Cam Newton: Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser

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Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s response to losing Super Bowl 50 has been the subject of much discussion in the last couple of days and Newton addressed it while players cleared out their lockers in Charlotte on Tuesday.

Newton didn’t have much to say to the media during a sulking postgame appearance in the Levi’s Stadium interview room and briefly walked away from the podium, likely because of what he could hear jovial Broncos players saying on the other side of a partition erected between the two teams. On Tuesday, Newton agreed with those that have called his reaction the behavior of a sore loser.

“Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser,” Newton said, via Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer. “If I offended anyone, that’s cool … I don’t have to conform to anybody’s wants for me. I’m not that guy. This is a great league with or without me. I am my own person.”

The problem with that is that plenty of players and coaches that no one would describe as a loser have been able to handle the aftermath of a loss without the reaction that Newton had on Sunday night. It’s a pretty big stretch to say that group has less of a desire to win than Newton has, although giving those answers after the game or some variation that illustrated how hard it was for him to accept losing would have likely elicited much less of a reaction.

The group of people who have handled it better include many of his teammates and head coach Ron Rivera, who defended Newton during an appearance on PFT Live Tuesday while adding that the quarterback needs to “learn and grow” from the Super Bowl experience.

Rivera also said that he had “no problem” with Newton not diving for his late fumble that set up C.J. Anderson’s touchdown. Newton also addressed that on Tuesday.

“I don’t dive on one fumble because the way my leg was — it could have been [contorted] in a way,” Newton said. “OK, you say my effort. I didn’t dive down. I fumbled. That’s fine. But we didn’t lose that game because of that fumble. I can tell you that.”

Newton added that no one’s expectations for him are greater than his own and that the Panthers are going to be back in 2016. Their ability to meet that expectation will continue to be discussed for the many months to come before they can return to the field to prove it.

308 responses to “Cam Newton: Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser

  1. Tolbert’s Fumble. Cam’s interception. Gano;s missed field goal.

    The spotty officiating.

    The NFL Media’s dream story line of the cowboy setting off into the sunset….

    All of these things are some of the reasons that the Panthers lost BUT definitely not Cam’s 4th quarter fumble and lack of an attempt to recover it.

    Got it. Check.

  2. “Not to bash my teammates, but the o-line protection was terrible.” -Manning

    “Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser.” -Newton

    I wish there was a way no one could have won the Super Bowl.

  3. Not a big Newton fan but I agree with that. And, it looked like, to me, coaching was the problem Sunday. Otherwise Cam would have been out of the pocket more in the 4th quarter. That would have stopped all that rushing.

  4. You are your brand you idiot. You just lost millions in personal marketing dollars by being a jerk at the post game.

    Watch Russell Wilson’s conference in last years Super Bowl. A lot is said about a persons character when they are the same person win or lose.
    Go back to the DAB (which really is a symbolic sign in the hood of hiding your face from police). Your brand just lost it’s luster!

  5. Sounding more and more like a punk. Tells people to stop him if they want him to stop dancing. He loses and acts like this.

    Also, he may not want to blame the loss on that fumble, but his 3 turnovers were definitely the reason.

  6. Too much focus on the after game, when bottom line is Cam Newton entered this game already frazzled. had he played like he had all year long, the Panthers still would’ve won despite the Broncos’ defense, since Peyton was doing a whole lot o’ nothing. This was an all-time chokejob of a game, not a postgame interview …

  7. You show that you are great in victory, but you show your ture greatness in defeat. If you are dancing, celebrating, and taking selfies (even though the game still going on), I am cool with that, but don’t act so immature in defeat. The press was basically walking on egg shells not to upset you more, yet you asked like a prick.

  8. You say things like if you don’t want me to celebrate stop me from
    Scoring then freak out when you lose. We have never seen a qb like you remember… You told us that. You bring everything on yourself and have no one to blame but cam newton.

  9. Dead common – that is what Cam Cheating is – he over celebrates and exhibits no sportsmanship when he wins and when he loses he shows he’s nothing but princess pout.

    This jerk continues give reasons why no one should like him.

    I do hope he becomes a 300 pound fat QB who can’t run. Nature will give this clown the karma payback he is so richly deserving.

  10. For all the talent he has, he’s been exposed as s front running insecure toddler. He blew his chance to win a Super Bowl. Enjoy the way down. Kapernick 2.0

  11. C’mon Cam. Russell Wilson threw a pick on the 1 yard line, with less than a minute to go, and a chance to take a lead that would likely finalize the game. He stood at his press conference and handled all the questions, made no excuses, and blamed no one but himself. Is “Pouty Cam” really the face of Carolina? You dove for less meaningful things in a regular season game. You couldn’t dive on a ball in the Super Bowl, the very reason you play at all, and give your teammates a chance to win? You can’t defend those actions or attitude. The Super Bowl is the worst time to make a business decision. One day he’ll reflect on it, and say “I should have acted differently”.

  12. Cam just doesn’t get it. There are 31 franchises whose last game is a loss. That makes them losers in the literal sense, behaving like a petulant child after that loss makes a player a LOSER in every sense

  13. Someone needs to show Newton the transcript of Russell Wilson’s comments after last season’s brutal Super Bowl loss.
    “I” Newton continues to embarrass himself.

  14. I was wondering what his answer would be about the fumble. I honestly gave him the benefit of the doubt and thought he misjudged the ball and was caught in the middle. But his answer, wow.

    It is the Super Bowl dive on your fumble to give you and your team a chance. Tell that to Thomas Davis that you feared your leg was out of position. I feel like I am piling on with everyone else but Cam Newton is soft.

  15. Losing with class and being a sore loser are two different things. Cam is a sore loser, and only wants the spotlight when it benefits him. Guys like Peyton, Wilson and Brady have lost with class in the Super Bowl and still own that spotlight even when it’s not on their benefit. What a disappointment this guy is for kids that look up to him.

  16. Newsflash, Cam: no one expects you to be happy with losing. You can be sad and quiet if you want. Just sit up straight and take the questions. Answer vaguely if they are stupid. Spend your time and walk out.

    Instead, you act sullen and leave early. That’s not the same thing as hating losing, and it’s concerning you don’t realize it.

  17. I’m no Russell Wilson fan but listen to his comments last year. He’s no “loser” Cam. It’s called leadership. Spin it how you want but you look juvenile and pouty.

  18. Classless, jerk. He’ll fade in a few years and then we won’t have to put up with his childish routines.

  19. “OK, you say my effort. I didn’t dive down. I fumbled. That’s fine. But we didn’t lose that game because of that fumble. I can tell you that.”

    The fumble he’s referring to is how I’ll remember Cam in SB 50. To me, more so than the aftermath of the post game presser. It’s not about physical toughness, we know he possesses that. This play was about heart/ will/ desire and in this moment, he lacked those traits. True Cam, Carolina didn’t lose the game in one play, but not recovering the ball eliminated any chance of getting back in the game, only being down 6 pts at the time.

  20. Wouldn’t dive on that fumble because of his leg.

    Seriously? You could have saved your team’s bacon in the SUPER BOWL and you thought of yourself FIRST?

    I wouldn’t play for this jerk for any money – he’s a selfish child who has cheated and stolen in his career and cannot master the basic concept of sportsmanship and team play.

    I’m only sorry that Denver didn’t send him off the field on a cart.

  21. there were several games involving the Panthers that included “spotty officiating” and the Panthers got the benefit of the doubt…so shut you face spoiled rotten child…..dab this loser

  22. “We didn’t lose that game because of that fumble, I can tell you that.” Down 16-10 with under 5 minutes to play, you don’t fumble (or actually try to recover it) and lead your team on a touchdown drive you are up by 1 in the biggest game of your life with probably less than 2 minutes to go. Your defense was stuffing Manning ALL game. Does anyone really think Manning leads the Broncos down the field with under 2 mins to play? You may have not “lost” the game due to ONLY that fumble, but you definitely lost any chances of winning by it. This guy just doesn’t get it, wow.

  23. Typical spoiled athelete. Was given everything all through high school and college told he was the best and let it go to his head. Now he can’t handle one loss.

    Sounds like another NFL QB who was coddled his entire life Johnny Outta Football.

    Parents teach your kids humility and respect. Don’t raise entitled brats.

