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Sometimes, just sometimes, extreme persistence pays off. Especially when you're trying to help Panthers fans spread hither and yon cheer on their team from afar. 

Michael Tomsic

This Sunday when the Carolina Panthers play the Denver Broncos, Panthers' coach Ron Rivera will become the second Latino head coach in Super Bowl history. It's one reason many in Charlotte's Latino community are all about American football right now.

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera is happy with how linebacker Thomas Davis and defensive end Jared Allen are looking in practice. Both are key players recovering from injuries.

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Carolina Panthers fans will be making their way west to the Bay Area of California this week for Sunday’s Super Bowl. But there are several fans that already live there. And throughout the season, many of them have packed into a little sports bar in San Francisco each week to cheer on their beloved team in unison from nearly 3,000 miles away.

Super Bowl Bound!

Jan 24, 2016
David T. Foster III / Charlotte Observer

The Carolina Panthers are headed to the Super Bowl. They beat the Arizona Cardinals 49-15 Sunday night in the NFC championship game at Bank of America Stadium.

There were big plays throughout the night that led to the final countdown by 74,000 fans.

Panthers' Growl Grows Louder in Other NFL Cities

Jan 24, 2016
Carolina Panthers

For 17 weeks, in distant NFL cities like New York, Denver and San Francisco, they’ve cheered on the Carolina Panthers behind enemy lines.

Amid whispers, open snickers and often the objects of bewildering curiosity, they audaciously wear anything Panthers blue, black, silver and white: T-shirts, jerseys, sweatshirts and lately toboggans – even when they’re relegated to the smallest TV in the back of the bar.

Michael Tomsic

The Carolina Panthers are one win from the Super Bowl. They beat the Seattle Seahawks in uptown Charlotte on Sunday 31-24.

Michael Tomsic

The Carolina Panthers enter this weekend’s playoff game with the best record in the NFL and an extra week of rest. They’ll host the Seattle Seahawks, who knocked them out of the playoffs last year.

Andreas Seibold

The Carolina Panthers enter the playoffs with the NFL’s best record at 15-1 and the best record in their 20-year history. Players and coaches say at the heart of the team, leading on the field and off, is Thomas Davis. Davis has come back from three major knee surgeries since the Panthers drafted him a decade ago. Despite that, he's now among the NFL's best linebackers. But that's just one piece of his reputation in Charlotte, where his work with kids is what stands out to many.

There were 62 murders in Charlotte last year, a big increase from 2014. Meanwhile, the new year already has seen its first homicide, a fatal shooting off Beatties Ford Road early Sunday. And with temperatures forecast in the mid-50s, the Carolina Panthers will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 4:25 today at Bank of America Stadium. 

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