Yes, loyal readers, you read that right! We’re giving you a chance to win two FREE tickets to the Carolina Panthers vs. New York Giants game on September 22nd!
For part of my series “The Road to Metlife Stadium” – which is the venue for Super Bowl XLVIII and the first cold-weather Super Bowl event in decades – I’ve partnered with MetLife in order to bring some free giveaways to reward the loyalty that you, the catcrave.com readers, have shown us.
Just consider it a thank-you for following the Carolina Panthers with us here at Cat Crave.
MetLife Stadium opened in April, 2010, and was formerly known as New Meadowlands Stadium before the naming rights were sold. Oddly enough, the first NFL game played there featured the same two teams the free tickets are for – The Carolina Panthers lost the contest on Sept. 12, 2010, 31-18.
Therefore, it’s rather appropriate that this giveaway is for those same two teams.
With Giants RB David Wilson still having fumblitis, the Panthers defense seeing a resurgence with their infusion of young talent the last couple of years like Star Lotulelei and Luke Kuechly, and the Giants losing MLB Dan Connor for the season, there’s a good possibility that the Panthers might even be favored to win the game when the time comes despite their offensive woes thus far.
Remember, the Seahawks defense is established and has better corners than the Panthers. I feel Carolina has really narrowed the gap between themselves and the “elite” defenses of the league. The only things missing are a true shutdown corner (so much as one can be in today’s NFL with the offense-friendly passing rules) and a free safety ball hawk.
Offensively, the needs are much greater, but with only five draft picks in the April 2013 draft, severe salary cap issues, and a soft rush defense, General Manager David Gettleman could only do so much.
As for the contest, all you have to do is answer the following question:
“What do the Carolina Panthers have to do in order to get to the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in February, 2014?”
Obviously, they have to make it to the playoffs and such, but otherwise be creative in your responses!
The best response will win TWO FREE TICKETS to attend the game against the New York Giants at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC, on September 22, 2013, so the contest responses will be closed by Tuesday, September 17th – that’s NEXT TUESDAY, folks – in order for me to get in touch with the winner and get those tickets to you in time for the game!
Please email your responses to [email protected] by 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, Sept 17th, 2013). I will be the final judge but reserve the right to seek the opinions of others here on the staff of Catcrave in case two or more responses are tied for the best one.
In order to receive your prize, 2 free tickets to the Giants game in Charlotte, you must include your name and address with your entry. This information will not be sold to third parties or shared with others EXCEPT with MetLife, who will be sending you the tickets so I will need to pass that info along to them by Wednesday, Sept. 18th, 2013 in order to make sure you receive your prize well in time to use them!
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In the spirit of full disclosure, I’ve partnered with MetLife as part of the Road to MetLife Stadium Preferred Blogger Program. Throughout the year I’ll be receiving special access to MetLife Stadium events and be conducting reader giveaways, with prizes provided by MetLife. However, NO payment was given or expected for posting about the program, and as always, all opinions given here are fully my own.