Cam’s Right to be His Cam- and Not Yours

3 thoughts on “Cam’s Right to be His Cam- and Not Yours”

  1. I agree with your larger premise that racism exists and that black athletes are held to a higher standard than their white counterparts. Where I disagree is in regards to looking past Cam’s post game behavior. He lost and his team was outplayed — but at the end of the day he has to step up and put up with 15-20 minutes of inane questions. It’s not asking too much especially considering his salary.

    Why can’t I criticize Cam Newton’s behavior just as I did Pete Rose, John Rocker, and that cretin, Romanoswki? Unlike Romanowski, The Times isn’t coming from a racist place with those comments — Cam *did* act like a kid.

    I can’t stand a blow hard — I look at Donald Trump and I nearly throw up in my mouth. But here’s the thing — if you’re going to be a self-promoting braggart then at least have the ability to lose gracefully. Otherwise you have no recourse when people take you to task.

    1. I agree- I think you can criticize his losing, and I think he has a responsibility to learn to lose better and to handle the media. I don’t think we can argue away the post-game behavior entirely, but I also think it shouldn’t be a condemnation.
      I will say, though, that if I had to be disappointed in him at any point this year, it would have been in that moment, and I’ll admit that openly.

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