It's a gorgeous day in Tampa -- 63 degrees with a nice breeze as kickoff approaches here.
As for the teams playing, well.... that's why the stadium (although officially sold out) is about a quarter-full with kickoff just 15 minutes away.
Carolina (1-3) vs. Tampa Bay (0-5) isn't going to inspire any sonnets. But the Panthers really need to win this one, no matter how they do it, to avoid losing more ground. Here's my pregame column today that appeared in the Sunday Charlotte Observer. I'll be blogging during the game as well once we get started.