Is Michael Irvin Oblivious to the Fact that the Colts Used to Call Baltimore Home?


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Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver and current NFL Network analyst Michael Irvin may be completely oblivious to the fact that the Colts used to call Baltimore home.

He shared his thoughts on this week’s most popular topic, no — not the Super Bowl being played at Lucas Oil Stadium — the home of the now Indianapolis Colts — but the future of quarterback Peyton Manning in Indianapolis.

Colts owner Jim Irsay has publicly traded blows with Manning about respecting the organization’s image.

“I don’t think it’s in the best interest to paint the horseshoe in a negative light, I really don’t,” Irsay said, via ESPN.com.

Irvin then shared his thoughts on the topic.

 “The horseshoe is first? The horseshoe is nothing before Peyton got here, via USA Today.

“This horseshoe was garbage without Peyton — it was garbage when he got here and garbage when he left here this season,” Irvin said.

Maybe it was nothing in Indianapolis, but the same cannot be said for the franchise when they called Baltimore home.

It’s vague whether Irvin was mentioning the Colts franchise in Indianapolis or whether he completely forgot about the franchise’s relocation from Baltimore by his father and perhaps the most hated man in Baltimore sports history, Robert Irsay.

Regardless of whether or not Irvin was aware of the fact that the Colts called Baltimore home from 1953 to 1983 is preposterous. Isn’t he being paid to be one of these “so-called” experts? It’s his job to know. Clearly, somebody didn’t do their homework.