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Being okay with it doesn't mean like or agree with it. It is more like the serenity prayer- Grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. This falls into the category of accepting the things I can't change instead of bitching about it for months and subjecting all of us to tirades that may or may not be close to the truth come the Fall.

It is the wonder of the interwebz. The disgruntled have a forum for thier displeasure. You cannot dissway them, their frustration level is too high.

I love their claims, we will fail because we always fail. This is the logic of the disgruntled. The grass is always browner for us and that will never change. Laughable to most fans, but when feelings are the gist of your argument, the argument is always skewed.

The past is the anchor for the disgruntled. The future holds no hope for these folks. "Until we win" is the rallying cry of the hopelessly gruntled.

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we shouldn't, and P55 sure didn't when jerry tanked the 2010 season.

I spoke my mind and told folks what I thought. But I didn't stop rooting or even go on and on for months bitching and complaining. When asked I would again reiterate my point of view and when folks were talking about how great a move it was for us to get rid of everyone, I disagree and told people why. But unlike many here who make every thread into a complaint and start a number of similar threads bitching about the same thing, I said what I thought and moved on.

Lets also remember I was right. If Shula sucks next fall I am sure you will have a bunch to say and that is when it is appropriate. Not for the next 6 months when there is no evidence to prove or disprove it.

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People love to be miserable and bitch and complain about things even when there is no potential for bitching and complaining to change anything. They will always find something to whine about, always. I don't know if sports create these behaviors or attract those who already have them.

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It is the wonder of the interwebz. The disgruntled have a forum for thier displeasure. You cannot dissway them, their frustration level is too high.

I love their claims, we will fail because we always fail. This is the logic of the disgruntled. The grass is always browner for us and that will never change. Laughable to most fans, but when feelings are the gist of your argument, the argument is always skewed.

The past is the anchor for the disgruntled. The future holds no hope for these folks. "Until we win" is the rallying cry of the hopelessly gruntled.

lol....talking about feelings being the gist of your argument. you're running on "faith" while ignoring the fact that this team has 4 winning seasons ever.

ignoring the fact that this team has never had back to back winning seasons.

ignoring that it's been 5 years since a winning season.

they've done nothing but prove that they know how to lose.

can they win consistently? yep...but they don't. they find a way to lose, at least until they've got no shot at the playoffs.

what's easier to have confidence in, this team having a winning season next year or not having a winning season?

what's easier to believe? that this team will hit the playoffs or miss the playoffs?

if you believe this team will have a winning season or that they will make the playoffs, i ask why? is your answer based on any real evidence? or is it just a feeling? because the evidence is pointing to a team that doesn't know how to win consistently.

get off your midget horse and quit acting like you're a better fan than other fans who are basing their lack of faith in the team off results when you're sitting there basing your feelings on nothing more than hope without any real evidence to back it up.

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While I generally agree that Carolina is a good franchise and that Charlotte is a good place to live, I don't know if this OC job, this time, was that desirable given the need to win right away. Most guys when they take over a job have some time to get things right, in Carolina that isn't the case.

Gettleman on the other hand was given longer than a 1 year window to produce so I think you have to separate the GM job from the OC job instead of lumping it all together like you did. For the GM job it was desirable. For OC not as much.

As for Kelly, you made that up. He said he went back to ponder the decision and say good bye on his own terms. Sure Philly sweetened the pot but I never heard anyone say he went back because the Panthers job was gone. After all it was never available so why would he say he was leaving in the first place.

You don't need more than one good year as a OC, especially if you've been successful at it before.

Any decent OC is going to do well with this Carolina team. That's not a big risk.

And as I said, Shurmur, Jackson and Ross clearly wanted the job. And other journalist reported that Cowher and Gruden were interested in the job as well. And Remember, the NY Times Football blog (Fifth Down, with Analytics Specialist, Chase Stuart), called it 'the best coaching opportunity in 20 yrs'. Take that for what it's worth. But they said it (and other high level Football blogs said things similar, speculating about which big name coaches would step out of retirement to coach or GM the Panther job). So get your head out of the mud.

The point is: Carolina is a very attractive job, contrary to what many long time, downtrodden fans want to believe. And "Market" doesn't really matter in football. And Charlotte, is as nice a place to live as anywhere. That's not an issue. This isn't the NBA or even baseball. Different financial dynamics. I think the biggest problem with Carolina, is it's ownership, management and vision. Hopefully, Gettleman takes care of the player management and team vision aspect?

I clearly labeled Chip Kelly as speculation from "observers", which is what the chatter comprised of.

But go ahead, ignore everything else I said and what I documented/referenced.

It is, what it is.

