Derek Anderson shown laughing during blowout (Video)
ESPN must really hate Derek Anderson.
Four years ago, ESPN showed Anderson smiling on the sidelines while his Cardinals were getting crushed by the 49ers during a Monday night game. Anderson’s ill-timed moment of happiness became a national story, especially after he blew up on a reporter who asked about it after the game.
Four years later, it was more of the same.
ESPN was talking during Monday night’s Panthers-Eagles game about how Cam Newton looked injured, and that led them to mention Carolina’s backup option — Anderson. Unfortunately, the moment they decided to flash to Anderson, the Panthers backup happened to be laughing and having a smile on his fast, possibly because of something the referee said.
Regardless of the reason for the smile, it was just a bad look for Anderson because his team was losing 31-7 at the time. I don’t doubt that he takes his job seriously, nor do I feel that laughing means he is not focused or ready to enter the game. I just think this was one heck of a coincidence … and some horrible timing once again.
Image via Pete Blackburn