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Rey Maualuga sneaks up behind Erin Andrews and 'dances' behind her. Offensive?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Johnny Dangerously, Jan 5, 2009.

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  1. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    I found this after listening to an afternoon talk show host spend almost his entire 2-hour show ranting about this. I expected to see Maualuga dry-humping Erin Andrews for 30 seconds when I visited the YouTube video the show's host was complaining about. He went on forever about the "pelvic thrust" behind Andrews' back (and other parts of her anatomy).


    He went on and on about how this is USC, so nobody's talking about it, and if it were an SEC school (such as LSU) the media would be crucifying the player. I'm sure zagoshe would agree.

    OK, whatever. I found it on a number of media Web sites, so it's obviously not being "ignored."

    Do the sports journalists find this amusing? Offensive? Do the women here find this disturbing?

    Much ado about nothing?

    A few sites talking about it:




    On the last site linked above, the vote is 140 to 71 saying he did not act inappropriately. Agree?

    (If there's already a thread on this, I didn't see it)
  2. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    All I can say is that this has never happened to me.
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I'd dance lewdly behind you, Elliotte.
  4. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    So, clearly no big deal, yes?
  5. bostonbred

    bostonbred Guest

    He's just a college kid, goofing off and playing to the crowd.

    No big deal. But these days, talk show hacks need something to whine about.
  6. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Would you say that if she were your sister? Or a colleague?
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    It's not as big of a deal as Yahoo Sports describing Andrews as a "sideline mega babe."
  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Subtlety is her middle name.
  9. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    Definitely inappropriate. It's a bit creepy when you see him walking in her direction.
  10. waterytart

    waterytart Active Member

    Re: Rey Maualuga sneaks up behind Erin Andrews and 'dances' behind her. Offensiv

    It's offensive.
    And she knows better than any of us that it's part of the deal she's made.
  11. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member


    It's not acceptable. It shouldn't happen.

    To me, the most interesting thing is how Erin and ESPN handle this. I've said before that I like Erin personally, and she does have some very good reporting skills. But, we all know her reporting is not the reason her career has skyrocketed. In some ways, she's a bigger star than many of those she covers.

    This is the first time, though, that an athlete has publicly crossed that line with her. And, will she change the way she handles herself, because you know that some people will take the "well, she's just eye candy anyway" position.
  12. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    I get that it's a kid who's celebrating the moment, but yeah, it definitely crosses a line to me.
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