Erin Andrews has covered it all - football, basketball, baseball, Tim Tebow non-contact practicing. And now the favorite sideline correspondent of the male 18-54 demographic will be putting a spell on ESPN viewers once again.
(“Um, ‘Arousing’. Uh … E-R-I-N-A-N-D-R …”)
Erin will be covering the finals of the 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee to be held on May 30. She’ll be joined by ESPN co-employee Chris McKendry and “Dancing With The Stars” host Tom Bergeron.
Yes, Joe Buck isn’t the only sports sex symbol to catch the buzz of hosting a bee. THE FUTON CRITIC passes along the offical press release, which devotes most of the attention to Bergeron. However, we all know that the real story is Ms. Andrews’ appearance.
Imagine if you were one of the young 13-to-15-year-old boys competing in the national finals, standing alone at the mic on stage, TV cameras broadcasting your image to hundreds of households across the country. You’d be pretty nervous, wouldn’t you? (Admit it, you would, you big liar.)
Now, what if Erin Andrews waltzed right over to do a sudden one-on-one interview? Your hormones were already raging from the ongoing effects of puberty - Erin’s close-up chat would probably cause you to explode.
And the spelling bee’s janitorial staff wouldn’t be happy, having to clean your remains off the stage for the next contestant.
Then again, knowing Erin will be at this year’s finals may encourage the boys to hit the dictionaries & thesauruses a bit harder. If she can inspire Michigan State b-ballers, she can inspire anyone.