After a Week 1 lost that had bad calls by the refs, a stale game plan from Shula, and some mistakes by the players this team has taken a hard blow. With the players feeling down and out, the fans split, and the media still not taking notice; the Panthers will be looking for Truth & Justice. Or (for those of you that know some Latin or great Independent Films) Aequitas/Veritas.
That’s right, this weeks M3OW’s Blockbuster is a tale of a group of guys breaking the expectations to show the world the truth (about this team) by taking the fight to the rest of the NFL. First up, Buffalo. They are....
THE BLACKCAT SAINTS
(If anyone has an issue with the name “Saints” used in this piece, please don't complain and just back out of this thread now. It works for the purposes of this thread.)
(Also, sorry the clips are my best work. With the Adopt-a-Panther Re-Adoptions I had to rush this week. More comedic, quality pictures next week, I promise)
With the Holiday know as NFL Kickoff, the team was extremely excited and let themselves go. They got a little drunk of the expectations of this season.
When the Seahawks came to our house we basically offered them a beer to enjoy the game. They, in turn, through the beer on the ground and a brawl ensued with the Panthers winning the first half.
Then, they came back at the Panthers when they seemed content and gave them a lose that hurt like a toilet to the head from 5 stories up.
The team limped away to lick their wounds and regroup their thoughts. Last night, with their TV’s on spewing negative talk of the team, our fallen heroes awake from their sleep. They sat straight up in bed with a revelation. No more will they take being disrespected. No longer will they be “an OK team”. This is their season!
They will work all week preparing for their vengeance. They will load up their weapons.
PREDICTION: Cam will hit 6 different targets in this weeks game. Not just Smitty and Olsen
They will tighten up the mistakes.
PREDICTION: Speaking of Olsen, he won't drop I pass this week. Everything that comes his way that is catchable will be completed.
And they will plan and pray (to the football gods) for a safe and successful mission.
In the beginning, it will look much like it did last week. A total train wreck. Things will go wrong but they will make it out of the first battle unscathed.
PREDICTION: In the 1st quarter, the O will look stale again, and one bad play will make it look hopeless. But our Defense will hold them to (at most) 3 points.
Going forward the team will be biting at the bits to go in guns a-blazin’, but the staff will be holding them back like cops to a vigilanty. This is where our heroes enlist the help of some insane, off-the-wall help to make a statement.
PREDICTION: Hardy gets his first sack. Ginn has a huge return (possibly for a TD).
And while they are letting lose, they seem to accidentally kill the bad luck cat of the Panthers.
With the help of their unstable stable of psychopaths, our heroes begin wreaking havoc of the Bills on both sides of the ball.
PREDICTION: We dominate them on D. Our Offense puts together 2 nice drives back-to-back.
This will inspire the coaches to let loose of their restrictive cuffs, and let these players do what they do best. Deal out Truth & Justice.
With the “authority” on their side, the team will go for the death blow... and they will pay for it. One BIG mistake will cause our team to seem helpless in the final minutes.
PREDICTION: The Bills get a turnover and score quickly.
Just when things look their bleakest, our heroes are saved by a face that seemed to be the teams downfall before. This “stranger” to the story will be the turning point the team needs.
PREDICTION: Deangelo has a small day until the end of the 3rd. Then he breaks out a few big gainers and gets us a TD.
With the help of their newly redeemed ally, the team makes it out of what most Huddlers would consider a sure loss. The Bills will be beaten and broken with only one chance left. With time still on the clock, and with what most would consider the norm, the Bills have a chance to run away with the win leaving the Panthers broken. Even the media will be saying “here they go again, giving up the game in the last seconds.”
PREDICTION: In the last 5 mins. of the game, the Bills will have time to drive down field and tie it up to take it to over time. The Huddle freaks out.
But this stories ending will be different than the past. Our heroes come in weapons cocked and loaded to stop the same ole from happening again. They pull the trigger for the whole world to see. Their message: “Take notice. The times are changing. We will not stand idly by while getting taken advantage of! We are here! Our time is now! And if you want to try and stop us... Well, good luck”. BOOM!
PREDICTION: The Panthers D gets a late turnover to seal the game and we finally finish a game in the 4th.
The media and the fans will be split. Some will call it a fluke. Some will say we had an easy team to beat. But the people who can see the truth will say:
“Damn, the Panthers are the real deal!”
PREDICTION: Even though we win and finished a game out strong, the media and some of the fans will still not believe. While the rest of us know... It’s the start to something special.