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I spoke my mind and told folks what I thought. But I didn't stop rooting or even go on and on for months bitching and complaining. When asked I would again reiterate my point of view and when folks were talking about how great a move it was for us to get rid of everyone, I disagree and told people why. But unlike many here who make every thread into a complaint and start a number of similar threads bitching about the same thing, I said what I thought and moved on.

Lets also remember I was right. If Shula sucks next fall I am sure you will have a bunch to say and that is when it is appropriate. Not for the next 6 months when there is no evidence to prove or disprove it.

have i gone on for months? have i stopped rooting for my team?

i don't bring up the discussion. i don't start threads about it.

if the discussion comes up about things that are going on this offseason and the topic of coaches shows up, are those who don't like what's happening supposed to just remain quiet? if the team does something that some don't agree with or like, are they supposed to just go along with it because they don't "know" how things are going to shake out?

it doesn't matter if there's nothing that can be done about it. it doesn't matter if it's going to take months and months to see the results. if you see what you believe to be a train wreck, why not talk about it? why not at least vent and get it out of your system? why not discuss it with other fans and see if they see or can say something that can get you feeling better about it?

i've disagreed with what has been happening and telling people why. i've been noticing things that just reaffirm the doubts i have about this franchise. i'm tired of losing. i'm tired of excuses and trying to rationalize things going on that lead to non-winning seasons. i don't believe that rivera can get this team to the top. i don't believe that shula is the right man for the job. i am essentially where i was when i wanted fox gone and i'm not happy about that either. i have no confidence in what this team is doing right now. i'm trying, but i keep seeing things that make me shake my head.

the thing that pisses me off almost as much as where i see this team heading and where it could head with the right direction, is those fans that bitch about bitching acting like they are more mature and rational fans. i hate just as much unhappy fans bitching about the blind homers. no one is asking to have judgement passed on them. no one deserves it. no one is qualified to do it.

people have a different view of the team and that's alright. everyone is entitled to their opinion about it without having to have some self-righteous fan shaking their head at them and telling them how to to be a proper fan.

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lol....talking about feelings being the gist of your argument. you're running on "faith" while ignoring the fact that this team has 4 winning seasons ever.

ignoring the fact that this team has never had back to back winning seasons.

ignoring that it's been 5 years since a winning season.

they've done nothing but prove that they know how to lose.

can they win consistently? yep...but they don't. they find a way to lose, at least until they've got no shot at the playoffs.

what's easier to have confidence in, this team having a winning season next year or not having a winning season?

what's easier to believe? that this team will hit the playoffs or miss the playoffs?

if you believe this team will have a winning season or that they will make the playoffs, i ask why? is your answer based on any real evidence? or is it just a feeling? because the evidence is pointing to a team that doesn't know how to win consistently.

get off your midget horse and quit acting like you're a better fan than other fans who are basing their lack of faith in the team off results when you're sitting there basing your feelings on nothing more than hope without any real evidence to back it up.

Well ok then.

I will admit I have no proof that we are headed in the right direction. Just as it is unlikely you have proof that we will fail. Just because I don't happen to believe that the past is a precusor for the future I am a better fan? Oh, ok.

Making fun of the disgruntled is all I am doing. Not sure how you got that I feel I am a better fan because I don't get all frazzled over this organization. I had high hopes for this year too. I am dissappointed with how things were going. I just happen to feel things are trending in the right direction.

Most agree Hurney was our biggest obstacle. He was the one hire we could have done without. Unfortunatley, we cannot change history. The Gettlemen hire should give you hope. A true football guy running things should go a long way in getting us back on track.

There are plenty of things that make me giddy over the future. That is all I care about. Well, that, and picking on the disgruntled. Those fans stuck in the past. Those fans that just know failure is in our future. Those fans that refuse to see the light but choose to live in the darkness of a Hurney led past. Those fans cannot, or will not, give in to the path we are trying to pave.

That doesn't make me a better fan. It makes me a happier fan. If that annoys you. I can live with that.

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Well ok then.

I will admit I have no proof that we are headed in the right direction. Just as it is unlikely you have proof that we will fail. Just because I don't happen to believe that the past is a precusor for the future I am a better fan? Oh, ok.

Making fun of the disgruntled is all I am doing. Not sure how you got that I feel I am a better fan because I don't get all frazzled over this organization. I had high hopes for this year too. I am dissappointed with how things were going. I just happen to feel things are trending in the right direction.

Most agree Hurney was our biggest obstacle. He was the one hire we could have done without. Unfortunatley, we cannot change history. The Gettlemen hire should give you hope. A true football guy running things should go a long way in getting us back on track.

There are plenty of things that make me giddy over the future. That is all I care about. Well, that, and picking on the disgruntled. Those fans stuck in the past. Those fans that just know failure is in our future. Those fans that refuse to see the light but choose to live in the darkness of a Hurney led past. Those fans cannot, or will not, give in to the path we are trying to pave.

