The Panthers were founded in 1995. What if it had been 1955? How did the brand start? How would it evolve? It is a graphic game of connect the dots. I've tried to imagine this evolution, all the way from the 50's up through the 70's and early 80's.
The City of Charlotte is buzzing about the great season the Panthers are having, so as a fan, I thought what better time than to take this on. This is a "just for fun" exercise, done as a fan. This is not affiliated, endorsed or commissioned by the NFL or the Carolina Panthers. I had a blast doing all the research and trying to capture the essence of the NFL through the years and how the Panthers brand would have fit into that universe. I hope you enjoy. Go Panthers!
I was reading this grantland article and came across this:
The Patriots lost to the Panthers on Monday night because they're not as good of a football team as the Panthers, who did all the little things that the old Patriots teams used to get credit for. And that includes daring the refs to call for a game-changing pass interference on the game-deciding play.