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Derek Anderson apologizes for postgame tirade

Posted on: December 1, 2010 7:47 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Derek Anderson went b-a-n-a-n-a-s in the postgame press conference Monday, after the Cardinals got demolished by San Francisco in primetime.

He was upset that Jon Gruden caught him laughing, and more upset that Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic kept asking him why he was laughing on the sideline. On Wednesday, he apologized.

"I'd like to apologize for my actions after the game," There's a more professional manner I could have handled that. I wasn't raised that way. My mom and my dad didn't raise me to act like that in times of adversity. I obviously was very frustrated by what happened during the game and I let the emotions get the best of me."

There was a TON made of Anderson's blowup -- people either rushed to Anderson's defense (how DARE a reporter question his dedication and antagonize him like that?!?) or to Somer's ("Um, Derek, you get played to play football -- if you're losing, don't smile.").

Even some famous people got in on the act. Like, say, Magic Johnson, who said would have cut Anderson for smiling like that.



And Dwight Howard, who mocked the speech following the Magic's game on Tuesday.



So, yeah, come down on it either way you want, but we can move past it now -- Anderson freaked out and probably overreacted a little bit and he's apologized, so it's time to just get ready for the next game (St. Louis at home, with a chance to get even more awkward!) and get this man a Coors Light commercial.

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