I started off a Cincinnati Bengals fan while I was a child. I was extremely tired of losing all of the time and decided that I would choose from the two newer expansion teams, Jax and Car. Well, having family in the Greensboro area, I felt it only proper to start following the Panthers. I've been there through all of the ups and downs.
I'm curious about how you became a big Panther fan when you have never even been in the state. Obviously that's not a prerequisite but we ain't talking about the Cowboys here. Panther fanbase is pretty regional I would imagine.
I'm from Cincinnati. Fugging Bengals Country. Pretty fair share of a$$hole Steelers fans as well.
I never watched football before then in 06, someone gave us tickets to the Panthers Bengals game in Cincinnati.
Smitty made some pretty sick catches that day and I've been watching them ever since. I wish that I had started watching sooner but never really thought about the game.
I can blame my addiction to the game on Smitty for being Smitty. Still my favorite Panthers player of all time and I can't see that changing.
And Panthers Pub is underway. Started the framing yesterday. Will have a full stock bar complete with Amber Bock on tap. Ordered a custom 4x8 mirror with Panthers logo for behind the bar on the wall from Argentina. Need to find chrome and black leather swivel stools with Panthers logos. Otherwise I'll have them made. What do you think?