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Just curious. Have some balls & tell the truth. Cam Bandwagoner, Panthers fan, or Cam fan turned Panthers fan?

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Yes, I love me some Cam Newton, but I have been a Panthers fan since before Charlotte was officially awarded the franchise. But, I find it kinda funny that there are so many new usernames that have Cam in them. There are of course the coattail Auburn fans---who I am not trying to hate on because Cam Newton's physical abilities, talent, and personality (fake smile and all, LOL) are so infectious that it's hard not to follow the guy---who have become Huddlers because of Cam.

All you "Cam" username people, Auburn guys, and general Cam followers are you simply a Cam fan, or are you a Panthers fan? Are you just a Cam person or Auburn person who will leave once Cam leaves, or have you developed an actual affinity for the Carolina Panthers after one year? Do you leave yourself open to following the Panthers for life as a result of Cam Newton being here? What's your deal?

Lastly, Huddlers who have been Panthers fans, what do you think about this influx of Newtonites? Do you appreciate them? Do you think that there is something disingenuous and not quite right about someone becoming a Huddler simply because of Newton, or posing as a Panthers fan because Newton is Carolina's QB?

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Been a Panther fan since day 1, boss! Grew up with them, I was 12 years old when the Panthers arrived, seen every game, through multiple tours in the Army, repped them all around the Earth!
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Haha this should be interesting.


We just gotta learn to except it though, this happens to every fan base once they get their 'franchise' player.
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What kind of person would regularly visit a Panthers fan site if all they cared about was Cam?

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I didn't even know Charlotte had a team until we got Cam.
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Never known another team. Born in 1991, team started in 1995. My family has been Panthers fans from the first game, my uncle has tickets to the first game at Clemson. I've never known another team, never will.
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Me too - Panther fan from Day 1. As for the newcomers, if they can buy into the team as well as Cam, then welcome aboard!

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You don't get extra cred for being a Panthers fan before Cam. You think the Colts mattered nationally before Peyton?

We have a franchise QB, and hopefully the Cam fans will become Panthers fans because Cam will be a Panther his whole career and convert them.

I'm a Panthers fan from the beginning but I think it's great to get any fans we can.
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Who gives a fug. The fan base is growing. Thats all i care about personally.

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doesn't matter.

they are here.

they want the panthers to win.

they are one of us now.

get used to it or get over it.


doesn't matter why they are here. the important thing is that we all are.
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I'm a Panther fan turned Cam fan....
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[quote name='KendrickPanther' timestamp='1338750225' post='1791303']
What kind of person would regularly visit a Panthers fan site if all they cared about was Cam?
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There are those kinda people in the world.

What kind of person would regularly visit a Panthers fan site if all they care about are the Saints*. Even better, what kind of person would regularly visit a Panthers fan site if all they care about are the Redskins? Maybe one who has been banned. Oh, but I digress, I am off topic in my own thread.

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I wish people would stop being whinning little twats, and just be grateful our fan base is expanding. In case you haven't been to games in the past couple of years we need all the fans we can get. Also who gives a flying f@&k why people join the huddle it's a Internet message board, get over yourself and your supreme "fandom".

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[quote name='panthersphan' timestamp='1338750861' post='1791317']
I'm a Panther fan turned Cam fan....
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Pretty much this.

Being a panther fan isn't an exclusive club only the 'Day one' fans should enjoy.

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[quote name='rayzor' timestamp='1338750835' post='1791315']
doesn't matter.

they are here.

they want the panthers to win.

they are one of us now.

get used to it or get over it.


doesn't matter why they are here. the important thing is that we all are.
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Rayz, I understand the Kumbaya-politically correct attitude, but you don't think it makes a difference whether someone is rooting for the Panthers or just Cam? What this inevitably means is that if and when Cam goes, they go. I don't think there is necessarily a right or wrong answer. I am just asking.

