First, some full disclosure, even though it makes me look like a dope. I interviewed Panthers quarterback Cam Newton a few weeks ago and he was extremely nice. I thought the Q&A was very entertaining. However, when I went to transcribe the conversation, I only heard my hideous voice on the tape. Yes, I set up the recorder incorrectly. However, Newton was nice enough to answer a few light-hearted questions via e-mail.
SI.com: If you could meet any celebrity, who would it be?
Newton: Oprah Winfrey.
SI.com: Song you'd sing at karaoke?
Newton: "You are the Sunshine of my Life" by Steve Wonder.
SI.com: Song on your iPod you’re ashamed of.
Newton: "Lion King" theme song ("Circle of Life").
SI.com: Best boy band of all time?
Newton: Boyz II Men.
SI.com: TV shows you DVR?
Newton: "Duck Dynasty."
SI.com: Favorite TV character of all time?
SI.com: Movie you've seen the most?
Newton: "Coming to America."
SI.com: Fashion tip for men?
Newton: Stay neat, wear ties even with casual look. Looking sharp impresses those who matter most.
SI.com: Fashion don't for men?
Newton: I don't necessarily believe in dont's. If you have confidence in your vision, anything is possible.
SI.com: First few websites you check after logging onto the Internet?
Newton: CNN.com, SI.com, SoleCollector.com, Youtube.com, CamNewtonFoundation.org.
SI.com: Biggest pet peeves?
Newton: People who say they will do something but don’t follow through.
SI.com: Most annoying question reporters ask you?
Newton: Any leading question where it is clear they already have their own answer in mind.
SI.com: Game day superstitions?
Newton: No superstitions, but I do make a new playlist for every game.
SI.com: Do you have any fears/phobias?
Newton: Not that I am aware of.
SI.com: If you could trade places with one athlete, who would it be?
Newton: I wouldn’t trade with anyone, but I do have an enormous amount of respect for LeBron James.
SI.com: Funniest athlete you know?
Newton: Panthers offensive lineman Jordan Gross.
SI.com: Best perk of being an athlete?
Newton: Being able to make a positive difference in other people's lives.
SI.com: Secret Passion?
Newton: I love taking photos. I use my Windows Phone to take photos of my daily activities and just about every place that I visit.
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