ESPN statement: Brent Musburger ‘went too far’ with praise of Katherine Webb

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Fresh off the presses — er, Twitter — comes news that ESPN felt it necessary to issue a brief statement addressing Brent Musburger’s excessively creepy horndoggery when commenting upon the attractiveness of Katherine Webb, the girlfriend of Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron, during Monday’s broadcast of the BCS National Championship Game.

ESPN’s full statement on the awkward event, courtesy of the reporting by Sports Business Journal Media Reporter, John Ourand, via his Twitter account:

“We always try to capture interesting storylines and the relationship between an Auburn grad who is Miss Alabama and the current Alabama quarterback certainly met that test. However, we apologize that the commentary in this instance went too far and Brent understands that.”

I guess you could say that in an effort to provide interesting storylines, Brent Musburger went for “all the Tostitos,” came up empty and came off like a dirty old man. And if you somehow have missed it or just want to enjoy the awkwardness of it all once more, here you go:

Hoo boy. Methinks that will never get old.

ESPN: The Worldwide Leader in Pervs.

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102 Comments

  1. Ron King

    January 9, 2013 at 6:33 am

    Come on, we all were discussing the same thing when Brent said it! Y’all to senstive, what happen to freedom of speech! She was quite a looker -in fact she was a beauty queen. A SEC fan and christian from Georgia!, Censor lighten up, thats why we don’t like national bradcast stations, would prefer web cast- without all thos commericals!

    • Omar Moreno

      January 9, 2013 at 9:10 am

      So if he had used the N word during the telecast, you’d feel the same way?? Or if he said he wanted to bend her over and bang her, that would’ve been okay? It’s not about “freedom of speech” or censorship, you moron. It’s about civility and professionalism and what NOT to say when. This was not a group of guys in a bar having a conversation. It was a national broadcast. While I appreciate a beautiful woman as much as the next guy, I don’t say inappropriate things to them……..and especially not on a national telecast, one which I am getting paid major bucks to be a part of. ESPN should do much more than this. He tarnished their image and reputation. He should have his ass fired.

      • Jonesie

        January 9, 2013 at 9:15 am

        Nah. He said what we were all thinking. If we’ve gotten to the point where a man can’t point out to another (and let’s face it-very few women were watching) the natural beauty (he didn’t say sexy-that WOULD have been creepy) of a woman in the crowd, well, I’m done with this country. Omar, people like you seriously, SERIOUSLY need to lighten up. He wasn’t offending anyone. TMZ even asked the lady in question what she thought, and she said she’d tell Brent he didn’t creep her out. So chill, bro.

        • Omar Moreno

          January 9, 2013 at 9:25 am

          And, Jonesie, you are symptomatic with what is wrong in this country and why it is irreversibly circling the drain. You really have zero logical or reasoning skills. This was not two guys talking to each other, idiot. It was a national telecast with millions of people listening. What part of that do you not understand? This has NOTHING to do with sexism, so don’t try to use your typical liberal deflection, change the argument strategy. It has to do with what you do and don’t say on the air in public. And it was someone’s daughter being talked about! Maybe your job changing oil at Jiffy Lube doesn’t require civility and class when dealing with the public, but most positions do. There are many, many employers in this country that would be firing Musburger for what he said. Why? Because he reflected very poorly on them.

          • Mel

            January 9, 2013 at 10:38 am

            You are really too sensitive Mr. Moreno how can you talk about anyone when your comment is putting this guy down for having a job, respect the mans opinion and think about what and why he has the opinion he has.

            • Omar Morneno

              January 9, 2013 at 10:54 am

              Whah! Whah! Whah! Respect the man’s opinion? No. Not when it’s a stupid, and wrong, opinion. Why don’t you ask him to respect me by READING what I wrote and addressing what I wrote, instead of running off on ridiculous tangents to try to disprove my comments? Ya know, Michelle, like it or not, there are certain black and white issues in this world. There are rights and wrongs. Life is not one big gray area, as you libtards like to believe. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. But not every opinion is to be respected. Stupidity is not to be respected.

              • jeklv

                January 9, 2013 at 11:26 am

                Mr Morneno, correct me if I’m wrong, in your opinion Mr King is a moron, Jonesie is a idiot, and you attack Mel’s position because he/she is trying to point out there are other ways to handle your anger.

                I guess we all have to conform to your beliefs, and independent thought is no longer allowed. Did you graduate from Adolph Hitler High School? Your head is full of crossed wires, and blown circuits, and it’s pointless for anyone to argue with you, because you no everything. If you’re married, I really feel sorry for your wife.

