I've been in Texas for three years now so I've done some maneuvering to watch the Panthers in Cowboys/Texans territory. In 2011 I went to bars and streamed the games online. It got kinda frustrating at times because the stream wasn't always that good and going to a bar isn't always what I wanted to do when I'm hungover and my friends are too hungover to come with me haha.
In 2012 I bought Sunday Ticket for the PS3 which worked out well. It was a generally high quality stream and the game was available unless the Panthers were in primetime or were playing a Texas team. In 2013 you could buy Madden 25 for $100 and get NFL Sunday Ticket for mobile and computer. I bought that in a heartbeat and watched the games on my computer hooked up to my TV. Solid choice all year.
This year I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I tried to buy Sunday Ticket for the PS3 again (which I heard was going to be available) but it's not. I'm wondering if DirecTV is just waiting until the last possible minute to offer it for the PS3 to get as many people as possible to register for their subscription instead of just buying Sunday Ticket on the Playstation. If they don't I might be hitting up the bars again...
I don't know dude. CJ's contract is so atrocious, I could see them releasing him and signing Hardy to a long term deal. Plus CJ is older.
Charles Johnson's been one of the most consistent players on the team for going on 5 seasons now. I don't think they'd let him go to keep Greg Hardy, who is battling some serious legal problems and is a strong candidate to miss a lot of games due to suspension. In a perfect world Johnson would restructure his contract to be more cap friendly and they'd let Ealy step into Hardy's spot next season if he shows he's ready.
I really don't see them keeping Hardy past this season. He wants too much money and his off field troubles make him too risky for a long term deal. The Ealy pick looks brilliant in hindsight.
Bryon Bell is like the IT guy of the Panthers. He's in a catch-22. When he has a bad game, everyone is like "OMG he's terrible" IE like when a server goes down and everyone's like "you suck why did this happen now I can't do blah blah blah" then when everything is going fine, people are like "what do you even do here, we don't need you" kinda like when Bell is play well and everyone remembers that bad game he had last year.
I have been here for a few years now. Started off as ganja, then because hepcat. I have decided to stay with you all today. People understand my sarcastic sense of humor. I'm not sorry to anyone whose feelings I have hurt over the years or to anyone I have annoyed. I will always be accepted or understood and I have come to terms with that. I will not miss this place a lot but this needs to happen. Try to rejoice too hard.
I can tell a lot about that guy just by what he's wearing, how ugly he is, and what he did at the Panthers practice. He clearly doesn't have a girlfriend and I might go as far to say he's never had sex. He likely still lives with his mom unless he murdered her years ago for the life insurance money, in which case he doesn't have a job and stays inside most days masturbating to pictures of Matt Ryan in a bra. Never trust a day-walker.
He took a paycut to stay with the team and he's coming off a serious injury. Everything the other players have said about him, Kuechly in particular, say he's great with the younger players and still playing decent. I hope he stays with the team.
Can I just remind everyone what an idiot Peter King is? This is what King said about the Panthers before the 2010 season.
Panthers a playoff team? SI says yes
The Carolina Panthers will go 10-6, reach the playoffs as a wild-card team, then beat the New York Giants to advance to the divisional round, according to Sports Illustrated's NFL preview edition, on newsstands Wednesday.
SI's Peter King writes that Matt Moore will be the key to success, along with defensive end Everette Brown as part of a three-man committee replacing Julius Peppers, whose Bears team is not projected to make the playoffs.
King also says John Fox will be the NFL's coach of the year.