  24. The defense was much more important to Carolinas success than the offense, the offense was carried by Cam who (unfortunately for that half of the team) quit down 6 in the biggest game of the year for the team. Some MVP…He was operating with 0 urgency throughout the game costing them points on numerous drives and turning the ball over way too much when he wasnt overthrowing his WR.

  25. I’m pretty sure most of your teammates were good losers and didn’t act like petulant kids. They talked to the media and even defended you.

    Are you calling all your teammates losers?

  26. Just stepped in it again. He could have said something different to diffuse the situation, but instead continued to act like a dummy. Hope he learns humility one day.

  27. At least a good loser is humbled. Cam did not show that (which is weird because he had ONE bad game all year, the SB, and he is the MVP. Its not the end of the world). In those same respects, a good winner doesnt gloat or show boat.

    Now I’m a huge Panthers fan and I do agree with him on one thing: he doesnt owe the media anything and he can be his own man. That’s great. But he missed a GREAT oppurtunity to showcase that he has grown, instead of reverting back to towel over head, dejected Cam that Panthers fans are accustomed to. In life, you HAVE to accept the backlash that comes with success.

    If answering questions about his performance bugs him that much, maybe he should calm down on celebrations. There is always a consequence for how you act, good or bad. But again, thats life.

  28. We didn’t get to see him “dabbing” in that game.. Now did we? But I guess you can’t when ur butt is on the ground all game. 😁. How did ol Big Mike protect for ya? Now go off and 😂😂😂 some more Mr Newton

  29. No more excuses Cam, you gave up on the game and the media. Its not all about you, its a team effort. Hopefully you will realize this or you will never make it back.

  30. The funny thing about these trolls bringing up Manning commenting about his offensive line is that they fail to mention that he has enough class to have apologized for it. Haters will hate, but there is not a betterhuman being (not without fault) playing in the NFL than Manning. Those who have followed him know that. That’s why 2 entire cities were rooting for the Broncos, Denver and Indianapolis.

  31. Wow! I’m sure Thomas Davis is THRILLED with Cam right now. The guy played two weeks after breaking is forearm (that picture is crazy) but SCam won’t jump on a fumble for fear of injury. If I’m his teammate I’m LIVID after these comments. What a loser!

  32. I’m not as worried about the post game press conference as I am the actual play on the field. Cam isn’t the first player in history to choke in the big game. Aside from the fumble, there were a lot of other opportunities missed.

  33. He is correct at 6′ 7 he could have easily had that knee popped in that situation especially with the scrum around in feet….not as easy as it looks for a tall guy to go straight down…..looked worst than it was, in my opinion also all you fans having fun at his expense would kill for him to be your teams QB, I know I would….only 3-4 teams out their that wouldn’t….Patriots, Steelers, Saints and Seahawks…..sometimes being humbled is a good thing, and I do not want my QB taking losing lightly…..I want him to be mad and angry…..he will be back in the playoffs next and he will be better and have more weapons…

  34. Manning and Brady have been gracious in defeat many times throughout the course of their respective careers. In fact, it’s very safe to say that they have endured far more many disappointments than Cam Newton has in his young career. It’s time for this kid to start growing up and showing the signs of maturity that a franchise QB is supposed to show – and not just when things happen to be going your way.

  35. metalman5150 says:
    Feb 9, 2016 11:14 AM
    Tolbert’s Fumble. Cam’s interception. Gano;s missed field goal.

    The spotty officiating.

    The NFL Media’s dream story line of the cowboy setting off into the sunset….

    All of these things are some of the reasons that the Panthers lost BUT definitely not Cam’s 4th quarter fumble and lack of an attempt to recover it.

    Got it. Check.
    ______________
    All factor into it but in a one possession game, yes he did lose the game by not jumping on the ball.

    Please try to prove that statement wrong

  36. Yeah— your right Cam you didn’t lose the game because of the fumble. You lost the game because you refused to try to get your nails
    dirty and your make up smudged trying to recover the fumble. If you did you could have punted the ball on 4th down and still only been down by 6 with at least a chance to still win the game instead of handing the Broncos the hammer and nails for your coffin on your 4 TD line.

    “I don’t dive on one fumble because the way my leg was — it could have been [contorted] in a way,” Newton said. “OK, you say my effort. I didn’t dive down. I fumbled. That’s fine. But we didn’t lose that game because of that fumble. I can tell you that.”

  37. Cut the guy some slack. Think about your own personal biggest disappointment in life, then imagine that the media is constantly in your face wanting to talk about it.

    Of course he’s upset and of course hes not going to want to talk about it. He’s only 26, did any of the critics calling him immature not do anything immature at 26. Heck I thought I had the world figured out by then and boy was I an idiot.

  38. The list of sports greats that are gentlemen is long and storied.

    Some examples humble athletes who compete with class, humility, honor and success (from across the sports world): Walter Payton (NFL), Lionel Messi (soccer), Troy Polamalu (NFL), Roger Federer (tennis), Kurt Warner (NFL), Tim Duncan (NBA), Steve Largent (NFL), Hank Aaron (MLB), Barry Sanders (NFL), etc.

    None of these legends are anything close to being “losers.” In fact, they are amongst the greatest, most accomplished and most celebrated their profession has ever seen. And most respected.

    This conclusively disproves the adage Cam is relying on here (“Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser.”)

  39. Cam…..no one expects you to be happy in a loss, in fact most folks would be angry if you were happy and jovial. However, saying someone is a loser if they are not sullen and jerkish to others after a loss is weak sauce.

    There is such a thing as being angry and determined to not let it happen again after a loss….the key is be graceful in a loss, not a butthead!

  40. Show me somebody who can’t quit digging and I’ll show you a guy in a very deep hole.

    His way out of this was just to say “I was really devastated by that loss, I need to work on being more professional.” “I did absolutely nothing wrong” isn’t going to cut it.

  41. I’m glad to see Manning win and I can’t stand sore losers. Not because I like Peyton, (far from it)…..primarily because it might light a fire under Eli’s butt to win one more.

  42. LOL, Cam just made it worse. He just can’t help himself. We make fun of those canned form letters lawyers write for their clients, because they know the player can barely speak, let alone be able to write. But, there’s a reason why PR teams and agents speak. Because they don’t want their client to look terrible in front of the press, like Cam is doing.

    He can kiss those endorsements good-bye.

    I can’t stand Russell Wilson and his douchy Seahag teammates, but at least he faced the music after LOSING the Super Bowl. He answered every question with class despite his God comments.

  43. The thing is, I don’t really even have uch of a dog here. I just find it hilarious that people take everything this guy does so personally as if he’s some politician doing anything of consequence.

    There seems to be a general undertone that this guy is ruining the game for you, to which I’d respond

    1) Stop investing so much of your self-importance in a game.

    2) Change happens. Cultures change. Deal with it. Be a man.

  44. Give the guy a break – he’s even quoting Vince Lombardi – and he’s right

    Yes – a true elite QB would have handled that better

    So no – Cam is not elite

    But he probably made the better choice saying nothing than something he’d regret

  45. If Russell Wilson can face the media and the music after that super bowl losing interception from the one foot line there’s no excuse for Cam running away scared. Not a Wilson or Cam fan, but I have a ton of respect for Wilson and little to none for Cam.

  46. If firefighters, doctors, and other professions can grow a thick skin to deal with pressure, so can a QB tossing a football for millions of dollars. Suck it up or leave, Cam.

  47. Any of you show me you never done anything immaturely or said something that’s not on a courteous level then I’ll call you GOD ! We all done things in life that’s not to great , that’s a part of learning . You have to fall on your face many times before you learn not to fall . So why blasts someone when we’ve done so or even more inadequate . Ppl that go out there way & think they have a say on how a person in life should be when themselves aren’t even a class act . Stop comparing & see that this man isn’t like other ppl in the game at his position or as a person . He his own man . I if you are such a man or whatever say it to his face . I’m betting none of you would do that , instead you would treat him like he was GOD & ask for his autograph . It’s funny how fact ppl go off on the Internet like they’re so holy & mighty when they could only wish to be in any of those player’s present . What a joke !!! Y’all should be a shame to talk bad about a person when your maybe worst than most …

  48. Talented kid, but has the emotions of a 6 year old girl, and to compound the problem you have his head coach making excuses and defending this guys lack of maturity. Cam had this slice of humble pie coming for a long time…Hope he learns from it.

