Riddle- The forrest is full of diamonds...name the song and former Colt player I'm thinking about,remembering the color of my heart 2nite For $500 and Real NFL football...1rst on tweetwall wins...Go Butler!!!!I knew from seeing tweets from Irsay during the NCAA tournament that he is a Butler basketball fan, which is logical given the Indianapolis connection. The Bulldogs' color is blue. The first part of the answer was easy. It was a song by Neil Diamond that had the color blue in the title. That would be Song Sung Blue, a rather catchy if nondescript and somewhat cheesy 1972 tune that is probably a favorite of lounge singers in Holiday Inns across the country. I vaguely remembered a player named Blue having played for the Colts but I couldn't remember a first name to save my life. That sent me to Pro-Football-Reference.com, a site I use multiple times daily for research. I typed "Blue" into the search box and worked my way up the list of Tony, Luther, Greg and, finally, Forrest. He was an offensive lineman our of Auburn who played for the Baltimore Colts from 1975-1978. I didn't get the first part of the clue, the part about "forrest full of diamonds" until then. I replied to @JimIrsay, typed in the answer, and hit send about five minutes after Irsay had posted the question. I was pretty sure that I was right, I just didn't know if I was the first of his 34,593 followers to tweet it. At halftime, Irsay tweeted and it confirmed that I did indeed have the right answer:
1)Song Sung Blue/Neil Diamond 2) Forrest Blue..Correct answer,who's 1rst Abby...U sober?I believe that Abby is his assistant who handles social media matters. I barely made it to the end of the basketball game with my eyes open (I was shutting them earlier to avert my gaze from some ugly hoops). When I got up this morning, I checked my replies and, sure enough, I had the first correct answer:
The 1rst to post tonight's riddle answer was @RealRedskins. Congrats! Abby, the game is over...get to work!!!!And there was a direct message to me with instructions on how to claim the money and the football. Five hundred bucks isn't life-changing money or anything but not bad for a couple of minutes of research and an uncanny ability to remember cheesy 70's music lyrics.