It's Hard Being the Male "Erin Andrews"

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:17 pm
By: News 9

Originally Published: Sep 27, 2009 4:21 PM CDT

This is going to be a blast. When I was a kid I would listen to the OU football broadcasts on my transistor radio in the back yard and act out the play-by-play as it happened. If they would pitch right...I would pitch right. If they would pitch left...I would pitch left. If Billy Sims would high step into the end zone...I would high step into the end zone.

It is literally a dream come true to get to now be a small part of the OU broadcast team as this year's football sideline reporter. I know there are some of you out there who feel the only reason I got this job is because of my looks. You think that I was only hired as some eye-candy for the ladies in the stands. And while that is probably somewhat true, I hope to also bring some quality reporting to the airwaves in addition to my naturally sexy voice and toned physique.

On behalf of my fellow sideline reporters like Erin Andrews and Bonnie Bernstein and Lisa Guerrero, I implore you. Please don't stereotype us because we are gorgeous. You should judge us based on our reporting skills and not on our legs. Cat-calls are entirely inappropriate when I'm on the sidelines. That's embarrassing.

Seriously, as this season unfolds I look forward to using this platform to bring you a little different perspective and slant on the Sooners pursuit of another title. I'm sure my first season will be full of a few blunders on and off the air along the way...and I'll be the first to laugh at myself when it happens. You can be the second.

"Statistics always remind me of the fellow who drowned in a river whose average depth was only three feet."  - Woody Hayes