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Irsay

verb;
To relocate a sports franchise from a city for purely monetary reasons, as was done by the late Baltimore Colts owner Bob Irsay (who moved the team to Indianapolis) apparent meaning:: To relocate a sports franchise to another city for monetary gains
 
The Baltimore Orioles had been America's most sensational team in the 19th century, but in the fall of '02 the franchise was Irsayed to New York, becoming the Highlanders (although they would subsequently earn somewhat more renown as the Yankees).
Etymology : metonymy; formed from Irsay, the Baltimore Colts owner's surname
Source : Sports Illustrated, vol. 99, no. 8 p. 43
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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