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Carolina Panthers Training Camp

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If you are a Cam fanatic and expect an autograph, good fuggin luck. He does the best he can but it's a crazed mob when he hits the autograph line. It really made me wish I had paid the 200 bucks or whatever at South Park.

 

The easiest way I know to get there is I85->business85-> 9. If your driving down 9 and hit the double Krispy Kreme intersection, you've gone too far.

 

You need to be ready for bugs, sweat, and sun. If being uncomfortable is hard for you to deal with, I got bad news for you. Training camp is not for the weak.

 

If you are taking your kids, be prepared for them to lose interest and start running around in gangs. Training camp is pretty boring for kids and they will end up playing football with the other kids.

 

Bring a cooler or large water bottle. You will need fluids.

 

Do not go to training camp with high expectations for player interaction. These guys are hot, tired, and pissed off. The majority of them won't stop for autographs and forget talking to them mid practice. You can be 30 feet from the linebackers as they do drills. Listen, don't talk. And for the love of God be polite to Steve or your ass will be on youtube getting chewed out.

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This is the first time I have looked at the schedule.  How long do the practices last?

 

That does not look like a lot of practice time.  When I was in high school and college in band camp we practiced in the morning, again after lunch and came back at night.

 

So, what are they doing the rest of the time?  meetings? film room? ????

 

Did your band have a union? lol.

 

They used to do a lot more 2 a days but the last collective bargaining agreement really cut back on those. Practices usually run about 3 hours. You will see some guys come out early or leave late. They prefer to practice in the evening but the weather patterns cause frequent thunderstorms around evening practice time. The rest of the day they have meetings, weight lifting, conditioning, and walkthroughs. Walkthroughs are like practice but in slow motion, no hitting. They don't really run laps or any of that high school physical fitness type drills so I assume they get that work done inside.

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Now I want hushpuppies.

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This is the first time I have looked at the schedule.  How long do the practices last?

 

That does not look like a lot of practice time.  When I was in high school and college in band camp we practiced in the morning, again after lunch and came back at night.

 

So, what are they doing the rest of the time?  meetings? film room? ????

 

I have to point out what everyone else is thinking..  football and band camp?  so many jokes...  from, well, band camp..... to american pie..... to comparing band camp to football, and let's throw in a solid flute reference for good measure...  

however, that is a good question and I'm curious of the answer as well..  I'm assuming there is quite a bit of down time where most guys are learning the playbook, as well as doing themselves a favor by asking coaches and players about technique, etc...  I doubt there is much film to watch but it's possible.

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Gizzard - A modified muscular pouch behind the stomach in the alimentary canal of birds, having a thick lining and often containing ingested grit that aids in the breakdown of seeds before digestion.

 

Served fried. Tough and chewy.

 

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I have to point out what everyone else is thinking..  football and band camp?  so many jokes...  from, well, band camp..... to american pie..... to comparing band camp to football, and let's throw in a solid flute reference for good measure...  

however, that is a good question and I'm curious of the answer as well..  I'm assuming there is quite a bit of down time where most guys are learning the playbook, as well as doing themselves a favor by asking coaches and players about technique, etc...  I doubt there is much film to watch but it's possible.

 

 

Band is a serious thing!  Got to stay in shape....there are muscles in use which have to be finely tuned. (My last marching band director in college even made us run laps...we had a pre-game show which involved running on the field.  The entire band laugh at first when he told us to run...then when we realized he was serious there were some other comments.)

 

However....I knew you guys would have fun with that "comparison."  I was laughing as I typed it imagining the responses.  Hope most of you know I am smarter than that.   You handled the reaction fairly delicately.

 

Still, does not look like a grueling schedule or much practice for something that is called a camp.  I know things have changed with the new agreement.

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Anyone that has never heard of the deep fried pieces of heaven known as hush puppies needs to get the hell of this website right this minute.

Did you ever stop to think that maybe they're called something different up here? Stop being a pie ***** you voyeuristic prick.
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I like it when people say this like its a good thing but the rest of it equate it to calling yourself a douchebag.

What does it matter where I live? I'm a Panthers fan and a member of this forum. Just stop old man. You're trying to be funny and its showing.

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HA!!! Somebody got mad! :lolu:

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HA!!! Somebody got mad! :lolu:

you're god damn right I'm mad. I'm getting called out by a mod, its 100 degrees where I live and I got called in for 8 hours on a Sunday. So yes I'm having a bad day.

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