Ron Rivera and the media that cover the Carolina Panthers were all smiles and laughter Monday morning as soon as the coach reached the podium for his weekly press conference.
Wearing a light blue Ralph Lauren sweater with white horizontal stripes, Rivera was asked by Charlotte Observer beat writer Joe Person, Is that part of the Cam collection?
As the media broke out into unguarded laughter, Rivera smiled broadly before saying, Wow, God (expletive). He took several steps away from the podium as if he was leaving and offered a short wave to Person and the media before returning. Rivera was still smiling.
How did you know I went to Belk? the coach then asked. Golly.
The 'Cam collection' comment referenced the unusual sweaters Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has worn to several postgame press conferences this season. Along with his play and demeanor, Newtons attire has even been criticized. So the question offered a needed moment of levity, though it likely wouldnt have been so wel...