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12 minutes ago, ricker182 said:

He's completely shafting the team and the fans.  

  

He doesn't owe us anything, but we also don't owe him anything either.  

  

The timing of this couldn't have been any worse.  

  

Low blow, imo.

 

Bro, look at how fragile the fans are. They cant even take their favorite player retiring. They come unglued. Now imagine those weak minded *s had to actually play a game that is horrific for your health, and have the weight of an entire city on their shoulders and imagine how quickly they would fold.

 

 

He cant "not owe you anything" and shaft you.

 

That's impossible.

 

He is leaving a lot of money on the table. I'm sure he has his reasons. And to expect someone to go thru an NFL season and risk his long term health for a bunch of spoiled babies who look for any reason to tear someone down? No thanks.

 

Personally Im about over pro sports altogether. The fans are ridiculous and think their % dont stink.

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4 minutes ago, shastamasta said:

So Luck just decided this? Lots of nonsense spewed this entire TC...from multiple people in this org. Pretty difficult to trust them again.

It sounds like social media knew about this before 99% of the organization.

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8 minutes ago, BlueCollarColts said:

Don’t know if this has been said, but Luck was boo’d as he walked off the field, and if what it being reported is accurate, then rightfully so.

Yes he was boo'd.  I watched the game tonight and saw it happen live.

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1 minute ago, GoColts8818 said:

You can argue he owes it to his teammates but he owes fans nothing.  Sorry I know fans like to think that players and teams owe us something but they don’t.

No but he shouldn’t have lied and drug fans along. “I’m fully expecting to play week 1” what a joke 

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32 minutes ago, Nate! said:

Colts future prospects nose diving.  Brissett is just middling at best.   Probably will finish .500 which puts them out of reach of any respectable QB which means more mediocrity.  Lucas Oil about to get empty.  

 

Also, could’ve drafted a QB in last year’s loaded class.  Darnold could be a Colt now.  Luck absolutely screwed the Colts retiring a year later

Right about Sam, but Ballard got smug and traded down.

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1 minute ago, HOF19 said:

Peyton will always be one of my top 5 players of my life but (to me at least ) Peyton will always be second to Johnny U ( I fell in love with him when I was 10 years old )

That’s fine but it’s hard to argue you’ve been waiting for 50 years for another QB when you had Peyton Manning in there.

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Just now, csmopar said:

@Nadine I am gonna go ahead apologize on behalf of us all, this is not gonna end well and you and your mod staff are gonna have your hands full the next few days. Thanks and good luck

I get the emotion.  

It's a bizarre situation

But people should be advised.  I'm banning like crazy right now

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12 minutes ago, PrincetonTiger said:

wrong chicken GIF by happydog

 

 

 

 

Lmao the irony. Quit idolizing these athletes. They aren't any better than any of us. A quitter is a quitter. 

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For as complicated as this apparently is, some of this is simple.

 

If Luck's injury was significant (e.g., season-ending), most people will support him.

 

If the injury is not significant, most people are going to be furious that he waited this long.

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The guy played thru a lacerated kidney for the fans.

 

He battled back from the shoulder thing, for the fans.

 

He has always been a class act.

 

And tonight the fans booed him and hurled insults at him as he walked off the field.

 

Its shameful how people act.

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BREAKING NEWS: Andrew Luck realizes that retiring from the NFL is actually more mentally draining and a much bigger threat to his health, and is unretiring effective immediately.

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2 minutes ago, Surge89 said:

 

You'll be downvoted to hell because people idolize athletes.  But this is the truth. If you don't have the passion the time to quit was 4-5 months ago. 

 

The fact he came into camp and wasted everyone's time by regurgitating his passion for the game and other nonsense is low. 

 

As I tell my kids in sports. If you commit it's done. It's a "commitment".  After the season you can always reassess and stop or keep going. But once you are in then you give it everything you got. Same with your job, your school, your marriage everything. 

 

Quitters are what they are. 

 

Doing right by you is never a wrong choice.

 

Luck did not hurt anybody. He is doing what is best for him.

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1 minute ago, deedub75 said:

 

He owes it to his teammate and his fanbase to not screw the team and the fans a couple of weeks before the season.  This was not a snap decision made by him.  Quitting has been on his mind and he should have quit when it first crept into his mind.  

