Started following the NFL when it first aired on british television in 1983. Different teams shown every week, so didn't really follow a team liked Riggins and Darrell Green of the redskins and Bo Jackson and Marcus Allen of the Raiders.
Decided to follow the Panthers the day the Frachise was announced - (luckily Jacksonville was granted later).
Used to follow the games on play by play on NFL.com.
Now usually get a stream of Panthers games if they are not on T.V. Don't like late games as we are 5 hours ahead