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April 30, 2010

Clausen makes grocery stop for Smith

Shortly before leaving the Los Angeles area to fly to Charlotte for his first minicamp with the Carolina Panthers earlier this week, quarterback Jimmy Clausen ran an errand for new teammate Steve Smith.

Smith, a Panthers receiver, sent Clausen a text message telling the rookie to be sure to bring some Cactus Cooler sodas with him to Carolina.

Cactus Cooler, an orange and pineapple flavored soda, is available only in California and Arizona.

Like Clausen, Smith is from the Los Angeles area.

Though it was a bit of a challenge, Clausen said the sodas arrived safely and have been given to Smith.

Now, Clausen has begun focusing on his primary job to deliver the football to Smith.

"Steve seems like a great guy," said Clausen. "He's obviously a great player."

-- Charles Chandler

Posted by Observer Sports on April 30, 2010 at 01:04 PM | Permalink


Thank you, drive thru.

Posted by: Nosebleed fan | Apr 30, 2010 1:13:03 PM

Clausen is a spoiled brat!!!

Posted by: JD | Apr 30, 2010 1:19:35 PM

Hopefully Jimmy delivers a lot to Smitty!

Posted by: Jake | Apr 30, 2010 1:21:24 PM

Catcus Cooler, an orange and pineapple ..." Catcus or Cactus? Since you printed it twice as catcus, what does Catcus mean?

Posted by: Ben | Apr 30, 2010 1:25:10 PM

Lol oh lord it has begun. Prepare to hear/read many pointless clausen stories like this.

Don't get me wrong I LOVE reading them!

Posted by: Gamble20 | Apr 30, 2010 1:26:55 PM

I don't think he'll have attitude problems in carolina. We've seen what a great right hook Steve Smith has.

Posted by: SDpanthers | Apr 30, 2010 1:27:54 PM

How did our STARTING quarterback look? Please do your job and report on what is important to Panther fans - you cease being relevant when you are servile to ESPN and their story lines.

Posted by: tacho | Apr 30, 2010 1:29:56 PM

Catcus Cooler, an orange and pineapple ..." Catcus or Cactus? Since you printed it twice as catcus, what does Catcus mean?

Posted by: Ben | Apr 30, 2010 1:25:10 PM

Catcus, as in what did Big Cat Jerry Richardson do after seeing another Delhomme interception? Let out a Big Cat cuss.

Posted by: Ghoul | Apr 30, 2010 1:38:44 PM

Hey Tacho,
Not sure if you're aware, but they are reporting on the starting quarterback. No chance that Matt Moore starts in each of our first 4 regular season games.

Fox and Hurney picked Matt Moore off the wire after the Cowboys waved him. They have no loyalty to Moore. Fox is going to put all his eggs in the Clausen basket the same way he did Delhomme last season.

Separately, can't wait to see Smith put his foot in LaFell's @$$. We need production today. Period.

Posted by: The Future | Apr 30, 2010 1:45:52 PM

i love this inside reporting gossip, just great, you say he brung the soda to caroina, what is caroina..is this your job reporting these story are a hobby because any real reporter would proofread their story, i have an excuse i made a c in college, what's yours?

Posted by: iluvdapuss | Apr 30, 2010 1:46:26 PM

That's great! Smitty tellin' Clausen who the boss on offense is.

Thanks for the lighthearted story, Chandler! Breaks up the monotony.

Posted by: Eric / Cat Crave | Apr 30, 2010 2:18:59 PM

Some news is better than no news!

Posted by: Panther Homer | Apr 30, 2010 2:21:34 PM

Eric - I was thinking the same thing. With #17 properly disposed of, #89 is the lead dog. Clausen obviously knows which side his bread is buttered on. And he seems to understand that rookies are to do the bidding of veterans.

Posted by: J | Apr 30, 2010 3:21:21 PM

Great to know that you and Clausen are pals, JD. That makes my day.

Posted by: whatever | Apr 30, 2010 3:23:18 PM

Great story from Yasinskas on ESPN...


Posted by: Scott | Apr 30, 2010 4:19:34 PM

I do hope Clausen does great but I really hope that Matt Moore continues to grow and succeed like he began to do last year. I hope he is able to beat out these younger QB's and keep the starting spot by earning it.

Posted by: C.C. | Apr 30, 2010 4:57:26 PM

The Cooler Catcus is what a servile serval does when offended.

Posted by: David H | Apr 30, 2010 5:08:43 PM


Posted by: MajorLeague | Apr 30, 2010 6:37:16 PM

Holy Cow it's just filler info. Do we have to have a overboard reaction on everything that is written. Why not just read it and go on. Someone needs to get a life if they have time to bitch bitch bitch about everything someone writes.

Posted by: shoz | Apr 30, 2010 6:49:00 PM

I have a better story: I was in Kings Mountain and a friend from Georgia called me and said to pick up some Sun Drop, because they don't make it there. I told him no and flew to Georgia so I could personally deliver my fist to his face.

Posted by: Andre Bauer | Apr 30, 2010 6:54:28 PM

i will never support this team if clausen is qb..Matt moore saved fox's job and has salvaged 2 seasons for us..jake shouldve been out after 07'

Posted by: ftbs11 | Apr 30, 2010 8:55:31 PM

I hear what you are saying.. Moore has been nothing but patient and supportive(point of critisism for some media) for his team, just waiting for his Chance to come into a season as a Starter... His team.

Not saying it is not his team, but he has had 2 different tryouts/working interviews and Kicked a#$ in both. Clausen stepped on an NFL "pratice field " today. How fast is the NFL compared to college? He was in a similar system in COLLEGE!!!!

Don't get technical about when he stepped on a field all you Immature ones... you have to attack everyone you don't agree with. Be repectful and disagree respectfully!!

Posted by: fox has to go!! | Apr 30, 2010 10:08:23 PM

Hey Major League, the word should be rednecked, as an adjective.
I agree with the possibility of JD's inaccuracy, in that Clausen is more likely be a soured gherkin than a spoiled brat.

Posted by: David H | Apr 30, 2010 10:13:38 PM

*practice and *respectful, Mybad!

1- if you are bitching about the ones bitching, are you bitching?

2- If you are crying about the negative people are you being neagative?

We are all here because we want the same thing!

Posted by: fox has to go!! | Apr 30, 2010 10:15:23 PM

let the fairweatherfanerisms begin! first let em cheer for matt and then watch them beg for clausen and then watch them beg for the next guy and then the next guy and then the next guy. and on to the next one©jay-z.

Posted by: charlottean | Apr 30, 2010 10:24:47 PM

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