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December 29, 2008
12/29/2008 05:00 a.m.
I am a Carolina Panther fan. Well, they finally got back to where they belong, in the playoffs and get a "Bye" week to boot. The Panthers were somewhat streaky this year and I fear seeing the end is near for our dear Jake Delhomme. He has thrown a lot of picks this year, but he still has that gun ,quick-release, making him our quarterback longer than any previous quarterback in the teams franchise history. The last few games of the season even brought back memories of 2003 when we all called our team the "Cardiac Cats", winning in the last minutes, or even seconds, of the game. We can't discount the fact, he has scored more points this year than any other year at the helm. But we have an awesome ground game, relinquishing the need for Jake's arm throughout sixty minutes of regulation play. He helped engineer twelve games for the boys, and this year it was done on the backs of DeAngelo and Johnathan, as well as Smitty. But our defense has crumbles these last few weeks. we should have easily beaten the Giants and we almost lost the New Orleans game, because our defense is not only battered, missing many of our key defensive players, but execution was just not there.

In the end, it is wins that count, whether or not they were done with the look of a championship team. We also have thirteen days to mend and get our game winning defense back into shape to seek revenge against a team that took away our chance for the #1 Seed and Home Field Advantage throughout the playoffs. We have the better team, and we will win this time, and the Giants will go home for the season.
Whether or not this truly happens, I can't say with all certainty, but what really hurts is that I can't watch my beloved Panthers either at the stadium, as I do a couple of times a year, or on television. Europe doesn't know what "REAL" football is all about. But that is another journal entry.

Being from North Carolina I see them as our team. I have always been, and will forever, be a Green Bay Packers fan as they were the stuff of dreams when I was a kid. I can st
I am currently Calm
I am listening to Silence

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