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January 29, 2014

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Have a helping of sports hash.

In more than 65 years of avidly watching sports, I have admired my share of athletes, none more than Andrew Luck.

The Colts quarterback is the most self-effacing jock I have observed.

If played well, which was often, he spread the credit around. Other great athletes do this too. Luck does it lavishly.

Whenever the Colts lost, Luck took the lion’s share, if not the full share, of the blame — even when he had glowing stats. I have never seen anyone do this like Luck.

What’s more, Luck is totally believable.

When San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was coaching Luck at Stanford, Harbaugh said:

“I was thinking just the other night that two people in my life, my wife and our quarterback, Andrew Luck, have a lot in common in that they are just perfect. With most people you say, ‘If they only didn’t do that. Or they do this.’ Or you wish they could do this, or you wish they could do that. But I don’t do that with my wife Sarah or Andrew Luck. They are just absolutely perfect the way they are. For a football coach that’s pretty great — to have a great wife and a great quarterback.”

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Speaking of Harbaugh and his wife, she gave him some heat recently for wearing pleated khakis on game day. On a radio show before the NFC championship game, she said she has tried to get rid of them.

She complained that after she tossed his old pairs, he bought new ones for $8 a throw at Walmart.

So he switched to flat-front khakis. “So happy wife, happy life,” he said.

I know of at least one woman who applauds Harbaugh for his frugal ways in buying $8 khakis.

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