We're With Her Erin Andrews
Men's Journal|January - February 2020
The sideline reporter for Fox NFL and the Super Bowl talks favorite players, going out with athletes, and why you probably shouldn’t wear a jersey on date night.
Sarah Z. Wexler

Have you been a sports fan since you were a kid?

I never played sports, but my dad is a huge fan of the Packers, the Red Sox, and the Celtics, so I grew up a spectator of those even though I was raised in Florida. My dad is an investigative reporter and an awesome storyteller, so he would always explain players, team rivalries, organizations...all that stuff.

Sounds like he got you hooked.

Definitely. I try to be professional, but when I see the people that I grew up cheering for, I kind of lose my mind. The first time I ever got to meet Larry Bird, I had absolute vomit of the mouth, just telling him everything about my childhood. Same with Kevin McHale of the Celtics—I saw him in an airport one time and ran up to him and started rambling that he was my first crush.

Are you still close with your dad?

I carry my phone on the sidelines, and my dad is always texting me during the game asking questions or adding his two cents. During Packers games, sometimes it gets so heated that I’m like, “Dad! I can’t deal with this now!”

You started a line of clothes for female sports fans, Wear by Erin Andrews. Why?

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