Found August 17, 2012 on
It’s not often that there’s a large amount of hype surrounding a preseason contest. This year, however, there’s one exception — Colts vs. Redskins. Andrew Luck vs. Robert Griffin III; No. 1 overall pick vs. No. 2 overall pick. Battle of the highly-touted quarterbacks.
You get the picture.
Both teams will meet at FedEx Field on August 25, and the home team is doing their best to capitalize on the upcoming tilt.
The Washington Post’s D.C. Sports Bog noted the Redskins store is selling a commemorative T-shirt featuring Luck and RGIII. The shirt, which highlights the apparent “QB Showdown Rivalry,” isn’t exactly cheap, listed for $35 (plus shipping) on the website.
Though it’s unclear how exactly these two are rivals — they’ll play each other once every four years — this is a collector’s item for those who appreciate good marketing … and like to tap into their disposable income.
But, hey, to each their own.
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Before the 2012 NFL draft a few highly regarded (along with more than a few not-so-highly-regarded) pundits openly questioned Andrew Luck's arm strength leading some to project Robert Griffin III as a better prospect. Luck's camp and preseason thus far has started to answer those questions. George Bremer of the Herald Bulletin notes Adam Vinatieri has seen some of the best...
WORK OF ART
It’s hard to believe that this piece of Indianapolis Colts folk art history could have been yours for only $1,500! The heads of starving artists over the world will explode when they learn that this Andrew Luck original piece of crappy artwork just sold for $1,500 on eBay (plus an additional $2.00 shipping and handling). [...]
Want even more proof that autograph hunters and sports memorabilia collectors will buy anything labeled “one-of-a-kind” and adorned with a star’s signature? This terrible piece of artwork turned one-of-a-kind Panini Rookie Sketch Card—hand drawn and autographed by none other than Colts rookie QB Andrew Luck—went for $1,500 in a recent eBay auction (the listing says...
Who’s ready for the Redskins-Colts preseason game coming up next week? The Redskins Store is! Seriously, they’re selling an RGIII-Andrew Luck “QB Showdown Rivalry T-Shirt” for $35 (plus S & H).
It should be noted that the Colts Pro Shop is also selling this shirt, but I think we all know whose idea it was.
Previously: Redskins Store Knows What You Want, Has No Shame...
His quarterback prowess aside, we’ve learned two things about Andrew Luck — he can’t sing and can’t draw.
Exhibit A: The “art” displayed to your right, which, sadly, is the monetary equivalent of a mortgage payment.
Long story short, a collectables company in May presented Luck and several other rookies with an index card and asked them to sketch whatever their hearts...
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck needed just one game to make Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin a believer.
Tomlin says the top pick in April's NFL draft played like a veteran in a 38-3 win over St. Louis in last week's preseason opener. Luck completed 10 of 16 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns, looking very much like the franchise player the Colts were...
According to NFL.com an eBay shopper bought a drawing that Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck put together for $1,500.
"In May, a collectibles company presented index cards to a group of high-profile NFL rookies and asked them to draw whatever they liked.
"It was an exercise straight out of a southern California private school where there are no grades, only...
Andrew Luck and the new-look Colts, fresh off of an impressive (even for pre-season) victory against the Rams last week, head to Heinz Field to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Don’t expect a repeat performance.
Pre-season or not, you had better believe the Steelers defense took notice of what Luck did against St. Louis, and will be determined not to let it happen twice. The Rams...
Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck likely will be compared to John Elway and Peyton Manning for his entire NFL career. Why? Luck is easily the best quarterback to come out of Stanford since Elway. In addition, the Colts released Manning because they were in position to take Luck No. 1 overall in the 2012 draft, and Luck has been called the top quarterback prospect...
There was nothing out of the ordinary for Andrew Luck following his NFL debut.
No game ball from the head coach. No congratulatory phone calls from anyone besides those he usually hears from.
"It was a preseason game," Luck said.
The impact still resonated far beyond the typical exhibition contest.
Luck's two-touchdown, 188-yard passing effort during a 38-3 rout...
Andrew Luck may have been the feature attraction at Colts' training camp this year - until Pat McAfee stole the show Friday.
With about an hour left in the nearly 3-hour practice, new coach Chuck Pagano sent McAfee, the punter and backup kicker, in to try a 59-yard field goal that would have sent everyone home early. Fans roared as they thought it went through the uprights,...
Last week went about as well as Colts' fans could have hoped, as the Colts clobbered the toothless St. Louis Rams 38-3.
This week will be a little different, however, as the Colts face the always-tough Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers provide a much tougher matchup on both sides of the ball, and should provide a better measuring stick for us to measure players, units, and...
The Steelers get their first taste of the Andrew Luck era as the Colts come to Heinz Field for the 2nd preseason game on Sunday night. Besides being a primetime game, those fans who aren’t part of the Steeler Nation will be tuning in to see if Andrew Luck can put together another nice game after a solid outing in his debut last week.
The Steelers aren’t going into this game specifically...
Andrew Luck and the Colts invade Pittsburgh in what should be a good contest for both teams to see how
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they’ve progressed from week 1 to week 2 in the preseason. For the Steelers, they are looking to get much more consistent and finish drives on offense. On defense, young talent with get significant experience...