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Free agency sum up. (Panthers Edition)

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"We aren't in a win now situation like Denver or like Miami who has to make a big push or risk losing all their fans."

I must respectfully disagree with this statement. First of all, as long as this guy named Peyton is playing QB in Denver, they'll have no problems keeping the fan base excited. Second, Miami is making major strides in the free agent market and have already improved their team far more than expected.

Carolina was able to keep some of the fan base with the Newton draft, but following the JR lockout debacle, a couple mediocre seasons and Marty Hurney screwing the team's financial situation for another 3 years, I think the Panthers are right on the brink, if not already going over the edge, of losing their fan base. Keep seeing more and more opposing teams' fans in the stadium? Having a hard time recognizing anyone sitting around you at every home game?

This is usually a good sign the PSL owners are selling their seats. And since the stadium is full of paid for seats, the number of fans in the stadium is no indication of fan support. The true indication of a loss of fan support are the numbers of tickets being scalped away any given Sunday morning... and there are a ton of those.

This. I have never felt more outnumbered at homes games than the last 3 years. The 2013 season will be even worse with the teams we have coming to town. This is all on JR and Hurney.

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Man it's just incredible how bad Marty hurney fuged us. How can one man be so bad at his job?

Cocaine + not being very good at your job in the first place = Hurney Magik

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"We aren't in a win now situation like Denver or like Miami who has to make a big push or risk losing all their fans."

I must respectfully disagree with this statement. First of all, as long as this guy named Peyton is playing QB in Denver, they'll have no problems keeping the fan base excited. Second, Miami is making major strides in the free agent market and have already improved their team far more than expected.

Carolina was able to keep some of the fan base with the Newton draft, but following the JR lockout debacle, a couple mediocre seasons and Marty Hurney screwing the team's financial situation for another 3 years, I think the Panthers are right on the brink, if not already going over the edge, of losing their fan base. Keep seeing more and more opposing teams' fans in the stadium? Having a hard time recognizing anyone sitting around you at every home game?

This is usually a good sign the PSL owners are selling their seats. And since the stadium is full of paid for seats, the number of fans in the stadium is no indication of fan support. The true indication of a loss of fan support are the numbers of tickets being scalped away any given Sunday morning... and there are a ton of those.

Agreed with above poster, and the quote at the top couldn't be more wrong. Have you been to the games? The only game I made it to this year was the Denver game, and was shocked at the number of orange jerseys. And this is for a team on the other side of the country, and I doubt that many people have come to Charlotte from Denver. We haven't made then playoffs in 5 years. Getting rid of Fox was supposed to be the beginning of a new era, and we suffered through the last 2 seasons because it was supposed to be cleansing the team of Fox. Now we're supposed to suffer through another 2 seasons to cleanse the team of Hurney? Let me guess, Rivera struggles with this terrible roster, gets fired, and we have to wait 2 seasons to cleanse the team of him? It's an ongoing cycle.

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Agreed with above poster, and the quote at the top couldn't be more wrong. Have you been to the games? The only game I made it to this year was the Denver game, and was shocked at the number of orange jerseys. And this is for a team on the other side of the country, and I doubt that many people have come to Charlotte from Denver.

It's only gonna get worse unfortunately. Pats, Giants, and Jets games will be 50-50 or worse in the stands. This franchise and what's left of the fanbase can't stand 4 more years of submediocre football.

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Carolina was able to keep some of the fan base with the Newton draft, but following the JR lockout debacle, a couple mediocre seasons and Marty Hurney screwing the team's financial situation for another 3 years, I think the Panthers are right on the brink, if not already going over the edge, of losing their fan base. Keep seeing more and more opposing teams' fans in the stadium? Having a hard time recognizing anyone sitting around you at every home game?

Saying that, when I went to see Panthers at Chargers I didn't feel like an outsider. Surprised to see just how many Panther's fans there were so far from S.C. Granted, we're one of the lesser supported teams but if you liked the Panther's at one point I don't see people jumping ship right now.

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Saying that, when I went to see Panthers at Chargers I didn't feel like an outsider. Surprised to see just how many Panther's fans there were so far from S.C. Granted, we're one of the lesser supported teams but if you liked the Panther's at one point I don't see people jumping ship right now.

There may be more fans where you are than in SC, period.

But you aren't local and, therefore, your perspective is clouded...by about 2500 miles. The reality is the Panthers are nearly as relevant as the Bobcats... and the opinion of the vast majority of the sports fans in this area is "Why pay any attention to a perennial loser when I can watch Duke or UNC basketball and ACC football is getting better every year?"

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One thing that hopefully will be a positive with Gettleman's strategy of signing vets to a 1 year deal, is if those guys want to get paid again next year, they have to perform.

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As of March 1st they weren't....

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The saddest part about that image is that outside of the Cardinals, Raiders, and Rams: All the other teams on the last two lines have experienced the post season over the last 2 or 3 years.

Just goes to show how truly poor this franchise has been run since the Arizona playoff debacle. At least teams like the Saints, Steelers, Falcons, Niners, Giants, and Texans can look at thier money as being well spent.

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how can you summarize something that didn't happen besides saying it didn't happen?

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Man it's just incredible how bad Marty hurney fuged us. How can one man be so bad at his job?

Yet there were still people on here defending him to the end. Amazing.

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Depressing to see how much money the Patriots have, and how they are consistently good, and always have tons of draft pics.

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Depressing to see how much money the Patriots have, and how they are consistently good, and always have tons of draft pics.

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