top dawg

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About top dawg

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  • Birthday 07/08/1967

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  • Interests I certainly bleed my Panther blue, and have followed the team so long, that I'm beginning to feel like history as opposed to remembering history. That being said, I follow the Panthers very closely and am truly a Panthers fanatic in the best sense of the word.

    In addition to following the Panthers and the NFL, I also write poems and essays regarding different aspects of race relations in America, and sometimes the world. You can see some of my poetry at blackpoems.net, and perhaps more importantly read my essays on race at racerelations.net. Yes, I know that dealing with racial issues can seem somewhat taboo at times, but my goal is to provide forums where people can at least open up a dialogue and discuss racial issues forthrightly, but respectfully. It is my dream that people will get to a point where, like Dr. martin Luther King expressed, people will be judged by their character and not skin color. Moreover, I have been known to write reviews and opinions on different aspects of the wireless industry, and other issues that affect consumers.

    Lastly, I am a family man who works a penny ante job, enjoys sports and very few TV shows, and plays video games. I am in some ways the quintessential "starving artist", who somewhat revels in being a rebel and covets a Bohemian lifestyle.

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  1. top dawg added a post in a topic Panthers Training Camp Notes and Photos - Day 4   

    I know, right.  A well-deserved zinger.
    Whatever happened to "May the best man win"?
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  2. top dawg added a post in a topic Lee Ward - The Punisher   

    "The veterans don't appreciate a rookie coming and hitting them in the mouth..."
    I love this guy!
     
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  3. top dawg added a post in a topic DAY 4 - Training Camp Tweets   

    I second this. It's like seeing nothing pretty fast, or waiting forever for nothing that ever shows. 
    Pasted info is probably the best answer.
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  4. top dawg added a post in a topic DAY 4 - Training Camp Tweets   

    In fairness, though, that poo does hurt like a motherfuger!
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  5. top dawg added a post in a topic DAY 4 - Training Camp Tweets   

    "Blindsided in the end"? I hope not. LOL
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  6. top dawg added a topic in Carolina Panthers   

    Cam in Baltimore. This should have been a bigger story
    Admittedly, I have been on a virtual hiatus from the Huddle during June and July (as is my custom), and my username is not underlined by All-Pro, so maybe I am not privy to something, but it doesn't appear to me that the Cam camp with his receivers in Baltimore for two and a half weeks got much attention.  Perhaps it was by design, because it's not like Baltimore is bustling with Panthers fans, but it seems like some NFL fan would have spied something of Cam and company during their stay in Mobtown. 
    Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/article29766328.html#storylink=cpy
    Now, of course, I am pleased to hear this news even after the fact.  Training camp is in its infancy, but there has already been a Damiere Byrd sighting, and Brenton Bersin has continued to settle in to a groove which began during OTAs.  Even Jarrett Boykin has apparently benefited from the chemistry building exercises with Cam in July, as someone basically being written off as a camp body in Spring, may be showing signs of being more than somebody in Summer.  Boykin really believes in Cam too, noting Cam's exercise of leadership in B'more as a harbinger of better things to come.
    The Observer article also points to the fact that Cam believed in doing extra work and building chemistry while at Auburn as well, and we all know how that ended up.  So hopefully, Cam's camp at Under Armor this summer will yield him another title...No I don't necessarily mean the Superb Owl title which would be wonderful, but the title of hardworking, young leader on the field and off that is worth his weight in green to the Panthers, and worth his weight in gold to his greater community.
     
     
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  7. top dawg added a post in a topic Oher Struggling Early in Camp   

    Sure, it's still early, but it's not like we're observing a rookie being bounced around like a pinball here (and yes, that is a pun). Oher, once the raven that soared to the mountaintop, should be beyond being pushed around by little cocks, barely out of the coop, trying to make a name for themselves 
    Last year many of us were blinded by off-season and pre-season platitudes of being saved by the Bell, but this season I, for one, don't plan to be blindsided. We need to keep an Eagle-eye on this situation early and often.
    The party line is only as strong as its weakest link, so the FO needs to get its story together, Oher else.
     
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  8. top dawg added a post in a topic The battle for the #3 wr   

    It's just too early for predictions. Right now is the time to be quiet and observe. Counting anyone out (or in) right now is simply a matter of playing on mental monkey bars. We have to keep an eye on camp, the games, and we will get our ultimate answers with the cuts. I am just so pleased we have a solid level of competition.
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  9. top dawg added a post in a topic Training Camp Photos and Observations - Day 1   

    Looks like I was right not to count out the golden-haired boy. I can't wait to see what comes of Berse, Brown, Hill and Boykin.
    I'm more disappointed that Hill isn't looking the ball in than the pot charge.
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  10. top dawg added a post in a topic Norwell Picks Up Where He Left Off   

    If I could get a Norwell jersey, I'd have a Norwell jersey.  
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  11. top dawg added a post in a topic Players, Role Models, Fathers   

    As far as I'm concerned, the best work you've done, Igo! Nice job!
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  12. top dawg added a post in a topic Michael Oher vs Frank Alexander   

    That's a fair amount of time for a play to set up.
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  13. top dawg added a post in a topic Question for the Huddle   

    I'd rather everyone play well, than one play great, but if I had to choose for one to be great, it would have to be Oher. Seeing Cam get pummeled last season, the low being against Philly, was enough for me as a fan to never desire to take part in that experience again.  It was saddening, but also maddening.  I know that he was taking the real beating, but I was taking an emotional beating, cringing with damned near every snap.  I never want to go through that again.
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  14. top dawg added a post in a topic Panthers sign OT Tony Hills and G Davonte Wallace and waive RB Darrin Reaves   

    For me, the story (as it were) is that Reaves got the boot as opposed to Brandon Wegher.  
    I am bustling with enthusiasm about the competition for the first time in a long time.
     
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