The Panthers' website has a cleaner look than the Patriots' but it's also a bit slower and, well, kind of dorky. But never let it be said that the Panthers don't have goods to sell to their fans. In the online store -- besides the usual jerseys, T-shirts, hats, shirts, jackets and sweatpants -- they also offer future prized possessions such as Chris Weinke bobblehead dolls; pillows, blankets and comforters; bronze panther statues; backpacks; CD cases; golf balls; Christmas ornaments; bean bag chairs; shower curtains; day planners; three-ring binders; jewelry; women's purses (listed under "Men's Accessories"); sunglasses; watches; helmet-topped grills and food baskets shaped like a Panther helmet.
What we found missing but were hoping to see were: Panther helmet salt and pepper shakers; Panther logo spoon rests; Panther toilet paper holders where the paper comes out from between the cat's teeth; Panther teeth corn on the cob holders; a full Panther lingerie line; Panther money clips; Panther grass seed; and Panther logos for garbage rollout containers.
The Patriots' online store was skimpier overall, but still had a full selection of clothing and hats, and an understandably larger collection of cold-weather gear. In addition, they did have some items missing from the Panthers' goodie box, namely leather jackets; auto license plates; jewelry boxes; Patriots pajamas; women's boxer shorts; gift bags; mini-footballs; infant and toddler hooded coveralls; Christmas stockings; and cheerleader swimsuit calendars and DVDs.