InterestsI 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.
Glad that i am not the only one that thinks that's a little weird...perhaps even a little disturbing. Who cares if it is a celebrity? If we're all honest with one another, we're just big boys anyway. Grown men take pics with one another all the time...most just don't take pics of another man's ass and post it on the Internet, much less a football forum.
This year is different, Ivan... I know...you've heard it all before, but think...Cam has another year of experience under his belt. Remember, he still had milk behind the ears when he arrived in Charlotte. Secondly, he has legitimate weapons in fitting with our conventional offense. Say what you want, but Olsen is a rock, and the presence of Benji and Funchess will absolutely command attention. And this doesn't even include potential X-factors like Cotchery, Brown and Dickson (among others). Moreover, our defense is seasoned and loaded full of athleticism from the front to (dare i say) the back. With their emergence last year later in the year, as well as the addition of Shaq and Peanut, there is every reason to believe that we will only be better. We will be better...on both sides of the ball. And I didn't even mention special teams which was G-man's seeming top priority this off-season. Sure, there is a big question on the O-line, and perhaps on the D-line, but we did a good job of compensating last year, kind of figuring it out later in the season. Oher is better than Bell, Ealy showed late improvement, and Big Frank should be more than smoke. We can only get better. We really have too many good pieces to outright suck. The motivation is there, right along with a big ol' chip. That should mean modest improvement (two-three games) at the least. We haven't been in this position in July for years.
Well, that depends. You can choose to interact with a post, or skip over it altogether. Moreover, it can hip you to info that you may be interested in. For example: I liked Zenni Optical's page, then a promo of theirs showed up in my feed that I was interested in. Save Wireless Choice was something I have taken an interest in, so I let my network know, and got some people in it to sign up as well as spread the word to their own. FB, much like many things on the Internet, to a large degree is what you make it.
Facebook may not be one's cup of tea for sports fans, but it is absolutely the best social media site for family and friends to stay in touch with one another, and even network with one another. It is a great tool for family and friends. Moreover, it is better organized than most social media sites with better search algorithms and filters than most social media sites that exist. It is certainly the most complete. And, it will be introducing more filters soon.
Like has been said, if a person doesn't want to be involved with a fan page---or any page---they can unsubscribe and/or filter it from their feed.