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John Fox[edit]

Need to disambiguate John Fox. There's an article about a British statistician called John Fox!

  • I added the link to Coach John Fox Opuspup722 18:47, 19 July 2005 (UTC)
I love you! 24.162.236.171 05:41, 28 July 2006 (UTC)Malik1

Mathematical (score in game) impossibility...[edit]

Concerning Panthers Super Bowl: It's impossible for both teams to score 38 points in the last five minutes of half and to also end the half 14-10.

  • Fixed the problem. Anthony 16:01, July 14, 2005 (UTC)

Improvement drive[edit]

National Football League is currently a candidate on WP:IDRIVE. Vote for it if you are interested in contributing.--Fenice 20:04, 16 August 2005 (UTC)

PSL sales[edit]

Not all PSLs sold on day one, just the club seats and luxury suites.

06 Draft[edit]

Should the recent 2006 draft picks be added to this page in some way? Opuspup722 05:26, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit]

I do recall that the logo is supposed to be shaped (tilted counterclockwise a little bit) like the outline of North/South Carolina together. Here's at least one reference other than Wiki that says this: [1]. I'll go look through one of Fowler's books on the Panthers to see if there's a reference there. SpikeJones 14:53, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

That link must have changed its content over the last six years, or I'm missing the reference to the logo. So far, this is the best reference I've seen for "explaining" what's up [2]. Seriously, that needs a real ref if it's got any truth to it. Rufwork (talk) 01:23, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

Hmmm, being from NC, I have always heard that the logo is the outline of the Carolina's, but I never even bothered to see if it was true! From the images on google, it looks like theres a loose correlation between the two, but anything from the Panther franchise? — Preceding unsigned comment added by NCPride321 (talkcontribs) 05:38, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Im also curious. does anybody have any references on the matter?8panther2pride8 (talk) 16:14, 24 November 2013 (UTC)
Quick Question, how great of a source does it have to be. I see numerous sites stating its the outline, but none look too official. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 8panther2pride8 (talkcontribs) 00:34, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

Founding date[edit]

I channged the year when the Panthers were founded to 1993; although the team did not begin play until 1995, the franchise was awarded on October 26, 1993 so the team was technically founded in 1993. I also moved the page to the "1993 establishments" category.

commentary on years in headings[edit]

I added the years into the headings as I felt it helped categorize each of those sections easier for a non-fan or casual WK reader to understand. The sections are already broken out into a year-by-year recap, but the casual observer wouldn't recognize that unless they bothered to read the associated section and noticed that it was talking about a specific year. Further, by having a title of "Cardiac Cats are Super Bowl Bound" implies that they are currently SB bound (present tense) OR were SB bound in every season, when in fact that section deals with just one specific previous season. Same thing with "Injury bug" -- is this a bug that the Panthers have had throughout their existence, or was it an issue that existed for just one season? Adding the years helps clarify. SpikeJones 13:49, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

  • Fair point, but the paragraphs underneath each heading make it clear they only discuss one season (with the exception of the "Dark Times" header, which states the seasons it refers to). There aren't enough seasons in the Panthers history that it requires each year to be placed in the heading, and as I said, it's clear from the paragraph which season is under discussion. Besides, the NFL WikiProject is supposedly going around to all the team pages and working on them so they fit a standard format, so we'll see how that pans out. There's a lot of work to be done on this page, so the headings likely won't stay this way forever, but at least for now, it's overboard to post every single year. Don't mean to piss on your efforts, so don't take this as someone just hating on you. Anthony Hit me up... 18:22, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

'06 Season Section[edit]

This section was written by a Panthers' fan (not myself) and is GROSSLY opinionated. It should be re-written, pronto. I'd do it myself, if I had some assistance from a "football expert". Thanks! Keekee 05:50, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Certainly lacks NPOV and is not encylopedic. I suggest gonging the whole section as unnecessary.SpikeJones 22:16, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
Sorry about the 2006 section of the page. It was my first article I wrote, so that might be the reason. And, yes I am a Panthers' fan, but I did go through my article and take out a few opinions that I put. Sorry again. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by NCBoi24 (talkcontribs) 22:18, 21 December 2006 (UTC).
I still say the entire "2006 season" section that was added is unencyclopedic; is there a need for a slightly biased play-by-play account of each game in this specific article? SpikeJones 15:48, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

