Enjoyed the pics, as usual. I was there Friday. Thought FanFest was great. The new scoreboards are enormous, but so were the ads on them. They actually make the stadium appear smaller to me. The ribbon boards were pretty cool. I noticed they removed the old play clocks and they were incorporated on the upper ribbon board. The lower one was non-stop ads. The practice was very good. I saw many great plays as others have mentioned. I thought the band was pretty good after practice was over. The fireworks were awesome, but I wish I had known they would be on the same side I was sitting on. I would have been over on the other side to see better. I wonder if they may consider doing the late evening FanFest from now on. In some ways I liked the start time better. I didn't get to try out the escalators because all the ones I saw had their gates closed. I was originally planning on going over to Spartanburg the next day, but we had a problem come up at home and had to go back Saturday.
I was there in 1997 when we played the 49ers on MNF. It was Kevin Greene's return appearance as a 49er after he jumped ship from us for the big money. I remember several fans had "GREED" taped over his name on their jerseys. He got booed on almost every play. I also remember during the game, Kerry Collins got hurt and had to come out. There was a loud cheer from the Panther "fans". I thought this was classless. Steve Beurlein came in and rallied us, but we still wound up losing the game. That was my very first Panthers game live.