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Johnny Rockets

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#3103003 Ouch, awful NFC South note

Posted by Johnny Rockets on Today, 11:53 AM

Would really suck to see the entire NFC South have the first four picks.

It's not impossible, but the Raiders and Jaguars are making it mighty hard.



I believe it is impossible actually. Someone from the South has to make the playoffs and I believe that automatically means a bottom 12 pick in the draft no matter what your record is. 

#3098421 Egg Drop Challenge Help Needed

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 20 November 2014 - 10:55 AM

So how did this turn out?



Glad you asked - 144 kids participated and she was one of 7 who's egg did not break and 4 of those used an unapproved building material. They dropped it from the top of a firetruck ladder. She was ecstatic so thanks for the help everyone. 

#3097221 Can you hear it?

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 19 November 2014 - 01:02 PM

Pfft thing is broken I can here it and Im 40.



Same here....and I'm a man, I'm 40!!!!!!





I just realized I can't use that phrase anymore. I forgot I turned 41 three weeks ago.  :(

#3095985 rivera - eagles game an eye opener

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 18 November 2014 - 04:19 PM

He said that again?



Well he has 2 eyes to open so....

#3095982 Cheap flights to Florida

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 18 November 2014 - 04:18 PM

This is the problem with Allegiant.  Flying out of secondary airports and at their mercy.  If they cancel or are delayed you have no other airline for backup.  Also paying for extra once on the plane.  I put Allegiant and Spirit down as the last airlines I would fly if I have a option. 


That was my worry while the flight was delayed. If it didn't show up at all, then I would be screwed. One of the TSA ladies said that was the first time they had a delay like that. Guess they had a lot of low clouds and lots of air traffic around Charlotte and had to circle a couple times and which caused them to have to go to Greensboro to fuel up and try again. That's what they claim anyway. 


All in all though, a couple of hours delay was no big deal and the flight back was flawless.  I didn't pay for anything while on the plane and a checked bagged cost $20. Hell, I saved that because the parking at the airport is free. The convenience of flying out of Concord is great.


All in all my girl and I flew down to Clearwater and back for $150 each after taxes and all fees. Saved us at least $400 overall which basically paid for all 3 nights of our room. I'd do it again in a heartbeat but that's just me.  

#3085339 Cheap flights to Florida

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 13 November 2014 - 11:20 AM

They let you on airplanes?

Shhhh! Once I legally changed my name from Johnny Abdullah Rockets it's been much easier.

#3085326 Cheap flights to Florida

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 13 November 2014 - 11:11 AM

So here I sit at the concord airport trying to get to Florida and the Allegiant plane had to land in Greensboro first because it was going to run out of gas. Fug Allegiant!

#3084200 It's becoming very clear to me

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 12 November 2014 - 02:15 PM

You know, if it were as simple as a step back, if it were just losing games, I wouldn't be that upset.


But we're losing games in an embarrassing fashion and seeing loads of evidence of locker room / behind the scenes dysfunction.


Lose games but handle the adversity well?  You're good.


Lose games and have the kind of circus we're seeing?  Unless you're Rex Ryan, you're gone.



Couldn't agree more. It's not the losing that people should be concerned over, it's the way they are losing and the dysfunction that is coming with it. 


That needs to be addressed. 

#3084186 It's becoming very clear to me

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 12 November 2014 - 02:10 PM

Logic doesn't apply here, JR.



I hate to even say it this way and it won't sound logical to most but the biggest priority was not to win this year, it was to build on creating an organization that can sustain winning year after year and that will take time. That is something this organization has lacked since it's inception. 


Winning this year would have been a bonus just as it was last year and will probably be next year as well. Gettleman has stated his strategy since the day he walked in the door and has never waivered from that to my knowledge. 


Gettleman knows this will piss of a lot of the fans and even many of the players along the way, but he is doing what he feels is in the best interest of the organization and that is what he was brought in here to do. 

#3084132 It's becoming very clear to me

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 12 November 2014 - 01:49 PM

Gettleman has clearly stated that his first and foremost responsibility is to fix the salary cap.  That way they can be in a position to attract talent and also sign guys like Cam and Keuchly to long term deals. He said as early as this year he hopes to be put in that position within TWO YEARS. 


When they got an extra 5 million in cap space this year from what they expected he had no intention of spending it and in fact said:


"The best analogy I can use is the credit card,'' Gettleman said. "You've maxed out your cards, you paid part of it down, then all of a sudden you get a bonus. What's the smart thing to do? The smart thing is to pay the credit card off, not max it out again. 


I understand fans want to win now because expectations were elevated with the 12-4 season last year but whether the Panthers went 12-4 or 4-12, Gettleman's plan was not going to change.  The plan to field a consistent winning team is a long term plan and many fans won't accept that because we now live in a world of instant gratification. 

#3082034 Is Ken Dorsey a worse quarterback coach than we've all given him credit for?

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 11 November 2014 - 02:39 PM

pie for lawn gnomes

#3081014 Photo of the Game!

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 11 November 2014 - 09:39 AM

I am convinced that Philly imports their cheerleaders from other states. No way they can find 38 girls in that city that look like that. 

#3075814 Official Panthers - Eagles GameDay Thread

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 10 November 2014 - 02:13 PM

is that close to campus? it's a 20 minute walk to my car, so i pretty much need something two seconds away. i'm parked across from the macadoo's on harris, so if they have a tv worth a poo and actually run sound in the bar i may just end up there



I don't know much about Macadoo's as far as watching the game but I believe that is on University City BLVD (49) and not Harris Blvd. I also don't think there is an Angry Ales anywhere around UNCC either. 


I would hit up Picasso's at the Grande Promenade shopping complex (Look for Walgeen's) on Harris Blvd /Tryon across from the hospital. Less than a mile from where you are. 

#3075591 Monday Night Football Score Predictions

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 10 November 2014 - 11:33 AM

I don't know what the score will be but I know it won't be what NFL Gamecast showed in the 3rd qtr of the Saints vs. Panther game:



#3072050 Dearest Johnny Rockets

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 07 November 2014 - 05:52 PM

Do the Panthers have a shot against the Eagles Monday night?

Penny for your thoughts....

You should have had me on this weeks podcast. : )

Honestly, they have a shot but it's a bit of a long shot. The Eagles O-line has been hurt with injuries (like most teams) but they are getting their center Kelce and also E. Mathis back which should help the run game if they can knock the rust off.

I do know they are focusing in Keuchly an Davis which they refer to as the dynamic duo. Good article on that here.


The Eagles just have so many weapons and the conditioning that Chip Kelly puts them through really makes them hard to beat after 4 quarters.

Regardless.....here's to a good game.

Ps... Try not to get killed in Philly


Johnny Rockets

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