Erin Andrews says she still thinks about that severely awkward (and later, viral) interview from January.
That “interview” had everyone talking, and laughing, about Richard Sherman for days, but Erin Andrews is still bothered by one aspect of the whole fiasco.
She said she was struggling to think of a follow up question when he started ranting. Sherman yelled that he is “the best corner in the game” and began a verbal lashing of Michael Crabtree of the San Francisco 49ers.
“When he started going off, I was able to quickly think to myself, ‘Oh God, this is big because no athletes do this,’” she said.
“We want them to do this, and the president of Fox Sports said it perfectly when we were flying back to Los Angeles that night. He just said, ‘This is why we do those interviews. We hope for something like this.’”
Well, she hoped for it and she got it! Erin Andrews asked him to elaborate on who was talking about him, but just got, “Crabtree!”, then more ranting.
“Oh God, I better have a really good follow-up question or I’m gonna be crucified.” Andrews said of what was going through her mind.
That’s where she failed, according to many. Erin Andrews says throwing Joe Buck into the situation is her big regret from that interview.
“If anything, I’m upset about that interview [because of] the way I threw to Joe Buck,” she said.
“I had my next question ready, I was getting ready to get into it, but I know Fox’s producers were looking out for me. … I was getting ready to ask the next question, and they just said, ‘Get it to Joe, get it to Joe,’ and if anything, I think I made them look bad by going, ‘Uh, let’s send it to Joe’,”
Andrews continued, “That was just kind of my surprised, jerky, idiot way of doing that, and that’s what I’m upset about from that interview — myself. Any other thing about it, I thought it was awesome.”
Not that Erin Andrews needs to be worrying about that interview so much now that she in enjoying a significant and controversial career boost.
Good luck to Erin Andrews on her new gig!