In not quite an interview with Tom Sorenson the owner of the Carolina Panthers said a few choice things to the fans:
"This has been a most difficult season in every respect [...] With the way we finished last year, and many of the same players returning, we believed in our opportunity for success. It has not worked out the way anyone hoped and I accept full responsibility."
"I apologize to our fans who have supported us so well. Bringing a championship to the Carolinas has always been our goal and that will continue."