Formed in 1933, the Philadelphia Eagles are a professional football franchise based in Philadelphia, PA. The Eagles compete in the National Football League (NFL) in the NFC East division against teams lie the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, and Washington Redskins. Gang Green and The Birds is what they are referred as to in their home stadium, Lincoln Financial Field. Chuck Bednarik, Bob Brown, Reggie White, Steve Van Buren, Tommy McDonald, Greasy Neale, Pete Pihos, Sonny Jurgensen, and Norm Van Brocklin have been inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The team consistently ranks in the top three in attendance and has sold out every game since the 1999 season.
Founded in 1996, the Carolina Panthers are a professional football team based in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers compete in the National Football League (NFL in the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) South division against rivals like Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Panthers play their home NFL games at the Bank of America Stadium in front of 75,000 football fans.
The Panthers played well in their first two years, finishing 7–9 in 1995 (an all-time best for an NFL expansion team’s first season) and 12–4 the following year, winning the NFC West before ultimately losing to the eventual Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game. They did not have another winning season until 2003, when they won the NFC Championship Game and reached Super Bowl XXXVIII, losing 32–29 to the New England Patriots. Reggie White, Bill Polian, and Kevin Greene are just a few of the NFL Hall of Famers to come through the organization.