Oh, Andy Griffith, if only you were around to offer advice to a fellow North Carolinian, one who struggled with losing in his big moment on the national stage.

What might it look like if Griffith, who died in 2012, could have a heart-to-heart with Cam Newton? How would he respond to the Carolina Panthers quarterback, who said Tuesday: “I’ve been on the record saying that I’m a sore loser. Who likes to lose? You show me a good loser and I’m going to show you a loser. It’s not a popularity contest. I am here to win football games.”

Thanks to Richard Gilbreath, who created a mashup of the late actor teaching Newton/Opie a lesson about losing with grace on his classic 1960s TV show, now we know.

Just made this, Andy Griffith giving Cam Newton some advice

Posted by Gilly Kidd on Monday, February 8, 2016