Of course, the number one moment for Irsay since taking over as owner of the team happened in 2006. A year after perhaps the most talented team the Colts ever had suffered a crushing playoff defeat at home, they turned it around and won it all.
The Colts played the Bears in Super Bowl XLI in the rain in Miami. It was, and still is, the only Super Bowl in which it has rained. It was a sloppy game, with all kinds of turnovers from both teams. Both teams fumbled snaps and it was a defensive grind early.
Kelvin Hayden had the defining moment of the game in the fourth quarter. He picked off a Rex Grossman pass and returned it all the way for a touchdown. That put the lead out of reach for the Bears and allowed the Colts to emerge victorious and win their only Super Bowl in Indy.
Peyton Manning was named the MVP of the game and he was finally able to get the monkey off his back of not winning the big one. This win validated all of the hard work that the team did, including coming back from 18 down against the Patriots in the AFC Championship.
Irsay was finally handed the Lombardi trophy and he loved every second of it. He desperately wants to hold another one, and is working towards getting one. Hopefully, he can get another one before he turns 70.