Quite a bit is being made of Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay remarking on his occasionally insightful and always good-humored Twitter page that Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill is a “hidden gem” who is “sneaking up to #3” and recommends that those teams interested in him ought to give “Zigi [sic] the Biggie” a call.
The “Zigi” -- not so much “the Biggie” -- is a reference to Vikings’ owner Zygi Wilf whose franchise is, of course, the proud possessor of the third overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft. In a Minneapolis Star-Tribune column today, Michael Rand questions the oddity of the colorful Colts baron shilling for the Vikings and what it could possibly mean.
I hope the Star did not go through the trouble of waking up Sid this evening so to get him cracking on the labyrinthian mystery-inside-of-an-enigma that is Irsay’s tweet -- the DaVinci Code this is not. Anyone who has followed Irsay and/or his blustery Twitter page recognizes all too well the Mad Hatter shenanigans of he who is compulsively impulsive. As whimsical as he is congenial, the Mark Cuban of the NFL, Irsay, often tweets the first fleeting and fanciful thought to have crossed his mind while prying himself from a residual reverie and his bed each morning.
The last time an NFL owner sprung a piece of well-founded, groundbreaking bulletin onto an unsuspecting public being... well, never... it appears that having known since approximately Week 10 of last season’s NFL schedule exactly what he was planning to do with the first overall pick has numbed Irsay’s brain into a state of such catatonic boredom that speculating upon and inciting what other teams may do with their first-round picks might be the only way he is going to make it to the draft knowing that Andrew Luck will be quarterbacking his Colts for the next 15 years.
Quite the case of the doldrums, hasn’t he?