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#46 CarolinaPanthers8789

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 05:09 PM

People were down right dicks last year...

It was the first day (back to football party) and people were going hard at Olindo Mare.

He shanked one kick and people jumped all over him.

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 06:21 PM

People were down right dicks last year...

It was the first day (back to football party) and people were going hard at Olindo Mare.



He shanked one kick and people jumped all over him.



Lol...yes they did.

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 11:18 PM

And for the love of God be polite to Steve or your ass will be on youtube getting chewed out.

 

Cant tell you how many times I have seen this.



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Posted 07 July 2013 - 11:22 PM

Cant tell you how many times I have seen this.

I'm 20, but I'm only 5'7, so I look like a high school kid... so it's easy for me to get autographs. I was getting Smitty's auto last year when a women just cut through everyone and shoved a ball for Steve to sign right in his face, and he just walked away from her.

He doesn't play games.

He gives you respect if you give him respect.

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 12:03 AM

Have only gotten an autograph from Steve one time, and it wasn't for me.  It was for a little boy I coach in flag football who was sick.

 

Don't know if I'll get to go this year or not.  Hopeful though.



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:57 AM

For all the autograph seekers. Being Polite will get you very far. As for Smitty he is kinda hit or miss with Auto's. He usually signs for kids. So if your an adult and have children, your best bet of obtaining Smitty's auto, is to have your kid ask him. Remember to be polite! Try not to call the player by their 1st name (its not like you know them on a 1st name basis anyway) saying Mr. and please really increases your odds. And also from my past experiences, try to get the auto before they practice. I cant tell you how many times I have gotten crappy autos from players sweating on the stuff i had them sign, not to mention its gross. Good luck to everyone! And also please don't be that grown ass man in the crowd begging for an article of a players clothing.....have some damn shame! And yes i have witnessed grown men doing this every time Ive been to camp. 



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:20 AM

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.

 

Nice try, i'll stay.



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:06 AM

When you hushpuppy virgins break the seal, be sure to dip the hushpuppy in butter or better yet scoop up some burnswick stew with it. Wash it down with some sweet tea, then you will be an honorary North Carolinian.

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:36 AM

Looking forward to making it down again this year. I've not had as much of an issue with bugs that everyone else seems to have, but the heat is brutal indeed. Especially for those 3pm practices. I always stop on the way in for an iced coffee at the Starbucks there on the corner. Also, if you get to an early session check out the merchandise tent. You can find some really great deals. There will probably be some reduced Gamble jerseys this year.

 

If you've never been, prepare yourself for a constant stream of kids (and, sadly, adults) yelling and calling "Caaaam! Caaaaaaam! Cam! CAAAAAAAAAM!" from the time he appears until when he leaves. Especially in the dead/autograph time.

 

Otherwise it's a good time.



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:47 AM

Once again it is time to get a first look at our Carolina Panthers.

 

Their practice schedule is listed here...

 

Here are a few tips you won't read on the Panthers official webpage....

 

- Autographs are given before and after practices. Line up at the fence near the athletic buildings about an hour before the scheduled practice. Not all players will sign. Some of the regulars that will sign most of the time are Steve Smith, Jon Beason, Jordan Gross, and Deangelo Williams. Ron RIvera will also usually sign.

 

- Kids are given priority during autograph time, as they should be. If you are an adult trying to push aside a child you will be called out and shamed for it.

 

- When you first arrive, look for the video cameras at the top of the large blue lifts. Whichever field they are pointing at will be the field that sees most of the action that day. Pick your spot accordingly.

 

- Bug spray, bug spray, bug spray, bug.... spray.

 

- If you visit the Beacon restaurant, be sure to say "a plenty" after your order to ensure maximum heart clogging damage

 

- Cameras are allowed, but video cameras are not. You may be asked to put them down.

 

- If it seems like players are ignoring you and your screams at them during practice, its because they are. They are there to work, not to listen to your opinions.

 

- Shade is at a premium. Get there early to grab a spot under one of the trees on the hill.

 

 

Training Camp veterans please feel free to add to this topic....

 

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This is my first year attending training camp. I'm going down later in the schedule with my brother to see a couple practices. I'm looking forward to it.



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:59 AM

I'm biased because my chick used to live there, but next time I go back for training camp I'm going to stay in downtown Greenville, about 30 mins down the road from Spartanburg. It's a gorgeous little town with a big historic district full of awesome bars and restaurants. It's not like you can hang out with the players at night, so you might as well get a hotel somewhere nice.



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:36 AM

I like it when people say this like its a good thing but the rest of it equate it to calling yourself a douchebag.


I live in The North...Red Wedding??

:(

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:39 AM

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.

 

Coolers are not allowed inside the fenced viewing area. You may, of course, take water bottles in, but not coolers. (If you forget and bring them from your car, you will have to either take them back or leave them outside the fence unattended.)

 

Also, no alcohol and NO DOGS or other pets inside the fenced viewing area.

 

For kids, there's the Panther Pals program -- five kids are selected randomly (register outside the gate) to go to a special viewing area for part of practice, then be paired with a player (one per kid) following practice. One parent/guardian (age 18 or older) may accompany the selected child. I will send a link to the details when I get it posted to the Wofford website. Panther Pals is held at most practices (not walk-throughs), but not all.

 

Also, don't forget the Panthers Party, which will be held on Friday, July 26, at Gibbs Stadium, where practice will be held. (I'll also provide a link when those details are available.)
 



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:44 AM

For all the autograph seekers. Being Polite will get you very far. As for Smitty he is kinda hit or miss with Auto's. He usually signs for kids. So if your an adult and have children, your best bet of obtaining Smitty's auto, is to have your kid ask him. Remember to be polite! Try not to call the player by their 1st name (its not like you know them on a 1st name basis anyway) saying Mr. and please really increases your odds. And also from my past experiences, try to get the auto before they practice. I cant tell you how many times I have gotten crappy autos from players sweating on the stuff i had them sign, not to mention its gross. Good luck to everyone! And also please don't be that grown ass man in the crowd begging for an article of a players clothing.....have some damn shame! And yes i have witnessed grown men doing this every time Ive been to camp. 

 

And DON'T call him by his number!



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:46 AM

I'm biased because my chick used to live there, but next time I go back for training camp I'm going to stay in downtown Greenville, about 30 mins down the road from Spartanburg. It's a gorgeous little town with a big historic district full of awesome bars and restaurants. It's not like you can hang out with the players at night, so you might as well get a hotel somewhere nice.

 

There are plenty of good hotels in Spartanburg, and we have a great downtown. Is it Greenville? No, but we have our own charm. Lots of great restaurants downtown.





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