Ric Flair turned heel as far as the Carolina Panthers and their fans are concerned, and all it took was a request from Justin Smith.
The wrestling legend lives in Charlotte, and until recently the Panthers celebrated every win with “two claps and a Nature Boy.” No, really.
So when Flair came to Appleton, WI and spoke to the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday night, Panthers fans were very upset.
— kenneth picklesimer (@kepickle) January 5, 2014
Ric Flair is a trader ass bitch
— kristopher morrow (@ottermorrow) January 5, 2014
— Neal Bostian (@eNEALb) January 6, 2014
— The Crazy Bill (@RealCrazyBill) January 7, 2014
I will no longer recognize Ric Flair. He is a TRADER
— Chris Sofia (@CrickerNC) January 7, 2014
Ric Flair is a trader lol
— RJ (@SieurAndre) January 7, 2014
With the 49ers playing the Panthers on Sunday, a question *naturally* follows: how many points is Ric Flair worth to a football team? Three? Six? And is Flair’s power and influence worth points in a positive way? Meaning, is it possible that the 49ers would’ve won by a larger margin if Flair spurned them in the name of Panthers loyalty?
These are all important questions, to be sure. Here’s another:
What’s your prediction for the final score of the 49ers-Panthers game?
Either let us know your prediction — and/or share your thoughts on the Nature Boy — and you’re entered to win a Pizza + Champagne Party for 20 people, catered by the good folks at Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria. I’ll pick a winner on Friday.
Also … this is probably a good time to let you know that we’re having a BASG Meet-up on Sunday morning at Northstar Cafe (click here for details). Amici’s will provide pizza for everyone at halftime, because they’re always on your side. Definitely not “traders,” no sir.