Football is an insanely violent sport. It features hard hits and clashes between some of the fastest and strongest men on the planet. These gifted athletes try to leave it all on the field at every game. However, when you care so much about the spirit of competition, it will often get the best of you. It seems to happen to one team more than others. That team, of course, is the Carolina Panthers.
This past Sunday, the Panthers were involved in a huge brawl with the New Orleans Saints, their division rival. After some research, this doesn”t seem to be a one time incident, but a growing trend. Something about the Carolina Panthers just creeps under the skin of other NFL teams.
They are one of the scrappiest teams in the NFL, to the point where their receivers don”t care about catching the ball if they have a score to settle.
They settle their scores…more often than not.
They tackle hard, which some players take issue with.
They play every down until the whistle blows.
Sometimes, they play hard even after the whistle is blown.
They don”t back down from a challenge or a fight.
Sure, sometimes they play dirty, like this guy kicking a player”s groin.
They”ll often rip helmets off of other players.
This fight involved 3 flags being thrown. That”s intense.
You can”t deny their passion for the game.
Playing with this much passion can sometimes get the best of you.
But the Panthers don”t care about your approval. They are in it to win it.
If your team plays against the Panthers in the near future, beware. There will probably be a brawl at some point during the game. In the end, though, this is what makes this for an exciting game.