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CNN —  

“Cam Newton is a butt-face. That is all.”

Um, what?

This was on my Facebook news feed recently, and it got me wondering: Why is there so much hate for the Carolina Panthers quarterback and the rest of the team?

Yes, Peyton Manning is the sentimental favorite in Super Bowl 50, which is February 7 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The Denver Broncos quarterback potentially could be playing the final game of his career. He even alluded to it after beating the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday. NFL Films picked up the audio of Manning telling Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, “This might be my last rodeo.” I’m guessing the majority of fans want to see the Broncos win and have Manning ride off into the sunset, just like John Elway did. It’s a great story, and I get that.