Description: T.C. was born and raised in North Carolina. However, the Carolina Panthers didnít exist when he became a football fan on September 16, 1979. It was 1 day before his 9th birthday, and it was also the first time he ever watched an NFL game. The Miami Dolphins defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 27-12. On that day T.C. decided that Miami would be his favorite team (since they had won the game)Öand 29 years later, the Fins are still his favorite team. If the Vikings would have won that game, then it stands to reason that T.C. would be writing for VikingsGab.com instead.