I'm an optimist by nature and I don't give up easily, ever. I always strive to see the good and the positive. And I have never given up on the Panthers. I expect their best - and to win - every game. Because I give them my best every game. Sometimes it hurts and sometimes it's wonderful but life continues on, win or lose. I hate the draft until it's over, then I can look forward to the new season and more football.
Thank you, ladypanther, for reminding us of what being a team is all about, of what these men are made of, of why we cheer for the Carolina Panthers.
We are sooooo lucky this happened because without news of Rivera's house fire, no one would have anything to say about the Panthers on their websites. NFL, ESPN, Fox, Yahoo! are all the same. Lucky they don't have to think about what to say for the Panthers, huh?
I clearly remember the 1996 playoff game against Dallas at home. That will always be my favorite home playoff game. That year the Cowboys were either America's team or a totally dirty team depending on which side of the fence you were on. And we beat them. After beating the other "dynasty" team in San Francisco to get there. We were a new young football family (organization+players+fans) and it was truly an unbelievable feeling.
But I get excited for every playoff game, scale 1-10 I'm at 11. I'll be off the charts by Saturday.