They did, many would say almost too eagerly, avoiding the political posturing/wrangling in these things that usually results in a better deal for the city taxpayers. Many are also fine with what was just done. But again, considering the (far worse than ours) political economics/stadiums/team values of probably a dozen or so teams, as well as the options to move(few, all with issues of their own in what would be a cumbersome at best effort), it's time (a LONG time) to enjoy football and stay OUT of the taxpayers pockets on this.
Don't the Panthers have like the 5th or 6th largest home market in the entire NFL? Everybody considers Carolina one of the bottom 5 teams in terms of market size but I believe it's actually the exact opposite.
Not only that, but team value as well, easily in the top half. This thread, and the mere idea that more public funds are needed anytime for at least a generation or more, is a joke.
Mods move if you must, but it's July and it's football related, even NFL related since it's the son of Reggie McKenzie. Anyway, this kid just finished his junior year of high school and is listed as 6'4 330+- and benches 225 36 times. By contrast, Star, the anchor on the NFL's greatest DL of the salary cap era, was 6'2 311 with a combine high 38 reps. Kahlil McKenzie is 17 years old and I never thought I would say this about any teenager, much less less a lineman, but could start in the NFL IMHO. He has also been practicing with the Raiders. Simply unreal. Watch video against top high school OL.
Didn't see posted but wanted to post respects. This doesn't appear to have gotten much attention, but he was huge part of the 2010 national title with Cam. Dead at 23 via car accident. Condolences to all that knew him. Sad.
When it is all said and done, not only will Cam end his career on top of all of these young QBs he is constantly compared to, he will be GOAT.
> Montana Brady Manning
I have no doubt amigo. 5 star out of high school, 3 national titles in 3 years with 3 different teams in college, greatest single season in CFB history, greatest first 3 years statistically in NFL history after going to a 2-14 team, physical attributes that are so far superior to everyone they are "off the charts" according to a coach in the NFC that used to coach Luck(y) (and won nothing btw). He will be the GOAT. I have no doubt. He's on his way and we are fortunate to be able to watch.
Back to Cam vs boy wonder (Luck)-it annoys me when I read that Cam was "one and done", when common sense says the first round bye is a de-facto playoff win, but the boy wonder commits multiple boneheaded plays and gets the nod after the Jamal Charlesless Chiefs can't hold on in the wildcard round.
I disagree. There's no team in the NFL that is going to be glad to see us on their schedule. Our offense might not be flashy or prolific in scoring, but it is going to be punishing and efficient. We are going to pound downfield, eat up clock, rest our top shelf defense while tiring theirs out, and when we get into the redzone, we will be sending out a 6'5" giant, two sure handed veteran possession receivers and a great pass catching TE.
I'm not so sure about Long being better than Charles Johnson.
And first round pick or not, I'm not conceding Donald is better than Short either, who was very solidly in the top 10 overall rookies regardless of position, leaving 2013 first round pick Sharrif Floyd in the dust.