In a day that featured breaking news in the U.S. Appeals court reinstating Tom Brady’s four-game suspension as a result of Deflategate in the 2014 playoffs and Sam Bradford requesting to be traded from the Eagles, the least surprising news might have come from Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.
The former Stanford standout revealed that he has started his own book club in an attempt to share books he enjoyed growing up with fans through social media.
According to the book club’s website, Luck says he got the idea after an interview he had with NBC Sports Network’s Men in Blazers, who during the interview joked about Luck’s love for reading.
Luck will have a book for younger folks (Maniac Magee) and one for seasoned readers (The Boys in the Boat). Luck says he will host a Q&A once in awhile to have a live discussion with the fans who participate in the club.
However, once the season begins, Luck will bring in guest athletes to take over the book club until the end of the Super Bowl.
That is best since he will have his own “playbook” club with the Colts offense.
The NFL has approved the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, and with the move comes the pressure the league must now face in a city that embraces its gambling and vibrant nightlife.
Not only could this cause problems for the league, which has been outspoken against gambling on sports, but it could impact its players, who now have to deal with being in and around gambling year round.
With so many questions, the NFL must embrace these realities of being a part of Sin City in the future.
PFT’s Mike Florio breaks down the NFL’s future in Sin City in the video above from the owners’ meetings in Arizona.
Vince Young is hoping his football career isn’t over.
Young has hired agent Leigh Steinberg, who announced on Twitter today that Young has a “dream of playing more football.”
That Steinberg used the word “dream” suggests that he and Young realize it will be an uphill battle to get back to the NFL. Young hasn’t played in a regular season game since 2011, when he threw four touchdown passes and nine interceptions for the Eagles. He has spent time with the Bills, Packers and Browns since then but never made it past the preseason.
The fledgling Spring League has already said it would be interested in Young, so he’s got someone interested in him. But the Spring League is a long, long way from the NFL. It’s highly likely that Young has played his last NFL game, even if, at age 33, he’s not quite ready to say definitively that he’s done.