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Luck should go

Posted on: January 6, 2011 3:00 pm

Andrew Luck might be a smart student at Stanford, but when it comes to life decisions he is a fool.

What could possibly make him go back to Stanford? He will be the top pick in the April Draft if he were to come out. But Luck said Thursday he would return to Stanford for his redshirt-junior season.

He wants to get his degree.

Hey, lots of unemployed graduates have degrees that mean nothing now. Just look around.  You have a chance to make millions. Why would you risk injury to earn a few more credits toward a degree? You can always go back and get that paper.

College life is fun, but there isn't much more fun than being a millionaire, bachelor quarterback I imagine.

Jake Locker made the decision to go back to Washington for his senior season last year and it probably cost him millions.

There is no degree that can make up that money. OK, so maybe a few. Not many.

Luck has nowhere to go but down. Plus, there could be a rookie wage scale next season.

Way back in October, a high-profile agent insisted to me that Luck would stay in school. I told him was nuts.

I guess I was the nutty one.

Or is it Luck who is truly the nut here?


Category: NFL
Tags: NFL Draft

Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2011 7:44 pm

Luck should go

Maybe luck doesn't want to go to Carolina... I wouldn't.

Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2011 7:41 pm

Luck Should Go

Wow, so sad to people who value professional sports over a quality education. This is STANFORD, one of the best schools on the planet. He has a free ride to attend a school that so many can only dream of attending.
Firstly, by staying in school, he is attracting interest in himself. You could call it increasing the demand for him talents. Next season all teams will be making moves and shifting things around to try to get him.
Good for your Andrew. I wish you all the best.

Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2011 7:36 pm

Luck should go

I would have come out, but this attitude is just idiotic.  Luck isn't staying to take ballroom dancing like Leinart, he clearly wants to earn his degree.  Some people value education.  Either way Luck knows he will make an idiotic amount of money playing football.  Injury that would prevent that is incredibly remote.  Prisco's heartthrob Sam Bradford had shoulder surgery and made his bank.  Sports writers and many sports fans need to realize that playing sports for your amusement is not the only thing these people want out of life, especially intelligent people like Luck.

Since: May 22, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2011 7:24 pm

Luck should go

Some people value education for itself, Prisco.  Maybe if you did, you wouldn't have written this article.

Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2011 7:08 pm

Luck should go

Tom Fornelli made a comment in his aricle on the Luck Decision, and it seems that Pete Prisco corroborates Fornelli's sentiment.

"Whatever the case is, I'd rather be a failed NFL quarterback with $50 million in my bank account than one with $5 million."

I suppose that's the difference between Prisco, Fornelli, and Luck: GREED. 

Don't be too quick to label a man with the last name Luck as a fool, Prisco.  There seems to be some blatantly obvious resentment towards Andrew Luck for making a decision based on what he and his family feel is in HIS best interest.  Let me reiterate those last three words: HIS best interest.  At least Fornelli was somewhat objective, but you are just plain juvenile, Peter.   

Mad props be given to the young man for choosing education as his paradigm! 

Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2011 7:04 pm

Luck should go

Some people place life's ultimate value in how much money is in their bank account.  Mr. Luck is not one of them.  He should be applauded for having his priorities straight, rather than for viewing every decision as a net present value calculation.

Besides, I'm not sure that endearing himself permanently to every Stanford graduate on the planet is not in and of itself the best NPV decision anyway.  There are plenty of fields of human endeavor besides the NFL, and it is quite obvious that Mr. Luck wants to succeed in far more than just football.  Here's betting that in 20 years, some Stanford-grad venture capitalists stake Mr. Luck to an opportunity to do something TRULY meaningful, and which would make the Carolina Panthers opportunity look like small change.

More power to you, Andrew.

And who the heck are you to sit in judgment, Pete Prisco?  What have you done in your life that gives you the currency to argue with Andrew Luck's decisions?

Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2011 7:02 pm

Luck should go

The fact that this guy - I have no idea who or why he - is featured here on cbssports, vomiting this stuff, is plain ugly.  Andrew Luck is a class act.  This Prisco is a symptom of much of what ails the world - especially the world of sports - today: low-class, stupid, and just in it for the money. 

Since: Jan 6, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2011 6:47 pm

Luck should go

Watching Stanford play football is like watching Duke play basketball.  In a simialr vein, Luck decision to defer a pro career to "stay in school" reminds one of decisions made by Grant Hill and many other superior athletes at top colleges.  Although the number of these decisions are waning, it is obviously difficult for persons who look only at the financial bottom line to understand.  If you knew Andrews father, perhaps you could better understand.

It just all depends upon what you value.  More power to you, Andrew.  You are one hell of a quarterback, and you also have your head on straight.

Since: Mar 30, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2011 6:23 pm

Luck should go

Now that I understand something better, this notion that Luck is a fool is even more absurd. First some facts (from

Q. When does the CBA expire should there be no extension to the agreement?

A. In March of 2011.

Q. Will there be a college draft in 2011?

A. Yes.

Q. What is the "Final League Year" in the current agreement?

A. The "Final League Year" is the term used in the CBA to refer to the last year of the agreement. Without a further extension of the CBA, the "Final League Year" would be the 2010 League Year, which begins on March 5.

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So someone PLEASE explain to me how on Earth Luck is leaving all this money on the table??? There is no way I can see that he can get Bradford type money. Even when the draft is conducted in April (one month after the CBA expires), any contract he signs will be under the new CBA, and that is assuming one gets done. We have all heard by now that one of the major objectives of the CBA is to restrict rookie salaries. So the argument that he is leaving $40 or $50 million on the table is complete nonsense.

Since: Oct 11, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2011 6:17 pm

Luck should go

Obviously listening to Luck being interviewed he is not an idiot! He is at Stanford earning a degree he has worked for. Financially few can argue against going for the pot of gold but not everyone who wins the "lottery" ends up happy. Money is not the only measure of one's lifetime accomplishments. I admire him for making the decision he desires not Prisco's, the NFL's or Carolina Panthers'. Life is full of risks. He has a right to take his risks as he choses. Barring injury his stock will remain high for next year's draft and he will enter the NFL on his terms. Insurance policies can protect him to some degree with regards to injuries. Get over it! Any way you look at this kid he will eventually strike it rich! Prisco's dream of being a "rich bachelor" in the NFL does not match Mr Luck's view of himself.

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