Panthers set to cap spectacular season

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The Carolina Panthers will take center stage today in the biggest show professional sports has to offer.

Coach Ron Rivera will lead his team onto the field this afternoon at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., to face Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. The game will mark the zenith of an amazing season that captivated and thrilled football fans across North Carolina throughout the course of the fall and winter.

The Panthers’ appearance in the Super Bowl also will mark the next-to-last step toward reaching the goal of Jerry Richardson, the Spring Hope native who became the only other former player besides the legendary George Halas to become a team owner after the NFL awarded a franchise to the Panthers in 1995.

Richardson long dreamed of owning an NFL team – am ambitious objective for a boy who grew up in a small town in rural North Carolina. But Richardson worked hard – first on the field as a player and later during an illustrious business career – and never faltered in striving to achieve the lofty goal he pursued.

That ethic is reflected in his team. Throughout the 2015 season, the Carolina Panthers worked hard and played harder, fighting their way to a 15-1 regular-season record and sweeping through the NFC playoffs to punch their ticket for the championship game.

They defied their detractors and disbelievers, who each week would downplay the significance of their latest in a series of 14 straight regular-season wins. But Carolina fans believed and continue to do so.

So good luck guys, we’re rooting for you.


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hate it my Broncos whipped dem punk hind kitty kats. Lmbao

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