Yesterday Colts Owner Jim Irsay sent out a tweet that sent a buzz throughout the sports world. Every sports talk show, ESPN and Colts fans talked about it. Here is Jim Irsay’s tweet about the performance of his team against the Bills on Sunday:
“Many starters played briefly or were nursing little injuries,but it was a crap performance,my apologies/My commanders got n earful from me!”- Jim Irsay
I will admit, at first I was a little shocked at the fact that he would send a tweet like that out. Especially after a PRESEASON game. But then I remember who he is and what he does with his Twitter account. Then I thought, what’s the big deal here? I mean, he is the guy who writes the checks and makes all final calls. He can say what he wants. I got back on our twitter account shortly thereafter and saw a lot of our followers making a bigger deal out this than need be. Things like lower ticket prices based on how long the starters are in, or you get what you pay for were being sent out. To take away from recent Hall of Famer Cris Carter, Come on, Man!!!
Irsay has been trying to connect with the fans more and more over the last few years. This was a tweet to the fans to let them know he noticed what happened Sunday and he wasn’t happy about it, either. Take it for what it is really worth: A guy who is the end-all, be-all for the Colts basically standing up for the people who paid money to go into LOS this past Sunday and watch their hometown team get waxed. Now, many of us didn’t really take the game that seriously. I mean it would have been one thing if Luck and company were out there for the majority of the game with the same outcome, but that wasn’t the case. Irsay was trying to stand up for the fans- and for some, that wasn’t enough. We should all be happy that we have an owner who interacts with the fans. Everyone should just look past this tweet and move on. Nothing to see here, folks, nothing to see.