Cam Newton Finds It Hilarious That A Woman Could Understand Routes, And I'm Offended...By His Terrible Sense Of Humor
I mean, why even stop there? If Cam Newton was going to call an audible and re-route the conversation to make a sexist joke out of the idea that a woman could possibly understand the concept of men running around in pre-designed paths then he might he might as well have went for shock value and called her a "bitch" instead of a "female". At least that would have been met with a couple awkward, uncomfortable giggles from people that didn't know how to initially respond to an NFL quarterback reinforcing 1960's gender roles in 2017.
I've always lived by the philosophy that funny can override offensive, but - from a comedic standpoint - finding it laughable that a member of the fairer sex that covers the NFL as a profession can comprehend running 10 yards and making a quick left is just not all that laughable. That's why I - personally - am more insulted by Cam Newton's complete lack of a sense of humor than I am by his blatant disregard for the ideals of modern society.
That might read like I have equally barbaric priorities as they pertain to equality, but really it's just an admission that I've always expected far more out of Cam Newton in the way of funny than I did in the way of feminism. Needless to say - by going out of his way to undercut the undeniable progress that women have made in the field of sports - he let me down on both fronts.
Food For Thought: When you really think about it, should we be completely shocked that he doesn't think a lady could have a firm grasp of receiving patterns when he's devoted his entire professional life to memorizing them and still sucks as a pocket passer?