The Carolina Panthers have a new fan in Creed lead singer Scott Stapp, and it's all thanks to their "Creedbombing."
"Creedbombing" was created by linebacker Ben Jacobs, with some help from tight end Greg Olsen and athletic performance analyst Brett Nenaber. Jacobs will walk up behind one of his unsuspecting teammates and belt out a Creed lyric in Stapp's deep, raspy voice.
Stapp is a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan, but has been rooting for the Panthers since finding out about "Creedbombing" last week.
"I've been cheering for these guys so hard," Stapp, a Florida native, told Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer by phone Tuesday. "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."
Stapp hopes to meet the Panthers and shoot a video with them that involves "Creedbombing." He also has a message for them:
"I would take it from the song 'What If.' I would say, 'The more you hold us down, the more we press on,'" Stapp said.
"This is how I used to do every show early in my career and it's stuck with me: I'd play every show like it was the last time I would ever be doing a show. And that energy and that passion came through and connected with the fans.
"I would tell these guys, and I know it's the Super Bowl so they're amped up, but take it to the next level. Play it like it's the last time you're ever going to play football again in your life. What do you want your legacy to be? I would tell them just kill it."