Erin Andrews: 10 Things We’d Like To See Her Do At ESPN
Now that we know Erin Andrews won't be leaving the "Worldwide Leader in Sports" anytime soon, the network should really try to take advantage of all of her skills.
She isn't just a sideline reporter anymore, she is a personality. People want to have Erin interview them.
So here are a few jobs that we think,(at least I think) she could excel at.
10. Do Hard Hitting Under Cover Stories for Outside The Lines
Bob Ley and the Outside the Lines guys are really serious, and they win all kinds of awards for the show, so this would be her chance to do serious investigative stories.
EA can be serious. Look at that face.
Maybe she can go undercover inside the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders squad and find out what it's really like for those girls.
The backstabbing, lying, and cheating. The cat fights...
Man, would that be interesting or what?
9. Anchor SportsCenter Occasionally
The woman knows sports, and she knows all the athletes, let her sit at the desk every once and a while.
Why does she always have to be on the sideline?
If Mike Golic can host SportsCenter, Erin Andrews can.
8. Cover Live Sports From the Booth
How about we have someone else on the sidelines and EA to some play-by-play?
Maybe she wants to speak more often than once every three commercial breaks.
Maybe EA has some funny story to share.
7. Join the E:60 Team
She can do stories about the celebrity athletes she knows and maybe a piece on learning to dance the samba.
Maybe we send her to Brazil to cover the Samba championships.
Who would have a problem with this?
6. Two Half-Hour Story Slots Per Year
We'll just let her produce and come up with two personal stories that she wants to cover.
How about she host a half hour show called I AM WOMAN: being hot and great at sports.
She can have every cute young lady that has ever shown up on the Bleacher Report pages and ask them about the burdens of being beautiful and athletic.
I would watch that.
5. Really Take Advantage of Her Side Line Interviews
We give her a show once a week where she is interviewing star college athletes.
But here's the hook of the show...
She sits in a chair across from them on the sideline, except there is no game going on.
Just EA, her subject, and the field where they do their work.
And we'll even call in "Erin: Doin' Work."
Stay with me, people. We're making magic here!
4. EA Can Host a Where Are They Now Show
On this show she will hunt down female sports stars like Billy Jean King and Martina Navratilova.
But she'll also find pioneering female sports reporters like Phyllis George and Jayne Kennedy and ask them what things were like back in the day.
Maybe they can share some insight to help EA be all that she can be.
(I can promise you this will be on the air next year and I won't see a cent from it—not a penny.)
3. Co-Host Sports Nation with Michelle Beadle
I'm thinking this could make for great TV.
I'm thinking the guys in the live audience might cheer extra loud for Erin and Michelle might be a little extra sarcastic that day.
Maybe Erin wears something sexy and tries to take over the show and things get tense.
Ratings is the name of the game, right?
2. Host the ESPN Special: The EA Decision
The word is out that this young lady, Jenn Brown, is going to be the next Erin Andrews.
So EA should embrace it.
Make it a six-part special where she puts six young ladies through various tests to see if they could handle her job.
The winner gets a sideline job.
But here is the catch.
At the end of the series, if Erin doesn't like any of them, she looks in the camera and fires them all Donald Trump style.
"None of you can ever be me, B*tches!"
1. Star in the New Season of Playmakers
ESPN can bring back their hit football drama PLAYMAKERS and write in a part where Erin is the hotshot reporter trying to take the team down for breaking laws and moral turpitude.
I bet EA can act.
Or better yet...
1A. Star in Her Own ESPN Movie
It's the Blind Side Meets Private Benjamin.
"In a world where only men succeed, Erin Andrews decides to buck all odds and follow her dream of playing tailback for the Baltimore Ravens."
I'd watch it.