                • Clambake

                  January 9, 2013 at 1:02 pm

                  I’m a white guy a proud white guy and if some moron is trying to tell me how to talk because it affects his then all I have to sa

                  • Clambake

                    January 9, 2013 at 1:05 pm

                    Grow a set of nuts

              • David

                January 9, 2013 at 4:52 pm

                Omar Moreno,

                You insult everyone in your path in your purported quest to do the right thing.

                One guy was called the epitome of what’s wrong with this country. Another response of yours derogatorily presumed someone worked at Jiffy Lube. And so on.

                Yeah, you’re the voice of right and wrong.

          • Joe Galvan-Kendall

            January 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm

            Moreno has %ock blocked alot during his worthless time here on earth.

      • Norm Miller

        January 9, 2013 at 9:23 am

        Are you kidding me? What in the hell did his comments have to do with racism? Way to go the “One-step further” route and take what he said and go the next yard with it. He didn’t use any derogatory word to describe her, nor did he say anything that wasn’t on the mind of most (not all) men looking at that same woman. She is beautiful. Regardless of what most people are saying I really don’t care about what he said nor do I consider myself to be desensitized by what is said because I’ve heard it for so long. Omar, you really need to take a deeper look inside and address the issues that are REALLY bothering you, saying that the man may have gone too far is one thing asking that he be fired is another all together.

        • skipjones

          January 9, 2013 at 9:36 am

          Exactly Norm, Omar’s comment is stupid…how does being racist even compare? What Musberger said was only a compliment. Unprofessional? Maybe, but that is it. It is up to ESPN if they want to fire him or not, but I don’t think his comments are going to have any impact on viewership.

          • skipjones

            January 9, 2013 at 9:38 am

            To be fair, Ron’s comment about “freedom of speech” was stupid too, last time I check Musberger was still free and didn’t have to post bail.

            • Clambake

              January 9, 2013 at 1:08 pm

              I think Omar is really a female

              • Robert

                January 9, 2013 at 1:40 pm

                An UGLY jealous one a that. Omar,”whah whah whah, how come no one tels me I’m beautiful.” My response,”Because your beauty is on the inside, ummmm then again maybe not!”

      • Michele S

        January 9, 2013 at 9:47 am

        Did anyone really think during the game that it was inappropriate? Many people are only commenting because they watched the video and everyone’s talking about it. We all have said something at some point that we thought later should not have been said but we move on. Let’s move on. I don’t believe for one second (when I heard it during the game) that he was implying he wanted to “bang her”

        • Omar Morneno

          January 9, 2013 at 9:52 am

          Add Michelle S to the list of people who will hear, “The sky is blue.”, and argue back, “The sky isn’t blue, because I ate Cheerios for breakfast this morning!”.

      • nayls

        January 9, 2013 at 10:09 am

        Jeez… he did nothing WRONG!! Fire him?? REALLY? He is one of the great sports talking heads.This is just stupid for you to say that. If he was not to say anything, then they should not have put a camera on her.

      • Patrick Jordan

        January 9, 2013 at 11:30 am

        Omar,
        I do respect your opinion but disagree with it. I like to think of myself as a good person and try to treat those around me, male or female, with respect in both words and actions. That is why I find no issues with Mr. Musbergers comments. My take away was one of admiration for beauty. The fact that a large portion of Ms. Webb’s life is devoted to her looks only validates the observation. At no time did he say anything derogatory or demeaning about her. Quite the contrary. His comment about getting out and learning to throw in the backyard so you might be able to date someone as lovely as Ms. Webb was warm praise. To equate Mr. Musburger’s comments to rascism is a bit extreme and totally out of line. In over 50 years of broadcasting, not once has anyone of race thought that he was a rascist. Has he changed his stripes this late in life? If you believe that ESPN is taking the appropriate actions and reprimanding him, then please ask yourself a question. Why did ESPN keep panning back to Ms. Webb after Mr. Musberger’s comments? So much for their clean image and reputation. As I recall, not to long ago, Steven Smith said, “N***** please!” on First Take. Near as I can tell, he is still on. Now that, whether from an Afro-American or a Caucasion, is rascist. I clearly see a double standard and don’t believe for one second that ESPN has any right to discipline Mr. Musberger. Regardless of the forum, the comments should be meant for what they truly are. Humorous and entertaining.

        • Omar Morneno

          January 9, 2013 at 11:39 am

          Patrick, kids should get out in the backyard and practice passing so that they can tag someone as lovely as her???

