NFL  > General NFL  > I'm torn between the carolina panthers and detroit lions.
October 29, 2013, 04:01 AM
So here's the thing: I'm in search of a new team. I'm no longer a cowboys fan, and I'm struggling to decide what should be my new team. I've narrowed it down to either the carolina panthers it detroit lions. I think I'm leaning towards the panthers, but here's my reasoning for each team why I like them:

Panthers: they just seem new and exciting. There a young franchise (they just turned 20 years old this past Saturday)

I also REALLY like the black and electric blue uniforms.

Plus, cam newton is a exciting young quarterback.

They just seem new and shiny. They don't have a legacy, really , but that just means I'd be witness to it :)

The things I don't maybe like is that there isn't a legacy.

With the detroit lions, I'm a big fan of Calvin Johnston. He's the best WR in the league, he's exciting to watch, and his nickname is Megaton. That's cool.

There also in a rebuilt new era. This is probably one of the best teams this franchise has had .

But here's the thing I don't like, there's a heavy weight on this team. They are historically one of the worst teams. Therefor there's a bit of a stink on them. Also, I'm not sure if still like the team if stafford and johnston weren't there.

Plus, and this is just a observation, it seems impossible to find lions merchandise where I live. This isn't a deciding factor maybe, but it is a thing.

Anyway, I'm leaning more towards panthers, but what do you guys think ? Any advice to help me decide?
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October 29, 2013  06:39 AM ET

You do know that the Panthers have been to a Super Bowl, while Detroit in all the years of their existence, have not, right? Btw..I don't blame you from running from the Cowboys. It's all about mediocrity in the world of JJ. GO PATS!! GO SOX!! BOSTON STRONG!!

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October 29, 2013  11:15 AM ET

When I am torn between McDonalds or Burger King for lunch I always go the smart route and go to In 'n Out Burger. 4x4 baby!!!!

October 29, 2013  12:18 PM ET

Your plan is flawed....you really can't quite "your team"....it just doesn't work that way. Later on down the road they will do something good and you will be drawn back in and you'll look/feel like a bandwagon fan. Don't be that guy.
Also don't pick a team out of your broadcast area. You want to be able to see you team. Now if you are loaded with bucks and can drop $300/yr for NFL ticket then I guess you can see your team all the time.

October 29, 2013  12:34 PM ET

I realize Los Angeles does not have a team and since your option may end up being the Jags, that's probably a good thing, but anyway, why not go with one of the teams in CA?

October 29, 2013  01:50 PM ET

To be really honest man, get a life. Does your mother still buy your clothes?

This has to be the stupidest thread ever, I should know I have started some doozey's.

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October 29, 2013  02:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

To be really honest man, get a life. Does your mother still buy your clothes?This has to be the stupidest thread ever, I should know I have started some doozey's.

<<patience wearing thin>> smiles

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October 29, 2013  02:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I'm having ~porridge~ tonite.........*sob* ; (

You better hide it from those darned Bears!

October 29, 2013  04:16 PM ET

Honestly, I'm just not a fan of either the raiders, chargers, or 49ers. And those are the California teams.

The other option maybe would be the bears, because I'm a chicago bulls fan , and I don't know if it's best to try and have all your teams in at least the same state.

Anyway guys, I do appreciate any genuine advice. I ask that you not be rude, I'm legit smelly trying to figure this out.

And here's the thing with me and the cowboys, I don't think they were ever MY team. They were my cousins, and because I looked up to them I kinda copied them I guess. But I want to find MY team. But I don't know how. :(

I also don't know if there's any weird rules about liking a basketball team in one state, and s football team in another.

October 29, 2013  05:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

When I am torn between McDonalds or Burger King for lunch I always go the smart route and go to In 'n Out Burger. 4x4 baby!!!!

Did you ever eat at A&W?

October 29, 2013  05:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Honestly, I'm just not a fan of either the raiders, chargers, or 49ers. And those are the California teams. The other option maybe would be the bears, because I'm a chicago bulls fan , and I don't know if it's best to try and have all your teams in at least the same state. Anyway guys, I do appreciate any genuine advice. I ask that you not be rude, I'm legit smelly trying to figure this out. And here's the thing with me and the cowboys, I don't think they were ever MY team. They were my cousins, and because I looked up to them I kinda copied them I guess. But I want to find MY team. But I don't know how. :( I also don't know if there's any weird rules about liking a basketball team in one state, and s football team in another.

I think you are over thinking this. You don't seem to be tied to any of this geographically so why don't you find a player(s) you really like; Cam Newton for example, and go with that team. But don't jump around--bandwagon fans suck; you break that rule and this group would run you off ASAP.

October 29, 2013  05:40 PM ET

Yeah. I like cam newton a lot. Seems like a classy dude, also.

Yeah, I think I'm going with carolina. I just like that team too much.

Is that breaking any weird fan tiles if I'm also continuing to be a bulls fan? It's different sports.

October 29, 2013  07:53 PM ET

Ugh.

October 29, 2013  07:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Yeah. I like cam newton a lot. Seems like a classy dude, also.Yeah, I think I'm going with carolina. I just like that team too much. Is that breaking any weird fan tiles if I'm also continuing to be a bulls fan? It's different sports.

Whatever planet you came from could you please go back?

October 29, 2013  08:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Yeah. I like cam newton a lot. Seems like a classy dude, also.Yeah, I think I'm going with carolina. I just like that team too much. Is that breaking any weird fan tiles if I'm also continuing to be a bulls fan? It's different sports.

Are you for effin' real?

October 29, 2013  09:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Are you for effin' real?

I guess there is no age limit to get on this site. DAMN!!!

 
October 29, 2013  09:41 PM ET

Um, what's the problem?

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