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I Couldn’t Deny It Anymore: I Liked the NFL Because Carolina Was My Team

Published by on May 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Why am I a Carolina Panthers fan? The answer is obvious, right?

I live in Carolina (North, for the record). The Carolina Panthers are in the NFL. This is America. The NFL is king in America. What else is there to think about?

Well, I'm going to let you in on a little secret: I never really liked the NFL that much. I still wouldn't say it's my favorite sport. When Charlotte landed the team, I had forgotten the city was trying to get a team.

Sorry. Was that out loud?

I got a job at a daily newspaper right of college in '94, and while the rest of the sports staff was fighting over who would get the honor of standing in the sweltering sun to cover training camp I was angling to take over preps.
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