Erin Andrews vs. Michelle Beadle: Who Is the Real Queen of ESPN?
Erin Andrews vs. Michelle Beadle is the heavyweight bout of the hour. These two ladies have made each and every day of my life a little brighter.
Okay, that may be a bit much. Chipotle, Taco Bell and Jack in the Crack have made my life better, but there is something to be said about these two ladies that dominate the four-letter.
ESPN may be a big network, but there is only enough room for one queen bee. At least, for the purposes of this bout there is.
Here we will break down Michelle Beadle and Erin Andrews. We will measure the pros to find the real pound-for-pound lady to rule ESPN.
There will be no split decision. This is a war with a clear winner. Read on to find out who that is.
Erin Andrews: She's Hot
Let's get this argument out of the way quickly. Erin Andrews is hot.
Now, before you say no duh, let me say that there is no argument about this. We have all been in a heated discussion with our dude friends on whether a woman passes the hot meter.
Andrews yields the quickest discussion amongst all sports reporters. She is hot. Water is wet. I hate exercise.
Michelle Beadle: She Paid Her Dues
In this day and age of instant celebrity, I find it refreshing when a talent goes through the ringer. You know, how things used to be.
Beadle was an aspiring lawyer until she realized that law was not her passion. That is when she worked her tail off as a Spurs intern. Eventually, she found her way to regional TV.
It was only after an audition with ESPN that the network realized what a gem they had on their hands.
Erin Andrews: She Knows Her Stuff
It is unfair that some see Erin Andrews as just some chick that looks pretty. She happens to have a greater grasp on sports than any of your fair weather fans ever could.
She would blow me away on college football trivia.
Andrews makes no secret that she prepares extremely hard each and every night for her upcoming assignment. The time is ripe to stick her in the box and have her comment on game at hand.
Michelle Beadle: She Can Shut Up Colin Cowherd
Let me first clarify that I love Colin Cowherd. I think he his outside-the-box insights are a welcomed voice in the sports world.
However, he is a big personality that can get a little carried away. ESPN did a fine job finding his foil. Michelle Beadle is just as strong in her convictions, and counters Cowherd perfectly.
There is nothing timid or wavering about Beadle, and I love her for that.
Erin Andrews: She Has Been Tested Time and Again
Let me say that there is nothing easy about what Erin Andrews does. She has chosen to make a career in one of the most slow moving, archaic industries in the world.
The good ol' boys network is still alive and well. Male fans are quick to think of Erin Andrews as a mere hottie, and that is completely unwarranted.
She has had her privacy invaded as well as athletes that demean her on the sidelines. How can we forget Rey Maualuga's dirty dance to her to the applause of fans in 2009?
Yet she has remained just as strong and driven as day one. You go girl. You freaking go.
Michelle Beadle: She Is Hilarious
Honestly, I love a woman with comedic chops. I don't even care what she looks like, just as long as she is funny. It is amazing that Beadle has the looks and the timing.
She is a quick-witted co-host that can keep up with the best as far as improvised quips. I am already a fan of SportsNation, but I can't say enough about Beadle's little remarks she fills the show with.
She is beautiful and funny—a double threat never looked so good.
The Winner Is: Erin Andrews
The fix is hardly in. Erin Andrews is still Ms. ESPN for me and the rest of the sports world. However, this was a photo finish.
Beadle Juice has the stuff to make her way to the top of the heap in my eyes. Andrews has the tenure and chops that made me decide in her favor.
Well, that was the best competition I have ever been a part of. Can't wait until the rematch.