Time to Leave the Gloves On

delhomme-carr.jpgThe Charlotte Observer has announced today (via Charlotte.com) that Panthers quarterback and chicken and biscuit hawker Jake Delhomme will undergo season ending surgery on his right elbow sometime next week.

What does this mean for Panther fans?

(Well, besides this website actually gaining relevance, that is.) It means that Mr. Mittens, David Carr, is the heir apparent to ball control duties in Cha-town, that’s what. He started last week’s loss to the Bucs and this week’s win over the Saints, and even played briefly in a brilliant head-to-head matchup against Joe[y] Harrington. But now the team is his.

And you know what? We think he’s going to leave his (lack of) fingerprints all over the Panthers by the time the season culminates in a shocking Super Bowl victory ends.

We’ll admit that at first we weren’t too fond of the notion of Carr running the Panthers offense, particularly given how inept he looked against Tampa Bay. But there’s something inspiring about a man who’s not afraid to wear white gloves. And now, we’re here to fire up the David Carr bandwagon. Tickets are free. And since Matt Leinart ain’t seeing the field for the next few fortnights, we’re stealing his slogan faster than he swiped Paris’ V-card.

Ride or die, people.

The Mittens Era begins now.