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How I Became a Carolina Panthers Fan

Published by on May 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

I’m a North Carolina boy, born and raised.

I grew up between two NFL teams—Washington and Atlanta. Most people in my neighborhood were Redskins fans, so I became one. I loathed the Cowboys and loved Joe Gibbs. I bled burgundy and gold.

I remember exactly where I was when Lawrence Taylor broke Joe Theismann’s leg (1985). I know exactly where I was when John Riggins said, “Loosen up, Sandy baby. You’re too tight!” to Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (1985). I know exactly where I was when Timmy Smith broke the Super Bowl rushing record (Super Bowl XXII, 1988).

My allegiances changed in 1993. I left Wake Forest University that year and started my radio/telev...

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