Carolina quarterback Cam Newton is a heck of a football player. Turns out, he's not a bad actor, either.
Newton led another thrilling game-winning drive in a 20-16 win over Miami, hitting Greg Olsen for a 1-yard touchdown with 43 seconds left. One of the biggest plays of that drive was Newton flopping out of bounds.
So we're winning now, right? And the common phraseology over the past 4 years whenever someone would post a bad article about us was "the respect will come once we win," right? And now the common phraseology is "who cares what they say, we're winning!!"
All of that is true, but damn. Give credit where credit is due. Seven straight wins doesn't come because of two penalty flags near the end of games. It's 60 minutes of football, not "one play to win the game" football.
I swear, I always say stupid sh*t over text or like Facebook messages or whatever. I have a tendency to wear my mind on my sleeve, and it's fine in real life because I can add body language to the context, or I can compensate and sort of fix whatever I say.
But damn, texting doesn't work like that. You say something stupid, and there is absolutely no recovery. You just have to sit there and stare blankly at it thinking "what the hell have I just done to myself?"
I swear, every "relationship" I have EVER had with a girl has ended because of texting. I'm charming as sh*t in person and I seriously do think that I can get a girl really into me and my personality, but the second something starts going bad for whatever reason, I'll send some stupid text that I instantly regret.
And I'm not talking about being a douche or anything. I think I always come across as if I care too much or I'm being too "clingy" or whatever over text.
Man I dunno. I effectively ended something with a girl I really liked tonight because of a string of painstakingly awkward messages after a couple days of some really terrible "conversation" over text. I just need some consolation from strangers that wont tell me bullsh*t just to make me feel like less of a fool.
Anyone else feel the same way? I think we match up much better against the Pats than San Fran.
We're at home, they have a worse offensive line, a worse defense, a better QB but largely incapable wideouts, a slightly better running game if you factor in all the backs, but we're better against the run regardless.
I honestly thought that the Niners had a better chance at winning that last game than we did, but I seriously think we have a much higher chance against the Pats than they have against us.
This isn't thread worthy really, but I just wanted to exude my confidence onto the rest of my less-confident counterparts.