Moved to Charlotte the summer of 95, grew up going to games and knowing the Panthers but I was always a Hornets boy and loved basketball more. I remember watching the Super Bowl game at a friends house and then complaining about why anyone in Charlotte would have to go to school the next day (I was in high school). I never really cared about football until I started playing fantasy football and got really into it. I started watching the last of the 2010 Panthers games and found this board in December 2010. You guys make it easy to be obsessed and now I can say I'm a true fan.
So I guess I can say I became a fan at the end of Jimmy Clausen era.