Rick Bates

  • joined Feb 26, 2010
  • last login Aug 01, 2014
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Editor for Cat Scratch Reader, the official SBN site for the Carolina Panthers.

Born in 1959, child of the 60s and 70s. Now living in Apex, NC.

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  • MLB Atlanta Braves
  • NFL Carolina Panthers
  • NCAAF Wake Forest Demon Deacons
  • NCAAB Wake Forest Demon Deacons
  • NHL Carolina Hurricanes
  • Golf Old Tiger
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Emily Litella's take on Mock Drafts


Flashback to 1976 ... SNL's Emily Litella takes on draft mocking!

Panther draft prospect: A Rising Starr


I don't think we have enough stars on the team yet. This kid from the University of South Dakota just might fill the bill as TDs replacement in a couple of years.

Coach Rivera!!! OMG!! What were you thinking?


The chronicle of this Panther fan's switch from hoper to hater.

Panthers sign former pro-bowl safety Mikell


Quintin Mikell has signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers. Stay tuned for more news...

You say trade, I say how high?


A (semi-) plausible trade scenario for the Carolina Panthers and Kansas City Chiefs.

2013 Defensive Tackle Review


Let's take a look at the Panthers' new and improved Defensive Tackle position, shall we? There's a lot to be excited about!!

2013 NFL draft - Panther pick open thread


Let's keep it going guys... excitement is building.

Classic Rock Mock: All Aboard, Ha Ha Ha Ha


This mock draft is definitely off the rails as I make my picks for the Panthers from among classic rock legends.

A fan's perspective on the 2013 off season


NFL off-seasons are oh so long for the obsessed fan. Mock after Mock, this WR over that WR, etc.... to the point this author can pretty much identify the players many CSR members love and hate....


Off-Season Results for the Phins in the CatScratchReader Mock

We recently completed our mock off-season over at the Panthers' site. As surrogate GM for the Dolphins, I did my best to help your team given the "rules of the game." I think I did pretty well,...

Rick's pre-combine mock draft


I gave this a lot of thought, did a lot of research, and this is the best I could do. Can't wait for the combine and more Gettle-deals coming up!

CSR Scoop: Insider Draft Info

Read the slightly-fictionalized ramblings of a eccentric/psychotic rosterbator regarding the 2013 NFL Draft.


Help! I'm the Phins GM in Cat Scratch Reader's Mock Off-Season

We're doing a league-wide mock off-season over at Cat Scratch Reader, and I picked the Dolphins. Everybody get's 25 fake dollars to spend in FA, and trades are allowed. Questions: Do you think J...

Keep Pounding!!!


The Panthers as a team have to pick themselves up and Keep Pounding. As Panther fans, all we can do is keep hope alive, and that in itself is what makes a true fan. Here are words of encouragement...

Show Me the Money


How do the Panthers pilot safely through the polar salary cap. An in-depth look at current and future cap navigation.

Panthers Current Salary Cap Status


Panthers have $8 million under the cap. Ooh, what should we buy?

Thinking "Outside the Box" Again... Ruh, Roh


How are the Panthers looking to improve their secondary?

2012 Panthers Position Preview - Running Back


The Panther Running Backs. Who gets the #4 spot (lol)?

Carolina Panthers 2012 Position Preview - Defensive Tackles


Previewing the Panthers defensive tackles. How bad is it really?

Rivera pleased with OTA results


Coach Rivera likes what he sees from the rookie draft picks during the weekend OTA.

Panthers 2012 Draft Pick Profile: WR/PR Joe Adams


Can Joe Adams be the next 'elite' punt returner?


Bears Mock Draft from Cat Scratch Reader (Panthers SBN site)

I volunteered to GM for the Bears in our CSR full mock draft. I did my best for you guys, based on researching your team needs here and at other "draft" sites: WR, OG, LT, DE, DT, LB (depth), CB...

Your One-Stop Draft Shop


Putting together a one-stop-shop for rosterbators isn't easy. I did what I could, combining draft order, consensus ranking (walter). and Brandt's top-100 (nfl.com)

The Latest Mock from Walter is ... Interesting


Coples falls to Bears??

Panthers to Take Cap Hit for 2010 "Veteran Purge"


Reports have surfaced that during the Owners' Meetings last week, Jones and Snyder petitioned the league to penalize other teams for taking advantage of the 2010 uncapped year. Specifically, they...


Draft pick trade with Panthers?

Hi guys... I'm a Carolina Panther fan (and member of Cat Scratch Reader). I was checking out some of the Drafttek.com player ratings, team needs, and draft positions/value, and came up with what...

Combine Interview Studs and Duds


NFPs Combine Interview Summary

Wes Bunting's Senior Bowl Risers


Panther's Under-the-Radar Draft Picks (from Senior Bowl)

A Look at the Panther's Free Agents, and the Draft Impact


I stumbled upon this list of pending Panther free agents (serious props to RocknRolla at Carolina Huddle... excellent research), and it seriously started me thinking about cap space, draft picks,...

CSR Fantasy Football Championships - How's it going?


I don't know about you guys, but CSR3's championship game between MMA_PITBULL and me is a real battle. He put me in a 34 point hole on Thursday with Foster (23) and Rackers (11). I managed to...

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