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#1 Sam

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:35 AM

Okay... I'm a longtime huddle reader and typical lurker but not much of a poster but I had to share this experience from Thursdays practice.

I unknowingly met Darrell Green.

I arrived at the stadium around 11:20 to find that the only available section was in the end zone and seats were filling fast. I just happened to notice 3 empty seats by the walkway on the top row.

I sat down and the guys on both sides of me were very friendly and receptive to my panther chatter. The guy to my left was especially interesting. He asked me if the panthers were any good this year and what they had going on. I thought that was unusual but I shared some thoughts with him. I think maybe he was trying to gauge the typical fan's thoughts and opinions of the team but I didn't know at the time.

Anyway, a little while later he asks me who is that guy down there, is he a Richardson? I looked over and saw Danny Morrison shaking hands and talking to the folks. I told him who the guy was and he jumps up to go over there and speak to him.

I turned back to the action and was watching the practice when he returned. I asked him if he spoke with Morrison and he said no. There were too many TV cameras and photographers and he didn't like them. I thought that was strange... Who is this guy?

A little later I notice Marty Hurney waving my way and this guy beside me was waving back and apparently carrying on some sort of communication.

Next thing I know he is up and walking towards Hurney and I never saw him again.

That is until I came home and find CatMan72's mini-camp post mentioning he saw Darrell Green. Then I found the images posted on the Observer site and that confirmed for me that it was Green that I was sitting beside.

Side note... I remember talking to DG and telling him that Captain Munnerlyn was a good CB but he was too short. LOL. Darrel Green was only 5'9" and must have thought I was an idiot.....

Anyway, I thought that was an interesting encounter.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:43 AM

So much for post limit

#3 Dex

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:55 AM

2/10 will NOT pie

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:59 AM

Cool story, thanks for sharing. I won't call you bro cause I'm being sincere.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 11:22 AM

Sounds like u missed out on a chance to watch practice from the field... Thats too bad!

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 11:32 AM

If Munnerlyn had Darrel Green's speed and timing, his height would be irrelevant. That's not a slam on Munnerlyn, very few players have Green's ability.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 11:37 AM

Green is one of the few players I would go out of my way to meet.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:09 PM

Some of my favorite moments in football have involved Darrell Green.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:19 PM

I kind of want to know what exactly you told him about the team, so we can gauge if you are indeed an intellectual fan or just a Cam jock sniffer.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:35 PM

Hahaha! I was the guy to Sam's right I think. He turned to me and said "he just waved at Hurney and was gone. Wonder who he is." lol

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:36 PM

I kind of want to know what exactly you told him about the team, so we can gauge if you are indeed an intellectual fan or just a Cam jock sniffer.


If it's him, I talked to him a lot thru the whole practice. Not a sniffer. He was on it about the whole team. not a lot of Cam talk.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:48 PM

Alvarez,

You must be the guy with the telephoto lens. Its a small world. No, I'm not a Cam Jock Sniffer. I have followed the Panthers thru good and bad since day 1. The Panthers are finally going to be viable now for awhile so I'm exited.

Ivan the Awesome,

I can't begin to remember what we talked about. Just small talk about the team.
I just remember him mentioning the CBs and my comment back to him about Captain.
I do remember Morrison coming by and shaking DG's hand and mine and being very open and friendly. As he started to walk away I said something like, "Keep Armanti" but he ignored me and kept on walking.... LOL

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:51 PM

Yup, small world indeed!

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:54 PM

Alvarez,

You must be the guy with the telephoto lens. Its a small world. No, I'm not a Cam Jock Sniffer. I have followed the Panthers thru good and bad since day 1. The Panthers are finally going to be viable now for awhile so I'm exited.

Ivan the Awesome,

I can't begin to remember what we talked about. Just small talk about the team.
I just remember him mentioning the CBs and my comment back to him about Captain.
I do remember Morrison coming by and shaking DG's hand and mine and being very open and friendly. As he started to walk away I said something like, "Keep Armanti" but he ignored me and kept on walking.... LOL

SAM



What did he say about the CB's? Did he mention any in particular?

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:03 PM

What did he say about the CB's? Did he mention any in particular?


I don't remember clearly what he asked. I think it was, "is Captain Munnerlyn any good"? If I had known who he was I may have been a little more attentive. I just thought it was strange this guy didn't know much about Carolina yet was asking who Morrison was. Like I told Alvarez, who is this guy? :-)

BTW the mini-camp was awesome and the ball that LaFell through to the crowd that caught the net was headed my way. :-)


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