Why do I have "Carolina In My Mind?"
Now, don't get me wrong. I am STILL a Detroit Lions fan, but since the Lions are home playing with their wand toys and eating kibble, my kitty heart (and the heart of my Mom), beats for the pawesome Carolina Panthers!!
For those people who know my Mom well, they know that before Mom lived in Michigan she lived in Cleveland, Ohio for 35 years.
During that time, Mom was a die-hard fan of the Cleveland Browns. For those that have some knowledge of sports history, you know that not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES, the Denver Broncos denied the Cleveland Browns a chance to be in the Super Bowl. (For some, like my Mom, "The Drive" and "The Fumble" STILL hurt!!) They were some of the most (if not THE MOST) painful losses in Cleveland sports history.
Those are some HUGE reasons why Mom says that no way will she ever be pushing for the Denver Broncos to win ANYTHING. BUT...Mom feels torn because she has friends and family that live in Denver, (but the Denver family wasn't born and raised there so that makes her feel better).
This year we also have a a niece and nephew who are ACTUALLY AT THE SUPER BOWL !! (but they are from Detroit). Mom says, and I agree, that she has to go with her heart (and I have to go with my fellow felines, because they are PANTHERS!!).
There is yet another, HUGE reason why Mom and I are "pro Carolina", Mom has a dear, dear friend who she has been friends with for approximately 15 years who WAS born and raised in N.Carolina and still lives there, (she even sent Mom a Carolina Panthers T-shirt to wear during the game!) Mom's friend is so excited about the Panthers being in the Super Bowl, and Mom and I are ecstatic and thrilled for them as well!! The Carolina Panthers had one heck of a record this season and they COMPLETELY DESERVE to win THE ENTIRE BOWL OF KIBBLE!!!