DATELINE: Bookworms Turn
Andrew Luck has now topped Tom Brady and Peyton Manning on the New York Times Book List.
In a post-literate world, Andrew Luck is bringing back the old fashioned values of a bookworm. He reads books. He recommends them to his teammates. Usually his mother recommends them to him. Does anyone have her email address?
This revolutionary approach to long road trips and plane flights may create an entirely new group of fans—the disenfranchised intelligentsia. For years they have been cut adrift by the NFL and had sand kicked in their faces at the beach by defensive linemen.
Apparently somewhere along the way, Andrew Luck took the slogan, “Read rhymes with Lead” to heart. He will inspire his teammates by tailoring their intellectual needs to the winning requirements of the Indianapolis Colts.
With eclectic taste—from Arthurian historical novels to inspirational tales—Luck may be the latest incarnation of the Joy Pot Luck Club.
We suspect he may end up a guest with Oprah to talk about reading.
Once his football career is over, he may well be the first entrepreneurial publisher to come out of the ranks of quarterbacks.
Tom Brady likes to joke that he majored in general studies (not a stretch for humor), but Luck has a Stanford education with a focus on architectural design. That alone would give him a well-rounded appreciation on styles and philosophies.
Most authors will give up their local fan loyalty to have an endorsement by Luck for their novels, nonfiction, and humor books.
As for us, would we abandon Brady for Luck? Do we feel Lucky today? It’s tempting, but we do not think we would.