NFL Super Bowl Week Hangover: Cam Newton vs. Peyton Manning vs. America

February 1, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Welcome to the most important political primary of the year! It's Super Bowl 50 Week, a nationwide referendum on race, privilege, perception, the modern pharmaceutical culture and lots of other critical topics, followed by a football game the Panthers will probably win.
Cam Newton got the sizzling off-field chatter rolling on Wednesday when asked why he receives so much criticism about his touchdown celebrations and the like. "I'm an African-American quarterback that may scare a lot of people because they haven't seen nothing that they can compare me to," he told reporters.
Some nodded at Newton's remark as being blindingly obvious. Others responded with predictable thou doth protest too much faux shock that race might somehow still play a role in our perceptions of anything in this multicultural utopia we have built. There's the How dare he play the race card angle, of course. There's also the Obama's politically correct nanny state interpretation. In the slightly ...

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