Share Share
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/22/12/29/rFrgl.St.138.jpeg|515
    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Ashley Manwaring (left), Lauren Hart (right) ,both with Meritage Homes toss out mini footballs to Panther's fans during the Charlotte Observer tailgate party held on the front lawn of the Observer on Sunday Dec 22,2013.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/22/12/29/1gu9Na.St.138.jpeg|473
    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers gather during the Charlotte Observer tailgate party held on the front lawn of the Observer on Sunday Dec 22,2013.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/22/12/29/XsFQR.St.138.jpeg|502
    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers fan Rick Jefferson (left), with another fan during the Charlotte Observer tailgate party held on the front lawn of the Observer on Sunday Dec 22,2013.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/22/12/29/vOdNG.St.138.jpeg|525
    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Lauren Hart sales associate with Meritage Homes shouts after she tossed out a mini football to a Panthers fan during the Charlotte Observer tailgate party held on the front lawn of the Observer on Sunday Dec 22,2013.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/22/12/29/v0ZWP.St.138.jpeg|414
    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers gather during the Charlotte Observer tailgate party held on the front lawn of the Observer on Sunday Dec 22,2013.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/22/12/29/euLYW.St.138.jpeg|444
    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers fan Cole Haas 7, tosses a bean bag during the Charlotte Observer tailgate party held on the front lawn of the Observer on Sunday Dec 22,2013.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/22/12/29/ybr7Y.St.138.jpeg|525
    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers fan Belinda Crane-Isenhower of Newton with a painted panther face during the Charlotte Observer tailgate party held on the front lawn of the Observer on Sunday Dec 22,2013.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/22/12/29/2xWnX.St.138.jpeg|525
    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    A young Carolina Panthers fan tosses a football during the Charlotte Observer tailgate party held on the front lawn of the Observer on Sunday Dec 22,2013.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/22/12/28/cgJSU.St.138.jpeg|413
    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers fan Rick Jefferson (right), laughs with another fan during the Charlotte Observer tailgate party held on the front lawn of the Observer on Sunday Dec 22,2013.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/22/12/28/PpH8Y.St.138.jpeg|429
    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers fans shout after answering a trivia question correctly during the Charlotte Observer tailgate party held on the front lawn of the Observer on Sunday Dec 22,2013.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/22/12/29/RAe3G.St.138.jpeg|426
    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte Observer Sports reporters talk about the Panthers and field questions from Panther's fans during the Charlotte Observer tailgate party held on the front lawn of the Observer on Sunday Dec 22,2013.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/22/12/29/LC8gY.St.138.jpeg|525
    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    WBTV's Delano Little talks about the Panthers and field questions from Panther's fans during the Charlotte Observer tailgate party held on the front lawn of the Observer on Sunday Dec 22,2013.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/22/12/29/ewQzX.St.138.jpeg|432
    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte Observer Sports reporters and WBTV's Delano on talk about the Panthers and field questions from Panther's fans during the Charlotte Observer tailgate party held on the front lawn of the Observer on Sunday Dec 22,2013.
Loading in additional galleries
CharlotteObserver.com