The Carolina Panthers started a new trend called "Creedbombing," which is exactly what it sounds like—surprising someone by loudly singing a Creed song in your best impersonation of Creed's growly lead singer, Scott Stapp—and the team has won Stapp himself as a fan as a result. "They are my team right now," the frontman, normally a Cowboys fan, tells the Charlotte Observer. He adds that he wants to meet the team and maybe even film a Creedbombing video with players. "The fact that Creed is still in the conversation 20 years later I think speaks for volumes for how the music has impacted people," he notes.
"Like, are you serious? This is so cool," Stapp said when describing his initial reaction to learning about Creedbombing. "And I just felt like, hey man, there are Creed fans on the Panthers?" Well, either that or they're making fun of your band, Scott. But, to be fair, linebacker Ben Jacobs said Creedbombing was born out of a realization that he and other teammates "still kind of liked the songs" when he first described Creedbombing to the Observer. "The key is you’ve got to make really deep, direct eye contact," he said. "So if you Creedbomb someone you’ve got to look them directly in the eye." Stapp, who is currently doing a solo tour, says his band has started Creedbombing him. (Read more Creed stories.)