What is it about Cam Newton? The NFL’s best player has lived up to every expectation you could possibly have of a quarterback picked No. 1 overall, but with his rise to national sports icon and unquestionably the biggest star in Charlotte sports history (sorry, Grandmama) has come a significant backlash: Turns out, a lot of people really don’t like Cam Newton.
But why? He doesn’t get arrested. Hasn’t gotten hurt. Hasn’t whined. Hasn’t converted his giant signing bonus into a giant gut. All he’s done is get better and better as the Carolina Panthers have won more and more games. In Episode 1 of the Blooperman podcast, we examine today’s NFC Championship at snowy Bank of America Stadium, belly flop into the psychology of both Newton and his detractors, and give our predictions for who will make it to the Super Bowl.