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#3263336 Kayak Fishing.....

Posted by bigjohn on 04 March 2015 - 08:58 PM



Let me know when you get ready to hit Badin. I fish it often in my boat and I can point you to a few places. What's your target species?


Also you may want to cross over Tillery and go back in the Uwharrie River. Take the ultra light and catch some stray small mouth if you're lucky.

#3249950 Why is white face acceptable?

Posted by bigjohn on 22 February 2015 - 05:08 PM

. White Chicks came out years ago and most people thought it was very funny.

You lost me here.

#3218717 Thomas Davis interview Friday WFNZ

Posted by bigjohn on 24 January 2015 - 12:07 AM

Man I just love this guy more and more every time I see him play and hear him talk.

He was humbled to be nominated for NFL Man of the Year. Said being a role model and doing things in the community are "what we are supposed to be doing".

Said he hopes he has a couple of years left in the tank but will play as long as the Panthers want him. Said he will not play for another team.

Was asked if he never made it to a Super Bowl would he feel like he had less of a career. Said he REALLY wanted to be part of the team that won Mr. Richardson a Super Bowl. Reiterated that a couple of times.

Such a class act and tremendous football player.

#3213850 I've never loved her more than I do right now

Posted by bigjohn on 19 January 2015 - 08:14 PM

That's nice. I just buy poo and tell my wife later. Her response? "Ok"


She has no idea how much money I have invested in fishing equipment.


Of course I have no idea how much she has spent on shoes.


So yeah, our marriage is based on looking the other way. Sounds healthy.

#3213715 I've never loved her more than I do right now

Posted by bigjohn on 19 January 2015 - 06:52 PM

So the wife and I are buying a new house (closing date next Monday) and it has a very nice basement, complete with a bar/kitchenette and fireplace. It's not going to be a true mancave but more of a family room for movie night and of course Panthers games and college basketball.  


Anywho, we were looking at TVs today and our budget is somewhat limited (we are buying a new friggin' house) and while looking at the 50 inch screen LCDs she said "Wow that looks nice". It was a 4k Sony.


After a brief discussion where I explained what 4k was and how it was slightly more "future proof" than LCD, she said "Well why don't you just get that one".


My God I love that woman.


She may get a reminder tonight of why they call me "bigjohn".



#3203983 The Shula hate is overblown.

Posted by bigjohn on 13 January 2015 - 08:55 PM

People always place their displeasure towards coaches.  Why?  Because we all think we can do what they do.  We know we can't block the other team's defensive end (as bad as Bell is, he'd kill any of us trying to rush the quarterback).  We know we can't cover and tackle opposing wide receivers (as slow as Roman Harper is, he's more athletic than any of us).


But most of us have played sports back in the day, and we watch a lot of it.  That automatically makes us experts in our own minds.


And you know what?  Some of us might have the instincts, knowledge, and work ethic to be an NFL coach (we're talking very small percentage).  But we aren't at practice every day, watching film on these guys, and we haven't lived the game like these guys.


I'm not a big Shula fan either. Just trying to point out some different viewpoints.


Sometimes lack of production is coaching. Sometimes it's players. I have a feeling this is a combination of both.  I guess it just depends on if you think you have someone better in mind, and if it would set the team back a step or two especially early in the year.


#3191756 Our radio guys

Posted by bigjohn on 10 January 2015 - 06:57 PM

May not be the best of all time (although I do like Eugene and Mick has grown on me just a bit- nowhere near as good as Bill was of course).

BUT I've been on the road today and had to listen to the Patriots guys. Man that is just brutal. Strange mix of complete homers (every call against the Pats was a bad call) and badmouthing their own players not named Brady or Gronk, who can do no wrong.

Finally home so I can watch our guys on TV and hopefully my ears will stop bleeding by then.

Go Panthers! As Eugene would say, let's "bust 'em in the mouth".

#3187896 How did you pay for your college?

Posted by bigjohn on 08 January 2015 - 08:39 PM

Lots of good advice in this thread.


I went in state, borrowed money for about half and worked part time jobs in college for the rest.  Still took me eight years to pay back the loans (teacher salary in NC).


The cost now is completely outrageous compared to what I paid. I never regretted it one bit, and would do it all over again because it was the right decision for me. 

#3179205 Special Teams

Posted by bigjohn on 04 January 2015 - 09:06 PM

The thing that sticks with me is the fact that the very next punt he was close enough that a crazy bounce could have hit him.


On those plays it amazes me that these guys don't go far, far away. Don't give a chance for the one in a million bounce or to get knocked into the ball or missed call.

  • Dex PIE'd this

#3175032 Notes and Memos - Cardinal Revenge

Posted by bigjohn on 03 January 2015 - 07:59 PM

Dear Cam


Congratulations on your first playoff win, the first of many.




Panther Nation

#3165785 NFC Defensive PLayer of the Week - Roman Harper

Posted by bigjohn on 31 December 2014 - 11:36 AM

I've been critical of his play earlier in the year and not because of who he used to play for.  When you see the back of his jersey when someone is running past him, it's easy to hate.


That being said, it's easy to see that a lot of that was him being asked to do too much.  Now that the pass rush is better and our corners are in good shape, he's not having to play outside of his ability and it shows.


Also cannot underestimate the value of good veteran leadership back there.


Congrats Ron.

#3148892 How bad is Ron Rivera?

Posted by bigjohn on 22 December 2014 - 08:38 AM

I don't think Coach Rivera is the best coach in the game.  But I certainly don't think he's the worst.


I think you can get better at things like clock management and when to challenge.  I'm not sure you can get better (at this point) at handling people, which to me is what 90% of coaching is all about.


George Seifert was probably pretty good as a game time coach, but he sucked at dealing with his players.


The players all seem to respect him and want to work hard for him, and I think that is something that cannot be overlooked.

#3148882 A little praise for Greg Olsen

Posted by bigjohn on 22 December 2014 - 08:31 AM

And he does it all with a lot of class. The ultimate pro.



#3145277 Official Browns at Panthers Gameday Thread

Posted by bigjohn on 21 December 2014 - 02:19 PM

Manziel's fault for lowering his head. Hope he's ok but that's just not a smart play for an NFL quarterback, especially one who is 5'9 180 lbs.

#3131407 Boobs vs Butts, the definitive study

Posted by bigjohn on 12 December 2014 - 06:33 PM

This thread is useless without pictures.


Oh wait...I guess those graphs are pictures. Dang.


Count me in the "boob guy" category.