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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. Getting Benji Back

    Gettleman is going to draft the best player available in each round. That's how he rolls. And for those of you that say it depends on his big board, but of course, but there is no way you're telling me that he will exclude WR from his board. The same can be said for any other position as well.
  2. God Damn theirs a lot of pent up Cam hate

    OK, seems like an appropriate time for this:
  3. I don't believe that Cam quit, I think that he froze and was trying to figure out if/when/where the ball was going to pop out so that he could keep the play alive. It was a judgment call in the heat of battle.  It's not as big of a story as this guy  and others are trying to make it.
  4. Arthur Blank.... Prostate Cancer

    The guy probably purposefully waited until the Super Bowl was over. That's a class move. Hope he gets well soon.
  5. Harper and Cotchery already gone?

    Good point. He may not be really ready until October, though I suspect that he's working hard to get back ASAP. I am not going to make any predictions about departures. I will wait and see what happens. Gettleman has me trained to expect the unexpected. I wouldn't be surprised if both are axed, or both are here come training camp.  Experience and leadership on and off the field still have value. Cotchery made some good catches over the season. I'm not letting his sub-par performance in the Super Bowl jade his entire body of work.
  6. Seriously wtf is this Charlotte?

    I stand by my comment. Perhaps it's not just when you want to be, but all the damned time. Some people are just like that, not only over the Internet, but offline as well. I am done with you for today. I can only take you in doses. Play time is over! 
  7. Seriously wtf is this Charlotte?

    I am and have always been straightforward, honest about and supportive of my opinions. There is no hypocrisy. You, on the other hand, are a pretentious prick (when you want to be) that resorts to name calling and plays the tired victim card when someone gets back with you for for doing the things that you insinuate that they are doing. That good enough and short enough for you (edit: pun intended)?
  8. Seriously wtf is this Charlotte?

    And yet you said in you in your last post that I questioned Cam's manhood. But, you weren't addressing me then either. I guess you, TheRed, are calling Scott Fowler or all the people over the Internet in general who actually give constructive criticism, or just plain advice or unsolicited wisdom "slobs".  That's what good ol' level-minded and wise Red is trying to accomplish by calling someone a "slob" over the Internet. Bullshit!
  9. Seriously wtf is this Charlotte?

    You are the one that called me a "slob", plain and simple. You are the one who "took it there". Being that I actually do have a degree in journalism, I look at "slander" from the legal perspective. I am not defending myself from slander, just your stupid reference to me as a "slob".  Question my opinion all day long, but do it respectfully, and I will do the same. Try and "punk" me on the sly, and I just may respond if I feel the need. i don't need or seek your validation.  If you, or anyone else for that matter, don't like what I write, then don't read it. You can put me on ignore. Moreover, I have already stated that I haven't read any "irresponsible journalism" from the CO (not saying that it hasn't happened, I just haven't seen any). Cam is a man, and I have never questioned that. Telling someone to "man up" is a cultural colloquialism that doesn't directly question someone's overall manhood or masculinity. In my subculture, men tell this to other men when they feel the person needs to "check" themselves (which of course is another cultural colloquialism).  If you didn't know that---which I very seriously doubt---then you know it now.   
  10. How about we Become Sore loosers and Screw with Godell...

    Give it up. Goodell is a made man. The majority of owners just love the guy. 
  11. I honestly think that Rivera plays the guys that he thinks give us the best chance to win. We aren't necessarily cognizant of all the nuances of a position (like taking a guy's experience,  motor, conditioning, blocking, etc.) into account as much as the coaches who must take these things into account as it speaks directly to their job performance.  You really can't argue with his results. 
  12. He had a key drop (and I believe Ginn did also, IIRC), but both of them did their best.  I want to see more of Funchess honestly. Ginn and Philly can fight it out for the (presumptive) Z position.  I don't believe that there's an need to make prognostications, as Gettleman is going to do what he does. I don't necessarily believe that he will target any receivers in FA, but I absolutely believe that he will pull the trigger on one as the BPA in the draft.  Just watch who we work out for the next three months. That should be an indication as to how contented that Getty is with Philly and Ginn.
  13. Seriously wtf is this Charlotte?

    You know, I have an indirect way to Cam if I really wanted to push it. My friend is an attorney whose family is from East Point (right down the street from where Cam grew up) who knows Cam's father, Cecil, personally. No poo!  My friend has rubbed elbows with Mr Newton a time or two. What I have learned living 48 years is that people are people. I have another friend who is a pretty well known artist in Atlanta (whose work has been on Wal-Mart commercials) who knows the Kings, and I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't have some indirect associations with the Newton Family also.  I have met people such as Dizzy Gillespie and Betty Shabazz over the years.  My grandmother has pics of family with Oprah Winfrey and even Barrack Obama. I am not starstruck, so the same thing I say to people over the Internet, I will say straight to their face if they ask me. That's how I've always been, so it's not about about some Internet tough guy act, and it's not about me being intimidated because others make someone larger than life, or think that their idol can do no wrong.
  14. Seriously wtf is this Charlotte?

    Actually I don't know what they're supposed to be seeing. My real name is on the Internet and is directly associated with this account via web sites in my profile. From there it is not too much of a stretch to get even more information on who I am and where I'm at. That's how the Internet works. As someone who has made it a life's work from college age until now no being afraid to stand up for what I believe in publicly, I take the good with the bad. You aren't the first person to talk to me about repercussions (like you really care), but I am a man just like any other man and can and will defend myself and mine accordingly. No bravado! No threats! Just me being me. 
  15. If Cam Newton wasn't a Panther...

    Romanowski is a weird cat. I don't like him, and never have. I can't support players that go out of their way to hurt people. I don't like Rodney Harrison for his stance on the issue, and I don't like Talib for trying to rip Brown's head off and admitting it. Playing hard is a part of the game, but physically hurting people just for the enjoyment is psychotic.  Oh, yeah, Beckham can go to hell to.