North Carolinians are still rejoicing over the victory of the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, January 24. The intense football game ended with a score of 49- 15. A sweet victory for the Carolina Panthers. As the the team prepares for the super bowl, the fans are racing to the store to buy t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, key chains, and much more.
“I just need to make sure I get my gear before it’s all gone”, Panthers fan, Christina Pennie said.
On February 7, 2016, the Carolina Panthers will play the Denver Broncos in San Francisco, otherwise known as Super Bowl City. Fans of both teams are proud and ready for the historic weekend. The last time the Panthers played was in 2004 against the New England Patriots. Since then, the team has changed and they are ready to take on the Bronco’s.
Sport’s Specialist, David Cobb, has been following the Panthers since he was young boy. He believes that the Super Bowl will end with a victory for the team.
“It’s obvious that the panthers are hungry. Cam Newton is taking ownership and being a leader for the Panthers. He puts his team first and it shows”, Cobb said.
Cam Newton is the Panthers Quarter Back. After last season something changed in Newton. He came back this season with a vengeance. He wasn’t accepting any losses. As a result, the Panthers win-loss numbers are 15-1.
“When the Panthers loss to the Atlanta Falcons, their starting running back, Jonathon Stewart was out of game due to a foot injury. When a key player is missing, the team can sometimes suffer. That’s all irrelevant now, because they made it to the biggest game of the year. Props to Coach Rivera for excellent coaching,” Cobb said.
According to the Carolina Panthers team page on http://www.nfl.com/teams/carolinapanthers/profile?team=CAR, Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera received a boisterous and supportive Super Bowl send-off from fans and neighbors as he left his Charlotte, North Carolina, home this morning.
“The team was continuously doubted but look at them now, they are on their way to the Super Bowl”, Panthers fan John Pennie Said.
The public NFL website, http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/50, gives fans a glimpse of what is to come in the week ahead.
According to the site, opening night is on Monday, February 1 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Throughout the whole week, fans will witness the NFL experience. Kick off is on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.