Discount NFL Panthers Jerseys Black Youth Authentic Free Shipping

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A smiling David Tepper jogged down a small makeshift runway at a crowded gymnasium, crouching as he went to slap hands with wildly cheering elementary school children clad in blue Carolina Panthers T-shirts while music blared.
After finishing his short jog, the Panthers owner smiled back at the crowd and seemed to soak in the moment.

Tepper made his first charitable donation to the Carolinas on Tuesday through his foundation, giving away 12,000 new backpacks and school supplies to 17 elementary schools across the Charlotte, North Carolina, area including those students at Thomasboro Academy.
“It’s been great,” said a smiling Tepper of his first seven weeks as owner.
The self-made multi-billionaire hedge fund owner is 60, but still remembers his days growing up in Pittsburgh in a lower-income household. His mother worked as a teacher at an inner city school, and he got to see firsthand how difficult it was for her to provide school supplies for her students.
He also remembers walking to school with a brown bag because he didn’t have a backpack. In high school he would sometimes hitch rides to school.
When he purchased the Panthers for an NFL-record $2.2 billion from Jerry Richardson in July, Tepper said he immediately thought of supporting schoolchildren, calling them “our future.”
“I thought it was a great way to start off,” said Tepper, who is known for his philanthropy in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
“Every kid needs supplies and there is a shortage of supplies. Teachers don’t have enough money for supplies — and you know the situation in North Carolina and in the Carolinas in general with schools. So whatever we can do to help that out, it’s great.”
Said Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis: “He comes in here with that same mindset we have (as players) with giving back to the community.”
Tepper is quickly becoming a popular figure in the Charlotte area.
Unlike Richardson, who is more stoic and formal and kept out of the spotlight, Tepper exudes the feel of an ordinary guy, often dressing in khaki shorts, a golf shirt and a baseball hat.
Prior to the Panthers’ first preseason game, he tailgated with fans and knocked back a few beers.
“He’s easy to talk to, he’s approachable and he likes being around the guys,” Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly said.
When he bought the Panthers, Tepper vowed to change the culture and make it more of a family atmosphere where people are comfortable in the workplace regardless of race, gender or religion.
That came after allegations surfaced of sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace by Richardson while owner of the Panthers. He was later fined $2.7 million by the NFL when reports were substantiated following a six-month investigation. The reports ultimately prompted Richardson, the team’s founder, to put the franchise up for sale.
Tepper is already shaking it up, doing things his way.
The Panthers have worn two different uniform combinations in their first two preseason home games and there’s talk of possibly incorporating a black helmet into the mix — a look Richardson would never go for.
Tepper is also expected to put the Panthers logo at midfield for the team’s first regular-season home game; Richardson always made sure the NFL shield was at midfield for more than two decades to honour the league.
Tepper wants to build an indoor/outdoor practice football facility in South Carolina, just over the border.
The Panthers have never had an indoor practice facility under Richardson.
Tepper hasn’t talked much about plans for a new stadium, but it’s something he’ll have to consider at some point as Bank of America — completed in 1995 — is now one of the older stadiums in the league.
Last week, Tepper hired Tom Glick as the team’s new president, saying he will bring a “new perspective” to the organization — with an eye toward bringing a Major League Soccer team to the Carolinas.
Glick has spent the past six years working with developing the City Football Group (CFG), a multi-national soccer organization that includes six clubs including current English Premier League champion Manchester City FC. The Group also owns New York City FC of Major League Soccer.
As chief commercial officer of CFG, Glick has experience working with soccer expansion, as well as building new stadiums and training centres.
When asked if that experience helped Glick land the job, Tepper replied, “it didn’t hurt.”
Tepper deflected other questions about business, saying he wanted this day to be about the kids.
“The first thing I did when I came down here is I said we have to do something like this in Charlotte,” Tepper said. “We are thinking something across the two states in the future. … It’s great stuff.”
And, he promised, only the beginning of his charitable ways in the Carolinas.

China NFL Jerseys Youth Grey Womens Game Shop

Week 2 of the NFL preseason kicked off with a trio of interesting games that provided more developments in the three-way Jets quarterback race, Tom Brady’s debut and an injury to the reigning Super Bowl MVP. Thursday’s games also featured the second chapter in the Packers’ backup QB duel, Mason Rudolph’s first start and more injuries to the Redskins’ running back corps.

Here’s what we learned from Thursday’s games:

New England Patriots 37, Philadelphia Eagles 20

1. Tom Brady showed midseason form, leading the offense to 20 points in the first half while completing 19 of 26 passes for 172 yards, two touchdowns and a 116.2 passer rating. James White garnered the majority of the playing time at running back, with Phillip Dorsett, Cordarrelle Patterson and Eric Decker mixing in as complements to Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan at wide receiver. If there’s a problem area on the offensive line, it’s right tackle. Filling in for injured veteran Marcus Cannon, first-round rookie Isaiah Wynn was forced out of the game with a left ankle injury of his own.

On the other side of the ball, rookie linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley stood out for the second consecutive week. The fifth-round pick has a chance to enter the season as a starter next to Dont’a Hightower.

2. Nick Foles’ 2018 preseason debut didn’t exactly go as scripted. The reigning Super Bowl MVP was knocked out of the game with a strained shoulder, sustained on a strip sack that went for a Patriots touchdown early in the second quarter. A rusty Foles took three sacks and showed scattershot accuracy in his 18 minutes of action. He’s expected to undergo further testing Friday on the shoulder. It will be interesting to see which quarterback is under center for next week’s regular-season audition versus the Browns.

