Erin Andrew heard all the rumors about her embracing Aaron Rodgers a few weeks ago and thought it was stupid.
A Fox Sports reporter discussed the issue with Charissa Thompson this week on the podcast “Calm down with Erin and Charissa.” She believes the reaction was due to the fact that commentators chose her because she was a woman and Rogers was struck by lightning.
“Ever since I started covering the NFL, I’ve embraced Rogers. He has been a good friend of mine for the last 15 years, ”said Andrew. It was a lot of fun because people close to me in my life, like my family or other defenders or other players I know, said, “Why is this a big deal?” thinks.
I loved Pat McAfee for joking with him and saying, “You two have to stop hugging.” I liked it when Aaron said he was my friend. It also seems to remind him that he hugs other guys, rival players, and I say “yes!” They made me look like one of the guys! ”
Andrew explained that he has embraced several star players and that it has never been anything else.
“I didn’t see Odell on Sunday [Beckham Jr.] and he ran past me and he looked so happy and I just said “God, I missed that smile” and he was happy to see you and hugged me. “I hugged Von Miller because he performed ‘Dancing with the Stars,'” she said.
“A lot of people forget, we’re with these guys for 18 weeks a year. We see them all the time, with them at the highest and lowest peaks of their careers. Thank you for allowing me. I have to tell you for the first time that if you want to call Rogers a lightning rod for his position on COVID, I don’t want to go into that – I play this sport. I was excited, he broke down [Brett Favre’s Packers touchdown pass] record. “
Andrew concluded that it was a “chicken” because the embrace of the two men never rises as a problem.
“For the first time in my career, I thought it looked like a chicken,” Andrew said. “They’re going after it because I’m a woman,” she said. Now, maybe I made a mistake, they’re going after it because Aaron is lightning right now, but I’ll say that, Greg Olsen and when no one said anything. [George] Little hugged each other.
“Actually it’s an NFL mem – in fact they used it in the middle of the game because it was a great moment.
I watched “Monday Night Football” together [Randy] Moss hugged the guy and I can never do that because I’m grateful for my job and my employers, but for the first time I was like, “Is this a chicken?” If I was a guy and I hugged him, wouldn’t anyone care? I wanted to fix this very badly. I gave [Matt] Stafford hugged and I am friends with him and his wife and no one said anything. Maybe Aaron is lightning. Very stupid. Slow News Day. “
Eventually, Andrew achieved something that was a bigger factor in the broader reaction than the mockery of high school: he ended up giving up a social distance interview with Rogers before embracing the COVID theater, breaking the social distance broadcast. TV set.
“And I know there’s other evidence that we’re conducting the interview six feet away because of the COVID protocol,” Andrew said. “That’s it. I understand that. I’ll do what the NFL needs to do.”
Here’s what Andrew had to say: he’s not responsible for the fact that the conversation took place at a social distance. This is a decision made by the NFL and Fox. Any reaction to how stupid this is should be directed at the stairs, rather than at the reporter on the sidelines.