Originally written July 24, 2012 on Buffalo Wins:
The achilles tendon is the thickest/hardest tendon in the human body. Without it, we wouldn't be able to jump off the ground with the same peak. You mention the tendon to athletes and they squirm just a bit. When media or fans talk about it, it usually means bad news. Careers have never been the same once the 15 centimeters of mass has been ruptured. It is cancer for an athlete. Possibly curable? Yes. The same as before? Probably not. We have heard all the cliches about this Bills' squad. Bunch of no-name guys who nobody wanted, just living their dream. The classic underdogs. The classic no-names. But sooner or later, the no-names become somebodies. They get the accolades and the endorsements roll in. Once they start getting paid, the underdog story just doesn't feel as shiny as it did before. Shawne Merriman is the role reversal of Fitz, Stevie, and Fred. He was a star once...now the star is shooting down at about 3,000 feet above sea level. A star who is probably ...
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