Steriods Scandal[edit]

2006 Season some information was revealed that around 2002 or 2003 (i cant recall exactly) members of the panthers were using banned substances or something of that nature. it was one of the bigger confirmed instances of such use. if anyone knows any exact info this is probably relevant even though as a fan i hate to see it on there almost as much as i hate remembering that 1-15 season. jieagles

Eras[edit]

I changed the titles of the historic periods from tacky POV to coaching eras. None of the content was changed. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 209.77.222.38 (talk) 19:34, 23 January 2007 (UTC).

Uniforms[edit]

I noticed that although the wiki desecribes the uniforms, their are no pictures or photos of the actual jersheys. Perhaps someone should find a picture for it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.67.142.193 (talk) 15:43, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

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Addition of CarolinaPanthersBlog.com in external links.[edit]

CarolinaPanthersBlog.org ranks #2 for carolina panthers blog in Google, and it's focus is to provide the latest news on the Carolina Panthers with it's readers. We also do analysis of games and position breakdowns. We realize there is no SEO benefit in this, yet we feel that our website deserves to be on the page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Themanbeast9 (talkcontribs) 22:43, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

WP:SPAM. Wikipedia is not a link repository, and is not intended for advertising or promotion, especially for websites of which you are personally affiliated. Pats1 T/C 00:14, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

Rivalries[edit]

I think the article overplays the Dallas/Carolina rivalry (albeit, there is a history of high-profile postseason games between the two), and downplays the Tampa Bay/Carolina rivalry. Carolina and Tampa Bay have had some extremely physical, close games through the years and games which are notable in their own right, such as Carolina blocking three kick attempts including what would have been a game-winning PAT by Martin Grammatica). Rpine75 (talk) 04:02, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

1995 NFL Draft[edit]

Does anyone know why the Jags got the first pick in the 1995 NFL Expansion Draft as well as getting to pick ahead of the Carolina Panthers in the 1995 NFL Draft? Doesn't seem very fair.--2008Olympian chitchatseemywork 04:26, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

The Panthers were "created" first and Jerry Richardson was given the choice of the first pick in the NFL draft or expansion draft he took the first pick in the draft- when the Jags were created they were given the first pick in the expansion draft. I cannot recall WHAT book I read it had the story in but If I find it I'll let you know. I think it was Bill Rosinski's book "Tales from the Carolina Panthers" (http://www.powells.com/biblio?isbn=9781596701786)

-But I'm not 100% sure. --David.snipes (talk) 16:12, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

07 Season Section[edit]

Whoever wrote that knows nothing about last year. It says that Jake failed to win the game against Atlanta early in the year, when in fact, the panthers won the game. Also, "Unfortunately for the Panthers, Carr suffered the first major injury of his career," is not right. Anyone one who has watched any game with Carr starting for Carolina would know that fans were glad when he was out of the game. Plus, the whole section is written in such a way that it is nearly impossible to follow. Needs to be re-written.66.194.118.10 (talk) 11:59, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

External Links[edit]

Added Williams and Stewart official page and Carolina Panthers forum Custovic (talk) 07:48, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Hall of Honor[edit]

It's called the Hall of Honor on the Carolina web page, not the ring of honor. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.177.224.61 (talk) 20:11, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

2010 season[edit]

Someone tampered with the 2010 season section, claiming the Panthers had left the NFL to play in NCAA Division I football. I've removed this, but the section could use expanding by someone who has kept up with the team's results this season. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.25.207.19 (talk) 12:35, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

Fox fired[edit]

Resolved: as contract not renewed.⋙–Berean–Hunter—► ((⊕)) 17:21, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