  49. Wow! It is so easy for everybody to judge. Not one of you has ever been in his position. I’m happy to see a player not conform to want the league and media wants. I’m happy to see true emotion. He just lost the biggest game of his life, a lot of it on his shoulders, and he is supposed to just put a smile on for the media. Come on! The media is just trying to find something he says wrong to make a story anyway. Give these players some time after the game to take it in before throwing them to the wolves. Yes they make a lot of money, but they are humans too. Not just entertainers!

  50. “Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser,” Newton said “If I offended anyone, that’s cool … I don’t have to conform to anybody’s wants for me.
    ———————
    It’s called manners son, no you don’t have to be well mannered, but then you’d have to accept that people will think you’re an immature jerk. Although you play to win, it takes two sides to make a game and (except in a tie) one side will unfortunately have to lose. Without that sporting loser taking part, you cannot have a winner. Sometimes you lose, and being gracious (in defeat as well as in victory) and congratulating your opponent (or applauding their effort if they didn’t win) is what makes sport sporting, and ultimately will reflect well on you as a sportsman.

  51. Loser is as loser does.

    Did you ever see Brady, Luck, Brees, Wilson, Palmer, Rivers, Romo, or either Manning behave in this manner?

  52. fmckenney says:
    Feb 9, 2016 11:14 AM
    Show me a bad winner and I’ll show you a loser.
    ——————————————————————-

    Like Deion Sanders???? Who showboated more then any player in NFL history????? Really???? Please…

    Deion Sanders has won multiple Superbowls and Cam will never be on that level of selfishness that we saw from Sanders.

    All that matters is winning or losing. So please spare me this “win the right way stuff” because there is no “right way”. I’ts amazing your talking about a young kid winning the right way while up in New England there’s a coach who’s cheated to win 4 Championships. The hypocrisy.

  53. Whether it’s pre-season,regular, post-season or the SUPER BOWL,you give your all to recover that fumble. Had he made an effort and maybe come up with the football,the Broncos don’t seal the game right there. There was still enough time on the clock for a quick drive,but for that you would need a QB who hadn”t thrown in the towel already. Weak…

  54. Wow. Dude just doesn’t get it. Biggest game of your life and you openly admit to not putting it all out there. Panther fans should be disappointed and pretty upset with you. Break your leg if it means a ring dude. Wow.

  55. Biff: Why don’t you make like a tree and get out of here?

    Newton: Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser

    Same mentality……

  56. cajunaise says:
    Feb 9, 2016 11:33 AM
    If firefighters, doctors, and other professions can grow a thick skin to deal with pressure, so can a QB tossing a football for millions of dollars. Suck it up or leave, Cam.
    ——————————————————————–

    He does not have to suck anything up. He doesn’t have to do what others have done before him. Just like Deion Sanders didn’t do it in a way other cornerbacks did it before him. How’d that turn out???????????????

    Everybody is different and their own individual. The kid hasn’t broken any laws. Gzzzzzzz

  57. True colors of a spoiled multi-millionaire, classless, immature unprofessional. If you want to play in the big leagues, you must deal with failure gracefully. Grow up!

  58. I think the saying he was trying to use is “Show me someone who doesn’t mind losing and I’ll show you a loser.”

    He honestly believes that pouting is a legitimate form of expression for a professional athlete.

  59. All of these things are some of the reasons that the Panthers lost BUT definitely not Cam’s 4th quarter fumble and lack of an attempt to recover it.
    —————-
    You’re right. But by being too much of a coward to attempt to recover it, he SLAMMED the door shut on any chance they had of winning, which was still unlikely because he played like garbage even when he had time to throw the ball.

  60. He’s acting exactly like a 8 year old kid. “The hell if anyone’s going to tell me what to do”

    Grow up baby Cammy…………..

  61. The thing is, I don’t really even have uch of a dog here. I just find it hilarious that people take everything this guy does so personally as if he’s some politician doing anything of consequence.

    There seems to be a general undertone that this guy is ruining the game for you, to which I’d respond

    1) Stop investing so much of your self-importance in a game.

    2) Change happens. Cultures change. Deal with it. Be a man.
    ——————————————————————-

    Finally..someone who gets it.

  62. Wow,

    Yeah you should probably always throw a fit when you lose, your 4 year old daughter beats you at go fish, throw the deck across the room, make sure she understands that you’ve already lost so you are a loser, and that losing graciously doesn’t change the fact that you are a loser and the fact that you have lost is a stain on your soul.

    Grow up Cam, you can fuel that intense competitive desire to win without the tantrum. Show you are bigger than that. Give credit and take blame like a man. Trust me you will lose again, but the world for the most part will admire you more if you handle yourself with dignity when you end up on both sides of the scoreboard.

  63. “He’s only 26”
    ____________
    He’s been a starting QB in the NFL for 5 full seasons. They’ve had multiple years where they’ve been under .500 so it’s not like losing is a totally foreign concept. How many years until we can expect him to handle losses without being a baby? Is it 8 years in the league? 10 years?

    And it wasn’t just the Super Bowl. When the Falcons beat them earlier in the season he stormed off the field without shaking anybody’s hand other than Matt Ryan.

  64. He’ll be back next year, a better player with the same personality on a good football team.

    Those hedging their bets so strongly (and so personally lol) here are quite frankly embarrassing themselves given that context.

  65. Getting back is easier said than done but it is possible. The Panthers imploded in the Super Bowl and they are still a few players away from what it takes to win the Big Game. The Panthers are now 0-2 in Super Bowls and are branded losers because of that one statistic and it is the only number that really counts at the end of the day. No one remembers who finished in second place no matter what your record is and rhetoric is nothing more than bravo sierra. Congratulations to the Broncos.

  66. Lol at posters with handles like “miamidolphins” calling anybody a loser.

    Your team hasnt been relevant to the landscape of the league in decades. Now go back to resting under our boots.

    Same goes for most everybody else crying about Cam is ruining the league for them.

  67. Just the same amount of talent and ignorance that “queen” James has. Remember when Dwight Howard beat him and he proclaims a week later after refusing to shake hands that “he’s a winna”?

  68. Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a man that knows what life is about. We don’t win every battle. Those that show strength and an even head through losses are the ones that persevere, and earn the respect of others.

    His legacy as a spoiled brat will only go away when he grows up.

  69. Wow..given an opportunity to defend himself professionally and to no surprise, he blew it. A simple “I was upset, I could have handled it better etc” would have done the trick.

    But to call other losers for how they conduct themselves with a loss, and basically saying he didn’t want to get injured so he didn’t try to recover that fumble is just…wow…me, me, me me at its best

  70. Cam,

    “Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser,” Newton said, via Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer. “If I offended anyone, that’s cool … I don’t have to conform to anybody’s wants for me. I’m not that guy. This is a great league with or without me. I am my own person.”

    And herein lies the problem. Nobody is arguing you are not your own person, nor is anybody saying you need to conform to people’s wants. The main issue here is maturity, which you obviously do not have, nor do you care whether or not you have it. Ego is your M.O., which has been evidenced from week one in the regular season. All is Dabbing and delightful when you are winning, but you were shown what a dominant defense can do, and your childishness couldn’t handle the outcome.

    There is such a thing as losing gracefully, but that takes maturity and also requires respect for the game, for the opponent, and for yourself. You have neither of those qualities, and you now will have that immaturity tag around your neck until you show otherwise.

    You and your team lost, you don’t know how to handle it, nor are you showing any class in the interim. Time to grow up, Cam. EVERYBODY loses, but quite a few don’t lose gracefully, and you are certainly in that group.

  71. That’s a very immature thing to say, and youth is no excuse for saying it.

    I didn’t think I could be any happier that he lost, but I am.

  72. Funny that all the armchair QBs on this site feel that somehow Cam or any athlete for that matter has an obligation to be a good sport, or lose with grace, or be a role model, or otherwise conform to some arbitrary view of how that athlete should act. I couldn’t care less. The guy had an outstanding season, lost the big game, and was righteously pissed. He doesn’t owe us anything.

  73. Being a crybaby is proof that you want to win more than everyone else in the NFL?

    If this is the best you can do, Cam, stay away from the microphones for a spell.

  74. I applaud the young man for his honesty. He knew the media and “fans” would be frothing at the mouth when he gave them that comment. It doesn’t sound good, considering the culture of fball dictates that players literally be willing to risk their lives for a company win. He spoke the truth anyway. Good on ya, Cam!

