FILE – In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly chases a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
I’m not a sports writer nor do I keep up with sports stats, history, and the like. But I do like watching both college and professional sports on occasion, though I don’t keep up with my favorite teams nearly as much as I used to.
The watching of games includes tuning in to Carolina Panthers games on Sundays, in spite of the “woke culture” that has permeated the NFL over the last several years. Thankfully, former head coach Ron Rivera wasn’t a big proponent of kneeling during the anthem or related types of political protests, even though the team did bring on Colin Kaepernick’s pal Eric Reid in September 2018.
Not to be overly dramatic, but sitting through Panthers games this past season was about as enjoyable as doing your taxes. The team finished at a dismal 5-11, in last place in the NFC South.