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Jan. 8 is officially Cam Newton day

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Even if the NCAA rules that Cam Newton was indeed ineligible for the 2010 season at some point down the road, the Heisman Trophy winner can take comfort in knowing that he won’t have to forfeit his own state holiday.

For his seemingly supernatural efforts on the field this year, as well as his dedication to mentoring young children, Alabama Governor Bob Riley has announced that tomorrow, Jan. 8, will be known as Cam Newton Day in the state where football game days could easily be identified as a holiday.

Banks and schools will be closed in observance, and we’re pretty sure there will be a parade in there, too. Newton was unstoppable this season, compiling 49 total touchdowns and has captured and warmed even John Taylor‘s icy heart.

Last year, Riley also gave 2009 Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram a similar honor and boasted that he could be the first Governor to have back-to-back Heisman Trophy and BCS National Championship winners in the same state.

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10 Responses to “Jan. 8 is officially Cam Newton day”
  1. spudvol says: Jan 7, 2011 8:37 PM

    You can rearrange the letters in Cam Newton’s name to spell “wet con man”… the “wet” part may be superfluous.

  2. edgy says: Jan 7, 2011 8:57 PM

    It should be noted that all supermarkets will have a box specifically for donations to the “Keep Cam” er “The Holy Zion Center of Deliverance” fund.

  3. Deb says: Jan 7, 2011 9:35 PM

    Is the FBI sending an honor guard to help with the festivities? As long as they’ve already got so many agents in the area rounding up Auburn boosters, might as well lend the locals a hand with the Newton party.

    No denying Newton’s talent. I’m anxious to see how he performs in the NFL … where he can accept his money above the table.


  4. overratedgators says: Jan 8, 2011 12:12 AM

    Cam Newton Day… buy one Cam Newton, get the second one free.

  5. WingT says: Jan 8, 2011 9:23 AM

    Happy Cam Newton Day everybody.

  6. rcali says: Jan 8, 2011 12:38 PM

    How much did his dad charge to use his son’s name for the day?

  7. seanmmartin says: Jan 8, 2011 12:47 PM

    Are banks and schools really closed for a football performance?

  8. Deb says: Jan 8, 2011 1:54 PM

    @seanmmartin …

    Well, they’re usually closed on Saturdays, aren’t they :)

    Hey, Wing T

  9. seanmmartin says: Jan 8, 2011 3:05 PM

    I gathered that this would be a recurring “holiday”, so a January 8th would fall on a weekday eventually.

    I digress.

  10. Deb says: Jan 8, 2011 5:46 PM

    @seanmmartin …

    Good point :) Usually this kind of stuff is just a ceremonial one-time thing. But maybe that’s wishful thinking on my part. I’m biding my time until the FBI finishes its business, the wins are vacated, and this season is a blur in my memory 😉

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