  75. Cam, not sure if you noticed yet, but if you follow your logic, one could show you a bad loser and you’ll show them a loser.

    Try it out sometime, I’m sure you’re not too far from a mirror.

  76. Ok maybe you don’t try to recover that fumble in the regular season but this was the SUPER BOWL with the game still on the line!! You can’t assume you’ll ever be back. Remember Dan Marino only got one shot.

  77. Cam Newton has only proven that he is an equally bad winner and loser. When he’s winning he’s dabbing and acting like an idiot, and when he loses he’s a sulking baby. If you don’t want people to criticize you for being a jerk when winning, then you better be able to show some class when you lose.

  78. Cam Newton
    -When I win…..I dance.
    -When I lose…..I pout.

    Not the description of a good sportsman or a “winner.”

    Funny…..I’ve been having this conversation with my 4yr old when we play games with my 8yr old.

  79. Cam seems to want it both ways. He wants you to know he’s going to go out there and dab, dance and continue to make the game about himself and apparently he’s going to continue to lose without class as well as he acts like a pouty 4 year old who just had his favorite toy taken away.

    Good luck with that, Cam. You had a great regular season, but you’re never going to be a leader with your piss poor attitude.

  80. He already had it planned out that the Panthers would win and he would grin, dab and be the center of the universe. After all, that is all he wants. Time to grow up, man up and shut up.

  81. Show me a poor loser and I’ll show you a loser.

    You said people could keep you from dancing in the end zone by keeping you out of the end zone. If Chris Harris Junior was bothering you at the press conference you could’ve kept them from bothering you by winning the game.

    That you decide to celebrate every first down every touchdown only makes you a more available target now. You and your Carolina kitties have a nice off-season, spent hunkered down, left wondering what the hell happened?

    I think we all owe it to ourselves to watch eBay listings in the next 3 to 6 months: lets see if any those precious little kiddy footballs given by Cammy and the Kitties show up for sale/auction.

  82. Brady, Manning, all of them are sore losers. I don’t hear all this crap when they are pouting! I wonder why????? You might also want to talk about sore winning … Denver has been talking sh** every since they won!!!!

  83. People keep using the Russell Wilson comparison. Not only were most people bashing Wilson after that interception, but Wilson used to practice press conferences with his Dad

    Why not compare him to Tom Brady? Who on one occassion, chased refs after a game to curse them out(Lost to the Panthers). Or cursed and stormed off stage after losing to the Dolphins? Why not compare him to Peyton Manning? Are we honestly gonna argue that Cam Newton would get away with not shaking the Saints players hands after losing? I guess people are incapable of thinking fairly when they hate someone

  84. Still the unrepentant petulant little boy who had no class when winning and even less when losing. Hand you a mirror and you will see the reflection of a loser.

  85. Mike Vick may have killed dogs and other off field issues, but he has always had more on field class than Cam will ever have.

  86. Did you ever see Brady, Luck, Brees, Wilson, Palmer, Rivers, Romo, or either Manning behave in this manner?

    Actually we have all seen Brady, Manning and Rivers run off the field without the obligatory handshakes after losing a game.

  87. If I had acted/spoken like Cam has after the SB, the next time my Dad saw me I would have gotten a butt whipping for lacking in proper manners.

  88. He is what we thought he was , himself a me, me, me guy that has yet to show true leadership let alone MVP of the NFL.

  89. Arrogant SOB- to bad that he does not recognize that he plays a sport aka it is entertainment for the masses. Which means that the viewing public is his owner and indirectly his boss and if the majority of these people think that he is not fulfilling his contract they can withdraw their support. This means that they can show their displeasure by not supporting the sponsors, game attendence and goods sold by his immediate bosses. Then he can sit at home playing tiddliwinks and sulk if he doesnt win and say good losers are losers.

  90. desmarks says:
    Feb 9, 2016 12:08 PM
    Brady, Manning, all of them are sore losers. I don’t hear all this crap when they are pouting! I wonder why?????
    ****************************************************************

    Manning is the poster child of the Sideline Sulking Pouter. Brady has “Sudden Post-TD Pass Turrets Syndrome.”

    Both are pretty negative characteristics.

    But guess what son? THEY SHOW UP TO PRESS CONFERENCES & HANDLE QUESTIONS LIKE MEN.

    You want big ad money? Be the famous face of a brand? Are you in the entertainment business?

    Then you show up to do your duty & move on.

    Be a professional not a child.

  91. “OK, you say my effort. I didn’t dive down. I fumbled. That’s fine. But we didn’t lose that game because of that fumble. I can tell you that.”

    Newsflash, Cam. Denver scored two touchdown, the margin of victory, both off your fumbles, one of which came with over 4 minutes to go and your TEAM down by only 6–plenty of time for heroics. But that wasn’t the ONLY reason the Panthers lost. Out-played, out-hustled, out-coached, out-prepared, out-classed. And oh, yeah–you also threw an interception that let Denver take possession on their, what, 5 yard line. You’ll probably blame Ginn, but you’re the leader, the man, the QB, right? You played a miserable game, so just own it and commit to making it back with a better result.

  92. “The guy played like Wayne Newton, but has as much class as a Fig Newton.”

    Stop insulting fig newtons by comparing them to Cam.

  93. Show me a guy who hides under his hoodie, sulks, and disrespects others, and I’ll show you a immature, arrogant, punk kid who needs to grow up. Cam is a gifted athlete no doubt, but he is too caught up in trying to promote his brand, and be a superhero for the injustices that the black community suffers allegedly. Loudmouth, self centered people are largely viewed as ignorant fools, and lose any credibility, when they can’t back the BS they spew.

  94. Sad to have read his latest comments. He’s just making it harder on himself and his team.
    You can be sure of one thing though. Richardson won’t sit back and let him continue talking like that. He will make it very clear that Cam is his own person however for as long as he is under contract to the Panthers, he WILL conform to Richardson’s wants of him. And Richardson will remind Cam that because of a few hundred dollars difference between what he was asking for and what the Colts were offering, Richardson left the team and quit football. And will make it clear that he (Richardson) knows what it’s like to act on his own.
    Cam is obviously hurting right now. And he brought a lot of it on himself. He is good enough to be given a short leash. But it will be very short. Straighten yourself out Cam. You haven’t begun to feel what hurt feels like yet.

  95. Hey, Cam! Did’ja ever think that maybe other guys take losing just as hard as you do and feel exactly like you did the other night? Then throw in some idiot doing clown dances in your face and taking pictures on the sideline before the game’s even over. You have no problem celebrating and rubbing it in others’ faces when they’re losing, but you wilt like a rose in winter when it happens to you. Now you know exactly what it’s like to have it rubbed in your face. Unfortunately, based on your words and actions, you’re never going to learn humility. I, for one, am loving it.

  96. People – we are all overthinking this.

    Some athletes are good dudes – guys like Curtis Granderson, Jim Thome, Jonathon Toews.

    Some guys are d-bags. Cam appears to be the king – or should I say, the MVP or Superman – of that group.

    It’s funny though – we hear about ‘he’s having fun and being exuberant’. That describes one his teammates – Jared Allen. He did the cowtie thing that annoyed people. Then you hear him talk and see the mullet and realize he’s a really funny dude who is indeed, having fun. A guy you want to drink a beer or ten with.

    Then you have another one of Cam’s teammates – Charles Tillman. A Walter Payton Man of the Year – does a ton for charity and, after getting lots of exposure to him here in Chicago, one of the nicest and most likable guys in the league. Does it with style and grace. Fierce on-field competitor. Hell, he even has a move named after him – the Peanut Punch.

    And then we have Cam – ‘youthful competitor exuberance’ on the field? Perhaps. But this, combined with the press conference, combined with the gold shoes and superman crap, combined with the pre-game taunting silliness, combined with calling out his teammates in the post game presser, combined with the dopey antics after a routine first down…it’s pretty simple.

    Dude is a D-Bag.

  97. I luv his response!! how dare any athlete to have some form of individuality , i guess they want all these guys to be like ROBOTS.
    When its all said and done sports is ENTERTAINMENT no different than being a ACTOR /SINGER. And last i check we don’t put any stock or lose any sleep on how they should act.
    .