State of NC has two legal statuses...laid off and fired...and he wasn't laid off. Ref has been provided. He performed lousy and was "cut" i.e. "fired".
⋙–Berean–Hunter—► ((⊕)) 00:57, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

I'll repeat what I just posted on your talk page: "Contract not renewed" and "fired" are not the same thing. "Contract not renewed" is technically accurate, but I'm not interested in an edit war. JTRH (talk) 01:02, 18 January 2011 (UTC)
Me neither, that's why we open discussion here. Leaving the ref for the time being allows others to see it before commenting. "Contract not renewed" is a euphemism or nice way of saying your fired. Let's face it, he was fired for the poor performance. I understand what you're trying to say but respectfully disagree (with source). No need for edit warring because others can join in the discussion.
⋙–Berean–Hunter—► ((⊕)) 01:09, 18 January 2011 (UTC)
Legally, it's different. If he got "fired" as Capers and Seifert did, in the middle of his contract, the team would owe him money. Not re-hiring him (which is the effect of not renewing the contract upon its expiration) doesn't obligate them to pay him anything. But, yeah, the effect is the same: he's no longer the coach, because the team had a horrible year. JTRH (talk) 01:14, 18 January 2011 (UTC)
PS: I apologize for wiping out the reference in my last revert. JTRH (talk) 01:20, 18 January 2011 (UTC)
No problem. :) You bring up a good point (perspective). I was thinking along the legal lines of Termination by mutual agreement. Had he been doing well, they would likely have kept him. Conversely, because he wasn't doing well (poor job performance) the Panthers refused to renew. It was one-sided and wasn't up to Fox. That said, I'm open-minded about it. If you're willing, let's see if others would like to chime in on it over a day or two for more input. No rush.
⋙–Berean–Hunter—► ((⊕)) 02:02, 18 January 2011 (UTC)
I don't feel that strongly about it, but I'm interested in others' perspectives. And thanks for your understanding and cooperation. :) JTRH (talk) 14:04, 18 January 2011 (UTC)
You're welcome.
⋙–Berean–Hunter—► ((⊕)) 14:10, 18 January 2011 (UTC)
I would say he wasn't fired for performance at all; he was 'fired' because he didn't want to or try to fit in with the youth movement. And saying he was 'fired' is sketchy, since his contract was simply not renewed. Toa Nidhiki05 02:42, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Yeah I have to agree Fox was not fired. There is a difference regardless if it doesn't change anything —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.213.252.75 (talk) 07:30, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

He was definitely not fired by definition. He did not receive an offer to have his contract extended. That decision was probably made prior to the 2010 season. Evidence supporting that includes, that Fox was allowed to interview with the Buffalo Bills before the 2010 season (if he signed with another team, the Panthers would be off the hook for his 2010 salary) and Richardson said he didn't want to pay two coaching staffs in his press conference when asked about it. Not that all that needs to go into the article. But, Richardson made a big deal about Fox not having back to back winning seasons, perhaps that, and not a "disappointing record of 2-14" should be highlighted as the reason for Fox not being retained. It's semantics, but he was definitely not fired and the way it is written now should be cleaned up. Samwised (talk) 04:39, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

At the time you wrote this, it didn't say that Fox was fired as it had already been changed. I've just cleaned it up a bit as a contract not renewed situation per the consensus here.
⋙–Berean–Hunter—► ((⊕)) 17:18, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
Works for me. Thanks for your efforts on this. JTRH (talk) 17:52, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
I was responding to the discussion, it reads better now. Samwised (talk) 17:30, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Carolina Panthers/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Shudde (talk · contribs) 06:10, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

I'll try and get the review under-way shortly. Once I start I'll go through and add comments/questions as I read through the article; these won't necessarily be points that need to be addressed for the article to pass, but I'd probably be good to try and address them all—even if just a comment/clarification. Once I've done that I'll try and give a summary, and whether or not I believe the article has met the criteria. I view this process as collaborative so I invite comments and questions from the nominator. - Shudde talk 06:10, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

