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Revisiting PS4 vs. XBONE

26 August 2014 - 08:42 AM

I know we talked about this in detail but do you guys have any opinions based on owning these systems for a year now? Which one has more compelling titles? Which one has the best network and is it priced reasonably? And with every system launch there are a utility belt full of features that never functioned or were not actually useful. Which system is turning out to be more practical?


I am an avid Fifa player and 2015 will be coming out soon. It's the only console game I am attached to but I am thinking I will have to upgrade eventually if not now. 

On The Bright Side.

23 August 2014 - 08:00 PM


I'm sure this is buried in a thread somewhere but I didn't see it. #59, #58, and #98 looked pretty good last night. 


Edit fixed, these .gifs keep getting more confusing.

Cam's new Drakkar Commercial

18 August 2014 - 02:52 PM

When I saw he signed with a Cologne I was expecting some high fashion photo shoots. But this commercial knocks it out of the park for me.


Did any Fringe Players Stand Out? (Quickly Turned Into an MZ Thread)

18 August 2014 - 03:00 AM

By now every Panther fan has gone crazy for Fozzy and Bersin. Did anyone else surprise you? 


For me I saw something we haven't had since 2009. A true Fullback, #39 Mike Zordich.





Mike Tolbert made the Pro Bowl as a Fullback but we all know he's an offensive weapon first, blocker second. He uses his brawn to blow guys up but defenders can take advantage of his technique.


Enter Michael Zordich. 6-1 245 lbs out of Penn State. This guy plays an extinct position. A position needed in the Mike Shula running game. Zordich is a solid athlete, I'm not going to pretend he is Rudy. But his value to the Panthers is his commitment to blocking. In training Camp I watched this guy stonewall and pancake would be pass rushers. 


I don't want to call him Brad Hoover because Hoover took several years to develop his game. But he can fill that role for us. The 14 year old Madden player in me is reluctant to take Tolbert off the field. He's a dynamic "joker" to go with a dynamic QB. But Mike Shula is vanilla. Michael Zordich is vanilla. When you're grinding out a game. Sometimes you need a Jack, not a Joker. 


An Observer piece on him.



This picture was photo bombed by training equipment but I believe the victim is #46 Anthony Morales


Cam Tries To Clarify Chud Comments

07 August 2014 - 12:22 AM

I apologize if this has already been posted but I do not see anything. Cam talked the NFL Radio today to try and repair any damage from his Marty Hurney interview. The big news was that he didn't want to learn so many plays coming out of Auburn and Chud overwhelmed him. There has been many spins put on it, some of them pretty scathing at the national level. 
Here is his response.
“Everyone knows (when I) was coming from Auburn, it was a one hand signal (offense), and I was gone. When I came here it was a culture shock"
“There were things that were thrown at me that I never would have even imagined. The whole college system was somewhat training wheels and whatnot and without the appreciation for me with having coach Chud around, I would not have had the season that I did have.

“I’m very appreciative of that man – him as well as coach (Mike) Shula – believing in me from day one. The way I read the article; it was not portrayed that way. I just wanted to say that if it wasn’t for coach Chud believing in me, first off I wouldn’t have believed in myself.”
Bill Voth's words.

Wednesday night, during an interview on Sirius XM NFL Radio Newton clarified his comments, saying they “came off wrong.”

It’s unclear if Newton was referring to our post when he referenced “the article,” but we believe we portrayed his comments on Chudzinski and his first two seasons fairly.


In the interview Cam talks about sometimes when he reads the way his words are portrayed he feels "cheated" some will run with that too I'm sure. This is like Peter King all over again for him. 
I have a few problems with this. It starts with the way the media is conducted. Now that everyone has instant access to these interviews, anyone can put a spin on it. This means the person who conducted the interview, the person who looked Cam in the eyes and asked the questions, has no control over the narrative. Dozens or even hundreds of people in the media can now take those quotes and compete with each other for web site hits. I don't need to tell you what kind of headlines generate the most "buzz". 
The second problem is Cam himself. Cam does not always spell it out. He says things and expects people to be on the same page as him so he doesn't complete the thought. Here is an example.
Cam's quote: "it was kind of force-feeding a kid with carrots."
What Cam did is make an analogy how a person in a position of authority will force a child to eat carrots. Kids do not enjoy carrots but they are good for children because they are healthy.


But Cam didn't explain his analogy and left it open to interpretation. This is not Cam's first analogy. He's called himself a lion on a safari. He compared his rookie season to collard greens rather than instant grits.


So occasionally Cam says things that can be quoted without context and turn into a story to fill the news cycle. Peter King summed it up pretty well:




And I figured I wouldn’t be the only one he said that line to. I just figured if I didn’t use it, and fast, one of the next three interviewers would hear it and use it, somewhere. And so I threw it on Twitter,



I hate this for Cam because he gets ripped for not spending time with local media. He's rarely comes on WFNZ over the years. But he gets in a situation where maybe he feels safe talking to a former co worker on a local station but the quotes go national in minutes and now he has to clean up a mess rather than rest and study for his next practice.


And to be fair to ESPN 730 they tried to give him a chance to clarify his comments but Cam didn't really take it because in the moment he felt his comments were clear.

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