Mark Leonard

Mark Leonard


I'm a hardcore fan of the Carolina Panthers. I've been fan since the franchise's inception. I have attended five Panther games (six regular season games and one pre-season game. All of them have been in Charlotte). I became a fan when I received my sibling's Carolina Panthers' sweater. I didn't know who they were, but I liked them from that point forward. I remember people creating a buzz that the NFL was coming to the Carolinas. I recall that I didn't have the faintest clue what sport they played, but I remember I liked them from that day forward. I eventually did figure out what sport they played during the 1995 NFL Pre-Season. I remember when Dom Capers became the head coach and everyone was thinking Super Bowl since he was the defensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers between 1992-1994. I have memories of the ever aggressive coach, George Seifert. I remember the good, when they went to the Super Bowl in only eight years of existence. I also remember the bad, when they went 1-15 and lost fifteen straight (thank God for the Detroit Lions). Then I remember the ugly, when Carolina traded two first round picks for Sean Gilbert who never came close to meeting expectations.

Football is my passion and if I ever to get a shot at playing again I'm going to make the most of it and hopefully reach where I would like to go.

I'm also a big fan of the New York Mets, but I generally don't get much of chance to watch their games since I live in Braves territory, so I get stuck with their mediocre play, but I still see the Mets play them (those are like the only games I can catch the Mets playing). I would love to attend a game in New York or Atlanta or wherever I can get a ticket.

I am an avid runner and I've just recently lettered in cross country. If I ever get the chance I would like to be cross country coach for a high school someday when I get established.

Finally, I signed up to Bleacher Report, because I had aspirations to be a Sportswriter and I wanted to acquire some experience before I head off to college. My aspirations have since changed and now I write, because I enjoy writing in general and I have a natural love for sports. I'm a perfectionist so, if I'm doing anything wrong or if you want to give some advice just write on my bulletin board. Thanks!

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  • JW Nix posted 3855 days ago

    JW Nix

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  • Tony Santorsa posted 3859 days ago

    Tony Santorsa

    hey, check out my rankings of the top QBs this decade

    you might be surprised, tell me what you think

  • Eric Quackenbush posted 4053 days ago

    Eric Quackenbush

    I'm digging on your profile pic! Steve Beuerlein; my FIRST Panthers jersey, that I still have! It looks a little rough around the edges, but it's quite comfortable now.

  • Thaddeus Yeiser posted 4102 days ago

    Thaddeus Yeiser

    What's up. I know where your coming from. I've also been a Panthers fan since their inception, and have memorabilia from 1994. Cross your fingers for next year. Look forward to reading more articles

  • len laber posted 4109 days ago

    len laber

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  • Eric Quackenbush posted 4110 days ago

    Eric Quackenbush

    Welcome to Bleacher Report! I like the Steve Beuerlein pic! I see I'm first to become your fan; I like your bio, and I can't wait to read what you have to say about our Cats! I was just there at the stadium today; took a few pics of the entrance, Sam Mills memorial, and the Indomitable Spirit statues. Absolutely beautiful stadium!

    Please post any questions or anything you'd like for me to read/look at on my bulletin board, and I'll do the same with you!