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    Cam Newton and the Lost Virtue: Humility

    By Kyle | February 8, 2016

    Shortly before the Super Bowl, I wrote this column on Cam Newton’s arrogance. It turned out to be prescient given Newton’s babyish behavior after the loss.

    Topics: Sports | 15 Comments »

    15 Responses to “Cam Newton and the Lost Virtue: Humility”

    1. kishke Says:
      February 8th, 2016 at 11:58 am

      Good article. Very nicely written.

    2. K Says:
      February 8th, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      When Muhammad Ali was called out for the same behavior, he put it down to adopting the same kind of hype that’s an integral part of professional “wrestling”. Regardless what you thinkg about it, professional sports is, undeniably, a showbiz event.

    3. kishke Says:
      February 8th, 2016 at 4:01 pm

      Okay. But in most showbiz events, conceit and arrogance ar not a feature of the performance. Broadway shows do not end with the leading actors doing victory dances and proclaiming their greatness to the world.

    4. Hedge Says:
      February 8th, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      Confidence is quiet…insecurities are loud.

    5. Jordan Says:
      February 9th, 2016 at 6:43 am

      usual racist BS

      and Peyton didnt do s**t in that game got carried dude been done for years

    6. kishke Says:
      February 9th, 2016 at 10:56 am

      usual racist BS

      Yeah, he was sacked b/c racist. He sat sulking like a child b/c racist. Uh huh.

    7. Kyle Says:
      February 9th, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      That racist Von Miller shouldn’t have racist-ly sacked Cam Newton.

    8. Obama bin Biden Says:
      February 9th, 2016 at 1:54 pm

      The boy needs an attitude adjustment.

    9. Jordan Says:
      February 9th, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      mr hero payton walked off the field like a crying little bitch when he loss to drew breeze he didnt do s***t in this super boel he got carried what a pussy

    10. Obama bin Biden Says:
      February 10th, 2016 at 8:59 am

      Manning is on his way to the Hall of Fame and Newton will be washed up within 5 years ala Vince Young.

    11. Jordan Says:
      February 10th, 2016 at 3:19 pm

      white folk losing everything else Super Bowl and GREAT WHITE PAYTON all you got left

      whites people dumb fools just look at all the GOP running one fool dumber than the next even dr coon

    12. Obama bin Biden Says:
      February 10th, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      And the Soviet democrats are running two white senior citizens. One is a glue horse harpy, and the other is a Brooklyn commie. And the third to come in and save the day, is the pompous fool, and white senior citizen, Joe Biden. How come there are no young inspiring Negroes to run on the commie side?

    13. Obama bin Biden Says:
      February 10th, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      ANSWER: Because they’re all supporting Trump.

    14. kishke Says:
      February 10th, 2016 at 10:45 pm

      Mia Love is terrific. She keeps up the way she’s going, she’ll be a contender one day. Her measure limiting bills to one subject at a time is good common sense. Of course, lib fools like Jordy the racist idiot hate her.

    15. Don Reed Says:
      February 11th, 2016 at 2:56 am

      Good call, Kyle, nailing Cam The Scam BEFORE the game.