Matt Leinart Could Probably Learn A Thing Or Two From Erin Andrews
There's no question that it's tough to do what Erin Andrews does. She has to ask college and pro athletes ridiculous questions while being gawked at by horny fools pretty much 24/7. And in this age of digital everything, nothing she does in a public setting goes unnoticed.
I think that would drive 99% of us absolutely nuts, but Andrews seems to understand that it's just part of the game these days. You regrettably can't change it, so you might as well learn to live with it.
But she also brings up another good point, that you need to be careful out there, because people are watching your every move. I'm not thrilled myself that athletes - and sideline reporters - are now having their privacy invaded at a rate once reserved only for celebrities, but the web has made that the norm now.
I can understand that Matt Leinart and numerous other athletes don't like having their parties photographed and plastered all over the web. After all, it's not like they're doing anything different than a lot of other people out there.
But in an age where celebrity news is slurped up at a much higher rate than anything of true value, it's what people want. And we're of course guilty of amplifying it on this site as well. Although admittedly not nearly to the same degree that other sites do.
It might not be fair that Leinart's party photos are somehow news over my party photos, but it's the way it is, and it isn't going to change. Athletes like Leinart can do whatever they want, it's their life, but if they want to avoid being splashed across the increasingly voyeuristic web, they'd probably be best to take Andrews' advice.
[HT: The Sports Point and Busted Coverage for the vid]