Each week, I will be doing my predictions of each game in Blockbuster Movie style. This week will be a little different because I'll be using bits from the original and the 2013 re-make. Enjoy!
It’s that time of year. Football is in the air. We are riding on the high of a winning preseason. As of right now, the Carolina Panthers are Undefeated. It's a new dawn. And it will be a... Blue Dawn.
Sunday morning we all will awake to the rumble of every media outlet declaring the Seahawks have already won. The streets in downtown Charlotte will flood with hungry football fan in a panic to find their way to Bank of America Stadium. And I’m sure, like most home games, it will be invaded by Seahawk fans.
Prediction 1: Bank of America Stadium will smell of Starbucks and Grunge this Sunday.
They will be quick to fire on Panther fans with ammo such as “$cam Newton” and “remember last season”. We may lose some loved one in the crossfire and other fans may defect to save face.
The same panic will ensue during the opening minutes of the game. The Seahawks will take an early lead and it may seem like our young team is high tailing it to the mountains.
Prediction 2: We get behind early. The Huddle fills with threads of "0-16" and "Fire Rivera".
It’s look like all is lost for our team. They will have small victories here and there but still be behind in the big picture. Their father figure is forced to submit in front of their eyes, but (to the surprise of all) gives a rousing speech to fight back at all costs. To take the fight to the enemy. Reminding all that this is our home, and no invader will take that from us.
Prediction 3: Ron Rivera will be shown on the sideline pulling a player or two to the side and giving them a lashing.
This lights a fire under our young heroes, and they take the fight to the Seahawks. They start winning the battle in the trenches.
They attack from the ground and air and take every thing they can.
Prediction 4: We start to turn it on. Taking small chucks of yards where it is given. We close the gap.
Forcing the enemy into a panic. They will be asking, “How can THIS small time team be giving us so many problems?”
The Seahawks, in a panicked frenzy, will fight back as best they can. They will attack us when we least expect it. Causing, what some may see, as a fatal blow.
Prediction 5: As soon as we catch up, the Seahawks will lead an impressive drive down the field and score in the 4th.
But just when things look like the Panthers don’t have a chance in this thing, a grizzled, professional veteran shows up to give the team the boost they need.
Prediction 6: Smitty will have a huge play to get the players and fans back into the game.
With the help of their seasoned friend, this young team comes back fighting harder than ever before. Taking it to the Seahawks in full force.
With the leader of the enemy fallen and the dust settling, the underdogs come out victorious.
Prediction 7: We welcome back the Cardiac Cats when this team finally puts together a late winning drive.
The world will be shocked. How could a small-time team beat such a force as the Seahawks? How could these “kids” put together a resistance during these dark time? Those questions will be answered in the weeks to come.
But for now, the Nation will hear our war cry. It will be on every channel. You won’t be able to hide. And that sound will ring from coast to coast. One word....