San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo says he was not anticipating his postgame reply to FOX sideline reporter Erin Andrews to take off the way in which it did.
“I didn’t expect it to blow up like that,” Garoppolo stated Thursday.
After the undefeated 49ers edged the Arizona Cardinals, 28-25, of their Week 9 matchup, Andrews interviewed Garoppolo on the sphere at State Farm Stadium. Her third and last query of the 45-second change was “8-0, how does that feel?” to which Garoppolo replied, “It feels great, baby.”
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Some interpreted Garoppolo’s use of the phrase “baby” as flirtatious and/or inappropriate. The 28-year-old former Patriots backup referred to as the following response an “It is what it is”-type of factor, and defined he was simply expressing enthusiasm after the workforce’s victory.
“Yeah, I was excited,” he shrugged. “8-0, baby.”
Garoppolo additionally famous he continuously makes use of “baby” to deal with his teammates. (Perhaps he picked that up from Tom Brady.)
“I say, ‘baby,’ like 500 times throughout a game just to my teammates and stuff,” Garoppolo stated. “It wasn’t like that.”
Later Thursday, Andrews chimed in on Twitter and agreed with Garoppolo’s evaluation of the scenario.
Exactly!! 👇👇👇👇 https://t.co/Kca8PvTZoE
— Erin Andrews (@ErinAndrews) November 7, 2019