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#25 Gin and Juice

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:37 AM

As a Va boy, all you have to do is say VT fan and I need no other explanation

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:42 AM

I think it is a two fold problem but agree we have a weak fan base.The 1st problem is people in the area are not from Charlotte and our team has never done well enough to convert the transplants living here.My local sports bar in Charlotte has more Steeler,Packers,and Bills fans that panther fans.The 2nd part of the problem is with the amount of corporate seats and who turns out to sit in them.is the wine and cheese crowd.Whats really odd is that I was in Wilmington when the Giants played and there were Panther fans everywhere in Wilmington just not in Charlotte.And finally if JR would put out a better product locals are more likely to buy tickets.Only in Cleveland and Buffalo do fans come out year in and year out despite a losing franchise

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:43 AM

I got them here in Southeastern Va.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:43 AM

Winning creates a STRONG fanbase. WINNING is everything.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:46 AM

Eagles haven't won a Damn thing and they are as rabid as it gets

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:50 AM

Get rid of PSL and it should see an improvement in the atmosphere. Get rid of the pre game prayer....I know we are in the Bible Belt but I've never played a sport game or gone to a event that they do that except for the YMCA. Encourage fans to stand and cheer, not kick them out for doing this.

Hell yes! I'd sure as hell sell my PSLs back. It would have to be voluntary though. There are many that would sue to keep the contract the Panthers have made with them. But I'd sure as hell sell mine back now.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:54 AM

Eagles haven't won a Damn thing and they are as rabid as it gets


they've at least been quite competitive and have been around for a long time. there are generations of eagles fans.

they also don't have to deal with the same influx of out of towners bringing in their own teams. your average joe on the street in philadelphia is probably an eagles fan.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:03 AM

weak fanbase? or

sign of a losing team's fanbase? new frnachise at that

don't have a problem with it because poo like this is the only thing JR cares about. If we were 0-16 each year but people filled the stadium, bought gear, got sales up I see it really hard for JR to give a poo. That is what I think is part of the problem now, lot of money in Cam not so much in the Panthers. No need for there to be.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:27 AM

really you'd probably even see an improvement if the team bought out all the PSLs in maybe two upper deck sections and replaced it with a single game ticket "fan zone" or something where all the drunk hell raisers and college kids could pile in for cheap.

considering the way the ticketing scheme is set up and of course the family friendly thing our ownership tries to push i don't think that would ever happen though. plus that would mean taking a ton of locked in season ticket revenue and just lighting it on fire if the seats didn't sell.



That's a really good idea, but like you said, it'll never happen.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:25 PM

Other Panthers fans

That's that poo that I don't like

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:27 PM

Eagles haven't won a Damn thing and they are as rabid as it gets


I don't think that is a fair comparison at all. They may not have won a championship but in the last decade or so they have won more games than all but 3 or so other team; have something like 8 playoff births; 5 NFC East titles; NFC champsionship appearances and a super bowl appearance, That is not the same compared to 4 winning season in 17 or 18 years for a frachise with no real history. You just can't compare the two.

Besides, sports in general is a way of life in Philly....it's what they live for, 95% of that town are born and raised there and it's all that many of those people have. Charlotte will never be that way and that's not a bad thing.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:31 PM

I don't think that is a fair comparison at all. They may not have won a championship but in the last decade or so they have won more games than all but 3 or so other team; have something like 8 playoff births; 5 NFC East titles; NFC champsionship appearances and a super bowl appearance, That is not the same compared to 4 winning season in 17 or 18 years for a frachise with no real history. You just can't compare the two.

Besides, sports in general is a way of life in Philly....it's what they live for, 95% of that town are born and raised there and it's all that many of those people have. Charlotte will never be that way and that's not a bad thing.


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