Oh the irony. In Colts' owner Jim Irsay's champagne wishes and caviar dreams of the 2012 draft he's snuggled up close to his brand new draft pick/Best Friend For Life, Andrew Luck who he prays will learn to emulate the Peyton Manning style of play making.
But what if Belle of the Ball QB decides he'd rather emulate Peyton's brother Eli who famously snubbed the Chargers in 2004 and started a chain reaction that landed Eli with Giants and Philip Rivers in the classiest city on earth.
The upshot of that move is that San Diego has a tremendously talented QB who happens to have won nothing of great value and New York is stuck with a crimson turd who happens to have won a superbowl based purely on a decade of bad karma built up against Patriots' coach Bill Belichick.
Pro Football Talk suggests there are some rumblings among NFL "circles" that the "Suck for Luck" campaign could easily backfire if a team is deemed too damaged for Luck to resuscitate.
Personally I find this preposterous, the current crop of teams in contention for the Stanford QB's services are Indianapolis, Miami, Denver, Minnesota, St. Louis and technically Carolina. You have to throw the Panthers in there even though they clearly have their QB Of The Future because a winning lottery ticket is a winner no matter who holds it (though I honestly think the Panthers are too motivated to find success to keep up this losing streak.)None of the aforementioned teams represent historic losers and even if they did history has shown us that it doesn't take long to turn a program into a winner unless that program is Cleveland.
And there's the fact that Luck is only a junior. So unless he is dying to get started on his Maserati collection he can always wait another year before entering the draft to see just how long he can hold NFL teams hostage with his awesomeness.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Posted by The Owners at 11:55 AM