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Old 08-24-2019, 11:07 PM   #1
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Andrew Luck just FIRE’d

I guess he can live on his SWR. Bad timing for Colts fans!

INDIANAPOLIS -- In a shocking development Saturday night, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck announced his retirement from the NFL, saying constant injuries have taken away his love for the game.

Luck, who turns 30 on Sept. 12, had met with Colts owner Jim Irsay earlier to tell him of the decision

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/...ardest-my-life


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Old 08-25-2019, 12:47 AM   #2
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What do you want the thread title to be? One of us can fix that for you.
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Should say Andrew Luck just Fired.

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Should say Andrew Luck just Fired.

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Done. Does that look right now?
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Luck's retirement from football at age 30 comes almost 20 years ago to the day that Lions' great Barry Sanders retired - also at age 30.

Sanders stated: “I'm just really not feeling like playing. It's just getting to that point. It's not the same game. Really, I've been battling for the last few years. As I've gotten older, the game has changed in my mind.”

Luck stated that his decision was based on chronic injury issues where Sanders's was a case of burnout.

Shame on those Colts' fans who booed Luck's decision to walk away from the game. I wonder how many of those same fans have been hit by a 300lb. defensive lineman?
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Always liked Luck, thought he could have done more with a better supporting cast. Sad to see him hang it up a little early for a QB, wish him the best.
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I disagree.... from everything that I have read, he retired and was not fired... it was his decision and not a decision made for him.
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I'd say 29 is definitely Early Retirement, not sure if he is Financially Independent...although he should be.
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I disagree.... from everything that I have read, he retired and was not fired... it was his decision and not a decision made for him.
I think the OP means he "FIRE'd", not that he was fired.
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Too bad that injuries shortened his playing career. When he was healthy, he was real exciting to watch.

Plus, points since he still uses a flip phone .
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I think the OP means he "FIRE'd", not that he was fired.
oh... ok. I read it as "Fired" just like it shows up on my laptop screen... silly me. Perhaps he should have put "FIREd".

Does the OP really expect us to be that interpretive when we have yet to finish our morning coffee?
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I disagree.... from everything that I have read, he retired and was not fired... it was his decision and not a decision made for him.


Yeah. I totally mis read the corrected title. I thought it should read “Andrew Luck FIRE’d”.
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Luck's retirement from football at age 30 comes almost 20 years ago to the day that Lions' great Barry Sanders retired - also at age 30.

Sanders stated: “I'm just really not feeling like playing. It's just getting to that point. It's not the same game. Really, I've been battling for the last few years. As I've gotten older, the game has changed in my mind.”

Luck stated that his decision was based on chronic injury issues where Sanders's was a case of burnout.

Shame on those Colts' fans who booed Luck's decision to walk away from the game. I wonder how many of those same fans have been hit by a 300lb. defensive lineman?
I’d cut them a little slack. At this point it is an emotional reaction. They are just two weeks from starting a new season. It would have been nice for him to decide about 6 months ago so that the team would have a chance to do something for quarterback.

Of course, this is the same franchise that packed up and left Baltimore in the middle of the night all those years ago. So maybe it is football karma for the owners.
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I’d cut them a little slack. At this point it is an emotional reaction. They are just two weeks from starting a new season. It would have been nice for him to decide about 6 months ago so that the team would have a chance to do something for quarterback.

Of course, this is the same franchise that packed up and left Baltimore in the middle of the night all those years ago. So maybe it is football karma for the owners.
I think the Karma may be for letting Colts legend Manning go with his injuries to make room for Luck. Now Luck's gone due to injuries just before the season starts.
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Starting quaterback in the NFL is not a job where you generally give 2 weeks notice. He should have let the team know he was retiring before training camp started. Otherwise he should honor his contract and play. OTOH, he is stuggling with injuries and should be set for life financially so why keep hurting yourself.
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They are just two weeks from starting a new season. It would have been nice for him to decide about 6 months ago so that the team would have a chance to do something for quarterback.

He was probably thinking he would be pain free and ready to play by now.
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Talk about leaving money on the table...

Besides the $12.8 million in bonus money, Luck might have also lost out on up to $500 million in future earnings, at least that's the estimate from Colts owner Jim Irsay.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/a...n-500-million/

The Colts can ask for a prorated part of his signing bonus back. I’ve seen his career earnings reported as $97 million so he may be ok to cover that!
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[QUOTE=Popeye;2288878]Talk about leaving money on the table...
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Just about everyone who retires early leaves money on the table!

Granted, not as much as he did but it sounds like he just had enough physical abuse.

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Yeah. I totally mis read the corrected title. I thought it should read “Andrew Luck FIRE’d”.
Seemed like there was agreement to clarify the title. I changed it to read FIRE’d. Hope everyone is okay with it now.
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