second TD celebrations are a perfectly acceptable reason not to like him from Aaron Smith's blog

I don know when we stopped being able to dislike an athlete for irrational reasons, but I do know that if you going to dislike one, hating onCam Newton because he does a 12 second touchdown celebration is a perfectly sane excuse. Look at Cam, after one of his two 40+ yard touchdown passes gothis undefeated Carolina Panthers out to an early lead over the Atlanta Falcons.

I wish this clip showed more. He goes on for so long and leaves so much open to interpretation that you think you were watching a Terrence Malick movie. (Update: See the full play and celebration.)

Now, don me wrong: Cam can do whatever he likes after scoring cheap nfl pro bowl jerseys or throwing a touchdown. The fact that he able to milk so much celebration time considering the NFL Draconian celebration rules is impressive. If you not already rooting for him because you an Auburn grad or Panthers fan or have liked Cam for a while, then his celebrations are a perfectly good reason to like him too.

But it goes both ways. You can think it too showy. You can think it not too classy. You can think it selfish. You can pine for the days when Jerry Rice Dt5FW6a9x or Art cheap super bowl jerseys Monk would catch a touchdown pass and toss the ball to an official while unbuckling his chin strap. One way isn right, one way isn wrong, but it is a mistake to suggest that you must like Cam Newton and his dancing. (And this has nothing to do with that crazy letter. That was suggestingCam is a bad person for his celebrations. I merely saying it a reason to notroot for him.)

Think of it this way: Which is the most hated team in America? Duke men basketball, right? And why don we like them? Because they slap the floor. Because they shoot threes then run down the court with their shooting hands in the air and a smirk on their faces. Because they act likeNewton does. (Maybe it a North Carolina thing?)

So now you telling me I can dislike Cam? That irrational. (My mom can stand Pete Carroll because of his rah rah, gum chewing style. Does that make sense? No. Butnone of it does.)

And, for what it worth, I like Cam Newton a lot. He the most dynamic player in the NFL and I wish the NFL rules allowed him to celebrate even more than he does. But don tell me I can like him. This is America, people.

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By Aaron Smith
Added Feb 28 '16


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