I'm not excited at all, but that's because this has been a tough year for me, not because I think we're going 8-8.
Even more reason for you to look forward to the season. It's an escape from real life. We know/think the Panthers won't be world-beaters or probably even SB contenders, but we still see promise in them. That is why I think this year will be fun and easy to appreciate the positives they are able to show.
Since January, my sister-in-law was hit by a car and put into a coma for a month (just now regaining her memory), my grandfather got sick and will probably pass away soon, my wife and I had our first kid, my parents are having to move in with me because pops lost his job, and the Vols football program was set back probably five years. I have had a busy year too! That's why I can't wait to see Beason lay out a New York Giant, or Smitty stiff arm the heck out of some Atlanta DB.