Comments:

  • First thing, there is only one image other than the logo. I think it's perfectly reasonable to expect more on such a topic. A quick search on commons shows a few photos that should be okay are there. Maybe see if there are any images that will improve to the article and add them.
    • I've added a few more images. Toa Nidhiki05 21:11, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
      • Not sure that there is a need for two images of the stadium. How about removing one of those and having one for John Kasay—who apparently has the most points for the team? - Shudde talk 10:13, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
        • Good idea, done. I've retained the external structure image. Toa Nidhiki05 17:26, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Team history:

  • "To help promote the idea of football in the Carolinas, Richardson Sports held three preseason games in Raleigh, North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Clemson, South Carolina, respectively, from 1989-1991 and formally filed an application in 1991 for the open expansion bid." - this sentence is pretty long, and talks about "Richardson Sports" without introducing it. Also ndash for dates?
  • Maybe a brief (very brief—half sentence) on who Jerry Richardson is, considering his importance to the existence of the team.
    • Elaborated on to note he is a businessman and former NFL player. Toa Nidhiki05 21:11, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
  • "The Panthers began play in the 1995 NFL season" - 'began play' doesn't make it explicitly clear that this was their inaugural season.
  • I think this second paragraph is a bit long; is there a way it can be split up?
  • Done. Toa Nidhiki05 21:11, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
  • "abysmal" - may be WP:AVOID - I think 1 win and 15 losses speaks for itself
  • maybe a footnote on what "second-best" is
    • Modified it to note in-sentence. Toa Nidhiki05 21:11, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
      • Would "conceded" be better than "allowed"? - Shudde talk 10:13, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
        • I think that works pretty well, so added. Toa Nidhiki05 17:26, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
  • I think you may want a quote rather than saying " hailed as one of the greatest Super Bowls ever." - better to actually quote a respected commentator (also, Peter King should be listed as the author of the http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004/writers/peter_king/02/02/mmqb/ piece ref [13]). Either that or find a couple more independent sources that say the same thing.
  • "The Panthers finished 7-9 in 2004, a season where the team lost 14 players for the season due to injury." - a footnote on the average size of the squad/roster may give this fact better context
    • Added. Toa Nidhiki05 21:11, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
      • Would it better to say "NFL rosters may consist of up to 53 active players"? That may make it a bit clearer. - Shudde talk 10:13, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
  • "blown out" might be a bit colloquial
  • "turned the ball over" is there an appropriate wiki-link for this?
  • "throwing 18 interceptions" - in how many matches, again, context is important
    • Added. Toa Nidhiki05 21:11, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
      • Is that a particularly high number? approx. 1.5 per game? - Shudde talk 10:13, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
        • It depends. Many 'elite' quarterbacks throw under or around 10 or 12 interceptions a season, but Drew Brees, considered one of the best quarterbacks in the league, threw 19 interceptions last season... he also threw 43 touchdowns and over 5,000 yards. Delhomme only threw for eight touchdowns and 2,015 yards. Generally speaking, you had better have a lot of yards and touchdowns if you throw that many picks. Toa Nidhiki05 17:26, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
  • "Panthers recorded a league-worst 2-14" - i'm confused, wasn't there mention of a 1-15 season earlier? Is that a league-worst for the season, or ever?
    • 'League-worst' refers to a specific season. They were the worst team in terms of overall record that season. Modified to note it is that particular season. Toa Nidhiki05 21:11, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
  • " John Fox, whose contract expired after the season, was not retained after the season, as well as his staff." - this reads poorly and consequently is not at all clear
    • Modified to be clearer. Toa Nidhiki05 21:11, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Maybe be more explicit regarding why Rivera kept his job, the ref [3] says it was after they started 1-5, but finished 7-9.

