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Horse Tracks: Panthers still whining about their loss to the Broncos


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I know, the Carolina Panthers are old news for Broncos Country.

The Broncos are a day away from hosting Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts and our focus should be on them, but the Panthers just won't stop complaining/whining about a loss that happened 9 days ago.

Carolina Panthers Head Coach Ron River said he was "disrespected" that the Super Bowl losing team opened up the season on the road. He also called it a "pain in the ass" to open it up against the Broncos who they lost to in the Super Bowl and in week one.

"Forget the fact that you're the defending NFC champs and you deserve to open up at home in front of your home crowd on opening week, we're going to make you guys relive it for five more months. That's how I felt. So for the next five months I've got to put up with it, deal with it, answer the questions and relive it constantly over and over and over. Honestly, it became a pain in the ass."

Rivera says he would have liked to open up at home, in front of their city and their fans to celebrate their team.

"I struggled with that," Rivera said. "I really did from Day 1. There are so many things they could have done to honor us and honor our team, our fans and our city that I thought this would have been a great opportunity to show it."

Instead, Rivera, Cam Newton and the rest of the Panthers had to watch the Denver Broncos celebrate their Super Bowl victory(and the Panthers loss) in their city, in front of their fans, and in front of them.

Poor Carolina! If only there were a way to guarantee a home opening game to open up the regular season.

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