CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Panthers fans were strolling into Bank of America Stadium Friday night, confident and ready for another preseason win.
Carolina finished 25 to 14 over the New England Patriots, leaving many Northern fans disappointed. But in all fairness, the fans in black and blue warned them before the game even started.
"No. No. Out,” a Panthers fan responded.
Banks Burgess was one of the many Panthers fans kicking it at Romare Bearden Park in Uptown where everyone was getting excited for another Friday night game.
"Cam’s got plenty of weapons, Cam's healthy, we're good."
It might only be preseason, but fans say they're not blowing hot air. They believe in this team. DeForrest Pratt says it's time for the Panthers to strut back to the Super Bowl.
"These are the baddest walkers in Charlotte,” Pratt said. "We're going to be 11-5 this year. I guarantee that."
In the meantime, the focus was on trying to send the Pats back to New England.
These Patriots fans were certainly rubbing their Super Bowl wins in, but at least Panthers fans are dishing it back.
"You can talk to us when you've got a ring," one Pats fan said.
"Keep pounding baby. That's all you can do,” a Carolina fan responded.
And when you hear that phrase, ‘keep pounding,’ think of fans like Keith Robinson, a visually impaired veteran, one of 10 veterans getting a bit of assistance at Friday's game from the Delta Gamma sorority.
They're lending veterans a set of lenses to get a better feel for what’s happening on the field.
"It's nothing but a life changer,” Robinson told FOX 46.
Sometimes, it's amazing to see how the game of football can bring people together.