Civic vision (and opportunism) take Indy’s rep from sorry to super.
Civic vision, opportunism, and lots of volunteerism take Indy’s sports rep from sorry to super.
On April 2, 1984, Indianapolis held a rally at the Hoosier Dome to welcome the city’s new NFL team. IM covered the spectacle—and the intense negotiations leading up to it—in this classic feature.
The arrival of the Colts has brought to an end the all-too-familiar question, “Where’s the beef?” In its place is the all-important question, “Where are the tickets?”
When IM caught up with the Colts owner for this profile, the franchise was at a crossroads. Now, two years later, it seems that Irsay is, too.
"This isn’t the first time he has faced adversity—on the field or off it," deputy editor Daniel S. Comiskey wrote in IM's 2012 profile of Jim Irsay. "His addiction to prescription painkillers made him an unpredictable presence in interviews before he publicly admitted and beat the disease."