Cam Newton educated on why he shouldn’t compare Panthers to Titanic
Cam Newton made a comically erroneous analogy earlier this week when he compared the Carolina Panthers to the Titanic. Addressing the trade of Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin after Sunday’s 20-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons, Newton reached for a relevant pop culture reference to express his thoughts on the matter and whiffed entirely.
I don't think Cam Newton has ever seen the end of Titanic pic.twitter.com/UVjH9uS8XO
— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) November 5, 2017
“Yeah, we just lost a great player but nevertheless, the Titanic still has to go,” Newton said.
The Titanic of course unfortunately sank in the North Atlantic on April 15, 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage. So, likening the Panthers to the Titanic was … not good.
Once word reached the Panthers locker room of Newton’s faux pas, the Panthers quarterback was quickly educated on the incorrectness of his commentary.
“Absolutely. You know we definitely did that. We gave him a hard time about that,” Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis revealed during a “PFT Live” appearance. “We’re not trying to be that ship that sinks.”
Some have made the case that Newton was only eight years old when the film “Titanic” came out in 1997, which apparently ought to give him a pass. But odds are Newton would be able to make an accurate reference to Pearl Harbor, even if he hadn’t seen the 2001 film of the same name. Titanic, it would seem, should be easily recalled for what occurred to the ship, not just that it was the subject of a blockbuster movie.
That said, despite the amusing nature of the arguably embarrassing situation, odds are as it relates to Newton, his heart will go on.