Is a Carolina Panthers fan the best sports fan in the country?
If you, as a Carolina Panthers fan, can convince FanSided that you are the biggest sports fan in the country, we’ll send you and a guest to New York City! While there you will attend the annual Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year event and be recognized as the Sports Fan of the Year!
Imagine Lou Gehrig giving his farewell speech to a vacant Yankee Stadium or Michael Jordan hitting “The Shot” in front of empty seats. Without the fans, there is no roar, there is no electricity, there is no glory.
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Last year, we decided it was finally time to recognize the nameless faces watching from the bleachers when we named Dennis Gleason the inaugural Sports Fan of the Year.
What qualifies someone to be the FanSided Sports Fan of the Year?
The FanSided Sports Fan of the Year is a person who exemplifies dedication, integrity and “Fansmanship” all for the love of the game.
What is “Fansmanship”? Just as athletes exhibit and strive for good sportsmanship, fans strive to exhibit good Fansmanship. Good Fansmanship means representing the teams you follow and the communities those teams represent in a positive way at all times thus perpetuating all that is good about sports and sports fandom. Every fan has a story. We want to hear yours.
We already know that the Carolina Panthers have the best sports fans in the country, we just want to recognize one among them as the FanSided Sports Fan of the Year. Enter by clicking the link above, good luck and Keep Pounding!