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I dont understand why ppl continue to call out JR. He is well aware of what he is doing AND he knows that the fans will continue to support his franchise. I have never read anything that leads me to think that he is understands or cares about the fans emotional investment and is committed to giving us a winner. If want to be heard, stop showing support for the organization, dont buy tickets or merchandise.

The ONLY time JR has ever made any significant changes is when he is embarrassed in the NATIONAL media.

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Internet tough guys. If you are going to call someone out, put your name on it.

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They make a few decent points, but I think they're unrealistic about a lot of stuff.

It's funny that the Observer made such a big deal of Kalil's letter, but this one doesn't merit a mention.

There are several very legitimate thoughts in the 'letter' and, for the most part, is pretty well written.

Kalil's ad was paid for by him and put on a full page in the Observer, and he's not a business executive. If what this letter says is true and a group of "business executives" wrote it, why didn't they pony up the cash to put it on a full page like Kalil did?

A friend of mine, also a charter PSL owner named Dave, wrote a letter to JR several years ago. He was not happy with the direction of the team and made it known to JR. Dave didn't go into any of the business aspects of the team, he was simply miffed by personnel decisions (this was during the Seifert era). Jerry Richardson called Dave and asked him to have lunch with him in a downtown Charlotte restaurant, to which Dave gladly accepted and they met, ate and talked.

I have spoken with Jerry Richardson myself several times over the years as, before his heart transplant, he made it a point to stop by our tailgate a couple times each season. I don't agree with his business/team principle and I'm no longer a PSL owner, as of a few weeks ago. But I will tell anyone who asks that I have the utmost respect for the man who takes the time to individually meet and talk with those who ask.

The author(s) of this letter could have signed it and could have asked to meet with the man and I'm about 100% certain he would reach out to them. All they had to do was nut up. I'm not really inclined to believe this was written by anyone other than a handful of pissed off PSL owners- not necessarily "business executives."

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It doesn't say a group of CEOs, it says business executives, and they're anonymous. For all we know, it could be a few guys who run a tree service and know how to use spell-check. :)

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Lol Gantt is having a field day with this on twitter. His PFT post was funny too.

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There are several very legitimate thoughts in the 'letter' and, for the most part, is pretty well written.

Kalil's ad was paid for by him and put on a full page in the Observer, and he's not a CEO. If what this letter says is true and a group of CEO's wrote it, why didn't they pony up the cash to put it on a full page like Kalil did?

I heard it was a full page ad on the back page of the sports section. I haven't actually seen it to confirm however.

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I heard it was a full page ad on the back page of the sports section. I haven't actually seen it to confirm however.

Last page. Top to bottom. Full page. Confirmed

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Last page. Top to bottom. Full page. Confirmed

I heard it was a full page ad on the back page of the sports section. I haven't actually seen it to confirm however.

Okay, my bad... from the link it looked as though it was simply placed in the classified section somewhere...

...but you get my point.

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This came off as goofy to me. It read like a whiny child wrote it, not well respected business leaders of Charlotte.

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It doesn't say a group of CEOs, it says business executives, and they're anonymous. For all we know, it could be a few guys who run a tree service and know how to use spell-check. :)

Okay, I edited my post to accurately reflect their standing as "business executives" and not CEO's. More like wanna-be CEO's.

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Lol Gantt is having a field day with this on twitter. His PFT post was funny too.

Like this tidbit:

"Buried within the avalanche of words are some salient points and a few funny lines (of coach Ron Rivera: “His clock management would be a mystery even to the Swiss”). But mainly, it comes off as a really long message board post, or call to a sports talk station."

Or any piece found on PFT...

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