Buzz: Irsay rants after win

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Sam Gardner

Sam Gardner is a general assignment writer for Originally from Orlando, Fla., he previously covered the Orlando Magic for FOX Sports Florida and has also covered the NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals and MLB playoffs. Follow him on Twitter.


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 ago:

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 jewelry.

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 pleases.

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 far:

• Uhhh… security?!?:

• Arnold Palmer rode into the Wake Forest game on a motorcycle:

• 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 game:

• 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 fine-tuning:

• The Ohio State band moonwalked during the halftime show Saturday:

• 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 airport.

• 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 weekend:

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

Tagged: Broncos, Lions, Colts, Rams, Chargers, Peyton Manning, Ndamukong Suh, Tim Tebow

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