Cribs, Caves, and Cars: Panthers man cave is a sight to see

Cribs, Caves, and Cars: Panthers man cave is a sight to see

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by CHRIS CLARK / NBC Charlotte

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WCNC.com

Posted on January 31, 2013 at 7:57 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 2:53 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When it comes to the Carolina Panthers, there are spectators, there are fans and then there’s Patrick LeClair.

“In 2005 I bought PSL's (personal seat license) and I was hooked,” said LeClair.

His Charlotte-area man cave combines his two loves of football and photography.

(Photos: Peek inside the Panthers man cave)

“When digital came out I brought my camera to the game and I was like ‘This is fun’” smiled LeClair. “My wife says ‘You don't even watch the game’ because I’ll shoot like 1,500 or 1,600 pictures in one game.”

He likes the entire Panthers team but when pressed on a favorite, running back DeAngelo Williams rises to the top. He’s not just a fan he’s also the president of the DeAngelo Williams Fan Club.

Every square inch is covered with Panther-something, He has gloves, helmets, even cleats.

It’s not just the players, it’s the stadium as well. During a visit last year a small part of the playing field came home with him when he made off with part of the 20 yard line.

In a NBC Charlotte Cribs, Caves and Cars first, even the door is customized with autographs. He wears his loyalty not on his sleeve but just below it. A series of tattoos lets you know for sure what team he pulls for.

Watch the video report for a full, detailed look inside the man cave.
 

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