Erin Andrews Q&A
TV personality talks about fans, Web, BCS, Britney...
Posted: Friday November 9, 2007 10:14AM; Updated: Friday November 9, 2007 10:14AM
SI.com: Thanks so much for getting in touch with us. This is causing quite the stir in the SI.com offices.
Andrews: What do you mean?
SI: Well, everyone's a big fan of yours.
Andrews: Oh gosh, give me a break.
SI.com: And you're especially a big hit on the 'net. You must read a lot of it, no?
Andrews: I said [in a recent interview] that I do read you guys and Deadspin, but all the other stuff is just too much. With half of it, you just have to be like, "are people serious?" I just keep in mind what a nerd I am. Who the hell am I?
SI.com: Well, this is the time we live in with the Internet. If sports fans find someone attractive, their life is over because anything they do will be covered.
Andrews: You're right.
SI.com: Just look at what happened when you ate that sandwich on the air.
Andrews: Oh my God. You know what, right after I did that, I thought to myself, "Oh, crap. What did I do?" But it's funny.
SI.com: Obviously being at college games most of the time leads to thing like this happening.
Andrews: That's the funny part of it because a lot of my friends who are pro athletes, they'll come to the college games and they'll just be like, "E.A., I can't believe you're that big of a deal." The reaction is totally different at a college game. The fans don't act that way when I do the pro sports, which is basically just baseball. It's very funny, though, because it's just so different.
SI.com: So we were thrilled to see you like Extra Mustard, especially since you're one of our go-to "celebrities" who we can always count on to generate lots of hits.
Andrews: My girlfriend and I always go to it. She religiously goes to it and I started going to it because it always has good scoops on the boys and a lot of people in sports. My girlfriend sent me a link to Hot Clicks the other day because you had an item about a contest on sideline reporters. She said I better hope I get some votes.
SI.com: I'm pretty sure you were winning by a wide margin.
Andrews: Wow. Well, we'll have to see what happens in later rounds. What's important to me is proving myself to people. I'm a big nerd because I do so much studying for my job, more than I ever did in college and high school. The amount of prep work that I do that goes into all this is really personal, so I look at people like Lesley Visser and Michele Tafoya and Pam Oliver and I want to be them. So just to be compared to them is very flattering.
SI.com: But you wanna to win, right.
Andrews: Well, you wanna win everything but I don't think I will.