September 24, 2007

Interesting Tidbit

Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, also owns the original scroll-manuscript of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road." Kerouac created the scroll by taping pages together before feeding them into his typewriter in 1951.

There is something scriptural about the scroll. Jim Irsay, graduate of Southern Methodist University, former Mustang linebacker and now owner of the Indianapolis Colts, bought it in 2001 for $2.43 million.

Irsay says he first found his way to Kerouac's narrative because he got swept up in rock 'n' roll, in John Lennon and Bob Dylan.

"And as we got caught up in our heroes, we'd go backwards and connect the dots, tracing who influenced who."

And there was Jack Kerouac.

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