Originally written on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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 (@JimIrsay) January 20, 2013 Well, one fan by the name of Jason predicted a Baltimore victory of 27-13, off by one of the actual 28-13, and Irsay came through. Jason received a DM from Irsay after the game asking for his mailing adress, and Wednesday afternoon the package from FedEx arrived. In the package contained the money and a note from Irsay congratulating Jason on his correct guess. Pretty nice package to recieve. I still don’t understand why Irsay would give money to a random fan for guessing the correct score of a game that his team isn’t even playing in, but, as Yahoo Sports reports, this isn’t the first time Irsay has held such a competition. The cash-heavy Irsay also held contests for the San Francisco-Atlanta game ($2000 to the first to pick the winner, quarterback rating winner, and total score) and a “conservative” AFC championship pick ($500 for the winner straight up). [Deadspin] var conf_57566 = { APIKey: '2_N1YlfjHIEAtyRAK3CAYRE5a1aBuANuMOCLc_7hsOQ13HnwCrW_u-6OuDhjC7vR06 ', lang : 'en', enabledProviders: '' }; var image57566 = {src:'http://cdn.cosbysweaters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/irsaycash.jpg',href:'http://cosbysweaters.com/2013/01/24/jim-irsay-gave-fan-85000-for-correctly-guessing-the-score-of-the-afc-championship-game-pic/',type:'image'}; var ua_57566 = new gigya.services.socialize.UserAction(); ua_57566.setUserMessage(''); ua_57566.setLinkBack('http://cosbysweaters.com/2013/01/24/jim-irsay-gave-fan-85000-for-correctly-guessing-the-score-of-the-afc-championship-game-pic/'); ua_57566.setTitle('Jim Irsay Gave Fan $8,5000 For Correctly Guessing the Score of the AFC Championship Game [Pic]'); ua_57566.addMediaItem(image57566); var params_57566 ={ userAction:ua_57566, cssPrefix:'#gig-div-buttons-57566-bottom', shareButtons:'facebook-like,google-plusone,share,twitter,email', // list of providers containerID: 'gig-div-buttons-57566-bottom', cid:'' }; gigya.services.socialize.showShareBarUI(conf_57566,params_57566); Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
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