The '05 Panthers schedule was released yesterday, and while there are several highlights, all I can say is we got disrespected by the league office. There is only one primetime game, the Monday-nighter against Green Bay, which puts us in the same area as other one-timers such as Jacksonville, Cleveland, Cincinnati, San Francisco, Detriot, and Arizona.
So that's what the league thinks of the Panthers? In the same class as the Lions and Cardinals, two years after a Super Bowl berth? No respect, no respect at all I tell you.
Games I'm looking forward to-
9/18 vs. Patriots. Expect the crowd to go nuts on this one. Should be good fun and a win would feel really good here.
10/3 vs. Green Bay. Always a treat to play on Monday Nite. I hope Steve Smith has a huge game to make up for getting injured in last year's matchup between these two.
11/6 at Bucs. This rivalry still has some heat to it. Should be a good game, as always between the two.
12/4 vs. Atlanta. Vick comes to town yet again. With the playoff race in full swing, maybe this is the time the Panthers finally take him down.