  98. Show me an NFL QB who is highly accountable and mature – I’ll show u a champion (e.g. Russell Wilson)…show me an entitled crybaby who is obnoxious when he wins – and embarrassing when he loses – I’ll show you a loser (Cam Newton – Jeff George)

    Sad his Coach and I bed circle aren’t reeling him in and helping him “learn” from this

  99. Merriam-Webster has already updated their dictionary. Look up the word “loser” and there’s a picture of ……Cam Newton!

  100. Michael Jordan, who happens to be in the same town as Cam, is known as the most ferocious competitor in the history of everything. He wanted to rip your heart out and embarrass you – on the court, at practice, on the golf course, in your basement………but he knew to be gracious in defeat.

    Cam didn’t get cheated, robbed, hurt….he got defeated by a better football team. He’s needs to accept that and come back stronger.

  101. Few would admit to it, but most these guys bashing Cam would take them on their team in a heartbeat. Sore loser attitude and all.

    A list of teams whose fan will openly reject this statement but have zero grounds for it:

    Eagles
    49ers
    Houston
    STL… errr… LA
    Cleveland
    or even Denver post Peyton

  102. What a bunch of hog-wash.
    You know, it’s not that big of a deal.. but he in fact behaved like a baby, and know he’s trying to explain it away.
    NOTE TO CAM: – Nobody asked you to be a Happyloser or a “good”loser as you put it.

    People expect you to be a Graciousloser.

    It’s pretty simple. Comes down to maturity.
    You are a GREAT player and probably a really good guy.
    But you have a thing or two to learn about how to handle yourself on the big stage.

  103. Ok I really dont understand the fascination of people playing sports in North America. Honestly these folks are “playing sports” Do you all get that playing. Playing is something normally associated with what kids do. People hate Cam coz he should act presidential when he’s just playing a game are you all serious? These folks are playing put this in your head. America is the only place in the world where people who play games are suppose to act like some gentleman or act dignified they are playing . Cam can act whatever way he likes win or lose who cares he’s playing a game for heavens sake.

  104. With all the crap he is spitting out, he should contact Tiddy Bowl so he can get an endorsement as the “Tidy Bowl Man”. Either that or an endorsement for a kitty litter company.

  105. I’m no panthers fan. But that was a great response. Be yourself Cam, you don’t have to be some fake person that all your haters want you to be!

  106. TeamBalco says:
    Feb 9, 2016 11:18 AM

    Why not kick him while he’s down, might get a little more web traffic
    ——————————–
    Kind of like he does when he’s showing up his opponents? He deserves every last bit of this.

  107. show me a spoiled prima donna and I’ll show you a baby!

    Monkey Puppy Baby > Cam the Sham

  108. anarchopurplism says:
    Feb 9, 2016 12:18 PM
    desmarks says:
    Feb 9, 2016 12:08 PM
    Brady, Manning, all of them are sore losers. I don’t hear all this crap when they are pouting! I wonder why?????
    ****************************************************************

    Manning is the poster child of the Sideline Sulking Pouter. Brady has “Sudden Post-TD Pass Turrets Syndrome.”

    I guess one type of pouting and being a sore losing is better than another type???

  109. Show me a sore loser and I’ll show you a loser. See how that works Camera. It’s time to grow up and put your big boy pants on, not the girly capri you like to wear; men’s pants.

    If you’re going to be so intent on hamming it up for the cameras and celebrating a meaningless touchdown in November, then you ought to me man enough to face the music in January.

    Apparently the guy hasn’t grown up much since he was stealing laptops. When Camera looks in the mirror, he’ll see a loser, a sore loser.

  110. Right on…i said this after the super bowl on here when the pft nation was bashing cam..i want my QB to be a bad loser..a good loser is a loser

  111. All publicity is good publicity. Cam getting all of these haters just keeps him in the news. You all are giving him the attention he craves. It’ll just make him celebrate the high times more, and be a poor sport in defeat more often.

  112. The NFL is doomed. The popularity it has right now is simply the “red giant” stage of its existence. It will soon collapse. No one is going to want to watch a bunch of spoiled millennials earn millions of dollars and act like children. Throw in all the injuries that are now suffered, and people won’t spend billions watching backups get screwed by bad reffing. Toss the advancement of the CTE problem, and kids will be shooed away into soccer shortly. And give the casual, pink ribbon fans something else shiny to look at, and they’ll bail out of football. I doubt there’ll be a Super Bowl 75.

  113. Cam, ever heard the saying “You can dish it out but you sure can’t take it”? That’s you in a nut shell.

  114. Cam Newton wants to be called Superman but needs to be working on being a man first instead of the spoiled child he acted like during the game and the press conference afterwards. A man does not pout like a child who did not get his way when faced with adversity. I guess somebody forgot to let the Broncos in on Cam’s coronation in Super Bowl 50.

  115. In the face of miserable defeat and devastating loss: Some people cry, some feed into alcohol and drug abuse, some become physical and injure themselves and others, and some even take their own lives – Cam pouts and sulks.

    We don’t know how others are reacting to this loss behind the closed doors in the privacy of their lives nor do we know how others are handling huge victories in their privacy.

  116. toolkien
    LOL.. People like you keep saying it.
    But then people like you keep watching it, and coming to boards like that where it is talked about, etc.

    It isn’t going anywhere for a Long, long, long time.

    And is CURRENTLY FAR and AWAY the most popular sport in America.

  117. So he shows up next year, acts like a loser and a punk, refuses to dive after fumbles, and he’ll STILL make $19.5 Mil. What’s wrong with this picture?

  118. eagleswin says:
    Feb 9, 2016 11:24 AM

    I’m pretty sure most of your teammates were good losers and didn’t act like petulant kids. They talked to the media and even defended you.

    Are you calling all your teammates losers?
    ———————————–
    Exactly right!!!! (Oh, no, I agreed with an Eagles fan! Help!)

  119. Cam, do yourself a favor….shut up!!!

    Let’s see a list of guys who are not sore losers who are by your standard losers:

    Tom Brady
    Peyton Manning
    Joe Montana
    Drew Brees
    John Elway
    Terry Bradsha
    Troy Aikman
    Russell Wilson
    Jim Plunkett
    Bob Griese
    Roger Staubach
    Phil Simms

    That’s just a partial list of just QBs who all have two things in common–they showed good sportsmanship when they lost and they all have won more SBs than you.

  120. teacheroflogic says:
    Feb 9, 2016 12:40 PM
    Ok I really dont understand the fascination of people playing sports in North America. Honestly these folks are “playing sports” Do you all get that playing. Playing is something normally associated with what kids do. People hate Cam coz he should act presidential when he’s just playing a game are you all serious? These folks are playing put this in your head. America is the only place in the world where people who play games are suppose to act like some gentleman or act dignified they are playing . Cam can act whatever way he likes win or lose who cares he’s playing a game for heavens sake.
    ________

    For someone who ‘teaches logic’, there is very little logic in your posts. These aren’t people playing a kids game. Kids are playing a replica of the sport these grown up elite athletes play.

    This ‘game’ they play is a multi-billion dollar industry. The NFL alone does $12B per year. The Super Bowl was watched by 120M people. The show that followed the SB was watched by 22M people. The artists that appeared at halftime will generate significant music and tour sales. Advertisers paid $5M for their commercial spots. Every hotel, restaurant, cab driver, limo driver and Thai Massage Parlor did massive amounts of business during Super Bowl week. Tens of thousands of business and jobs exist to support the teams and stadiums where these ‘kids games’ are played. Universities generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue as a result of this ‘kid’s game’. Dollars that go towards funding other ‘kid’s games’ and fancy libraries and student centers.

    This ‘kids game’ most likely generated billions of dollars of revenue and economic push than the company you work for.

    The notion of this being men playing a ‘kid’s game’ is naive.

  121. Dude is costing himself millions of dollars in endorsement money.

    ‘Face Of The NFL’ and he’s selling Greek yogurt.

    Whereas the guy who just got the ring and is retiring, is drinking Budweiser, Tracy. Lots of Budweiser, Tracy. I can guarantee you that, Tracy.

  122. Sitting here and throwing stones from a computer is the easiest thing in the world to do. I don’t blame Cam one bit for his demeanor. He doesn’t owe anything to anyone, no one does. I think it’s ridiculous when we assign moralities and standards of behavior to people, especially professional athletes. These guys are all individuals. Some will be winners, some will be losers, and honestly, who is what is a subjective thing.

