Beloved by both North and South Carolina fans, the Carolina Panthers enjoyed almost immediate success upon joining the NFL in 1995. They finished their inaugural season with a respectable 7-9 record – the best yet for a start-up franchise – and even made the playoffs in year two.
Since then, the Panthers have enjoyed their rivalries with all their fellow NFC South competitors – the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It’s not unusual to see the “teal and black” clad fans dotting the stands at any road games they play in neighboring states. So until the next run for a Super Bowl title, here are five items that every Carolina Panthers fan should own.
Women’s Tank Top
The Panthers team logo is on the front of the tank top but we love the twist in the back – the teal and black halves meet with tie-able ends.
Compared to NFL concession prices, this soft-sided cooler and lunch bag seems like such a bargain. It can accommodate up to nine cans, and thanks to Coleman technology, this must-have tailgating cooler keeps food and drinks cold up to 24 hours – enough to survive a full day of NFL action.
Panther Slow Cooker
This pot has a six-quart capacity and features a locking lid that will keep your food safe while traveling to the party. Body Copy: We can just smell the Carolina style pulled pork – with that vinegar-infused sauce – coming out of this Panthers pot. (Some say it’s better to use apple cider than vinegar – but it’s your slow cooker so you decide!)
Just remember to take your adjustable cap off and wave it around after every Panthers victory when they play Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline.”
Normally we don’t look twice at coffee mugs, but this one really caught our eye. It’s 4 ½ inches tall and is dishwasher safe.