Found January 23, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
PLAYERS: Jim Irsay
TEAMS: Indianapolis Colts

There is no reason to not like Jim Irsay. Even if he has his moments of creepiness. The Indianapolis Colts owner made good on his promise to award someone $8500 if they predicted the correct score for the AFC Title game. Here is the original tweet he sent out prior to the game Again,$8500 for winner of Pats/Rave,exact score with 1 point cushion for both teams for final score/1 guess only by 630pm EST/Abby’s hatpick — Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) January 20, 2013 The winner of the contest received a FedEx package with a letter enclosed from Irsay: Dear Jason, Congratulations again on winning a Twitter Contest! Enclosed you will find your prize which consists of $8,500.00. Please continue to follow me on Twitter and thank you for your continued support. Go Colts! Sincerely, Jim Irsay Owner/CEO The winner, Jason, also included a photo of the letter along with his straight cash, homey. H/T Deadspin

4 Comments:
  • Thanks, Jim. First you beat the system on the drug charges...then WE buy you a stadium for YOUR team...really called "the House that Peyton built"...and you won't put a dime toward paying back the people of Indianapolis. I'm glad this guy won, don't get me wrong...but you OWE more to us. Pay for your own damned stadium or take the Colts to another town like you threatened. I'd prefer to have my tax money back since I can't even afford a seat to a game!
  • Its not Irsay's fault that you cant afford a ticket! How much money did that Super bowl bring into the city of indianapolis??? If you dont like it move to mexico and let the cartel dictate your life buddy! I BLEED BLUE!!!
  • Just the type of reply I'd expect. I talk taxes and supporting a drug addict and you tell ME to move to MX? Great leap of logic there. I stand by my complaint without blindly following like a sheep. I'm thrilled the Super Bowl brought $$ to our city...but still don't support you and I paying for it while Jimbo bathes in his riches.
    Try to stay focused on my original complaint instead of just foaming at the mouth. I'm not trashing the Colts...just their owner and his holding our city hostage until WE paid for HIS stadium. Irsay is not alone...the Viking owners are playing this same "rob the taxpayer" game.
    Get over yourself.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Jim Irsay mails fan $8,500 for winning Twitter contest

Say what you must about Jim Irsay, but he's by far among the most social media responsive executives in the NFL. Although his Twitter timeline mostly consists of (sometimes incoherent) ramblings, the Colts owner is known to hold contests every now and again. Take, for example, last Sunday, when the AFC Championship game between the Ravens and Patriots. Irsay tweeted that...

Colts owner Jim Irsay gave a Twitter follower $8,500 for guessing Patriots-Ravens score

(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...

Jim Irsay sends fan $8,500 for guessing correct AFC title game score

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay ran a contest this past Sunday on Twirrer and claimed he would give one lucky fan $8,500 if they could predict the winner of the Patriots/Ravens game along with being within one point of the correct score. CONTEST—–Happy NFL Championship Weekend——–$!!!!!!!!!! — Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) January 20, 2013 Again,$8500 for winner of Pats/Rave...

Jim Irsay Gave Fan $8,5000 For Correctly Guessing the Score of the AFC Championship Game

Before the AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens, Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted that he would give $8,500 to anyone who correctly guessed the score of the game (with a 1 point cushion). Again,$8500 for winner of Pats/Rave,exact score with 1 point cushion for both teams for final score/1 guess only by 630pm EST/Abby’s hatpick — Jim Irsay...

Dwight Freeney not expected back in Indianapolis

According to Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com, linebacker Dwight Freeney isn’t expected to re-sign with the Indianapolis Colts. Let’s face it, Freeney isn’t a good fit as an outside linebacker in a 3-4.  He’s a 4-3 defensive end and that ‘s it. I’m not sure how much money Freeney will command in free agency since he’ll be turning 33 next month.  My guess is he’ll get a...

Indianapolis Colts Ultimate Franchise Player: Manning, Unitas … and Everyone Else

This is the latest post in Kurt’s continuing series to identify the NFL’s Ultimate Franchise Player of All-Time. For an explanation of his methodology for choosing each franchise’s ultimate franchise player and how you and he will choose the NFL’s Ultimate Franchise Player from that list, click here. To see all the category page for this series, of which there will be one...

Dwight Freeney Not Expected To Be Back With The Colts

Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com writes that Colts OLB Dwight Freeney is not expected to be back with the team next season. This is hardly surprising given Freeney’s age and the fact that he no longer fits their defensive scheme. There was a lot of speculation last year that the Colts could look to trade Freeney, but his contract figure prevented them from doing so. Indianapolis could...

Dwight Freeney Not Expected To Remain in Indy

Free agent linebacker Dwight Freeney isn't expected to return to the Colts next season. SOURCE: Peter King, Sports Illustrated.Fantasy Spin:Freeney's sack total this season (five) was his lowest since 2007. He wasn't a great fit for Chuck Pagano's 3-4 scheme in Indianapolis and would probably function better as a defensive end on a team that uses a 4-3 defensive configuration.

Francesa 'Stuff Building Up' Super Bowl Audio -- Dwight Freeney

"At the end of all this, media, all the press, all the talk, the stuff building up, it's just a football game...." sounds like Dwight Freeney. **Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe, or Return to... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com

Could Dwight Freeney be on the Patriots' radar?

This season the Indianapolis Colts' stud All-Pro Dwight Freeney had a career-low 5 sacks to go with his 12 total tackles. This was mainly because of his position movement from Defensive End to Outside Linebacker, due to coach Chuck Pagano's 3-4 defense as well as some minor injuries. Well, Freeney is going to be a free agent this offseason, and Indianapolis' local Fox...

Colts promote assistant offensive line coach

The Indianapolis Colts have promoted Joe Gilbert to offensive line coach. He spent last season as Indy's assistant offensive line coach. Gilbert replaces Harold Goodwin, who was hired by Bruce Arians as Arizona's new offensive coordinator on Monday. Goodwin was Indy's offensive line coach last season when Arians was calling plays as the Colts' offensive coordinator...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.