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Colts owner gives entire Super Bowl trip to one of his Twitter followers


The following is from the January 24, 2011, edition of Business Insider. Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1982.

Jim Irsay
Jim Irsay

January 25, 2011

By Kevin Baumer

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is probably best known for including song quotes in conversation with astounding frequency, but his unique behavior on Twitter may soon become his new trademark.

Last night Irsay tweeted "contest time, be ready" and said that whoever answered his question correctly first would win two Super Bowl tickets with airfare and hotel also covered.

Moments later Irsay asked, "Who was this former NFL player, who became a father at the same time I did?  Are U winning this thing and heading to Dallas?"

Read the full story.

In 2006, Irsay created a scholarship program at SMU for graduates of Indiana high schools. Students selected for the program are known as Irsay Family Scholars. Read more about the program.

Read more about SMU's connections to the Super Bowl.

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