wisedyes wrote:As a former resident of Bawlmer, and a fan of the Baltimore Colts until they left town, no matter how damn difficult his demon father made it, my two cents is that it irks the hell out of me that Jimmy Irsay has that guitar. He may be an okay sorta cool kind of guy now, but back when they left town, he was the same age as I was (18 or 19 at the time), and he was almost as big of a jerk about it as his dad was.
I will give him props for seeming to have made himself into a decent human being (something his father never even came close to accomplishing), and for running a class organization with the team now that his dad isn't in the picture. But, even though we have a new team in the Ravens, I'm among those that has never gotten over it - still bugs me to see the horseshoe playing somewhere else, and it REALLY bugs me that the Indy Colts try to glom onto the Baltimore Colts history. Not one single Baltimore Colt would EVER have anything to do with that franchise once it left town.
Just my opinion, of course.
tcsned wrote: I heard that the Tiger was used on a John Mellencamp recording but could be wrong.
Chuckles wrote:Well, he shelled out the bucks, and that helped out Irwin, the builder. Where's the beef? I really don't think it's the guitar that is so important as the music that was made with it. Why this obsession with Tiger? Why not with any of the LPs or Strats? While I think it would be ultimately very cool for Mike to be able to fully go over it, I guess I just don't see what the ultimate hoop-la is. I mean, are we all going to suddenly be able to play like Jer if we can all exactly build a replica of Tiger? We've got the general gist of what the layout was... detail like the binding matching up is kind of extraneous... Hell, maybe Irsay is protecting it from being exposed as less than perfect as we found out the other one was.
On a side note about the Colts and Irsay being a youngster when they moved... I went to school with Mike Bidwell and couldn't have been happier when the Cardinals left St. Louis. Was glad to see the tool and his non-playoff producing father's franchise hit the road!
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