The Re-birth of Carolina Cool

Updated: November 6, 2013

NORTH CAROLINA-(BASN)-It is the re-birth of Carolina “cool.”

Yes, Superman is smiling and flying high again.

Especially, with a four game winning streak.

Cam’s passionate connection to the Carolina fans can be seen every time he scores a touchdown, revealing his secret identity, as Superman, before handing the football off to a cheering child in the back of the end zone of Bank of America Stadium.

Yelp, this is the Cam Newton that Panther fans love to see and cheer for. Not, the one ,who drapes his head with a towel and pouts like a “Big Baby” on the sidelines after losing or after throwing an interception.

 Despite the scrutiny, however, Newton, surprisingly, in the last 14 games, which includes closing out last season 5-1, has led the Panthers to a 10-4 record overall.

 Plus, with their big win over the “Dirty Birds” of Atlanta last Sunday, Carolina finds themselves in second place at 5-3 in the NFC South.

Now, they are back in the playoff hunt as they prepare for two difficult back-to-back games against the 49ers and the New England Patriots, which will be played on Monday Night Football on November 18.

These two games will be a measuring stick for Newton. Because, he will be watch closely, evaluated critically, and judged harshly as a

So, if he performs up to his ability, outplays Kapernick, or outshines Brady on Monday Night Football, his confidence will soar above the stratosphere.

His newly found mojo, in effect, with a win, will propel the Panthers into the Super Bowl conversation and Cam back into the national spotlight.

All of this is feasible, especially with Miami and Tampa Bay on the schedule after these two crucial

Therefore, if these Carolina Cats can prevent any letdowns and sloppy play against the Dolphins and Bucs, they’ll be ready for the Saints on Dec.15.

Why? Because, let’s not forget, under Rivera & Newton, the Panthers have lost 14 games by less than seven points or less.

With that said, it’s time for Cam to have a Superman performance in the fourth quarter and win a big game for the Panthers this week.

Currently, Newton has completed 154 passes out of 239 attempts for 1,801 yards with 13 TDs and 7 INTs.

Eric D.Graham, a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, where he received a B.A. in Mass Communication with a concentration in Radio and Television, with a minor in History, with an emphasis in African-American Studies,  is currently the Editor and Chief of  Black Athlete Sports Network, where  his articles  appear daily along with his controversial  cartoon character Bobbee Bee “The Hater.” Graham can be reached at

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