Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday noon online chat (and other notes)

Welcome to a mid-summer Tuesday in October -- the high today is supposed to be 86?! Weird. A few notes before it gets too hot:

1) I'm going to be on an online chat today (Tuesday) from NOON-1 P.M. at CharlotteObserver.com. Come by and see what your online brethren want to talk about. Best question today wins a signed copy of my book "Tales from the Carolina Panthers Sideline," which was written back in happier times for the Panthers. (UPDATE: Here's the replay link for the chat)

2) Matt Moore or Jimmy Clausen to start for the 0-5 Panthers against San Francisco in their next game on Oct.24th? I can't work up much enthusiasm for this "debate" -- it's like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

3) I'm switching gears this week to write mostly about NASCAR, given that Charlotte Motor Speedway has a huge race weekend coming up (coinciding with a Panthers' bye). Watch in Wednesday's newspaper and online for a revealing Q and A with Bruton Smith, the controversial, entertaining CMS owner.

4) If you happen to have the radio on around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, I'll be on WBT-1110 AM then with Keith Larson, talking mostly about the Panthers.

5) It's a shame for North Carolina that Robert Quinn, Greg Little and Marvin Austin will never play football for the Tar Heels again, but when you read about what they did, it's a very justified punishment. I still expect Quinn to be a Top-5 or at least Top-10 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft, as long as he doesn't blow out a knee at the scouting combine or something.


Anonymous said...

Matt Moore will be the starter vs. San Francisco. Clausen will become a back-up again just you wait and see!

Anonymous said...

Moore shouldnt have been pulled out. He didnt even have half a chance playing a game and a half. But whatever they do, whoever they decide to start, they need to keep the player starting. Both Moore and Clausen are new to starting. Now Clausen has almost as many starts as Moore does. They need to let 1 of them work the year out & learn for next year.