Wednesday, January 09, 2013

ESPN Apologizes To Miss Alabama

If you watched the BCS championship game you might have noticed that 73 year old announcer Brent Musburger was a little enamored over Miss Alabama, Katherine Webb who is also the girlfriend of the Alabama quarterback. Brent had said that quarterbacks get all the good looking women when the cameras showed her. Brent then said that if you are a kid you should go to your backyard right now and start throwing a football so you can get a woman like Katherine. ESPN apologized saying that Musburger went too far, but Katherine was grateful for the publicity. She went from 2400 Twitter followers to 125,000 in about 3 hours because of the attention. She will probably get a reality show from this now or some other chance to make big bucks other than being the girlfriend of a quarterback.

71 comments:

Frufra said...

Eh, Musburger being a skeezy old man is old news. I always think he's annoying as hell, and am praying he'll retire soon, but I honestly didn't think his comments the other night were any different that the dribble he usually spouts, and certainly weren't apology-worthy.

Basil said...

Pamela Anderson got discovered on a the screen at a game in Vancouver all those years ago.

Nutty_Flavor said...

Dirty old man hot for breasty beauty queen. Film at 11.

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donner said...

While Brent was fawning on TV, my husband kept chanting "please get fired, please get fired". I don't think they'll fire him, but I found his wishful thinking amusing....

hotchacha said...

Because I occasionally have the sense of humour of a 12-year-old boy, my mind looks at the other name label and thinks, "Her name's like boner."

Layna Day said...

What Musburger said wasn't so bad, but it came across as dirty because he's old enough to be her grandpa and he kept going and going. Had he complimented her once or twice, it would have been fine.

Being that she models occasionally, Katherine is indeed likely fine with the attention. This will lead to more gigs for sure.

Agent**It said...

ESPN has been doing a lot of apologizing for a lot of things recently. They need to do The ESPN Apologies of the Week segment.

Onyx Loathes Hydrangeas said...

No he was definitely creepy. There was no excuse for it. I'm not a feminist by any means but her saying he wasn't creepy I felt like it set us ladies back. Agreed had he just said she was beautiful and moved on it'd be one thing. It was like grunts and the wows and howwww much he kept talking abt her. Creepy as fuck. He should be fired.

Jolene Jolene said...

Eh, whatever. What Frufra said. Nothing new.

I did take a look at some of the articles written about her today...and am I mean for laughing over the fact that she works at Chik Fil A as a "training director," and although she and McCarron just met three weeks ago she says she's moving back to Alabama to be with him? I give them 3 months!

Glitter said...

I caught the tail end of this discussion on the radio, but I heard that her publicist made sure the cameras knew where she was sitting and had a bikini picture ready to go the next day.

FSP said...

Meh...don't care for the four letter network anymore.

MadLyb said...

In most cases, grandpa used to be a nice old man wanting nothing more in his old age than to whittle and maybe build models. Now we are seeing more horny old men come out of the woodwork, literally, thanks to Viagra. Which is fine if it's with grandma and we never, ever know about it, but in this case, it's just creepy and wrong.

Bella Inamorata said...

Lol and I bet she would be grateful for that. Its just enough time to continue raising her profile with the help of more dirty old men

KellyLynn said...

I just thought it was funny that, out of all of the girls who lunge at fame by making a sex tape or getting naked, all she had to do was show up and support her boyfriend.

I think Brent Musburger's commends seemed weird, but I think ESPN producers egged them on, because they knew that attention on her was the only thing keeping their coverage interesting in an otherwise ho-hum game.

Frufra said...

Jolene, you've found the real story here! She's only known him three weeks??? Bwahahaha - that's solid gold!!

caralw said...

Roll Tide!

And Enty, his name is A.J. McCarron.

Like I said on twitter, the only thing Brent M likes about Bama was AJ's girlfriend. He had to focus on something because ND was sucking so badly.

As for Ms. Webb, I don't know much about her, but I think the bikini shots were part of the pageant web site.

EmEyeKay said...

So a dude got in trouble for remarking on the beauty of a beauty queen? Huh.

dragon said...

I don't see what is a big deal. Lol

Jolene Jolene said...

@Frufra--RIGHT?!

Here's the article--I guess it's been about a month. They shared "flirtatious" tweets to each other, then he showed up at the Miss Alabama USA pageant on Dec. 7-8 and that's where they met for the first time.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/09/katherine-webb-model-girlfriend-of-alabama-qb-aj-mccarron-steals-show.html

But the best quote comes from USA Today:

"All I want to do is date AJ. My intentions are not to feed off everything," she said.

