Carolina Panthers’ Fun-Loving Style Reaching Across Globe to Australian Open

January 23, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As the Carolina Panthers prepare to take on the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship Game Sunday in Charlotte, North Carolina, a world away Down Under, they've become the most talked-about NFL team at the Australian Open.
Thanks to Victoria Azarenka and John Isner, one of the Panthers' biggest—and tallest—fans, Carolina is a hit in Melbourne. 
According to Courtney Nguyen's 2013 story in Sports Illustrated, the Panthers are the "unofficial NFL team of the tennis community." 
It started with the 6'10" Isner, a longtime Panthers fan. A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Isner often tweets about the squad. He's even taken to mimicking quarterback Cam Newton's "Superman celebration" after victories on the court.
With so many fellow tennis players as friends and followers on Twitter, Isner's love for the team has spread. 
Now, ATP World Tour No. 54 Juan Monaco, of Argentina, is a Panthers fan. So, too, is British pla...

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