  123. kindbass says:
    Feb 9, 2016 12:32 PM

    FYI, this is a Vince Lombardi quote.
    ——————————————–
    Hate to tell you but even the great Vince Lombardi can be wrong sometimes. Also, if you take a better look, you’ll see that Lombardi didn’t pout like a 2 year old when he lost.

  124. honeymoonhanz says:
    Feb 9, 2016 1:24 PM
    In the face of miserable defeat and devastating loss: Some people cry, some feed into alcohol and drug abuse, some become physical and injure themselves and others, and some even take their own lives – Cam pouts and sulks.

    We don’t know how others are reacting to this loss behind the closed doors in the privacy of their lives nor do we know how others are handling huge victories in their privacy.
    ————–
    No we don’t; but, we do know how these guys handle their losses and victories in public….and by and large, they do it with grace and good sportsmanship. Look at Richard Sherman last year. He was all mouth before the Super Bowl, but, afterward, he was the first guy to shake Brady’s hand (which could not have been easy for him) and when he took the podium he gave the Pats kudos for the win. I have a lot more respect for Sherman than for Newton after this year’s SB.

  125. Alex Smith would have garroted someone to get that ball. Tom Brady would gladly have shattered his femur making a recovery. Russell Wilson would have emerged from the pileup with the ball in both hands and the severed arm of a defender hanging from his jaws.

    The effort was weak, especially in that situation, where the Super Bowl is just sitting there on the ground, waiting to be picked up.

  126. The guy is clueless. He just called every winner a loser, including many of his own teammates.

    He also said they didn’t lose because of the fumble.

    How the hell does that moron know?

    Any one of those fumbles or INT’s… if they didn’t happen, could have changed the game.

    The game was close, keeping possession and driving down the field on that drive might have changed things.

    His leg was contorted? He could of easily fell on the ball. It was only about to be grabbed by an outstretched defender, and it was completely up for grabs.

    The dude is a moron. He’s delusional. He’s STILL acting like a baby.

    So what’s his excuse now? He’s had time to cool off and get away from everybody… yet he is doubling down on his idiocy? Shows you all you need to know about his character… or lack there of.

  127. With a 48-35-1 career record (18th in win% among active players) and only 2 winning seasons out of 5, you think he would have learned to be a gracious loser by now.

  128. subzero05 says:
    Feb 9, 2016 12:09 PM
    People keep using the Russell Wilson comparison. Not only were most people bashing Wilson after that interception, but Wilson used to practice press conferences with his Dad

    _________________________________
    What is wrong with comparing to someone who has prepared his whole life for the spotlight? Not just the good moments, but good and bad?

    Russell also didn’t steal laptops in college or have to go to junior college bc he was a criminal. but thats besides the point

  129. Funny thing is, he could’ve won the game and all the same childish haters would be posting under another article bashing Cam. My guess is he is not the only one who needs to “grow up”.

    Oh yeah, once again perceptions are proved wrong when all people said this year was Cam only cares about cameras and fame, yet you see how hard he takes losing. I’d rather my QB care too much than hardly care like some of the pampered brats in the NFL.

    Young nucleus, more experience….. First of many SB appearances.

  130. His effort is about the same as Mario Williams. Talented but no heart. I’d break a leg going for a loose ball in pickup basketball without thinking, this was the SB and he had time to think his leg was contorted? Lie. Just the type of guy he is.
    P.S.
    Cut Mccoy.

  131. Yeah. Cam ain’t changing anytime soon folks. He celebrates too much when he does well and he sulks in the face of adversity. What you see is what you get.

  132. Ladies and gentlemen. The leader of the Carolina Panthers. UGHHHHHHHHHHH. This is the AAU generation kind of athlete. All about ME and coddled from 8 on up. Bad, Bad stuff.

  133. This joker obviously never watched Don Beebe in in SB XXVII. Never give up on any play, regardless of the score.

  134. Stay classy…. Shows what a great leader you are. Oh yeah it’s great that you give balls to kids and show how great it is to win but then show them how to be a poor sport? Good job.

  135. Something tells me that Cammie was fawned over and highly protected as a child.

    “My feelings are hurt, Mommy. Those men did bad things to me on the field today. Please go yell at them, Mommy.”

    Win or lose, you shake hands at the end and say, “Good game.” If you want to pout and cry, go do it behind closed doors, sissy boy.

  136. dasmol says:
    Feb 9, 2016 12:23 PM
    Wasn’t even a fumble, I don’t know why they didn’t challenge that. Newton’s arm was clearly moving forward when it was hit.
    —————————————————————
    It was clearly a fumble, but Rivera burned his challenges in the first quarter for a measly seven yards so they couldn’t challenge anything even if they wanted to.

  137. Dear Cam,
    Nobody is asking you to be a good LOSER. People just expect someone of your stature to be a good SPORT. Ever since you rolled your truck and emerged, miraculously, unscathed, you have achieved amazing things. But instead of exhibiting some graciousness and humility, you act like an azz. Grow up.

  138. Another article here had this line – “Even though Cam Newton has been crushed in the aftermath of Super Bowl 50, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about his future.”

    Well, the one thing that will be exciting, in light of his petulant response Sunday & Monday, is to see him fail. He’ll have lot’s of people excited to see that, at a time when he could have so many more fans. He’s failed three times in the past two days.

  139. johnnyballsack says:
    Feb 9, 2016 1:52 PM
    Cam has shown me two things this year.
    1. He is a bad winner
    2. He is a sore loser
    3. He is has no heart

  140. If he thinks being a good loser makes him a loser, he obviously doesn’t understand the value of winning.

  141. Look at many of the hypocrites on here criticizing Newton when I’m sure you haven’t handled adversity in your own lives well. Since the armchair qbs will never play in the Super Bowl how would you handle an interview after being fired or being dumped/ finding out your wife was cheating on you? I’m guessing none of the people criticizing Newton would handle that well so it’s clear some big hypocrites and pots calling kettle black are posting here. He is MVP too, have you ever even been Employee of the Month?

  142. Look who non Super Bowl winner Cam Newton is calling a “loser”: Brett Farve, Tom Brady, Payton Manning, Roger Stabach, Dan Marino ….. only some of the Hall of Fame quarterbacks who have lost the Super Bowl and managed to act like adults.

  143. I just saw a replay of his comments on NFL Network. All he had to do was explain that he felt he was in an awkward position, boom next question, instead he went into a defensive diatribe about the effort other quarterbacks display after throwing interceptions. Nevermind that they were still one score from tying the game.

    The only person who understands Cam’s B.S. is Cam and maybe Jamie Dukes.

  144. I was rooting for the Panthers because John Elway was the 1984 version of Cam Newton. Then I saw the pre-game interview of Cam Newton. Cam thought he was misidentified because the audience was too quickly to identify him as whatever black QBs are assumed to bem. He identified himself rather as better than any black or white QB, better scrambler than Russell Wilson, more game IQ than Peyton Manning, etc.

    He is in a category that is very unique in the NFL.
    He got to a Super Bowl because he plays in a soft division like Tom Brady. He quit on the last play of a playoff game like Torrey Smith. He had a bad day with passing accuracy and his only effective plays were QB runs like Donovan McNabb. He is a big mouth egomaniac like Richard Sherman and Aqib Talib.

  145. metalman5150 says:
    Feb 9, 2016 11:14 AM
    Tolbert’s Fumble. Cam’s interception. Gano;s missed field goal.

    The spotty officiating.

    The NFL Media’s dream story line of the cowboy setting off into the sunset….

    All of these things are some of the reasons that the Panthers lost BUT definitely not Cam’s 4th quarter fumble and lack of an attempt to recover it.

    Got it. Check.
    ————————–

    Carolina held. Blatantly. At least 15 times, including three on their lone touchdown drive.

    Not a single call all game.

    And you’re talking about the officiating.

  146. He wore that hoodie to the interview.. he was already in a bad mood before he left the locker-room.

    To be honest… somebody should have intercepted him before he left the locker room and told him to take a breath and wait in the locker-room and collect himself until he’s ready to come out and be an adult.

    But that’s closer to parenting.. should have gotten that in grade-school… Certainly in high-school and college.

