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Quiz about All About the Panthers
Quiz about All About the Panthers

All About the Panthers Trivia Quiz


The Panthers aren't one of the oldest teams in the NFL, but how much do you know about them though? Enjoy!

A multiple-choice quiz by jaknginger. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
jaknginger
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
287,905
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
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Avg Score
7 / 10
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Top 10% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. What year did the Carolina Panthers join the NFL as an expansion team? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Who was the other expansion team to enter the NFL the same year as the Panthers? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Who was the owner that started a push for a Carolina expansion team as early as 1987? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Who was the inaugural coach for the Panthers? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. What are the team colors? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In their first NFL draft, who did the Panthers choose as their top pick? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Who was the Panthers first pick of the expansion draft? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. When was the Panthers first winning season? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. What was the final score in their Super Bowl XXXVIII appearance? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Where did the Panthers call home in their inaugural season? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What year did the Carolina Panthers join the NFL as an expansion team?

Answer: 1995

The Panthers are a team based in Charlotte that represent both North and South Carolina. Their summer camp is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
2. Who was the other expansion team to enter the NFL the same year as the Panthers?

Answer: Jacksonville Jaguars

Expansion teams are usually brand new teams that expand into new cities. Due to the team being new and having to start with a new roster, new staff and complete building of a program, expansion teams generally do not perform so well the first few seasons.

The Jaguars seem to be the exception to that rule appearing in the playoffs four times out of their first five seasons. The Panthers had some early success also.
3. Who was the owner that started a push for a Carolina expansion team as early as 1987?

Answer: Jerry Richardson

Richardson was a former Baltimore Colt player and the head of Richardson Sports. He rallied the troops so to speak, to gain support for the desired franchise. Governors and other politicians from North and South Carolina joined together to show that there would be enough support to sustain a team. Sold out preseason games were held in 1989, 1990, and 1991. Also, prior to knowing for certain if there would be a Carolina team, Richardson announced plans to finance a new stadium with permanent seat licenses and luxury boxes, etc.

When the tickets went on sale, the seats sold out the first day.
4. Who was the inaugural coach for the Panthers?

Answer: Dom Capers

Dom Capers served as head coach the first four seasons of the Panthers. He also was named NFL Coach of the Year in their second season. He had a long resume of coaching stints in both college and the pros as an assistant, and head coach beginning in 1972.
5. What are the team colors?

Answer: Black, blue, silver, white

Like many other teams that call home somewhere in the warm, southern climates, the Panthers wear the light-colored jerseys and force the away team to wear the dark-colored ones in the heat. The logo consists of an angry looking panther head outlined in blue.
6. In their first NFL draft, who did the Panthers choose as their top pick?

Answer: Kerry Collins

Kerry Collins was a quarterback out of Penn State. He was a first round, fifth pick of the Panthers. He went to the Pro Bowl in his second NFL season. Of the others listed; McNair, QB round 1 to Houston;, T. Collins, QB round 2 to Buffalo; and Stewart, QB round 2 to Pittsburgh.
7. Who was the Panthers first pick of the expansion draft?

Answer: Rod Smith

The Panthers first four picks, in order, were: Smith, Boatswain, Haws and Rodgers. Rod Smith was chosen from the New England Patriots.

When the league allows a new team, an expansion draft is held to allow the new team to form a roster of players so as not to rely solely on the NFL draft. Of course all of the other NFL teams can place their key players on a "protected" list. The players that are usually eligble in the expansion are players with very high salaries that the team wants to rid itself of, injured players, older players or players that just didn't meet the teams expectations. Of course sometimes, key players are traded in the expansion drafts for compensation or future NFL draft picks.
8. When was the Panthers first winning season?

Answer: Their 2nd season

The Panthers went 12-4 in their second season, finishing first in the NFC West. They made it to the Conference Championship but were defeated by the Green Bay Packers, 30-13.
9. What was the final score in their Super Bowl XXXVIII appearance?

Answer: New England 32 - Carolina 29

The game was played February 1, 2004, at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Carolina almost pulled off the upset. New England beat them with a game-winning field goal and with only 4 seconds left on the clock. This has been called one of the most exciting Super Bowls ever.

It might be because this was the Super Bowl halftime show with Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, and the "wardrobe malfunction".
10. Where did the Panthers call home in their inaugural season?

Answer: Memorial Stadium

Prior to the home stadium being complete, the Panthers played at Clemson University's Memorial Stadium. Their home stadium was complete for their second season, and it was called both Carolinas Stadium and Ericsson Stadium. Ericsson Stadium was a 10-year deal, then it was renamed Bank of America Stadium in a 20-year deal. It is named Carolinas Stadium for FIFA events only.
Source: Author jaknginger

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