Turns out ESPN show host Tony Kornheiser wasn’t too pleased with Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay’s comments, on how he and Colts player representative/center Jeff Saturday would handle the current lockout in the future and get it solved on a napkin.
Kornheiser, who is a co-host of ESPN‘s popular talk show PTI (Pardon the Interruption) also hosts a radio show on ESPN 980, Washington D.C., which is the platform he used to rip Irsay.
Here are his comments from Monday’s show:
“What inflames this is a complete bozo, like Jimmy Irsay,” Kornheiser said. “Jimmy Irsay, who inherited his team. Worked very hard in the American way. He was in what Dan Jenkins used to call ‘The son business.’ He inherits a team, and now he says, ‘Jeff Saturday and I could hang out, we could go clubbing, we could work this out on a napkin at Ralph’s Boathouse.”
“Jimmy Irsay, the rest of the owners wouldn’t trust Jimmy Irsay to call a cab for them,” Kornheiser said. “Just so we understand that. They would not. Now, when the Krafts of the world, Kraft says, ‘This is hurting us with fans,’ he’s a reasonable guy. They would trust Kraft. There’s four or five owners that the other owners would trust to get involved in this.”
Irsay wouldn’t go down quietly as he used his twitter account to get at Tony.
Kornheiser wasn’t lying when he said Irsay was just running a “the son’s business.” Irsay took over the Colts when his father died in 1997. Jim had a legal battle with his stepmother but later became the youngest NFL team owner at that time. He was only 37. But criticizing a guy with a Super Bowl, and over 1oo wins in about 10 years isn’t too bright.
But dude, you’re complaining about how people are criticizing how the owners are handling their business, but you have no problem doing the EXACT same thing?
Again, who the HELL complains about a sexy cougar like Hannah Storm wearing skimpy outfits?