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#3025744 Going to enemy territory!

Posted by grateflday on 18 October 2014 - 10:43 AM

Sorry for the multiple posts. Phone went nuts!


Lol... I was thinking that you were just really excited that you had to post that you were going a whole bunch of times :-)


Have fun and enjoy it!!  Road trips to see games is a lot of fun. 

#3020873 NFL looking into Burfict - evidence courtesy of Mr Igo

Posted by grateflday on 14 October 2014 - 01:43 PM

Fines wont work.... lose of games will.  Otherwise players wont care, to them it will just be the cost of doing business.  They will trade a pittance of their millions to take a star player out any day of the week.    All the people who are not bothered by this, wonder how they will feel when its one of their star players are out due to something like this.  The Panthers got lucky this time, but that does not mean Burfit then gets a pass.    

#3005336 Does Hardy come back after 6 games?

Posted by grateflday on 08 October 2014 - 10:18 AM

YES.... he should; because that is what he would have gotten under current NFL policy even if convicted.  

#2963004 Panthers will be giving out rally towels on Sunday

Posted by grateflday on 18 September 2014 - 03:32 PM

The Panthers will be giving out white rally towels this Sunday vs PIT. Hopefully this will outcast the number of dirty yellow towels waved by Steelers fans this Sunday.

Per @Panthers Twitter


How about some Panther Blue rally towels for a change!!  and I don't want to hear that white looks better... 


either way go Panthers!!

#2961569 NFL Players Association releases statement on Hardy

Posted by grateflday on 17 September 2014 - 06:29 PM

These games should count towards his suspension if he's found guilty. Suspending him again later to like double the punishment. Make him pay the fine equal to 6 game checks and be done with it.


I agree along these lines, at this point.  So based on the NFL policy the way I understand it, is that in Hardy's case and situation if he is actually found guilty by a jury he would get a six game suspension.  So based on where we are now, that is how it should just be.  Let him sit out six games and reinstate him.  

#2954964 Steelers prediction thread...lay it out there now

Posted by grateflday on 15 September 2014 - 11:46 AM

The Panthers will lay out the Steelers on Sunday night.  I just do not think they have a very good offense, and expect our defense to have another big night.  The offense will continue to get better game in, game out and score more points.  


This team wants to be relevant and a nationally televised game against the Steelers to go 3-0 in dominant fashion is a way to do it.  

#2937022 Panther Realities, Week 1

Posted by grateflday on 08 September 2014 - 12:41 PM

As I read through all these posts, I do and do not understand the complaints with the play calling.  Personally, I continue to recall on the drive where Gano missed the field goal ..... they went for the kill on 3rd down; and if not for Anderson just missing Olsen the Panthers go up 24-0.  I also liked when the running game wasn't working well, they were able to pass effectively.  Now,  I do find some of the run plays called questionable at time; but overall I am going to continue leaving my judgement on the offense, play calling, and Shula until I see how this all plays out.  


I was mostly disappointed in that the Panthers had to ruin what was mostly a stress free watching day. It would have been nice to either get that extra TD or FG on that drive.  they didnt have to bring that past anxiety experience by turning this game into one where I am thinking "no way they blow this".  


Very glad to start this season 1-0 ... for a change!!  Now they need to get better and build on that.  



#2881610 PSLs

Posted by grateflday on 08 August 2014 - 02:02 PM

A lot of valid points here. Another question would be when they raze this stadium in 8 to 10 years and build a new one, will your license transfer to the new stadium. I suspect even if it transfers somehow there will be some sort of transfer "fee" that will be imposed.


This has been and is a "concern" of mine.  The positive is I do not think there will be a new stadium here anytime soon, not at least 20 years or so from now, if not longer.  I know people will chime in as to why I am wrong, etc; but that is how is see it.  While the stadium was built awhile ago, fortunately it was done so with plenty of Suites, Boxes, and Club seats (all of what the older placed did not have and they all want).  There are also plenty of seats for everyone else.  That, plus the stadium is nice and I think pretty cool look, feel, etc.  I have been to plenty stadiums over the years all around, and Panther Stadium is not to shabby compared to many others.  Again, opinion.  There is also plenty of room inside for them to eventually do more.  


That all being said.... yeah... if I ever find myself in a position where I have to try to get what I have in a new stadium... it will suck.  


As far as other posters and that one blasting the PSL.   Bottom line I was living in a city where this is how they did it and I had a choice.  I did not look at is an investment but an expense that the $3k I spent per seat (while it sucked) when you look at that over the 20 -30+ years I will be going to games that was just adding a couple of dollars to the ticket price.  


