Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck announces his retirement

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Cory: Andrew Luck Has Every Right To Go

Cory Mageors
August 26, 2019 - 1:36 pm

Imagine you have been working at a place, for a boss for that you don’t love.

Not like, but love.

Then imagine walking out of that job after turning in your resignation, and being booed by tens of thousands of people, including kids. You pull up your email, social media and check your texts and every person you don’t know is calling you whimp for not sticking with a job you don’t love.

The great Brad Sham once told my class at The University of North Texas an adage that we’ve heard many times.

“If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.”

I have worked jobs I hated, couldn’t stand, liked but not that much and quite honestly I’m much happier in life with the decisions that I made to get away from sometimes better money, for a future in something I really wanted to do in life.

If you’ve been doing something you love for your entire working career, then you are a small percentage that got truly lucky.

If you’re a person who left a job because it wasn’t right for you, then you have to be able to empathize with Luck.

I’ve said for about a month on The K&C Masterpiece, jokingly, that Luck’s plan all along was to bail on the Colts and go work for the XFL with his dad. I don’t have a source on that, it’s just an opinion I have based on connected loosely on the same sheet of paper.

I think it would be a helluva story for a marquee player to become the key figure for what many, including myself, perceive as a B-League product.

I don’t know if that’s going to happen, but I do know that I was listening to Randy Galloway while working a career that I couldn’t stand. Every day I showed up worked hard, and stared at a wall that bored me to death. I got tired of the job and my only joy was listening to sports radio.

I made a leap of faith and relentlessly pursued my dream.

To this day, it was the best decision of my life. I’ve met great people, worked with great bosses and have enjoyed every moment the microphone turns on.

I can’t imagine where I would be had I stayed doing something because somebody else thought I should, or somebody else thought I needed to fulfill a goal for a bunch of people who may not have really loved me anyway.

For Luck, I think the booing fans made it pretty clear that he can move on with plenty of opportunities to pursue other dreams.

Across the world, the greatest dream is not the NFL, and for every individual, the ultimate goal is something uniquely specific to them.

If Luck wants to exit early, it’s perfectly fine, and somebody else who has dreamt of playing QB in the NFL will gladly step into the roll and try to live out their dream.

All we can do is wish him the best in his future endeavors. ​