Found November 19, 2012 on Chicks in the Huddle:
Going into yesterday’s Panthers game, it was easy to be a little overconfident. The Bucs had a 5-4 record, and had won four of their last five games. Running back Doug Martin was all over national sportscasts, with talking heads who usually seem to forget the Bucs exist (“Wait, you mean that team with the orange uniforms? Vinny Testeverde’s team?”) proclaiming the newbie as a candidate for Rookie of the Year. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Panthers were coming in at 2-7, having blown several leads over the course of the season, and with the national chatter centering on the sophomore slumping Cam Newton and his terrible, horrible, no good, very bad attitude. You can understand, then, why I entered the game absolutely prepared for a Bucs win, and why I was extremely perturbed by sites (such as this one… ahem) that picked the Panthers to beat the Bucs. I mean, what does a team have to do to get a little respect? Score 28 or more points in five straight games? Lead the NFL in...
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