That doesn't make me a better fan. It makes me a happier fan. If that annoys you. I can live with that.

i never talk about your attitude or perspective on the team, even if i see it as naive. it doesn't annoy me, but it sure comes across like you are annoyed because you sure make an effort to put yourself over those who don't have the giddy you do. that's all you do in here, tho... pass judgement on fans who aren't as optimistic as you. you may not think that you are saying you think you are better or have a better prospective, but your posting is telling quite a different story.

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You don't need more than one good year as a OC, especially if you've been successful at it before.

Any decent OC is going to do well with this Carolina team. That's not a big risk.

And as I said, Shurmur, Jackson and Ross clearly wanted the job. And other journalist reported that Cowher and Gruden were interested in the job as well. And Remember, the NY Times Football blog (Fifth Down, with Analytics Specialist, Chase Stuart), called it 'the best coaching opportunity in 20 yrs'. Take that for what it's worth. But they said it (and other high level Football blogs said things similar, speculating about which big name coaches would step out of retirement to coach or GM the Panther job). So get your head out of the mud.

The point is: Carolina is a very attractive job, contrary to what many long time, downtrodden fans want to believe. And "Market" doesn't really matter in football. And Charlotte, is as nice a place to live as anywhere. That's not an issue. This isn't the NBA or even baseball. Different financial dynamics. I think the biggest problem with Carolina, is it's ownership, management and vision. Hopefully, Gettleman takes care of the player management and team vision aspect?

I clearly labeled Chip Kelly as speculation from "observers", which is what the chatter comprised of.

But go ahead, ignore everything else I said and what I documented/referenced.

It is, what it is.

Stop kitchen sinking throwing everything out there hoping something sticks. I didn't say that Carolina was a bad place to be so why the constant inferences. I said that in this case the OC job wasn't that desirable in my opinion.

Since the coaching job was not open the Cowher and Gruen comments are irrelevant. I said that all things being equal guys might prefer a high profile job over a smaller market team.

You have documented nothing that is relevant. Ross was a GM and we already discussed you are mixing apples and oranges. I already agreed that Shumur and Jackson wanted the job but Shula was a better choice.

So your argument is what?????? Nothing really that I haven't covered. But why let that stop you....

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i never talk about your attitude or perspective on the team, even if i see it as naive. it doesn't annoy me, but it sure comes across like you are annoyed because you sure make an effort to put yourself over those who don't have the giddy you do. that's all you do in here, tho... pass judgement on fans who aren't as optimistic as you. you may not think that you are saying you think you are better or have a better prospective, but your posting is telling quite a different story.

Just to amplify your point a little, Hubby has admitted he was a long suffering Lions fan. If anyone should understand, he should.

I have not started a single thread bashing any one of the decisions this offseason. I'm pretty sure you haven't either. And yet, we and others aren't expected to voice our opinions? That's not any kind of Huddle I want to participate in.

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Stop kitchen sinking throwing everything out there hoping something sticks. I didn't say that Carolina was a bad place to be so why the constant inferences. I said that in this case the OC job wasn't that desirable in my opinion.

Since the coaching job was not open the Cowher and Gruen comments are irrelevant. I said that all things being equal guys might prefer a high profile job over a smaller market team.

You have documented nothing that is relevant. Ross was a GM and we already discussed you are mixing apples and oranges. I already agreed that Shumur and Jackson wanted the job but Shula was a better choice.

So your argument is what?????? Nothing really that I haven't covered. But why let that stop you....

Exactly; your opinion.

So end of story.

Now we can move on.

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Just to amplify your point a little, Hubby has admitted he was a long suffering Lions fan. If anyone should understand, he should.

I have not started a single thread bashing any one of the decisions this offseason. I'm pretty sure you haven't either. And yet, we and others aren't expected to voice our opinions? That's not any kind of Huddle I want to participate in.

The Panthers have had far more success in 17 years than the Lions have in my 50 years of being a fan. Which leads me to believe that most Panthers fans are spoiled.

Wherein lies the problem. I try very hard to not be negative towards people. If my making fun of the disgruntled is preceived that way, I am not doing somethiing right.

I am civil to folks who are civil. Most of the disgruntled are so unhappy they don't want anyone else to be happy. I find that humorous. Those are the ones I make fun of. The ones that just know we are going to fail because that is what we are good at. That we are building a foundation for the future is lost on these folks.

Why am I the bad guy for defending my position that we are headed in the right direction? Whereas, the disgruntled can make oultandish claims without any repercussions? Cuz this is the interwebz. There are no rules.

We have the opportunity to be a very good team. That is a very distinct posibility. When it happens, I will not gloat. I will revel in the succcess with anyone that happens to be there.

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