I give Cam Newton credit. He got me to watch the Pro Bowl. As much as I like the NFL, I never watch the Pro Bowl. Baseball and basketball have interesting all-star games. Football's is rarely worth watching.
But I was curious about Cam, so I watched most of the second half. He had moments -- two, I think. He looked like a rookie.
Newton threw 27 passes, completed nine, and had two touchdowns and three interceptions. He isn't polished enough to get out there and improvise. To improvise, a player has to have the fundamentals down, and on Sunday night, he did not.
In Newton's defense, he threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to Steve Smith.
And he did have to play the second half, when players care less about being polite and some try to win. He faced more pressure than the NFC's first-half quarterbacks, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees, did.
Newton probably performed worse than any player on the field.
But the scenery was lovely, and nobody credible will remember.