Just got to Levi's Stadium and walked onto the field and I must say, I still can't believe the Carolina Panthers are here.
On the ride over from the hotel, I had to flash back and think of all this 21-year-old franchise has gone thru to get to this point.
There was a 1-15 season and a 2-14 year. Talking about painful.
Even in their proudest moment came heartache. Super Bowl 38... got the Patriots on the ropes until Tom Brady marches the Pats down the field for the game winning field goal.
I was at that game and it was like getting kicked in the stomach. It HURT.
For many years, that pain has been real for the Panthers, but tonight... OH TONIGHT!
Tonight could be the best night ever for the Panthers and Panther Nation.
Just one more win and they join the likes of the Dallas Cowboys, the San Francisco 49ers, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and so on and so on. The franchise would be a Super Bowl Champion.
Let that sink in. In 21 years, the Panthers would have made it to the summit of pro football.
Franchises like Atlanta, Cleveland, Detroit, Minnesota, Buffalo, Cincinnati, San Diego, Philadelphia have been playing football WAY longer than Carolina and have yet to win that Lombardi Trophy.
So keep that in mind as you watch this game.
I for one am already calling this a big win for the Panthers and never in my wildest dream would I ever believed I would ever cover a Super Bowl champion.
Just one more win... JUST ONE MORE WIN!
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