Monday, January 13, 2014
Charles Bowman had a wager going with his counterpart in San Francisco: Should the Panthers lose this past Sunday, Bowman pledged to go to his Tryon Street office dressed like Sourdough Sam, the 49ers' mascot. If the Panthers were to win, his counterpart Martin Richards would have had to dress like the Panthers’ Sir Purr.
A photo of Bowman in the garb was posted to his Twitter account Monday.
"Making good on my bet. After yesterday's crushing loss, here I am as Sourdough Sam," read the text accompanying the photo.
The playoff game was also battle of two bank towns. Charlotte’s NationsBank became Bank of America when it bought San Francisco-based BankAmerica in 1998. A decade later, San Francisco’s Wells Fargo bought Charlotte-based Wachovia.
As a result, bankers in Charlotte and San Francisco engaged in friendly bets and bantering leading up to the game.
The Panthers lost to the 49ers 23-10.
Posted by Deon Roberts at 1:19 PM