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Derek Anderson tirade is all kinds of funny

Posted on: November 30, 2010 12:46 am
Edited on: November 30, 2010 1:23 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Late on Monday night, amid an embarrassing loss to San Francisco, Derek Anderson got caught laughing with lineman Deuce Lutui. In his postgame press conference, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic asked him why he was laughing (and Somers actually tweeted about asking him before the presser). Anderson's response was straight out of a Coors Light commercial and we've got video. 



Here's the transcription for those that are curious:
"It wasn't funny. I wasn't laughing about anything ... Okay, that's fine. That's fine. That's fine. That's fine. That's fine. I'm not laughing about it -- you think this is funny, I take this f----- serious. Real serious. I put my heart and soul into this s--- every single week. I'm just telling you what I do right now what I do every single week! Every single week I put my freaking heart and soul into this! I study my a-- off! I don't go out there and laugh! It's not funny. Nothing's funny to me. I don't want to go out there and get embarrassed in front of everybody. I'm telling you right now -- Deuce and I were talking!"
Somers then tried to ask another question and Anderson just yelled "I'm done!" and stormed away from the podium.
Comments

Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 9:34 am
 

Derek Anderson tirade is all kinds of funny

Most reporters are idiots, who try and push buttons. That is how they make news. Pathetic job really.



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 8:41 am
 

Derek Anderson tirade is all kinds of funny

I agree that the way Derek handled it was wrong, but can these reporters get a life. You can't keep badgering and pestering people and not expect to get someone fired up. I realize he must think he's cute to do that, but show a little professionalism yourself and just ask your question once and move along.



Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 6:41 am
 

Derek Anderson tirade is all kinds of funny

While Anderson should have responded "Well, it wasn't about the game, that's for sure.  Next question, please.",   the pompous reporter did not have to ask 5 times.  Once would have sufficed.



Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2010 10:04 pm
 

Derek Anderson tirade is all kinds of funny

I am a big Cardinals fan, and before he even asked, I was curious too as to how the guy who the team felt they could go into battle with so much so that they dumped Matt Leinart in his favor could be cracking up at after an embarassing loss for our franchise. Like it or not, what was shown on tv looked questionable. It didn't meant there is not a good explanation for it, but you have to admit, it was questionable.
And being that chuckling like he's at a strip club on  guys night in the midst of a nationally telvised beat-down of his team is at the least, questionable, the reporter did nothing wrong. Their job is to ask the questions that many want answers to. While some don't care, many Cardinal fans were at the least, curious. It was a good question.
Derek made it worse by saying "I wasn't laughing".
Okay- now you've made me even more curious by denying what was obvious. There were a lot of ways he could have answered it. Unfortunately, he not only didn't answer the question, but he didn't answer the question in the worst kind of way...
At this point, I would rather see Jamarcus Russell take over as QB. Now that's desperation!



Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2010 9:25 pm
 

Derek Anderson tirade is all kinds of funny

He should have handled by saying "next question".... but the reporter is a pompous ass for continuing to harrass him with the same question.  Yeah, looks bad when getting beat down.....looks like your heart is not in it, but its football....its okay to have fun.



Since: Oct 26, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2010 9:14 pm
 

Derek Anderson tirade is all kinds of funny

Who knows what Anderson felt was funny.  Does it honestly matter?  Just think back in your own lives and ask yourself if you've never laughed at some unpleasant experience.  What I find truly funny is some sanctimonious reporter trying to convince us all that getting your a ss kicked on national TV is the worst thing that could ever happen to someone and that the only proper response on the sidelines in the waning moments of a game is to look as if your dog died?  I guess this reporter thinks that football is deadly serious and when you lose a game you should kick chairs and throw a tantrum to prove your mettle?  I'm with Anderson on this one; I wouldn't have wasted the effort trying to explain and just left it as none of your f'n business what a teammate and I discuss or laugh or cry about.  



Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2010 9:05 pm
 

Derek Anderson tirade is all kinds of funny

  "He never said what he was laughing about"


I believe Deuce told Derek he heard Gruden was so smart that he was on the short list for the Miami of Florida job.  Derek smiled and told Deuce that his dad told him he missed the good old days when Don Meredith and Howard Cosell worked in the booth for Monday Night Football.  If the game got out of hand, Don and Howard would pick on each other and take the audience's mind off of how bad the game was.



Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2010 8:37 pm
 

Derek Anderson tirade is all kinds of funny

He never said what he was laughing about.



Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2010 8:28 pm
 

It's called 'Valley Fever'

People in Phoenix have this affliction they call "valley fever."  One of the symptoms is an overwhelming desire for media jackanapes to ask silly, impertinent, and irrelevant questions.  Another common symptom is a loud overreaction to silly questions.   It especially seems to afflict athletes and their coaches, politicians, and out of state celebrity pundits who attempt to discuss political issues that affect b
order states.



Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2010 7:22 pm
 

Derek Anderson tirade is all kinds of funny

The reporter is simply doing his job. Unfortunately Derek Anderson acted like a third grader, pouted, and stormed out.


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