Erin Andrews On Her Expiring Contract With FOX: 'You Just Don’t Want To Mess Up'

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Ernesto Cova

Even if they're not actually on the field or playing, sideline reporters and broadcasters are under heavy pressure every week.

Just like the NFL athletes, they know everything they do or say can be used against them until the end of time, especially in the era of the internet where people have to be extremely cautious about every single word. And despite her experience, Erin Andrews isn't the exception to that rule.

Andrews Was Nervous During NFC Championship Game

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In the latest edition of her podcast 'Calm Down with Erin and Charissa', Andrews admitted to being nervous during the NFC Championship Game, as her contract is expiring and anything could happen:

“You just don’t want to mess up. I think it’s the largest audience we’ll have the whole season because we don’t have the Super Bowl,” Andrews said. “This is it. [My] contract is up at the end of the year. You’ve worked your ass off. You know this matchup really well. The studio crew is there. The bosses are in the truck. I’m not throwing or catching anything on that field but I don’t want to f–k it up, because it’s the beginning of the game and everyone is watching.”

FOX's Broadcasts Could Look Quite Different Next Season

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Although there's no reason to think Andrews won't be back next season, chances are that Troy Aikman will pursue another professional challenge somewhere else. That would be a major loss for FOX ahead of the upcoming campaign:

“Those conversations are happening now,” Aikman said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “And I’m really being as honest as I can be about it. I really don’t know what it’s gonna look like when it’s all said and done and it does get settled. As to whether I’ll be working for Fox and Amazon, whether I’ll just be working for Fox or whether I’ll just be working for Amazon. I really don’t know what might happen.”

She Wants To Inspire Other Women

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Andrews continues to make her way in a male-dominated industry. Now, she will look to inspire more women by talking at the El Paso women's luncheon on April 20:

“The Women’s Luncheon is also an afternoon of inspiration and empowerment,” YWCA CEO Dr. Sylvia Acosta, said, per KFOX TV. “Erin Andrews’ experience as a woman in the male-dominated sports community and as a successful businesswoman make her an excellent speaker for the 27th Annual Women’s Luncheon!”

Who said sports were just for men?

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Erin Andrews will appear in a 7-Eleven Super Bowl commercial.