Anyhooo.... cant wait for the home opener...... Go Panthers!! 


And YES they do try to give more for being a PSL owner... We also won a fan experience and my son and I were on the sideline, and on the field at the Playoff Game against the Niners during player warmups, intros and anthem holding the US Flag.   

#2880517 PSLs

Posted by grateflday on 07 August 2014 - 06:00 PM

My dad is looking into buying some but I don't really understand the point of them. He thought it meant you owned the seats and don't have to buy season tickets every year. But you do right?What's the benefits? Inform me.


PSL are a "Personal Seat License" ... it just gives you the right to buy season tickets and playoff tickets.  You own the seat right and can sell it, etc.  The Panthers have some PSL's left, etc from ones that were never bought.  But yeah, you are still buying the tickets every year.  The PSL cost is a one time thing.  One more thing, if you dont buy the tickets you lose the license or better sell it or pay for your tickets before that happens.  

#2692218 Bobby Hebert said New Orleans a contender for Smith if he doesn't go to B...

Posted by grateflday on 13 March 2014 - 05:16 PM

I guess it's possible, but I don't see it. Steve Smith loathes the Saints, and playing for Sean Payton? Nah.


I can definitely see Smith in NO.   The hate towards any franchise by a player is usually due to the fact teams are rivals, but many times a hated player or franchise becomes a loved one when that player is then on that team, etc.  


Smith wants numbers, wants a ring, wants to go the playoffs and would probably love to play the Panthers two times a year and once in Charlotte.  Being in NO will provide all this for him.  Would not be surprised one bit if he signed there.  I

#2661294 If Smitty is "evaluated" and not on this team next yearn

Posted by grateflday on 21 February 2014 - 06:48 PM

The Panthers NEED to find a new #1 WR (which we all already know) and then Steve Smith has several good years left in him playing in the slot.  He would excel in that position. 

#2620690 looking for pregame pics fr SF game with me in it

Posted by grateflday on 17 January 2014 - 11:13 PM



This one is the best so far.  I can see us.  We are on the left side (looking at the pic)  That's me in the #34 Black Jersey next to the person in the Blue Jersey, who is my son.  We are both looking behind us :-)   

#2592862 Got Tickets? Where You Sittin?

Posted by grateflday on 06 January 2014 - 09:37 PM

Section 540, Row 1aa (front row) seat 15,16.  


This will be the first game I miss kickoff, but for a great reason!!   Got a call last week from the Panthers and was selected to be one of the fans holding the big american flag on the field during the anthem.  My son and I will doing that.  I am guessing we will be on the sideline during player intro's and of course on the field for the anthem;  then getting to our seats after all that.  We will be getting all the details and have a practice run when we show up .   :jig:


We are psyched. Go Panthers!

#2555075 Ticket warning!

Posted by grateflday on 21 December 2013 - 09:58 PM

My wife just surprised me with tickets!  In burlington visiting bro in law. Thought we were going shopping tomorrow.  She whips out 2 tickets to the game.  Everyone knew except me.  This is my first time ever going to a game.   Section 122. Parking in lot 7 on south poplar st..  


Have fun and enjoy it.  Stay there in the rain, cheer and scream the whole time.  Stay the entire game and do not leave until the clock says 0:00... no matter what.  


Go Panthers!!

#2523873 Invoice for playoff tickets

Posted by grateflday on 02 December 2013 - 04:30 PM

How many psl owners will say its a great model when the panthers decide to make a new stadium and say "sorry your psls are for the old stadium, you now pay ____ more because this is new"

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The above scenario would suck!!  Sadly I know many lifelong Giants and Jets fans who had season tickets that because of the PSL method were priced out of be part of having tickets when they built their new stadium.  I guess at least for them, they did not lose money spent on PSL's but for me mine was not an investment.  To me it was just a cost ammortized over many years towards the price of my tickets and these are going to my son so there is never a desire to sell them anyway.   It would suck for sure if that happened here in Charlotte in which they built a new place and I got priced out.  Plus I have great seats and would hate to lose them.  These are all reasons why I will always be against getting a new stadium here  :D   That being said, despite how "old" people say the stadium is, it was built with a lot of suites and club seats which is one of the biggest drivers of why teams build new, so that will not be a problem here.  Also they are doing a big renovation and stuff.  I do not see this team needing a new place for a looooooonnnng time so I am not to worried about.  

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