October 31, 2011
This group of four Colts fans made the trip to Nashville on Sunday to see the Colts take on the Tennessee Titans. Note that I didn't say "root for the Colts," because for these gentlemen, I don't think victory is the objective. They are looking for Andrew Luck in Indy blue.
The Colts do currently lead the Andrew Luck sweepstakes with their spotless 0-8 record. Miami is a half game back at 0-7, and the Rams put themselves a game and a half back with a win Sunday to go 1-6. The Cardinals are also in the one-loss club.
Is it OK to already own an Andrew Luck jersey in the colors of your favorite team? Well, unless you've appointed yourself the czar of fashion and taste and see it as your duty to tell other people what to wear, of course it is. It may not be the smartest investment in the world -- there are those who think the Colts wouldn't even draft Luck if given the opportunity -- but as a fan, you can make whatever statement you want.
This also helps put into perspective how insanely lucky the Colts might be getting here. If it does work out that the Colts end up taking Andrew Luck at No. 1 overall, they'd have had the top overall pick at two points in the last 19 years, and both times, there was a surefire, franchise quarterback available.
Try explaining that to the Browns, Texans, 49ers or Raiders, who, in that same period of time, used that same first-overall pick on Tim Couch, David Carr(notes), Alex Smith and JaMarcus Russell(notes), respectively.
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