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This is the official podcast for the Roaring Riot! During the regular season each podcast looks at all of the latest Panthers news, reviews the latest game, hands out the Game Ball and Towel of Shame “Awards” and looks ahead to upcoming games.

The podcast feature members and leaders of Roaring Riot chapters around the country as well as former Panthers players as well as well-known sports writers, fellow podcasters and Panthers fans.

The Roaring Riot Podcast is hosted by Keith Hall, Drew MacDonald and Jayme Thysell of the Capital Riot in Washington, D.C. and Ashlyn Rizzo of the BeanTown Riot in Boston, MA.

Please note: We are currently in the offseason so we are recording every few weeks. Our production schedule will ramp up as we get closer to training camp and the preseason.

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Latest Podcast Episodes

Podcast 8/21/17: Titans review, Jags preview, Game Balls/Towels of Shame, Heavenly Bodies & fun names to say!

August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

August 21, 2017: We talk about the Total Eclipse of a win in Nashville. The Panthers got off to a rough start on Saturday, but were able to make this preseason game interesting before coming up short. There’s no reason to panic; the sky’s not falling. But join us to review went right and what went wrong. As always, we’ve got Game Balls and Towels of Shame to hand out, And we wrap it up with a look ahead at preseason game #3 with Jacksonville. Oh, and there was a big to-do with the sun and moon?

Here’s Jayme’s awesome logo animation. We just need to find something to use it on!

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Previous Episodes

Podcast 8/16/2017: Titans Preview/Joint Practice, Not-from-The-Onion story, Dad Shoes and Drew’s thoughts on Charlottesville

By Roaring Riot Podcast | August 16, 2017

August 16, 2017: Panthers news and joint practice with the Tennessee Titans. Preview of pre-season game #2 against the Titans. Zaxby’s is the official chicken of the Atlanta Falcons but don’t expect to find it in their new stadium. You will however find a closed Chick-Fil-A. Think about that. If you’re going to Nashville be…

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Podcast 8/10/17: Panthers/Texans review, Josh Klein from The Riot Report, awards are back and Flat Andy debuts!

By Roaring Riot Podcast | August 10, 2017

August 10, 2017: We recap the first preseason game versus the Houston Texans, which turned out to be the first of hopefully many victories leading into deep into the regular season and welcome the return of the Game Ball and Towel of Shame awards! Josh Klein from The Riot Report gives his take on the…

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Podcast August 7, 2017: Texans Preview, Fan Fest, Training Camp Update, Who’s the Better Kalil?

By Roaring Riot Podcast | August 7, 2017

August 7, 2017 – We preview the upcoming Panthers vs. Houston preseason game #1. Also a look at training camp and Jeremy Cash getting called out. Sam Mills will be featured on A Football Life October 13th. Drew ponders “who is the most valuable Kalil?” and we break some news about Greg Olsen! (As much…

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Riot Rewind

The Riot Rewind is a brief look back at Panthers news from the previous week. Like the News Blitz (below) all Rewind descriptions link to sources. To submit a story to the Rewind or have a comment please use the contact form below.

Riot Rewind: Week ending August 11, 2017

August 11, 2017

On Sunday, Lineback/Safety Jeremy Cash put a low hit on Christian McCaffrey and was removed from practice.

On Tuesday the Panthers waived Safety Dean Marlowe after suffering an injury during practice at Fan Fest on Friday night.

On Wednesday the Panthers opened the preseason with a win over the Houston Texans 27-17. Highlights from the game include a jumping touchdown by Kelvin Benjamin, the debut of Christian McCaffrey, a more stable offensive line, an aggressive defensive line and the emergence of Damiere Byrd.

Defensive Tackle Vernon Butler went down during the game. Though the injury looked bad an MRI shows there are no torn ligaments in his knee so it can be considered a sprain. Optimistic predictions for Butler’s return are 2 to 3 weeks with some even more optimistic saying 1 week. Jeremy Igo at Carolina Huddle is a little more realistic predicting Butler’s return around week 3 against the New Orleans Saints on September 24th, though he could be eligible to return earlier against San Francisco or Buffalo but, as Igo writes, why risk further injury?

The preseason isn’t fairing well for some former Panthers. With the Vikings Mike Remmers put on a poor performance that gave way to an early quarterback sack. With the Saints Ted Ginn dropped a catch in the end zone and Mike Tolbert failed to convert on 3rd-and-1.

On Friday Bryan Strickland at reported that Curtis Samuel’s minor strain on his hamstring is keeping him away from practice. There is no timeline for Samuel to return to the field.

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Here are the can’t miss Panthers stories from around the web:

Riot Report:

Carolina Panthers Training Camp Position Battles: Preseason Week 1 Update

Carolina Huddle:

Is Christian McCaffrey the real deal?

The Panthers travel to Nashville for the second pre-season game to face the Tennessee Titans. Kickoff is at 3PM on Saturday August 19th. The Rocket City Roaring Riot from Huntsville, Alabama will be hosting a pre-game tailgate party. We will have all of the details on our next full podcast later next week.

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Riot Rewinds are produced every Friday. News Blitzes are produced as news breaks.

