The 2013 Carolina Panthers: A fast start could go a long way

Posted in Blogroll on August 20th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(USA Today)

Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers need to get an early jump on the opposition.

Head coach Ron Rivera is entering his third season with the Carolina Panthers and there is already talk of him being dismissed if the team struggles early. The Panthers have talent, but slow starts and heartbreaking defeats have chipped away at the confidence of quarterback Cam Newton. The solution to the problem is there, and it’s up to Rivera to work to the obvious strengths of his team.

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@TSFSports links for 8/20/13 (featuring Lee Thompson Young): Suicide is the cruelest pain

Posted in Blogroll on August 20th, 2013 by Michael Tillery

leethompsonSad news when anyone dies, but when someone commits suicide, it hits me hardest. Actor Lee Thompson Young, 29, reportedly took his own life Monday morning. He became known as The Famous Jett Jackson and also as football star Chris Comer in the stellar movie, Friday Night Lights. He most recently played detective Barry Frost in TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles. I saw it early this morning when a dear friend posted the news on facebook. We don’t know why Young killed himself and to speculate anything until more is known would be premature. Personally, when my Mom did the same, it changed the lives of my sister and I. We think of her every single day and it’s been 25 years. The pain is cruel because it never goes away and is the emptiest of nothingness. His loved ones are asking many questions of themselves, but they must understand Lee came to this realization on his own and having guilt from such a fatal outcome will only cause more pain as the years go by. Pain that will in turn affect the people around you because of your despondence in times they need you. If you know of someone going through something, please reach out to them.

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