Hmm.. I wonder if they'd be willing to relocate? Obviously LA isn't strong enough to sustain two MLS teams. I'd love to see them shift to Charlotte, and I think you guys could have a decent presence for games.
Btw, I found this photo of one of the present owners.I know it's a sponsor for the team, and I believe the company is Mexican, but still funny nonetheless:
The problem with that mindset though, is that it's predicated on the belief that it is a "dumb opinion" thread. Just because you don't find validity in it, doesn't mean that it gives you (and I'm using the generalized you here, not directed at anyone in particular) the right to browbeat or harass the person who has the opinion. It invalidates their right to have an opinion of their own. To me, that's not cool.
The easiest way to have a thread you feel is silly stop is to ignore the thread and not post in it. I feel that's a far more effective method of cutting down on the clutter of posts than to have it keep popping up on the front page, due only to the fact that it's getting replies of "Gosh you're stupid" posts many feel are necessary. Now, this isn't the same as someone posting the same idea in five different threads. Simply put, that's spam, and should be reported to a Mod to be dealt with in the appropriate manner.
Otherwise, you're probably just feeding the troll.
Those insults, directed at me or otherwise, is why I pretty much retreated to the soccer forum. For the most part, it's always a decently respectful discussion. We kid, but no one really takes it too far.
Glad to see this thread, and I'm hoping it stays that way for the long haul.
At the end of the day, you can't expect your D to win all of your games for you. Just like you can't have your O do it every game either.
The biggest problem is that when the D has a bad day, the O hasn't been there to pick up the slack. If Shula is calling to the strengths of the other team, and exposing our weaknesses further. That's on him, plain and simple.
I'm not saying we should or shouldn't fire him. I'll let the FO decide that. But I would like for him to adjust his game plan both before and during games, so that maybe we won't look like a peewee league team out there most of the time.
Ok sense when was teams able to sign players off of other teams squads? Why would the NFL allow this. This is just dumb. Why ain't the Panthers doing the same thing then. Just don't get this.
I want to say it's been ever since free agency came into existence, but correct me if I'm wrong here guys. Any team can sign another team's practice squad players, but they have to be put on the regular 53 man roster, not their own practice squad.
The Panthers would do it if they felt a guy fit their needs. I'm assuming there's nothing out there worth the spot on our squad.
I say no, provided he gets to throw more slants and quick-release plays. If he is expected to stay in the pocket and wait for long-developing receiver routes to come open, he's going to get killed again this week. I'd rather DA take the helm if that's the gameplan.