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The Colts left Baltimore like a thief in the night.
Before Jim Irsay sent Peyton Manning packing, his dad did the unthinkable.
The story has been told several times with different details, but this is what we are sure of.
The Colts left late at night in numerous vans and were completely settled in Indianapolis by the morning.
The Baltimore mayor appeared on the front page of the Baltimore Sun in tears because of the move, and just like that, owner Robert Irsay pulled off the sneakiest move in NFL history.
The Baltimore Sun quoted the Indianapolis Star saying, "A legal battle ensued, which ultimately reached the U.S. Supreme Court, and bills were filed in both the U.S. House and Senate seeking to block the move."
Before the Colts made their move, Sports Illustrated quoted Irsay cursing reporters while he wreaked of booze.
"What are you all doing here? I don't know what in the hell this is all about," Irsay said. "I have no intention of moving the god**** team."
This is easily one of the craziest incidents in the history of sports.