Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Mid-week Musings

* The Carolina Panthers are gearing up for the Chicago Bears this weekend. We'll hear from them after practice Wednesday, and start looking ahead to an early season meeting between two teams that could (yes, it's early, but still), play a significant role in the NFC playoff picture. Reminder--no Steve Smith again this week, so expect another heavy dose of running the ball.

* Carolina Hurricanes unveiled their alternate 3rd jersey today--it looks quite nice. It will definitely be a purchase in the coming weeks. Canes open training camp in 10 days, and I am looking forward to hockey season in a big way.

photo courtesy Joe Ovies

* I'll have some ACC football thoughts in the days ahead, but I will say that UNC has a legit shot to pick up a nice road win Thursday at Rutgers. Not saying they will, but as in any game, it comes down to execution. I say Carolina by 6 points, which drives our Web Manager insane, as he is a Rutgers grad.

* Want to say a big thank you to the great staff at 850 the Buzz in Raleigh, for allowing me back to host my old radio show today. It was a lot of fun catching up with some of the old school listeners and doing something that I truly miss doing. Thanks to the management at News 14 Carolina for allowing me the chance to stroll down memory lane. It was a blast.

Mike Solarte

1 comment:

Klownboxer said...

Wow, those are sweet uniforms for the Canes'. This is the time of year when hockey fans wax optimistic...so how bout it? How is Carolina going to do after a shameful collapse at the end of the season in what seems to still be the weakest division in the East? And are the winds of change blowing in Chicago enough to, dare I say it, make the playoffs? I think Dale Tallon is making the right moves...your thoughts please.