Jim Irsay, the owner of the Indianapolis Colts, apparently likes to bootstrap off of other people's misfortunes to get his name into the headlines. Irsay, who recently saw fit to poke fun at Rex Ryan's alleged foot fetish, got his name into the headlines again by piling on Jerry Jones and the Cowboys.
Heading into the 2010 season, the Cowboys were widely picked as one of a handful of favorites to go to the Super Bowl which would be played in Cowboys Stadium. And Jones saw fit to openly talk about his Dallas Cowboys becoming the first team to reach a Super Bowl played in its home stadium.
With Jones and the Cowboys under heavy criticism for this year's Super Bowl organization, and the 2012 Super Bowl taking place in the Colts' Lucas Oil Stadium, Jim Irsay thought this might be an opportune moment to announce that he is not going to make the same mistake Jones made and talk about his team and the Super Bowl.
See his quote below...
"I'm not starting a mantra that didn't work out well last year (for Dallas)," Irsay told the Indianapolis Star.
"Honestly, I don’t even think about that. I’m focused on doing whatever it takes that gives us the best shot to win this year. It’s not like all of a sudden we’re going to try harder this year because we have the Super Bowl. The intensity to win every year is the same and it doesn’t change simply because we have the Super Bowl."
So here's an owner who's already deep in the planning for the next Super Bowl, and he doesn't even think about the Colts making the Super Bowl at home? "Honestly?"
At least Jerry Jones was honest about what he was thinking.
Jim Irsay should stick with twittering some crazy stuff like the following little gem, which, I kid you not, is from the official account of an NFL owner. God help us all. Even DeSean Jackson looks like a genius next to this guy. Keep this man away from the CBA bargaining table, please, I beg you, Mr. Goodell.
Were on th clock 4 Indy SB! Tminus less than a yr Gov D,Mayor B, M.Miles,A.Melangton & I along w others r excited 2 make a gr8 event n Indy.