Logo and uniforms

  • "The team name 'Panthers' had been the one the Richardsons had always wanted to give to their football team." - apostrophe? Also doesn't read particularly well
    • Apostrophe is not needed because no possession is implied, but I have reworded it. Toa Nidhiki05 21:11, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
      • True—don't know what I was up to there!
  • " The Panthers organization ultimately decided on white, black, and blue jerseys with white and silver pants" versus "Eventually, the team settled on white, black and blue jerseys to be matched with white and silver pants."[4] - this may be close paraphrasing (probably not though); however I think that you should double check this section as it relies heavily on that one source. Might be worth giving it a bit of a rewrite to avoid any chance of Wikipedia:Close paraphrasing — I'm not an expert on this, and personally think it's ok, but it might be worth your time.
    • Modified to avoid close paraphrasing. Toa Nidhiki05 21:11, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

Stadium

  • "entrances - according " mdash
  • maybe don't abbreviate PSL
    • Modified to note what a PSL is and then abbreviate it. Toa Nidhiki05 21:11, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
  • " purportedly " implies that maybe the weather wasn't the real reason. Nate Silver's article is pretty speculative, is there another RS to support this?
    • I've changed it for now. I swear there were plenty of sources alleging this, but I guess not. Toa Nidhiki05 21:11, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
      • I remember when this happened, and a lot of the discussion about that was pretty speculative. If you find a more RS then maybe it could be added in the future. - Shudde talk 10:29, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Culture

  • Could more be said about Sir Purr and Carolina Topcats - for example the inspiration for the mascot? Could you be more specific about their role-not all readers will be familiar with this aspect of NFL matches.
    • I've expanded a bit on them, as well as the drumline. If there is a need for a more general description of mascots please let me know. Toa Nidhiki05 21:55, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
      • Looks good - Shudde talk 10:29, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Why was Rosinski fired?
    • I elaborated a bit on it - basically, the Panthers did not say, but Rosinski believes it is because of a comment he had made in an interview.
  • What is a "color commentator"?
    • I have linked it; essentially, a color commentator assists the play-by-play commentator by offering analysis, background information, etc. when there is no play going on. Toa Nidhiki05 21:55, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Why is the section "Training camp and practice facility" located where it is, and not in the Stadium section?
    • I more or less based it off of the Kansas City Chiefs page, which is a good article. Toa Nidhiki05 21:55, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
      • I'm not really a believer that all articles on similar topics should be set-out the same way; especially if only for consistencies sake. It seems like something that should be included in stadium (which is their main "facility", and these training grounds are actually attached to it). If there is a reason to keep it where it is then I can accept that, but keeping it there because article XYZ does seems odd to me. - Shudde talk 10:29, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
        • I agree, didn't notice that before. I've moved it to the 'Stadium' section and renamed it to 'Stadium and practice facilities'. Toa Nidhiki05 17:26, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Rivalries

  • "230 miles" - conversion to SI would be good; see WP:MOSNUM
    • Good catch, added a conversion to kilometers. Toa Nidhiki05 21:11, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
      • Is it possible to round this to the nearest km? - Shudde talk 10:51, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
  • "In games over the years the Panthers have had defensive tackle Kavika Pittman's career end on a block from Tampa Bay's Kenyatta Walker and the Bucs have had quarterback Chris Simms lose his spleen after being hit simultaneously from both sides by Carolina defensive players.[60] " — this whole sentence reads poorly and is very difficult to understand
    • Reworded. Toa Nidhiki05 21:11, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
      • This does read better, but could probably do with more work. - Shudde talk 10:51, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
        • I've reworded it a bit more. Toa Nidhiki05 17:26, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Notable players

  • is "Notable players" an appropriate title when it include the current roster, wouldn't "Players" be better?
  • Pro Bowlers - a sentence introducing this might be good; with a wiki-link if possible.
  • Hall of Honor - how are the inductees chosen?

