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I want you to be able to take that information and apply it to your own fandom as you see fit.But on gameday, I am just as big a Panthers fanatic as anyone. I yell at players on TV about what they should have done. I scream at officials that can’t hear me. I suddenly become religious and ask for divine intervention in moments that any deity couldn’t give two nickels about. I am completely unruly at games, both home and away. I cuss on Twitter, in both jubilation and humiliation, with a regularity that would probably make my mother blush if she knew how to operate social media. The Panthers losing used to affect my entire day negatively, something I’ve learned to get better about for the sake of my friends and family, but it is still a heavy emotion I have to deal with. I care a lot about this team’s success, without a doubt.I do this [b][url=http://www.panthersfootballauthentic.com/jarius-wright-jersey-authentic]http://www.panthersfootballauthentic.com/jarius-wright-jersey-authentic[/url][/b] , and throw my entire life philosophy to the wind, because the Carolina Panthers and their NFL brethren have proven time and time again that rationality and reason have no place here. This is a league where anyone can beat anyone on any given matchup, and I have certainly seen much more far fetched winning scenarios come to pass than the Panthers beating the Steelers at Pittsburgh in primetime. This one isn’t far flung for me at all, really. I think we match up with them quite well given what I have seen over the past few weeks. Believe, because this was a thing that happened on an actual NFL football field.espn.comRemember, in the past three weeks, we have proved the following true:This team can make massive comebacks and win in hostile environments.This team can score lots of points on even the league’s best defense.This team can score just as readily as the league’s best offense and win a shootout.Why then, could they not topple any team in the league? Is it because we’re playing the Steelers and people just assume they will win any given game? Why do you think that is?Because their fans believe they will win every game. They honestly believe that [b][url=http://www.panthersfootballauthentic.com/da_norris-searcy-jersey-authentic]http://www.panthersfootballauthentic.com/da_norris-searcy-jersey-authentic[/url][/b] , and that attitude affects all coverage of that team. They’ve had a lot of success over the years and have earned that attitude, but the Panthers have not been without their victories as well. We may still not have a Super Bowl ring, but really our franchise is young and right now is experiencing some of its best years. It’s high time that this entire fan base stop preparing itself for losing, and start believe they will win ever game they play, like they nearly did in 2015. It is time to change the culture.The players sure as hell believe that. If their “drip” levels were any higher, we’d have to shut down the entire locker room due to water damage. It’s time to follow their leads as fans, because that is what being a fan is all about. Believe we will win. Every time. Throw caution to the wind, and enjoy the ride.KEEP POUNDING. I get lots of fantasy advice in my inbox regarding waiver wire pick-ups. Here are the ones I think make sense for Week 8.Fantasy Pros week 8 Waiver Wire SuggestionsOf course you can use Fantasy Pros to search the waiver wire for you and suggest the best players to pick up for each of your teams. I have all eight of my teams connected so that when I click on a player it tells for which of my teams the player is available. It’s pretty sweet really.I think Oakland running back Jalen Richard is the easily best pick up this week. He could get No. 1 running back carries while also being a pass catching option as well. A better but less available option is Browns running back Nick Chubb. With Carlos Hyde jumping into the Jacksonville fire it leaves the lion’s share of carries for the talented rookie. If you need a wide receiver then certainly Saints wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith has a chance to put up a big number sometime soon [b][url=http://www.panthersfootballauthentic.com/david-mayo-jersey-authentic]Womens David Mayo Jersey[/url][/b] , especially with Ted Ginn now on injured reserve. A second option is the Chargers Tyrell Williams. He is a boom or bust option but it was sure a boom last week.We have a stand out at the tight end position as well, a guy I actually picked up last week and he produced for me. That would be Bengals tight end CJ Ozumah. There no one else I would consider. At quarterback it is a little tougher to find a worthy selection. The only viable ones available generally are Joe Flacco and Case Keenum. This is a tough call but I would go with Flacco. Keenum has been terrible lately ... not counting their last game. That was more due to the defense killing the Cardinals. The Panthers secondary is going to give up some passing yards and a score or two. I’m not saying they will lose, just that I think Flacco will out score Keenum.Good luck to you!
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