I first really got a glimpse of who Irsay was in a tremendous Sports Illustrated profile from a couple years back. You really get the glimpse of a guy who is completely off the norm of his NFL ownership brethen, and somebody who could not be further away from his father, Bob Irsay, who was known for being a very irascible guy and certainly somebody you could say was a jerk. I don't think you would finally many NFL owners who frequently quote Bob Dylan among other music legends, was once able to squat 750 pounds and being known as a football guy, which most owners certainly are not, and a shrewd businessman who freely spent to build a dynastic club in a small-market town centered on one of the best quarterbacks ever.
And do you follow him on Twitter? Here are some typical tweets from Irsay:
Tannehill is a hidden gem in this draft,a quiet secret who was always sneaking up to #3..you want him,you better talk to Zigi The Biggie!— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) April 11, 2012
I'm looking for a #,add the age,at death,of 3 prominent big,chubbed up,actor-comedians,who died young,2 win $200 n NFLFootball,1 guess only— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) April 11, 2012
WAITING...to weed out the weaklings and kick in their doors...WAITING— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) April 11, 2012
Early one morning,the sun was shining,I was laying in bed..wondering if she changed it all,if her hair was still red...— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) April 12, 2012
Some of these guys stumble into town,just like a sacred cow— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) April 12, 2012
Whoever stole 5 of Tom Petty's guitars,give em back b4 his roadies hunt you down like the fowl swine you have become!— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) April 14, 2012
Oh mercy,mercy,mercy me...things ain't what they used to be...you know we got to find a way,to bring some loving here today!— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) April 14, 2012
Happy Sunday morning 2all..a day at the end of the week 2 wonder and rejoice.."It is by self-forgetting,one finds"— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) April 15, 2012
Humility,the healer of all pain...HUMILITY- Not thinking less of yourself BUT thinking ABOUT yourself less..— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) April 15, 2012
Don't know what,I was on...but I think it grows in Oregon.....— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) April 16, 2012
I mean, how could you not love that? And like I said, I'd said probably 31 out of 32 would not tweet like that, but that's part of the charm.