Is having the most basic of sports knowledge something that it frowned upon by news anchors? Something tells me that these three made a pact before the show started not to answer any questions regarding sports because they didn't want to be affiliated - in any way - with the "dumb jocks" that concern themselves with professional athletics. That's really the only explanation I can think of.
You can convince me that they think they are above knowing who Cam Newton is, but you can't convince me that they don't actually know who Cam Newton is. A group of people - featuring a black guy - who work in television and can't identify one of the most popular public figures of the past year by his job title? Cam Newton's success caused more widespread public debate than the national debt. He was indirectly responsible for more useless round table discussion than the Presidential election. He was a racially, socially, and somewhat politically divisive personality, but somehow that wasn't enough for him to retain space in the huge brains of Anderson Cooper, Lara Logan, and Michael Steele? Get the FUCK out of here. I call bullshit. I don't "do" politics, but I know Barack Obama is the first black President. I don't "do" religion, but I know all forms of sex that don't result in a fetus leave you hell bound. I don't "do" geography, but I can point out Texas on a map. You don't have to "do" sports to correlate the name Cam Newton with "Carolina Panthers quarterback". He had a goddamn camera in his face for the entirety of the Super Bowl and these stooges didn't so much as commit his name to memory? Yeah, that's believable. Don't play dumb with me Lara. You get paid to be smart and attractive, and this ignorance looks absolutely dreadful on you.