          It appears Patrick is one of those enlightened individuals that places a high importance on beauty over those silly, outdated qualities such as, oh, say, character, talent, intelligence, etc.

          Nice slam on all women who aren’t “lovely”, Patrick. And way to go encouraging all young men to strive to excel in life so that they can one day, hopefully, bag a beauty.

          Really Patrick, in all seriousness, think about what you just said.

          • Seriously Omar?

            January 9, 2013 at 12:41 pm

            You were just going off about how people should read your posts and address your points. You yourself just went on a huge tangent.

            You say some things are black and white, and no gray area. Really? Do you even understand what you are saying? Sure some things are black and white. If the speed limit is 60 and you are going 70, you are speeding. Its written law and is as simple as its true or false.

            But wheres the list of what is professional and appropriate to say whats on national tv? I understand that some people think that it is inappropriate, I’m on the fence myself about it. But do I think he should be fired for it? Not at all.

            “And, Jonesie, you are symptomatic with what is wrong in this country and why it is irreversibly circling the drain. You really have zero logical or reasoning skills. ”

            Really? Calling people morons and refusing to accept that there is any other view but yours is reasonable?

          • Patrick Jordan

            January 9, 2013 at 12:53 pm

            Mr. Morneno,

            You have mananged to attack everyone that has replied to your comments. I started off my reply with respect to your opinions. Yet, it seems that you have total disregard for mine or for that matter, others.
            To read into my comments that I have more regard for beauty than substance, is equal to you equating Mr. Musburger’s comments as rascist. I have neither slammed women for looks or intellegence. The implication that young men should strive to “bag” women is in your own terms and does not reflect my opinions whatsoever. Your attacks on others does not give you any credability in your beliefs. If anything, it sheds a light on the very narrow view you have.
            You also did not feel a need to talk about your original assertion that ESPN should fire Mr. Musberger and given the replies to all your post, I don’t believe you care.
            It is uncertain what your agenda is. Are you purposely trying to incite anger from all those around you? It is clear that you have the ability to see things in ways that are conveinent to you and dismiss any other opinions that are not your own.
            I carefully think out what I say and stand behind it.

      • James Flores

        January 9, 2013 at 12:55 pm

        You are completely ridiculous with your comments… What did he do that was so bad? He complimented an obvious beautiful woman and there was nothing unprofessional about it. ESPN should actually be ashamed of themselves for issuing an apology as they overreacted. This was not Joe Namath all tanked up on Monday Night Football.

      • Darrel

        January 9, 2013 at 1:26 pm

        That comparison could never qualify as being equal to a harmless praise of a pretty woman. Wow…this was blown out of proportion!

      • BR

        January 9, 2013 at 1:38 pm

        You kididng me!? This country has just become way too sensitve on just about any comment made in public. Much a do about a remark intended to be a compliment. Why can’t we just leave it at that? Good grief. BTW, I am with Brent on this one.

      • JK

        January 9, 2013 at 3:57 pm

        That might be the dumbest damn thing I have ever heard. The point is HE DIDN’T SAY ANY OF THOSE THINGS!! He didn’t use the “N” word or say that he wanted to bang her! Jesus, people get the GIANT CHIP off your shoulder and stop being so damn politically correct….Jeez!!!!!

      • jdavis

        January 9, 2013 at 7:13 pm

        shut-up ass hole

        • Omar Moreno

          January 9, 2013 at 7:16 pm

          Make me, you brain dead sheep.

    • carlos

      January 9, 2013 at 10:01 am

      so if he was rich like Hugh Hefner, Donald Trump it would not be creepy? Or younger (who is ESPN to decide?) . I think if he was openly gay ,they wouldn’t have said anything. ?Whats really creepy ,no class, is that AZ Cardinal tweeting her to meet for fried chicken.

    • Terrence Tutaj

      January 9, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      Even the young lady herself stated on NBC this morning that she didn’t think an apology was necessary. This is just a case of media networks trying to attack a rival. Doesn’t the news media have anything better to do than trying to create ‘sensational’ news stories, If the young woman didn’t think an apology was necessary, than no one else should either. People who do should try to ‘get a life’.

      • Clambake

        January 9, 2013 at 1:10 pm

        with national media today and not part of the s and like Congress we probably need to remove half the and like Congress we probably need to remove half the people there and start over

        • Digger

          January 23, 2013 at 11:59 pm

          What the F&^% did you say?

          I am sorry but this goes beyond illiteracy.

          At least form coherent statements.

