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vorbis last won the day on May 8 2011

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  1. tbh having had numerous interactions with him as a tutor with the NCSU athletic department for several years, he never gave the impression of being anything other than a really nice, lovely, thoughtful guy.
  2. What sort of business side changes, or I guess evolutions, do you expect under new president Tom Glick, and do you think bringing a new team president onboard will change any organizational philosophies when it comes to the football side?
  3. because of the injuries on the OL, it might be the day after cut day before Panthers make a move to bring in a new lineman. have to carry Williams/Silatolu/Sirles on the roster for a day before putting them on IR with a chance to return. adding another OL before then just means another player somewhere else that you have to cut immediately.
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    New Team President Tom Glick

    damn. big things are definitely ahead. you don't hire this guy to maintain an NFL franchise, you hire this guy to grow your franchise into a globally recognized property. yeah, and almost certainly develop an MLS organization as well. big things.
  5. good for Joe, who was the most misunderstood media member following the Panthers around for almost his entire tenure.
  6. if true then Richardson did the franchise a big favor by accident
  7. good stuff. i do think he’s overstating the effect of losing Norwell, but he is going to be difficult to replace.
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    No minority partners

    from a strategic standpoint, having no minority partners means major long-term decisions can be made more nimbly. i.e. if he wants a new stadium he can just move ahead with a plan. if he wants to partner with an MLS team or something on a larger stadium site development, he can throw his weight around quite a bit to get what he wants, without any other voices or concerns. also means he can make whatever decisions on the football side that he wants, and have nothing to stop him from doing so. for better or worse. given the judgment Tepper has exhibited as an investor, philanthropist, and business leader so far, I tend to think it's for the better. though change is always a little uncomfortable.
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    Mini Camp Day Two Thread

    nothing's been the same in this regard since Milton Berle died
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    Good vibes at practice

    in this context it's basically filling in the blanks, yeah. I'd wager that Jourdan asked Norv, as part of a larger conversation, something like "does that make it easier to go out and get work done?" and Norv, as part of his answer, said "If you can do it with high energy and enthusiasm..." so when it came time to write the story, she had to add the context as part of his quote for clarity. this is a pretty common practice, and the editorial standard is to put the inserted context in parenthesis.
  11. I asked Bill Voth about Jackie after the draft and he said he had "retired." i.e. nothing to do with the sale or JR leaving or anything like that. though I imagine any of us who had been in a position of 20+ years and all of a sudden the senior leadership is changing and everything is up in the air, we'd start to consider our options. doesn't mean it has anything to do with the actual strengths or weaknesses of the organization. also IIRC he is from the northeast originally so it could just be a natural fit for him.
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    Tepper approved

    when he mentioned about the minority partners and not knowing how much development he wants to do, he's talking about whether or not he wants to build a stadium (for NFL, MLS, who knows what other major events). it would be harder to make moves on building a stadium with minority partners having their own points of view and interests. nothing too complicated, but that is the nature of how business partnerships work. if you've got the flexibility to buy without minority partners, it's a different calculus when deciding whether to bring any on vs needing local partners to have the money to get the team in the first place.
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    Enter Sandland

    yep, and as Rivera said in a video a few days before the draft, "it's going to be hard [for newcomers] to make this team. we're not drafting guys to cut them, we're drafting them to help us win." so it's prudent to consider how a guy like Sandland will fit the team. he seems headed straight for the Brockel/Swole role as 4-team ST guy + goal-line packages. at least to start. then, maybe he'll usurp Dickson or replace him.
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    Panthers Trade for Jared Allen

    worth noting: this is where that cap space that was "inexplicably" unused in the offseason reeeeeeally comes in handy. $$$ salary.
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    Panthers Trade for Jared Allen

    I let out a 6-second "whaaaaaat" when I saw the tweet from Glazer. all-in kind of move, depending on the pick (?) they gave up.