Author: Hayes Permar

Hayes Permar

What does Hayes like about sports? Walk offs, walkovers, walk ups, walk outs, walks, Ewoks, “Walk Like A Man” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. He is from Wake County and dropped out of Davidson, UNC and NC State, jumps on whatever in-state bandwagon is currently tracking towards a championship and has a favorite team but pretends he doesn’t for journalistic purposes.

2015 ACC Basketball Media Day Report

Sports, Videos

  SportsChannel8 is so focused on NC’s football scene we almost forgot ACC Basketball Media Day was happening in Charlotte this week. We managed to send special correspondent Ross Martin down to ask hard-hitting questions to whomever would hold a microphone and talk to us.

Carolina Panthers


Articles, Sports

It’s widely accepted that BofA is the greatest NFL venue in history. However on occasion Panthers fans will venture to other NFL stadiums to take in a game. We document these in a series entitled “Behind Enemy Lines.” Our guest correspondent for this edition is Andrew Batchelor, who we talked out of writing a piece… Read more »

Who Wore It Better Week 6-Why So Serious?

Articles, Sports

The Carolina Panthers quieted their critics on Sunday by rallying for an impressive win against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Over the last couple of weeks, the national media has deemed the Panther’s undefeated season a joke due to their schedule and declared they will be exposed in Seattle. The Panthers retorted with a… Read more »

Who Wore It Better Bye Week-Mad Cam

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It was a bye week for the Carolina Panthers and while the sports media spent the week questioning the team’s strength of schedule, we at Sports Channel 8 had other questions. Such as “Is quarterback Cam Newton a fashion copycat?” The bye week gave us time to revisit week 1 and thus fuel our theory:… Read more »


Burgundy Blogcast, Episode 1-6

Burgundy Blogcast

Since the (undefeated) Panthers are on the bye week, it’s a great time to start listening to the Burgundy Blogcast, presented by Burgundy Blog and hosted by SportsChannel8. There was a time when the Washington Redskins were the team most North Carolinians rooted for, or at least saw on their televisions most Sundays. Now we have… Read more »


This Week In Point Shaving, Week 5


Did you place a bet this weekend? Did you lose? Did it feel like there were unnatural forces conspiring against you? There probably were. Each week Director of Gaming Services Josh Goodson lets you know where you probably got cheated by a bunch of wise guys in “This Week in Point Shaving” To begin this week’s… Read more »