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#3054447 Hornets Top Five In Attendance After First Night

Posted by KendrickPanther on 29 October 2014 - 10:19 PM

You know reading twitter tonight and talking to people over the past few months. One thing I hear over and over is "Going to Hornets games was my childhood". You don't really hear that from Panthers fans. Most Panthers fans in their 20s don't reminisce about the live game day experience.


I put this one two things. Number 1, the Hornets put on a great show in the 80s and 90s. It was fun no matter the result. 


Number 2, and this is BIG. Our parents could afford to take us to Hornets games. We lived in those 8 dollar nosebleeds. Kids would go to school and brag about getting to see the Hornets and the question everyone wanted answered: "Was Super Hugo there?". 


Our parents didn't need to put a ten grand down payment on PSLs to get in the building. Or drop 50 per seat in the upper deck. The Coliseum held 24 thousand people and David Stern said today "we didn't think you could fill it" about the Charlotte market. Those cheap seats in the rafters was the only reason I got to go to games. We sold out every year for 9 seasons!

#3054426 What a game, could not have asked for more

Posted by KendrickPanther on 29 October 2014 - 10:03 PM


But seriously maybe its because I'm just now trying to get into basketball but why thr hell is it so hard for me to watch a local team play? Its almost as bad as when they first started and the games were only aired on BET


It really really sucks but it all comes down to money. When I was a kid my parents couldn't afford Cable so I watched the Hornets on a black and white TV with the rabbit ears lol. 


The Hornets are missing out on the kids that don't live in a home with cable!


Even the NCAA Champ in College Football is on Cable now.

#3054409 first person I run into after arriving in Charlotte...

Posted by KendrickPanther on 29 October 2014 - 09:52 PM

Kelly was really good on the broadcast! Dell and Steve had kinda gone into Bobcats blow out mode and Kelly brought some energy and positivity to the commentary.

#3054406 still hatin on Marvin Williams?

Posted by KendrickPanther on 29 October 2014 - 09:49 PM

I looked at his stat line from last year. It was respectable. If he can add 10 points a game to our team that is great value.

#3054391 Chad Ford SPECULATION: Hornets Could Be Interested In Kobe

Posted by KendrickPanther on 29 October 2014 - 09:37 PM

No thanks. That ship sailed 18 years ago.


Posted by KendrickPanther on 29 October 2014 - 09:28 PM

I was skeptical if I could truly be excited about an NBA game after 12 years away. When we were down 24 and I couldn't turn the channel I knew the passion was still there. We have a group of guys that are likable and deserve a fanbase. 

#3054299 Post your Gif reaction to K3MBA!

Posted by KendrickPanther on 29 October 2014 - 09:03 PM

Charlotte and USA's reaction.



#3054186 Hornets vs Bucks game thread.

Posted by KendrickPanther on 29 October 2014 - 08:46 PM

Hornets win! Hornets win Hornets win!

#3053570 Saint Fans Again Proving They Are Scum Of The Earth

Posted by KendrickPanther on 29 October 2014 - 05:18 PM

Bernie Mac at the Charlotte Coliseum was some funny poo.

#3053298 Rivera: " couldn't find a left tackle to fit what we do"?

Posted by KendrickPanther on 29 October 2014 - 03:03 PM

At this point Ron could say he loves his dog and the huddle response would be "Fug Rivera! He has no idea how to choose dogs!"

#3053253 fug you NFL Network. fug you so so so hard.

Posted by KendrickPanther on 29 October 2014 - 02:40 PM

Philly, you work in Charlotte, you should be fine. I got CBS Thursday night football on my TV guide right now.

#3052465 Saints Play a 3-4...

Posted by KendrickPanther on 29 October 2014 - 01:34 AM

How many times was Cam running for his life though?  Forcing passes while under heavy pressure?


The pass protection in that game was fuging awful.  Probably the worst of the season.


Yeah he was I'll give you that. I still think we could do a better job with the route combinations. Cam didn't have a safety valve other than the dirt and he wasn't going to settle for that. 


On the other hand the Run game looked very good and it felt like we went away from it in the 3rd and 4th quarters.

#3051791 Jamie Dukes gets it

Posted by KendrickPanther on 28 October 2014 - 06:06 PM

Dukes has a lot in common with the fans on the Huddle. He looks at the roster, looks at the results, and start saying poo that may be true but ignores circumstances. Like our O-Line having 1 drafted guy, ignoring the injured drafted guys on our bench. Also ignoring the cap situation and the long term goals of the franchise. 


And how could Dave Gettleman have possibly known Greg Hardy was going to mess up on a 1 year deal.


Our offense has actually looked better overall this season, but defense and game management decisions are costing us at times. The team is a mess but personnel is only one slice of the pie. We have guys on IR and the exempt list that could have affected results. 

#3051734 Mark Barron via Trade?

Posted by KendrickPanther on 28 October 2014 - 05:37 PM

The Bucs give up on a top 10 pick and the Huddle is mad at Gettleman. Huddle logic. The story here is the Bucs screwed up again.

#3051582 R.R. defends Bell & Chandler at presser

Posted by KendrickPanther on 28 October 2014 - 04:10 PM

Uhhhhhh he's our franchise quarterback. How the hell would we not include him in a conversation about our OL and sacks?


I don't understand why a sack taken or avoided by DA would hold any less weight. 


Statistically, the Panthers are giving up less sacks per game and less sacks per drop back than last season with Jordan Gross and Travelle Wharton. Their 5.9% sacks per drop back is the league average. They are tied for 13th in sacks conceded and several teams have only played 7 games.


I realize that Cam avoids some pressure, but he's only started avoiding sacks these past three games, before that he was a statue. Conversely the injuries have been piling up on the offensive line. Bell is reported to have an injury to his elbow but he missed practice due to a "knee". He's also been hobbled by his ankle. Really he shouldn't be out there but he is for reasons.


Despite all of our offensive woes, we've only given up 4 sacks once this season, against the Lions which we won.


I agree our offensive line sucks. Cam bails them out. But he also hangs them out to dry. We are hovering around the  40th percentile in pass protection so this notion that none of our guys would even be a backup for another team comes off as overly dramatic. 


We also repeatedly hear about our offensive line full of undrafted guys. Completely ignoring that we've drafted o-lineman every year since 2011. We have two guys hurt but they will be back. Kugbilla....probably not. Jeff Otah 

is 28 years old by the way. Would have been nice if he had Bell's toughness.

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