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#2865219 Why did you become a Panther fan?

Posted by iamhubby1 on 26 July 2014 - 12:17 AM

Started following the NFL when it first aired on british television in 1983.
Different teams shown every week, so didn't really follow a team liked Riggins and Darrell Green of the redskins
and Bo Jackson and Marcus Allen of the Raiders.

Decided to follow the Panthers the day the Frachise was announced - (luckily Jacksonville was granted later).

Used to follow the games on play by play on NFL.com.

Now usually get a stream of Panthers games if they are not on T.V. Don't like late games as we are 5 hours ahead

If you are 5 hours ahead, don't you know who wins before the game even starts? I bet you could make a killing with the bookies.

In other news. I was the Bar Manager at the Carolina Country Club in the early 90's. When JR came for dinner he would come to the bar and have a Makers Mark. We would talk about things until the wife came to get him. It got to be a habit. After dinner he'd have a drink and we would talk. He always remembered my name, and always treated me well.

He once asked me if I was a football fan, and who my favorite team was. I told him I grew up in Michigan and was a life-long Lions fan. That's when he told me he was trying to get a team, and asked how I felt about that. I told him that being a part of a fledgling team would be too cool. That getting in on the ground floor would be incentive enough to change my allegiances. He laughed and said he hoped everyone in both Carolinas would feel the same way.

So I feel proud to know I was one of the first people to know we were trying to get a team. Proud to consider JR a friend. And proud to say I am a Panther fan first, and a Lions fan second.

#2857610 Defensive challenge first four games of 2014

Posted by iamhubby1 on 18 July 2014 - 11:01 PM

I know that folks are disappointed with Hardy. But...let's not suspend him before due process is over. Too many folks have him gone already. Their frustration is clouding their judgment. Ah well, this is the Huddlez after all. Let the knee jerk over reacting begin.

Hellz, if, when he and JR sit down and talk about this. Hardy may just sweet talk his way into a long term deal. JR loves to back his guys. If he trusts them that is.

#2857573 Did we miss out on a diamond in the rough?

Posted by iamhubby1 on 18 July 2014 - 10:42 PM

As an animal lover, I hate to beat a dead horse. But...with our cap space, and contracts, I believe Gman has done a fine job filling in the roster. I think he does know talent, and can find who he needs to fill out the positions that need help.

I am sure, if we had more money we would probably sign higher talent than what we do now. Which is why I can't wait until we get out of cap hellz. I can't wait to see how Gman operates when he has some money to play with. And by then, our main roster will be a year or two better, so he won't have to fill in so many spots like the last few years.

I truly believe right now, from top to bottom, we have the best roster we have had in what seems like forever. And I can't wait to see what we look like in few more years.

We are on the cusp of elite. Within a short period of time, we should be able to make that jump to elite. And I can definitely live with that.

#2853255 Hardy found guilty

Posted by iamhubby1 on 16 July 2014 - 12:06 AM

I am in no way condoning what Hardy did. But it is truly embarrassing how some of you are acting. Stupid azz jokes, using the situation to dis on Gman, unfounded speculations on Hardy's fate, and just plain overreacting. I guess civility and forgiveness are truly ancient concepts.

Yeah, let's kick the guy while he is down.

But then again, this is the Huddlez. So I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

#2850920 long term deal for hardy was never in the plans

Posted by iamhubby1 on 15 July 2014 - 12:08 AM

Could we use the 13 mil we are paying Kraken on other positions? Sure. But the Powers that Be love their D-line. And Kraken makes our D-line outrageous. That, and they felt that what we have at other positions can get us through another year. Looking at it that way, they did what they think is right.

Or we could have used the Kraken money to upgrade the CB and OT positions. Then our D-line would be less than spectacular. Do you want to witness that D-line without Kraken just to upgrade a couple positions that may not be as bad as you think?

