by: the Common Constitutionalist
The main stream media seems to agree that Cam Newton, Quarterback of the Superbowl bound Carolina Panthers, “has plenty of detractors outside the Carolinas. In fact, he might be more criticized than any other player in today’s NFL.” Cam Newton appears to concur with this assessment.
Now I don’t know about that. There are plenty of other players and teams who are pretty harshly criticized on a regular basis. Defensive players, particularly the Safety position, get chastised by fans and the media for being dirty players – like Brandon Meriweather and T J Ward. Then there are quarterbacks like Brian Hoyer of the Houston Texans and especially Andy Dalton of the Cincinnati Bengals – nicknamed the Red Rifle, whom JJ Watt coined as the Red BB Gun. No criticism has been spared of those guys.
But Cam Newton is different. He’s a “Black” Quarterback and blacks aren’t supposed to play Quarterback, don’t ya know – being that blacks aren’t intelligent enough. This is at least what I’ve heard. Not from fans like you and me, but the media. Oh they don’t say it – they just imply that this is what the general public is thinking.