Carolina Panthers Invent 'Creedbombing' and Scott Stapp Is Totally Down

Jeremy Cowart

Scott Stapp

The Carolina Panthers have weathered a grueling NFL season and they’re down to one last breath on their championship chase -- Super Bowl 50 against the Denver Broncos. It turns out their dominating season has been partially fueled by an unexpected inspiration -- the radio mega-hits of Creed

Yes, it’s true. Over the course of the 2015 NFL season, Panthers players and personnel created something called “Creedbombing.” How do you Creedbomb someone? You sneak up on them, lock eyes, and sing them some of frontman Scott Stapp’s lyrics in the raspiest voice you can muster. It goes something like this:

In a recent interview with The Charlotte Obersever, Stapp revealed he endorses Creedbombing 100% -- so much, that he’s cheering the Panthers despite his longtime Cowboys fandom.

"I’ve been cheering for these guys so hard… I had to move my tour bus like five different places so I could get reception and watch [the NFC Championship Game] the other night. I’m so fired up and pumped up for these guys. They are my team right now."

The trend started with tight end Greg Olsen, linebacker Ben Jacobs and athletic performance analyst Brett Nenaber. From there, it spread throughout the Panther locker room. After beating the Arizona Cardinals to advance to the Super Bowl last Sunday, cornerback Josh Norman Creedbombed safety Kurt Coleman during an interview with the lyrics from “My Sacrifice.”

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According to the Charlotte Observer interview, Stapp would also love to meet the team and record a video with them. 

“I think some of my personal struggles contributed to some of the criticism, and rightfully so,” Stapp said. “But I think the music on its own has, so far, stood the test of time. It’s still showing its impact on pop culture 20 years later.”

Cam Newton’s dab embodied the Panthers’ dominance this year, but let the record show that it wasn’t their only move. 


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