Like many people, television producer/writer/actor Michael Schur was surprised by Colts quarterback Andrew Luck’s retirement.
Luck announced Saturday he was stepping away from the NFL because of the toll injuries had taken on him mentally and physically.
While some Colts fans booed Luck, Schur expressed his admiration for the now ex-quarterback and shared a story of how their two paths intersected.
Schur has been a part of many great shows, including “The Office,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “The Good Place.” He also co-created “Parks and Recreation,” and fans of that show may remember Episode 10 of the fifth season. It’s called “Two Parties,” and one of the plot lines involves a bachelor party that turns into multiple parties.
The characters Ben Wyatt, Andy Dwyer, Ron Swanson, Tom Haverford, Jerry Gergich and Chris Traeger go to a strange bar, a steakhouse, an ice cream shop and ... Lucas Oil Stadium, the home of the Colts.
At the stadium, the guys meet Colts owner Jim Irsay, Luck and wide receiver Reggie Wayne.
It’s a fun episode and Schur recalled how great Luck was to the cast in a series of Twitter posts (under his moniker Ken Tremendous). Here is what he wrote, and if you haven’t watched the show, Chris Pratt is who Schur is referring to:
Here is a clip from that episode, with Pratt, Rob Lowe, Aziz Ansari, Jim O’Heir, Adam Scott and Nick Offerman: