Posted 10 September 2010 - 07:21 PM
Good evening. In less than two days, Panther fans from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest football battle in the history of Panther Nation. "Panther Nation." These words should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that Sunday is opening day, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom... Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution... but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, Sunday will no longer be known as a Carolina holiday, but as the day the Panther Nation declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night!" We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Sunday we celebrate our Season Opener!