Panthers mania has touched down on local government.
Mecklenburg County commissioners Tuesday will vote on a resolution declaring Feb. 7 “#OneCarolina Day” in honor of the Carolina Panthers, who will face the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday.
The #OneCarolina hashtag took off on social media ahead of the NFC Championship Game Jan. 24. The Panthers beat the Arizona Cardinals 49-15 in that game, securing their spot in the big game in California.
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The county’s resolution encourages residents to show their “Panthers Pride” by wearing Panthers gear, or sporting black, blue and white, on Sunday.
Its language is flattering, to say the least.
It calls the Panthers role models for the county’s youth because of their “excellent character, unrelenting work ethic and determination to win.” It lauds the “Keep Pounding” message that “continues to positively resonate in our community.”
It commends players for facing and overcoming adversity in their work and personal lives. And, of course, it highlights the Panthers putting the county, city of Charlotte and both the Carolinas “on full display.”
There is no mention of dabbing.
Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the meeting chamber of the government center in uptown.