The theme for the Carolina Panthers’ training camp this summer is “Wofford is Coming,” a merging of a “Game of Thrones” reference (winter is coming) and the location of the team’s practices (Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C.).
But with the surprise firing of general manager Dave Gettleman last week, a Panthers veteran is questioning whether the team has delved too far into the cutthroat world of Westeros from HBO’s hit show.
“We’ve obviously taken it too literal with the offing of major characters,” center Ryan Kalil joked ahead of camp Tuesday, according to Max Henson of the Panthers’ website.
The Panthers re-hired former general manager Marty Hurney, who was fired in 2012, to take over for Gettleman. If Hurney can come back from the (metaphorical) dead, does that make him Jon Snow?
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