build a new stadium for all the banners he would hang?
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    For the record, this is how greatness is defined:

    6 Super Bowl Championships
    9 AFC Championships
    16 Division Championships
    18 Years

    Think about what would happen if NE hung banners like Irsay does.

    Good luck with that Jim.

  22. bullcharger says:
    April 3, 2019 at 8:25 am

    It’s not just disrespecting the Patriots. The Steelers won 4 in 6 years. Isn’t that better than 3? The Packers won the NFL championship followed by the first two Super Bowls. Isn’t that 3 in a row?
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    also the 49er and Cowboys … to me what the Steelers did in that 6 year period was most impressive, also considering the’76 that didn’t win the SB might have been he best of the group.

  23. Colts are going to be “dominating “ this year?? Yeah, cause they looked so dominating losing to KC in KC! LOL! That same KC team ,the Current World Champion Pats beat the next week in KC!

  24. bullcharger says:
    April 3, 2019 at 8:25 am

    The Packers won the NFL championship followed by the first two Super Bowls. Isn’t that 3 in a row?

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    Pre-SB Championships are equivalent to pre-season wins today

  25. Well if you consider probability and use the current Super Bowl odds, The Patriots have won a Super Bowl already and have a 6/1 chance to win the next one. If you carry that to the third year that’s converts to a 14.3 percent chance in 2019 and again in 2020. That would mean a 2% chance to win the next two, so a 2% chance to win 3 in a row (1 in 50).

    The colts have 16/1 odds to win the Super Bowl which equates to a 5.9% chance to with the Super Bowl. If you carry that over for 3 years that’s a 0.02% chance to win the 3 in a row (1 in 5000).

    So the Patriots have a 100 X better chance to win 3 in a row than the Colts.

    1 in 5000 for the Colts. Let that sink in Irsay.

  26. SWFLPC.INC says:
    April 3, 2019 at 10:17 am
    bullcharger says:
    April 3, 2019 at 8:25 am

    The Packers won the NFL championship followed by the first two Super Bowls. Isn’t that 3 in a row?

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    Pre-SB Championships are equivalent to pre-season wins today

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    Nonsense. That was the NFL… they were the better league. There was nothing different between 1966 and 1967 except the Packers had to win one more game against a lesser team.

    Of course the players are much bigger, faster stronger now and the game strategy is much more complex etc, but that has changed equally in the Super Bowl era. This is one year prior to the Super Bowl.

  27. aussiedawg says:
    April 3, 2019 at 5:39 am
    The Browns have the talent to win it this year. They are also young enough and have the contracts in place to keep that talent together for 3 years. I say the only team in the NFL with any chance at all to win 3 SB in a row is the Browns. You may laugh scoff and jeer but I’m right. And you know it!

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    The Brows have about a 1 in 4000 chance to win 3 in a row. Nobody can have a better chance to win 3 in a row than the Patriots because they only need to win 2.

  28. Fortunately for the Colts fans, their coaches and players are probably smart enough to ignore Irsay and go about their business. Yes, they’re putting together a pretty good team right now. They finally fielded a defense that wasn’t a laughingstock last season to go along with a pretty good offense. They’re on the rise. But that’s IT. And I think the team knows that even if Irsay does not.

  29. you now play a 1st place schedule
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    Fun fact: every team plays exactly 4 games against last year’s 1st place teams; 4 games against 2nd place teams; 4 games against 3rd place teams, and 4 games against 4th place teams. Every team.

  30. Crazy how the Pats almost did it, 3 peat if they could have beaten the Eagles. And crazy how it may have even been 5 appearances in a row if not for that bad AFCC at Denver game.

    Irsay just doesn’t want to admit anything that would show the Pats are the greatest team.

  31. Fun fact #2: the Jets, Bills, and Phins typically accumulate more W’s collectively than the #2-#4 teams in most other divisions.

  32. TO MATCH the fact he was born on 3RD BASE and thinks he hit a triple. A theme here I see!!!

  33. 8oneanddones says:
    April 3, 2019 at 7:55 am
    This guy had Peyton Manning for 12 years and barely won one Super Bowl.

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    Actually, it was 13 years. Not to mention they hit the Rex Grossman lottery the year they won it.

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    Just stop it hater. They beat New England in the AFC title game and the Bears who had the #1 NFL Defense that year – IN THE RAIN!

  34. “Just stop it hater. They beat New England in the AFC title game and the Bears who had the #1 NFL Defense that year – IN THE RAIN!”

    The only beat New England because of a “face guarding” penalty called on Ellis Hobbs when replays showed no contact / PI on the play. Only problem with that? Face guarding had been eliminated as a penalty in the NFL 2 years prior. Be happy with the gift you got. The Pats never complained or made an issue of that, unlike the Saints crying this off season and KC whining about overtime rules they wouldn’t have said anything about if they had won the game.

  35. And this is exactly why the Colts NEED to hire Peyton Manning as Team President. He can be the voice of the organation, not a boob like Irsay.

  36. Let’s be honest, the only team that would be in position to win three consecutive super bowls is the Patriots. You can’t think about winning two or three when you haven’t won one in a long time. It’s improbable enough to even play in three super bowls in a row. Irsay needs to be cool. The Colts play the Broncos in Denver, Chiefs in KC, the Chargers in LA, the Saints in New Orleans, and the Bucs in Tampa Bay in this upcoming 2019 season. Then, when their AFC South divisional games are factored in, they have quite a difficult schedule.

  37. “We’ve dedicated ourselves to winning the next 50 Super Bowls straight. By double digits every time. Never punting. With our starters never playing in the second half and using only 8 guys on defense in the fourth quarter. Now, some may call that ambitious but that’s the Irsay way.”

  38. Hey Jimmy….maybe you should start by making the playoffs 3 years in a row first…or even better have 3 winning seasons in a row

  39. The other owners should really consider forcing this guy to sell the team. If he has even watched his own team’s performance since Manning left then he is obviously delusional. Especially after seeing the Colts embarrassing performance against KC in the postseason

  40. It’s ok…
    Dreams are GOOD!
    Dreams are HEALTHY!
    when a person is clearly having mental health issues, having dreams is helpful

  41. When the Pats took their first and only lead mid 4th on the Eagles, 33-32, had they been able to hold on, that would have been three in a row and 4 in 5. Oh so close. Now they’ll never shut Irsay up.

  42. bullcharger says:
    April 3, 2019 at 8:25 am

    It’s not just disrespecting the Patriots. The Steelers won 4 in 6 years. Isn’t that better than 3? The Packers won the NFL championship followed by the first two Super Bowls. Isn’t that 3 in a row?

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    Not in the modern era, with salary cap/free agency. That makes it hard to keep talent and afford it. Different animal altogether. Also fewer teams and fewer scouting tools. Not the same at all.

  43. If Jerry Jones doesn’t run Jimmy Johnson out of town, winning 3-5 in a row could’ve happened. If you’re the least bit objective, you know it’s true.

  44. He’s getting as irrational as his old man. As a former Baltimore Colts season ticket owner, I know what I’m talking about.

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