Dear Cam Newton

I have always been a fan, until this morning. I turned on Good Morning Football on NFL Network and there was your face. I sat on the edge of my bed wondering why there seemed to be this off feeling among the hosts. Then, I saw the clip.
It’s not only what you said, your body language and your distasteful snicker is what really did it in for me, personally.
Not that you’d want to, but you could peruse my social media pages and see, almost a ridiculous amount, of Cammy Cammy love the kids! and other positive notions. Seeing as the Carolina Panthers are not my #1 team, it was actually confusing to people as to why I rooted for you so hard. I pushed for you, even when you sucked at your job. Even when you threw your tantrums and stormed off the field, I went around telling everyone you were just passionate and emotional.
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Do you want to know what is more embarrassing than a turnover or fumble? Telling a joke to a room full of people and hearing crickets. Been there, done that, only I was simply unfunny – not offensive. I take it back though, there were not crickets, you laughed. How many females were watching that press conference? Is it silly for me to wake up and watch Good Morning Football at 5am? How hilarious is it that my Sunday, as a woman, is spent watching football on multiple TVs in my living room? All day.
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I know, so funny…right?

Nate Burleson, you know him? He said something that rang truer than anything I could come up with. You, Cam, imply that it’s funny for a female to be talking about routes – because it’s silly to think a female can understand the game. Once upon a time, black men were not quarterbacks, because of the untrue stigma that they could not understand the game. And here you are sir, spewing garbage that I feel confident saying, shocked most people, male and female. You feel that way? Tell your buddy after the nationally televised press conference, and hopefully, whoever you’re talking to would respond with something far more intelligent.

Perhaps if you showed some humility in your mistake you’d still have a few of the fans you lost. The problem is, I don’t think you view this as a misstep, and I wouldn’t be surprised if there were people still in your corner but overall, I think your arrogance has shown itself – and here we are. You have placed your team, your fans, and least importantly yourself in an awkward, messed up situation – as their leader.

Get it together, Cam.
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Sincerely,
A Female That Used To Be A Fan

One thought on “Dear Cam Newton

  1. Awkwaaaard. It’s crazy how much sexism you get from male sports fans. However, I think it’s to do with who they watch/follow these sports with. Sports tends to cultivate that macho man image more so than other entertainment. At this point, I just roll with it. That doesn’t make it right, but what can we do? Most guys will be happy to have someone else to talk sports with, the others can suck it.

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