Previous Riot Rewinds

Riot Rewind: Week ending August 11, 2017

By Roaring Riot Podcast | August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Sunday, Lineback/Safety Jeremy Cash put a low hit on Christian McCaffrey and was removed from practice. On Tuesday the Panthers waived Safety Dean Marlowe after suffering an injury during…

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Riot Rewind Week Ending 7/28: Training Camp, Injuries, Former Panthers Drama

By Roaring Riot Podcast | July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Monday it was announced that interim General Manager Marty Hurney fired long-time director of pro personnel Mark Knocz. Knocz was promoted to that position in May by recently-fired General…

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Riot Rewind week ending 7/21/17

By Roaring Riot Podcast | July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Drew here with a look at Panthers news headlines for the week ending July 14th, 2017. The Riot Rewind is brought to you by Blue Apron. Click here to get…

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Riot Rewind week ending 7/14/17

By Roaring Riot Podcast | July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

The big news out of the Panthers this week is that tickets to Fan Fest on August 4th will cost $5 each with a limit of 6 tickets per household.…

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Riot Rewind week ending 6/30/17: Cam, 89 and our must-read stories of the week!

By Roaring Riot Podcast | June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fourth of July weekend edition! Darin Gantt broke the news today at Pro Football Talk that Thomas Davis would like a contract extension before training camp begins. The 34 year-old…

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Riot Rewind: Week Ending 6/23/17

By Roaring Riot Podcast | June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Monday the Panthers released their training camp schedule. In the latest edition of our podcast we included a survivor’s guide for training camp. The Riot Report also published a handy guide to Training Camp.

At Carolina Huddle, Jeremy Igo interviewed Austin Duke.

On Tuesday released another ten of their Top 100 rankings with Luke Kuechly coming in at #20.

Late Tuesday night after we wrapped up the podcast (of course) word dropped that Greg Olsen is looking to restructure his contract.

On Wednesday reports emerged that Olsen may hold out from training camp if a new contract is not in place.

Also on Wednesday our friends at Carolina Cat Chronicles released a podcast episode of “Where’s That Cat Now?” featuring an interview with Jason Peter.

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News Blitz

News Blitzes are 3-4 minute mini-episodes where we cover late-breaking Panthers news and highlight Panthers coverage on several reputable web sites. All Podcast descriptions have links to sources in the description. To submit a story to the News Blitz please use the contact form below.

News Blitz 7/31/17: Jersey colors, injury report, 1st ever Riot Roundup and news!

July 31, 2017

For Monday, July 31st, 2017 here is your roundup of Panthers news and story links.

Typically News Blitzes are 2 to 3 minutes but this one is special. Our own Ashlyn is attending training camp in her hometown of Spartanburg, SC and she got to speak with several Roaring Riot chapters. We will hear from Roaring Riot leaders and members from Greensboro, Charlotte, Asheville, Atlanta, Baltimore, Columbia and Spartanburg, SC.

The Panthers announced their jersey schedule today, much earlier than in previous years. As usual the Panthers will wear their white uniforms until week 8 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The exception being in week 6 color rush game vs. the Eagles when they will wear their all-blue uniform. Blue uniforms will also make an appearance week 9 against the Falcons.

During the preseason the Panthers will wear white jerseys for their home games, blue when they face the Titans and will finish up the preseason wearing their black jerseys in Jacksonville.

The first weekend of Panthers training camp is in the books with few breaking news headlines, which is good news as we are not reporting on major injuries nor major fights, aside from a minor scuffle that was quickly broken up.

The injury report is short but significant with Captain Munnerlyn the only veteran who is limited due to a hamstring issue. He is considered day-to-day. Also considered day-to-day is rookie wide receiver Curtis Samuel who is also nursing a hamstring injury. The future is less bright for rookie cornerback Corn Elder, who was expected to back up Munnerlyn. Elder has been diagnosed with a patella stress fracture in his knee which could wind him up on the Physically-Unable to Perform list.

Don’t miss a single detail from training camp – read Josh’s reports at the Riot Report.

The first full weekend in Spartanburg was a treat for the fans as well. Several Roaring Riot members and chapters converged on Wofford for the first ever Riot Roundup, coordinated by the Upstate Roaring Riot chapter.

Ashlyn had a chance to speak with several Roaring Riot Chapters and fans who shared their excitement, starting with Greensboro, NC:

(Listen to the audio file for interviews with Roaring Riot members and leaders)

Find the nearest Roaring Riot Chapter near you at Membership is just $25 per year and with that comes the always sharp Roaring Riot t-shirt, entry to the Roaring Riot tailgate and priority registration for all away trips! Plus a portion of your membership goes back to support your local chapter. Sign up at today!

Fan Fest kicks of Friday night at Bank of America Stadium with gates opening at 6:30PM, practice and events to follow with a fireworks show to cap off the evening at 9:30PM.

Now, where’s what everyone is writing about around the web.

At Carolina Huddle Jeremy Igo has been most impressed by… Russell Shepard!

At USA Today Panthers Wire:

Time Weaver writes that Jonathan Stewart says that no one can cover Christian McCaffrey 1-on-1.

Also, 4 Panthers players whose stock is rising at Training Camp.

News Blitzes are produced as news breaks. Riot Rewinds are produced each Friday. Follow us on Twitter at R-RiotPodcast.


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