North Carolinians, today is the day: Super Bowl 50. It’s FINALLY HERE. With an almost undefeated season, the Panthers AKA the Cardiac Cats have been giving everyone Super Bowl dreams since day one. Wherever you’re dabbing out, it’s important to remember that the whole nation is also picking a side. Obviously we know how much we love our Panthers. But how about we show the entire nation as well?
1. The Carolina Panthers are continuously giving back to the community.
Between Make a Wish, answering fan mail, Luke Kuechly's adorable date night, and really...everything...the Panthers are more than just an NFL team. They're deeply involved in helping members in their city and state.
2. They're a young and fun team.
They take their football seriously, but they also take their touchdown dances seriously. How can you not love the bit of fun they always add to the game?
3. It's number 1 vs. number 1
To think of just how far the Panthers have come...and now they're here. Broncos have the number one defense while Panthers have the number one offense. This is also the first Super Bowl pitting quarterbacks who were No. 1 NFL draft picks against each other. Speaking of how the Panthers have come a long way...
4. Panthers fans have stuck with their team through thick and thin.
It's been incredibly exciting to see the season the Panthers have had. Sure, plenty of people jumped on the Panther train after a few wins...but the true fans have stuck around since day one. They're some of the most loyal fans and it's extremely amazing and exciting for this moment to finally be here.
5. Everyone looks good in Panther blue.
White jersey, black jersey, blue jersey...the colors are flattering!
6. SuperCam MVP
How can you not love Cam Newton? His handsome smile, sportsmanship, dances, contributions to the community, oh and he's pretty good at being quarterback too. Not to mention....when Cam was just 8 years old, Manning was first drafted. Go Cam!
7. And he always makes sure the little ones feel special at the games too.
8. We can't forget the rest of the amazing team.
Olsen, Oher, Kuechly, Benjamin....they're all amazing players, well the whole team, you can't help but love them.
9. And none of this would be possible without the amazing Ron Rivera.
2015 NFL Coach of the Year.
10. Honestly, why would you not? Welcome to Panther Nation, baby. KEEP POUNDING!
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