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#16 British_Panther

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 12:20 PM

Most of us cheered for another team before we were awarded the franchise. We picked up quite a few rabid fans during the Superbowl run, it's be nice to pick up even more.


I got swept up during the 05 season, but then that was the first time I'd been in the US. UK NFL fanbases are basically a function of Superbowl wins and how much the city is a tourist destination. I saw a total of 5 Panthers jerseys in my two NFL games in London, 2 of them were NC girls studying over here.

The only way the Panthers will get a game over here is if they win at least one Superbowl.

#17 JungleCat

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 12:35 PM

I say welcome, one and all. I've been a Panthers fan since they became a franchise but if Carolina wins the Super Bowl, fans will be coming out of the woodwork. This is what it will take if fans want media attention.

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 12:44 PM

could start by selling playoff tickets outside of the state!!!!

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 12:57 PM

could start by selling playoff tickets outside of the state!!!!


Or regular season ones, too. They did before the Super Bowl year.

I have been a fan since I heard the team was awarded to the Carolinas in 1993. I attended my first game in 1997. We saw the 49ers on MNF. Been to a game or two almost every year since.

The ticket restriction really slaps me in the face.

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 01:04 PM

Or regular season ones, too. They did before the Super Bowl year.

I have been a fan since I heard the team was awarded to the Carolinas in 1993. I attended my first game in 1997. We saw the 49ers on MNF. Been to a game or two almost every year since.

The ticket restriction really slaps me in the face.


then MOVE 2 CAROLINA!!!! SUPPORT the Panthers ....i wouldn't have it any other way;)

#21 fieryprophet

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 01:13 PM

then MOVE 2 CAROLINA!!!! SUPPORT the Panthers ....i wouldn't have it any other way;)


That would definitely be some dedication, but really, Charlotte's rather close to several state borders, so a lot of fans may be relatively close but still can't get a ticket. They need to do away with that.

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 01:22 PM

I got swept up during the 05 season, but then that was the first time I'd been in the US. UK NFL fanbases are basically a function of Superbowl wins and how much the city is a tourist destination. I saw a total of 5 Panthers jerseys in my two NFL games in London, 2 of them were NC girls studying over here.

The only way the Panthers will get a game over here is if they win at least one Superbowl.

The Saints played over there already!London would be a good Panther away game/opponent home game!;)

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 01:29 PM

The more, the merrier, I say.

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 02:28 PM

Hi, I'm a Panthers fan from Denmark.
I became a Panthers fan in 2006 and the first game I saw we lost 20-6 to the Falcons. They rarely show and games with Panthers in TV, it is always the Cowboys, Giants or Patriots but if the Panthers makes it to the Superbowl again and keep playing good offensive football hopefully it will get better.

The good about the Panthers games is that most of them is played at 1 p.m. (7 p.m. danish time) but the game against Tamba was totally worth sitting up from 2.15 a.m. to 5.30 a.m. to see. although the next day in school was pretty hard.

Here is a top 10 list over the most populare and unpopulare teams in Denmark:

The populares:
1: Giants
2: Colts
3: Patriots
4: Cowboys
5: Packers
6: Steelers
7: Chargers
8: Saints
9: Jaguars
10: Vikings

The unpopulares:
1: Patriots
2: Raiders
3: Colts
4: Giants
5: Lions
6: Cowboys
7: Steelers
8: Packers
9: Bengals
10: Chiefs

Edited by Mainter, 01 January 2009 - 02:33 PM.


#25 fieryprophet

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 02:31 PM

Hi, I'm a Panthers fan from Denmark.
I became a Panthers fan in 2006 and the first game I saw we lost 20-6 to the Falcons. They rarely show and games with Panthers in TV, it is always the Cowboys, Giants or Patriots but if the Panthers makes it to the Superbowl again and keep playing good offensive football hopefully it will get better.

Here is a top 10 list over the most populare and unpopulare teams in Denmark:

The populares:
1: Giants
2: Colts
3: Patriots
4: Cowboys
5: Packers
6: Steelers
7: Chargers
8: Saints
9: Jaguars
10: Vikings

The unpopulares:
1: Patriots
2: Raiders
3: Colts
4: Giants
5: Lions
6: Cowboys
7: Steelers
8: Packers
9: Bengals
10: Chiefs


Hmm. Most of those teams are listed in both, so I'm guessing they're equally loved/loathed by fans of the other teams? :)

Denmark is a lovely country, I've flown over it several times but never had the pleasure of landing.

#26 hdevonxz

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 04:09 PM

I'd rather not be like the cowboys.


Do like DWill, Smith and Moose, shhhhhhh!

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#27 Malt Liquor

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 04:20 PM

A Super Bowl win would make the fanbase grow by atleast 50%, the media would pay more attention, and so would the general public. Everybody loves a winner, I heard today from a Cowboys fan that if Jerry Jones don't turn his franchise around nobodys wants to see a losing team, new stadium or not.

Edited by Malt Liquor, 01 January 2009 - 04:22 PM.


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Posted 01 January 2009 - 04:22 PM

We have a lot of fans in Raleigh I can say that but it's hard for us to make the trip down to Charlotte. But I'll be coming down for the playoff game

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 05:12 PM

Most of us cheered for another team before we were awarded the franchise. We picked up quite a few rabid fans during the Superbowl run, it's be nice to pick up even more.


I would say the vast majority of posters here, and Panther fans, cheered football in some sort long before the idea of the Carolina Panthers first existed.

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 05:37 PM

then MOVE 2 CAROLINA!!!! SUPPORT the Panthers ....i wouldn't have it any other way;)


Unfortunately, that is not possible in the forseeable future.


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