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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: Jan 3, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2011 10:09 am

Luck should go

You  sir are  fool. I think him choosing to finish his degree is a smart move. It's better to finish up the degree and know he has something to fall back on incase something unexpected happens and his football career is done and over with. Everybody knows that even the NFL off-season is just as busy as the regular season so he wouldn't really have the chance to finish his degree during the off-season.What happens if say the team that drafts him he finds an architectural company that he gets hired by and is able to work for during the off-season part time or something to that effect. I have seen people that think they are good at one job when in reality they should havegoten a degree in something else bc of how bad they are in their primary field.

Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2011 9:58 am

Luck should go

I usually like reading articles written by Prisco, but I am down right furious over this one. I think we should all praise Andrew Luck for putting his education first instead of an NFL career and not call him a fool! I have a question Mr. Prisco: Don't you have any respect for education? Do you think colleges are nothing but NFL and NBA player factories? These are institutions of higher learning and where some degrees aren't easy for kids to find jobs, I think a career path like Andrew Luck's can be quite lucrative. I think this choice shows a lot for Andrew Luck's character! He doesn't see college as a minor league team or D-League team for the NFL. it is sad that most college athletes don't see it that way (i.e. athletes like Cam Newton, Reggie Bush, and every "one and done" basketball player who left for the NBA after one year of college basketball). There is life after football and we see so many players who go down a wrong path after retirement from football or stay too long because they have no direction, no play for life after football. I think we should applaud Andrew Luck, Sam Bradford, Jake Locker and all of the others who stayed the course and didn't think of college as the NFL D-League. Shame on you Mr. Prisco for condemning these young men!

Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2011 9:25 am

Luck should go

I'm sure he has an insurance policy in place in case he gets injured.  He would be a fool if he didn't have one of those not for going back and finishing school.

Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2011 9:21 am

Luck should go

I hate to agree with Prisco, but I do...'Architectural Design degree' - really? Can't Luck return to school anytime he wants during off-seasons to do this? Or even when he's done with his NFL career?

Does he really think he will use his degree at any point in his life if he's the top pick in the NFL draft? Doubtful I would say. Why in the hell would anyone turn down being the guaranteed top pick in the NFL draft? Isn't this every top athletes dream?

Only thing I can think of - he's not ready and he knows it. I hope he has another great year next year, and he doesn't get injured, or he will live to regret this move. We'll see.

Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2011 9:11 am

Luck should go

I can see both sides of this. On one hand, I think Prisco is being harsh by calling someone "a fool" for choosing to finish his education. On the other, he has a point when he says Luck can always go back and get that degree and, let be honest, if Luck suffers a serious injury in his senior year, Prisco's analysis won't seem so harsh will be dead-on.

Since: Nov 11, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2011 9:05 am

Luck should go

This is smart for him to make a successful football career, and he could land on a much better team. He could lose out on millions, but QBs who stay that extra season usually become better NFL QBs. And if he turns out to be a great QB because he isn't tossed into the fire like he would be if he went #1 overall he could make alot more over the course of his career. Not to mention they are close to getting a national championship, which means more to some people than others because not to many people have the oppourtunity to win it all on any level. His stock will most likely fall, because he will be under the microscope and fall like a brick, but he will be a much more polished QB coming out next season rather than this one.

Since: Sep 17, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2011 8:57 am

Luck should go

I totally agree with kwisatzhaderach, Prisco is nuts and Andrew Luck is making a very intelligent life choice.  There are way too many idiots or should I say nuts out there that only get to college because of athletic talent and only use that to attempt to get to the next level.  Many of the better talented nuts actually get there and many of those leave college early without making much of a dent in an education of any kind.

Do a little bit of research regarding those that leave early and how many of them actually make a career in the NFL?  Very small numbers compared to those that take that path.  There have been many that had the physical tools, but were just not yet mentally prepared for the NFL or being thrust into the real world at a younger age than those they are up against.

I will give Prisco the benefit of the doubt in regard to Luck's specific situation in regard to football only.  Luck is very talented and seems to be physically ready for the NFL and maybe even mentally ready for the NFL.  Also, being a quarterback he will have some protection.  However, for some nut like Prisco taking to task an intelligent student-athlete like Luck is a whole other story.  Luck knows that he will not play football forever and he also knows that in his selected field of study it may be a bit difficult to come back in five years and pick up where he left off.

Andrew Luck is making the kind of choice that every parent would hope that theur child would make.  It is obvious that he has been taught well and has learned well.  An Architectural Design degree from Stanford will mean a whole lot more in 15 or 20 years than placing second in the Heisman voting in 2010.  Now if he plays well next season at Stanford and wins the Heisman, he will have made the perfect choice and will still have the NFL opportunity and have the degree as well!

Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2011 8:45 am

Luck should go

I just reread some of this idiot's "work", as well as those morons Freeman, Judge and Parrish, and had to sit here and wonder WHY in the world do I waste five minutes of my life I will never get back reading the acid reflux of these idiots' minds?  I am leaving CBS Sportsline, and going to ESPN, and I strongly urge everyone who has an interest in a well-thought out, intelligent opinion of a sports topic do the same, rather than stay and be subjected to the ill-conceived ramblings of the dumba$$es on here.

Since: Jul 28, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2011 8:30 am

Luck should go

Is it possible that, although Luck would have been the first player taken that he just didn't feel ready for the pro game??  He is only a true sophomore, and the success rate for early entry quarterbacks in the NFL is not very high-even for juniors.  His game may be ready-and according to scouts it is, but the let the kid get another year of maturing before the hopes and dreams of an entire organization and city are thrust upon him.

And am I the only one who thinks he looks a little like Jon Heder????

Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2011 7:20 am

Luck should go

Maybe his life doesn't turn around NFL or sports as some weirdos on these boards, maybe he values college degree more then freakin' game of football, because as you all know, football is just a game, and doing something real in life, something that can actually make a difference is much more valuable to some people.

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