  147. Your character is not how you react when you win but how you react when you lose. We’ve all seen Cam’s character and it is not a good look. He doesn’t get t because everyone around him enables this behavior by telling him he can do no wrong and just to do you. It’s acceptable nowadays to be a jerk because you are just doing you. Loser.

  148. It’s never a good sign when your franchise QB has a justification for every action he does. It’s what I worry about with Odell Beckham being a Giants fan.

    That being said, we can’t actually expect Cam to be the same guy after a loss. What we can and DO expect is that he handle his duties after a loss and to paraphrase a lot of people before the game regarding Cam. If you don’t want to answer questions about your mistakes, stop making them.

  149. Like Wade Phillips said:

    Too much DAB will UNDO you!

    You miss the point Cam – like early in your career, easy to take the good, can’t take adversity. Maturity needed!

  150. There has been a lot of criticizing of how Newton handled himself on and off the field. I am very happy to see Newton acting like a sore loser because I didn’t want to see the other side of the equation. What if Carolina won? Newton would have been an arrogant individual to deal with for years to come if the Panthers had won. Exactly what needed to happen to Cam, happened. It saved all of us NFL fans a lot annoyance. Don’t criticize Cam, be grateful.

  151. desmarks says:
    Feb 9, 2016 12:52 PM
    anarchopurplism says:
    Feb 9, 2016 12:18 PM
    desmarks says:
    Feb 9, 2016 12:08 PM
    Brady, Manning, all of them are sore losers. I don’t hear all this crap when they are pouting! I wonder why?????
    ****************************************************************

    Manning is the poster child of the Sideline Sulking Pouter. Brady has “Sudden Post-TD Pass Turrets Syndrome.”

    I guess one type of pouting and being a sore losing is better than another type???
    *********************************************************

    Um……yes.

    Brady/Manning get over themselves & then go handle business with the media like men.

    Cam runs away to go pout. I coach my 4yr old on his other options to handle a situation when he pouts & runs away. Someone needs to do that for Cam.

    Teddy Bridgewater has been praised for having poise, composure & being humble. Can’t imagine that young QB having the issues Cam is having.

  152. Everyone i ever played sports with as a youth and still play with in adult basketball leagues at 42 years of age is a bad loser..who likes to lose other than losers..u all r hypocritics

  153. “Show me a good loser & I’ll show you a loser”

    Really, Cam??

    Both Peyton & Russell Wilson acted with CLASS & dignity after their SB losses the past 2 years
    Are they losers??? Hmmmmmmm

    THIS is why a large number of people can’t stand Cam
    He’s arrogant, loud, full of bravado, self-centered when he wins
    Yet he whines (flopping on the field like a crying infant), doesn’t take responsibility for HIS mistakes, acts like a petulant child

    And this didn’t the FIRST time he has acted this way
    To paraphrase Denny Green, “You are who we think you are!”

    A gloating winner
    A jerk of a loser

  154. Show me someone who doesn’t go after his own fumble when the game is still winnable, and I’ll show you a loser.

  155. A real leader takes blame and responsibility even if it doesn’t completely fall on his or her shoulders. Cam seems to blame everyone but himself for the loss. To be fair, he did mention errant passes but that was well after blaming the receivers for drops and the o-line for the sacks.

    I was willing to give him a pass for his post game presser if he owned up to it after the fact, but obviously he believes he acted in the way Cam needs to act. He’s 26 years old…. It’s time to grow up and deal with your adversity in a better way, Cam.

  156. I agree with him on one count.

    He is a loser.

    And he can feel free to be any kind of loser he wants to be as long as he stays losing, and I’ll be there to enjoy every second of his losing.

  157. metalman5150 says:
    Feb 9, 2016 11:14 AM

    Tolbert’s Fumble. Cam’s interception. Gano;s missed field goal.

    The spotty officiating.

    The NFL Media’s dream story line of the cowboy setting off into the sunset….

    All of these things are some of the reasons that the Panthers lost BUT definitely not Cam’s 4th quarter fumble and lack of an attempt to recover it.

    Got it. Check.

    _______________________________

    Watch in-depth at how many instances of blatant holding that Carolina’s offensive line got away with that game and tell me this game was one-sided. I’ve been an umpire for a football crew for 20 years and couldn’t believe my own eyes.

    The rest of it?? Yeah.

  158. Josh Norman showed how to lose graciously. Congratulating Peyton before the final whistle was a very noble act. Doesn’t mean he enjoyed losing but sure set the bar high on how to lose and keep your dignity, self-respect and respect of your peers and fans.
    Newton is a self absorbed narcissist in winning and losing.

  159. dexx57 says:
    Feb 9, 2016 2:27 PM

    Look at many of the hypocrites on here criticizing Newton when I’m sure you haven’t handled adversity in your own lives well. Since the armchair qbs will never play in the Super Bowl how would you handle an interview after being fired or being dumped/ finding out your wife was cheating on you? I’m guessing none of the people criticizing Newton would handle that well so it’s clear some big hypocrites and pots calling kettle black are posting here. He is MVP too, have you ever even been Employee of the Month?

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    Whoa! Sorry Cam, I didn’t realize you can be sensitive since you essentially proclaimed you don’t care who you offend with your TD dance. So, you see how it feels when you’re the one being offended huh? Karma’s a……..

  160. You know what the best part about all of this is? His season-long campaign of arrogance and egotism was repaid in full on the biggest stage in his sport, and on its 50th anniversary. Long after people remember how poorly both team’s quarterbacks performed during the game, they’ll remember how poorly he handled himself after the loss.

    And, just as a comparison: what would the Q&A for Manning and Cam have been like if the Panthers had won, and the Broncos had been on the losing end? Do you think Manning would have behaved the way Cam did, and do you think Cam would be low-key during his time with the press?…

  161. Cam has along way to go before he masters the press conference skills of Bill Belichik and Marshawn Lynch.

    Actually SI did a “Who Said it? Belichick or Newton” piece. good one.

    Although I personally like the old school Bobby Knight pressers. he actually threatened to kick reporters asses. oh man the days before the Internet…

  162. The more he try’s to explain the worse it gets. He’s an entitled mommas-boy who can’t take criticism. Arrogance creates a ceiling to your ability. The sad part is that you create to ceiling instead of busting through it. I promise you, this year will be his career highlight.

  163. shadywarrior says:
    Feb 9, 2016 1:38 PM

    Sitting here and throwing stones from a computer is the easiest thing in the world to do. I don’t blame Cam one bit for his demeanor. He doesn’t owe anything to anyone, no one does. I think it’s ridiculous when we assign moralities and standards of behavior to people, especially professional athletes. These guys are all individuals. Some will be winners, some will be losers, and honestly, who is what is a subjective thing.

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    I’m not telling Cam how to act. He can act any which way he wants. However, as a fan of the game and one of the people he said he don’t care he offends when he celebrates TD’s, I believe I can say whatever I want regardless of he gets offended or not. It works both ways. He’s not the only one who can do and say whatever he, I can do the same thing regardless of who we offend.

  164. I try to be fair and look at both sides. But he really does come across as a spoiled brat who won’t acknowledge that he’s ever wrong and who just uses a bunch of lame excuses.

    I actually had nothing against his celebrations during the season. But these comments and his post-game ‘interview’ have changed my mind. He is what he is, but it’s very ego-centric and not flattering in the least.

  165. bigbenh8tr says:
    Feb 9, 2016 11:26 AM
    Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Kurt Warner
    All 4 lost with class and also have SB wins. Cam is the spoiled rotten punk
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    Not Kurt Warner, aka “Whiner” for still peddling the known made-up story of the Pats’ taping his team’s 2001 SB walkthrough as if it may have happened. “Who knows? Maybe” Whiner still said only in 2015 when we’ve known for many years that the reporter who wrote the original story for the Boston Globe admitted it was false and was fired.

  166. I don’t blame him. He has the right to do whatever he wants as long as he isn’t hurting others.
    There are those who act like he is worse than Hitler and Chuck Manson combined.
    That’s because haters gonna hate.

  167. phillysteve says:
    Feb 9, 2016 3:18 PM
    Show me someone who doesn’t go after his own fumble when the game is still winnable, and I’ll show you a loser.
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    The way that Denver’s D was playing and with time running out, it was over for the Panthers.
    And you know that and you post that anyway because you hate him.

