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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. Who was at fault?

    I'l take the present special teams any day over what we had (mediocre over sub par).  I liked Ginn when he actually had an opportunity. The rule changes lessened a return man's impact.  Generally, special teams were adequate, just not great.  I'm not going to overthink and outweigh last night's performance. Upgrades are probably on everyone's mind. If G-man can sneak a guy in that he thins will upgrade that phase of the game, he will undoubtedly do so. 
  2. Im with Sean Payton's Vicodin.. Just ban me also

    LOL. PU was an alt that played this place like a Stradivarius. Meh.
  3. Winning with grace

    We didn't necessarily win with grace, so it's a little hypocritical to call out someone else.   Truth is, we should lose with grace as well, and unfortunately part of that is taking your medicine like a man.  Too much of this And this And not enough humility.   I believe that some MVP QB said it best: "Too bad they don't make Band-Aids for feelings."  
  4. Do you trust Gano?

    I hate for games to come down to kicks because I don't totally "trust" an kicker, but I trust Gano less than the top tier kickers in the game today, especially when the game is on the line. As for Nortman, he is mostly good. He needs to be more automatic because he tends to fug up every once in a while with a shank (at what seems to be the most inopportune time). I trust him more than Gano though. Just like there are worse options, there are always better as well.  Sometimes they just have to present themselves.
  5. Bayless and Stephen A on Mike Shula

    Shula still fuged up though.
  6. First of all, yeah I said it: Funchi! If we can have a Benji, we can have a Funchi. Devin Funchess seems to have fun playing the game, and he has some positive chi going on that just pops off of his personality on and off the field.  Did you see that incredible catch last night? It was absolutely marvelous! I don't absolutely know why we didn't see more Funchi this year, but I can only assume that he didn't know what the hell was going on half the time (like Cam joked about earlier this season in one of his pressers). So I also say it in a facetious manner. But, I am excited about Devin. He climbed and two-handed Cam's overthrown ball like a boss, and he really made some clutch catches all season long...when he was in there---on the field, of course.  He is not in Ron's doghouse, but he was on Ron's porch. He is going to have to have to find a way to impress Ron (and company) enough to get off the porch and run with the big dogs on a consistent basis. His route running needs some work, but you could see his improvement over time---much like the changes in a time-lapsed video---because it was that noticeable, at least to me. He probably needs to block better. He has work to do, but Ron and Shula are going to have to let this kid play. Just imagine the duo of a more polished Benji and Funchi on the field together. That dream is still very much in play, my fellow brethren.   But getting back to that catch though...and a couple of others this season...those are the catches of a big time baller.    P.S.: Man if we could somehow get Alshon...  
  7. Positions we need to upgrade

    CAP wasn't even active last night. I don't believe RB is an issue. Both CAP and Wegher are big time gamers just waiting to happen. Edit: Their ability to block wil be the only thing to hold them back...and, uh, maybe the O-line's run blocking (LOL).
  8. Even Wade Phillips is trolling Cam on Twitter

    Actually, we had too little dab last night...
  9. I can't and won't single out a player this whole season. The hallmark of this team was "team"! That's why the season was a good one.
  10. This really isn't about "rubbing it in people's faces", this is about the NFL  totally screwing up the post-game interview locations. They should be apart for (really) professional reasons, particularly on the sport's biggest stage.  Your nut-hugging references should probably be directed to another location as well.
  11. OK, what he was saying wasn't so bad as the NFL fuged up the presser process.  What a bunch of morons that should have known better.
  12. Cam was more mature than I would have been at 26 because I would have went over to the guy and told him to shut the fug up. At the very least, some official should have told the muthaphucka to tone it down.
  13. That's right, can't downplay dad's influence, and his knowing his son better than anyone else (save mom). He knows what buttons to push. He's going to keep Newton's head "in the game" so to speak. And I am talking on and off the field.  Bogart, I am with you regarding G-man.  
  14. I hope DG learned something tonight

    There is always something to learn if you're doing your job correctly.   It is no coincidence that our suspected areas of weakness became our actual weaknesses on the sport's biggest stage. Everyone is going to have to dig a little deeper and up there game, and that includes G-man. In a way, that is especially G-man depending on one's perspective.
  15. Perspective (too early?)

    The first thing I told my son when it was apparent that we were probably going to lose (which was probably with 13 minutes left in the 4th quarter)is, "We aren't ready yet." By the way, I haven't been to sleep myself.