Panthers Year in Review: Plenty to Cheer About

Panthers Beat written by Matt Young. Photos by Tom Mousseau and Suzie Wolf.

Cary-lina, NC – The Saints, not surprisingly, beat the Carolina Panthers on New Year’s Day 45-17.

While the Panthers were dominated most of the day, the Saints may well be the best team in the NFL right now with their high powered offense and Drew Brees shattering Marino’s once sacred yardage record. Cam Newton was 15 of 25 for 158 yards with a touchdown and a pick.

That said, there is much about which to to be optimistic. Read more

Panthers Beat: NFL Upside-Down, Tricky Panthers Play For Pride

Story by Matt Young.

Cary-lina, NC – It was a crazy NFL Sunday. The craziest one so far in 2011. Read more

Panthers Beat: Dogs and Football

Story by Matt Young. Game photos by Suzie Wolf for CaryCitizen. 

Cary-lina, NC –  The always-underdog Panthers lost to the Falcons 31-23.  Speaking of gratuitous dog references…

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Panthers Beat: Clearly Superior Panthers Pillage Buccaneers

Cary-lina, NC – The Panthers were the better team this Sunday, routing the Bucs 38-19. Tampa Bay wore their throwback “Dreamsicle Swashbuckler” uniforms from the ’70’s. You would think that they would have learned their lesson from those forgettable days in Bucs history when they wore those awful unis. Aurgh!  Read more

Panthers Beat: NOT the “1” in “1 and 15”

Cary-lina, NC – Saturday, I hope you weren’t rooting for any college teams that I was. They ALL lost. Sunday was better. Read more

Panther’s Beat: Football Weekend in “Carolina”, Panthers Get Ambushed in Second Half

Story by Matt Young.

Cary-lina, NC – My son-in-law is a long-suffering Clemson fan (what fan isn’t “long-suffering”?). It’s birthday time for him and the Tigers were playing the Wolfpack. So we packed up a van with a grill, various pork products, salty snacks, cold beverages from Milwaukee and a handful of grown boys. We headed to the outskirts of Cary (is that really Raleigh?) at a ridiculously early hour for a game starting at 3:30 pm to “tailgate”. Read more

Panthers Beat: Titans Destroy Panthers 30-3

Story by Matt Young and photos by Tom Mousseau for CaryCitizen.

Cary-lina, NC – The bye last week gave Panthers fans time to build up their hopes only to be disappointed as the Tennessee Titans crushed them 30-3. Indeed this was an opportunity for the Panthers, since the Titans had been struggling of late. Even Vegas had the Panthers as favorites in this game. Read more

Panthers Beat: An American in Bangalore

Story by Matt Young. Photo by Ed Yourdon.

Cary-lina, NC – As you know, the Panthers had a bye this weekend. I still need to watch football on Sundays though. I am writing this from a hotel room in the wee hours of the morning while watching football on my laptop from Bangalore.  Bangalore. In India. Read more

Panthers Beat: OHHH – lind – OHHH!

Story by Matt Young and photo by Tom Mousseau for CaryCitizen.

Cary-lina, NC – The Panthers let this one slip away from them.

Sunday’s contest was taken down to the final seconds only to have Olindo Mare miss a “sure thing” 31 yard field goal that would have sent the game into overtime with 29 ticks left.

The Panthers came up just short (again!) 24-21 to the Vikes. Read more

Panthers Beat: Weather Or Not I’m Watching Football

Cary-lina, NC – This was the most beautiful weekend all year. Possibly in history. Anywhere.

Feeling guilty about the impending spectacular Sunday, knowing that I would be parked on my couch, I jammed a whole nature-packed weekend into my Saturday. If nothing else, but to avoid getting rickets. Read more