|Colts owner Jim Irsay was in a giving mood after the AFC Championship. (US presswire)|
If you're looking for a quick way to make some serious cash, following Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay on Twitter might be the fastest way to do it. On Sunday, Irsay tweeted that he would give $8,500 to someone if they could predict the final score of the Ravens-Patriots AFC Championship game -- with a one-point cushion for each team's score -- and someone did it.
Again, $8500 for winner of Pats/Rave, exact score with 1 point cushion for both teams for final score/1 guess only by 630pm EST/Abby's hatpick— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) January 20, 2013
Twitter user @mikesong, who's real name is Jason, predicted a final score of 27-14 Ravens, which was only one point off each team's final score in the 28-13 Baltimore win.
@jimirsay 27 14 ravens— mikesong (@mikesong) January 20, 2013
Now here's where things get interesting, not only did Irsay send Jason the money, but instead of sending a check, the Colts owner sent cold hard cash, $8,500 of it.
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According to Jason, Irsay sent a FedEx package to his house that contained a letter and 85 $100 bills. The letter simply stated, "Dear Jason, Congratulations again on winning a Twitter contest! Enclosed you will find your prize, which consists of $8,500.00. Please continue to follow me on Twitter and thanks for your continued support."
Jason, who considers himself a Colts fan and a Phish fan, hasn't decided what he's going to do with the money. He took to a Phish message board -- where Deadspin discovered his story -- to share his plans, "I have no idea right now, just going to sit on it and put my deposit down for jam cruise."
If you do decide to follow Irsay on Twitter, remember, he doesn't just give away money. He also dispenses 'brewski' drinking advice.
With a 1pm game,when is the proper time to crack that 1st brewski? Is 7am a little too early or does the playoffs allow for early prep?— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) January 6, 2013
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