Need a reason for the Panthers’ implosion? How about some cosmic payback for banishing Ric Flair from the pregame scoreboard? Flair got in a little legal scrap and faster than you can so suplex, the Panthers yanked Flair and his crowd-pleasing “Woooo-who!” from the pregame ritual.

The Panthers can’t be above .500 since Flair went away.

It is as good a reason as anything else.