Sunday Letters: Cade Pope to all 32 NFL teams


Instead of sharing my own letters on Sundays, I’ve decided to do something different. Each Sunday I will share someone else’s letter that I think you’ll find interesting or I’ll catch you up on the responses that I receive back from the people I’m writing to!

Cade Pope with his autographed Panthers helmet.

Cade Pope with his autographed Panthers helmet.

I think it’s only appropriate today to share a story that made news this week. Cade Pope, a 12-year-old boy from Oklahoma, wrote all 32 NFL teams asking them why he should become a fan of their team. Three weeks later, he got a response from Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson. Pretty cool!

Cade used to be a St. Louis Rams fan, but got frustrated after their lackluster performances. “I used to like the Rams – but it just hurt too much.” That’s hilarious. Well, good for you for challenging the the teams to make their arguments for your allegiance. You’re my hero of the week!

I think the Panthers just got a fan for life!

Cade Pope's letter to the Carolina Panthers with owner Jerry Richardson's response below. Image courtesy of The Washington Post.

Cade Pope’s letter to the Carolina Panthers with owner Jerry Richardson’s response below. Image courtesy of The Washington Post.

Owner Jerry Richardson's note accompanied a Panthers helmet signed by middle linebacker Luke Kuechly.

Owner Jerry Richardson’s note accompanied a Panthers helmet signed by middle linebacker Luke Kuechly.

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