Summer 2024

From the Archives: Last Dance, Mike Minter's greatness on and off the field

1934119_19077829729_8732_nMike Minter is no Michael Jackson. That much was clear two years ago at the swanky 30th birthday bash he threw for his wife, Kim.

Minter, the Carolina Panthers’ venerable safety, went all out, renting the ballroom at The Cornhusker, a posh hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska, and filling it with ice sculptures, a deejay, and 100 guests — “the whole enchilada,” as friend Chris Bubak put it. But the highlight came late in the evening when the deejay, at Kim’s request, surprised Mike by asking him to perform “Beat It” on a karaoke machine…

This cover story on former Carolina Panthers safety Mike Minter was published in the September/October 2007 issue of Sports Spectrum. Click HERE to read the remainder of the story. Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis, who appears on Sports Spectrum’s Winter 2016 print magazine, is the first Panther to grace the cover since Minter. Log in HERE to view the latest issue of Sports Spectrum featuring Davis on the cover.