To paraphrase what is next for her, it's pretty serious.

"I would never make a major life change for a guy unless it was serious. My plan is to move back from Los Angeles to be with AJ," she said.

Ummm, you met him a month ago! Again, 3 months tops.

Onyx Loathes Hydrangeas said...

@kellylynn, they actually had to tell him to "move on" thru his headpiece. They were cringing in the office. It was terrible.

Syd said...

She is gonna dump the college QB and trade up in 3,2, 1...

ljsmed said...

I'm a sports freak but I really just can't with ESPN anymore. Granted, sometimes I have to watch because of what games they are showing. Musberger is the one good thing ESPN has going for the network. I can't believe what a big deal that this has become. Musberger was commenting on a very "beautiful woman" and obviously she is, what's the problem there??? She's a beauty queen who does pageants where people vote on beauty, among other things. Another thing, her parents have come out and told people to back off Brent. There is no story

The Dude said...

Brent Musburger is creepy for admiring a Beauty Queen, however Kathy Griffin is edgy and daring for pretending to give Anderson Cooper a BJ on live tv?? Talk about double standards.

m said...

Has anyone see the photos of his mother's giant fake boobs?

nevermindthat said...

Please the girl is not upset about it. He actually did her a favor. You know she's going to milk every bit of this to try and become famous. Move over Pam Anderson and Kim K.

Frufra said...

Good Lord - nice detective work, JJ. This sheds a whole new light on this little story.

A007Belle said...

I loved how she had to wait to give him a congratulatory kiss. She had to pull him in to get his attention. It seemed like he was more interested in his family and fans... Which I loved.

ABlake said...

Oh please, these women show up and expect camera time. The commentary is a bonus.
Don't believe me? Watch any and ALL Dallas games and see how Romo's wife preens for the film folks. She even dances for the camera.

Ha, then again you would have to go into the archives since Dallas is O-U-T of it this year.

(says the Ravens fan who is crossing her fingers)

just curious said...

Jenn Steger(?),the chick that Favre was sending dick pics to was discovered at a Seminole bowl game when the camera panned to her cheering in the stands.

Layna Day said...

Laura Quinn Hawk became famous when she attended the Fiesta Bowl several years ago. Her brother Brady played QB for Notre Dame and her BF AJ Hawk was a linebacker for Ohio State. She and AJ are married and I think she owns an interior design business in Green Bay now. The exposure can help a lot and as someone mentioned, it beats putting out a sex tape!

just curious said...

_______________________________
Brent was stating the truth;if a normal guy wants a woman the caliber of Miss Alabama,he needs to start early in life to harness his potential ,financially and socially, to attain such a female.
This is true.

Jolene Jolene said...

@m--YES.

Here's another interesting part of the story. Look at these pics of McCarron's mom...bottom pic, she's the one in red. I mean...

http://www.longhornstation.com/pages/buckonsports.html?article=10547179

MsPink Kitty said...

Wow, this old man is a trip. I guess pedophiles don't retire they just turn into nasty old men. Their prey gets older as they get older. She is old enough to be his granddaughter.

Doesn't he have a wife at home who had to suffer through this humiliation?

If he does this on camera.... what does he do when no one is watching/listening?

Humor Me said...

Enty -
Brent's comments were the best part of the show! I did not find it creepy at all. I laughed!

__-__=__ said...

Smarmy and skeevy. Gross Grandpa!!

Sherry said...

And another star is born. Thanks skeevy grandpa! Bet Brett tries to slip her a little tongue when they finally meet. (Sorry, I couldn't help myself!)

Badbarfly said...

Working at a bar next to Notre Dame that night I wish the customers would have even noticed this on tv. The crowd was angry and testosterone was flying!

Agent**It said...

Elite athletes order their women through Victoria Secret catalogue. Beauty pageant winners are for the rest. Skeevy Grandpa:)

ms snarky said...

He's just an old guy who was a little too enthusiastic about a girl he'll never be able to meet. I thought it was pretty dumb and harmless. Like they say....all publicity is good publicity (Lindsay Lohan notwithstanding, haha)

Pink_Palace said...

They met in December. That was all over the news and stated at the game. Being a trainer forChickFilA isn't a bad job. They honor loyalty and allow their employees to go far.

just curious said...

I think this is further p.r.for the girl.Musburger wasn't fired or suspended like ol' boy who made comments about RG3.
ESPN is giving her million dollar publicity.S
She competed for Miss America and lost but no one off the top of their head can name the current winner but we know Miss Alabama.

just curious said...

LoL,yeah but Coop's gay so she'll get a pass.

crila16 said...

