All year long, Charlotte magazine's staff of editors and writers scour the city for the best of the best—from dining to nightlife to culture to shopping, from pampering to pets to parks. We also ask you to vote for your favorites—which you do by the tens of thousands. Then, each May, we present the BOB Awards, recognizing Charlotte's Best of the Best. Every winner since 2011—Editor's Picks and Voters' Choice—is listed in this database, which is easily searchable. Consider this your ultimate guide to Charlotte's Best of the Best.

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BOB Awards Winner's Guide

Bank of America Stadium

MapCharlotte, NC
  • Recreation


Charlotte sports fans know the story: In January 2004, former linebacker Sam Mills stood in front of the Carolina Panthers before a playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys and said, “When I found out I had cancer, there were two things I could do—quit or keep pounding. I’m a fighter. I kept pounding.” The Panthers won the game. Mills died a year later. But the words live on. And in the season of many slogans for the Panthers as they marched toward the NFC South Division title last year, “Keep Pounding” was the most meaningful. Sometimes before games, Panthers’ staff will bring the famous bass drum to the stadium entrance and invite fans to pound away.


Best Way to Show Team Spirit

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2014
Pick: Editor's Pick
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