It all comes down to personal preference. Some folks would be happy with our D-line falling off to upgrade other spots. Whereas some folks would rather have a beastly D-line and let the kids and FA do what we hope they can.

Our D-line makes our D go. To me, and the Powers that Be, that is worth the risk of keeping Kraken at least one more year.

#2847339 Apparently Johnny Manziel does coke.

Posted by iamhubby1 on 11 July 2014 - 11:11 PM

So when can we ban Manziel threads from the Panther forum?
Who gives a fug it's off season.

What, 18 days or so.

Can't come soon enough it seems.

#2846498 Cam & WRs meeting up before training camp to build chemistry.

Posted by iamhubby1 on 11 July 2014 - 02:53 PM

I had a flat tire in Ashville once. It took me what, 10 minutes to fix. In that time I had a half dozen people ask me if I needed help. So there is that.

I drive though quite a bit. It smells nice too. Other than that I have no idea what the city is actually like. Although I hear they have great beer. And I like great beer.

So to summarize. Nice people, or so it seems. And great beer. Maybe I should, you know, actually stop in.

#2845860 Do you think we can get the number one seed.this year?

Posted by iamhubby1 on 11 July 2014 - 12:13 AM

You guys know I believe the future started a year and a half ago. So...I believe we are as good as anybody. So...I believe we have just as good of a shot as anyone to win that #1 seed.

This team knows how to win now. We have a great coaching staff. And we have some of the best talent around. Add that up and you get a team that is very capable of beating anyone.

So...I say why not us!

#2842348 Stepping back to take a look at the new offense; staying on top of the NFC

Posted by iamhubby1 on 07 July 2014 - 07:51 PM

I was saying roles relative to numbers.  Not saying the production would be matched rather was trying to visualize the offense we're trying to put together.

This may be all speculation...but I do believe most of us got what you were inferring. That the sky isn't falling. That maybe, just maybe, we can have a good year with what we have.

But then again, I have been saying the future started a year and a half ago. So I am of the belief we have a damm good team. It may not be the best in the league. But at this point in time. We are pretty damm close.

#2837541 Somebody Should Put Kuechly In Witness Protection.

Posted by iamhubby1 on 01 July 2014 - 11:56 PM

Injuries are afraid of Luke. There are no worries from me.

#2829133 Haters gonna hate...

Posted by iamhubby1 on 24 June 2014 - 04:44 PM

Jason Avant he's got great hands

That's what she said.

#2829131 heyyyyyyy you guyyyyyys look at me

Posted by iamhubby1 on 24 June 2014 - 04:42 PM

just imagine what will happen when he drops the ball...

Optimus Prime no drop ball. So no worries there.

#2828231 Do you have a second team to root for?

Posted by iamhubby1 on 23 June 2014 - 05:46 PM

So, even though I grew up in Michigan. And have rooted for the Lions for 30 years or so, before the Panthers even existed. I am no longer allowed to root for the Lions? Good to know.

I have been a fan of the Panthers since, what, Sept. 93 when Jerry held his "We gat a team" party at the Carolina Country Club. Being a part of a Franchise from the get go has been too cool. They are 1A in my book. Lions are 1B. As long as their paths don't cross too often I am good.

Just because some of you kids only know the Panthers. Don't get all huffy because some of us still root for the team we grew up with.

#2826188 one of my better finds at Goodwill.. I'm sure you'll agree.

Posted by iamhubby1 on 20 June 2014 - 10:50 PM

I got my Black Kevin Greene jersey at the Goodwill in Lansing Mi. Now that was amazing.

The wife says you always shop early on Fridays. You find the best stuff before it is picked over. She comes home 2-3 times a week with something or other.

#2826175 aWelcome to My Lair...

Posted by iamhubby1 on 20 June 2014 - 10:39 PM

The wife has been using "Keep Pounding" for over 20 years.

By the way Huddler. Nice pad. Not bad for a college kid. Enjoy it while you can.

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