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Old 01-22-2016, 01:41 PM
 
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Yeah yeah yeah, kudos to Aristotle and Felt but we all listen to 610. Armchair analysis is absurd. Palmer is a quarterback who can be rattled but has amnesia. My prediction is that the team that scores the most points and keeps the other team from scoring will win.

It took 10 games for the local radio guys to finally get behind the team. The talk for 5 games was whether we had enough "weapons" at WR. Guess we answered that question. So the next five was about how we were inevitably going to drop a game.

The analysts can't even keep above a 50% successful prediction rate. It's a toss up and most of them just wait for the result and explain what happened as if it was inevitable. One or 2 plays make a HUGE difference in his game and to talk like anything is decided or known is overconfident.

No matter the outcome on Sunday, the Panthers have a ton to be proud of. Only 4 teams in history started 14-0. MVP Quarterback. The first and only quarterback ever to throw for 30 and run for 10. He broke the QB rushing TD record set by Steve Young in 5 years (Steve played 15). Fans set an attendance record this season. 10 pro bowlers. Led the league in takeaways, points per game and total points.

The atmosphere in the Carolinas is great and I hope the Hornets can find similar success over the next few years to re-energize the base. If all you transplants would learn to love your local team, or at least foster your kids love of sports through them, watching the rise would be so much more enjoyable! I can't tell you how great it is to be a fan of a poor team and watch them slowly build toward success. It's similar to watching a favorite local band hit the big time. A bit bittersweet since the bandwagon gets crowded, but so much fun to be there for the entire ride.

With uptown growing, especially among the young affluent, I hope some of those younger transplants can adopt the fandom and join. The energy and faithfulness with the Hornets from 1988-1999 was something electric and a real unifying factor for the city. I would love to see us all do it again - and in one of the fastest growing cities in America with tremendous upside and future.

 
Old 01-22-2016, 01:50 PM
 
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Yeah yeah yeah, kudos to Aristotle and Felt but we all listen to 610. Armchair analysis is absurd. Palmer is a quarterback who can be rattled but has amnesia. My prediction is that the team that scores the most points and keeps the other team from scoring will win.

It took 10 games for the local radio guys to finally get behind the team. The talk for 5 games was whether we had enough "weapons" at WR. Guess we answered that question. So the next five was about how we were inevitably going to drop a game.

The analysts can't even keep above a 50% successful prediction rate. It's a toss up and most of them just wait for the result and explain what happened as if it was inevitable. One or 2 plays make a HUGE difference in his game and to talk like anything is decided or known is overconfident.

No matter the outcome on Sunday, the Panthers have a ton to be proud of. Only 4 teams in history started 14-0. MVP Quarterback. The first and only quarterback ever to throw for 30 and run for 10. He broke the QB rushing TD record set by Steve Young in 5 years (Steve played 15). Fans set an attendance record this season. 10 pro bowlers. Led the league in takeaways, points per game and total points.

The atmosphere in the Carolinas is great and I hope the Hornets can find similar success over the next few years to re-energize the base. If all you transplants would learn to love your local team, or at least foster your kids love of sports through them, watching the rise would be so much more enjoyable! I can't tell you how great it is to be a fan of a poor team and watch them slowly build toward success. It's similar to watching a favorite local band hit the big time. A bit bittersweet since the bandwagon gets crowded, but so much fun to be there for the entire ride.

With uptown growing, especially among the young affluent, I hope some of those younger transplants can adopt the fandom and join. The energy and faithfulness with the Hornets from 1988-1999 was something electric and a real unifying factor for the city. I would love to see us all do it again - and in one of the fastest growing cities in America with tremendous upside and future.
Esseq, good post, I agree to support the local team whether you are a transplant or a native....I get everyone is on the bandwagon because they are now 16-1 and in the NFCCG. It's easy to jump on a winners bandwagon. The real test is when they go 5-11, are the same people who are cheerleading now, be cheerleading then?
 
Old 01-22-2016, 01:57 PM
 
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Esseq, good post, I agree to support the local team whether you are a transplant or a native....I get everyone is on the bandwagon because they are now 16-1 and in the NFCCG. It's easy to jump on a winners bandwagon. The real test is when they go 5-11, are the same people who are cheerleading now, be cheerleading then?
Thanks - and I fight off the same protective feelings too sometimes but always conclude that it's pretty petty and lame to be possessive over a sports team. I wouldn't want to say "I was a fan first so you can't root for them now." That's lame. I think they should jump on board. Share the love - the more the merrier.

But don't hit me with some BS about "well your team hasn't been good so that's why I don't root for them"...or "you are going to relocate". Bunch of insecurity shining through with those comments.

And I do think it's sad when kids can't enjoy it. It's just a game - let them have some fun rooting for a winner if your rust belt team sucks this year. Just because your great granddad waived a towel from his favorite chair for 60 years in the snow doesn't mean your kids should be stuck watching them lose because you can't except that you aren't in Philly/NY/Pittbagh/Bahstan/Cleveland/Buffalo or wherever.

Welcome aboard!
 
