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Some more links for you guys, including more uproar about Derek Anderson going off on Kent Somers.

No joke, Derek Anderson keeps starting job in Arizona | National Football Post
Derek Anderson gets the last laugh. Or something like that.

Hoping For Change
A Monday night game means a short week. A short week after a sixth straight loss is even more difficult.

Outside the huddle with Jay Feely of the Arizona Cardinals
Outside the huddle with Jay Feely of the Arizona Cardinals, Each week, The Arizona Republic spotlights a Cardinals player for a series of on-the-spot, off-beat questions. This week, it's Cardinals kicker Jay Feely.

Arizona Cardinals' Steve Breaston finds some things to say
Receiver Steve Breaston sat at his locker Monday night after the Cardinals' sixth consecutive loss, certain he didn't have much to say. Then he quietly vented for several minutes about the losing streak and the 3-8 record. "This is what we are right now," he said, "but deep down inside, I don't believe this is us. People can say what they want, and they rightfully can say that, but as a team we're not going to fall back and accept that. "There are some people on this team who have been through some trying times, and they responded. I think the people on this team know how to respond. I don't know what's going on. I'm just sick of losing. And right now, I said I wasn't going to talk about it, but I'm sitting here, rambling. "Ever since I got here, I never been part of nothing like this. I been through some downs where we get knocked out, and we responded. So this is one of those trying times. We need something. We need a fire. It might be one guy winning a game by himself."

Former NFL QB Kurt Warner helps Bills WR Steve Johnson through Twitter - National Sports Twitter |
By now, everybody knows the story about Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson and his rant on Twitter following Sunday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Johnson was frustrated about his dropped 40-yard pass in the end zone during overtime—which would have given the Bills their third-straight win. Johnson has been kicking himself over the last 48 hours for the dropped pass, but the best thing the breakout wide receiver can do is move on—which is what former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner is helping him do.

Darnell Dockett Declares War With Kent Somers Via Twitter - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
It had to have been expected, but resident team opine-r Darnell Dockett has tweeted his opinion on the Derek Anderson/Kent Somers Monday Night Football feud:

Derek Anderson Rant Mocked By Dwight Howard And Ken Whisenhunt - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
It's really no surprise to see Dwight Howard (comic, Orlando Magic) mocking Derek Anderson's now infamous Monday Night Football press conference rant. It's not like Dwight is the only one mocking DA for losing his cool at what was a perfectly normal, albeit aggressively asked, line of questioning from Kent Somers. - D.R.C. likely target of Wilson's criticism
When veteran Cardinals SS Adrian Wilson recently took an indirect shot at some of the team's younger players for being a bit too lax, we hear one player he was almost certainly referring to was Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. The loosey-goosey third-year cornerback is the polar opposite of the dead-serious Wilson in terms of demeanor, and team insiders tell us Wilson was far from happy with the lack of effort Rodgers-Cromartie blatantly displayed late in the Week 11 loss to the Chiefs. - Cardinals' Anderson could have avoided meltdown
There's a fine line in journalism, I believe, between asking productive questions to athletes and coaches and crossing the line in terms of what's fair and what's foul.

Cardinals report (11.30): No laughing matter
On a six-game losing streak and now with sole possession of last place in the NFC West, the Cardinals appear to have finally hit rock bottom. Things went from bad to worse following an epic meltdown by QB Derek Anderson, who was seen laughing with guard Deuce Lutui on national television during Monday’s 27-6 loss to San Francisco.

49ers at Cardinals: 10 Things We Learned | Bleacher Report
Ugh. Does anyone know how much this slideshow is going to hurt? Anyone? Never mind. If you're reading, you're in pain already.

Nashville Predators shut out Phoenix Coyotes
After a seven-game winning streak, the Coyotes have lost two in a row.

