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I am convinced Charlotte is only about 20% Panther fans

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When the fuggin Broncos almost outnumber panther fans, that is fugging sad. This funk that started with the Cardinal playoff loss has got to end now. I met more Bronco fans yesterday with no ties what so ever to Denver or Colorado. Just random assholes from Raleigh, Wilmington, etc claiming diehard fan status.
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You mean to tell me our defense's play isnt filling the stands? j/k

SCP we appreciate your commitment and loyalty to this team, despite others choosing not to. Whenever I tell people from here I'm a Panther fan, they either say "why" or "Panthers suck!"

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We are a new franchise and we won't have total loyalty until our kids grow up Panthers fans. It takes time.

Oh and this guy named Peyton Manning helps too. Most fans are fair weather and don't post on football forums.
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we're a state of wal-mart tar heels and blue devils who know nothing other than national titles and universal acclaim. the panthers have never won anything in their lifetime so you get poo like this.

it happened during the saints super bowl run too-people just couldn't understand why i was pulling for the colts over them.
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It will only change with consistant winning. Winning every other year and now four years of losing does not bring fans in droves. We start winning and we will have a homefield advantage and a lot more support in general.
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On the train from Raleigh there were some bandwagon bronco's fans who were really just Peyton Manning fans. Another Broncos fan walked by with a Rod Smith jersey and they didnt know who that was. As I'm sitting in the stadium at about 12 there seemed to be 90 percent Broncos fans in their seats early, it was......discouraging. I was in seat 27 row 26 sec 521 and was surrounded by Denver fan's. I know NC is full of transplants but this was crazy. When I caught some of the game on DVR at home it looks even worse, a sea of orange.

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[quote name='King Taharqa' timestamp='1352728145' post='1995715']
[b]You mean to tell me our defense's play isnt filling the stands?[/b] j/k

SCP we appreciate your commitment and loyalty to this team, despite others choosing not to. Whenever I tell people from here I'm a Panther fan, they either say "why" or "Panthers suck!"
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right on que.

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Bandwagon fans just help prove my theory; most people are fuging idiots.
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my dipshit secretary and her husband wore tennessee crap to the game.

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1) Charlotte is a city of transplants who are loyal to the teams they grew up with.
2) Not every Carolina native dropped their favorite team to support the upstarts. Love and loyalty run deep in many fans.
3) If the team were more successful the youth of the area would jump aboard. No one likes a loser.
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Well yeah...I've always noticed that

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My working territory is Va./Md./DC and I drive between 35 and 40k miles a year.

practially on the road M-F every week.

I have never seen an automobile with a Panther sticker or flag in the 5 yrs i've been on the road.

you can guess the one's I see the most.

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[quote name='2jakefansinva' timestamp='1352730953' post='1995775']
My working territory is Va./Md./DC and I drive between 35 and 40k miles a year.

practially on the road M-F every week.

I have never seen an automobile with a Panther sticker or flag in the 5 yrs i've been on the road.

you can guess the one's I see the most.
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ill try

pittsburgh, dallas, new england, washington

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[quote name='Jrock88' timestamp='1352731333' post='1995785']


ill try

pittsburgh, dallas, new england, washington
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good choices

you can add.......Balt., NYG, Philly and GB.

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why would you cheer for the panthers when you could be a patriots, cowboys, or steelers frontrunner and be surrounded by other fans just like you?

i mean how else do people with no ties to the area become fans? and i mean people my age (mid 20s), not people who were adults before we got the panthers. i know people who cheer for the blue devils in basketball, patriots in football, and new york yankees in baseball. how else could that happen?
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Born and raised in NC. Panther fan since 10/26/93. Ask 3/4 of these a$$hole Dallas fans who Lance Rentzel or Chuck Howley were and you get "huh?". Ask dip$hit Steeler fans about the team they merged with for a while and you get "huh?" Ask band wagon Patriot fans who Steve Grogan was and you get "huh?". Well you get the idea. I honestly belive that we have a$$holes that check our schedule, then run out , buy that teams gear the week before and show up at BoA, claiming to be "die hards". Iam and will always be an unashamed Panther fan.
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[quote name='I Registered To Post This' timestamp='1352731917' post='1995807']
why would you cheer for the panthers when you could be a patriots, cowboys, or steelers frontrunner and be surrounded by other fans just like you?
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steve smith
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[quote name='10/26/93' timestamp='1352732007' post='1995810']
Born and raised in NC. Panther fan since 10/26/93. Ask 3/4 of these a$$hole Dallas fans who Lance Rentzel of Chuck Howley were and you get "huh?". Ask dip$hit Steeler fans about the team they merged with for a while and you get "huh?" Ask band wagon Patriot fans who Steve Grogan was and you get "huh?". Well you get the idea. I honestly belive that we have a$$holes that check our schedule, then run out , buy that teams gear the week before and show up at BoA, claiming to be "die hards". Iam and will always be an unashamed Panther fan.
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This.

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Doesn't matter to me who people in Charlotte root for. I'm a Panthers fan and always will be, and I intend to make it back into the stands next season. (Yes, I live in South Carolina.)

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North Carolina's boost in population through the last few decades came from people moving from out of state, who already had allegiances to other teams. When Charlotte got the Panthers, some people switched over and started supporting the local team. But a lot didn't. And even after the Panthers have been around for almost 20 years now, more people have moved to the Carolinas from other states and never turn their support to the Panthers.

Overall I don't think a city of transplants is a good recipe for long-lasting success of an NFL franchise, but considering they "sell-out" almost every home game, I guess the business model is doing well enough.

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Scientific survey says 49% Panthers crowd, 27% Broncos, 24% empty seats.

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It's unlike any other stadium or market in pro sports.

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Agreed, whats more sad is go watch Bobcats games this season. The Cats fans are loud, cheering and on their feet despite last season's debacle. Panthers might just have worse fan base in the NFL, maybe even worse than the jaguars.
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I wonder how they would do in the RTP?

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[quote name='Khaki Lackey' timestamp='1352734823' post='1995892']
I wonder how they would do in the RTP?
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RTP would suffer the same fate as Charlotte IMO. Look at Canes games when the Sabers or Rangers or Flyers come to town.
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