Slip of the tongue? I’m not buying it.
The field reporter claims the cold weather caused him to confuse his “s'” with his “t’s” but I don’t think speech works that way. You don’t mix saying “Hooters” and “Hoosiers” unless you have a serious speech impediment or something of the like.
Maybe he just said what everyone was thinking.
Well, everyone except Erin that is, who was probably mortified at the thought of being the theme of water cooler talk and that reporters dreams at night.