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Colts owner Jim Irsay listed Indy for “at least” two Super Bowl wins


With the Colts in third place in the AFC South, it’s unlikely anyone in their fan base will have the Super Bowl in mind, but now team owner Jim Irsay claims the titles are on their way.

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – OCTOBER 08: Jim Irsay speaks at Peyton Manning’s retired jersey ceremony during the NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Indianapolis Colts on October 8, 2017, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Zach Bolinger / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

“Colts Nation, don’t worry… we’re going to get the horseshoe at least 2 Lombardis this decade,” he tweeted. “As sure as the sun rises and the seasons change, it IS COMING! Never doubt it, EVER! YOU WILL SEE THE GREATNESS BELIEVE AND YOU WILL SEE.”

Do you think he remembers Andrew Luck retired and Carson Wentz being QB1 in Indy? Obviously no.

Colts owner Jim Irsay listed Indy for “at least” two Super Bowl wins

January 11, 2015; Denver, CO, United States; Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay in the 2014 AFC Division Playoff football game at Sports Authority Field in Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Now it might just be his ego speaking the same way LeBron James did on a runway show before his tenure at Miami Heat, but it worked. So, is it possible that Irsay’s expectations for the future will come true? Of course, however, in a sport like soccer the distractions seem much more powerful.

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Colts owner Jim Irsay listed Indy for “at least” two Super Bowl wins

Kenny Moore II (23) of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates an interception with his teammates during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, September 20, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo / Michael Conroy)

Securing multiple titles in a sport that demands excellence from coaching staff to players makes a statement like this much less productive than when a basketball player says it. There aren’t 15 players on a roster where a trio can dominate and then give the ball to their best player when the game is on. Carson Wentz needs to be excellent, the Colts offensive line needs to remove catalyst goaltender Quentin Nelson from IR, and that defense cannot be ranked 19th in the league.

A lot needs to change before anyone can project a Colts championship, let alone the plural. I have to love fire, though – it’s more fun that way.