While torching the entire NFC on their way to Super Bowl 50, the Carolina Panthers haven't forgotten how to make football fun. It's just that their idea of fun is a little different from the rest of the league.
According to the Charlotte Observer, a number of players on the team regularly partake in a past-time known as "Creedbombing." Invented by backup linebacker Ben Jacobs, the game consists of looking square at another player and singing them the lyrics from a song by the band Creed.
The challenge is three-fold: Knowing Creed lyrics in the first place, making your teammate laugh and keeping a straight face while doing so.
Creed's lead singer, Scott Stapp, is a huge fan of the game -- and now he's a fan of the Panthers, too.
"I've been cheering for these guys so hard," Stapp tells the Observer. "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."
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) January 22, 2016
In fact, the Panthers' team joke is starting to become a much larger thing: Stapp says he's now getting "Creedbombed" by other people, and he couldn't be happier.
"I just started dying laughing," Stapp said. "And then the next thing you know, my band is doing it to me out on tour. And I saw the humor in it and saw how funny it was. I think it's awesome."
As the Panthers prep for Super Bowl 50, only one question remains: Can Creed take them higher? To a place where blind men see?