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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Cam Newton is real comic book hero now
By David Newton
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It's a bird. It's a plane. It's ... "The Blender"?
Cam Newton as "The Blender."
has long been associated with the comic book hero "Superman'' because of the way he pulls his jersey as if to expose the "S'' on his chest after big plays.
On Tuesday, he became a real comic book hero as Gatorade, one of his sponsors, introduced him as "The Blender" as part of its "Freaks" online series.
"The Blender" is supposed to be Newton's alter-ego in that he blends the style of different quarterbacks. He is portrayed as a multi-faceted athlete who can hurt opponents with his arms and his legs.
Coincidentally or not, it was released on Tuesday, the day after Newton beat the
New England Patriots
24-20 with his arms and legs in a "Monday Night Football" spectacular.
Houston defensive lineman
also is featured as "Megawatt."
For a full color look at "The Blender,"