It's funny, I live in SC for the time being and I see a significant amount of Panthers bumper stickers or flags, so I know the fans are plentiful. But, when you go into the retailers looking for gear, there is an occasional shirt or shot glass and that's about it. I don't think it as the fans being the problem or the lack thereof, so much as the retailers not promoting the Panthers. Or at least the perception by corporate America is somehow that the team is the NC Panthers.
But I will give some props to Sports Authority, I went in a few weeks ago and actually found a Panthers section. Shirts, hats, PJ's, cups, mugs, some jersey's, blankets, and even a weird Carolina fan mask. It was nothing like I see in North Carolina retailers, but significant compared to other retailers in SC.
Not a fan of mustard in my sauce, but I do use it for when I apply my rub. Currently stationed in South Carolina, but I was born and raised in eastern NC. So in order to get the que I love, I had to buy a smoker and do it myself or go home to visit. I tend to prefer the vinegar hot sauce, with crushed red pepper and cut with brown sugar. Some of my work....
Healing with humor; it's a real thing. It would be inappropriate however, if someone was hurt or the family truly was displaced without a means of support. So happy to hear he and his family are safe, thankfully his alarm system worked properly. What a season, so full of adversity ....
I was wondering about that VD TD...first 12 men in the huddle and then when he caught that his foot was down but then bobbled the ball and switched hands and then had that foot land right on the line....killer killer.....we did not play well the second half but I believe when your coaching staff has to tell you to make adjustments due to the horrible calling based on physical play that changes your gameplan and mentality as a player..niners won but the better team did not win today...KEEP POUNDING!!!
It also looked like he went out of bounds before even making the catch, which should have been a penalty. Another "no call"
What is it with the them vs us mentality? I have been a fan since the team was announced as a franchise, but that makes me no more special then someone who has become a fan by winning ways or following a favorite player. Bandwagon is actually a good thing, it typically builds a larger permanent fan base, and more importantly it is caused by fugging winning!
Is someone's status measured by the amount of posts that one makes on an Internet forum? Fans from our Super Bowl year, you are bandwagon fans, but I love ya for it!! Cause we have something in common, we love this team. As does the newest fan....
So.....I really want to go to the first Playoff game in 2 weeks.....but, I will not allow myself to jinx the club. See, I have made it to two games in the last 3 season. First we got schooled by Tennessee, second was this season vs Seattle. Undefeated at home this season when I stay at home. I will continue my sacrifice until next season when the team can afford a potential loss due to my greed of wanting to "belong". I will conduct some sort of voodoo ritual in the offseason to cleans my hex. Keep Pounding!
Cam is at his best when he gets out of his own head and just plays ball. I suspect that last drive took away the luxury of the long drawn out Shula play calling and clock eating offense. Cam didn't have time to overthink his play.
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Additionally, this team is very successful in two minute drills. I would love, love, love to see a bit more no huddle and force defenses to make mistakes trying to cover it.
Sure, long sustained drives are still a must, but sometimes you need a change up. Don't become predictable.....never