Sometimes you have to see the less traveled areas of the world. Although staples for people from the Carolinas, not many world travelers would even consider going to Asheville or Charleston, and they are two of my favorite places on Earth.
If you want all big cities, take out Asheville>Charleston add Chicago.
Charlotte isn't the problem and Charlotte is the problem, too.
Such a huge town with such a young energetic group and most of that youth made up by transplants - they just don't care about the Panthers. Go to a Panthers/Steelers game, Jets, Giants, Patriots, etc most Northern towns and you'll see a ridiculous amount of away team jerseys. Most stadiums aren't like that. The older generation of Charlotte enjoys the Tarheels/Blue Deviels/Other, NASCAR, etc.
It is also a good thing, because those young, hip people add a lot to the appeal of Charlotte which make it such a great place.
Not true at all
I grew up in Charlotte and it's the young generation of fans that are going to push the fanbase to the next level.
Before Charlotte had the Panthers, I was a Buffalo fan because of where I was born and family ties. And now everyone in my family is a diehard Panther fan, even my Mom who is from Niagara Falls. Now, I'm not saying our fanbase is like the Bills' in Buffalo, because I've always believed they have the best fans in the game. But the problem is the traditional / conservative older generation of fans, not the young fans. It's their kids that are going nuts about this team and grew up with only the Panthers and not the Redskins or Falcons or Bills or whoever.
I've never seen a crowd at a Panther regular season game like the Saints game this past season. I've been to at least 40 home games, and it was so obvious that even my Mom pointed out how the majority of the fans in the upper deck were young fans and we were LOUD and it was pouring rain. Most electric atmosphere I've been in at a Panthers game. I just think, yes the Panthers game atmosphere has been stale for a lot of those years, but as the young generation of fans, like me, grow up and can afford to go to games, the atmosphere at game will only continue to get rowdier and rowdier.
Out of all the WRs we lost, Ginn is the one I wish we'd kept the most.
I know Steve, but Ginn seemed to be finally coming into his own in Carolina. Was a deep threat for us and a kick return nightmare for other teams. Plus he's much younger than 89. Not saying he'd ever be as good as Steve was for us. But looking forward Ginn wouldn't have been a horrible guy to have around.
Can't wait for us to ruin the Hornets legacy as well! Woo hoo
You sound pathetic.
Don't get me wrong, I love anything Charlotte sports...but who in their right minds, that went to Hornets games, would be against the Charlotte NBA team changing it's name to the Charlotte Hornets, and its colors to Purple and Teal ?!
Not to mention we just had the best season of the Charlotte Bobcats existence (yes, a better team than 2009-10). It's not like the team isn't set up for the future. You add two more solid NBA scorers (SG/SF) and the new Charlotte Hornets could be one of the best teams we've ever had very soon. The 1992-93 Hornets team was the best we ever had, the Hornets were always good, never horrible (besides the early years). Our last game was a playoff loss. But we never "broke through". The team was always good, but never great. The new Hornets will bring so much excitement to the city, the passion will return to the city as a whole. That's important for pro sports franchises.
The change was blatantly obvious. And I, along with 99% of Charlotte Bobcats fans, are extremely excited about the change! I will be flying out from Colorado for the 1st game back as the Hornets in the NEW Hive!