Daniel Grano, associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at UNC Charlotte, will lead a lunchtime discussion Friday, February 5, at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Arts that examines the Carolina Panthers' 2015-16 season as an example of the modern NFL and considers the Panthers' place in the league's cultural landscape.
The event begins at Noon and is open to the public without charge. Attendees are invited to bring their lunches or to purchase lunch from the Museum Café. No reservation is needed, but seating is limited.
The 2015 Panthers football season has featured just about everything that makes the NFL a sports empire and a source of controversy. Most importantly for fans in the Carolinas, the Panthers had an almost perfect regular-season record, secured home-field advantage throughout the playoffs and, led by quarterback Cam Newton, an MVP candidate.