ESPN’s Werder Off The Mark With Reid Joke

We’ve heard this stuff for 14 years. The guy’s play calling chart was actually a menu, he’s fat, he’s a walrus, etc.

Frankly, these jokes were never funny and often in bad taste. But these jokes usually came from blowhard morning sports talk radio hosts and frustrated Eagles fans. That’s one thing, but it’s a completely different story when one of ESPN’s most reputable reporters decides to go at Reid’s weight on national television. Appearing on SportsCenter, Werder suggested a planned flight to Arizona by Reid was canceled because he could put the plane over its weight limit.

Not only was both the joke and its delivery bad, it’s also bad journalism. As Werder quipped about Reid’s weight, he actually stumbled as if he knew what he was saying was incredibly stupid, which it was. Werder, to his credit, did what any upstanding reporter would do–he later apologized on Twitter.

Should be interesting the next time Werder makes his way to Kansas City.

Topics: Ed Werder, ESPN, Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles

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  • Drewfish

    i never did like werder….dumb*ss

  • superman_25_58

    WHAT A DICK!!! REID MIGHT BE A LIL OVER WEIGHT BUT UR *SS LOOKS LIKE THE GRINCH BUDDY!!

  • Nate Saddler

    I hear that coach thought he was going to “K-F-C” LOL!!!

  • andimskiny

    this is just lousy. I know people hate to overreact, but this is the type of thing I’d suspend someone for. he should get in trouble for this, its uncalled for ESPECIALLY in its context, at ESPN of all places. you have to be held accountable for that type of garbage.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

    Ignorant person is all. You guys got a great coach who will work hard. He’s there to report about sports, not to interject his personal opinion or snide comments. Looking at this guy’s photo–plenty to say about his physique and appearance.

  • Chris Buckem

    Lol nice Joke. Reid deserved it for being fat and not getting enough exercise!