Ownership and administration

  • "Jerry Richardson is the owner and founder of the Carolina Panthers" - part-owner?
    • He is considered the owner by NFL standards because he owns a plurality of the team. His partners are part-owners, but he is the owner. Toa Nidhiki05 21:11, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
      • Might be worth adding a footnote clarifying that. - Shudde talk 10:51, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
  • " Richardson paid 206 million dollars for the team in 1993;" inconsistent with earlier in the article, should read "paid $206 million"

lead

  • Should explicitly say "American football" team—American English is no excuse for omitting this; readers shouldn't be expected to click the link to clarify this
    • I don't see the real issue with this (the New York Jets, a GA, use the term 'football'), but edited. Toa Nidhiki05 21:11, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
      • It should be changed in the New York Jets article. There are many codes of football, and the opening sentence of an article should be clear. Featured Articles are a better standard to use; GA's can vary in quality. - Shudde talk 10:51, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
        • OK, that makes sense. Toa Nidhiki05 17:26, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
  • " teams in the NFL to own their own stadium," - "own their stadium"?
  • " with their most recent season (2012) ending with a 7-9 record" just better to say " with their 2012 season ending with a 7-9 record"
  • Might be good to have a sentence in there about rivalries and uniforms (even if just half a sentence on each)

Overall

  • There are a couple of other things I think should be included:
  • Information on team and individual records. Doesn't need to be comprehensive, but at least the most notable records.
  • I've noted the major team and individual record-holders. Toa Nidhiki05 21:11, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
  • More prose regarding the head coaches in the "Ownership and administration" section; again doesn't need to be much, even if it only discusses the most notable/prolific coaches.
  • I've noted all of them, since there have only been four coaches. Toa Nidhiki05 21:11, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Other than that pretty happy. I think the article is referenced adequately, and other than those two things above, the broadness criteria is met. Would be good to see more images, and there are obviously a few things with prose, but nothing really bad. Good work on the article; I'll place it on hold. Feel free to ping me on my talk page if you have any questions/comments. I'll try and check back here regularly if you have anything to ask. - Shudde talk 08:23, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

New comments

  • This is something that will not influence whether the article passes or not, but it may be a good idea to have a look at WP:DASH—there are many hyphens where ndashes should be. It will make the article much more attractive if the scores all use ndashes (for example "losing 32–29" rather than "losing 32-29"). - Shudde talk 10:51, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
    • I'll see what I can do with those. Toa Nidhiki05 17:30, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Great. Congratulations, really good work. I've passed the article. - Shudde talk 11:17, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

Changing 'American football' to 'football'[edit]

As a note, I have changed 'American football' to 'football'. Upon examining many featured articles on English soccer clubs (Manchester United F.C., Arsenal F.C., Chelsea F.C., Ipwitch Town F.C., Leek Town F.C., Liverpool F.C.), I discovered most, if not all of them, use the term 'football', because 'football' in England unequivocally means Association football, which we Americans call 'soccer'. Due to this, I think it is acceptable for this article to use the term 'football', because 'football' in the US unequivocally means 'American football'. Toa Nidhiki05 15:57, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

