I dont think its because its minutia, those topics are some of our most controversial and divisive topics. Like it or not our fanbase is young and immature. Everything is pretty much our first. Some of us are more seasoned than others but, for the most part our fans are just exiting our 1st generation. If we're allowed to grow as a fanbase for 50-100 years the fans will know what to expect. We dont even really have a Hall of Fame yet. (I know, I know Green/White). No Panther that has been with this franchise during his best seasons is in the Hall. Its literally just a matter of time/experience.
I am not a football fan. I am a Panthers fan. That being said, I understand than much of the reason I have still cared about football this decade is because of Cam.
Many sports I use to care about (NASCAR, NHL, NCAA FB) I no longer have any interest in. I never thought I would lose interest in them, but I eventually did.
Should Cam leave this offseason I imagine whatever interest I have in NFL would be scarfed up by soccer the way it has devoured most other sports.
I would like to say that I will still be a Panthers fan without Cam...but I am not willing to pay the little disposable income I make teaching to watch Kyle Allen again. I would only watch the games broadcast locally, which would likely be the two Bucs games. Should I go several seasons of watching only two games I imagine it would become like the aforementioned sports that I no longer watch.
I would wish Cam well, but I doubt I follow him. Outside of the occasional bet I imagine it would be the end of my watching football altogether.