12-year-old Cade Pope lives in Oklahoma City and faces a major conundrum: Who to root for in the NFL? Neither his city nor his state boast a professional football team, so Cade wrote a letter to every single one of the 32 franchise teams. Only one responded.
Panthers owner Jerry Richardson sent Cade a handwritten letter in response, according to KSLA12 in Oklahoma City. “Cade, we would be honored if our Carolina Panthers became your team,” the letter stated. “We would make you proud by the classy way we represent you.” (Via CBS Sports)
Great job taking the initiative with this one, Cade. Looks like you found a team willing to embrace new fans of all ages. Then again, you avoided the bear trap just south of you in Dallas. Smart move, kid.
(Via CBS Sports)