Fug, so I fugging guess it's only fugging okay to fugging talk about fugging winning the fugging poo division because the fugging poo roster is fugging different and the fugging won-loss record doesn't fugging matter? What the fugging fug poo shitty kinda bullshit fugging poo is that? Deal with it....
"First to worse" coming off a 7-8-1 season is only a matter of 2-3 games, folks. You're talking as though the Panther team which made the playoffs did it with 12 wins. The reality is the other teams in the division can't get much worse, so improvement on their part is an easy bet to make. Just as easy is the Panthers winning but 5 or 6 games this season and finishing dead last.
I should have made it clear...NFL starting caliber. I consider that bar somewhat higher than the Panthers, who have players starting who wouldn't make most other teams' rosters. And, as is the case with most delusional Panther fans, trying to insult someone is much easier than simply disagreeing and making your case.
I was thinking the last time we witnessed an actual power running attack was the December MNF game in 2008 against Tampa Bay when the Panthers hung 299 rushing yards on a vaunted Monte Kiffin D. That loss propelled Tampa into a tailspin and ultimately cost Gruden and Kiffin their jobs. Before that you'd have to go back to Stephen Davis....
Been like this for 20 years now. The prevalent attitude you describe is the reason so many fans from other teams fill the stadium, talk poo about the home team, ridicule the fans while freely admitting they live in a trailer park in Catawba County somewhere. Panther ownership and Panther fans allow other teams to walk into BOA and take over- they have no one to blame but themselves.
A lot of salient points in a lot of posts. Also a lot of the expected "it's only as preseason game" excuses. How quickly those posters forgot the article Jeremy published just a few days ago: _________________________ "Last year around this time, the New England Patriots embarrassed the Carolina Panthers. On August 22, 2014, the Patriots took Carolina behind the woodshed in the third preseason game of the preseason and administered a 30-7 beating. But it was really never that close. The Patriots held the Panthers scoreless for 58 minutes and sent the Panthers home with an injured Cam Newton. This game ended up being an omen for the 2014 regular season. Many, myself included, brushed aside the 30-7 domination as preseason silliness. Turns out, Carolina was on the losing end of those types of blowouts early and often in the 2014 season. Meaningless? Not so much. The Panthers do not want to be embarrassed again this week. This week, it is personal. For the first two days of practice this week, scout teams have been used. Yes, they are game planning for Friday night. The Panthers are installing plays they feel will be successful against the Patriots. The players have spent time in the film room. Cam Newton and the starters will be playing into the third quarter. This is as close to the regular season it will ever get in August. This week we have our first real look at the 2015 Carolina Panthers. Whether the performance is outstanding or dismal, it will be difficult to brush aside the results as "only preseason." __________________________ From my perspective in BOA last night, the defense may be able to keep some games close, but the offense I saw last night looks far too similar to what I've been watching for a few seasons now... and it's simply not that good. "Anemic" and "lifeless" might be appropriate.
Both of these young people worked for my wife when they were younger. Their families are from the Martinsville area where my wife managed a country club for 13 years and both of the kids spent their summers working; her as a lifeguard and he in the pool grill/snack bar. My wife called me at work this morning, which she never does, and as soon as I heard her voicemail about needing to talk, I knew something was wrong. Both of the families are members of the country club and my wife knows them very well. My wife is terribly upset and I told her this morning I am okay with not having kids. This is not the phone call any parent wants or deserves.
First of all, the idiom is toe the line, not tow the line. The phrase derives from track-and-field events in which athletes are required to place a foot on a starting line and wait for the signal to go. Race officials used to shout “Toe the line!” where now they shout “On your marks!” Since entering the language, the idiom has developed to mean do what is expected or act according to someone else’s rules or expectations. Second, this is keeping in line with every other feeble attempt the Republicans have made over the past 8 years to get things back on their side. "Just say, 'No' to everything Obama tries to do." Voter ID laws, Benghazi, the list goes on and on over the past 8 years which clearly define the Pubs as a party of scared shitless, conservative, rich white guys.