  • As I said in the GA review I'm opposed to this. Just because other articles (even FA's) use ambiguous terms doesn't make it a good idea. I think using the term American football in the first sentence of the lead makes the article more accessible - not everyone is going to immediately know that football means American football. Obviously any ambiguity would have been removed from then on, so I'm only arguing for the use of the full name in the opening sentence. -- Shudde talk 23:53, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
    • I'll remove for now, but if this is such an issue how have other FAs passed with similar wording? Not everyone is going to know 'football' is 'soccer'. Toa Nidhiki05 00:10, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
      • I think that all articles should disambiguate the code of football in the first instance, but we're just focusing on this one for now! Some of the silliest edit wars on Wikipedia have been regarding the use of the term "football". It's crazy. I think the main consideration has got to be weighing up the options - nothing is lost by saying American football in the first use, but something is gained (for those readers, even though probably a minority, that weren't completely clear wwithout having to read further, or click a link, what code you were referring to). On the other hand, saying just football adds nothing, other than implying "that's what we call it here". The 'that's what we call it here' argument is actually quite common - but the readers probably couldn't care less. - Shudde talk 02:55, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
  • This issue was previously debated three years ago, see Talk:Football/Archive 16#Naming Standardization In Different Codes. There was no consensus across the spectrum of all the articles on the various football codes, so the different styles remained where English soccer clubs used "football", the NFL articles used "American football" in the lead section, and so on. 2010 was also when the Chicago Bears page was still a featured article, and there was no problem with having the full "American football" in the first sentence.[5] Zzyzx11 (talk) 03:53, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
  • We are an international encyclopedia so we tell the nationality of sports teams. All your English examples say they are an English football club in the opening sentence. Even if there wasn't a naming issue with the sport, it's good to say it's an American football team. When it further helps to clarify the sport in a World where football means association football almost everywhere else, it makes good sense to say it's an American football team in the opening sentence. And if we are going to say American anyway, it would be dumb to hide the sport in a piped link by saying "American football team" instead of "American football team". PrimeHunter (talk) 11:21, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

What, if any, post-FA promotion fixes are needed?[edit]

This article was recently promoted to FA status. I have no objections to promotion myself, nor do I believe that Maralia does. However, it seems that Maralia has identified some minor issues that should be addressed at some point. Unfortunately, I can't figure out what they are from reading the FAC review page. Having spent a considerable amount of time reviewing the FAC myself, I would like to make the article the best that I possibly can. Any suggestions as to what could be improved further would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! AmericanLemming (talk) 23:42, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, wiki formatting with strikeout and collapsed sections really doesn't lend itself to those types of discussions! There's just one minor point remaining: the placement of the hide/show link in the collapsible tables is super weird to me—hide/show is always on the right. Additionally, it's probably an accessibility issue to have the collapse link in a column rather than the table heading. I told Toa that I'd look into it, but haven't gotten around to it yet; I'll do it sooner or later if one of you doesn't beat me to it. Thanks. Maralia (talk) 23:55, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Updating all-time record in real time?[edit]

Should we update the all-time record every week, or should we wait until the end of the season? AmericanLemming (talk) 01:32, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

I'd prefer to update it after the season when records are officially updated. Doing otherwise is basically OR - we are adding up ourselves. Toa Nidhiki05 02:44, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Win-loss tables[edit]

An IP address editor recently removed the win-loss tables from the article. As the editor who both requested that such tables be added to the article and who spent many hours creating those tables in my sandbox, I guess I would like to see them come back. However, I do have to admit that, as the IP editor's edit summary stated, the tables do clutter the article somewhat.

As such, I have two questions:

1. Should those tables be in the article at all?

My original argument for the tables to be included was that the average reader who is not particularly informed about the Carolina Panthers (that is, someone like me) would be confused by History section, with all of its many seasons. A win-loss table would hopefully enable readers like me to keep all of the seasons straight.

2. If so, where should they go? Even if they belong in the article, putting them back where they were before isn't necessarily the best place for them.

Rather than reverting the IP editor's edit, I thought it would be more constructive to seek the opinion of other editors on the talk page (which will hopefully include a response from the IP editor as well). AmericanLemming (talk) 22:05, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

I think the two tables can belong in the article. Yes it adds a bit of clutter, but it also adds some texture to a very long, imageless section. If they aren't re-added, there needs to be images added to the section to make it more interesting. In my opinion they should be put back, but win-loss totals should not be updated until after the season is over. Toa Nidhiki05 22:28, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
I'm fine with not updating the win-loss totals until the end of the season. I think we should either wait a day or two before adding the tables back in (thus giving the IP editor a chance to respond here) or add it back immediately and leave an invitation for them to discuss the matter on the talk page in the edit summary. AmericanLemming (talk) 22:48, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
Sounds fine either way... I'd prefer to wait a day or two just to see if anyone else besides the IP and us has input as well. Toa Nidhiki05 23:00, 3 December 2013 (UTC)