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The Way I See It - Dan Williams

Boo birds rile Antrel Rolle - NFC East Blog - ESPN
New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle isn't afraid to speak his mind, and on Tuesday, he took dead aim at his team's fans. Apparently Rolle believes that players should be granted immunity from booing after falling behind 17-6, as the Giants did Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. It's funny that Rolle seemed so excited to leave Arizona behind and perform on a bigger stage, but now he's discovering the downside. Fans in New York/New Jersey are more in touch with their emotions during games, and that's how they came to rain down boos on the Giants on Sunday. - Double whammy in desert for Niners, Cardinals
In a Monday-night NFC West matchup between the Cardinals and Niners that much of the nation probably took for granted, there was no denying the ramifications for both teams resulting from San Francisco’s 27-6 lopsided victory. - Magic Johnson rips Cardinals Derek Anderson
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Derek Anderson becomes the butt of NBA jokes | ProFootballTalk
If Magic Johnson does get involved with moving an NFL team to Los Angeles, it’s safe to say Derek Anderson will not be that team’s quarterback. Johnson was one of two NBA types who ripped Anderson on Tuesday for laughing on the sideline during the Cardinals’ loss to the 49ers, then blowing up at a reporter afterward.

How I See It: NFC West Stock Watch - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Ken Whisenhunt, Cardinals coach. Losing at home by double-digit margins to average or below-average division rivals will drag down any coach's stock. Seattle and San Francisco have beaten the Cardinals by a combined 39 points in Arizona's past two home games. Arizona has lost six in a row overall. Four of the six defeats came against teams that currently have losing records. There are no indications the Cardinals have hit bottom. If Whisenhunt had the ability to stop this free-fall, he would have done it by now.

NFL Fantasy Football Round Up, Week 13: Arizona Cardinals Vs. St. Louis Rams (Yuck) - SB Nation Arizona
Who to play and who to sit in this week's Cardinals-Rams game

Yes, NFC West should have playoff berth - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The eight division winners and four wild-card teams qualify for postseason. The arrangement makes sense in theory. The reality this season: Sixteen teams have better records than any team in the NFC West. No team in the NFC West has a winning record. No team in the division has even a .500 record.

Mike Sando's MVP Watch - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Peyton Manning topped the MVP Watch nine times in the first 10 weeks of this NFL season. He did not crack the top 10 this week, a scenario once as unfathomable as Manning's recent run of flawed performances.

Arizona Cardinals: Loss To San Francisco 49ers All but Ends Their Season | Bleacher Report
The Arizona Cardinals season may just hav ended last night, at home to San Francisco.

Derek Anderson May Be an Awful Quarterback, but Jon Gruden Is a A-Hole | Bleacher Report
During last night’s embarrassingly bad Monday Night Football game between the Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers, our favorite trio of "bottle is half full" commentators needed something to fill the airwaves.

Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers: In Defense of Derek Anderson | Bleacher Report
After the recent media explosion—triggered by Monday Night Football Analyst Jon Gruden—and after reading and re-watching the highlights in context, most normal minded individuals should see the underlying factors involved in the Derek Anderson meltdown. The Arizona media was looking for a scapegoat and found one in the recently defeated quarterback.

Derek Anderson Flies off the Handle: What's Next for the Arizona Cardinals QB? | Bleacher Report
Derek Anderson, the quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals, is taking a lot of flak for his post-Monday Night Football rant last night when he went off on a reporter for questioning his dedication to his football team.

Derek Anderson's Postgame Tirade Gets the Media Magnifying Treatment | Bleacher Report
Have you ever just had a really bad day at work and a fellow employee comes over to you and says one of those “it’s just one of those days, huh” types of comments and you just have to give a sly smile about it given the circumstances?

Ken Whisenhunt to Derek Anderson: In Spite of Outburst, the Job Is Still Yours | Bleacher Report
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt has come out in defense of veteran quarterback Derek Anderson.

