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November 17, 2005

Stadium runs which way??

You get a lot of off-beat e-mails and calls in this job, and one of the oddest came this week. A fan wanted to know if the playing field at Bank of America Stadium is oriented north-south or east-west. I never really wondered about that before, and never will again.

For the record, though, according to Panthers media relations director Charlie Dayton, the field runs … (drum roll please) east-west.

Hmmm, maybe that’s why Stephen Davis, a north-south runner if ever there was one, has been having trouble gaining yards this season.

SHHHHHH: It’s kind of a shame what happened to Ken Lucas after he said the Jets "quit’’ last week.

That prompted a firestorm in New York and a knee-jerk reaction in Charlotte that’s going to cheat the media and fans out of one of the best things to come to the Panthers in a long time. In his first nine weeks with the Panthers, Lucas has been a very good cornerback. He also was a great quote.

That made him a breath of fresh air in a locker room that coach John Fox has turned into a bunch of robots when it comes to media relations. But Lucas’ days as a free talker are over because Fox has made it clear to the newcomer that one rule for the Panthers is to NEVER provide bulletin-board material.

Posted by Observer Sports on November 17, 2005 at 03:29 PM | Permalink


Actually, Pat, the field at Bank of America Stadium is oriented on a northwest-southeast axis, with Jerry's owner suite located above the former.

Posted by: Sharkman | Nov 17, 2005 11:20:32 PM

Dude - there are 4 gates/entrances to the stadium: north, south, east, west....and you couldnt figure out on your own without asking Charlie which direction the field goes....?


Posted by: Ritchie | Nov 20, 2005 8:17:00 AM

Robots? Thats funny. I'm guessing you would rather a player (TO) talk a little too much, than for the media (you + company) have nothing to write about. You might actually have to do some research on a topic found in the league to write your article, rather than letting the public know your opinion on the same crap everyone else is writing about. Sorry to dissapoint, but some prefer a player with respect for his team and coach. They get payed to play, and that is it!

Posted by: Cardiac | Nov 21, 2005 4:57:24 PM

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