I have a problem. I've been growing out my beard all month for Movember. It just dawned on me this morning that the team hasn't lost since I (and many others) stopped shaving. This includes the SF and NE wins. My wife has been counting down the days until I shave and has been excited all morning because I'm supposed to shave today. What do I and my fellow bearded Panther fans do?
I don't know much about this guy, but started following him on twitter. He claims to have the inside scoop on a lot of sports info. Some people seem to swear by him, but others say he's a fraud and attention *****. He said that Bill Cowher is indeed planning on coaching next year if the fit is right. According to this guy Cowher's dream job is the Giants (if available). However, if it's not he said he'd be interested in Carolina or Tampa Bay.
I'm not a fan of hiring any of the retreads (Cowher, Gruden, or Smith) but at this point I'd toke anyone over Rivera. He didn't specifically say that the Panthers had contacted Cowher, but if he's talking and the team had spoken to him, he could be the coach that they initiated a background check on (what's involved in a background check on Bill Cowher anyway?) Anyone know anything about Incarcerated Bob? Is he legit at all?
I'm not up to speed on Charlotte sports talk radio, but I put on (the drive, maybe?) on radio.com today. One of the hosts (I don't know how credible they are) said a source in the organization had told him that if we lose on Thursday, Ron will not be coach on Monday. Has anyone heard anything like that?
I'm not one to hope for a loss for any reason, but if this is true, I'm finding it difficult to hope they win. I'm terrified of a late season winning streak after we're out of play off contention saving his job. I'll find it difficult until kick off on Sunday. Then I'll be right back in front of my tv yelling like a maniac while my wife gives me odd looks.
Didn't see this posted. Has us 8-8. Early in the season beating Seattle and NYG then losing to the Vikings and Cards? I don't see it, however if we go into the bye undefeated as he predicts, I'll feel very good about a playoff berth.
So I hear a lot of complaining about the Panthers fan support in Charlotte. All I can say is at least we're not the Cardinals. I've lived in AZ for about a decade now and always go to any Panthers game on the west coast. Apparently this year I cannot buy tix for the game directly from the Cardinals. I'll have to find a season ticket holder to sell them to me (shouldn't be a problem because even the ST holders rarely go). The Cardinals have been forced to apply a, "protect the nest" policy. The way I understand it, each year they select a few games that they refuse to sell single game tickets for those games. The only way to buy them is to buy the entire package. They have to do this to sell tickets and to discourage opposing teams fans from coming. This year we happen to be on the list.
Just wanted to let you know that no matter how you feel about fan support, it can always be worse.
Offseason, need something to talk about. Ready for TC to start.