Jan. 28, 2016
The Cam Newton Hate Game
So many people seem to have an issue with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, and we're here to figure out why that is...
Written by Jake Elman
I don't know how long it's going to take for people to understand, but we happen to be in 2016.
I'm getting really tired of the Cam Newton hate, and I know that I don't normally start off articles in such a blunt fashion, but I'm really starting to get pissed off. I don't know what it is, whether it's attempts at trying to make people laugh or just pure ignorance, but the hate that Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been getting recently is unbelievable; you have people tweeting him the n word (the one that ends in a hard 'ER', by the way), people are wishing he gets lynched, and people are even trying to ban him from entering their stadiums.
People don't like Cam's dabbing, they don't like him giving footballs to little kids, and they don't like how good of an NFL player he is. People don't like that Cam Newton is likely to win MVP (though I don't know if he's necessarily the most deserving) and some just don't like him because he's black.
"I've said this since day one,'' Newton . "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.''
I'm not saying that you have to like Cam Newton, but a lot of the hate he's been getting just seems to be coming out of absolutely nowhere; it's gone past "I think he's overrated" to just mean, malice-filled attacks on his character and I don't get it. Obviously, I could do a whole article on this and tear these people to shreds, but I have a much, much better idea.
Folks, here's the deal. With the help of the internet, I've made a "Choose Your Own Adventure" type game known as the " in which you 'choose' your issue with Cam Newton. If you're unfamiliar with Choose Your Own Adventure, the premise is simple: you make choices that determine the outcome of the story (think The Walking Dead game from Telltale Games) , or in this case, the game. You don't like that he's black? Click that option. You think him giving footballs to kids is an issue. Click that option.
There's several different choices you can go with, so make sure to do them all! It's quick, it's easy, and it may even get a laugh out of you as we're ten days away from watching Newton battle Peyton Manning in Super Bowl 50.
I also want to include a quick disclaimer regarding a couple of the options and how they're worded. As to point out in a satirical fashion foolish and ignorant the racism towards Newton is, one of the options in the game makes reference to slavery and the "yes, master" type of black person; these options were phrased the way they are to show how silly people are being when it comes to the likely NFL MVP.
If there are any glitches or issues with the game, please let me know and I will try to fix it.
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