Skip to comments.Why Did Cam Newton Apologize? He Was Only Half Right
Posted on 10/06/2017 1:31:21 PM PDT by impetrio1
Our position regarding women in sports journalism roles are known: we don't believe women, most of whom have never set foot on a field with cleats and pads, should be reporting on professional sports. When you watch CNBC, Bloomberg, or Fox Business for the closing numbers on Wall Street, you'll normally see them interviewing people who've actually been CEOs or traders. You don't see women with plunging necklines, hair bleached Fox News blonde, and hooker-length heels they quickly remove once the segment is over if leg shots were involved. Aside from the show hosts (which is another topic altogether), we see and hear from people who have practical experience in the field in which they speak.
Except in sports.
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I have no problem with Newton’s comments to the interviewer. He should not have apologized. But these days apologies are the order of the day. I bet he’s taking some sh*t in the locker room for it....
But the NFL is over so it really doesn’t matter.
I am a woman and I agree 100%.
Im not a woman, and I don't agree. If the woman knows football, she knows football. Likewise if a man doesn't really know football, then he doesn't.
What Newton said was no foul, because IT WAS TRUE. Speaking about the situation today, IT IS "STRANGE" to have a woman ask those types of questions. It is simply out of the norm. Its not a judgement, its not saying women SHOULDN'T ask those questions, its just that its STILL WEIRD. He shouldn't have apologized.
Remember in the late 70s when women reporters were suing to walk around in the locker rooms? It was really shocking back then. It almost seems quaint in this age of trannies and all.
But it seems like that was one of the early turns down this perverted trail. Too bad the owners back then didn’t ban all reporters from the lockers if some judge said women got to be allowed in.
Women explaining football is basically like a catholic priest explaining about sex.
Good post. I agree with you.
While it isn’t true down to the 100% percentile, most every other sport seems to have announcers/reporters that have a personal experience of the game. Former basketball, baseball, tennis, ice skating, gymnastics athletes... With football, that isn’t the case. So, the women can only have been added to the mix for 2 reasons: eye candy, or gender-equality. I say it’s the former, but the (IMO) faux insistence on the latter irritates me.
As a 66 year-old guy, had you asked me 40 years ago - or even 10 years ago - that a woman reporter would 1)be in the locker room and 2) would ask such a specific question on the receivers routes.
In short, it's a "new day" and that's all he was saying
This falls into the outrage du jour that so ties up millennials and the left.
Cam is a big doofy racist.
There are probably a lot of broads out there that know a lot more about football than I do. That being said...who in the Hell is Cam Newton?! Never heard of him.
On the other hand, I thought Newton should apologize because at first it seemed like he was commenting on the novelty of her asking that question along the lines of, "Check out the NFL and America in 2017: a black quarterback being asked about pass routes by a woman reporter. Pretty good, huh?" Instead, he just seemed amused as if he never encountered a female reporter before.
or priests council married people?
men seem to muddle in womens business whenever they want to...
but we do know that the sports industry being an industry, has to have its eye candy for the so called manly men out...
We are supposed to be boycotting this thing.
So who cares who asked what?
BIG mistake Cam.
You can be given a pass (no pun intended) for not understanding what the satanic left is known for.
Still, you will never be forgiven and you will never be allowed to live it down.
“Never say you’re sorry. It’s a sign of weakness”*
* Leroy Jethro Gibbs, back when I respected Mindy’s husband, before he destroyed the show.
haha - I agree with you. Unfortunately for Cam, we live in an super sensitive and PC world that will turn on you in a heartbeat if you make the wrong move.
I love football, been watching a long time. I also wouldn’t consider myself qualified to be asking “insightful questions”. I never had an opportunity to play growing up.
Cam should have bought a safe space for Jourdan. He made a mistake, apologize and move on.
I was an ex-official rated referee in National Federation, and an umpire in Division 2, NCAA, and I have friends in the NFL.
Perhaps Cam should take the time to realize that the NFL has hired Sarah Thomas as a field official and Terri Valenti as an official for the New York replay group determining NFL replay. I have worked with women officials in numerous sports and they are just as competent as their male counterparts. So, somebody at the highest level has determined they know the game.
Jourdan Rodrigue, the reporter, started out with a bachelor’s from Arizona State in 2014 and interned with the schools athletics department in a digital communication role. Rodrigue joined the Seattle Storm in 2014 as an in-house content writer and digital communication assistant. She joined The Charlotte Observer in 2016, after spending a year at the Center Daily Times where she covered Penn State football. As a reporter for The Charlotte Observer, she is a beat writer for the Carolina Panthers, and reports on the teams statistics, activities, and news.
So as I would say she has three years experience with sports, and at least two years covering stats and stories for college and pro football, to include the Panthers, then why can’t she understand what a route is? And if she’s doing her job, she should.
Football, even at the highest level, is not rocket science even though the media would like to sell it that way. According to John Gruden, he said that while there are hundreds of plays in a typical playbook, most teams select between 75 and 100 pass plays for a game, and 15-20 running plays when assembling a game plan for a given week. A reporter generally doesn’t get involved with the pit area, but concentrates on the wide outs and running back to include the QB. And if they do their homework, the reporter will know the strengths and weaknesses of the players on each side of the ball and will concentrate on them. That’s what the fans want.
So her question was good, even though it could be considered asking Newton to get a little technical for the fans to understand. And that would be what he called things as names of play situations have their own words by team. But it was her job to ask the question. Just like it was his job to answer it. And not be a self professed know-it-all when he inferred the lack of capacity for women sports reporters by his choice of wording and his insulting posture.
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