Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 1/23/13

(click to enlarge letter) Hardly anyone predicted that the Baltimore Ravens would hold the New England Patriots to 13 points and defeat them with relative ease in the AFC Championship Game, let alone correctly guess the exact score of the game. One lucky (or brilliant) fan did just that, and he is now $8,500 richer because of it. On Sunday, Indianpolis Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted that he would give away $8,500 cash to any of his followers who predicted the exact score of the Pats-Ravens game before kickoff. Irsay offered a one-point cushion on the score, and a Colts fan named Jason predicted that Baltimore would win 27-13. On Monday, Jason shared his story on a Phish message board and posted the photo that you see above of the package Irsay sent him. “I think (Irsay) is the best owner in the NFL,” Jason wrote on the forum. I bet you do. Say what you will about Irsay and his weird tweets and dressing like a d-bag, but that was one awesome Twitter giveaway. Can he afford it? Of course — he owns an NFL team. That doesn’t mean he has any obligation to going giving his fortune away to complete strangers. He’s probably the only owner that would do something like that. H/T Deadspin The post Jim Irsay gave a Twitter follower $8,500 for guessing Patriots-Ravens score appeared first on Larry Brown Sports. Related posts: Colts owner Jim Irsay: We can make it work if Peyton Manning wants to stay here Jim Irsay looks like a d-bag, but I guess he’s just ready for the playoffs (Picture) Colts Owner Jim Irsay Tries to Call Out Adam Schefter’s Reporting, Mostly Fails

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