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Panther fan Before or After Newton Era?

Were you a Panther fan before or after Newton came to Carolina?   297 votes

  1. 1. Were you a Panther fan before or after Newton came to Carolina?

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This is kind of a silly question for The Huddle... Highly doubt many of us here became Panther fans overnight when we drafted Cam. Not saying those fans don't exist, but the Huddle is made up of more diehard Panther fans than say Cam Newton fanboys...

I became a Cam fan overnight the day we drafted him, that's for sure. And damn do we have a special QB...

 

More like many fans became fans overnight after that Week1 debut performance vs. the Cardinals.

But glad to have them anyway. More fans, the stronger we are.

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Got my first delhomme jersey after x clown game against the rams. Finally went to my first game when I was 15 in 2008 when we beat the winless Lions. Saw Godfreys first pick in that game. Been to multiple games since then, including the Arizona playoff loss. I have the fuging tattoo for life. Panthers are a part of who I am in a certain perspective.

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When it was announced we would get the Panthers I was kind of meh about it. I had watched a couple Super Bowls, my earliest football memory is the Cowboys destroying the Bills in the Super Bowl but I loved the Hornets. Not football. Then I watched the Hall of Fame game in 1995. It was just special. The excitement for the inaugural preseason game...The way we played that day. It didn't matter to me who was playing, they were Panthers.

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(To add to my earlier post)

 

Before I moved to here in North Carolina at age 6, I lived in Wisconsin for two years (age4-5). Always knew of the Packers and Favre. I guess I can say that my dad and brother were somewhat a Packers fan; not so much though. I was too young and didnt care about football, but was tied to the Packers somehow. Being Asian back then, football was rare. Moved here in 96' and was introduced to the Panthers. Coincidentally, the Panthers played the Packers in the Playoffs, and as a stupid kid who knew nothing about football I was actually rooting for the Packers to win. Try to like them but as a kid was just never able to like sports at the age. If you know what I'm talking about: Pokemon' cards!

 

But, I remember I got my first Panthers Football from Burger King! Anyone remember those??? It was long back in the days where BK had it for like $5 if Im correct.

 

Finally at 13, I introduced the Panthers to myself and taught myself how the game was played. Since then, not just me but my whole family and GF are all Panthers fans. Had a great family night watching the Panthers' win over the Pats.

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I was 13 when the team was accounced. At that age I did not have a favorite team. I did not like the redskin, ugly uniforms at the time....I sound like a girl on that one. I also hated anything atlanta becuase the braves where stellar back then and I got sick of hearing about them. I was a good baseball player then. Anyway I was really getting into football at that age and when we got the panthers , I knew I would root for my home team. I still long for the day that we will have generational fans and a real home field advantage. its coming but still has a long way to go.

 

My foundest panther memory. In 2003 I was in iraq and got my updates literally a week late. I was so pissed out to miss out on it. I nevermissed a game before that! Luckily my unit was rotated to the rear and I got a month leave  to come home just in time to watch the playoffs! My heart jumped so much during the rams game it was comparable to combat. The super bowl was amzing and devestating at the same time. I got to watch it the day before I flew back to Iraq. In 2004 I took my rage out on enemy lol.

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Since '95. 

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and yes my join date is 2008.....I only talked football back then, never thought about talking online. 2008 was the first year I discovered the huddle...and I lurked for two years before posting. My first few posts were horrendous and I got ripped brutally lol

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I kno the one they called pickle's

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and yes my join date is 2008.....I only talked football back then, never thought about talking online. 2008 was the first year I discovered the huddle...and I lurked for two years before posting. My first few posts were horrendous and I got ripped brutally lol

 

yeah, one of my first posts was ripping Mike Minter for not retiring at the end of the 2006 season, not like his knees were going to get any better in time for the next season.

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95'

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yeah, one of my first posts was ripping Mike Minter for not retiring at the end of the 2006 season, not like his knees were going to get any better in time for the next season.

One time I misread twitter and thought mike goodson guaranteed a win...actually it was a chick talking to him saying we would win....epic fail for me

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I didnt used to have Directv like I do now, so I would used to spend my whole weekend (when the draft was on Sat/Sun) watching the NFL Draft online from the NFL website. Waiting for the names to be scrolled across the screen one by one at a time. Yup, that's how I watched the Panthers picked Thomas Davis.

 

I used to also watch all my Panthers game from a little 13' tv/vcr combo that had bad coloration. Antenna and the location sucked so most of the time I was watching it in black and white pretty much.

 

During the 03'-04' Playoffs games vs. Cowboys/Rams/Philly I went further in time and was watching it from my dad's early 90s wooded tv set. But I enjoyed it. I was fortunate that the SuperBowl was played on CBS and was able to catch it. Thank God!

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