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Huddle Tailgate Thread- *Panthers vs. Seahawks*

Yesterday, 05:21 PM


It's week 8 and our Panthers host the Seattle Seachickens in the QC. Coming off an embarassing loss in Green Bay last week where I am convinced our entire defense hit a crack pipe together at 12:45 then forgot how to football shortly after. That is the only logical reason I can come up with currently.


Moving on to this week, the Panthers have a chance to turn the momentum towards the positive and win against the Hawks. They are traveling cross-country and coming off 2 losses from the Cowboys at home and the Rams in St. Louis, putting them down to .500 currently, and 3rd in their division.


I think if we can all throw in $20, we can afford to fly Hawk and his moose girlfriend down for the game. We should welcome them with open arms to our tailgate, and I certainly hope moose(s?) meese? love pizza.





Below is everything you need to know about the tailgate with most questions answered. Make sure you read through everything below before you post any questions in the thread.


****If you plan on joining us at the tailgate, please let us know in this thread so that we can have an approximate head count when we order food. If you are bringing guests, please let us know if you can estimate how many people you will be bringing. Doesn’t need to be exact, but we don’t want to order food for 70 people if only 30 are going to show up and vice versa. ****


TL;DR version- come anytime after 8am. Bring me my damn money and I feed you. BYOB.


WHAT TIME?:
RoaringRiot and some of the regulars will be out early per usual around 8am. Feel free to come out as early as 8am, but we will not be serving food until around 11am. IF you decide to come early, especially super early, please come ready to help us set up!


LOCATION:

Our new permanent location for this season is 601 S. Cedar St. This is the location where Hartigan’s used to be (is now replaced with Draught) and is right beside the practice fields. If you are familiar with the Morehead side of the stadium, Cedar is the first light after you go past the stadium on your right going towards Freedom OR if you are coming from the highway, Exit off 77 on Trade Street and take a right on Cedar.


PARKING:

Parking is all around where we will be, you can either choose to park down Morehead towards Freedom, or anywhere in the office buildings across the street from us, you can also go under the tunnel up Morehead to the other side of the stadium (not recommended since that is where the DogHouse is and there are people everywhere), or you could park over on the Mint side of the stadium and cut through near the practice fields.

We have parked in the lots directly across the street for all the games. The one on the grass is tailgate free and just for parking, I think it's $20. Just a quick walk back to my car to drop stuff off before the game is super convenient.


Here is an aerial view of the Tailgate. The red spot is where we will be. The yellow line is the walk to the stadium (or you can just walk up Morehead to the gate on that side). The yellow highlighted spots are not where we are, we are actually more where the yellow car is up from there. If someone can fix that for me.....that would be awesome hehe


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THE GOODS (WHAT’S INCLUDED):

In addition to the tailgate spots that Roaring Riot has donated to us in the lot, the following will be included:
· Our very own Porta-Potty
· Food this week will be provided by Papa John's Pizza, it was an absolute hit last game-wings too
· Water/Soft Drinks- we will not be providing alcohol, BYOB
· Music
· Convenient Parking nearby
· Close to WFNZ DogHouse
· Short 5 minute walk to the stadium
· Family friendly atmosphere (to a certain extent since I have a mouth like a Sailor)
· Inclusion into a lot already dominated mainly by some of the largest Panthers tailgates in CLT
· Various tailgate activities including Cornhole, Beer Pong/Flip Cup
· Tents, tables, silverware, etc. provided

HOW WILL I KNOW WHO YOU ARE?:
Look for the Carolina Huddle banner, but we will also have a tent up and some signage that says Carolina Huddle with a bigass red arrow. Some of us wear our Huddle Tshirts each week, so look for those and the PortaJon.

If you are looking at the roped off area outside of Draught, we are directly to the left where the PortaJon is under the tents.

DO I HAVE TO PAY TO GET IN IF I DIDN'T DONATE PRIOR TO THE SEASON?:
No, you do not have to pay to get in; however, if you want to eat our food and use our Porta John, plan on bringing a cash donation (no minimum required) to put in the bucket I will be passing around at the tailgate. Yes, I will be harassing you, yes, I will know if you are avoiding me ;)

CAN I GET ONE OF THOSE SUPER AWESOME T-SHIRTS OR KOOZIES?
Yes, you can, they will be available for purchase at the tailgate for a small fee.


