So as the suck for luck mob gets bigger and bigger has anyone given any thought about the message it sends to kids? I read a post from one here who was firmly sold on the idea. He’s 16 years old! A freakin’ kid who’s decision making process is nowhere near matured. What’s the upside the tots stepping into pop warner? This is the worst kind of talk to kid who’s being taught honor, to play hard, fight through adversity, abnd respect the game. They don’t understand the “adult” rationale being spewed out. What they hear? Don’t worry little Johnny you can be bad and you’ll get rewarded later. It’s okay not to try.
Hell, even pro players haven’t yet matured yet and grown adults are encouraging them to underperform? That’s what you’re doing. Don’t sugarcoat it. You (and all those other basement team fans) want your team to underperform and that message will absolutely trickle down to children. That’s being a responsible adult. Tell you what, would you encourage your kid to act under this line of thought? If you would you should question your values as a dad. I sure do.
And while I’m on a roll, you think Goodell’s ear is turned? As a lawyer and the lord god of the NFL he’s surely ready to protect the goody goody integrity (pun intended) image of the NFL -not to mentioned it’s profit margin. So if an owner (Irsay) risks a suck for luck strategy you don’t think Goodell’s going ride his white horse in and yank a draft pick? He surely will. And he knows he can. If he thinks there’s enough evidence to act you know damn well every other owner’s going to support him.
Getting back to immature NFL players, just what do you think they’ll do when they perceive Indy (or the Phins, or the Rams) deliberately sucked for luck? There’ll be a price on Luck’s head, through no fault of his own, and a be a legion of player’s gunning for him. Of course all the youngsters will see that and they’ll see all the suck for luck “adults” who lost the sweepstakes cheering them on.