Ladies and gentlemen: Your 'Suck for Luck' tracker
OK, it's understood that teams who have already played themselves out of contention in the first third or so of the NFL season need diversions and distractions to keep the fans interested.
And given the hoopla over Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, who is said to be the new generation's Peyton Manning or John Elway, it's understandable that fans of the Dolphins, Colts, Rams and a couple of other teams are in a twisted way thinking their team is better off to lose or "Suck for Luck" as it has been dubbed.
Now, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel is making it official for fans who are more interested in the race for the No. 1 pick than any signs of improvement the Dolphins might show the rest of the way. The newspaper is running its "Suck for Luck" Tracker on its website, keeping tabs on all the contenders in the Luck sweepstakes and helping to handicap the run in the wrong direction for his services in 2012.
There are only a couple of potential flaws, of course. Luck could always do like Manning did and decide he wants to stay for his senior season. And there's always the slight chance Luck won't be as good as advertised. Remember, once upon a time, guys like Ryan Leaf, Tim Couch and Rick Mirer were considered "can't miss" prospects as well.
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com