The vanity license plate on his Dodge Hellcat Charger includes Josh Norman's jersey number, so it's not hard to spot No. 24 around town. But the guy can't even fill up in peace these days.
"I go around in Charlotte, and fans are like, ‘Man, I'm getting ready for the game!' I’m hearing that everywhere," the Panthers cornerback says. "It’s ridiculous. I can’t even go to the gas station without getting honked at.
"It's becoming a football town."
We're a football-mad country, so most cities with NFL teams are football towns just by osmosis. That the Panthers are the hottest sports topic in Charlotte isn't anything new. The degree of popularity is.