The Panthers will wear black jerseys Saturday night against Arizona. Jackie Miles, the team's equipment manager since their inception, notes its the first time Carolina has ever worn black for a playoff game.
Carolina generally wears white on the road. Its previous two home playoff games were against the Dallas Cowboys, and then the Panthers purposely wore white so as to make the Cowboys wear their "unlucky" blue jerseys. (It worked both times).
Bank of America Stadium will be a rolling sea of white, however, as a white Growl Towel about the size of a golf towel will be given away to everyone who comes through the turnstile. "Those towels really seem to show up better at night," said Phil Youtsey, the Panthers' ticket guru.
The Panthers are gently encouraging fans to wear black to match the team's jerseys and to contrast with the Growl Towels a bit better.