CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - I've had the fortune to cover area sports for the last 27 years. Never have I seen a weekend filled with sports fan hysteria in the area.
Coming off a Super Bowl appearance, the Panthers are looking to add talent to their team with the draft that started Thursday night. Three days for Dave Gettleman and the Panthers brain trust to improve their chances of future success.
Coming off their last playoff series win way back in 2002, the Charlotte Hornets are on the verge of doing it again with a chance to eliminate Miami in Game 6 Friday at home. If they can't close the Heat out in Game Six they will have to get it done on the road Sunday in decisive Game 7.
Either way the excitement is building to a fever pitch.
And when the dust settles on the Hornets and Panthers weekend, it will be time to tee it up for the Wells Fargo Championship at beautiful Quail Hollow Club all next week.
Oh, and there's still time for Tiger Woods to declare that he will be in the field. Even if he doesn't, you won't be disappointed if you head out to the course. The big names are here and ready to go!
Enjoy your local sports showcase!!!