What do you do when you’re 12 years old, want to become a fan of an NFL team, but live in Oklahoma?
Hopefully you’d fight the urge to do the obvious and become a Dallas Cowboys fan, but that’s beside the point.
That was exactly the situation facing Cade Pope. What he did was pretty creative.
The 12-year-old penned letters to each of the 32 NFL franchises asking why he should be a fan of them.
One team wrote back.
Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson responded with a hand-written note that read:
“Cade, we would be honored if our Carolina Panthers became your team. We would make you proud by the classy way we represent you.”
The team also sent Cade a replica helmet signed by All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly.
Well done, Mr. Richardson. And enjoy your fanhood, Cade. It’s a wild ride.
H/T to Bleacher Report and KSLA – Shreveport, LA