Derek Anderson Press Conference Tirade: Why The Media Needs to Shut Up | Bleacher Report
Derek Anderson exploded during a press conference yesterday following a Monday Night Football game between the Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers defeated Anderson's Cardinals 27-6.

A Former NFLer On "Laughing" Derek Anderson And The Football Robot Blowhards
What's funny? What's so funny, Derek? What's so ****ing funny?!

Antrel Rolle fed up with booing fans | National Football Post
Looks like Antrel Rolle has engaged in a war of words, and this isn’t one he has any chance of winning. The safety, who the New York Giants paid big for in free agency, isn’t happy with the team’s fans. Not one bit. Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports that Rolle is hacked off the fans at New Meadowlands Stadium have been booing the team on occasion. Uh oh. (Crybaby)

Raiders Fan Knocks Out Dolphins Fan, Crowd Reacts Jubilantly
Raiders Fan Knocks Out Dolphins Fan, Crowd Reacts Jubilantly Yet again, football fans took justice into their own hands. Here we have a mouthy (looking) Dolphins fan apparently insulting everyone around him before getting punched out by a Raiders fan. And you'd better believe the ethnographer confirmed he recorded it all.

Tom Brady Should Let Nature Take Its Hairy Course -- NFL FanHouse
Say it ain't so, Tom. The world's most accomplished quarterback is not really in the market for hair plugs, is he? Why not just go ahead and start carrying a blow dryer into the huddle? It's not that hair plugs are necessarily effeminate, or that there's anything wrong with being effeminate. Ah, enough with the political correctness. Of course there's something wrong if you're an NFL quarterback.

NFL Power Rankings, Week 13: Patriots Remain At Top As Cardinals Fall To Bottom -
SB Nation's Week 13 NFL power rankings have been released and the Arizona Cardinals are holding up the rear as the Patriots remain the No. 1 team.

New Orleans defensive end Will Smith: Domestic-abuse arrest with wife a 'misunderstanding' - NFL -
New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith says his weekend arrest on a domestic abuse charge was the result of "an unfortunate misunderstanding." Police say Smith and his wife, Racquel, had gotten into an argument just after 2 a.m. Saturday while leaving a nightclub.

Two L.A. groups have shown interest in Minnesota Vikings - ESPN Los Angeles
Two different groups interested in bringing an NFL team to Los Angeles have approached the Minnesota Vikings about possible relocation, Vikings vice president of public affairs Lester Bagley said in a chat on the team's website Tuesday.

Ben Roethlisberger wearing protective boot, still expects to play - NFL -
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is wearing a protective boot on his sprained right foot but is expected to play Sunday when Pittsburgh and Baltimore face off for first place in the AFC North.

Vikings' Kluwe does everything to his own beat |
On the field, in the locker room, in his band or on Twitter, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is anything but ordinary.

Colts' Manning in midst of arguably worst slump - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
As Peyton Manning wallows in the worst slump of his Hall of Fame career, there is a fair question to be asked about the greatest thrower of this era: news: Finger injury reportedly could end Lions QB Hill's season
Not only did Shaun Hill not practice Tuesday, but the Detroit Free Press reported, citing a person familiar with the situation, that the Lions quarterback could be done for the season because of a broken index finger on his right (throwing) hand. news: Delhomme taking Browns' starting reps; McCoy remains out
It appears Jake Delhomme will make his second consecutive start for the Cleveland Browns (4-7) when they play the Miami Dolphins (6-5) on Sunday. Colt McCoy, who missed Sunday's victory over the Carolina Panthers because of an ankle sprain, won't practice Tuesday, though Browns coach Eric Mangini said the rookie is making a lot of progress in his recovery and won't rule him out.

Stuart Scott's Unfortunately Timed And Therefore Highly Ironic F-Bomb Gaffe
Stu Scott was hyping an upcoming replay of Derek Anderson's meltdown last night when, in describing the cough button that "bleeps" out curse words on TV, Scott accidentally used a curse word on TV.