CHARLOTTE. NC – We all know Super Bowl appearances don’t come very often in the NFL, and Carolina Panthers team founder and owner Jerry Richardson realizes this. The last Super Bowl the Panthers were in came in 2004, where they ended up narrowly losing to the Patriots 32-29. 12 years later, they’re back, and Richardson is taking everyone with him. Literally everyone. The head man is paying for every single full-time team employee, from interns up, to go to Super Bowl 50 on February 7th.
.@Panthers president Danny Morrison said team owner Jerry Richardson is taking every employee from interns up to Super Bowl 50 @SiriusXMNNFL
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) January 26, 2016
“Mr. Richardson understands that this memorable season would not have been possible without harmony and a complete team effort,” team president Danny Morrison told Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer. “This is not unprecedented as he also provided an opportunity for the Panthers staff to travel to the 2004 Super Bowl in Houston, Texas. It’s an incredibly gracious gift.”
We all know Super Bowl tickets don’t come cheap, reaching the thousands per seat, so although he of course has the money, a overwhelmingly gracious gesture from Richardson.
Cam shared a kiss with his boss after their NFC Championship win over the Cardinals, clearly loved by his players and by his employees? maybe just a little bit more now.
If there’s any such thing as a “home field advantage” in the Super Bowl, the Panthers may have an edge this year.