Thousands Send off Panthers to Super Bowl
CHARLOTTE, NC (WCCB Charlotte) — The Clark brothers wanted to catch a glimpse of their favorite player — Cam Newton.
“I want to get Cam Newton’s autograph,” seven year old Dezahn Clark said with his twin brother, Davion Clark on his side.
“I wanted to be here so I could show that I think the Panthers are going to win the Super Bowl,” Davion Clark said.
The players continue to praise the fans for the support they have shown this season. An estimated 30,000 fans crammed into Romare Bearden Park on Friday for the team’s official pep rally. On Sunday afternoon, thousands more flooded Morehead Street outside Bank of America Stadium to show support as the team took the bus to the airport on way to California.
“It’s beautiful,” Panthers defensive tackle Kyle Love said. “Any time you have a fan base like that, you have to be happy about it.”
The team landed in San Jose, CA at 4:06 Pacific time marking the official moment that Super Bowl week began. If the team can beat the Broncos on Sunday and bring home the franchise’s first NFL title, Sunday’s send-off would be just a pre-cursor of the party to come.
“It’s awesome and amazing that this city is so on fire for this team,” Panthers fan Tammi Carr said.