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SBD/April 29, 2011/Franchises
Panthers Hold Draft Party For First Time To Capitalize On Having No. 1 Pick
Published April 29, 2011
WITH THE FIRST PICK, THE PANTHERS SELECT... The in-stadium scoreboards, as well as two video screens set up outside the stadium, were airing a live feed of NFL Network’s Draft broadcast. As the time drew near for the Panthers’ pick to be announced, the crowd gathered around the screens. When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appeared on the screen, the Charlotte fans, much like those sitting in Radio City Music Hall, booed him. Following Newton being announced as the No. 1 pick, several cheers erupted outside the stadium and streamers filled the air. But shortly after, the crowd dispersed, and within 15 minutes could be described as sparse. Both Morrison and Berger noted that they would consider hosting the event in the future, but hope that it would not coincide with the team holding the first pick again any time soon.