The day after

Super Bowl 50 is in the books, and so is another National Football League season. The game was disjointed and sloppy, but nobody can doubt Denver’s defense played one of the best games in Super Bowl history, totally throttling the NFL’s highest scoring offense and its Most Valuable Player.

Cam Newton is a front-runner. He wants all the glory and adulation when he wins, but when he loses, he turns tail and runs. He showed his true colors by ending his press conference after three minutes and answering questions with mostly one or two word answers. A leader stands in there and answers the tough questions during adverse times. Newton should take a page from his teammate, linebacker Luke Kuechly, who stood at the podium and answered all of the media’s queries. 

The media didn’t ask Newton any hard questions. Yet Cam wanted to be a petulant child. 

I never liked the Panthers to begin with, and I certainly cannot stand them now with Newton. Their arrogance this season knew no bounds, and they got their just desserts last night in Santa Clara. 

This is the worst time of the year for sports fans if you don’t like basketball. And I am not a fan of basketball. At least I can watch the NHL and English football. 

About David

I am a sportswriter for a group of weekly newspapers in small towns across northern Kansas. I grew up in New Orleans, went to college at LSU and wandered in the wilderness until Hurricane Katrina finally put me on the path to my current job.

Posted on February 8, 2016, in National Football League and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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