Did you really compare him to Schefter? One has over 3 million twitter followers and is a nationally renowned NFL figure for ESPN, and the other one is just a NFL Nation reporter for ESPN who has 25,000 followers. Honestly, David Newton is fantastic. His articles have just the right amount of homerism/fluff, but he still addresses the main talking points with the team. He is a writer for ESPN targeting general Panthers fans, I don't know why you're looking for some crazy in depth coverage - that's why you come here.
For instance, look at this screenshot I took of my twitter timeline earlier. Is it really the end of the world if Newton doesn't report one play? There's plenty of guys doing that already.
I'm from Huntersville but my dad is from Texas, and since I was little he tried to sway me towards the Cowboys, especially since the Panthers weren't around til I was 4. I root for them to win every one of their games (except against the Panthers) as a #2 team but I don't follow them in depth.
I also gravitated towards the Broncos when I was a kid because I loved Elway and Davis, and to a young kid having a few teams to root for doesn't seem so outlandish - just like that kid for make a wish foundation who is from Houston but loves Cam.
Neither the Cowboys or Broncos are even in the same area code of the obsessive fandom I have for the Panthers, but I am certainly fans of those two teams.
it looks good but it is fake, the panther on the sleeve gives it away, but as long as the blue is the right shade i'd rock it proudly (esp for 4 bucks)
but to who said the stiched ones dont have a sewn on logos is wrong, the middle versions (not screen printed but not the elites) DO have a patch panther but they are not the same way as the bootlegs
the ones without the double stich, just the single stich numbers have a patch for the panther, but its a solid patch
You are right. But like you also said, when people refer to knock offs they are always in the Elite style. I've never seen a fake claim it was the Limited jersey (which IMO is the best bang for your buck). Also, the stitched on logos of the knock offs are all made of thread, while the patch on the Limited is more of a hard rubbery plastic material.
The obnoxious media ramble about Cam stopped (or took a major halt) a while ago - just let it go already. The sarcastic comments about towels and his character have now become more annoying than the original bs comments themselves.
Pretty sure we'd have to pay him an outrageous amount of money.
There is $6 million in dead money next year on his contract. His cap hit if we keep him on the same deal is $17 million. So we can either restructure, pay him $17 million, or cut him and only have $6 million count against the cap. So cutting him would save us $11 million if we can't get a team friendly restructure of some sort.
We wouldn't be paying him a cent, it's just his prorated signing bonus still has that extra $6 million left.
It is? I'm not splitting hairs here I just find that hard to believe.
IMHO, and I said this earlier, PUMA is going to have to put out an extremely strong shoe/cleat to compete with Nike and the rest of the big boys. The target demo/market is new territory for Puma. But to be fair, Cam went out on a limb signing with UA and probably turned down some nice deals from Nike and Adidas, and it's worked out very well for him. I interned at a sports marketing firm in college and this was right when UA started to get popular. They have been really, really aggressive and they have been highly successful.
€2.7 billion in revenue last year ($3.75 million using today's exchange rate). Not even close to Adidas or Nike (who had €14.5 billion and $25 billion), but that's still pretty huge. UA was slightly less at $2.3 billion.
Godfrey does not help us until June 1, I think. Someone else said he needs to be medically cleared too. No rush--his savings will probably sign the rookies.
But yeah, I get it. A bad S who is coming off an Achilles.
I guess he is just going to sit here until June or we find his replacement.
From my understanding, you don't have to actually wait until June 1st to cut him - you simply need to designate him a June 1st cut. The part about him being medically cleared is correct though. If we do want to cut him, that's the only thing stopping us.