by Will Brinson
There was a bunch of noise generated in the sports blogo-continent-sphere recently when Erin Andrews made it seem kind of known that she would be interested in *gasp* entertainment reporting. Essentially, she mentioned that she loved reading TMZ and People (who doesn't, right?) and that there was maybe/perhaps some possibility of her working in the entertainment reporting industry.
But, thankfully, that ain't happening, or at least Andrews told Chris Littmann of First Cuts as much in a recent interview.
CL: I read the SportsBusiness Daily interview where you briefly mentioned a career in entertainment as opposed to sports and you're a fan of TMZ. What would be the perfect role for you to switch to entertainment reporting?
EA: I don't want to switch. The one part of that article that they didn't put in there was I said I want to read TMZ and People when I want to get away from sports because I read about sports 24/7. So then it was this whole thing on the internet. "Oh my god, Erin Andrews going to Hollywood!" And it was like, "No, that's not what I said." I'm honestly one of the biggest tomboys there is and I love sports.
That's good news for us; without Andrews, what are we bloggers going to do? There are only so many top-10 lists and so many times you can compare players to movies or beers before things start reeeally getting played out.
No, but seriously, it's a good thing that EA isn't trying to jump ship on her current job -- she's very good at what she does, she's idolized by acne-ridden, pajama-pant wearing nerds everywhere, and frankly, I would be a little upset if I found out she secretly wanted to be the female Kevin Frazier.
Erin Andrews' Demise Into an Entertainment Reporter Has Been Greatly Overexaggerated originally appeared on FanHouse Back Porch on Tue, 18 Nov 2008 10:00:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.