This feels like football. Streets outside Bank of America Stadium are crowded 2 1/2 hours before kickoff. Streets and sidewalks are filled with pedestrians. Tailgates are full. There are more hospitality tents in front of the stadium than there have been or will be for any other game this season.
Yes, thousands of the fans are wearing Dallas jerseys and oversized Cowboy boots and hats. They're entitled.
I get emails from readers wanting me to encourage Panther fans to sell tickets to only Panther fans. Or to promote a new Carolina fight song or cheer.
Sorry. I don't care about songs or chants or other jerseys. Cheer for the team you want, and have a good time.
So far, this crowd is.