On the latest episode of their “Calm Down” podcast, Charissa Thompson and Erin Andrews were in a spirited discussion about past reports they’d actually made up to spare NFL coaches from live television blunders.
It led to Thompson calling out a head coach for seemingly hitting on her, giving her absolutely nothing as she revealed that she had to make up a fake report instead.
“I was like ‘oh coach what adjustments are you gonna make at halftime?’ He goes, ‘that’s a great perfume you’re wearing.’ I was like ‘oh f–k, this isn’t gonna work.’ I’m not kidding, I made up a report,” Thompson said, referencing when she covered the Lions during their 0-16 run in 2008.
“I’ve done that too,” Andrews chimed in, explaining that it was “for a coach that I didn’t wanna throw under the bus because he was telling me all the wrong stuff!”
Thompson and Andrews did not want to name any names, but giving the year of 2008 helps us know that Rod Marinelli was in his third season as head coach of the Lions in the 2008 season.
Making up stories wasn’t even the best part of the podcast as Andrews showed off her impressive skills with an impression of Rams’ coach Sean McVay.