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I am convinced Charlotte is only about 20% Panther fans


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#31 CLEARHOT

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:27 AM

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.)

Yes PL, folks sometimes forget this team represents BOTH Carolinas, not just Charlotte.

#32 beastson

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:29 AM

Los Angeles?


Yes had to do it

#33 CLEARHOT

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:31 AM

Los Angeles?


Yes had to do it

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#34 Wine&Cheese

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:33 AM

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.


Very well said... I have no idea why people cant comprehend this logic. Here are a few reasons why more Carolinians and transplants dont leave the teams they have grew up with.

1)The Panthers are a young franchise. (17 years)

2)The Panthers are a losing franchise.

3)Team is totally irrelevant and gets 0 coverage by the national media outlets.

4)We never make a splash in free agency to get relevant players to generate buzz and help us win.

5)Consistently make bone headed decisions in the draft

6)The front office refuses to address known issues and just roll with what the have on the roster

7)Hold on to sub-par or injury prone players because the are nice people

8)Ownership and 90% of fans settle for mediocrity the other 10% gets blasted when they expose facts

9)Foxys 9 years stretch of boring brand of football

10)Riveras poor coaching staff the last 2 years

11)Never having back to back winning seasons

12)management dosent hold Coaches and Coaches dont hold players accountable for poor performance.

13)The franchise is too soft for hardcore NFL fans. Fans of good franchises laugh at us.

14)Never haveing a true face of the franchise until Cams arrival.

15)The environment at our stadium is too family focused in the upper levels and Wine & Cheese in the lower levels.

Sorry, guys I got carried away... I had to vent my frustration, Im sure all you long time Panthers fans understand.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:33 AM

Los Angeles?


Yes had to do it


They would suffer the same fate in LA, another bandwagon/transplant market.

#36 CLEARHOT

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:37 AM

They would suffer the same fate in LA, another bandwagon/transplant market.

Exactley!!! The NFL has more sense than that. If you think the Carolinas/Charlotte is loaded with transplants," you ain't seen nothin".

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:50 AM

Has nothing to do with the fact that there are actually Broncos fans in Charlotte or that Charlotte lacks Panthers fans. It's all about the win-loss record. In 2008 when we were one of the best teams in the league and the Broncos were one of the worst there were zero Broncos fans in Charlotte when we blew them out. That's just the way it is. When teams are winning fans will be at away games. When teams are losing there won't be as many. If the Steelers were 0-8 hardly any of their fans would be at a game in Charlotte to watch the Steelers play the Panthers if we were 8-0 at the same time.

It's bandwagon and fairweather BS which is 90% of the NFL fanbase.

#38 Anybodyhome

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:21 PM

Funny, nearly all of the PSL owners around me whom I've known for years were at the game yesterday in Manning jerseys (Colts and Broncos)...

....hell, the people who run one of the leased parking lots- you know the ones that charge $15 to park on Morehead- has seats in front of me for about 10 years now... all with Manning jerseys yesterday...

#39 Matthias

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:02 PM

I always find it funny when the media talk about how certain teams' fans travel well, something I once believed. Yet after working in a grocery store, I've found most of my coworkers liked other teams. Namely the Steelers and Cowboys. (And one lonely Ram fan) So it's not that they travel well, but people here are fans of those teams.

#40 CatMan72

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:04 PM

When Broncos fans start taking over the stadium, you have a problem...

#41 Spaceballs83

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:14 PM

The game Sunday was the 1st one i have been to in about 7 years. Safe to say for ever 5 panther fans i saw 1 or 2 bronco fans. Sad.

#42 Brooklyn Bully

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:27 PM

Transplants has a lot to do with it. For example, I live in NYC now. Do I cheer for the Jets or Giants now? Nope. I'm a Panthers fan. I was going to give the Jets a go, as they are in the AFC, but they suck, so why bother. Same exact thing is happening in Charlotte. Just because they move there doesn't mean they need to switch. And they definitely won't switch for an inferior product.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:42 PM

I haven't been to a Panthers game since the AZ debacle and won't return until they prove to me that I will show up and see a team worth seeing in person.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:50 PM

I haven't been to a Panthers game since the AZ debacle and won't return until they prove to me that I will show up and see a team worth seeing in person.


You're going to LOVE 2015.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:57 PM

I couldn't believe the sound of the stadium during the punt return. I could have sworn i was in Denver.


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