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Carolina Panthers can’t seem to win a coin toss, need your help (sad, really)

Nov 30, 2012, 11:47 AM EDT


Only two things are sure in the NFL: Jon Gruden will be mentioned for every head coaching vacancy, and the Panthers won’t win the coin flip. I mean, who loses 12 straight coin flips? That’s Carolina’s streak of futility going into this week’s games, and the desperate franchise is now trying to turn that futility streak into a marketing bonus.

Go to the team’s Facebook page, and you can vote on what they should call in their next game. Yes, fans are being asked to call the coin toss.

Look, if you can’t string a few wins together, you may as well get some publicity and fan participation out of the only streak you’ve got.

The Panthers have lost 12 coin tosses this season, including each one at the start of their 11 games and one at the beginning of their overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a couple weeks back. Since the team is having absolutely no luck calling the toss in the air, Carolina is asking the fans to make the call this weekend when they take on the Kansas City Chiefs.

I think the Panthers should forget this Faceboomk thing and just have Javier Bardem go out for the coin toss. Going all Anton Chigurh may not win the flip, but it will intimidate the heck out of the other team.

Anton Chigurh: You stand to win everything. Call it.
Gas Station Proprietor: Alright. Heads then.
[Chigurh removes his hand, revealing the coin is indeed heads]
Anton Chigurh: Well done.
[the gas station proprietor nervously takes the quarter with the small pile of change he's apparently won while Chigurh starts out]
Anton Chigurh: Don’t put it in your pocket, sir. Don’t put it in your pocket. It’s your lucky quarter.
Gas Station Proprietor: Where do you want me to put it?
Anton Chigurh: Anywhere not in your pocket. Where it’ll get mixed in with the others and become just a coin. Which it is.

  1. myopinionisrighterthanyours - Nov 30, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    Ah, the odds against it are only 4095 in 4096. Not that impressive. Barring more overtimes, if they get to none right in 17 tosses, that becomes a more admirable 131071 in 131072 against. P.S., Rick, why did nbcsports take you and your team “Off The Bench” in the most literal sense? I love this site. You need to petition to be replaced at top. They have space to squeeze you in, even with OlympicTalk (P.S., aren’t we still like 14 months away from the next one of those?)