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Dear Jerry Richardson, Peter Karmanos and Michael Jordan,

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because of the complete failure of the bobcats and panthers (and the fact that i live 10 minutes away from raliegh), i actually became a hockey watcher these past few months. its funny because i really didnt even give a poo even when they won the stanely cup

but yeah, im hoping skinner becomes something special.

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At least the Hurricanes were contending for the playoffs right down to the bitter end and have an almost cult-like fanbase that consistently fills the place up.

The other two franchises are completely irrelevant right now, but it wasn't long ago that Double Trouble was running wild on Monday Night Football and the Bobcats sold out TWCA with a "White-Out" for the first round of the NBA Playoffs. I'm still stunned that the Panthers organization managed to go from 12-4 and hosting an NFC divisional playoff game to the number one pick in the draft in two seasons' time.

Keep in mind, though, the first major professional sports franchise came to NC in the form of the expansion Hornets in 1988, so compared with most of the major markets in the US, the cities of Charlotte and Raleigh are still very young sports towns.

It's bad enough having droves of opposing fans show up to every home game involving an NBA, NFL, or NHL team from NC, but an MLB franchise would probably be the worst of the bunch with all the Braves, Yankees, Sox, etc. fans in the area.

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good post OP

I can't stand how people just casually allow JR to do this to the city of Charlotte and the Carolinas. They support him no matter what never questioning his decisions, its almost scary. As if a lockout isn't going to be enough of a drawback from sports, we have to have the owner who goes all out and fugs up. Bree, Brady, Manning they are the leader's of the player's union, yet last year did they say "I have got to prepare for the future, I'm just going to sit out and not play", no, but that is exactly what JR did. Now they were talking about the Panthers relocating (LA).

Sure right now it's funny and stupid to think they would but talks getting started is more than I want to happen, even if it's just joking around. It ruins city sports teams to pull poo like that. JR hurt more than the team, he hurt the city of Charlotte and Carolinas as well. People don't realize it but it is true. Bandwagon fans may suck, but you need that fake support for a small team to keep your head above water.

As far as Jordan, did you expect differently? And I don't watch hockey.

I am hoping the new owner of the panther in the next few years can finally bring us that trophy, I have very little faith JR will be doing it with his last few years as an owner. I just hope by that time there is enough interest/stability for a new owner to take over in Charlotte. I wish it were looked at a more of an honor to come to our city and have us support your PSL's, your team with all our heart than someone who is a fan of business, feeling special for what he is doing.

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I like the rays because they are the Durham bulls. Say what you want about them, they built that franchise through their farm system, they didn't go out and buy their talent like the sox and yanks. I use to watch all those guys play when they were durham bulls. it was great to see them have some success recently.

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Anyone is welcome to become Lakers fans

They're already the biggest bandwagon team in America, why do you need anymore?

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They're already the biggest bandwagon team in America, why do you need anymore?

X...I have to disagree...It's got to be the Steelers....everyother a$$ hole you see has Steeler crap on their car.

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They're already the biggest bandwagon team in America, why do you need anymore?

I just wanted you guys to feel like winners for once, you don't have to join though.

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I would definitely put the Atlanta Braves and ECU Pirates football in front of NC State football in that original sports order

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Jordan is actually putting this team in the right direction, and almost always addresses the fans about their concerns with his team's shortcomings.

It took one of the most historically bad seasons in Panthers history to even get a thank you note from Jerry.

Let's cut Jordan some slack here.

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Jordan deserves no slack, he's a POS

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Jordan deserves no slack, he's a POS

Based on what? Yes, he has made some terrible decisions as an owner/GM, but you cannot fault the guy for actually trying to put a winning product on the floor. The problem is, Jordan mortgaged the future to build a squad last season that barely got into the playoffs. That's a whole lot better than the Bobcats previous owner, Bob Johnson who could have cared less how the team performed.

And don't get me started on the Lakers. Without one of the most lopsided trades in sports history, Kobe's still probably searching for that first ring post-Shaq.

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Wow this thread reeks of fair weather fans.

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