Old 01-22-2016, 02:46 PM
 
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Esseq, good post, I agree to support the local team whether you are a transplant or a native....I get everyone is on the bandwagon because they are now 16-1 and in the NFCCG. It's easy to jump on a winners bandwagon. The real test is when they go 5-11, are the same people who are cheerleading now, be cheerleading then?
People jump off the bandwagon in every city when the team is losing. Well except Pittsburgh I guess, every single one of their fans watches every minute of every game, and everyone that's not from there just doesn't understand what it's like to be a real fan
 
Old 01-22-2016, 03:01 PM
 
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Haha- I agree that the Pittburgh bias is strong in some minds that have shared. More power to them. I love the pride but think it isn't limited to one area. If they learned about how loyal the Charlotte fan base has been, they may be able to see how their own pride really isn't that special. It isn't just about winning. It's more than that and it isn't something unique to their area. For example:

Charlotte set the NBA attendance record for 11 straight seasons - record sellouts and a tough environment to play in for visitors, but a horrible win/loss record and a pretty poor product on the court as far as talent prior to LJ and Zo.

Great fans are in the Carolinas and Charlotte - just as great as Pittsburgh or Philly. Join our bandwagon if you live here my friends. The time is now. FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE OCEAN! FROM THE END ZONE TO THE END ZONE! NOTHING COULD BE FINER!


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Old 01-22-2016, 04:46 PM
 
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People jump off the bandwagon in every city when the team is losing. Well except Pittsburgh I guess, every single one of their fans watches every minute of every game, and everyone that's not from there just doesn't understand what it's like to be a real fan
Pitts, GB, Dallas, Giants, Bears....there are many fanbases that fully support their teams....win or lose
 
Old 01-22-2016, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Yeah yeah yeah, kudos to Aristotle and Felt but we all listen to 610. Armchair analysis is absurd. Palmer is a quarterback who can be rattled but has amnesia. My prediction is that the team that scores the most points and keeps the other team from scoring will win.

It took 10 games for the local radio guys to finally get behind the team. The talk for 5 games was whether we had enough "weapons" at WR. Guess we answered that question. So the next five was about how we were inevitably going to drop a game.

The analysts can't even keep above a 50% successful prediction rate. It's a toss up and most of them just wait for the result and explain what happened as if it was inevitable. One or 2 plays make a HUGE difference in his game and to talk like anything is decided or known is overconfident.

No matter the outcome on Sunday, the Panthers have a ton to be proud of. Only 4 teams in history started 14-0. MVP Quarterback. The first and only quarterback ever to throw for 30 and run for 10. He broke the QB rushing TD record set by Steve Young in 5 years (Steve played 15). Fans set an attendance record this season. 10 pro bowlers. Led the league in takeaways, points per game and total points.

The atmosphere in the Carolinas is great and I hope the Hornets can find similar success over the next few years to re-energize the base. If all you transplants would learn to love your local team, or at least foster your kids love of sports through them, watching the rise would be so much more enjoyable! I can't tell you how great it is to be a fan of a poor team and watch them slowly build toward success. It's similar to watching a favorite local band hit the big time. A bit bittersweet since the bandwagon gets crowded, but so much fun to be there for the entire ride.

With uptown growing, especially among the young affluent, I hope some of those younger transplants can adopt the fandom and join. The energy and faithfulness with the Hornets from 1988-1999 was something electric and a real unifying factor for the city. I would love to see us all do it again - and in one of the fastest growing cities in America with tremendous upside and future.
I listen to 610 every day on my way to and from work. Their job is to stir the pot and get people to call in so I take their opinions with a grain of salt.

One thing I will say though is a lot of people who call in had predictions that were real low due to a 7-8-1 record and losing Kelvin Benjamin.

People will jump on thr bandwagon when the Panthers are winning but what about when they have a losing season? This is why bandwagon fans are the worst type of fans IMO. Its like friends who come around when you get money but as soon as you fall on hard times they become ghost.

Regardless, anyone on here for the last 5 years knows I have defended the Panthers, Cam and Rivera in any thread where people were criticizing them.

...and lmao at the team who scores the most points will win. Now that is some great analysis.
 
Old 01-22-2016, 05:38 PM
 
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People jump off the bandwagon in every city when the team is losing. Well except Pittsburgh I guess, every single one of their fans watches every minute of every game, and everyone that's not from there just doesn't understand what it's like to be a real fan
Your snark is a little ironic given the obvious.

If you understood we wouldnt have this debate.
 
Old 01-22-2016, 05:55 PM
 
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Pitts, GB, Dallas, Giants, Bears....there are many fanbases that fully support their teams....win or lose
Well sticking to the Steelers theme, there's not much data to go off of since they haven't had a losing season since 2003. Taking a quick look at that season, attendance at their last 2 home games that year was about 10,000 less than the capacity, so looks like you're wrong and Pittsburgh fans aren't as great as they think.

Staying on topic, the Panthers have actually had very impressive attendance numbers in their short existence.
 
Old 01-22-2016, 06:05 PM
 
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And the Hornets set the attendance record - selling out every game - for 11 years - many of which they were awful from a W/L perspective. Still love me some Tripucka and Kenny Gattison highlights though.

Charlotte has great fans!
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