We billed this as "The Boys Weekend Out."
It started rather simply, I wanted to take my three sons (ages 15, 12 and 7) to a Charlotte Bobcats game. As I perused the schedule the Nov. 24 date against the Boston Celtics stood out. I quickly ordered four tickets online, believing that the game would be a big draw, with Boston now the best team in the league.
Then, a couple of days later, another thought struck me. "I wonder if the Panthers are in town that weekend?" I asked.
Sure enough, the Saints were traveling to Charlotte for an NFL showdown with Carolina.