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Luck's dad also thinks 'Suck for Luck' is stupid

Posted on: November 3, 2011 11:06 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Not everyone believes that Andrew Luck is a stone-cold lock as an NFL stud, the general consensus is that the Stanford quarterback will be pretty, pretty good in the NFL. (Though I'd still rather have a certain Carolina quarterback myself.)

The possibility of him being a franchise-changing quarterback's inspire several fanbases to fire up a "Suck for Luck" campaign. Luck himself recently called the idea "stupid." His father, West Virginia Athletic Director Oliver Luck (seen right, as a member of the Houston Oilers), agrees with him.

"I played for five years in the NFL, and I never have seen an NFL player take a play off," Luck's father said on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Radio Thursday. "Because these guys are playing for their livelihoods and the coaches are coaching for their livelihoods, I absolutely think it is stupid that fans would believe that a team intentionally loses a game."

The Luck family isn't the only group of people who can't stand the social media campaign, but they're certainly the group most directly effected by it.

Luck came back to school in order to make a run at a BCS Championship and enjoy what is likely his final season as a star quarterback on a college campus.

He's obviously having a great run at Stanford, but there's an exceedingly ridiculous amount of discussion (yeah, I'm guilty too, but whatever) about where Luck will go, who will get him, and how he'll play once he gets to the NFL ... if it even happens next year.

All of that is combining to put a ridiculous set of expectations on young Andrew, and his father -- wisely -- understands that trying to mitigate those expectations will only make things easier for his son as he progresses to the NFL.

Also, he correctly knows that NFL players -- professional football players -- don't tank for some rookie, regardless of who he's compared to. So there's that.

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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2011 11:28 am

Luck's dad also thinks 'Suck for Luck' is stupid

Look as a Dolphin fan you should appreciate this. The real joke is that "Suck for LUCK" is the only thing keeping fans of Miami & Indy interested in games. Please niether has won a game and maybe niether does. The funniest thing that could happen here is the kid stays for his senior year. Nobody is a guarantee in the league. Cam Newton was "garbage" and a huge risk coming out now look at the guy. When he was picked almost last in our fantasy league everyone laughed. Who is laughing now?
People really have to lighten up, Suck for Luck is funny. Get a sense of humor. I can't imagine being a Dolphins fan and watching that little meatball with sunglasses running around & yelling fist pumping after a field goal...LOL  I almost feel sorry for Miami fans because they really do love the fish.

Since: Nov 4, 2011
Posted on: November 4, 2011 11:03 am
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Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: November 4, 2011 9:26 am

Luck's dad also thinks 'Suck for Luck' is stupid

I am not touching this one with a ten foot pole.  I am not going to mention the Stanford cheerleaders, coeds, or football groupies.  I am going to force my mind "out of the gutter" and back into the world of sports.  It must be nice to be in his position, though.

Since: Feb 9, 2011
Posted on: November 4, 2011 9:02 am

Luck's dad also thinks 'Suck for Luck' is stupid

Didn't Phil Simms say that Andrew Luck doesn't have NFL calibar arm steength, or something like that.
Yes Oliver Luck, players do take plays off, most famoulsy, Randy Moss.

Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: November 4, 2011 3:12 am

Luck's dad also thinks 'Suck for Luck' is stupid

Cam Newton was fortunate that Luck didn't come out after the 2011 draft.  The Panthers would have surely picked Luck over Newton.  But whether Luck choose to stay in school because he didn't want to play for the Panther or really wanted one more season at Stanford.   ** I personally think he is a Prima Donna just like the last decent QB from Stanford was** (John Elway)  and stayed in School because he didn't want to play for Carolina.

Luck's loss is Newton's gain.  What the Prima Donna didn't think about was Carolina had a lame duck coach but a pretty solid Offensive line in 2010.  Newton has benefitted from having Ryan Kalil as his Center and J. Gross protecting his backside.  

Luck may not be as fortunate.  Whoever drafts him is going to have to protect him.  Whoever drafts him and has a line like the early Texans. They may ruin him like Houston did David Carr.

I was pissed when he declined to enter the draft, but now happy he did.  Cam has shown he can and will be around the NFL for a long long time.

Unless the "Suck for Luck" Campaign winner is Indy I see Luck having a weak line. This means he will have a rougher time transitioning to the NFL.

Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: November 4, 2011 2:43 am

Luck's dad also thinks 'Suck for Luck' is stupid

The Owner is the only one besides the fans that would have incentive to throw games. Like in the movie Major League, hehe.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 11:40 pm

Luck's dad also thinks 'Suck for Luck' is stupid

Really, Oliver Luck, you've never seen an NFL player take a play off? I once saw 19 of them take an entire game off. The Cardinals lost that one to the Patriots 47-7 in 2008.

Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2011 11:38 pm

Luck's dad also thinks 'Suck for Luck' is stupid

Im a Dolphins fan, and I also think it is stupid. Fans complain about the team not winning, yet they are preaching losing/tanking the season for the chance to get the number one pick.

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