From Pat Y. @ ESPN
I’ve heard from several Carolina fans who think the Panthers have become the butt of too many jokes following last year’s 2-14 season.
Well, the good news is things generally don’t stay the same way for long in the NFL. In fact, maybe the tide already is starting to turn and the Panthers might be headed for some positive attention.
I just took a look at the ballot for The ESPY awards and there’s basically only one NFC South representative on there (unless you want to count the Saints’ playoff loss to Seattle, which is on there for Best Upset, but the honor in that goes to the Seahawks).
It’s Carolina’s new quarterback, Cam Newton. He’s on the ballot repeatedly.
The link to the ballot is in article as well, so go vote for him.
Pretty cool for the kid. Seems like well-deserved recognition.
And it makes me want the season to be here sooner so we can see him in a Panthers uniform.