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Bizarre 2014 Another Step Forward for the Panthers

Perhaps you’ve read the story by now. Cade Pope, a 12-year-old Oklahoman whose fandom was stranded in free agency, wanted a football team to root for. And yeah, that’s a hell of a life choice to confront.So to help make his decision easier, Pope sent a handwritten letter to each of the 32 NFL franchises—asking why he should support their respective team. Only one answered...
Via Pro Football Spot
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kid Writes Letter to all 32 NFL Teams, Only One Writes Back

A 12-year-old from boy from Yukon, Oklahoma decided to hand-write letters to the owners, CEO’s or presidents of each of the 32 NFL teams while he was home sick around the Christmas holiday. Heather Pope, mom of 12-year-old Cade, said he was “kind of bored and needed something to occupy his time.” Therefore, Cade got his mom’s permission to start writing 32 letters. The only...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kid writes letter to every NFL team, only Panthers write back

Jerry Richardson made quite the classy move. (CreditL CBS) Although they lost the NFC Divisional Playoffs to the Seattle Seahawks, the Carolina Panthers have apparently gained themselves a new fan along the way. Per CBS Sports: Cade Pope, a 12-year old NFL fan, sent a letter to the owner of each of the NFL’s 32 teams about two weeks ago, asking for help deciding which team he...
Via Down and Distance
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Boy writes letter to all 32 NFL teams asking why he should root for them

A 12-year-old boy from Oklahoma searching for an NFL team to root for took matters into his own hands. Cade Pope wrote a letter two weeks ago to all 32 teams asking them why he should root for their franchise. Only one club responded to Pope. Last Thursday, the sixth-grader received a handwritten letter from Carolina owner Jerry Richardson, who said he'd be honored if the youngster...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers owner funding Wofford arena

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Wofford College is building a new arena and naming after its benefactor, Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson. The school said Richardson provided funds for the planned 92,000-square foot facility that will include a 3,400-seat basketball arena and a 500-seat volleyball venue. The building will also hold locker rooms and other amenities. It will be adjacent...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers owner breaks down discussing domestic violence

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, who was the recipient of the Echo Award Against Indifference Wednesday night, ended his acceptance speech with a tearful and passionate statement while discussing the mounting cases of domestic violence in the NFL and in the world in general.While a cloud of controversy surrounds his own team, in the wake of defensive end Greg Hardy’s domestic...
Via The Other Paper
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson not ranked top-10 in NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
Via cover32 - Panthers
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Carolina Panthers’ Jerry Richardson named top half owner in NFL

In any business, success or failure tends to trickle down from the top. Very rarely does having someone incompetent in the ultimate position of power not lead to disastrous results throughout the organization. And conversely, having the right person in charge tends to ultimately lead to success. This is certainly the case in the National Football League. Teams with solid ownership...
Via cover32 - Panthers
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson writes thank you letter to fans

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson wrote a thank you letter to the fans following the season.
Via Gamedayr
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers owner takes out full-page ad in paper to thank team's fans

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is beloved in the Carolina’s for bringing an NFL franchise to the area in the early nineties. After one of  most successful seasons in Panthers history, Richardson returned some of the love by taking out a full page ad in the Charlotte Observer thanking the fans, coaches and players.   Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, channeling Ryan Kalil...
Via Down and Distance
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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