  168. “I’m not about to conform nor bend for anybody’s expectations because yours or anybody’s expectations would never exceed mine.” “Who are you to say that your way is right? ”

    Who are we to say $cam Newton should follow the rules of society?

    1. Cam Newton was facing possible expulsion from the University of Florida for academic cheating when he is said to have been caught cheating three times.

    2. Cameron Newton was charged with felony counts of burglary, larceny and obstructing justice. According to the University Police Department, Newton stole the laptop worth $1,700 and threw it out his dormitory window Friday when officers arrived to investigate the theft.

    3. A man claiming to represent Cam Newton during the quarterback’s recruitment allegedly sought payments in the range of $200,000 to secure Newton’s signature on a national letter of intent.

  169. Are some athletes (college grad no less) so protected that they never get exposed to old clichés? I think the modern version goes something like this: Be careful of the dabs you dish, especially if you have no stomach for them as incoming.

  170. Top Ten Replacement Names for Cam Newton since Superman was a no-show at last Sunday’s Super Bowl:

    10.Cam “Twinkletoes” Newton
    9. Cam “Fig” Newton
    8. Dab-a da Hut
    7. Man o Steal
    6. The Man from Krypton(lite)
    5. The Petulant
    4. Martha Kent
    3. Smallville
    2. Clark Can’t

    And the number one Replacement Name for Cam Newton since Superman was a no-show at last Sunday’s Super Bowl:

    1. Lois Lane

  171. j0esixpack says:
    Feb 9, 2016 11:33 AM
    Give the guy a break – he’s even quoting Vince Lombardi – and he’s right
    **************************
    The quote I most often remember from Lombardi is

    “Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all the time thing. You don’t do things right once in a while…you do them right all the time.”

    Often quoted as “winning isn’t everything, winning is the only thing.”

    Lombardi would have liked Cam to fight for that fumble.

    In the Superbowl, there is no tomorrow. Clearly Von Miller had that part right.

  172. Cam: “But we didn’t lose that game because of that fumble. I can tell you that.”

    Says the guy who fumbled twice, which resulted in 15 points in a game where thy lost by 14.

  173. trollhammer20 says:
    Feb 9, 2016 1:46 PM
    Alex Smith would have garroted someone to get that ball. Tom Brady would gladly have shattered his femur making a recovery. Russell Wilson would have emerged from the pileup with the ball in both hands and the severed arm of a defender hanging from his jaws.

    The effort was weak, especially in that situation, where the Super Bowl is just sitting there on the ground, waiting to be picked up.
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    Ok, that was funny… mental picture of Dangeruss the zombie QB…

  174. First, he’s the poster boy for everything wrong with college sports – after flunking out of Florida, jumping to a JC to win a title, and then his Dad selling his services to the highest bidder (Auburn) –

    – – Now he throws a tantrum after losing a big game. “Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a Loser” – I wouldn’t accept such an immature reaction from my 12-year-old Little Leaguers !!
    He needs to go back and take some Positive Coaching Alliance training.

    And Sportswriters wonder why a lot of the public strongly dislike Cam Newton. He’s probably been told how great he is since he was 12. Time to finally grow up finally at 26.

  175. Poor Cam! Poor, poor Cam! You never saw a defense like the Broncos before. It was more IN YOUR FACE than anything else. You are a bad loser – but – you are a loser nonetheless. LOL!!!

  176. He’s a spoiled brat! He has been since Auburn paid him to play for them. Daddy took the blame but if you trace that money … Cam is behind it. His parents are dirt poor and he was driving a BMW in college? I’m glad he was humiliated after the game. If I were the owner, he would be in my office the next day for a nice looonnggg talk. He was voted league MVP? Are you kidding me? That is as bad a judgement as to the players awarded the Heisman. Think about it.

  177. Yes cam you didn’t lose the game because of that fumble, but you definitely didn’t win because you didn’t try to recover it.

  178. I don’t know Cam. And its hard for me to “like” a show-boat football player. His team mates deserve a professional. His actions seem as if they are child-like. yes.. However…. He wins football games. He works harder than most at his craft. He is a Champion on so many levels. He is the most gifted athlete any of us has ever seen. His question “what makes your way right?” is answered with the absence of “super bowl champion” beside his name. To be fair, he is also right when he speaks of losers. Though he has lost a super bowl, and will not forget that agony ever for the rest of his life, what he will struggle to forget the most is that he could have dived in and recovered that fumble. Then, having inspired his team, he could have inspired his team to drive down and win the game. He could have, but didn’t because he was thinking and acting like a child who didn’t want to get hurt. You see, winning isn’t everything, its the only thing. Broke hands, arms, legs, necks, whatever. No matter what kind of champion you are, if you don’t or are not willing to leave it all… ALL… on the field, then stay home and play with barbies, and only dream of being a man everyone can count on to do whatever it takes to win. And I think quite possibly, we will see him dominate the game for a very long time because he will try and run from the memory of the one he could have won, but choose not to, and the team he let down in the process.

  179. Show the will to win, remember Elway when looked like “helicopter”
    In his first SB win, he was driven to win and his team mates got the
    message and they won. You go for the fumble “jerk”. You had a team mate playing with a broken arm and you can’t go for a fumble.

    “MVP” maybe ” MVP” most spoiled player. Elway lost 3 before he won
    But he always gave his respects to the winner. Maybe Carolina needs to look for a man to lead the team not a 4 year old.

  180. Seprix says:
    Feb 9, 2016 11:14 AM
    “Not to bash my teammates, but the o-line protection was terrible.” -Manning

    “Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser.” -Newton

    I wish there was a way no one could have won the Super Bowl.
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    That’s why I didn’t watch.

  181. Cam apparently just called all his teammates losers, since they behaved fine at the after game press meeting. Cam is confusing a poor sport with a good loser. A poor sport is a loser.

  182. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

    -Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Cam is free to behave any way he wants and everyone else is free to have an opinion about it. Works both ways.

  183. Does he realize how many teams would’ve been happy just to be part of SuperBowl 50? They didn’t lose to a team that didn’t deserve to be there…if you go head to head with Peyton Manning you should feel honored to have been good enough to be in there with one of the “Greats”, and being in that position puts you on that list too. Unless of course, you’re Cam and 2nd best turns you into the worst loser in the history of sports. Ever.

  184. newpairofsox says:
    Feb 9, 2016 11:36 AM

    Loser is as loser does.

    Did you ever see Brady, Luck, Brees, Wilson, Palmer, Rivers, Romo, or either Manning behave in this manner?
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    Peyton Manning left the field without even shaking hands. Stop with the false narrative that pay-a-ton has class, he does not, he’s a PR King.

  185. blu4l1fe says:
    Feb 9, 2016 5:39 PM

    And the number one Replacement Name for Cam Newton since Superman was a no-show at last Sunday’s Super Bowl:

    1. Lois Lane
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    I agree with the other nine but this one is wrong, Lois Lane would have recovered the fumble.

  186. “Cam just doesn’t get it. There are 31 franchises whose last game is a loss.”

    Actually just 24 lost their final game this past season. Denver and 7 others won their final game. It’s just simple math.

  187. travlinful says:
    Feb 12, 2016 8:12 PM
    “Cam just doesn’t get it. There are 31 franchises whose last game is a loss.”

    Actually just 24 lost their final game this past season. Denver and 7 others won their final game. It’s just simple math.
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    It isn’t even math and to you it apparently isn’t simple. Every team lost their last game of the year except the winner of the SB. This actually happens every year. It also happens in baseball, hockey and basketball and pretty much any sport.

  188. sonhoodoo says:
    Feb 16, 2016 10:16 AM

    travlinful says:
    Feb 12, 2016 8:12 PM
    “Cam just doesn’t get it. There are 31 franchises whose last game is a loss.”

    Actually just 24 lost their final game this past season. Denver and 7 others won their final game. It’s just simple math.
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    It isn’t even math and to you it apparently isn’t simple. Every team lost their last game of the year except the winner of the SB. This actually happens every year. It also happens in baseball, hockey and basketball and pretty much any sport.
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    Actually, you’re wrong. Of the 20 teams that missed the playoffs only 7 won their final game of the year. Of the 12 playoff teams, 11 lost their final game of the year. That’s 8 teams who won their final game. That’s where trav got 24, because 32 minus 8 is 24.

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