Carolina TopCats Photos from Week 13

Last Sunday, the Carolina Panthers lost a game to the Washington Redskins and for most of us fans, this was an unexpected outcome.  A few days later, new owner David Tepper announced the firing of longtime head coach Ron Rivera.  The Panthers are in the midst of a four-game losing streak with four games remaining and the owner felt that a change was needed. 

Such is the life of a coach in professional football…take a team to the Super Bowl and a couple of seasons later, you are gone.  I guess the new owner wanted to put his own people in place and this might be the first of many managerial moves to come.

We try to focus on the positive here at the blog and that means another look at the Carolina TopCats.  Click here to view the Panthers gallery of images from Week 13.

Carolina TopCats Photos from Week 11

On paper, the Carolina Panthers were supposed to easily defeat the Atlanta Falcons, but that was not to be.  You see the lowly Falcons have seemed to find some new life the past two weeks, defeating the New Orleans Saints last week by a score of 26 – 9 and beating the Carolina Panthers this week, 29 – 3.  I am not sure what’s going on with the suddenly resurgent Falcons, but as for the Panthers, they seem to miss their quarterback of old, Cam Newton…old Cam Newton…Cam Newton in his prime, Cam Newton.

That being said, the Carolina Panthers have one of the hottest dance teams in the NFL and that is worth the price of admission.  Click here to view the Panthers game day gallery from last Sunday.


Carolina TopCats Photos from Week 2

The Carolina Panthers hosted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to lead off Week 2 of the NFL regular season.  From the following photos, it appeared that it was quite wet on that Thursday night, but I am sure the people of the North Carolina are quite used to that.  But anytime the cheerleaders, who get all gussied up for their appearance, endure wet and rainy conditions, I applaud them for their efforts.  And I might say that the TopCats looked great under those moist conditions.  Click here to check out all the Panthers game day photos from last Thursday night.

NFL Regular Season Week 9 – The Carolina TopCats

When I look at the Carolina Panthers, I don’t see a prototypical NFL offense like, say, the New England Patriots or the Green Bay Packers with a healthy Aaron Rodgers.  I see a team with an offense loaded with disruptive play makers that make it difficult to defend them schematically.  I see a talented quarterback in Cam Newton who can win a game with his feet as well as his arm.  I see hybrid running backs who can catch passes in space and exploit defensive mismatches.  I see a diverse set of wide receivers that make opponents defend the width of the field as well as the length. 

And the Panthers have a pretty solid defense too, led by a future Hall of Fame linebacker who literally plays all over the field.  So it should come as no surprise that the Panthers soundly defeated a Tampa Bay Buccaneers team that give a very good accounting of themselves, but fell short.  The Panthers are a playoff team and Buccaneers are not quite there yet.  Final score: Panthers – 42, Buccaneers – 28.

Let us recap the Panthers advantages.  Disruptive offense…check.  Dominant defense…check.  Amazing cheerleaders…double check.  Click here to view this week’s TopCat images.

NFL Regular Season Week 5 – The Carolina TopCats

Last week there were a number of very close games in the NFL.  This week, not so much, but one that was close was the game between the New York Giants and the Carolina Panthers.  Odell Beckham Jr. returned to his old self, catching 8 passes for 131 yards and one TD.  He even threw a pass for a TD to Saquon Barkley.  Cam Newton was his old self, throwing two TDs and two picks.  In one of the defining moments of the game, Newton threw a crushing block to help Christian McCaffrey/DJ Moore bust a run for a big gain.  All things considered, it was a rather even affair that came down to a last second field goal by Graham Gano.  Panthers win, 33 – 31.

With the recap out of the way, let’s turn our attention to the Carolina TopCats, who also had a nice game.  Click here to view the TopCats images from the game.

NFL Regular Season Week 3 – The Carolina TopCats!

In Week 3 of the NFL regular season, the Cincinnati Bengals made the trek to Charlotte to battle the Carolina Panthers and the game could be summarized as a tale of two quarterbacks: one that threw four interceptions and one that scored four touchdowns.  Fortunately for the Carolina Panthers, their quarterback, Cam Newton, was the one who scored four TDs, two rushing and two passing.  Advantage Panthers, 31 – 21.

Looks like the TopCats caught a break in the rainy weather that has plagued the last two home games and judging from the photos the weather was rather nice, all things considered.  Click here to see for yourself.

NFL Regular Season Week 1 – The Carolina TopCats

Let me begin this week’s coverage of the Carolina TopCats by noting that our thoughts and prayers are with the people of the Carolinas and the areas affected by hurricane Florence.  Stay safe.

On to more happy circumstances.  Let’s take a look at one of the most impressive NFL cheerleading squads of the new year…the Carolina TopCats, who bore witness to a fairly convincing win over America’s team, the Dallas Cowboys.  Click here to view a gallery of images from game day.

I will say this…no NFL cheerleading squad looks better than the TopCats while dancing in the rain!