We all know who won the Super Bowl and who lost…
However there was much more on the line than merely a win one of the teams. The average fan will only remember who won. The losers are too soon forgotten except for their fans and their city. Many fans remember the great Chicago Bears team of 1985, but who did they crush in the Super Bowl? Who were the two teams John Elway defeated at the end of his career?
See, you have to really think about it.
The big loser this year is Cam Newton.
Now let’s be honest.
Most NFL observers behind closed doors (and a few in front of them) will say, that there has never been a great black quarterback. We have seen some very good African American quarterbacks over the years, Donovan McNabb likely being the best. Warren Moon was too little too late with no Super Bowls. Mike Vick, well, you know that story.
So Cam was to be THE MAN.
He was to be the face of the NFL. Cam would replace Tom Brady as the NFL’s best. Yet not only did he lose the game, Newton was embarrassed. He did little to turn the tide. Cam looked lost. He had zero touchdowns and few big plays that mattered.
And then Newton’s not trying to recover the fumble late in the fourth quarter – his own – made him look really bad. His post game comments were brief. Understandably. He got crushed. It was HIS loss. He did not measure up to what fans and the observers were expecting.
Cam Newton was the big loser. Continue reading