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Can we criticize the other Super Bowl QB, too?


As much well-deserved sludge that got thrown on Cam Newton after Super Bowl 50, can we at least smear a little dab of spa mud on the other quarterback, too?

It is extremely difficult to work up a whole lot of animus toward Peyton Manning, whose eventual retirement will close the book on one of the most celebrated of careers. It's like trying to dig up dirt on the late Mr. Rogers. But I'm in the media, and it is my sacred duty to tarnish even the finest silver.

So here goes, for the sake of cosmic balance.

Five things to criticize about the other guy in Super Bowl 50:

As you can see, it’s really difficult to work up a decent rant against Manning. That’s the best I can do for the Cam Newton apologists out there.

Particularly when, after it’s all said and done, I will miss watching him play like I miss seeing the Beatles perform.


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Steve Hummer writes sports features for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He covers a wide range of sports and topics.