WHO CARES?????????????? I think there are more important things to focus on than an old man drooling over Miss Alabama. I'm sure a lot of guys are drooling over Miss Alabama. She should be totally flattered.

just curious said...

LOL,that Dee Dee Bonner,AJ's mom.She does look like much..aside from being maternal but there are plenty of pics of her on the web.I think she has implants and loves being the center of attenting(bikini shots,low plunging outfits,etc).

just curious said...

Interesting. This is nothing but publicity.Her publicist prolly sent Brent a check.

Agent**It said...

This was the real ESPN story,Entwood:

Rob Parker, the commentator who created controversy when he questioned whether Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is a “cornball brother” because he has a white fiancee, has been fired by ESPN.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/01/08/espn-fires-rob-parker/

MAC said...

Please. You should have heard my 80 year old Grandpa after about 8 egg nogs at our Christmas party. When people get older they lose their "filter".

Lurky Loo said...

Musburger is just embarrassing himself, nothing to get worked up about. Personally I've heard worse from others if anyone truly wants to get worked up about disrespect to women (Bill Maher I am looking at you).

Frufra said...

Didn't Musburger get in trouble for something else years ago? I'm on my phone - don't have the patience to google it.

Frufra said...

Didn't Musburger get in trouble for something else years ago? I'm on my phone - don't have the patience to google it.

IMakeNoSense said...

DUI in Nebraska while in the backseat of a limo.

Lucas said...

It is possible that AJ McCarron's mom is hotter than his girlfriend. Goodness.

just curious said...

He needs to enter the draft right now and get that money.No good QBs are coming in the draft next year aside from Denard Robinson.

ljsmed said...

Thank you for bringing this up, the fact that it was just a story in the sports world is awful. This guy acted like a fool.

just curious said...

She's goodlooking for her age.Notice the pics of her in the middle dressed in red.She's bookended by 2 females who make her stand out even more.

Emobacca said...

It would have been a harmless comment if he stopped but he wouldnt shut up about it. It got really weird.

Yeah though this girl has gotten really famous on the internet. She's going to jump ship from McCarron quick.

Ingrid Superstar said...

Whatever, Musburger was hilarious with Damon Wayans Jr. on Happy Endings so everyone hatin' can a-SUCK IT!

Agent**It said...

ljsmed, you're welcome.

Ramone Love said...

WTF is wrong with everybody? BFD, Musberger thought she was hot. He's old, not dead. The fake moral outrage of everyone is bullshit.

caralw said...

McCarron said he's returning for his last year at Bama.

I think it seemed a bit creepy the way he kept talking about her, but also harmless.

Lucas said...

@just curious - yes she is. Sadly I have reached a place in life where ogling 22 year-olds just makes me feel skeevy. I think if the gap between when you first had sex and your current age is greater than the age of the other person you should probably stay away. Which is why the Courtney Stodden thing creeps me the fuck out. She's a child for fuck's sake.

Jaiden_S said...

Ugh. IDK what she sees in Tattoo McCrybaby. He's a disgusting tool and she can do LOADS better.

Sasha said...

I didn't find his comments. She said she was flattered by them and like everyone has been saying this is gold to her career. (modeling)

Agent**It said...

The real outrage is that Notre Dame forgot to show up.

Della said...

I think she could at least smile. Every pic I see of her at the game she looks the same. She is pagent trained!

just curious said...

LOL,I appreciate older women but I think AJ's mom is trying to live up to the whole MILF thing.Looking at her other pics,I think she's been called beautiful her entire life so that's her identity and she'll do what she can to maintain it as long as possible.Without the implants,I doubt she would get so much attention considering her face is just so-so.
But between Katherine and Dee Dee,I'll pick dude's mom.

BTW,don't understand the Courtney thing either,looks 25 but pretends to be underage and then does a PSA about being bullied at school cause she's pretty?!?!

caralw said...

Tattoo McCrybaby? He's crying so hard with two BCS championships under his belt. I don't know him or her personally, so can't judge who is getting the better deal. I will say that his job prospects are better than hers...

Anna Namiss said...

Oh wow! An old man drooling over a hot young woman!! That's never happened before, what can we do to protect our clean virginal society? The humanity!

Lelaina Pierce said...

It was a little creepy, but I was not surprised. Sports announcers make me CRAZY on a regular basis with their idiotic commentary.

Roll Tide. Sigh. :-) Congrats, Alabama!

doctressjulia said...

Radical feminist; proud of it. This creepy old turd should have stopped at ONE compliment. He was objectifying her, big time. It was completely nasty.