Jim Irsay gifts autographed $100 bills to fans at Lions-Colts joint practices
-- Indianapolis Colts team owner Jim Irsay knows how to keep the people happy, and it’s all about the Benjamins. Irsay was spotted cruising down the sideline in a golf cart during joint practices between the Colts and Lions. He stopped by the stands and had his staffers hand out autographed $100 bills to some fans in attendance. McAfee was at Tuesday’s practice, broadcasting from Indy’s team facility during the first session. The Lions and Colts have another joint practice on the books for Thursday before the two meet in their second preseason game this weekend.mlive.com
Kurt Cobain’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ guitar sells for $4.5M
The blue 1969 Fender Mustang that Nirvana singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain played in that grunge-band’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music-video went for $4,550,000, during an auction in New York, according to Julien’s Auctions. In addition to the ’90s-defining “Teen Spirit” clip, Cobain played the guitar during recording sessions for Nirvana’s 1991 “Nevermind” and 1993 “In Utero” albums. “This guitar is big, and it relates so much to stigma,” Irsay told the Indy Star. Rolling Stone reports the winning bid for Cobain’s former guitar Sunday was from Jim Irsay Foundation, which means Irsay will retain ownership of the instrument. According to Julien’s Auctions, 27 bids were placed for the Cobain Fender Mustang, over the course of May 20 through 22.mlive.com
Let's Talk: NFL free agents and traded players speak up
FILE - Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky throws a pass during an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis, in this Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, file photo. Now that the muzzles have been removed for NFL team executives and the players they either re-signed or added in free agency, Thursday was a time for explanations and reflections. New England bringing back LB Kyle Van Noy, Buffalo grabbing QB Mitchell Trubisky, and Tennessee getting All-Pro long snapper Morgan Cox. Green), players staying put (Leonard Williams, Derek Wolfe) and even a player coming out of retirement (Kyle Long). He played 14 games with eight starts for Baltimore after signing a $3 million contract to join the team from Denver.
Jim Irsay: Andrew Luck or not, the Colts are in need of a ‘veteran’ QB
Luck abruptly retired following the 2019 season, but still is revered throughout the organization. If the 31-year-old wanted to make an NFL return, Irsay said the door is open. The offensive line is vastly improved since Luck retired two years ago, so maybe there’s some temptation. “He knows how much we’d love to have him be our quarterback, there’s just no question about that,” Irsay said. But if not Luck, expect the Colts to be among the many teams interested in Lions QB Matthew Stafford.mlive.com