André, you’ve made a lot of good points, but you (like everyone else) glossed over the biggest one — this scene toward the end of the game. Overcoming that agony to show good sportsmanship is an amazing testament to Cam Newton’s character.

I don’t care about the media’s reaction to his post game interview — those things are the most useless artifice in sports. And I don’t care about all the haters, regardless of their motivation. Idiots will be idiots.

What I do care about is seeing how he can improve going forward. Here’s my take on some sports psychology dynamics that you might want to consider.

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