Colts Fire GM Ryan Grigson
One of my favorite things to do is watch other NFL teams stink as bad as the Bears do. I get the pleasure to do that with many teams but the Colts I take a little extra joy and I’ll tell you why. The year was 1984. There was some disputes in the city of Baltimore and Robert Irsay over a new stadium, how things just never change. The was nicknamed the Baltodome. This would have been a facility to house all the major sports in the city of Baltimore under one roof. They were going to call it Camden Yards so this was the first draft of it. After doing some research you can see that the stadium costs a sickening $78 Million to build. Now a days Andrew luck could have financed that by himself. Back then these really weren’t popular ideas to have the public pay for stadiums. So in a show of force from the Maryland Legislature and the Governor of Maryland they started the staring contest to see who would blink first. They voted down the bill to finance the stadium. Bunch of Idiots. This was in 1974.
Over the next ten years Mr. Irsay would keep going back to the state to try to negotiate building improvements. He actually just finally tried to make a deal of $23 Million as a last offer type deal for building improvements. They Governor said the only way they would agree is if they would sign a long term lease. Both the Colts and the Orioles declined. In the dumbest move I could possibly think they could do the Maryland legislature in March 27,1984 voted for the city of Baltimore to seize ownership of the Colts citing eminent domain. It was later that day the deal was made with the Mayor of Indianapolis to Make the move.
So my dad was from Baltimore. If you want to see someone get riled up ask an older person from Baltimore about the Midnight move of the colts. The Mayor of Indy Hudnut personally paid for Mayflower moving trucks to assist Irsay. 15 moving trucks showed up to the facilities at 2am. Before morning all 15 trucks, taking different routes in fear of the police stopping them were outside of Baltimore heading to Indy. They left before the Mayor could sign the eminent domain suite into law.
Given all this I will always have hate in my heart for the Colts and the Irsay family but they finally did something right. Ryan Grigson is the worst. Current and past players are coming out all over twitter celebrating the fact the Jim had the balls to fire him.
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) January 21, 2017
With an actually QB getting a real GM in there to make some actually good picks has me worried because I was having to much fun watching them stink again.