Voice your frustrations here in this one thread. It's been the worst year in Panther history even surpassing the 1-15 year. At least that team was in games. This is the first year when the Panthers play a game I know they are going to lose before they even step on the field.
Last in media power rankings - can't remember the last time that happened. Worst offense (and could be the worst in NFL history if the trend continues), lame duck coach, cheap owner, bust draft picks left and right, no veteran leadership, injuries piling up, underperforming (former) star players, no QB...what the hell else could we ask for?!?
Oh wait, a defense that performs well for awhile only to finally break the past couple weeks. Could only be expected after spending so much time on the field. The bright spots are as hard to see as a smoggy night in London during the industrial revolution. Sound off.
One of my biggest hopes when we all witnessed the Obamanation two years ago was that his presidency would affect the way young African American men view themselves. Charles Barkley said in a Playboy interview that it would change things forever in that regard.
Image. It's what America is all about. From what our media portrays to how people live their lives, America is more about presenting an image than anything else.
Take for example, a guy who makes $30 grand a year. This guy is what I like to call, a "Thirty Thousand Dollar Millionaire". This guy has a small income, but he tries to live like he's a millionaire. He drives a BMW, buys the newest most stylish clothes, drops big dollars in front of his friends, and is most likely digging himself deep into debt to keep up appearances. Ever had a friend like this?
You've got a "friend" like this called the United States Government. America, so hell bent on keeping up the appearance of luxury, privilage and stature, that we are so far in debt we might never come out of it barring a horrendous collapse of the system. Why is it okay for our government to ignore all virtues of fiscal responsibility when we as individuals would have creditors breaking down our doors and repossessing our possessions if we can't pay off our debts - keep putting up that image.
We're in debt for one simple reason - a lack of accountability and basic reason. My father always taught me "Don't spend money you don't have." America apparently forgot our founding father's advice. We'll gladly spend money we don't have! It doesn't matter why we did it - to invade Iraq, to reform healthcare, or to "save" the economy. The fact remains we're in no better shape than when the economic crisis began, or dating back to the days America had a budget SURPLUS (man who remembers those days).
There isn't a "debtors prison" anymore, but the hassles of being deep in debt are undeniable. Defaulting on a large deficit can be humliating and arduous, and the United States has left itself little options for the future. All other problems aside, we tend to ignore the fact that we are so deeply in debt that sooner or later, creditors are going to want to be paid. And they may not be so nice.
For now, I'm just going to liken America to that arrogant jackass that comes out on a Friday night, drives a beemer and buys jager bombs for all the pretty ladies in the bar, but only makes 30 grand a year. Have fun in the poor house 10 years from now.
Such BS ... you don't like it, don't buy tickets and don't go. Nobody's holding a gun to your head.
BS? Were you at the game cheering him for putting an 0-5 team on the field? I didn't go to the game and I wouldn't spend a cent on it. I've been to at least one or two games every year since '04 with the exception of '07 and I have no plans to see them in the near future. It's pure capitalism. Put out a shoddy product and people get pissed. If Richardson wants to keep making money off his creation (which is what it's all about in America) he'd better take the boos from the people who buy tickets seriously. Winning makes money. You don't get paid for "good vibes" despite what 1967 told you.
Toyota analogy stands.
and edit: Charlotte has already shown they'll run a team out of town over a greedy owner.