When I was growing up, I was a big ‘R’ and ‘B’ fan
RALEIGH, N.C. — When you grow up in North Carolina, there are a lot of people who love sports, but the people who are going to play are not always the people you love.
In fact, the people most likely to turn to sports when they’re bored are often the people with whom you least expect to have an interaction.
So, what is it about the people around you that gives them the energy and motivation to play sports?
“The most important thing for me is, if you look at the people in the room, you know who they are and you know what they’re doing,” said Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.
It’s not just the people on the field who are playing sports.
Sports can help a person who has been struggling in life to get back on track.
In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the Panthers’ defense looked like the most improved unit in the NFL.
The team had been ranked second in yards allowed per game, but that drop in production has translated into a big jump in points allowed.
And, while the Panthers were still ranked first in scoring, Newton’s offense was on fire, generating more points per game than any other team in the league.
It also wasn’t just the Panthers.
It was everyone in the Charlotte area who was cheering on their team and who was trying to make the playoffs.
For a city with a population of just over 2 million, the NFL’s Super Bowl victory has been an opportunity to be a part of history.
This week marks the 100th anniversary of the game that helped usher in the modern era of the sport.
And with the NFL on the brink of another new season, fans across the country are taking it upon themselves to recreate the atmosphere of the 1980s and 1990s.
In addition to the annual Panthers-Niners game, the event is held every March 15 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
The Panthers have played in Charlotte since the 1920s.
In those years, the team had some of the best fans in the country, thanks in large part to the legendary Jack Tatum, who led the team from 1921-1930.
“It’s the same people that are playing today, but they’re the same fans who were here 20 years ago,” said Panthers tight end Vernon Davis, who also played in the 1980’s.
“You see them in their jerseys and their jerseys are like the jerseys that they would wear in the ’70s.
They’re really the same.
They just like to have fun.
It’s a really fun time of year.”
Davis and his friends play a variety of sports.
But the main activity they’re participating in these days is football.
“When you go to a game, it’s like being in a locker room or something like that,” Davis said.
“The fans are really supportive, so I’m just trying to stay positive and be on the sideline.
I just try to be in a good mood.
The Panthers’ victory in Super Bowl 50 didn’t make a big splash in the city of Charlotte. “
It’s an incredible feeling to be able to do something that I love so much and be able support my team and my hometown.”
The Panthers’ victory in Super Bowl 50 didn’t make a big splash in the city of Charlotte.
That’s partly because the team hasn’t won a Super Bowl since 1995.
But when the team hosted the game, Charlotte’s celebration was just as big as it has ever been.
The Panthers celebrated in a way they hadn’t in years, when the city was still mourning the death of Hurricane Andrew in December of 1995.
A week before Super Bowl LI, the city had been devastated by the storm and a massive cleanup effort.
A day after the Super Bowl, the streets of Charlotte were still littered with debris from the storm, but all that debris was taken to a local landfill.
But for some people, the Super “50” celebration was the catalyst for the city’s recovery.
People like Davis, whose wife had lost her husband, moved into Charlotte for the event and became its biggest cheerleader.
“We were the first ones in the stadium, and we were in the end zone, and people were going nuts.
It felt like it was going to be the biggest game ever,” Davis recalled.
For Davis, the significance of the Super 50 can’t be overstated.
“When you’re there with the team, you’re just like, ‘Holy s—, it is unbelievable.
The fans are just so supportive.
It really feels like a dream come true.
I feel like it’s just been like a year-long dream.”
Davis’ team was led by running back Daryl Williams, who played for the Panthers from 1994-2000.
When Williams died in a car crash in 2006, he left behind a legacy of the city.
“He would always bring us the best food, the best drinks, the coolest music, the greatest memories,” Davis remembered.
“And he always