INDIANAPOLIS – 2015 might not be a World Cup year but that doesn't mean Andrew Luck's fandom of soccer has deteriorated.
On Monday night, Luck joined the popular “Men In Blazers” show on NBC Sports Network to talk mostly futbol, and also a little football.
Hosts Michael Davies and Roger Bennett often take a humorous approach to the show and had plenty of laughs with the Colts quarterback.
Luck compared his famed neck beard to that of Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.
Davis and Bennett joked with Luck that he should start his own book club. Luck said his favorite book he read over the past year was Boys In The Boat, an "incredible story of perseverance" by the 1936 U.S. Rowing Team at the Berlin Olympics.
Here are a few more quotes from Luck's time on Men In Blazers:
On memories of going to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup:
"Great culture. I think to go see a U.S. game at the World Cup *live, *with fans, was probably the highlight of my fandom."
On if the U.S.'s best athletes started playing soccer:
"I've had this conversation with buddies, probably every time we start drinking it turns into, 'What if our best athletes played soccer? What would it be like? What would LeBron James be like out there?' (Luck was then asked to name some NFL comparisons to world soccer players. He offered Antonio Brown/T.Y. Hilton for Lionel Messi. Luck put Odell Beckham on his team, along with Antonio Gates in goal.
On soccer fans within an NFL locker room:
"It's great. I think you would be surprised to see how many soccer fans there are in an NFL locker room. The World Cup really does capture the imagination of I think everybody, but also NFL players because we don't get to don a U.S. jersey and go to a World Cup every four years. I think that's something we would love to do, represent our country on the world stage."
On the popularity of the video game FIFA:
"I think it's incredibly popular, incredibly popular game and certainly has helped the growth."