LAST WEEK, BEFORE the Colts were humiliated 45--7 by the Patriots, punter Pat McAfee revealed that quarterback Andrew Luck sometimes slips Lord of the Rings references into his dummy calls at the line of scrimmage. What characters from the trilogy might other players think Luck is referring to? A few guesses.
This is an article from the Jan. 26, 2015 issue
Got a ring years ago and after an unnaturally long run of success seems ready to move on
Good-looking up-and-comer with pedigree who is poised to inherit the throne
Much-discussed creature who lingers in the shadows but occasionally emerges to help
Oft-wounded diminutive adventurer from another land who volunteers to lead the charge
Frodo's buddy from back home (New York) often drops the ball but provides moral support
Bearded wizard who's not typical of his kind but has a vision and a willingness to sacrifice for success
SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE
Johnny Nichols, a 21-year-old Patriots fan from Waltham, Mass., had Tom Brady tattooed on his lip so the QB's name will always be on the tip of his tongue.