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Old 08-29-2008, 10:35 AM   #1
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Since all football things are competitions...

ESPN produced their highly subjective and completely unscientific rating of NFL fans.

However, I largely agree with their ratings. To see how things shook out fully go to http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/previe...ory?id=3530077

I'll summarize the salient points of franchises followed here and by who:

#1 Steelers - Why do I want to say SpinningHat?
#4 Iggles - Silvertalon - Suck It Bitches. Philly ftw!
#8 Patriots - Reme - Because the Patriots make it look like their end zone is Reme's ass; easy to penetrate and accommodates many folks and often.
#13 Da Bears - Banne - In their defense, there's not been much to cheer about other than their punt returner.
#20 Seahawks - Gryph and Stang - No respect for the wrong coast I guess.
#25 Panthers - Stokette - Really, I'm surprised they made it that high...
#28 Dolphins - Daneford - They have even less to cheer about than the Bears...
#30 Falcons - CB - Hey, at least you beat the Lions and Cardinals?
#34 Cowgirls - Torm - Ok, so maybe the Cowboys were ranked at #12...but this is where the Cowboys belong on all rankings until the NFL has 35 or more teams.
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:24 PM   #2
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Re: Since all football things are competitions...

The Kittys have the worst fans in the league.... The "true" fans are all but forced to sit way high in the upper decks. The folks with the good seats are the wine and cheese - in by the 2nd quarter, out by the 4th quarter peeps that only show up in decent weather.

Its been well documented that the lower bowl area is basically a social gathering spot for the city's wealthy and elite that could less about any activity on the field.

The other big drawback is that due to the relatively young age of the team, the fact that for years this was Redskins territory and then mix in the high number of residents transplanted from other cities with much older teams, sometimes the Panthers can seem like the visiting team in their own stadium due to the HUGE number of fans that show up for the opposing team - especially when Green Bay or Pittsburgh come to town.

From an old article on CNNSI.com.....

"Even though it's been a little over a decade [since the Panthers began play], people are still learning to be football fans ... in basketball country." Perhaps that's why Bank of America Stadium is "one of the quietest in the league." "There are people who will ask you to sit down on third-and-goal with the game on the line and the Panthers D on the field." "Panthers fans have a reputation for being a 'wine-and-cheese' crowd," where a "lady can walk into the lower level with a fur coat on," and fans are "often more worried about getting the wave started than a late fourth-quarter drive." "Many fans have a poor knowledge of football" and "have not learned how to cheer enough to create a hostile environment for the other team." In fact, "depending on whom the Panthers play, the other team's fans [often] outnumber Panthers' fans," a situation some attribute to a combination of Carolina "being relatively new in the league," and the city's "many transplants" "from NYC, Philly, Atlanta, etc." Admittedly, "we are not as rowdy as some fans; we are friendly and fun, not angry and hurtful, and we accommodate fans of other teams with good-natured ribbing." That may be admirable, but that's "not much of a home field advantage."

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Old 08-29-2008, 12:34 PM   #3
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Re: Since all football things are competitions...

More internet chop busting....

They get criticized for being a "wine and cheese" crowd all the time, but it really is sort of true. Add the fact that this (NC) was all Redskin country prior to the expansion in the early ninteies. It is hard to see your old friends so many years claiming to be a "lifelong Panthers fan" when you remember they are from Cleveland (or wherever)... It is hard not to give fair-weather fans a hard time...They lost half of their potential fanbase the year before they started playing when they released their logo. Silver and teal? Even today, half the clothing in Goodwill stores here are Carolina Panther swag that no one wants to wear.

They call Carolina Panthers fans the wine and cheese crowd, because they fill the stadium when the weather is fair and get booted from the stands for doing harmless things like cursing and taking off their shirts.
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:55 PM   #4
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Re: Since all football things are competitions...

Meanwhile, Philly has a judge in the stadium to quickly and efficiently dole out sentences for gameday offenses. The American ideal of a quick and speedy trial given form.

PHILLY FTW!!

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Re: Since all football things are competitions...

we'll see what you're saying about the Patsies when they go all the way this year...

scoring and they slightly upgraded the defense.. and of course, the best coach in the league.
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Re: Since all football things are competitions...

We got Matt Ryan.
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:22 AM   #7
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scoring and they slightly upgraded the camera system.. and of course, the best cheater in the league.

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Old 09-01-2008, 06:21 PM   #8
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Re: Since all football things are competitions...

At least your not a Chiefs fan. I'm get more and more disappointed every year. The Raiders are going to do better then us.
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*sigh* one little camera where there's not supposed to be one.. sheesh
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:29 AM   #11
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Cheat once.... you'll cheat again.
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Re: Since all football things are competitions...

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Women say this to me so often...it must be true!
Obviously its in reference to when you switch from your right hand to your left.....
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Re: Since all football things are competitions...

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Obviously its in reference to when you switch from your right hand to your left.....
I would NEVER! Mainly because my left hand is completely uncoordinated at even the most basic tasks. It's like asking Stoke to do anything useful on an instance run! Sure, it might happen, but largely out of sheer luck than of any attributable effort. You know...the way the Carolina Panthers win all their games?

That's right...I've tied your hometown team into masturbation (and put ATF on a whole new Google index) since everyone knows the only way the Panthers beat anyone is under those circumstances. OOOOOO!
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:45 PM   #15
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Mainly because my left hand is completely uncoordinated at even the most basic tasks.
I'd have to disagree mainly due the large amount of time you spent honing your gaming skills.... that requires better than average use of the off hand. I'd say your argument is null and void.

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asking Stoke to do anything useful on an instance run...
I'd say your chances of ever receiving another healthstone or summons from me is also null and void.

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I've tied your hometown team into masturbation.....
Nothing new here as we all know the Kittys season usually degrades into a big circle-jerk anyway.

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