Can anyone justify Andrew Luck's decision?

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by Alex1939, Jan 14, 2011.

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  1. steverife

    steverife Starter

    If you are unwilling to look at anything beyond money, then, yeah it was the wrong decision.

    I think most pros will tell you that being a college star is more fun than pro ball. The window of opportunity for Andrew Luck to be a college football star and to live with his friends and teammates is smaller than that of being a millionaire in pro ball. It is a risk to go back to school, but I'm sure it is a calculated risk. Sam Bradford's success after losing his last college season to injury makes it seem like an even smaller risk.
  2. Alex1939

    Alex1939 Space Invaders Champion

    I guess, if you look at money only as "money" and not as "opportunity".

  3. amy

    amy Starter

    You know, for some, there is life outside football and money is not the be-all and end-all of their existence. The money is what makes athletic, but otherwise ingnorant young men go into sports in hope of making the millions. It is very unfortunate that they do this because they usually do not make big money for any length of time, but they are so undereducated that they can do nothing else. sad
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  4. amy

    amy Starter

    un, that should be 'ignorant'. typo!:D
  5. 24

    24 Starter

    It's probably been mentioned already, but there WILL be a rookie scale for this draft. Teams can't sign their picks until a new CBA is in place, and the new CBA will have a rookie salary cap. He did NOT leave $50 million or whatever on the table.
  6. Alex1939

    Alex1939 Space Invaders Champion

    IF that is factual, then that certainly changes things.

    From what I had previously read, I was under the impression that if no CBA was in place, there would still be a draft and players would be signed as if there was no salary cap in place.

    I suppose I was misinformed.

    Regardless, it is still a risky decision to return for a senior season and risk injury. Nowhere near the magnitude of what I suggested originally though.
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  8. therealtrueblue

    therealtrueblue Camp Fodder

    An education cant be taken away from you.... football can
  9. TitansBlue

    TitansBlue Camp Fodder

    i wouldn't say terribly though
  10. Gunny

    Gunny Shoutbox Fuhrer

    And you wear the mantle of leader. You think someone is stupid for staying in school? Are you a moron?

    He's the #1 pick next year. He might get a scaled salary but he is going to be set for life the minute he signs his sponsorship deals. And he is going to get many of them.

    Perhaps he likes school? He only gets to go for 4 years in his life and then its work work work.
    Perhaps he sees more to life then money and material goods.
    Perhaps he values education.

    He doesn't need a reason to satisfy your moronic little mind and you're not going to be satisfied because you will never accept a reason to leave $50 million on the table simply because you are never going to see that much money.
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