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Why did you become a Panther fan?
Posted 25 July 2014 - 04:35 PM
I was always a casual NFL fan before the Panthers. I just enjoyed watching high level football and had favorite players, but not really favorite teams. Once the Panthers came into existence, I had interest in them as the local team, but there was never really anything to make me become a full fledged fan until we drafted Julius Peppers. As a huge UNC fan, the drafting of Peppers made me fully commit as a Panthers fan.
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Posted 25 July 2014 - 04:39 PM
Having grown up in Grenville, SC, there was really only 1 team that was close enough to call a local team, and that was the Falcons. I refused to pull for them, because I never liked them. When the Panthers were announced, I immediately became a fan. I went to the games in Clemson, and still have my ticket stub from the first victory over the Jets.
I will be a fan until the end, and even though I now live in another country, my allegiance remains strong. I watch every Sunday on the internet, and keep up to date mainly through the nice folks (??) here on The Huddle.
I joined The Huddle back when it first started after reading about it on the old Observer boards and on the old Panthers.com boards (what a mess that was). And I have never looked back. The Huddle was the best things to ever happen to a Panthers fan.
Posted 25 July 2014 - 04:41 PM
A WHOLE PIE!
Simply my whole family was Jets, Giants or Pats. My best friend and I had two favorite players in 05. Julius Peppers and Steve Smith. We decided to be 100% Panther fans and said fug you to both our families. The end.
Posted 25 July 2014 - 04:52 PM
Living in Canada they didn't show many panthers games. At 7 I didn't know how to watch so I spent many Sunday afternoons following panthers games on the ticker at the bottom of the screen, it freaking sucked.
Posted 25 July 2014 - 05:07 PM
Growing up in a town where everyone pulled for the local NFL team and moving far away from that town & team made it easy to get with the Panthers. I knew what it was to closely follow the local team. And to do it from the beginning, as I had with the Bills, was awesome. I was always a fan of the NFL, it was an easy choice.
Finding a replacement NHL team has been harder.
Edited by GRWatcher, 25 July 2014 - 05:08 PM.
Posted 25 July 2014 - 05:14 PM
I was in first grade, and I was a good boy. I build up enough good boy points or whatever to pick out of the prize bin. Well, there was a blue football pillow with a black cat on it, so I picked it out. It was awesome! Soft enough to play with in the house and rough house with. That year my dad was watching the NFC championship game and I noticed that the cat on my ball was on TV, with it also on the uniforms on the white team. I watched that team win in overtime with a game winning TD pass to Steve Smith. That's when I became a fan.
It was meant to be, I still have that ball and it means a hell of a lot to me.
Edited by The Huddler, 25 July 2014 - 05:16 PM.
Posted 25 July 2014 - 05:15 PM
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Posted 25 July 2014 - 05:18 PM
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