Simple question, were you a fan of the Panthers before Newton was the Quarterback or after he became the Quarterback?
Personally, I was born in 1994 and my dad had me on the couch for every game as an infant. I even have a faint memory of the 96' Championship game when I was about 2 and a half. So, I can pretty much claim to be a lifelong fan. I don't ever recall missing a game in my life. I know for a fact I've not missed one since at least 2001.