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Will Mineshaft be a gold mine at stud?

In the lexicon of sports, it's common to refer to a special player on a team as a "stud." It is a badge of honor, the equivalent to being royally knighted.

Updated: February 25, 2004, 11:04 AM ET
By Kenny Rice | Special to ESPN.com

In the lexicon of sports, it's common to refer to a special player on a team as a "stud." It is a badge of honor, the equivalent to being royally knighted.

It's a term of endearment that no doubt was taken from the world of horse racing, because in our sport there is nothing more important than the stallion. A great sire is like a great songwriter, their royalties pay off long after the singer has had a brief run at the charts.

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