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Panthers asking for fan input to break 0-12 coin toss streak

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Having never worked in PR, there might be something here I’m missing.

But the idea of reminding your customers how bad you are seems like an unusual strategy.

The 3-8 Panthers have done what I’m sure is a mathematically really difficult thing by losing all 12 coin tosses they’ve been involved in this year (including one in overtime).

So naturally, they’re turning it into a promotion.

The Panthers are running a poll on their Facebook page, saying “coach Ron Rivera wants you — the fans — to pick heads or tails for Sunday’s game at the Kansas City Chiefs.”

Oh dear.

With five games to play before they undergo another organizational shift (they already need a new GM, a new coach is sure to follow), maybe they can have other such promotions to spice things up.

Maybe when the Falcons come to town the following week, they’ll let Twitter followers call plays, and the populace might remember better than offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski that they’ve invested heavily in running backs, so maybe they’ll use them.

Or when they go to San Diego the week after that, they can use Craigslist to find movers for Chargers coach Norv Turner and Rivera.

The Raiders on Dec. 23 are a Myspace game, obviously. And when they finish up at New Orleans, the players can Instagram pictures of themselves waving goodbye to a season gone terribly, terribly wrong.

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19 Responses to “Panthers asking for fan input to break 0-12 coin toss streak”
  1. schmitty2 says: Nov 29, 2012 3:36 PM

    How about fan input on how to fix the team?

  2. nfloracle says: Nov 29, 2012 3:40 PM

    Let’s also have a poll on what color towel Cam needs to put on his head when he’s on the bench looking sad and forlorn.

    I wish the Cats would quit monkeying around with all these stupid promotions and just play some darn football with their multi-millionaire running backs.

    It’s too late to salvage the season but at least stop trying to vie with the Jets for Circus Clowns of the NFL Year.


  3. studio26seattle says: Nov 29, 2012 3:40 PM

    Ha! This sounds like a joke. The Panthers are so bad, they can’t win the coin toss.

  4. tjacks7 says: Nov 29, 2012 3:41 PM

    They should take out a full page add vowing to win the next coin toss, oh and the next Super Bowl. Duuuuuurrrrrr

  5. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Nov 29, 2012 3:44 PM

    Pull a Costanza. Decide what you want to call and do the opposite. It worked for him!

  6. fringetastic says: Nov 29, 2012 3:53 PM

    Losing twelve 50/50 coin flips in a row isn’t a reflection on team quality but it is the definition of bad luck. Odds of that happening are .024%.

  7. maddog111 says: Nov 29, 2012 3:54 PM

    Tails never fails.

  8. tarheel48 says: Nov 29, 2012 3:54 PM

    we’re still better then the jets

  9. milkmandanimal says: Nov 29, 2012 4:10 PM

    Clearly, the big problem with this team is coin flipping. This promotion solves everything.

  10. finsphan says: Nov 29, 2012 4:11 PM

    cam doesn’t like that they keep losing the coin toss, cam needs things to change quick or cam won’t be happy. if they win a coin toss cam can do his superman celebration

  11. nickswearsky says: Nov 29, 2012 4:13 PM

    Heads. Definitely heads. No, wait…. maybe tails. I change my mind — go with tails. Hmmm, no, no forget that. Go with your gut — heads. Boy, this is harder than it looks!

  12. pappert says: Nov 29, 2012 4:29 PM

    8 + 3 = 11

    you owe me money for my math lesson!

  13. 7ransponder says: Nov 29, 2012 4:48 PM

    pappert says: Nov 29, 2012 4:29 PM

    8 + 3 = 11

    you owe me money for my math lesson!


    “… by losing all 12 coin tosses they’ve been involved in this year (including one in overtime).”

    You owe me nothing for your reading comprehension lesson.

  14. atthemurph says: Nov 29, 2012 4:51 PM

    Defer the choice of choosing heads or tails to the home team.

  15. gilgafresh says: Nov 29, 2012 4:52 PM

    Fortunately for Panthers, the Chiefs seem to lose whether they win the coin toss or not.

  16. harbor6261 says: Nov 29, 2012 4:56 PM

    “losing all 12 coin tosses they’ve been involved in this year (including one in overtime).”

    You owe all of us money for having to read aloud to you!

  17. mikemyditka says: Nov 29, 2012 5:10 PM

    There’s a reason why they’ve lost every toss- Ron Rivera. Instead of calling heads or tails, he decides to play it safe each time and would rather punt.

    All joking aside though, one thing you neglected to mention is that the visiting team makes the coin toss decision- so of the 12 losses, only half were actually chosen directly by the Panthers.

  18. walrushooker says: Nov 29, 2012 6:02 PM

    I like the myspace shout out, but I feel the Raiders, ie. Slowlando McLame, would be a better fit for facebook. They prefer to make their news there…

  19. bullethead527 says: Nov 29, 2012 6:56 PM

    1-11 when the game is decided by 7 or less points under Rivera.

    0-12 on coin tosses this year.

    0-18 when we throw an interception under Rivera.

    It is time to let Ron go.

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