I WANT TO BRING MAH FRANZ/FAM, DO THEY HAVE TO PAY AS NON-HUDDLERS?
Please, bring your friends! Especially if they are Panthers fans! Just like you, if they plan on eating, etc., please ask the group to make a small donation, it only goes to help us provide more food and drinks for you! If you plan on bringing fans of the opposing team, we will be asking for double normal donations because they aren't Panthers fans- any Steelers fans- quadruple. Should be a profitable tailgate that week. eff you steelers fans. (update, if you are reading this now, it WAS a profitable tailgate and all those Steelers fans can still go f themselves)

IS THERE A LIMITATION ON THE ALCOHOL I CAN BRING?
That's a no. Especially when it gets cold, feel free to bring some moonshine to cover your donation costs for that game. Or, you can be like Arsen and bring some Vodka, or there's the always delicious and rarely seen Bo's cooler which comes with lots of goodies including jello shots! We will try to provide as many coolers as we can for everyone to store their beer, but please feel free to bring your own.




****If you plan on joining us at the tailgate, please let us know in this thread so that we can have an approximate head count when we order food. If you are bringing guests, please let us know if you can estimate how many people you will be bringing. Doesn’t need to be exact, but we don’t want to order food for 70 people if only 30 are going to show up and vice versa. ****


Look forward to seeing everyone Sunday bright and early! Just to clarify, my definition of bright and early is 9-930. Zack and a few others are more 7:30-8am'ers







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Raleigh/Durham Restaurants?

06 October 2014 - 05:52 PM

In Raleigh....well, Durham for training all week. New job haaaaay

Any suggestions on bars and restaurants to go to while I'm here? Breweries other than Red Oak? Themed restaurants?

Went to an Italian place called Serena's I think for lunch today. Was pretty good!

Would love any other suggestions for anything delicious....Thai and Mexican are my big time favorites

Huddle Tailgate Thread- *Panthers vs. Bears*

02 October 2014 - 08:47 AM

This week the Panthers face the bum Jay Cutler and Da Bears to see if we can recoup from last week's embarrassment and become a 3-2 team atop the NFCS. 

 

Below is everything you need to know about the tailgate with most questions answered. Make sure you read through everything below before you post any questions in the thread. 

 

****If you plan on joining us at the tailgate, please let us know in this thread so that we can have an approximate head count when we order food. If you are bringing guests, please let us know if you can estimate how many people you will be bringing. Doesn’t need to be exact, but we don’t want to order food for 70 people if only 30 are going to show up and vice versa. ****

 

TL;DR version- come anytime after 8am. Bring me my damn money and I feed you. BYOB.

 

 

WHAT TIME?: 

RoaringRiot and some of the regulars will be out early per usual around 8am. Feel free to come out as early as 8am, but we will not be serving food until around 11am. IF you decide to come early, especially super early, please come ready to help us set up! There is a lot that needs to be done and with this being our first week, we have no idea how much man power we will need.

 

 

 

LOCATION:

Our new permanent location for this season is 601 S. Cedar St. This is the location where Hartigan’s used to be (is now replaced with Draught) and is right beside the practice fields. If you are familiar with the Morehead side of the stadium, Cedar is the first light after you go past the stadium on your right going towards Freedom OR if you are coming from the highway, Exit off 77 on Trade Street and take a right on Cedar. 

 

PARKING:

Parking is all around where we will be, you can either choose to park down Morehead towards Freedom, or anywhere in the office buildings across the street from us, you can also go under the tunnel up Morehead to the other side of the stadium (not recommended since that is where the DogHouse is and there are people everywhere), or you could park over on the Mint side of the stadium and cut through near the practice fields.

 

People who tailgate around us already, please feel free to chime in with your suggestions on the best areas for parking- cookinwithgas and SCP I know you both tailgate over there!

