There are a couple of things to take away from Jim Irsay's recent Twitter escapade: The Colts owner doesn't sleep much, and he isn't all that big a fan of those Negative Nancys of the media world.
Yahoo! Sports' Anwar S. Richardson spotted the most recent bout of intriguing words coming from the oft-opinionated owner.
What a Night! Great Video Tribute for #18,as our Fans cheered! Great Win as my Team gave me the VICTORIOUS Game Ball! SWEET! I was Humbled!— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) October 21, 2013
As OWNER,Buck stops with U;In 1997 n January 2012,alone n the room,plotting the vision 4 Greatness! Strategically decades of success follows— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) October 21, 2013
So much credit 2 BEST FANS,COLTSFANS N to Peyton,MATHIS,Marvin,Reggie,Jeff Sat n now #12Luck,#13 T Y and T Dungy,Chuck P and so MANY others!— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) October 21, 2013
As Irsay points out, it was an emotional night for both the Broncos quarterback and the Colts fans who had once cheered him as their own. The beautiful moment was captured on various sites and is well worth a look.
Now forget all about that mushy stuff, because Irsay has some things on his mind. Be warned that one of the following tweets features a NSFW naughty word.
Thanks 2 many ignorant n mean spirited media types,only some,certaInly not all;Man you helped FIRE UP our team..you were AWESOME! Thank YOU!— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) October 21, 2013
Actually working,sorry naysayers..I don't drink...haven't in over 15 years..I know when your unhappy or jealous it's easy to b mean-spirited— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) October 21, 2013
I do pray for you unhappy,shit-slingers...who wants to live on a planet with those who don't like themselves..we want happy,kind people:)— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) October 21, 2013
Irsay doesn't take a night off, even when his team gets a hard-fought win during a highly anticipated homecoming from a former star.
It may have been late, but Irsay was more than willing to take the media meanies to task for an exhausting week.
For those uninitiated, Irsay sounded off on Manning and the Colts' playoff history with him under center in a USA Today article.
It was easy for reporters and fans to read between the lines and assume Irsay was taking Manning to task for not cashing in more Super Bowl titles during his Colts tenure.
I saw the comments [from Irsay] and to be honest with you I thought it was a bit of a cheap shot. To me, in my opinion, they were disappointing and inappropriate.
This is just what comes from an owner who is quite comfortable being the face, head and mouth of a franchise. Irsay says what's on his mind and embraces all that Twitter has to offer. This is hardly the last time he will say something that might be construed as slap in the face to a former player, and it will hardly be the last time he handles his own PR in the form of late-night tweets.
At the very least, we have an owner who is far more entertaining than most of the suits running franchises around the league.
There aren't many who could drop a NSFW tweet and walk away with a smile.
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