Erin Andrews is back for the second straight year as “sideline reporter” at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which begins today. As if the event isn’t nerve-wracking enough for these kids. She got the gig, of course, because she is an excellent speller … and for no other reason. Oh, except for her breasts.
Sorry. The last sentence above was out of line and I apologize. You see, it’s very tough being Erin Andrews, what with photographers following your every move, random Iowa fans trying to cop a feel, and of course this. It’s a madhouse! The Divine Miss A talked about sideline princessdom, sweaters, and just generally what it’s like being her during an interview with, appropriately enough, the Rise Guys on KHTK in Sacramento:
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.