Right now, it doesn’t hurt to be Cameron Newton.
He led his Carolina Panthers to the best record in football during the regular season (15-1). He lit up two reputable defenses in the playoffs (Seattle and Arizona). And now he has his team on the doorstep of a Super Bowl championship.
You wouldn’t know it by all the hate Newton received from some fans and “experts” in the media.
Remember that open letter written by some chick in Tennessee after Cam and the Panthers dabbed on the Titans? How about that was followed up by ANOTHER open letter written by ANOTHER stupid fan (this time from Seattle) bitching about Newton tearing down a a “12th Man” flag at the end of the Panthers’ playoff win over the Seahawks – AT HOME.
That’s right, my man Newton got criticized by an opposing fan for tearing down her”12th Man” rag – that again, was flying at Newton’s HOME STADIUM – and tossing it aside. And I loved how much she wanted to guilt-trip Cam by saying how much it affected her cancer-stricken daughter.
And, I know this is a few years old now, but check out what former Bleacher Report writer Jim Folsom opined on Newton’s chances as a pro shortly after he was drafted. Here is a snippet of Folsom’s infinite wisdom at the time:
“Cam Newton is a sure-fire bust. I am so certain of this that if he is the Panthers’ starting quarterback in 2016, I will buy a Cam Newton jersey and stand in the stadium parking lot in my underwear when the Panthers come to Tampa Bay and hold a sign proclaiming that Auburn rules over Florida and Carolina rules over Tampa Bay.”
Look, even though Folsom later offered a mea culpa of sorts, it’s clear that Newton still has a legion of haters. Whether it’s for a perceived braggadocios attitude, the fact that he may be TOO handsome (lmao), or that good ‘ol racial element that those offending folks love to deny, it’s clear that Newton just can’t win.
But unfortunately for those haters, Newton might just cash this thing in. His team is 17-1 (counting the playoffs), he is spearheading the highest scoring team in the NFL. His Panthers are favored (and rightfully so) to win the Super Bowl. And get this, he may be the MVP of the Super Bowl and announce that he is going to Disneyland.
So sorry haters, can’t hate on Cam any more. Dude is here to stay, and he is only getting better.
Oh, and in case if you all are wondering if my man Folsom will live up to his promise, he has something for y’all:
Ah, seeing funny crap like this makes it such a great day to be a football fan…