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Mr. Irsay...Lucas Oil C.E.O. on Line 1

This is an intriguing time of year, especially for Colts fans. We have not experienced this kind of fascination with a draft pick since we selected Edgerrin James #4 overall in 1999. Fans are seeking any and all clues as to who the number one pick will be, and though all signs point to "#12," some fans (myself included) will not rest easy until the name is called. Heck, after the Faulk trade EVERYBODY thought we would draft Ricky Williams. We did not.

The story linked below is one of the most intriguing of the draft season. It is hard to tell whether or not there are underlying motives for things like this. Many have speculated that RG3 does not want to play for the Colts. That is fine with me, as I have been in the tank for Luck since the Cleveland game. I just find this article intriguing. Apparently, RG3 has signed a sponsorship deal with CASTROL. Unless Lucas Oil owns Castrol in some deal I am not aware of, Griffin just signed with one of Lucas Oil's competitors. That would not sit well with the suits at Lucas Oil. You draft a guy you want to be the face of the franchise, a team that plays in Lucas Oil stadium, and he's all over draft coverage next to the Castrol logo.

Now, to be fair, RG3 probably did not consider that. A company offered a college kid some money to run on a commercial. Cool. But what about his agent? Did he give it a thought? Did he think about the fact that his client was signing on to advertise for Lucas Oil's competition? Lucas Oil pays big, big money to tie its name to the Colts of Indianapolis (not JUST the stadium). My guess is that they would be none too pleased for the face of that franchise to rep a rival.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/46992281

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