After spending her time asking so many questions to so many coaches, Erin Andrews finally gets a chance to give some answers.
Teddy Greenstein of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE got lucky enough to sit down with the sideline superstar and get her thoughts on a variety of subjects - from halftime hugs to her own online celebrity status.
Erin recalls her reaction when Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl put his mid-game moves on her:
He gave me a big bear hug. I wasn’t surprised at all because he’s very passionate. But right when it happened, you could see the reaction on my face: Oh, God, this is going to be all over the place.
He texted me and said: “Thanks for doing the game. Great working with you.” I said: “Absolutely” and mentioned: “You know this is gonna get a ton of play on the Internet, don’t you?” He’s like: “Oh, yeah.” He gets it.
We told you he was a player. Anyway, Erin also touches on her blossoming Internet fame:
The past year or so, it’s been . . . obviously not to the extent of Lindsay Lohan or Britney Spears or Tom Brady with a walking boot, but it’s like every move I make, whether it’s wearing red leggings at a UCLA game or who am I talking to on the sidelines of a Rutgers game, it’s being talked about 24-7.
At least Erin hasn’t done anything shameful, like checking in & out of rehab, or losing a Super Bowl & ruining an undefeated season. But there is some news Ms. Andrews does love to hear about herself - namely, kudos from other female sportscasters that she holds in high esteem:
The coolest thing that happens is when I get a text message from Lesley Visser or Linda Cohn or Shelley Smith. Shelley texted me to say: “You’re doing a great job with this Indiana (Kelvin Sampson) stuff.” These are women who have been in the business a lot longer than me and have dealt with a lot of stuff and they’re giving me support. They’re giving me credit not just for being Playboy’s Sexiest Broadcaster. That means more than they will ever know.
More than a message from Bruce? Wow, that must be serious.