Originally Posted by usc90grad
How did he get the money to buy the team...dad?
He didn't buy the team. His father, Robert Irsay, who owned the Trane air conditioning company, traded for the Colts franchise. In 1972, Robert Irsay bought the LA Rams and traded the Rams franchise to Carroll Rosenbloom for the Balitmore Colts franchise (Rosenbloom owned the Colts). Robert Irsay was a complete idiot and his son certainly didn't fall far from the tree.