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  1. The Stupid Double Standard in the Media

    when the press talk about "small market", they mean the size of the potential market - not the size of the existing audience. The overall market size (by DMA) is much much larger than the press is willing to admit.  
  2. The Stupid Double Standard in the Media

    "small fanbase" <> "small market". Two totally different things.
  3. when I was in Hawaii last year, I also saw a ton of Panthers... and Green Bay... stuff (enough to take notice).
  4. The Stupid Double Standard in the Media

    I'm sick of people saying that the Panthers are a "small market team". Small market based on what?  Let's take a look at Nielsen ratings (from 2013, but close enough for the Huddle): Charlotte is ranked #25 out of 210 markets Want to throw in some of the rest of the Carolinas too? Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville-Anderson is number 37. Greensboro-High Point-W Salem is number 46. Combine these three DMAs into a single market and we'd be #5 largest market - in between Philly and Dallas. Milwaukee DMA is #34, Green Bay is #69. Let's combine those and you're still no higher than #21, just ahead of St Louis. Other cities that are considered "smaller" than Charlotte and have NFL teams?  Let's see... Indianapolis Baltimore San Diego (for now, at least) Tennessee Kansas City Green Bay Jacksonville #50 DMA New Orleans #51 DMA Buffalo #52 DMA More than 1/3 of the NFL's teams are in markets that are even smaller than Charlotte.  That's a sizable enough gap to not continue the myth of "small market" by those who should know better.
  5. Saints game flexed

    The 1p games are more regionalized.  The 4p games are typically the national "game of the week" for the network. IIRC, NBC can only flex the 4p games to Sunday night.  And late in the season, both CBS and FOX have doubleheaders vs early in the season when they alternate which network has the national late game and which network has to air ice skating or rodeo re-runs. More flex game analysis here:
  6. Here's what REALLY scares me

    No matter how the season ends, this is going to be a special year. The team has come together with a singular, Borg-like mentality to Get. It. Done. No doubt about it, the 2015 Panthers epitomize the word "TEAM". Here's what scares me, based on what we've seen other NFL teams go through after they've had a special season - is that individual players will suddenly get some sort of ego stroke and break themselves off of Team Think and put themselves ahead of the ultimate goal to repeat year after year after year to build that formidable dynasty. We lose one player to free agency. Another to contract demands. Someone else decides to get angry about the Franchise tag and not show up to training camp. Fights break out in the locker room, captured by media. Fans get split into supporting one side vs the other.   I get that there will be player turnover as the years go on, but what does RR, DG, JR and others need to do to keep that team dynamic solid?  
  7. Panthers have two opponents this week.

    we're not old enough to get those calls. especially if Ed is the announced ref for Thurs game
  8. Notes and Memos - Redskins

    Dear Wilson: We're going to need some more balls for the kids in the front row -Cam
  9. Game ball, who gets it?!!

    There aren't enough balls to give one to Every Single Member of the Panthers Organization who contributed today - from the guys on the field (naturally) to all the back-line folks who make those guys look and play awesome.  It was a TEAM effort, and the team is much more than those 51 players.
  10. So this happened on the way to Charlotte

    ("Colors on the 'tang" is the name of my new punk rock cover band)
  11. So this happened on the way to Charlotte

    Nice Panther-ish colors on the 'tang, tho.
  12. Redskins social media is trolling Panthers fans

    The WaPo picked it up, which is a bit more than basic virality