Andrew Luck appeared on the Jim Rome Is Burning television program yesterday and was asked a few questions about his decision to get a degree, his time at Stanford, Jim Harbaugh and blah blah blah ASK HIM ABOUT THE MIAMI DOLPHINS ALREADY, FOR CHRIST!!!
That part of the conversation is transcribed below. You can listen to the entire Luck interview here (the Luck portion starts at the 7:30 mark):
Rome: Did you happen to check out that Monday Night game last night?
Luck: (pause) I did.
Rome: And what are your thoughts on the Dolphins? They were certainly having a tough time of it. Does that look like a place where you might see yourself playing?
Luck: (laughs nervously) I guess they were having a tough time with it. But I ... I don't really think about that right now. Like I said, if I start thinking about the next level, it'd be a disservice to my teammates, to the coaching staff, to this university. So I try to stay away from that.
Rome: Fair enough. But you did make a point recently where you said the quote "Suck For Luck" campaign was stupid. Kind of elaborate on that. Why do you think that? Where were you going with that?
Luck: I.. uh... I think a true fan will stand by their team in tough times, and I don't think anybody wants to lose on purpose... uh and again, I uh... I don't think I relish that attention.
First of all, it goes without saying that it's pretty fucking fantastic that he knows about us and is all "meh you're stupid for rooting against your team, stupid face!" Awesome.
But obviously, Luck is just being uber-modest here. He also certainly doesn't realize that we have been standing by our team in tough times. It's just that the tough times have lasted longer than a dog's life expectancy and we're kind of sick and fucking tired of it SO EXCUSE US IF WE THINK YOU'RE AWESOME AND ARE THE ANSWER TO ALL OUR FOOTBALL PRAYERS, YOUR HIGHNESS!!
Still, after listening to this interview, and seeing how he gives his parents credit for making him the grounded, humble success that he is, and seeing how truly uncomfortable he is with being so lauded even though he knows he's a great player convinces me that he's going to be an amazing QB at the next level. I think the lesson here for the kids out there is to be sure to grow up to be nice, and have an arm like a bazooka.