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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 4, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2011 7:01 am

Holy Balls!

    Just so everybody knows, it's a quarter after 3 in the morning right now and I'm a little tipsy. Prisco also may have been a little tipsy when he spewed drivel onto the, supposedly venerable, CBS Sports website.
    Exhibit A; "Way back in October, a high-profile agent insisted to me that Luck would stay in school. I told him was nuts."
    That makes about as much sense as a bowl of cement. "I told him was nuts." That's some piss-poor sentence structure coming from somebody who makes a living writing.
     Exhibit B; Sure, plenty of degree-holding folk are unemployed, but I'm sure that not too many of them have an Architectural Design (Luck's field of study) degree from Stanford. Even if he were to suffer an injury next year which ended his days in the football world, he would have something to fall back on. I'm guessing plenty of firms would probably still hire him.
     Exhibit C;  The average career length of an NFL football player is only 3.5 years. How many early-round draft picks in the last 10 years, who suffered severe injuries, do you think wished they had had stayed in school and gotten a degree as opposed to making a quick couple mil?  And how fast do think that couple million was wasted frivolously? ( Read the content of this link.


      Money isn't the most important t aspect of life Prisco (and followers) It's simply a false means to a false ends outside of what's truly important... peace of mind.

Since: Nov 14, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2011 7:01 am

Luck should go

i think his decision is great. more should stay in school. Luck has been around football all his life. His dad worked for the World League of Football for years. he knows that it is all business from the time he leaves school. how many people would delay their graduation, for 1 more year of fun in college and not having to start the daily grind of a working life. i know i might have

ask many people what the best times of their life were, and alot of the time you will get the answer,"my college days"

i don't understand why everyone thinks it's such a bad decision. i could see that reasoning if the kid's family needed money, but Luck isn't in that situation. most say he is one of the best prospects in many years. i don't think everyone thought that about Locker last year. i don't think waiting 1 year will hurt him one bit, even if he was to get injured.

maybe he will get lucky and not end up in Carolina next year.

Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2011 6:19 am

Luck should go

While I won't go so far as to call this apparently bright, well adjusted kid a "nut", I will say this: What is Luck thinking?? Four words--Matt. Leinart. Jake. Locker.
That said, I applaud him for his willingness to do what he thinks is best, notwithstanding conventional wisdom.

Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2011 5:58 am

Stupid Luck...

Matt Leinart would have been the #1 overall pick had he come out of college in his junior year. He didn't.
He got picked at #7, I think, by the Cardinals. But there was a big drop. If you're the projected #1 pick (Sure top-3 at least), you don't go back to college. Come on! It can't get any better than that. I hate to say I agree with Prisco on this one. He can always go back and finish his degree if he wants to after his NFL carreer. The #1 pick in the NFL draft may not be calling again. So, way to go Andrew, go ahead and waste millions for that degree. Pretty sure you could make the money and take time off later to do whatever you wanted. Maybe he didn't want the responsibility right now and continue the easier college life. But it's damn stupid.

Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2011 5:43 am

Luck should go

I hear all the "polically correct" answers about why he is staying at Stanford, but perhaps it is something completely different, plausible, and simply.  Maybe he just flat out has no interest in playing for the Panthers. 

Since: Aug 20, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2011 5:09 am

Luck should go

A piss poor column....Locker and Luck don't give a buck about the CASH so why should you.....they should do what makes them happy in life, you little shallow guy (Prisco)...P.S CBS Prisco needs a raise....

Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2011 4:56 am

Luck should go

You're as dumb as Luck.  Life IS all about money.  There is nothing more important.   The only reason to go to college is so you can get a degree to make money.  It's much much easier for a rich 35 - 40 year old to go to college than it is for someone Luck's age who has to split his time between football and academics.

Since: Sep 26, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2011 4:44 am

Luck should go

Mr SoonerAlum I agree with you almost to a word, but there is a factor in the Sam Bradford situation that Andrew Luck hopes does not happen.

Sam Bradford is an exceptional young player who has poise and leadership.  His injury so early in the year in a way insulated him against the Locker situation - since he didn;t play he didn't suck and so his stocks were attached to the quality of his rehab.  A huge gamble and I am glad for him that it worked out. 

Similar to Andrew Luck, Bradford is placed head and shoulders above the QBs of his graduating (or nominating) year.  That inflated his draft stocks considerably once people judged the shoulder as a non-issue. 

If Andrew Luck were to have a couple of rough games or get an injury at the wrong time, he may not be the hot pick next year.  We won;t know until it happens, but it is pretty rough to knock a kid for STAYING in school.  I think he should nominate and get on with the career he has chosen, knowing he can go back.  But if the prospect of having to play at Carolina, with the monetary policies the owner has displayed thus far, is a factor maybe waiting a year won't hurt.  If he then lands in a rookie cap, he may be making a huge error.  Again, we won;t know yet.

Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2011 4:36 am

Luck should go

'You can always go back and get that paper'? Yeah, like you would know, Pete.

After half a dozen concussions it might not be quite so easy to get that paper, or to even hold a continuous thought.

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2011 3:08 am

It's Luck's decision...

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.



Funny, y'all said the same thing about Sam Bradford two years ago.  Everyone was projecting him to be a mid- to high first rounder after his Heisman winning season.  When he chose to come back, everyone said, well, he's leaving millions on the table and what if he gets injured.   And what happened?



First game of the season, bam.  Dislocated shoulder.  Rehab and rest.  Comes back and the second game after he comes back, BAM, again, same shoulder.  And all y'all said he had just killed his NFL career.  And, as we saw this past year, couldn't be further from the truth.  #1 pick, more money than he can ever spend (if he's smart (and he is))  and what looks like a very good NFL career ahead of him.  



Why not let Mr. Luck make his decision and then...wait.  See what happens.  He might come back, win the Heisman and go #1 with millions in hand.  And if there is a rookie wage scale next season, he'd be caught up in it if he goes this year, unless for some reason, during collective bargaining they agree to a rookie scale but don't implement it until the 2012 season.  

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