'Gano lo ganó!': Spanish-language announcers celebrate Panthers' game-winning kick

Shalise Manza YoungYahoo Sports Columnist
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Gano lo ganó! <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nfl/teams/car" data-ylk="slk:Carolina Panthers">Carolina Panthers</a> kicker <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nfl/players/9526/" data-ylk="slk:Graham Gano">Graham Gano</a> nailed a 63-yard game-winner against the Giants on Sunday. (AP)
Gano lo ganó! Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano nailed a 63-yard game-winner against the Giants on Sunday. (AP)

The most thrilling finish to a game on Sunday came courtesy of the Carolina Panthers and kicker Graham Gano, who drilled a career-best 63-yard field goal with just seconds left on the clock to give his team a 33-30 win over the New York Giants.

The home crowd went crazy, and Gano was mobbed by his exhilarated teammates.

Not only was it the best kick of Gano’s career, it tied for the second-longest kick in league history and marked the first time in nearly 50 years that a game had been won on a kick as long as Gano’s.

And in one of the radio booths, where the Panthers’ Spanish-speaking broadcast crew was stationed, there was pandemonium.

“Gano lo ganó! Gano lo ganó!,” the duo shouted.

In Spanish, the verb “ganar” means “to win,” so in conjugating it, it becomes ganó – as in “Gano won it!”

The man’s very name means “win” – how could he miss?

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