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  1. JNo - To Tag or Not to Tag?

    IIRC we can tag and rescind so long as the player doesn't sign the offer. Most players don't sign right away, especially if they hope to get a long term commitment.
  2. Today's presser: Cam, Ron and Getty

    gonna go through and pie each of his posts in this thread for this reason... I agree completely...
  3. I had to resist the urge to tell him to "dab on them folks" in regards to any haters...
  4. Best Hip-Hop Cypher Ever?

  5. I had to throw that in there multiple time just because... We actually got it at the flea market... It isn't even a sewn on letters/numbers jersey... everything is inked... But, it does have "Keep Pounding" in the collar, and bears the Nike logo... I think we got it for like $30, which is probably close to retail lol.
  6. JNo - To Tag or Not to Tag?

    Tag him if a deal can't be worked out beforehand... Then work out a deal and rescind the tag...
  7. So... Here lies my only post on the Panthers' general performance in Super Bowl L, as it will hereby be remembered by myself and most of you... and how I decided to make the negative energy that resulted from the big L into something that will hopefully be something positive. My oldest son, a ripe old 5 years old, knows a little bit about the Panthers. He knows his daddy loves them dearly. He knows Cam Newton as soon as he sees him. He knows Steve Smith, even though I have to continue to explain that Steve Smith isn't a Panther anymore. He sometimes still gets confused and thinks that any time football is on, that the Panthers are playing. He does know the basics of the game. He knows touchdowns are good. He loves donning the only jersey he owns (a cheap, high quality Steve Smith one we got several years ago) and running around the living room tossing the football around and practicing his touchdown dances, etc. I had him wearing it all day on Sunday. He also loves being able to single out no. 1 and exclaiming "That's Cam Newton!" One thing he doesn't really understand yet, is the concept of winning and losing... It has kind of been hard, this season, to explain that to him. The Panthers played so well most of the time, and winning was all they, and to an astronomically lesser extent, he knew. He's played TeeBall and Soccer, but at this age they don't keep score. Playing the game is the height of his experience, and he has no real concept of victory and defeat. So, this past Sunday, we decided to let him stay up until half time of the Super Bowl. This put him to bed about an hour or so later than normal, and most of this extra time was spent playing with toys in the living room floor, running around doing 5 year old things, or having to sit down and take a timeout for getting too wild. Before we put him to bed, he asked me "Daddy, can I wear my Panthers shirt to school tomorrow?" Normally, my answer would be an absolute "NO!" because, let's be serious, I'm not going to let the holy grail cheap, high quality, Steve Smith jersey go to school and risk getting marker, paint, or worse... the dreaded stamp ink on it because of five year old kids doing five year old things. That is just absurd to even think about! I made him a deal, though. I told him that if the Panthers won, he could wear his jersey to school. After putting him to bed, and seeing how the Panthers fared the rest of the game, I began to reflect. Here is my son, expressing an interest in something else that I love dearly. I knew the Panthers had lost, but I had decided to use the moment as something to teach my son, and upon further reflection, myself. When he got up yesterday morning, the first thing he asked was if the Panthers had won. My response was "No, buddy. But. I decided you can wear your jersey anyway." He was elated. I went on to tell him if anyone should ask that he should explain to them that, even though the Panthers lost, they were still his team and he was proud of them. He donned his cheap, high quality, Smitty jersey, his Panthers hat, and was ready for the day. He walked into school with a big smile on his face, and proudly stated to a couple people that he was still happy that his team was a good team, even though they lost the big game. I have learned a lot from this moment about myself, the Panthers, and my son. In a way, the Panthers are all of our children. We want to see them win and succeed. We want to be proud of them. We should always be proud of them in victory or defeat. This is especially true if they happen to get to the Super Bowl and lose. We lost twice this season. Not many teams can say that, or that they have done any better. As a fan, I can't be too upset with the outcome of the season as a whole, no matter the outcome of the last game. We dominated the foe pretty much every week, save a couple. 17-2 isn't bad at all. As a team, the Panthers are only 20 years old, and if my sons can achieve the amount of success that the Panthers have earned in that span, no matter how many the low moments are, then I will be one proud father. So, in conclusion, be happy. Be proud. We have a great young team that could be on the verge of dynasty status should we get a few key pieces of the puzzle worked out. We have the league MVP, no matter how the media tries to spin his character, who is one giant kid out there having fun and getting disappointed when he loses. I WANT my QB to be disappointed and upset when he loses, just like I would want my kids to be. Failure drives future success. I'm proud of the 2015-2016 Panthers. I want them to be proud to be Panthers, even in the tough times. I want them to learn from their mistakes, Keep Pounding, and achieve the future greatness that they are capable of. Go Panthers!
  8. "magic" is right up there with "miracles"...   "If magic is all we've ever known, then it's easy to miss what really goes on..."    
  9. I can't watch anything involving coach Beam without the tears rolling out... If only half the world had half his determination, courage, and perseverance, then the whole world would be a much better place. We have got to win this game for him... Keep Pounding!
  10. I came here for "Contain Cam, bracket Olsen."   I left after reading a good article... Thanks!
  11. Who wins SB50 MVP and why?

    My guess is Thomas Davis or Kawann Short. TD because he dominated in the face of injury adversity and got a sack, a pick, 12 tackles and a forced fumble. Short because he got 3 sacks and a forced fumble, completely demolished any chance at a run game, and had constant pressure on Manning all night.   Smart money, though, goes on Cam for doing Cam things.
  12. Just a stupid random thought

    I hope they do see this very thread and decide to bump my Ked Woodley remix all the way until game time Sunday!    
  13. Why is football popular?

    dafuq question is this?!?!!? just kidding.. I agree with the Gladiator correlation... To me, I think it is also popular due to the athleticism of the players, the story lines within each organization (on and off the field,) marketing, the ability for a game to turn around within a matter of minutes (this can be included in the parity argument,) statistical opportunities, and, overall, it basically gives people an outlet for their opinions and emotions.   Personally, I turned 15 when the Panthers were playing their first season. I had latched on to the team from the announcement of Charlotte being awarded a team, and my only previous experiences with football were watching the Super Bowl the previous five years or so. Growing up alongside the Panthers from there only reinforced my connection to the team and the desire to see them succeed week in and week out. I think if you can get on board at the beginning of something like that, and develop that bond as it grows, it helps a lot. This is partly how I sometimes can't understand people of my age (35) bandwagon-ing the Panthers. I'm like "where were you when I was pausing the VCR during commercial breaks so I could fit more than one game on a VHS tape?"