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#1 fieryprophet

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 10:54 AM

http://espn.go.com/b...rolina-optimism

That brings to mind a story from the 2005 postseason. The Panthers were playing the Giants in the wild-card round. It was late in a game that the Panthers went on to win 23-0. Hurney was sitting directly behind the Carolina media in the Giants Stadium press box when a former co-worker I’ll call “Stan’’ did what a veteran reporter should do in that situation. He picked up the phone and started booking a hotel room in Chicago, where the Panthers would play the Bears the next week.

“Olson, hang up that phone now,’’ a red-faced Hurney started screaming.

A defiant -- perhaps “oblivious’’ is a better description -- sort, “Stan’’ simply continued booking his room. When finished, he turned to Hurney and said, “Relax, Marty, this one’s over." Hurney muttered something about it never being over until it’s over as the final seconds ticked off the clock.

So, as you might expect, the rest of the Carolinas are excited about this season, but Hurney is something closer to cautiously optimistic.



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Posted 16 August 2012 - 11:04 AM

Lol damn Hurn-dawg

#3 Snake

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 11:41 AM

He should have pimped Slapped the guy to show who the dawg is in this pack.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:05 PM

There's no reason for Hurney to be optimistic. He's been the GM since 2002 and the record is 79 wins and 81 losses. A .494 winning percentage. Hurney is mediocre at best. Why would anyone who is terminally mediocre be optimistic?

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:10 PM

Grab the damn phone and pistol whip him with it.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:22 PM

First five years. 55% wins.
Last five years. 44% wins.

He's getting worse, not better.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:43 PM

First five years. 55% wins.
Last five years. 44% wins.

He's getting worse, not better.


Just curious...every post you make slams Hurney. Did he run over your dog? Turn you down for a job?

It had to be something bad. Share with us.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:54 PM

First five years. 55% wins.
Last five years. 44% wins.

Fox got worse, not better.


I might have to agree with you.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:03 PM

Just curious...every post you make slams Hurney. Did he run over your dog? Turn you down for a job?

It had to be something bad. Share with us.


I wish it had been his dog...........

#10 La Pantera

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:11 PM

When did Hurney start playing football??? Thought those losses were on players. You know, since THEY play the game. He's brought in a lot of talent, its up to the coaches to get the best out of them and the player to do their job.


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