If his lawyers have half a brain they would contest that the current climate is not conducive to a fair trial by jury and look to have the whole thing pushed back until the media sandstorm blows over.
I argee... But there is no telling when it comes to a lawyer. But then again.... How many of the Jurors could still be upset by the point of trial? This is America... Land of the Free, Home of the Grudge. The fact is, by the trial, every Juror will have the knowledge that "this is a highly paid NFL player who 'attacked' a woman just like that other player". The Rice video will come down on Hardy whether it's this week or during his trial.
No way, one thing about 'Merica is you can always find plenty of people that are tuned out on current events and news.
Matt Ryan wears braided belts.
True.... But if the Panthers don't sit (or worse release) Hardy, how much more media attention will this get by the time he is given a FAIR trial? With the whole country being shocked by the Rice footage, it's only a matter of time before someone becomes the fall-guy. People are more mad that Rice is walking down the street with her on his arm (for now) than they are about the actual hit. This will be water-cooler talk for a month or more. Some people may not watch or keep up with the news, but you'll be sure SOMEONE will bring them up to speed.
Yeah, 'Merica is suppose to have a fair judicial system... But that was put in place WAAAAYYY before media has gotten this big. Hell, I can't even fill my car up at a gas pump anymore without getting a 4 minute recap of "Today's Top Stories"....
Does anyone else fear all this National Witch Hunt crap could possible hurt Hardy's trial by jury? I mean, how many of the Jurors do you think will be affected by all this being shoved in their faces? How many will have the image of Rice KOing his girl in their head during the trial? I'm not as worried about what this could do to his game this Sunday as I am how this could ruin his life... All because that video was released. That blows.
So, just to break up all of the "Elevator-gate" uproar going on in here this morning... Here is something interesting.
I went over to nfl.com and noticed the "Vote for Play Names" link and was curious to see if they actually put Gano kicking with the band on there as technically it wasn't a play. Well, to my surprise, they are down to 3 plays this week... And they are all Panther Related-ish.
Play 1- Kicking It With The Band
Play 2- Wrap Up Son
Play 3- All About The Benjamins
I know Smitty is no longer a Panther BUT the Ice Up Son quote is still a part of Panthers' history as well as Smitty.
I just can't remember the last time we even has a play of the week nomination... Much less 2 of 3.
Here is the link if the Huddle wishes to help push the Benji TD for the win.
About a week or two ago, I was asked by Riot and Boo to come up with some designs for the Huddle Tailgate Sponsor shirts. After I few ideas being thrown around and some designs created we finally have a finished design... But I'll let that be revealed by Boo and Riot in the Tailgate Sponsor Thread.
This thread is to share the designs that were created but didn't make the finally roster. Hope you guys enjoy!
After Zod made the thread this morning about having Huddlers contribute to the site, a lot of you revealed you have writing experience. Well, imagine this... Zod's photo skills and connections, writing from Huddlers, my design skills, and everything that IS The Huddle all rolled into a 50 page Monthly magazine!!!
Me and Mrs. M3OW have been brainstorming all day, and I even threw together a sample cover and table of contents. Take a look...
Here is a break down of some of the sections we came up with:
Meet The Huddle - Would have a introduction to a Huddler/Fan, a section for opinions, and a Q&A.
Kitten of the Month - A two page spread with a new Kitten each month. Pictures, profile, and more.
Under the Helmet - This is where Zod will have to pull some strings and try to get a player interview.
On The Field - This is the section where we would have detailed analysis about the team (X's & O's) and whatnot.
The Growl - Panthers news for the month, including roster changes, scores, ect.
The Buzz - Section for all things Charlotte Hornets
Tailgate Tails - Section for recipes, tips and tricks, stories, and maybe even beer reviews for tailgating.
The Lounge - Pretty much a section for the off-topic topics. Anything could got here.
Get Your Paws On - A section for cool stuff, their reviews, where to buy them, and so forth.
It would take some time, effort, and dedication for the people involved. But this could take off. I'm working for a magazine in NC right now and know the ins-and-outs of what it takes to get this off the ground and get it going. And (If memory serves me well) we even have a few salesmen in the Huddle if we ever got to the point we could sale advertisements.
Meowx3, dude do you have the fonts used for last years sigs. I can cook up some sigs and see if people like them if not they can blow me.
I made that font from scratch for those sigs last year. Had to take the Panthers logo and make due in Illustrator to get the font as close as possible. There is no font made for the Panthers unless you know someone in the Panthers PR Camp.