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Panthers only team to respond to fan looking for a team

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It can be tough if you have to choose what NFL team to support all by yourself, some choose by uniform, some by history and some by current success.

Well one young NFL fan from Oklahoma has taken matters into his own hands and has made the teams tell him who to support.

The 12-year old was not aligned with a team so he decided to get proactive about the issue.

Cade Pope took out 32 pieces of paper and wrote 32 letters - one to each team in the NFL and asked them why he should support them?

Quite a shot in the dark really but to see what you are likely to receive back to you, the young fan did something probably no-one else would have.


With 32 letters sent out, he only actually head back from one NFL franchise after two weeks of waiting.

It's not even a bad team to support really as the Carolina Panthers responded to ask for the young mans support.

They didn't just respond to him, the young man received a hand written letter from the Panthers owner Jerry Richardson.

Richardson claimed he would be honoured to have the fandom of the young man from a big football state without an NFL franchise.

The handwritten sentiment wasn't all the young man received though, he was also sent a signed helmet by Panthers star linebacker Luke Kuechly.

It is nice to see there is still some sentiment left in professional sports but the Panthers may now be overwhelmed with similar letters.

Not lacking off the field

The Panthers were largely scrutinised during this years regular season as they made it to the play-offs despite having a 7-8-1 record.

Playing in the very weakened NFC South division, the Panthers were able to make the play-offs with a losing record.

Despite that, they put up a good performance in the post-season forcing the 11-5 Arizona Cardinals to the lowest amount of offensive yards in a play-off game in history.

The panthers have now been eliminated after falling to the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on Saturday.

The Panthers however put in a good account of themselves and will be hoping they can make a step up with some good signings in the off-season.

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