Here is an aerial view of the Tailgate. The red spot is where we will be. The yellow line is the walk to the stadium (or you can just walk up Morehead to the gate on that side). The yellow highlighted spots are not where we are, we are actually more where the yellow car is up from there. If someone can fix that for me.....that would be awesome hehe

 

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THE GOODS (WHAT’S INCLUDED):

In addition to the tailgate spots that Roaring Riot has donated to us in the lot, the following will be included:

·         Our very own Porta-Potty 

·         Food this week will be provided by Papa John's Pizza, mmmm garlic sauce

·         Water/Soft Drinks- we will not be providing alcohol, BYOB

·         Music 

·         Convenient Parking nearby

·         Close to WFNZ DogHouse

·         Short 5 minute walk to the stadium

·         Family friendly atmosphere (to a certain extent since I have a mouth like a Sailor)

·         Inclusion into a lot already dominated mainly by some of the largest Panthers tailgates in CLT

·         Various tailgate activities including Cornhole, Beer Pong/Flip Cup

·         Tents, tables, silverware, etc. provided

 

HOW WILL I KNOW WHO YOU ARE?:

Look for the Carolina Huddle banner, but we will also have a tent up and some signage if I can get it printed at work this week. Some of us wear our Huddle Tshirts each week, so look for those and the PortaJon.

 

If you are looking at the roped off area outside of Draught, we are directly to the left where the PortaJon is under the tents. 

 

DO I HAVE TO PAY TO GET IN IF I DIDN'T DONATE PRIOR TO THE SEASON?:

No, you do not have to pay to get in; however, if you want to eat our food and use our Porta John, plan on bringing a cash donation (no minimum required) to put in the bucket I will be passing around at the tailgate. Yes, I will be harassing you, yes, I will know if you are avoiding me  ;)

 

CAN I GET ONE OF THOSE SUPER AWESOME T-SHIRTS OR KOOZIES?

Yes, you can, they will be available for purchase at the tailgate for a small fee. 
 

 

I WANT TO BRING MAH FRANZ/FAM, DO THEY HAVE TO PAY AS NON-HUDDLERS?

Please, bring your friends! Especially if they are Panthers fans! Just like you, if they plan on eating, etc., please ask the group to make a small donation, it only goes to help us provide more food and drinks for you! If you plan on bringing fans of the opposing team, we will be asking for double normal donations because they aren't Panthers fans- any Steelers fans- quadruple. Should be a profitable tailgate that week. eff you steelers fans.

 

IS THERE A LIMITATION ON THE ALCOHOL I CAN BRING?

That's a no. Especially when it gets cold, feel free to bring some moonshine to cover your donation costs for that game. Or, you can be like Arsen and bring some Vodka, or there's the always delicious and rarely seen Bo's cooler which comes with lots of goodies including jello shots! We will try to provide as many coolers as we can for everyone to store their beer, but please feel free to bring your own.

 

 

 

 

****If you plan on joining us at the tailgate, please let us know in this thread so that we can have an approximate head count when we order food. If you are bringing guests, please let us know if you can estimate how many people you will be bringing. Doesn’t need to be exact, but we don’t want to order food for 70 people if only 30 are going to show up and vice versa. ****

 

 

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A Panthers Fan’s Streak, and How You Can Help Keep It Alive

24 September 2014 - 08:34 AM

Super great story written by Bill Voth regarding a hard core Panthers fan who has never missed a game throughout the entire history of our franchise. 

 

He and his wife cannot afford to take a later vacation this year on their wedding anniversary, so he will potentially be missing the Browns game, the first game he would ever miss. Bill Voth has created a crowd funding page to raise the $$ for them to be able to buy later tickets for their vacay. Not to mention there is a tearjerker in there. 

 

 

Really nice of Bill to step up and make the effort to raise the $$ for them. $437.00 as of this morning. If you feel you'd like to contribute, here is the link https://www.crowdris...raiser/billvoth

 

 

 

 Sometime around 8:30 Sunday night, the Panthers will kick off the 153rd regular-season home game in franchise history. And somewhere in his seat near the corner of Bank of America Stadium’s west end zone, Dennis Smith will be improving his attendance record to 153-for-153.

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After buying a personal seat license on his birthday in 1994, the Mooresville resident went to all eight of the Panthers’ “home” games at Clemson’s Memorial Stadium the following year. Since then, Smith has made it down to Charlotte for each of the team’s 144 regular-season games, plus all four playoff matchups.

