TMI from columnist on Erin Andrews in Cubs locker room
The Big Lead uncovered this disturbing column about Erin Andrews' visit to the Cubs' locker room, in which she is described as wearing inappropriate work attire and being a smidgen too friendly with the jocks, and in which the Cubs shamelessly ogle her.
This column achieves a rare double.
For one thing, it besmirches a generally well-liked, well-respected pro who has been remarkably patient and good-natured about her status as the sports media's unofficial sex symbol of the moment.
For another, it blatantly violates man rules. Over the past quarter century I have heard dozens of comments uttered by athletes, coaches and fellow writers when in the presence of attractive female journalists. But I never even thought about repeating them in an article. Holy cow!
Male journalists - all males - have an obligation to fight sexism, discrimination and harassment of women. But guys making harmless comments to other guys about a woman's level of attractiveness?
Dude, that stuff stays between us!