Name me one fan base with fans who doesn't ever complain, especially when their team struggles? You can take the most die hard fans in the world, and when things fall apart, you can't stomach it and want to scream.
I just don't get people who always say to just support the team... no matter. It's like your just taking it. I don't agree with that.
If you disagree with the President, do you hate America? I guess, it depends on whether or not your guy is in. lol BUT you can support the same thing you disagree with.
Still. People are allowed to show their frustration with their team IMO, as long as they don't jump ship. That is only thing that bothers me. Voice your opinion, complain but always come back. I don't care how bad Carolina gets... I will never have a #2 team. it's Carolina or bust, no matter how livid they make me.
From what I got out of the original article, he was suggesting that Cam stay humble. He doesn't like the Supercam thing, which I think runs a lot of people the wrong way. I've meant several people who were bothered by Cam's attitude early on. They recognized he was extremely gifted and his potential was endless, but like anybody whose self-admiration is through the roof... secretly, you kind of hope they get lost!
The NFL likes guys who come from nothing like Wilson and make it work. They like that story of overcoming obstacles. But when you act like you are a monster amongst child, it makes people angry.
Cam did a lot of this to himself early on. Yes, he has matured a lot... but memories of his attitude on the field, even if the past is the past, still rubs critics and a lot of football fans the wrong way.
I don't think it's entirely fair because of Kap, who is a complete tool, and considered one of the best QBs by the media. The only difference is, Kap did take his team to a SuperBowl which you can't argue. Jim McMahon again was also a d*** but again, a Super Bowl win.
The fact is, no matter what you want to blame, we haven't even won a playoff game. That's a big deal when you put yourself on a high pedestal. I think if you combine that fact with his level of ego, it will always upset many people. Bottom-line is, when you put unrealistic expectations on yourself, you have to back it up with unrealistic stats. His stats now are solid, but unrealistic and inhuman? That's a stretch. I understand why the media has a hard time with him. I really do.
The first time i saw Cam do the Superman pose, I smiled because it made him seem so statuesque and unstoppable. BUT at the same time, I sort of saw how that might haunt him his entire career if he didn't perform to that unstoppable level day in and day out, which was really unrealistic.
Fact is, if Cam had come into the NFL, stayed humble, and hit the same numbers he is hitting now... critics would consider the limitations he has on this squad because of our injuries, and put him in the top 5 QB spots guaranteed! The fact is, Cam has to be 20x better than the top 10 QBs on the current list, because that is the expectations he has put on himself.
This whole problem goes a lot deeper than our front office. Don't blame this organization. I know people find his hard to believe but the NFL and the Panthers make money from corporate sponsors. The Panthers rely on corporations like Bank of America and Nike and all of those big mega corporations to support them. They will not loose sponsors.
Once they threaten to pull their sponsorships, teams listen. Fact is, all of these corporations hate what is going on and the NFL is having to bow to them. I know people will argue that fans are more important than sponsorships and maybe that is true, but fans will come back. The NFL looses players all the time and they rebuild themselves. Losing sponsorships is another issue.
I really think the NFL wanted all of this to blow over. That was the plan. Until the sponsors started to leave and now this is a huge mess.
Did you hear.. Anheuser-Busch is now talking about the NFL and how upset they are? Look at all the money they spend!! You don't think Roger is just a bit concerned? Jerry Richardson too? Now Bank of America who sponsors our stadium has come out. Come on people.
I was thinking yesterday. Not one team has a court that represents THEIR team better than the Hornets' court represents them. I know the Celtics floor is legendary with the parquet flooring but the fact that our organization took the extra step to make sure our parquet flooring was laid out in a honeycomb pattern to symbolize hornets is really a unique touch. Nobody else goes that extra mile. Really nice IMO. It would be like if the Lakers floor looked like waves of water. We have something really special.
What are they going to improve on? What is there to upgrade?
I thought the same thing. Apparently, they want to install a HD quality scoreboard, add 500 additional TV monitors, apparently a lot of technology improvements are in the plans. Plus, an extra 600 seats. I guess the arena ranks near the bottom in lower level seats available.
I'd imagine they'd have to get more seats if they want to attract bigger events like the all-star game.
Got 3 myself. Overpaid too. $140 for sec 103. Couldn't risk them getting snatched up. Might stay over and catch the Panthers game the night after, but first Hornet game since they left is much more epic IMO.
It is amazing how far they've come and how important of a role the name change has played. As much as you heard people argue that the name won't make them winners and the team will always suck, it is amazing how fast things can improve when you change the atmosphere.
It's like a crappy restaurant changing out the table linens or adding new plates and forks and a fresh coat of paint to the wall. Maybe the waiters start to take pride in their establishment? Maybe the cooks decide to care a little more about the food they put out? At the end of the day, something that seems as silly and as useless as a name change can stir the pot and sometimes that's enough to end up with a great recipe.