News: Spagnola: Travis Knew When To Walk Away

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Editor

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    Spagnola: Travis Knew When To Walk Away


    SHELTERED IN PLACE, Texas – At first blush, my jaw dropped.

    Travis Frederick is going to retire?

    Then my mind raced. What's this going to do to the Cowboys salary cap?

    Then, how in the world will the Cowboys replace him? Centers who go to five Pro Bowls are not easily replaced. In the infamous words of Bill Parcells, you can't just go down to the neighborhood Texaco and pick one up.

    And finally, being far less concrete it was this: Bless his soul. What a brave man. A lucky Man. Frederick gets to go out on his own terms. Not many are afforded that privilege. And I'm not just talking professional athletes. All of us most likely. Heck, think about all of our amateur athletic careers. If you love it, you didn't quit easily. Usually someone cuts you.

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  2. Whyjerry

    Whyjerry Well-Known Member

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    Mickey is such an insufferable pile of turds. You can just tell the guy thinks he is the Hemingway of sports writers.
  3. Proof

    Proof Well-Known Member

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    And even so, I agree and appreciate this take.
  4. lkelly

    lkelly Well-Known Member

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    Sappy mush
    Sappy mush
    Sappy mush
    Cowboys spreading the cap hit over 2 years with June 1 designation
    Sappy mush
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  5. Zekeats

    Zekeats theranchsucks

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    Spagnolas tongue smells like **** everytime I read his stories.
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  6. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Moderator

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    That's pretty smart!
  7. JoeKing

    JoeKing Diehard Zone Supporter

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    Never waste an opportunity to trash Mickey. That seems to be your MO. :rolleyes:
  8. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    I'm not at all surprised, what DID surprise me was that he was able to come back and play last season. He's a tough dude, I wish him nothing but the best.
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  9. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    TFred was one helluva solid professional athlete. I started watching him in college with hopes that he would become a Cowboy and he never disappointed me in any way. I have the deepest respect for TFred and the team and fans will miss him. He is one class act.
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  10. Asklesko

    Asklesko Well-Known Member

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    Barry Sanders went out on his own terms. TF not so much.
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  11. noshame

    noshame I'm not dead yet...... Zone Supporter

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    This is hard to take, but I'd do the same.
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    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    Ya, says the guy speaking full of anger. Man the hate towards him is insane.

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    So much deep anger. If posters (not you) dislike someone, still can at least be civil in use of language. But that's me.
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  14. DuncanIso

    DuncanIso Well-Known Member

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    he needs to rest and heal.
  15. buybuydandavis

    buybuydandavis Well-Known Member

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    He smells like a guy who knows he's a hack and makes the best of it.
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    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    You can say that about any sports writer.
  17. Whyjerry

    Whyjerry Well-Known Member

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    Not angry at all sunshine. Just honest. Mickey is a hack. Even someone as silly as you should know this.
  18. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    This is why I have those, well, won't say it, but it is why I have them on ignore. Makes it so much better not seeing it day to day.
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  19. Aerolithe_Lion

    Aerolithe_Lion Well-Known Member

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    this is true. Surprised everyone is buying into this. Fredrick would play another 5 years if things were on his terms
  20. Hardline

    Hardline Well-Known Member

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    I'm willing to bet he returns next season.
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