– Chris Wesseling

Washington Redskins 15, New York Jets 13
3. The Jets not only have the league’s most captivating quarterback battle, but also quite the conundrum for Week 1. Sam Darnold entered Thursday night’s game with a tailwind of momentum, the future of the franchise riding a wave of optimism after a promising preseason debut. By the start of the fourth quarter, however, it had become harder and harder to ignore the fact that Teddy Bridgewater has outplayed him for two straight weeks. Meanwhile, incumbent starter Josh McCown has played just one series this preseason, leaving his role a mystery. There might not be a more impactful preseason bout than next week’s crosstown showdown between the Jets and Giants.

4. Slimmed-down running back Rob Kelley has a new lease on life after entering training camp in a fight for a roster spot. After losing rookie Derrius Guice to an ACL tear last week, the Redskins saw power back Samaje Perine go down with an ankle injury Thursday night. Meanwhile, Kelley has started both preseason games and was the focal point of the first-team offense versus the Jets, touching the ball eight times before exiting.

Don’t sleep on undrafted wide receiver Cam Sims, who led the team with 75 receiving yards in the preseason opener. Sims had an up-and-down performance Thursday night, but showed tantalizing playmaking ability at 6-foot-5.

– Chris Wesseling

Green Bay Packers 51, Pittsburgh Steelers 34
5. Mason Rudolph didn’t have to wait long for his welcome to the NFL moment against the Packers. The rookie quarterback threw a pick-six on his first passing attempt of the game — a pass Packers cornerback Tramon Williams probably saw coming even before it left Rudolph’s hand. Rudolph’s only response was a rueful grin as he helplessly watched Williams zip 25 yards to the end zone.

After a solid debut last week, reality hit hard for the former Oklahoma State standout. Rudolph struggled to find rhythm and was hampered by inconsistent offensive line play. Outside of a 19-yard pass to Justin Hunter, Rudolph’s 5 of 12 passing for 47 yards was mostly of the dink-and-dunk variety. He’s still a contender for the Steelers backup QB spot (Mike Tomlin gave Landry Jones the night off), but Pittsburgh probably wants to see a lot more from its third-round pick next week.
Joshua Dobbs had a better overall game than Rudolph against the Packers’ second- and third-level defense. He completed 12 of 18 passes for 192 yards, 2 TDs and an interception.

6. Packers linebacker Reggie Gilbert put in quite a performance in his bid for more playing time in 2018. The third-year linebacker, who spent most of last season on Green Bay’s practice squad before a late-season promotion, tried to do his best one-man wrecking crew impersonation. Gilbert terrorized Rudolph for 2.5 sacks and recorded three tackles. He’ll need similar stat lines in order to challenge for regular-season snaps, but he’s looking very good to retain his roster spot.

7. How about those Packers tight ends? We got a demitasse-sized taste of what the Aaron Rodgers-Jimmy Graham combination will look like on a 8-yard TD pass, but there were a slew of other encouraging performances. Lance Kendricks caught a pair of passes for 28 yards, Robert Tonyan had two catches for 15 yards and a TD and Marcedes Lewis made a 23-yard catch. NFC North defensive coordinators, you’ve been warned.

– Austin Knoblauch

Cheap NFL White Kids Authentic Shop For Sale

They’re among the most dominant players in NFL history and they form perhaps the most colorful group of personalities to go into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at one time.

We celebrate the uniqueness of the HOF Class of 2018, which will be inducted into Canton on Saturday (7 p.m. ET, ESPN). From Ray Lewis’ iconic “Squirrel” dance to Terrell Owens’ star moment to Randy Moss’ spectacular touchdowns, we let the players take you inside key plays and moments. There’s also a quiz with quirky facts about each inductee.

Get to know the Class of 2018.

 

Celebrations, catches and controversy: TO’s HOF legacy
From the scrum at the star to situps in his driveway, we look at some of the most unforgettable dates in Terrell Owens’ Hall of Fame career.

Inside the hit that defined Brian Dawkins’ Hall of Fame career
The safety’s vicious hit on tight end Alge Crumpler set the tone for the Eagles’ 2004 NFC title game win over the Falcons.

The night Urlacher’s HOF skills sparked wild comeback, epic rant
Brian Urlacher’s strip of Edgerrin James helped the Bears overcome a 23-3 third-quarter deficit in Arizona, prompting Dennis Green’s infamous tirade.

Guess who: How well do you know the HOF Class of 2018?
Who donated an unopened bottle of Orange Crush to the HOF museum? Who now has hair? Find out how well you know this year’s Hall of Fame class.

News, video and analysis: HOF Class of ’18

HOFer Dawkins credits wife for saving his life

Terrell Owens to give Hall of Fame speech at his college

Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, Brian Dawkins, Brian Urlacher among 2018 HOF class

play
0:21
Owens’ show-stopping careerTerrell Owens always caught the attention of fans whether it was incredible catches or antics after a touchdown.
play
0:33
Dawkins makes huge hit on Crumpler in 2004 NFC title gameBrian Dawkins connects with a massive hit on Alge Crumpler in the second quarter of the 2004 NFC Championship game.
play
0:29
Urlacher’s crucial strip on James in Bears’ comeback winBrian Urlacher strips Edgerrin James and Peanut Tillman returns it for a touchdown in a miraculous comeback win for Chicago.
play
1:10
Woody: T.O. earned right to relocate HOF speechDamien Woody breaks down why Terrell Owens deserves to make his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech wherever he chooses.