In her almost 20 years as a sidelines reporter, Erin Andrews has seen and heard a lot of things roaming the sidelines. During the post-game interview is when Andrews is at her best, asking players those probing questions fans want to have answered right in the heat of the moment.
Her epic post-game interview with Richard Sherman following the 2013 NFC Championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers was one of the most memorable moments in her career. In a recent interview on the 10 Questions with Kyle Brandt podcast, Andrews revisited the Sherman post-game interview and then hilariously recreated it with questions she wished she had asked the first time.
Erin Andrews’ career and 2020 season
Since making her debut in 2001, Erin Andrews has made her way to the top of her respective field and serves as the lead sidelines reporter for Fox Sports and its coverage of NFL games. During her sports reporting journey, Andrews has roamed the sidelines for a variety of events, including the MLB All-Star Game, the World Series, and Daytona 500.
While Andrews has covered a wide variety of sports, the 2020 NFL season is unlike anything she’s ever covered. Instead of the standard position field-side, where she could normally get up-to-the-minute injury information and other insider knowledge, she is relegated to a position up in the stands behind the bench.
From her new perch, Erin Andrews is adapting to the new interviewing style talking to athletes located down on the field below. However, because of today’s current protocols and the separation between reporter and subject, there’s no denying it does create a different experience for the viewer than years past.
The epic interview with Richard Sherman after 2013 NFC title game
In 2013, Erin Andrews was in her familiar position on the sidelines for the NFC Championship game featuring the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. Following the game, Andrews hurried out on to the field and caught up with Seahawks defensive star Richard Sherman, who had made a game-saving play just moments earlier. The interview that followed was pure gold and the subject of sports talk shows for days.
After Andrews asked Sherman about the final play of the game, the Seahawks star intensely responded.
“Well I’m the best corner in the game. When you try me with a sorry receiver like (Michael) Crabtree, that’s the results you’re going to get. Don’t you ever talk about me.”
When Erin Andrews asked Sherman who was talking about him, he emotionally responded. “Crabtree, don’t you open your mouth about the best. Or I’m gonna shut it for you real quick. L-O-B.”
Erin Andrews re-creates interview
On the 10 Questions with Kyle Brandt podcast, Brandt replayed the interview between Erin Andrews and Richard Sherman, and then asked her thoughts on it.
“I’m just so mad at myself. There’s so many different things I could have done,” she told him. Andrews jokingly suggested that she thought that whole interview should have earned a Snickers commercial. She also indicated she wanted to get in a third question, but Sherman walked away.
Brandt offered her the opportunity to relive the moment on the podcast, where he would play Sherman. Andrews took him up on the offer. Using a can of computer air spray as her microphone, she finally got in her long-awaited third question where she asked Brandt/Sherman his thoughts on meeting the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl.
During Brandt’s comical response, where he promoted her line of clothing, Erin Andrews was having fun with it and animated with her facial expressions and hand movements. “L-O-B! Joe, back up to you!” she concluded the mock interview.
While the 2013 interview was memorable because of Sherman’s intense nature following the game, the re-creation of that moment was quite entertaining and offered fans some funny answers and questions they never got to see or hear years ago.