It's all a blur. For the first time in my seven-year Panthers fandom, I had a hard time getting pumped up for a home Panthers opening week game. I was excited, but mostly because I thought I had kept down my cold enough overnight to be able to go to the game. I would later find out that I hadn't. I went through all the motions of a traditional game day. I put on my newest Panthers jersey, a beautiful bright blue No. 52 Jon Beason jersey I got at Fan Fest. I played the NFL Films music that usually gets me going. I read all the game previews and picks. I even took a long, hard look at the stadium as we passed by it on the light-rail. No excitement whatsoever. But I was so focused on going to the game that I igno ...
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