I agree....of course many will virtue signal and tell us what lousy fans we are because we expect our franchise player to be responsible and fulfill their obligations to the team and their team mates! Quitting because you are mentally worn out is not something you decide on the spur of a moment! We were angry at the way McDaniels did the team for the same reason...of course he has the right to do what is best for him and his family, but we don't have to admire him for it....and I don't!

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6 minutes ago, deedub75 said:

 

He owes it to his teammate and his fanbase to not screw the team and the fans a couple of weeks before the season.  This was not a snap decision made by him.  Quitting has been on his mind and he should have quit when it first crept into his mind.  

 

He doesn't owe it to teammates or fanbase. Players are free to retire whenever they want. Just like teams can cut and trade players whenever they want. Go ask Peyton Manning how he felt when the Colts got rid of him and if the Colts owed him anything.

 

Circumstances are not always ideal if life including sports...you just have to deal with it. It's not ideal timing, it would have been better if this happend in the spring but it didn't. Life goes on.

 

 

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1 minute ago, Nadine said:

I get the emotion.  

It's a bizarre situation

But people should be advised.  I'm banning like crazy right now

I’m sure. I’ve had to stop myself a few times already. Good luck

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Luck is going to be the new hated man in Indy. The positive is we have tons and tons of cap space lol.

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Just now, ColtsSouljah said:

For as complicated as this apparently is, some of this is simple.

 

If Luck's injury was significant (e.g., season-ending), most people will support him.

 

If the injury is not significant, most people are going to be furious that he waited this long.

agreed....If they told him you need ankle surgery....and you;re done for 2019..

 

..then I understand..He got married in the offseason. He doesn't need this

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1 minute ago, 18to87 said:

It sounds like social media knew about this before 99% of the organization.

Ballard and Jimmy behind the 8 ball like last year with Josh jilting them. Had Sam at draft 3, but thought Luck was going to be around for years. You just don't pass up QBs

 

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Just now, Fisticuffs111 said:

Yeah...this is gonna be a tough season.
 

 

More proof that the team didn’t even know. Heck, Luck may just get his butt kicked in the locker room before he gets to leave the stadium

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1 minute ago, GoColts8818 said:

You can argue he owes it to his teammates but he owes fans nothing.  Sorry I know fans like to think that players and teams owe us something but they don’t.

 

Tell that to the fans who have spend thousands of dollars on tickets and airfare to come see him play.  Without fans there are not teams and no million dollar paychecks.  He absolutely owes it to us NOT to screw the franchise right before the season starts.  

 

I'm not upset that he's walking away.  I'm upset with the timing.  He knew before today that retirement was a possibility and he should have left with that first inclination.  

 

I've spent a lot of money on season tickets so yes, I am upset!

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2 minutes ago, Nadine said:

I get the emotion.  

It's a bizarre situation

But people should be advised.  I'm banning like crazy right now

Why? It's a real kick to the head, rear and balls

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The Colts still might be good enough to win the AFC South even without Luck.  You never know...JB and Kelly could have them competitive with the overall talent that Ballard has built up on both sides of the ball.   As long as we have Chris Ballard...the Colts franchise will get through this gut punch.  

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Just now, Smoke317 said:

Luck at the podium. 

Here we go. The coward better have a good excuse for waiting till today

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Yep it was a crappy thing onto do two weeks before the season. Doesn’t sound like anyone had a clue it was coming.

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24 minutes ago, NewColtsFan said:

 

Nope.    Lawrence was a Freshman last year.

 

He'll be a sophomore this year.

 

Won't be available until the 2021 draft.      Not the 2020.

 

well, that is a LOT of sucking.

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History repeats itself for the Colts.

Just as Bert Jones followed the great John Unitas but had a relatively short career with injuries, so Andrew Luck follows the great Peyton Manning but has a relatively short career with injuries.

 

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I think I was blocked for a few minutes but what I said before I left because I bet this new marriage had something to do with this. I know he's been injured but he's an NFL quarterback and paid hundreds of millions of dollars to do so. This is no time to do this especially how they announced it

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1 minute ago, Chrisaaron1023 said:

No.. don't boo him :(.. he's our QB.. well. Kinda.. I don't know whhaaaaa :hissy:

He deserves this. The leadership in this locker room is about to be tested. I wonder if Reich or Ballard knew before this got out.

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46 minutes ago, TDewar1987 said:

Why would Luck "announce" this in the middle of a game? I know he aint playing just sounds like something hed publicly announce first

 

He didn't announce this in the middle of the game.

 

The news leaked in the middle of the game.    Big difference.

 

He told Irsay BEFORE the game.

 

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