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Has anyone else noticed the shift in positive and negative media reception regarding Cam? Is the big market bias proven to be real?

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8 minutes ago, Mol3m4n said:

Has anyone else noticed the shift in positive and negative media reception regarding Cam? Is the big market bias proven to be real?

It 100% is. He’s playing for ‘their team’ now so he’ll get better coverage.

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Yeah, I’ve seen all of a sudden media personalities have sources that vouch that he is “healthy”. Everybody has stats on the playmaker he was and how He can change an offense.. things we already knew but had he been resigned here then it would have been more about our decision/risk in resigning as if us taking a chance isn’t a better indication of another team taking that chance on him. 
 

Times are different though and his contract amount even for a year is enough to just talk about the highs of the Patriots getting him for that price and the level of return that’s possible.  
 

Phony poo but none of it matters.

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My premise has long been that sports media coverage is biased in favor of large media market teams in that sports media spends more time covering them than smaller market teams, unless said smaller market team has a transcendent star player like Newton. I don't know if the media is covering Cam more favorably now, but I'll bet you dollars to donuts now that he's gone we'll get less national media coverage. With Kuechly retired, if it weren't for CMC, they would probably barely notice us this coming season. Scratch that, Kuechly was great, but largely modest, quiet, unflashy and soft spoken off the field. CMC is at least dating a model, so that gives them something.

Ever notice that even when the Cowboys suck, the media talks about them CONSTANTLY?

Same for the Giants.

Bears.

When Green Bay stops having a top flight qb under center, you'll never hear about them again.

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i don't think it's just the media, i've seen a remarkable shift in public perception of him in general. SO many people wishing him well and hoping he thrives in NE, i haven't seen very many 'bad signing he sucks' out in the wild

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1 minute ago, rodeo said:

i don't think it's just the media, i've seen a remarkable shift in public perception of him in general. SO many people wishing him well and hoping he thrives in NE, i haven't seen very many 'bad signing he sucks' out in the wild

public perception has shifted on several non-sports things recently. hmm wonder if it’s related.

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27 minutes ago, 1of10Charnatives said:

When Green Bay stops having a top flight qb under center, you'll never hear about them again.

Green Bay has an unusually large fan base and an impressively rich history.

I agree with your post, I just find Green Bay to be the main exemption to it...

 

...Now the Saints, Falcons and Bucs... THOSE are your teams that you will never hear about when they don't have solid quarterbacks.

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Called this scenario back in March. 
 

 

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1 hour ago, 1of10Charnatives said:

My premise has long been that sports media coverage is biased in favor of large media market teams in that sports media spends more time covering them than smaller market teams, unless said smaller market team has a transcendent star player like Newton. I don't know if the media is covering Cam more favorably now, but I'll bet you dollars to donuts now that he's gone we'll get less national media coverage. With Kuechly retired, if it weren't for CMC, they would probably barely notice us this coming season. Scratch that, Kuechly was great, but largely modest, quiet, unflashy and soft spoken off the field. CMC is at least dating a model, so that gives them something.

Ever notice that even when the Cowboys suck, the media talks about them CONSTANTLY?

Same for the Giants.

Bears.

When Green Bay stops having a top flight qb under center, you'll never hear about them again.

Christian's fantasy football's MVP and the consensus top runningback at the moment so I don't think we'll be any less relevant nationally, but he doesn't rile people up like Cam does. It'll be more like the constant praise Luke got.

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47 minutes ago, Frizzy350 said:

Green Bay has an unusually large fan base and an impressively rich history.

I agree with your post, I just find Green Bay to be the main exemption to it...

 

...Now the Saints, Falcons and Bucs... THOSE are your teams that you will never hear about when they don't have solid quarterbacks.

a fair point. I withdraw my comment about GB.

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Absolutely. Based on what the talking head's are saying, I feel like he's no longer (S)Cam Newton and is a superstar QB who sold out his body to carry the team (truth), who was just hurt the past few seasons. Now that he's "healthy", he will return back to MVP Cam. That's what I'm getting. Same thing happened to SSR89 after he left Carolina. 

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Yes, I've noticed the shift as well. I'm honestly pretty amazed by it. There are still a few Negative Nancy's and Downer Dan's out there, but overall it's been positive. It was basically "Cam Day" on the sports shows all day yesterday.

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Definitely because it’s the patriots. It’s one of those “we’ll, if they think he’s good...” attitudes.

Imagine if he was going to Miami or Jax. Not the same story.

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4 hours ago, 1of10Charnatives said:

My premise has long been that sports media coverage is biased in favor of large media market teams in that sports media spends more time covering them than smaller market teams, unless said smaller market team has a transcendent star player like Newton. I don't know if the media is covering Cam more favorably now, but I'll bet you dollars to donuts now that he's gone we'll get less national media coverage. With Kuechly retired, if it weren't for CMC, they would probably barely notice us this coming season. Scratch that, Kuechly was great, but largely modest, quiet, unflashy and soft spoken off the field. CMC is at least dating a model, so that gives them something.

Ever notice that even when the Cowboys suck, the media talks about them CONSTANTLY?

Same for the Giants.

Bears.

When Green Bay stops having a top flight qb under center, you'll never hear about them again.

Yeah. I just assumed everyone knew they did this and understood that. Just another example of why journalism sucks.

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