Do you think Cam Newton insulted the woman reporter? Was it sexist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrel View Post
    It's a pop culture thing. As I stated before coaches typically tune it out or it's said as a joke. There are a number that aren't going to take someone seriously if that is part of a question.
    Not anymore. All of the young coaches in the world and almost all of the players grew up playing Madden. Madden is a much bigger part of the real game than most people realize. It is a great tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    People can use those terms in real life football too.
    I've heard it used by announcers during TV broadcast of football games.

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    Has the woman ever played a game of football?
    She may be a good writer but if she has never played she will never truly understand route running technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    Has the woman ever played a game of football?
    She may be a good writer but if she has never played she will never truly understand route running technique.
    Yeah running and changing directions is really hard. No way anyone who hasnít played would ever understand how to remember which directions to run in different situations.

    If she played flag football would that make her more qualified?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    Here's the acid test.

    If one has a daughter (I do, probably not all that far apart in age from the reporter), ask, "What if this was my daughter? Would I have issues?"

    I would.
    If Cam were to respond to my daughter in any way she thought was insulting, the verbal onslaught he'd receive from her would be legendary. She's a dainty little thing, 'til you get her mad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cat View Post
    I've heard it used by announcers during TV broadcast of football games.
    Announcers called jet sweep an end around for a long time too. Not everyone that does commentary truly knows what they are talking about. You also hear them say stuff like throwing dimes which past using a popular term illustrates no real understanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Yeah running and changing directions is really hard. No way anyone who hasn’t played would ever understand how to remember which directions to run in different situations.

    If she played flag football would that make her more qualified?
    Routes and running routes is much more than just running and changing direction. That would be like saying blocking on the OL is just hitting the guy in front of you and pushing him or running the ball is just hitting the hole. There is more to it.

    Cam should of never reacted in the way he did or say what he did. Period. The reporter also showed no real knowledge of routes or WR play.

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    To the question of experience, how many of the beat writers (not game analysts) have ever played the game they cover? By looking at them, I'd say very few. At the nation elite reporter level (Schefter, Olney, Kirkjian, etc.) the vast majority went to journalism school and have no playing experience. That part is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Yeah running and changing directions is really hard. No way anyone who hasn’t played would ever understand how to remember which directions to run in different situations.

    If she played flag football would that make her more qualified?
    So so so wrong. Almost, no I did laugh.

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    I’m not sure how we could ever understand football. I better not try or I might hurt myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    Has the woman ever played a game of football?
    She may be a good writer but if she has never played she will never truly understand route running technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    I dont see me being critical of a NASCAR racer and asking certain questions about rear suspensions if I've never driven a NASCAR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    I dont see me being critical of a NASCAR racer and asking certain questions about rear suspensions if I've never driven a NASCAR.
    So no reporter should be allowed to ask a question if they've never played the sport they're paid to cover? Or does that just apply to women?

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    I thought that Cam's apology was sincere and I'm glad that he realizes, as the father of 2 girls, the impact that his statement might have on them and other young girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    I dont see me being critical of a NASCAR racer and asking certain questions about rear suspensions if I've never driven a NASCAR.
    So because she never played football she is completely clueless? Come on man. That's so ignorant.

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