 

His refusal to miss a Panthers home game has seen him endure a one-win season, a two-win season, and the time he went to the stadium in a wheelchair after undergoing surgery. But Smith’s streak is currently set to end just short of a perfect 20 seasons.

He and his wife, Laura — whom he proposed to at the Panthers’ season-opening win over the Ravens in 2002 — will be in Punta Cana on Dec. 21. That’s their 12th wedding anniversary. It’s also the Panthers’ final regular-season home game of 2014.

On the surface, it’s tough to feel badly for someone heading to the Dominican Republic in December. But that’s the problem. Travel prices skyrocket as they get closer to Christmas.

“(My wife) looked at leaving after the game, and she said, ‘My God, honey, it’s going to cost us $2,000 more to do that!” Dennis Smith said in a phone conversation late last week. “I told her, ‘I hate to end the streak, but $2,000 is a lot of money.'”

So the Smiths are flying out Dec. 19, two days before the Panthers host the Browns. After nearly two decades, their budget will be what beats the streak.

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DENNIS AND LAURA SMITH AT THE PANTHERS’ PLAYOFF WIN OVER THE COWBOYS ON JAN. 3, 2004.

But if a fan spends the money and makes an effort to get to every single home game for nearly two decades, that’s not the way a streak like this should end. And while a couple thousand dollars is too much for the Smiths, is it too much for a fan base?

That’s the question that came to my mind when I first read about Dennis Smith, who was profiled by Larry Sullivan in the Mooresville Tribune last week.

So I tracked Smith down with an idea: If Panthers fans came together to raise the money needed to change flights, would he and his wife be willing to adjust their plans?

“We would,” Smith answered.

But, “You don’t have to make too big of a deal out of raising money so that somebody can keep their streak alive. A little blip on your site might be enough.”

Challenge accepted.

Hopefully, this little blip can start something that will allow the Smiths to attend the Panthers’ game Dec. 21, and then head out on their anniversary trip a day later.

Fortunately, prices have come down slightly since the Smiths first booked their flights. It would currently cost them about $1,500 to make a change.

So with fingers tightly crossed, BBR has launched a fundraising page on Crowdrise. The goal: raise $1,500 so Dennis Smith can see his streak through 20 complete seasons. If we reach the goal, the Smiths will use the money to switch their flights, and they will donate any additional funds to one of the Panthers’ charities.

The Smiths are obviously not the only fans with tight budgets. But after a couple weeks of seeing their team in headlines for all the wrong reasons, this is a chance for Panthers fans to create a more uplifting story.

And to be clear, Dennis Smith isn’t looking for a handout. The 67-year-old, who lost his sales job in 2009, works three days a week in the pro shop at the Mooresville Municipal Golf Course. It’s not a lot of money, but it keep him busy.

He also casually dropped this more than halfway through our half-hour conversation:

“There’s another little aside, and this has very little bearing on this, but I’ve got stage four prostate cancer. I’m holding it at bay now, but it will be the thing that gets me.”

Smith is in the third year of his fight against a cancer that has a typical survival rate of five years. The trip in December is more than an anniversary. It’s on the bucket list the Smiths have made knowing there may not be many more anniversaries or trips.

And while Dennis Smith will at least be able to check Punta Cana off his list, perhaps Panthers fans can come together to help him go 160-for-160 as well.

 
 

 


Panthers Pride Bar Crawl -Saturday

18 September 2014 - 11:32 AM

Hey guys,

 

Since we managed to get the Steelers bar crawl canceled, Lazyday.com has stepped up and offered a Panthers Pride Bar Crawl on Saturday night.

 

We need to show up for this because Im sure there will be plenty of troll Steelers fans downtown just waiting to punch me in the face for taking away their precious bar crawl.

 

If you would like to go, I have access to VIP tickets at no cost. The owner is letting me give these out as the presence of our fans to him is more important than the money they will make off the bar crawl. All proceeds go to Second Harvest Food bank but he has assured me that they will take care of them with his Santa bar crawl, I just need to concentrate on getting bodies out there in Panthers gear.

 

So, the link is below. Sign up if you want to go. If you want the hookup, send me a message and I will email you the link fo free tix. 

 

We can't hide behind our computers after this whole social media blowup, let's show them what Panthers fans are really about!

 

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