Thursday, November 16, 2006

Carolina's Hoover Explodes On Field,Not Sidelines

If you read Ed Hardin's assessment of the Panthers' Brad Hoover in Greensboro's News-Record.com, you might be imagining that Hoover was recruited from an asylum. Come to think of it...part of his popularity with Carolina fans has been his rabid intensity. What had them cheering Monday night, however, was just his gaining ground -- and a TD -- just when we really needed them, to win a game over the Tampa Bay Bucs that should never have been in jeopardy.

Well, Brad did turn 30 over the weekend. Happy birthday, Hoooooover!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Panthers Should Ease Back Above .500

It's a safe bet that the Carolina Panthers did not spend their bye week on rest and recreation. Neither players nor fans are satisfied with our current status at 4-4, especially when our last game with the Dallas Cowboys should never have been in the L column. Was it any comfort that the Cowboys got some of their own back at the hands of the Washington Redskins, leaving Dallas also at 4-4? Not really.

So let's look ahead. Next game: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers come onto our turf for Monday Night Football. That one should be a safe bet, too.