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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
 
Comments

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2011 12:08 pm
 

Luck should go

totally agree....I understand he's a rich kid and doesnt think he needs to make his own money yet...but thats his parents money and in the mean time he stays a slave for the National Campaign Against Athletes....one injury and what he think he can live with mommy and daddy for ever...his first check for the nfl would be more money than a sensible person could possibly spend the rest of his life...no stupid way overpriced piece of paper will ever come close to the signing bonus for the first over all pick.
fuck the stanford company making money from your hard work, blood, sweat and tears.... they dont give a shit about you and even less a shit if you werent their big money meal ticket...college is a rip off for the regular customer,just ask any of the thousands of people still paying off loans till their 30's if they are lucky enough to have a job and most likely pays way less a year than one year of attending an info for money store and its a travesty for the big ticket athlete, genrating millions for these companies while being their bitch.
I hope he gets hurt now as a lesson to anybody else turning down a once in a lifetime deal



Since: Mar 30, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2011 12:01 pm
 

Luck should go

@ Sadovin, I don't follow your thinking. How would it be possible to enter the draft, receive contract money for #1 and finish his degree? If he enters the draft he doesn't get paid unless signed obviously. If he gets signed, he must do all the normal things a player does to get ready and play in the upcoming season, equally as obvious. But most obvious of all is if he is doing all the things as a signed player, how can he still go to school to finish his degree which still needs classes to be taken until Spring 2012? Funny thing is a lot of people say he is coming back for his senior year, but it will in fact be only his junior year.



Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2011 11:46 am
 

Luck should go

Prisco's thinking represents the worst of college football, the football factory school (like LSU) where it's all about getting the bucks and into the NFL. Andrew Luck, fortunately, has Oliver Luck as a father, not Pete Prisco. Oliver, as a former NFL QB, knows the longevity of the NFL career is the shortest in pro sports, that too many players regret not getting their degree. All of that and one other thing: the playing of QBs that come out early has a history of being less stellar than the QBs that stay in for their fourth year. Will it cost him money up front staying in? Probably. Does he run a risk of a career ending injury? Certainly. But that career won't be as an architect, who can have long, fruitful careers that rarely result in multiple operations.



Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2011 11:28 am
 

Luck should go

What is almost as ridiculous is the fact that there's 15 pages of posts here that seem completely oblivious to the fact that Luck could still enter the draft and complete his degree.  The draft only negates his eligibility, and I'm thinking a #1 draft position would easily provide the pocket change needed to complete the degree without the scholarship.  I agree with the premise of the article, it's foolish to gamble so much on what amounts to no more than one more season's eligibility.  It has nothing dropping out of school the way so many here have oversimplified it.  Luck could have both the degree and the guaranteed financial security for life.



Since: Aug 12, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2011 11:03 am
 

Prisco sucks

Every ounce of your statement has to do with the financial aspect of a player's status.....PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE RUINING SPORTS...IT DOESNT HAVE TO BE ABOUT THE MONEY....UNLIKE EVERYTHING ELSE IN AMERICA....YOUR A DOLT FOR HAVING THAT AS YOUR RATIONALE...




Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2011 11:01 am
 

Luck should go

Luck is a fool you are 100% right. You go to college to get a degree to got a good job. If you leave college you are going to get the best job you are going to get in your life. So why do you need a degree? Luck wrong move by far.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2011 10:54 am
 

Luck should go

I suppose it all depends on one's financial circumstances. Luck's father is very wealthy...Luck doesn't need to go into the NFL right away to start making money to move his family out of the projects or to develop a posse who will stay by him and drain him of every cent he earns.

Good for him for staying in school.



Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2011 10:45 am
 

Luck should go

Stay in school or go get his ass kicked in Carolina, a team that has very little recent history of success. Hmmmm, I think I would stay in school. Hell I would try to drop down the draft chart and maybe hook up with a better team. Money is not everything. If you havent learned that the past few years you will never get it. I would take personal happiness over money any day, every day. Oh by the way Pricko, it's his life. If you and your gay lover have a kid, I am sure you will look forward to some idiot journalist calling him a nut for choosing an education.



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2011 10:19 am
 

Luck should go

Hey Prisco, I hardly read your crap but this takes the cake. First of all, calling a kid a nut that wants to stay in school and get his degree so he's got something to fall back on if football doesn't work out?  Seriously? Sure, he's taking a risk, but it's his decision, not yours. Secondly, I think Andrew has a pretty good adviser in his FATHER, who was an NFL QB for a number of years, is a Rhodes Scholar, is an attorney, was CEO of how many PROFESSIONAL sports teams including in NFL Europe? Not to mention Andrew's Dad is now the Athletic Director at WVU.  I think he's getting some better advice from home already then from some two bit "sportswriter" like yourself. You sir, are a damn fool writing an article like this trashing a student athlete who decided to be a student first, and an athlete second and a kid who happens to be very good at both. I think it's kind of refreshing to see someone not go for the instant pay off.  



Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2011 10:11 am
 

Luck should go

Holy stupid.  I can't believe what I just read.  And to think this dummy gets to vote in polls and what not by being part of the sports media.  This type of opinion is EXACTLY what's wrong with all major sports today.  They are all overpaid with over inflated egos and most of them have little to no education.  I shake my head every time I think about how much these guys get paid to be, quite literally, clowns.  They run around and play games for our amusement... and they're paid higher than anybody else on the planet.

The money sickens me, and people like you who place no value what so ever on education sicken me.


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