On the surface, Cam Newton and Jordan Spieth don’t have much in common other than that they’ve both lost major sporting events in the last few months. The Carolina Panthers lost Super Bowl 50 to the Denver Broncos in February and Spieth had a massive meltdown on the back nine during Sunday’s final round action of the Masters.
Those losses were crushing in their own ways. Newton was playing in his first Super Bowl, something he, along with every other kid that’s ever played football, has been waiting for his entire life. Spieth, on the other hand, knows what it’s like to win a Masters, and through 63 holes in Augusta, was on his way to winning another.
Both spent countless hours practicing and preparing their craft. Both came up short. That’s where the comparison ends, though.
How Newton and Spieth handled those losses were different, if for no other reason than they’re two completely different people. Still, Twitter loves to compare things that have, at best, loose connections in an effort to push a narrative they think does (or should) exist.
In this instance, it was about Newton “learning something” from Spieth.