My apologies, Panthers fans
Gotta explain why the Panthers weren't on my "best teams" list (below). See, they actually were. But as I was writing that blog, I had ESPN.com scribe and college pal Wright Thompson hanging over me waiting to go to lunch. He was starving, he had to catch a flight, so I rushed and forgot to include Carolina.
I like Carolina. A lot. This team has all the pieces. I think the Panthers need a few things in '06 that they didn't have in '05 to make it to the Super Bowl in Miami.