no it's not. if you idsagree with it, you're either blinded or just haven't been paying attention. the guy was/is not liked by a lot of people. he's abrasive to boot.
this is completely false
good read from a few years ago... http://www.cbssports...l/story/9968427
He has claimed the story is false, this Mr. Belligerent, this occasional non-practitioner of subtlety and decorum. The story might be false, but if it is true, and it likely is, it would best exemplify the thorny, bruiser personality of Indianapolis Colts president Bill Polian.
Earlier this season, numerous media outlets reported that Polian shoved a New York Jets employee after the person placed loudspeakers too close to the Colts bench for the liking of Mr. Belligerent.
Though Polian stated in an interview with a Buffalo newspaper that the incident never occurred, other media reported that Polian was forced to apologize to the employee in writing.
The Jets were incensed at Polian's behavior and later, when the Colts played New England, the Patriots took advantage of his hot-head reputation by playing a little gamesmanship. They asked the league office for protection of their employees from Polian.
If you talk back to Polian, you will get an earful, quick as Mercury. If you write something not to Mr. Belligerent's liking, you will get dirty looks tossed your way and maybe a few dirty words as well.
In the press box, while watching games, he has been known to repeatedly pound the table with his fists in anger at a failed play on the field.
There is little question that although Polian is respected by many people in football, he is intensely disliked by others.
He can be a bully and jerk, this Mr. Belligerent, but also uber-talented and a future Hall of Famer, a screamer and yeller, a builder of franchises, a man who sometimes seems to enjoy far too much demeaning other human beings, an intimidator, and one of the best football minds this league has ever seen.
Polian is called "Napolian" by the website profootballtalk.com and a great man by quarterback Peyton Manning. Both are true descriptions of Mr. Belligerent.
This is also true of Polian: He is a winner. In his 19 seasons as a pro football general manager, Polian has had 10 teams that have won at least 11 regular-season games. That is a remarkable accomplishment.
Polian wins, but his personality is about as cute and cuddly as a moray eel.
This is the same man who, when in Buffalo, bullied a significant number of Bills employees, seeming to enjoy his pulpit and malpractices against people far too much. Once, Señor Belligerent got in a three-point stance and challenged an agent to demonstrate what the agent knew about offensive line play. That is a true story. It is too bad the agent was not Deacon Jones.
Polian, who habitually watches games from the press box, is a prickly, ultra-intense, control freak of a man who sometimes makes a spectacle of himself in such settings. In January of 2004, when the Colts were in the process of suffering a 24-14 road defeat to the Patriots in the AFC Championship game, Polian angrily and visibly reacted to the rough treatment of the Indy receivers by New England's defensive backs.
When the Colts finally defeated New England, 40-21, at Gillette Stadium in November of '05, Polian, according to nbcsports.com's Tom Curran, watched then-New England backup quarterback Doug Flutie scramble on the last play and blurted out, "Break his leg."
I didn't hear the remark, but I'm fairly sure he wasn't wishing Flutie good luck.
Last season, during an October game between the Colts and Jets at Giants Stadium, Polian went even further, quite literally taking matters into his own hands. According to a report on FOX's pre-game show by Jay Glazer, Polian became upset before the game that loudspeakers had been set up too close to the field and began arguing with a New York Jets operations employee. At one point, Glazer reported, Polian grabbed the employee by the lapels of his suit jacket and jacked him up against the wall of a tunnel underneath the stands.
According to Glazer, Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum raised the issue with a league office, and Polian was later forced to write a written apology.
and it doesn't take much effort to see more about the reputation polian has around the league.