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tk13 05-02-2013 08:27 PM

Jim Irsay steps in to keep popular Colts bar open
 
Can't imagine too many owners in any sport doing this.

Quote:

INDIANAPOLIS - Colts owner Jim Irsay has stepped in to try to keep the doors open to the popular Blue Crew Sports Grill.

Owner Randy Collins posted on a message on the restaurant/bar's Facebook page Thursday saying that he had fallen behind on rent at the bar's 96th Street building and that he found he was locked out of the building Thursday morning.

Amid an uproar amongst Colts fans, Irsay posted a cryptic message on Twitter on Thursday night.

"Randy called me and said.'..Got mashed potatoes...can't get no T-Bone!!!..'..so I said we'll float that rent fer a little bit n keep rockin'," the post read.

Pete Ward, the Colts' chief operating officer, told RTV6 Sports Director Dave Furst that Irsay's intent is to lend a hand to help keep the operation afloat.

No other specifics were released.

The Blue Crew's woes began in 2011, when the Colts won just two games, Collins said, adding that last season was fun, but there were no huge crowds because Indianapolis played most of its games on Sunday afternoon instead of the primetime appearances they had made in years past.

"It's just finances. It's a tough business. The one bad year we had was pretty tough, but then last year we regrouped a little bit," Collins said. "I'm an independent guy when it comes down to paying your rent and different odds and ends bills. It's just a tough business.”

Collins said he's afraid he will lose the memorabilia he has acquired over the years.

"The bad part is I'm probably going to lose everything that I have in there. If you’ve been in there, you’ve seen everything, so it’s going to be a tough pill to swallow to lose all my Peyton Manning jerseys, my other jerseys," Collins said. "There’s a lot of history in there.”
http://www.theindychannel.com/sports...bruptly-closes

SNR 05-02-2013 08:29 PM

What kind of a shitty bar owner ties his business's success to the success of the football team?

If the Colts sucking brings your business into the hole, that means you suck as a bar owner. End of story. Go kill yourself.

notorious 05-02-2013 08:30 PM

Business Management 101

Plan for the bad while things are good.

SNR 05-02-2013 08:37 PM

You know why your bar isn't doing so well? Because it's located in Indianapolis.

That city smells like a goddamn shit hole.

rockymtnchief 05-02-2013 08:37 PM

Better call John Taffer, take your ass chewing, and hope for the best.

Demonpenz 05-02-2013 09:05 PM

I remember when Lamar Hunt floated some dollars to America's pub because it is where he found the finest bitches.

-King- 05-02-2013 09:33 PM

Quote:

"Randy called me and said.'..Got mashed potatoes...can't get no T-Bone!!!..'..so I said we'll float that rent fer a little bit n keep rockin'," the post read.
Jim Irsay types like Raised on Meth. Weird.

alpha_omega 05-02-2013 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by rockymtnchief (Post 9653760)
Better call John Taffer, take your ass chewing, and hope for the best.

This. Exactly. ROFL

Fish 05-02-2013 09:40 PM

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/475...khuntsorry.jpg

unlurking 05-02-2013 10:32 PM

Call Mayflower. Baltimore's other football team seems to be doing well.

KC Tattoo 05-02-2013 10:45 PM

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rico 05-03-2013 01:20 AM

I was watching that ESPN "Elway to Marino" special the other day and noticed that the Baltimore Colts owner back then was Robert Irsay. Is this guy Jim's father or grandfather? I had no idea that the Colts were an Irsay-owned franchise dating back to that '83 draft. This Robert Irsay, with the way he handled the Elway situation, seemed like an idiotic, inadvertently self-sabotaging lunatic. Man they could have gotten such a sweeter deal if that dude wasn't involved.

I never heard much from or about Jim Irsay until the Suck for Luck stuff. Some of his tweets last year around that time kind of indicated to me that he hasn't fallen too far from the lunatic tree.

tomahawk kid 05-03-2013 06:16 AM

Bars can be an absolute gold mine or a suck hole depending on a variety if factors, not the least of which is an owner with business savvy.

Really helps of you have good food and change up the menu periodically.

If this guy is dependent on the Colts playing in prime time / proximity to Lucas Oil Stadium - then Irsay's little welfare check will only delay the inevitable.

bevischief 05-03-2013 07:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rockymtnchief (Post 9653760)
Better call John Taffer, take your ass chewing, and hope for the best.

ROFL

Backwards Masking 05-03-2013 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Fish (Post 9653915)

OMFG how have I never seen that before!!!! That's glorious on so many levels


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