Derek Anderson Apologizes for Tirade. Makes No Apology for Sucking All the Time

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Derek Anderson is sorry for blowing up on a reporter during a press conference -- not for sucking.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Derek Anderson made a public apology yesterday for the highly publicized tirade he went on following his atrocious performance on Monday Night Football this week.

In case you missed it, Anderson flipped out on Arizona Republic sports writer Kent Somers following his latest awful showing on the gridiron. Somers asked DA why he was seen laughing as the team was down 18 points in the fourth quarter. Anderson went nuts.

Read all about it here. See what Anderson had to say below:

"Good morning. Let's try this in a manner that doesn't end up all over YouTube. 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 diversity (we'll go ahead and assume he meant adversity). I obviously was very frustrated by what happened during the game, and I let the emotions get the best of me."


Sorry, DA, the tirade is the least of the things for which you should be apologizing -- where's the apology to fans for playing like complete and utter shit every single week?

Let's take a look at the numbers, shall we?

Since Anderson's been with the Cards, he's earned a QB rating of 68.2 -- which sucks. He's thrown seven touchdown passes (which also sucks), and has thrown nine interceptions (which really sucks).

Anderson's achieved what was once thought impossible: he's made many Cardinals fans miss Matt Leinart.

Somers discussed Anderson's outburst prior to the apology. Check it out below.



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Eric
Eric

I think it's time to get over this and move on. This was so overblown, it's ridiculous.

Seeforyourself
Seeforyourself

James: You should have listened to the apology more than once. I heard him say "adversity" each time I heard it replayed. His response to a legitimate question was inappropriate, but so is your inaccurate quotation.

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

This is ridiculous in the first place... He had every right to dress down that douchebag reporter, it was a non-important issue. Was he yukking it up and playing around on the sidelines the whole game? Was he playing Angry Birds or watching YouTube videos on his smartphone?No, it was one moment when he dared to smile. I've been to fucking funerals where people found a reason to smile as a funny story was related, or someone talked about how funny the deceased could be. Jesus, even when your season sucks and you're losing, you don't have to act like someone jsut gutted your dog while he was still alive and you were forced to watch 24/7. There's got to be a break, even if it's in the middle of the game.He may have overreacted considering it was a press conference, but the reporter was a dumbass for not coming up with a REAL question, and considering his stats, there are PLENTY of real questions to ask.I think the apology was pretty well done though.

Seeforyourself
Seeforyourself

With all respect, Mikey, I disagree. Monday Night Football commentator John Grudin made it a story, and any competent reporter should have posed the question. Anderson reacted without thinking, and, to his credit, he apologized.

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

Sorry, just because a football commentator makes a big deal out of something, we shouldn't automatically expect the reporters to follow up on it. I once listened to Madden wander off on a tangent for an entire game about his favorite snowcones, every few minutes he'd drop whatever the hell he was talking about and start waxing poetic on whether he liked the rainbow snowcones better than single flavor ones, and if he DID like the single flavor ones, then which ones he liked best... On and on, but I didn't expect a reporter to bring it up after the game simply because Madden did. Non-news is non-news, no matter who brought it up, and I consider this to be non-news, like I said, it's not like he was screwing around and watching YouTube videos while the Cards' season was going Titanic on them.

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