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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:32 PM

Cam makes the Panthers the best option for LA. He would be a dream come true for them; the next Kobe for that city.

If they got the Jaguars or Bucs they'd have to build from scratch. With the Panthers they'd get some excitement from day 1.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:33 PM

lol LA would be better off trying to get an Ultimate Frisbee team. They simply don't have the culture for football. Tried and failed.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:34 PM

lol LA would be better off trying to get an Ultimate Frisbee team. They simply don't have the culture for football. Tried and failed.

That's silliness. Ever heard of USC? UCLA?

LA teams have left because of stadium issues, not fan base.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:42 PM

The Californians

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Hahah, that's funny!
Hey, wait a second............


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:42 PM

Not going to happen, there are many reasons for it not happening it's just that we aren't doing that great this year so we are going to get thrown in for the hell of it.

Reasons
1) today is the 100th straight sell out
2) NC is the 10th Largest state in US by population in effect making us the 10th biggest possible fan base(and if you include SC we're top 5)
3) The Panthers have a stadium that is paid for
4) The Panthers have been in Charlotte for 17 years and nearing the magical 20 year mark, if you are wondering why that is important, it's the first generation of Panthers fans that have only known the Panthers, no Redskin/Cowboy/Falcons prior loyalties just born and raised Panthers fans and that makes a difference.

and these are just reasons off the top of my head


teams like the Chargers, Raiders or Jaguars are far more likely to be moved anywhere before the Panthers are, Chargers and Raiders need new stadiums an extra expensive because they are in CA and the Jags haven't sold out a game in forever.

The NFL is not going to tell us who is moving before they do because they want fans to continue to support the team before they are moved, but I would say at this point its a done deal that the Jag are moving, and about a 30% chance the Chargers move and a 10% the Raiders move.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:43 PM

I don't think it'll happen either. Charlotte will bend over for JR and do whatever he asks. However, I bet fans in Baltimore would've said the Colts would NEVER have left either. And scoffed at anyone who said otherwise.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:44 PM

I don't think it'll happen either. Charlotte will bend over for JR and do whatever he asks. However, I bet fans in Baltimore would've said the Colts would NEVER have left either. And scoffed at anyone who said otherwise.

Baltimore didn't bend over though, Charlotte will

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:44 PM

That's silliness. Ever heard of USC? UCLA?

LA teams have left because of stadium issues, not fan base.


Stadium issues ONLY occurred in LA? Several teams around the league have faced and resolved them. They had two franchises come and go. SC,UCLA, then who? My son plays rec league ball in Burbank... the team is coached by the Highschool coach. Football is just not that big out there. They are trying to build it up, but I don't believe they are ready. It's still just more of a "thing to do", rather than a way of life (culture).

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:57 PM

Stadium issues ONLY occurred in LA? Several teams around the league have faced and resolved them. They had two franchises come and go. SC,UCLA, then who? My son plays rec league ball in Burbank... the team is coached by the Highschool coach. Football is just not that big out there. They are trying to build it up, but I don't believe they are ready. It's still just more of a "thing to do", rather than a way of life (culture).

It could also be that it's just a College football town, the Jags are right down the street from Gainesville, and they can't get anyone to show up for the games. Sometimes if there is already a diehard football fan base established in a area they Just don't follow two teams.

Kinda like the Bobcats right now in Charlotte with constantly half filled arena but we all know if Duke or Carolina played there it would be the hottest ticket in town.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:15 PM

I'm not going to say there is a 0% chance, but ESPN saying it might happen means nothing to me.

I'm still not sure if I would mind if it happened though. I'm not even from Carolina.


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:20 PM

Charlotte knows the city will fall off the map if the Panthers are gone, and the economy will get worse. The NFL wouldn't say we could have a SB in Charlotte if we hit certain benchmarks if they knew the team was gonna take off.