Ryan Kalil knows what it takes to win championships, having won two national titles with USC not long ago.
So I guess that means we should believe Carolina's three-time Pro Bowl center when he says that the Panthers will be this season's Super Bowl champions.
This wasn't just a quick thought that ran through his head one day or something he just happened to mention to a few teammates while working out. Kalil actually took out a full-page ad in Wednesday's Charlotte (N.C.) Observer that declares: "CAROLINA PANTHERS — SUPER BOWL XLVII CHAMPIONS!"
Sure, the Panthers are probably feeling pretty good after tripling their win total last season (going from from two to six), and with quarterback Cam Newton coming back after a remarkable rookie season. But this is Carolina we're talking about. A team that hasn't been to the playoffs or even had a winning season since 2008.