Celebrity Journalists Stumped by Cam Newton Question



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Three celebrity Journalists, CNN’s Anderson Cooper of, Michael Steele of MSNBC and “60 Minutes” reporter Lara Logan all failed to name Carolina Panther’s quarterback Cam Newton on “Jeopardy! Power Players Week” Tuesday.

Host Alex Trebeck gave the answer, “the Carolina Panther who was the first NFL rookie to pass for over 4,000 yards.” All three stood dumbfounded before Cooper chimed in to say, “We don’t do sports.”  Cooper agreed just before Trebeck interrupted to say, “I’ll help you. Who is Cam Newton?”

Cooper playfully threw up his arms and said “Of course!” Logan and Steele both, laughing, said “We knew that.”

Newton, played in the last Super Bowl, losing to the newly retired Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.

Newton got his start as a backup to Tim Tebow at Florida, before transferring out to Blinn Junior College and winning a JUCO National Championship.

The very next season Newton transferred to Auburn where he won both a National Championship and Heisman Trophy. Newton was also the NFC’s Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2011. Newton never looked back and is now a Super Bowl quarterback, yet apparently not a household name, at least for non-sports journalists.