Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil is making promises as big as he is.
The Panthers center, perhaps feeling the swagger and confidence a team member gets from having a solid quarterback, placed a full-page ad in The Charlotte Observer, proclaiming that the Panthers are Super Bowl bound— and that they will be victorious, too!
The advertisement showcases pretty stellar prose on his part. Written and published to drive the fan base to believe and support the team; he goes on to relieve the team’s origins and where they’ve been since their first and declares “Victory. One hundred-percent, sterling silver victory”.
My favorite quote on this is the following:
At the daunting, unpaved path ahead, lined with detours, naysayers, and walls which seem insurmountable. But not for you. You’ll ignore what you hear and break through ANYTHING that stands in your way. Because you see what’s at the end of this…
I have to admit, it like his confidence. However seeing that their first and only Super Bowl appearance was in 2004 in Super Bowl XXXVIII, and they have to get through one of the toughest divisions in football, the NFC South, and they have at most the third best quarterback in the division, no defensive line to speak of, and Kalil may be the best player on their offensive line, they will have to do quite a bit of work. Hoisting the Lombardi Trophy is no small task.
I wonder what Cam Newton thinks of this.
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