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Straight panther fan...didn't really like cam until they put so much time into him pre-draft I started to warm up to him realizing he was gonna be the pick. But i always put the team ahead of any single player. Bleed black and blue
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[quote name='wcuCATZ' timestamp='1338751015' post='1791319']
I wish people would stop being whinning little twats, and just be grateful our fan base is expanding. In case you haven't been to games in the past couple of years we need all the fans we can get. Also who gives a flying f@&k why people join the huddle it's a Internet message board, get over yourself and your supreme "fandom".
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I haven't heard anyone whining about this issue. Furthermore I am sure there are some people who do give a fug, and supreme "fandom" is an interesting term.

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Panther fan since 2003 when they went to the Super Bowl. Been a fan ever since.

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[quote name='top dawg' timestamp='1338751200' post='1791323']
Rayz, I understand the Kumbaya-politically correct attitude, but you don't think it makes a difference whether someone is rooting for the Panthers or just Cam? What this inevitably means is that if and when Cam goes, they go. I don't think there is necessarily a right or wrong answer. I am just asking.
[/quote]honestly i don't care.

not sure why it matters.

if they leave...fine. if they stay...fine.

not a politically correct statement. at least that's not what i'm trying to be. i could care less about that. i'm not trying to be diplomatic.

i'm just pragmatic. i'm happy for anyone that is pulling for the panthers. i'm glad to have them around. i honestly can't see why anyone would want less fans.

i'm not going to put parameters on what it means to be a panthers fan or throw out some litmus test. i just don't think it matters. why look for defining lines? i just don't see how it benefits anyone or the fanbase or why anyone would care about motivations someone might have for pulling for my favorite team.

it just seems silly to me...the idea that there are factions or whatever among the panther fan ranks.

the more cam and the team improves, the more fans this team is going to have.

if this team gets back to the superbowl and actually wins it...you better believe there will be a lot of "bandwagon fans" coming aboard. are you (not specifically you top dawg) going to check their boarding passes or quiz them on their panther knowledge before you let them board?

everyone has to start somewhere. if people are pissed about them not knowing or being a part of this "rich" history of the carolina panthers or whatever then educate them or at least have a little patience with them while they learn.

seriously....i just don't see a point in labeling fans beyond being a panthers fan.

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To be honest with you, I am a fan of greatness! I seek it out! Didn't know much about came when he appeared at Auburn, to be honest I am more of a Alabama fan because of their consistently great defenses. But watching Auburn games, it was easy to see that this kid was destined for greatness, despite Auburn's questionable defense. Watching Cam in college was the veritable man among boys. He made people look stupid, uncoordinated, lazy. He had defensive coordinators pulling out their hair on the sideline.

He has gone on to do the same in the pros. Had he not come to Carolina, I probably would not be a Panther fan. Just being honest.

In this years draft the player with "the magic" is Robert Griffin. I don't believe that I will become a redskins fan. Something I just don't like about their owner.

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[quote name='redbuddha' timestamp='1338753376' post='1791360']
To be honest with you, I am a fan of greatness! I seek it out! Didn't know much about came when he appeared at Auburn, to be honest I am more of a Alabama fan because of their consistently great defenses. But watching Auburn games, it was easy to see that this kid was destined for greatness, despite Auburn's questionable defense. Watching Cam in college was the veritable man among boys. He made people look stupid, uncoordinated, lazy. He had defensive coordinators pulling out their hair on the sideline.

He has gone on to do the same in the pros. Had he not come to Carolina, I probably would not be a Panther fan. Just being honest.

In this years draft the player with "the magic" is Robert Griffin. I don't believe that I will become a redskins fan. Something I just don't like about their owner.
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Well, Cam is but one cog in the machine---perhaps the linchpin, no doubt, but a part of the growing greatness that is coming to Carolina. Yes, it may be kind of homerish, overly optimistic, etc., but I believe that Rivera is a developer of men and masterpieces, so I suspect you will be a Panthers fan for years to come if greatness is your magnet.
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lol like any wannabe is gonna come in here an admit it.

Just make a blind poll, maybe then youll get at least half true responses from the ones that are at least willing to admit it to themselves

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Always been a Panther fan, with or without Cam. I wear my gear, proudly. Even though I catch some flak for it. <_<
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steve smith made me a panthers fan

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