Sunday Football Open Thread: #Cowboys at the #Panthers

Posted by: ST on October 21, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Panthers logoWell, after a bye week and a lot of soul-searching, the Panthers are gearing up to take on the Dallas Cowboys today at Bank of America Stadium. The weather outside is nice at 60 degrees and clear skies with an expected high of 68, but hopefully the Cats can use their home field advantage to turn up the temperature a little higher against the Cowboys, whose record (2-4) isn’t much better than ours (1-4).

I’m not optimistic we’ll win but I did pick the Panthers in this week’s office football pool. Please don’t let me down, guys!

If you get a chance, make sure to read Observer sports columnist Scott Fowler’s awesome article on the late Panthers linebacker (and former assistant coach) Sam Mills, who passed away from cancer in 2005 at the age of 45. The first Panthers jersey I ever owned was Mills’ #51, and I still have it.

I took this photo of the statue they have of him at the stadium at the pre-season game the Panthers played against the Dolphins in August.

RIP Sam Mills

The Sam Mills statue in front of Bank of America Stadium.

My other office pool picks:

SF (W)
BUF
IND
NYG
TB
HOU
GB
MIN
NE
JAC
PIT
CHI (38 total game points)

Game time for the Cowboys at the Panthers is 1 pm ET and it will be broadcast locally on Fox.

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  1. I had to go set up the machines for early voting which starts tomorrow here (TX). On the way home I overheard a wild story in the grocery store the Cowboys won. These nuts are everywhere; and some probably vote.

  2. Tango says:

    …the kitties wuz snake bit today! Da Panters lost, and so did the Jaguars. Lisons on MNF – we’ll see -

  3. Mike says:

    Sam is also fondly remembered by Saints fans as part of the Dome Patrol- one of the greatest sets of linebackers in NFL history