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Cam and "adversity"

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by clutchcargo, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    Several times in the Auburn-Oregon telecast, it was mentioned how Cam Newton had overcome adversity.

    Will someone, with a straight face, please explain to me what "adversity" Cam Newton has had to overcome to get to where he is?
  2. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    With gas prices so high, $180,000 doesn't go as far as it used to. ???
  3. He had to live in Brenham, Texas for six months.
  4. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    Thought the same thing. Like when the "comeback player of the year" needed to overcome nothing more than his own poor decisions in the past. ESPN opened its piano-backed Cam feature this morning with the adversity lead-in, throwing in "scrutiny" and "controversy" but nothing that he actually was accountable for.
  5. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    Did they happen to mention whatever it was he stole at Florida, a laptop or something like that? That sort of adversity.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    He had to live in Gainesville and he couldn't even afford to buy jean shorts.
  7. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    I heard people talk the entire second half of the season about how incredible it was that he was able to block it all out and perform. How he must have amazing focus.

    Yeah, or maybe he has no conscience. Maybe he doesn't give a shit if he did anything wrong. He's lived like a king in Auburn and will soon go on to NFL riches. If and when anything comes of it all, he'll be able to go home to his mansion and cry then.
  8. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    He had to overcome the glare of Oregon's socks.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The no conscience thing crossed my mind. If I was a NFL GM I'd want nothing to do with this kid.
  10. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Well, I wouldn't go that far. :)
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I should have said a NFL GM with a top 10 pick.
  12. mb

    mb Active Member

    Cam's "adversity" ranks right up there with Ed Reed's family "tragedy."
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