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Cam Newton Holds Slim Lead in Madden Voting Final Four

Cam Newton has had a pretty effortless run to the Final Four of fan voting for the next Madden 2013 cover player, and looks like a likely candidate to perhaps surpass Patrick Willis and get to the Final round of voting. However, his current over Willis is fairly slim; he currently owns 52.8 percent of the vote, and it begs the question if Carolina Panther fans are now voting the other way on Newton so as to avoid the famed Madden-Cover-Curse. I am not particularly superstitious, but when something like this is under fan-control wouldn’t it be better to play it safe than sorry? Newton’s astounding rookie year cannot be denied though, and I would be hard pressed to name a rookie quarterback more deserving of this honor.

At the same time, as historic as Newton’s rookie year was, maybe it would be a better plan for his team to actually make the playoffs before we pre-ordain him as an NFL superstar before he has been able to guide his team to the Playoffs. Granted Newton did not have a lot of help last year from the Panthers’ defense, who will probably be much better than last year considering the number of free agents, draft picks, and players returning from season-ending injuries last year that the Panthers will have coming in.

All honors will and should be given to whoever wins, because all 4 competitors left in the field (Aaron Rodgers and Calvin Johnson are in the other bracket) are very deserving, but here’s hoping that whoever wins puts the nix on the Madden Curse.

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Watch Cam Newton Put His Own Interests Above The Team

Millions of things have been said about Cam Newton, but this one instance in particular fires me up as a Carolina Panthers fan. With the score 16-10 Broncos, Von Miller knocks the ball out of Newton's hands which leads to a mad scramble. Newton has the opportunity to jump on the ball in the pile, but he decides to back away to protect himself from injury. In a one-possession game in the Super Bowl, Newton should've sacrificed every limb he has to get that ball back for his team, and it's extremely unnerving to me as a fan that he didn't jump in there.

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Watch Angry Grandpa Go Insane After Panthers' Loss

The Carolina Panthers lost to the Denver Broncos 24-10 in Super Bowl 50 which disappointed Panthers fans everywhere. I'm going to go out on a limb and say not many fans were as angered by the loss as this elderly man. While a lot of us have the self-control to avoid letting our anger take us this far, this grandpa didn't care and took his frustrations out on the television.

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Watch Newton Give Immature Interview, Walk Off

I've defended Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton against his haters all season long, but I can't do it any longer after watching his postgame interview following Super Bowl 50. He needed to be a man and sit up there and answer every question sent his way. If he's going to be the excitable, happy guy fans see after wins, he needs to be a professional after losses. This reeks of immaturity and is something he will need to work on in the future.

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