Bruce Pearl Texted Erin Andrews After "The Hug"

Wednesday, March 05, 2008


Bruce Pearl is obviously a very engaging person, and some might even go as far to say....a pimp. Well Bruce has taken that pimpness to a new level in an interview with SI's Dan Patrick. From SbB via WBIR....

DP: [During the Memphis game], you can't be putting your hands on Erin Andrews at halftime, Coach.
BP: Erin is a terrific sideline reporter, she knows the game, but she's also very engaging. I actually called her and texted her back, and I apologized if in any way that was unprofessional.
DP: Is texting her an NCAA violation?
BP: No, she's not a prospect.
DP: Oh, yes, she is.
BP: She's way out of my league when it comes to that category.
DP: You're not even a mid-major?
BP: Absolutely not. I'm D-II.
DP: When is the last time you accidentally broke an NCAA rule?
BP: Probably sometime in this conversation.
Well then! The fact that he has her cell number at the ready is pretty impressive, but to hit her up postgame takes it to an awesome new level.

Pearl’s A Pro: Hugs Erin Andrews, Then Texts Her (Sports by Brooks)
Vols Coach Pearl interviewed in Sports Illustrated (WBIR)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 9:48 AM

21 Comments:

What do you think the cost of Erin Andrew's phone number is? Because I really want to buy it. We need a Paris Hilton like cell phone address book leak.

Brett said...
Mar 5, 2008, 10:29:00 AM  

If Bruce Pearl can get her digits, I guess I also have a chance.

GMoney said...
Mar 5, 2008, 10:30:00 AM  

what's that photo? is it that EA? Is it real?

Anonymous said...
Mar 5, 2008, 11:04:00 AM  

It's real...not EA.

Mar 5, 2008, 11:12:00 AM  

As a Vol fan - gotta love Bruce Pearl!

Mal said...
Mar 5, 2008, 11:14:00 AM  

Would you believe that Bruce Pearl's text message said "It wasn't me who accosted you, it was Jimmy Collins?"


+10 to whomever nails the reference!

Kyle said...
Mar 5, 2008, 12:40:00 PM  

his text said:

"if we lose the next game will you go out with me?"

Anonymous said...
Mar 5, 2008, 1:12:00 PM  

Now I remember why I have such disdain for Dan Patrick. He is such a fucking tool.

Bruce said...
Mar 5, 2008, 1:13:00 PM  

You get disdain and "fucking tool" from THAT? Who are you, the Iron Sheik?

*kidding*

Kyle said...
Mar 5, 2008, 1:29:00 PM  

isn't Jimmy Collins the coach at UIC that Pearl sold out?
-Dane

Anonymous said...
Mar 5, 2008, 2:41:00 PM  

You don't even rise to the level of a tool, Bruce.

Anonymous said...
Mar 5, 2008, 4:13:00 PM  

Stone cold pimp.

Mar 5, 2008, 5:41:00 PM  

anyone who doubts the superiority of bruce pearl not only as a pimp but a man needs only to come to knoxville and see him in person. he is the ballin-est middle-aged person alive right now. i offer these little tidbits as proof:
1.erin andrews phone number
2.the face of the girl in picture at the top of this page (and the face of every girl that meets him for that matter) says please crawl knee deep in my vajay
3.takes his team out to party on his boat on the lakes in knoxville, also evidenced by picture above
4.eats glass and bullets for breakfast

Anonymous said...
Mar 5, 2008, 5:48:00 PM  

Nicely done on the Jimmy Collins call, anonymous. And this other anonymous, you had me up 'til NO. 4. When did Bruce Pearl become Chuck Norris?

Kyle said...
Mar 5, 2008, 5:58:00 PM  

anon 5:48

If he does # 3 he is probably violating NCAA rules

jg said...
Mar 5, 2008, 8:05:00 PM  

Obviously, he has a thing for blondes, nothing wrong with that.

jg said...
Mar 5, 2008, 9:14:00 PM  

4.eats a pack of bacon & a dozen eggs for breakfast

Fixed.

He get major points for the pic & the Erin Andrews hug, though, and for saying he didn't want to see Milwaukee women in shorts in the Summer on Rome's show shortly after taking the Volunteers job.

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Mar 5, 2008, 10:23:00 PM  

What? How was DP's comments 'tool'ish? The line about EA being a prospect 'oh, yes, she is' is absolutely fantastic.

Get a sense of humor, will ya?

Brian said...
Mar 6, 2008, 1:18:00 AM  

I do have a sense of humor. It's just that Dan Patrick isn't as funny as he thinks he is.
Oh, and Anon4- You cut me to the quick. However will I recover?

Bruce said...
Mar 6, 2008, 2:40:00 AM  

From someone who isn't a Tennessee fan...Bruce Pearl is the MAN!

(Erin Andrews is) Not a prospect (for Bruce Pearl)? Now THAT's a good one.

amoreira81 said...
Mar 6, 2008, 10:23:00 AM  

I think Bob Costas' red hair dye is getting to him.

Marv Albert said...
Aug 30, 2008, 1:27:00 PM  

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