Monday, October 3, 2011
Suck For Luck Campaign 2012
For those of you who don't know, the Suck for Luck campaign 2012 is a competition in the NFL to be the worst team in the league in the 2011 season (thus "suck") in order to get the number 1 draft position for the 2012 season and potentially draft Stanford University super star quarterback Andrew Luck (thus "luck"). So basically, many fans of teams in the NFL who are struggling are hoping to just lose ALL of their games for the rest of this season in order to get the number 1 draft pick in 2012. The main reason for this is because the fans of the losing NFL teams believe that all of their problems will be solved by getting a new quarterback, mainly Andrew Luck.
There are a few reasons that the Suck for Luck campaign has emerged -
most teams in the NFL who are "sucking" right now are probably blaming their quarterback. The quarterback position has the biggest magnifying glass on it, and fans are quick to put the blame on the quarterback when their team loses. The quarterback's mistakes are the easiest to spot, especially for fans who don't know the ins and outs of the game. If you know a little bit about football, then you understand a few of the other issues that can make the quarterback look bad, like the offensive line, for instance. If the offensive line isn't doing it's job, the quarterback is not being protected, has to scramble around, and basically has a hard time getting into a rhythm. The Suck for Luck campaign has emerged as a result of frustrated fans who are unhappy with their team and truly believe that all of their problems will be solved if they draft Andrew Luck and replace their current quarterback.
Many Kansas City Chiefs fans have signed on to the Suck for Luck campaign and in an interview today 810 sports asked quarterback Matt Cassel if he had heard of the campaign to which he replied that "this is the first I have heard of it" - which may or may not be the truth. As it stands, the Suck for Luck campaign stands as follows:
Minnesota Vikings - Record = 0-4
Miami Dolphins - Record = 0-4
St. Louis Rams - Record = 0-4
Indianapolis Colts - Record = 0-3
Stay tuned for more Suck for Luck news!