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

5 Reasons Why I Love Football (& Why More Ladies Should)

1.) The Apparel For Women Within The NFL Market Is Flat Out Adorable.

Just because you’re watching football with the guys (I’ll get to that next) does not mean you can’t support your team and look like a lady! Google It!

The NFL (and a ton of retailers) have made it excessively easy to feel dainty & cute while you smash a chip filled with guacamole into your mouth and scream at the television set.

Regardless of how cute you look…that does sound like fun, right?

2.) Real Quality Time With The Men In Your Life (And Their Friends…)

I hope you like your boyfriend/husband/father/brother’s friends…

Stop. If not, this does not apply to you & you may skip to #3.

Most non-bitchy girls I know would rather hang out with Men over Women anyway. There is just something about hanging around a bunch of men in their element (i.e. Football, Beer & Snacks) that’s just flat out fun. It’s a legit good time. Who doesn’t love a strong manly high five?! Lady or not, you have to appreciate a man’s high five over most women’s sad attempts.

Why do some girls get all shy about high-fiving? It’s supposed to be exciting; I don’t want you to gently place your hand on mine… Maybe you’re not aware, but it’s supposed to make noise. I want you to hit it.

Back on track…

#3.) You Can Cheer For Whoever You Want. 

If you aren’t already locked in, there is no rule that says you have to cheer for your home team. Typically, you do…but you’re a grown woman & you can do what you want. Do you like the colors of a certain team? Go with it…

Many years ago, my love for the Carolina Panther’s was the reason I rocked a very stylish Carolina Panther (pullover) Starter Jacket, fully equipped with that big ol’ pouch/pocket in front. I loved it.

If you need a visual – I can help with that…

Carolina Panther Black Pullover Starter Jacket

I also wore these.

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(Pridefully, I might add.)

Zubaz is what they’re called – and apparently they are still being made. So, find your colors gals and get to ordering.

4.) Ahem…You’ll See.

Cam Newton
Cam Newton
Tom Brady
Tom Brady
DeSean Jackson
DeSean Jackson
Rob Gronkowski
Rob Gronkowski
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Clay Matthews

Yeah… That sums up #4.

5.) The NFL Is The Ultimate Reality TV – Nonstop.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love me some Bachelor(ette), America’s Next Top Model & X-Factor; but there just aren’t channels that stream (LIVE) updates & current information on those people constantly.

I’m nosey, you’re nosey…we’re all nosey.

If you invest some fanship into the NFL you get NFL Network & ESPN – even during the off season! Better yet, you can watch Redzone (aka: best thing ever) alllll day *commercial free* every Sunday .

I don’t like waiting months for my trashy trash shows to come back after the seasons have ended – and once it finally airs again, it’s a completely new cast*.  I have to waste the first 3 weeks on “getting to know” everyone.

Conveniently, with the wonderful NFL – Once a year, one batch of new characters*  (some that you may already know of) gets thrown into the mix of people we already know and love (and sometimes hate).

(*Cast = Acting / *Characters = Interesting People).

From the villains like HimThese guys & Them – to the players who make your heart warm like HimThis guy & These men… there’s typically something going on to talk about, on a fairly regular basis.

Nonstop.