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    Dan Dakich criticizes Andrew Luck after retirement announcement
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl...cid=spartanntp

    Dakich is absolute garbage.

    ETA: So is Doug Gottlieb:

    Retiring cause rehabbing is “too hard” is the most millennial thing ever #AndrewLuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasZagFan View Post
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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl...cid=spartanntp

    Dakich is absolute garbage.

    ETA: So is Doug Gottlieb:
    I think it was a smart decision. He was constantly injured a smart to think about his life after football.

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    A lot of hurt feelings out there. Toughen up and get outside
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    Nothing on Twitter surprises me...it attracts more narcissists than politics and religion combined...
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    I did like this response on twitter "David Nail@davidnail

    Difference between a guy like Dan Dakich, and Andrew Luck, is that Luck sleeps easy tonight, knowing he’s at peace with his life/career thus far at 29 years old. Dakich is 50 something, and still bitter/angry/envious, for reasons we will never know. What a loser DD!"







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    Let's see what DD would do if he had about $50 million in the bank, and faced another 5-8 years of getting his legs twisted around and head slammed against a carpet. See if he doesn't decide he has enough money and get out while still able to walk, talk to his family.
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    Criticism of Luck or any retiring/quitting athlete seems so baseless to me.

    Since nobody has a moral or ethical or cultural obligation to play even 1 year of professional sports to begin with, regardless of ability, how could some athletes then somehow generate obligations for themselves to play additional years beyond the first year?

    If Luck (or Lebron James, or Mike Trout, etc) had chosen to play 1 year, 0 years, 5 years, or go out like Ichiro where you try and squeeze every last conceivably possible game (and more) from your body, I don't see that array of options as anything other than a personal preference and choice to be made on your own or with input from your family.

    As long as you can support yourself and your family with food and a roof, you have zero obligation to anyone else to remain doing any particular activity or job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LTownZag View Post
    Criticism of Luck or any retiring/quitting athlete seems so baseless to me.

    Since nobody has a moral or ethical or cultural obligation to play even 1 year of professional sports to begin with, regardless of ability, how could some athletes then somehow generate obligations for themselves to play additional years beyond the first year?

    If Luck (or Lebron James, or Mike Trout, etc) had chosen to play 1 year, 0 years, 5 years, or go out like Ichiro where you try and squeeze every last conceivably possible game (and more) from your body, I don't see that array of options as anything other than a personal preference and choice to be made on your own or with input from your family.

    As long as you can support yourself and your family with food and a roof, you have zero obligation to anyone else to remain doing any particular activity or job.
    Agreed. I was as surprised by the retirement as anyone, but especially for a football player, haven taken the beating he's taken, why not get out before your body breaks down further? Many players live the rest of their lives in constant pain.
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    Yeah Dan, all the kid's got going for him now is that Stanford Education.
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    I was captivated by the press conference. He is an intelligent, amiable guy. After watching that, I don't know how anybody could walk away not wanting for Luck what he wants for himself.

    Pain has its way of eating away at the psyche. He's had multiple injuries and has essentially been dealing with chronic pain, which is no joke. Depression and pain are intimately linked. If his mental health is better by not playing football, then that's the important thing, to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webspinnre View Post
    Agreed. I was as surprised by the retirement as anyone, but especially for a football player, haven taken the beating he's taken, why not get out before your body breaks down further? Many players live the rest of their lives in constant pain.
    Many of us working stiffs live in constant pain too, and I didn't get 50 million for it.

    Not sour grapes, just facts. I worked hard and abused my body doing so. I was young and indestructible...until I wasn't.
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    Ive remained friends with Theisman and Bill Etter. And quite a few others.....who went through the Int Medicine program here. All of em tell me it's the pain on Monday that really never goes away. I think Luck is a bright guy who saw the future of pain. When a guy has $100 million PLUS in the bank, he'd never enjoy his life with chronic pain. He WILL enjoy his family and whatever greets him in his future. As for DD, he's always been substandard in his analysis of things. He'll never disappoint.

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    I have no idea the amount of pain professional football players endure, and it's only going to get worse. The size and speed of these athletes is unfathomable. For perspective, I went back to the roster of my football team my senior year in HS. It was a school of about 2000 students, and only a handful of players weighed more than 200 pounds.

    In high schools today, if your offensive line doesn't average at least 250 pounds, you're undersized. It's not unusual to see linemen tipping the scales at 300 pounds.

    If I were a GM for an NFL team, my first priority would be the offensive line, with 1A the defensive line. Football is a game won in the trenches. Of course, the next priority would be QB, but you have to be able to protect that guy.

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    Good grief...how is it anyone's business what Luck decides.....Mantle retired at a young age....Secretariat was only three when he retired and spent the rest of his life foaling around....

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    Sandy Koufax, Dakich. Sandy Koufax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markburn1 View Post
    Sandy Koufax, Dakich. Sandy Koufax.

    Conversely, Bret Favre and Junior Seau.

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