Buzz: Irsay rants after win

It was a long week for Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, who
made more headlines than he probably intended to
with his comments about the end of the Peyton
Manning Era in Indy.

So you could forgive him for being excited to see it end with a
win over Manning and the previously-unbeaten Denver Broncos at
Lucas Oil Stadium.

Irsay’s fervor over the upset victory — and his
loathing of anyone who didn’t think it would happen —
came across as clear as ever during a late-night Twitter rant that
showed little in the way of restraint or humility.

It started with a “humble” brag about receiving the game ball
and his own genius in restructuring the team a couple years

Then Irsay started thanking others, including Manning, for their
contributions over the years:

Then he blamed the media for Denver’s loss:

Then Irsay made sure to clarify to everyone that he
wasn’t, in fact, drunk:

Sure, Irsay tweets kind of like I’d expect my grandpa to
if he had a smartphone. He’s like the social media version of
a friend’s dad going downtown wearing an
unbuttoned shirt, a blue mohawk and gaudy

But Irsay is nothing if not passionate about his team — a
quality seemingly lacking in some owners — and after the
stressful lead-up to Sunday’s emotional game, he’s more
than entitled to celebrate the win however he damn well

Now, for some links:

• Read about one man’s noble quest to
throw a complete game with Mariano Rivera in
MLB 13 The Show.

• A man
knitted a 12-foot scarf while running the
Kansas City Marathon.

• JaVale McGee and Evan Fournier recreate Mario Kart:

Via KSK, this is just how the Chiefs meant for
this play to go:

• The St. Louis Rams have reportedly
discussed signing Tim Tebow but likely won’t
do so.

• Tracy McGrady says he
considered using performance-enhancing drugs
during his NBA career.

• Vontae Davis called Peyton Manning Tom Brady:

• Cincinnati’s Aaron Brown had a rare 90-yard
interception return for a touchback:

• Lindsey Vonn says she trusts that Tiger Woods
won’t cheat on her.

• The top bid on the Ahmad Rashad-signed pink Oregon
helmet is
already up over $20,000.

Via BuzzFeed Sports, Ray Drew’s ejection
for targeting may have been the worst such call of the year so

• Uhhh… security?!?:

• Arnold Palmer rode into the Wake Forest game on a

• Is Major League Baseball considering a
ban on home plate collisions?

• Sounds like the Orlando Magic are
ditching morning shootarounds this season.

• Someone pretending to be Tom Izzo was fired out of a
cannon at Michigan State’s Midnight Madness event:

• Goalie goal alert:

• The Milwaukee Bucks got in on the Drake hands video

• The San Jose Sharks’ Brent Burns is
ditching his beard for charity.

• Philip Rivers is
expecting his seventh (!) child.

• Ole Miss’ Gatorade bath skills could use some

• The Ohio State band moonwalked during the halftime show

• The Utah Jazz rookies painted their nails pink as part
of a hazing ritual:

• Bill Russell was arrested for allegedly
having a loaded gun at the Seattle

• Oregon’s defensive coordinator
called out Mike Leach after the Ducks’ win
over Washington State.

• This is a serious cake:

• Somehow, I expected Harvey Updyke’s reaction to
this photoshop to be worse:

• The Buffalo Sabres ended practice with a dance-off:

• Bill Parcells’ horse
won a $250,000 race at Belmont.

• The NFL’s latest fine on Ndamukong Suh was levied simply

to get his attention.

• The Reds might be looking to get rid of Brandon Phillips
and the Braves
would reportedly take him — as long as
they can get rid of Dan Uggla in the process.

• Thursday’s episode of Parks and Rec gave baseball
stat geeks a shoutout in the form of a law office sign:

• Kurt Busch got his Ricky Bobby on at Talladega this

• At least they were in good spirits before they got
eliminated from the playoffs: