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Panthers Rising
Panthers Rising

Panthers Rising

How the Carolina Panthers Roared to the Super Bowl—and Why They’ll Be Back!
By Scott Fowler, Foreword by Eugene Robinson

SPORTS & RECREATION

304 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Cloth, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $29.95)

ISBN 9781629373126

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2016)

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In 2010, the Carolina Panthers hit rock bottom—they were a 2-14 team that had become an NFL joke. But an extraordinary turnaround over the next five years culminated in a 15-1 record in 2015 and a berth in Super Bowl 50. Fueled by charismatic quarterback Cam Newton and a host of other big personalities, the Panthers staked their place in NFL history. Panthers Rising is the inside story of this remarkable turnaround. Author Scott Fowler has covered the Panthers for The Charlotte Observer since the team's inception in 1995. He writes from an insider's perspective about what really led to Newton's rise to NFL Most Valuable Player and the controversies that surrounded the best season the quarterback has ever played. Head coach Ron Rivera, a linebacker on the legendary 1985 Chicago Bears, told his players all season to let their personalities shine through like that squad once did 30 years earlier. Carolina responded with a 14-game winning streak to open the season and an unprecedented run through the NFC playoffs. Based on exclusive interviews with many Panthers stars and Fowler's behind-the-scenes access to the team, Panthers Rising is the inside story of the Panthers' rise to the NFL's elite.

Author Biography

Scott Fowler is a national award-winning sports columnist for The Charlotte Observer, where he has been writing since 1994. He writes primarily about the Carolina Panthers, college basketball, NASCAR, and the Olympics. He has written nine books, including 100 Things Panthers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die and Tales from the Carolina Panthers Sideline. Scott lives in North Carolina. Eugene Robinson is a former All-Pro and Super Bowl champion who now serves as the color analyst for the Carolina Panthers Radio Network. He lives in Charlotte.

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Panthers Rising

How the Carolina Panthers Roared to the Super Bowl

—and Why They’ll Be Back

By Scott Fowler / Foreword by Eugene Robinson

 

Contact: Olivia Aguilar, Triumph Books, 312.676.4238, o.aguilar@triumphbooks.com

 

There’s no doubt about it now that the Carolina Panthers are Super Bowl contenders, that they have the potential and the talent to be champions. The team that went an embarrassing 2-14 in 2010 has been transformed into a team to beat. And now that they’ve gotten a chance at the title, with three consecutive division titles under their belts, they’re definitely not turning back now.

 

In Panthers Rising: How the Carolina Panthers Roared to the Super Bowl—and Why They’ll Be Back (Triumph Books, September 15, 2016), award-winning sports columnist Scott Fowler details the rise of the Carolina Panthers and the events and players that contributed to the making of the team that not only dominated the 2015 season but capped it off with a trip to Super Bowl 50, and why they’re hungrier than ever before. Highlights include:

 

  • A passionate and illuminating foreword by former Super Bowl winner and three-time Pro-Bowl safety Eugene Robinson
  • A detailed look at “The Golden Era” of the Panthers, from their disastrous 2010 season all the way to Super Bowl 50 and beyond
  • Insight on the talents and personalities of  2015 NFL MVP, Cam Newton, and 2013 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Luke Kuechly
  • An in-depth look at Ron Rivera and why he is so crucial to the Panthers’ success
  • An exclusive interview with cornerback Josh Norman about the details of his infamous fight with Cam Newton and how it benefitted the team

 

Panthers Rising is the inside story of the Panthers remarkable turnaround as fueled by charismatic quarterback Cam Newton and a host of other big personalities. Scott Fowler writes from an insider's perspective about what really led to Newton's rise to NFL Most Valuable Player and how head coach Ron Rivera let their personalities shine through to fuel their success. Based on exclusive interviews with many Panthers stars and Fowler's behind-the-scenes access to the team, Panthers Rising is the inside story of the Panthers' rise to the NFL's elite.

 

About the Author:

Scott Fowler is a national award-winning sports columnist for The Charlotte Observer, where he has been covering the Panthers since the team’s inception.

 

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