Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Erin Andrews Is A Serious Dancer, errr.....Reporter

One of these things is not like the other

  1. Erin Andrews wants to be taken as a serious sideline reporter
  2. Erin Andrews has been fighting to keep her name out of the tabloid media and keep the paparazzi at bay since the "peep-hole" incident
  3. Erin Andrews has been announced as part of the cast for Season 10 of Dancing With the Stars
I have nothing but respect for women in sports.
  • There is an unfair stereotype about you because of your gender. It's cut-throat and competitive.
  • You get heckled about your knowledge (or assumed lack there of) just because you are female.
  • You get cat-called and whistled at because you're pretty.
I get that. (I also get that it is a great marketing ploy for networks to have hot women sports reporters, but that's another story for another day).

I have to be honest, though. Erin Andrews is driving me nuts.

I felt bad about the whole peeping-tom peep-hole video. It would be an extreme invasion of privacy for any woman OR man. This is not about that (even though it did boost her popularity!)

What's getting to me is this woman has been "fighting" to be taken serious in her job, and now she's dragging herself down and trying to capitalize on her 15 minutes of fame with the likes of Kate Gosselin, Pamela Anderson, Shannen Doherty and Nicole Scherzinger. Are you kidding me?

It's a shame, honestly.

Perhaps Andrews using this as a Catalyst of career change? It could be possible, the ESPN personality does seem to have a bit of an obsession with Britney Spears:
My lifelong dream was to be a backup dancer for Britney. My sister is a professional dancer, so we're still hoping Britney gets her act together so Kendra, my sister, can dance with her. -Erin Andrews

Erin Andrews, the ESPN reporter filmed naked on hidden camera in a hotel room, called 911 recently to complain about paparazzi lingering outside her home, telling the operator, "I did nothing wrong, and I'm being treated like f*****g Britney Spears."
What do you think? Agree? Disagree? Let me know!


Steve said...

"Wah! No one will take my broadcasting career seriously anymore. Wah"

SoxyLady said...

That's what I'm saying, Steve! It seem so contradictory to me.

W Elizabeth said...

Amazing. I do believe a few well noted stories to get the public focus back on her as a reporter would of been a better path to follow than wanting to throw on her dancing shoes... seeing she is acutely aware of how this story has brought unwanted attention her way. Choices, ladies, choices!
I'm not saying dancing is wrong - nor the show (... See Morealthough I do not watch it .. I'm assuming it's a legit show seeing my mother watches it ) just not the best choice to stay out of the public eye.

Melissa G said...

I like Erin Andrews.
I like Dancing with the Stars.
I do not like Erin Andrews being on Dancing with the Stars.

DWTS is a show for has-beens and washed up celebrities and athletes with nothing better to do to try to get another 15 minutes of fame. It is not for a woman who (supposedly) wants to be taken seriously in her current profession. Indeed, a very poor choice on her part.

Steve said...

You are all so right. Her huge issue with the pictures taken of her before was "no one will ever take me seriously as a professional broadcaster now". She just sealed that by doing this show. The pictures were taken without her knowledge and no one saw her as cheap or anything before this. Now she looks like a hack trying to stay in the spotlight.

Soxy Lady said...

Love the discussion guys, thanks!

Boston Sports said...

Its all about the benjamins!

Boston Sports said...

Its all about the Benjamins!