Heck Of A Season2/08/2016
Photo: Pexels.com I was hoping to write this post while being in a more joyous mood. No such luck. The Carolina Panthers fe...
A little Dab with do you but too much Dab will undo you!— Wade Phillips (@sonofbum) February 8, 2016
It's also ridiculously obvious that many people hate Cam Newton. Yes, I said "hate" because "dislike" does not do what I've witnessed any justice. From calling him a "thug" to saying he shouldn't celebrate and everything in between, I've seen and heard it all. The vitriol was out in full force after the game on Sunday night, fueled by Newton's performance on the field as well as his postgame interview. After answering a myriad of idiotic questions - and having to listen to a Broncos player gloat about his team's victory right next to him - Newton simply walked away from the podium, creating a firestorm of comments from the peanut gallery on social media - the worst of them all coming from former NFL player Bill Romanowski.
If you think the hatred is justified in any way, it shouldn't be. After hearing about Peyton Manning not shaking hands with any New Orleans Saints players, including fellow QB Drew Brees, after the Colts' 31-17 loss in Super Bowl XLIV, I decided to do a little research. From what I gathered, the criticism for Manning was much more lenient then. Look no further than this article by Chris Chase of Yahoo! Sports written after the game that year. Chase concluded that Manning's actions were not due to a lack of sportsmanship, rather, to his competitive nature, saying: