I hate the word.
It doesn't apply.
See: Peyton Manning.
It doesn't matter what you have done, what stadiums you helped built, what Super Bowls you brought to a sleepy little city, if you're breaking down and the price is too high, you are expendable.
The IndianapolisColts are parting ways Wednesday with Manning, a decision helped along by a $28-million roster bonus he is due and the uncertainty about his health after suffering a neck injury.
Even so, it should be a message to the rest of the NFL players that there is no loyalty. If Peyton Manning can go, so can you.
Get what you can when you can. There is a "me" in team.