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Charlotte NC- Our Cardiac Cats!

Charlotte NC- OUR Cardiac Cats!

Carolina PanthersOctober 26, 1993 was an historic day for Charlotte NC (and both of the Carolinas) as our famed Jerry Richardson was awarded the 29th NFL franchise, the Carolina Panthers.  The Panthers team would be housed in Charlotte but, represent both North and South Carolina, being called the Carolina Panthers.

Charlotte was a-buzz with the news and we rallied to support our newest professional sport.  A former player himself, Jerry Richardson has a true passion for football. He bacame only the second NFL owner to have been a former player.  To Charlotte and the Carolinas, that was a huge bonus to us as we were going through a major upset with our, then, professional basketball team, the Hornets, and were looking for an owner with a 'heart!'  We found a gem in Jerry Richardson and he has served our city with class and dignity for 15 years now.  

Charlotte History 102On July 29, 1995, the Carolina Panthers put another note in the history books by winning their inaugural game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, becoming the very first NFL team to win it's inaugural game!

It's been a roller coaster ride since!  In July of 1996, the Carolina Panthers home was completed (flanked by two bronze panthers at each of the three entrances) and the Panthers played their first game, against the Bears, winning their first game in their new home!

December 17, 2003, the Carolina Panthers defeated the Arizona Cardinals to win the NFC South Division title and earned their second playoff berth.  They then beat Dallas to win the NFC Wild Card Playoff game, moving on to beat the Eagles on January 18th and facing the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVIII!

We've had a few rough patches along the way but, all-in-all, the Carolina Panthers in their Bank of America Stadium have given Charlotte and the Carolinas many exciting moments!  Our passion, other than for the Carolina Panthers, is tailgating!  OH, how we love to get up at the crack-of-dawn on game day, pack our tents, coolers, grills and FOOD galore and find our places in the sun to gear up for the game-gearing-up tailgating! Rarely do we miss the kick-off and rarely do we miss an opportunity to let the team know when they've done something we didn't like or when we LOVE them!  

This year, we've made a strong start--our first two games were quite exciting with uncertainty until the very end! Hey, we're not known as the Cardiac Cats for nothing! And our last game, well, let's just say, we were doing a little re-grouping yesterday!  

Below is our schedule for the year!  Come support our team and if you can't get a ticket, come join us tailgating! There are plenty of folks that bring their TV's to watch the pre-game show and I'm sure they won't mind you watching the game, having a few drinks and eating the massive amount of left-overs from the pre-game tailgating!

2008 Carolina Panthers Schedule

Debe Maxwell- HELEN ADAMS REALTY - 704.491.3310 - Email:

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Comment balloon 5 commentsDebe Maxwell, CRS • September 22 2008 09:43PM
Charlotte NC- Our Cardiac Cats!
Charlotte NC- OUR Cardiac Cats! October 26, 1993 was an historic day for Charlotte NC (and both of the Carolinas) as our famed Jerry Richardson was awarded the 29th NFL franchise, the Carolina Panthers The Panthers team would be housed in… more