Yep, you read that correctly. ESPN’s Star Anchor Erin Andrews used Tout.com, the combination of Twitter and YouTube that allows you to make 15 second ‘microvlog’ videos, to tell the World that she picked the Green Bay Packers to win Super Bowl XLVI, but then realized her error and said “Patriots.”
The guy she’s with who named “The Seahawks” is Joel McHale also of ESPN. Ok, he was just playing – or was he? Joel McHale is a basketball guy for ESPN, and covers the LA Lakers beat, so it’s possible he had zero clue what was going on. Here the link to the Tout: https://www.tout.com/m/filzzy
It was all a part of a successful effort by former Laker Shaq to have Touters say who they thought was going to win Super Bowl XLVI. Obviously Erin Andrews missed that call.
But one call Erin didn’t miss was chatting up former Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Troy Aikman at the GQ Super Bowl Party Saturday night. Mr. Aikman, who this blogger met at the ESPN / Leigh Steinberg Super Bowl Party in Downtown Detroit in 2005, and has seen at a number of events in the past, is a true gentleman who’s always careful in word and deed at Super Bowl parties. So, even as it’s painted as a mutual effort, the one account I believe the most is from Busted Coverage, which reports:
Our opinion: EA was throwing herself at Aikman. On the other hand, Aikman seemed to play things cool and just seemed to want to hang out. Both didn’t have a very big crew so there was obviously small talk due to lack of bodies to chat with.
Are EA & Aikman Having Sex? Highly unlikely. Aikman seemed to be the guy who was being driven nuts by a drunk chick. He seemed to be a good listener. Blah, blah, blah.
Was Aikman drinking? Yes he was. Looked like something with vodka.
Was there an attraction? Both seem to be straight.
Were they smiling at each other? Yeah, and I was smiling at Brooklyn Decker. Didn’t mean she was ready to visit the VIP Lacoste room and help me try on the shoes they were giving away to VIPs.
Great gossip story for the Internet? Absolutely. EA is in desperate mode. Getting old is a bitch and she’s hunting for a husband. Don’t blame her a bit for jumping Aikman’s bones. As for those complaining that she’s an attention whore these days, so what? We love this Erin Andrews. Enough of the ‘I’m just an innocent girl from Florida,’ routine. More GQ party nights, please.
My take is they were just talking. There’s nothing from the photos over at Busted Coverage to indicate anything at all.