Nov 22, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Fox reporter Erin Andrews on air prior to the kick-off of the Dallas Cowboys playing against the Washington Redskins during a game on Thanksgiving at Cowboys Stadium. The Redskins beat the Cowboys 38-31. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Pearlman says Erin Andrews is 'Kardashian of televsied sports'


Seriously – what is it about Erin Andrews that pisses people off? She comes off pretty normal. She’s not exactly arrogant and frankly, she does her job really well. And I say all that in a relatively indifference stance.

The same can not be said for well established sports author Jeff Pearlman (you may remember him from the famed John Rocker story) who ripped Andrews on his blog on Monday.

Pearlman blasted Andrews for how she handled the Richard Sherman interview on Sunday night after the Seahawks won the NFC Championship and called her the ‘Kardashian of televised sports‘.

She was born pretty, she was a college athlete, she speaks well and she likes sports. If someone wants to pay her huge amounts of money for that, well, so be it. She’s the Kardashian of televised sports—and being a Kardashian has worked out pretty well for the actual Kardashians. The problem comes when something like the Richard Sherman situation arises, and Fox’s sideline star looks overwhelmed and out of her league and lost.

First off – I’m not exactly sure what her looks have to do with anything. But more importantly, Andrews seemed to handle the interview quite well in my opinion. It wasn’t her fault the interview was cut short – that was FOX doing their part to avoid Sherman doing something that would have cost them a lot of money. Andrews more than held her own in that moment which is likely more than most would have done.

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