Columnists’ Predictions on Cam Newton Come Back to Bite Him on the Ass
All of us in this business make predictions. Sometimes we're right. Sometimes we're wrong. And sometimes we're Jim Folsom.
After the 2011 draft, Folsom, writing for Bleacher Report, had some scathing remarks directed toward the Carolina Panthers' decision to draft Cam Newton with their first pick.
Among other things, he said if Newton were the Panthers' starting quarterback in 2016 he would
buy a Cam Newton jersey and stand in the stadium parking lot in my underwear when the Panthers come to Tampa Bay and hold a sign proclaiming that Auburn rules over Florida and Carolina rules over Tampa Bay.
He then went on to, among other things, say
Let's ask Denver Broncos fans if they would like to trade Tebow for Newton straight up. They would laugh in your face. Football fans know even if the experts have no clue. We can spot a fraud when we see one.
In five years, when Tebow is leading Denver into the playoffs and Cam Newton is riding someone's bench, remember this article.
Remember the article? How could we ever forget?
Check it out here.