Right On: Deion Sanders has Some Tough Talk For Pouty Cam Newton
Liberals went straight to plaid when Rob Lowe criticized Cam Newton, because raaaaaaaaacism. We're wondering though, what's the excuse for Deion Sanders, who basically said the same thing, only did it while black. That sentence might sound racist to you. It isn't. It is simply the conclusion logic draws from the overblowing of the Lowe story versus the cricket chorus of this story.
The NFL wouldn't let us embed the video (click the link to see it). I know, right? Lamesauce. Here's a recording of the video of the interview. I know, super lame. But did what I could for y'all. #Caring
Here's the gist:
“You are the face of our brand right now, you can’t do that,” Sanders said. “I understand the emotions of losing, but you can’t do that. A Manning, a Brady — all these guys who are a prototypical type of quarterback in our game — they’re not going to do that ever. Would Drew Brees ever?”
“You’re opening yourself for more criticism,” he said. “Because everybody is going to say you’re dabbing and smiling and smiling and styling. So this is how you go out when you lose?”
You're the favorite to win the game of life & all u have to do is show up,live with faith,treat people kind,forgive & love & u win Truth— Deion Sanders (@Deion Sanders)1454932188.0
Or what about Stephen A. Smith?
Oh Damn! @CameronNewton just got up and walked off the podium. Totally understand! But you still can't do that. You just can't.#ManUP— Stephen A Smith (@Stephen A Smith)1454904602.0
The way @CameronNewton conducted himself in that post-game presser was SAD. He was a brat. https://t.co/vPew4bQ3u8— Stephen A Smith (@Stephen A Smith)1454956009.0
Look, at the end of the day, we really don't care. A young QB who was upset over a huge loss that he doesn't handle gracefully isn't the end of the world. Is it kind of entertaining to watch? A little. As Deion said, Cam Newton has zero problem showing nothing but gloat when he wins. Then to put on the sulky face and walk off during the press conference? Not great behavior for the NFL's newly minted MVP. Sportsmanship, it's a think, Cam. Sure, Cam Newton is not saving us from terrorists, but he is carrying the weight of the NFL brand on his shoulders.
The real problem with the criticism of Newton's behavior is the backlash to that criticism. The SJW keyboard warriors are quick to attack, or "attack" since it's behind their computer, people as "racist" because they disagree with someone's opinion. That makes us care. Truth is, if Denver had lost and Peyton Manning stormed out of the press conference with a Life Sucks attitude and a matching T-shirt, we'd be saying the exact. Same. Thing. What this backlash against criticizing Newton's behavior does is prevent us from having an actual dialogue about actual racism. Hint: this isn't actual racism.
Not to mention, in Cam Newton's defense, he could have just been angry that the government was taxing him more for playing the Super Bowl than he got paid for playing the Super Bowl.
Being a poor sport isn't a racial thing, it's just a thing. Speaking of poor sportsmanship, jealousy, and sour grapes, have you seen Eli Manning's little sour grape fest? He's also getting mocked, but not as much because HE DIDN'T PLAY IN THE SUPER BOWL! But here it is anyway:
Peyton Manning got a Super Bowl 50 ring. Eli Manning got a GIF.
So many sour grapes from this Super Bowl, there's going to be a lot of bad wine for the rest of the year.