  2. Cheryl Veldman

    January 9, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Granted it’s been many a long, long day since I turned any man’s head, but I am a female, so trust me when I say that yes, his comments were amusing and sort of creepy, but I don’t think they rose to the level of needing to issue a formal apology to everyone – maybe to the young woman herself and McCarron if they felt bothered by it. Honestly, if not for that distraction, how many of us would have turned that game off way before we did? It got to be the only thing my husband and I were really paying attention to: how many times would they cut away to her and what would he say when they did?

    • C C Ryder

      January 9, 2013 at 10:07 am

      I’m in the same age class as Musberger and I’ve got to say the comments made me uncomfortable. It was obvious at the time that there would be blowback. However, anyone who has been watching the guy for any length of time should not have been surprised at his creepy actions. He is, after all a creep.

  3. Richard Bainbridge

    January 9, 2013 at 8:27 am

    The comment was totaly uncalled for.

  4. Ron Kelley

    January 9, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Cmon ESPN, there is zero to apologize about. You need to stop giving these tight ass feminists the attention that they so desperately & jealously seek because no-one will ever recognize them in that kind of a light. The game that the incompetant NCAA gave us monumentally super sucked. If Brent’s comments & became the highlight of the night, that alone tells us how very bad the game was. If anything should be highlighted it’s the NCAA racketeers who are makiing mulit millions on the backs of unpaid student athletes. Instead, we’re wasting time over this kind of pettiness. This is typical of the feminists who consistently make every effort to draw attention to themselves. And, all your (ESPN) doing is encouraging them by giving them a heap more time than the nano second that it deserves. As a matter of fact, I’m also particpating by having wasted the time to tyoe this response. Let’s get over it 7 move on to something important – like stiopping the NCAA thievery.

    • Jeff Campbell

      January 9, 2013 at 8:58 am

      Well said. Nothing to add.

    • Jim Reilly

      January 9, 2013 at 11:33 am

      Nothing offensive at all. She is in fact beautiful and it was all in good fun regarding being a Qback. We all know they are the stars, especially an Alabama one (Joe Namath)

  5. Gary Higgins

    January 9, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Really, are you all kidding me? She is beautiful and he is a very talented QB. Why wouldn’t they be attacked to each other? She’s a beauty queen, he’s the Crimson Tide QB, and the circles that they travel in provided the opportunity to meet. The two of them are certainly capable of meeting other people, just as attractive, and talented. His current role as QB may or may not be enough to warrant a place in the NFL. Musburger was simply filling time and try to keep viewers watching a game that was had no appeal after it was obvious that the Irish were going to lose. People “mellow out” and quit believing that beautiful woman can have any man she chooses when it is true. Every time Jessica Simpson was in the stands in Dallas the director took every opportunity to cut to her.

  6. at1time

    January 9, 2013 at 8:53 am

    ESPN loves all the fanfare. Ms.Webb didn’t have a problem with the comments. The game was over,his comments created interest nationwide. Was anyone interested in the Auburn-Alabama connection between two?

  7. Glenn Pedigo

    January 9, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Brent did nothing wrong, he only made a comment about AJ’s girlfriend. I totally agree with what he said. If you want a good looking woman like that get a football and start practicing in the back yard with your dad. Seriously what is wrong with a little son and dad spending time together tossing the ole pigskin. If this is a problem then stop showing the people in the crowd.

  8. QT

    January 9, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Much more interesting is how all these football dudes are going ga-ga over such a ‘manly” looking gal. Analyze that!

  9. John Siebert

    January 9, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Are you kidding me? WTF

  10. Andrew

    January 9, 2013 at 9:09 am

    ABC ESPN put out a show called Good Christian Bitches and were fine with that, yet a Sportscaster calling a beauty queen good-looking requires an apology? We’re all getting messed up with this PC nonsense so much so that it’s now impossible to know what the line is anymore.

    • carlos

      January 9, 2013 at 10:07 am

      ESPN goes over board to be politically correct. . perhaps they are upset she stole the spot light from their side line reporter? Do you think they were hired for their reporting resume? Listening to their female on air announcers try and announce a male athletic event is like going to the dentist. I search to see if a radio has the play by play, and mute her.

  11. Rusty Inman

    January 9, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Though it is early in the year, we already have a candidate for the biggest media non-issue of the year. Brent Musburger’s attempt to liven up what was a dog of a national championship game was neither “creepy,” “inappropriate,” nor “awkward.” For one thing, his remarks primarily went to the old reality/joke—you decide which it is—that high school and/or college quarterbacks “always get the good-looking girls.” And, in relation to that, he came up with a great line about “boys needing to get out in the backyard and start tossing the ball around with Pops.” Tell me again what the problem is with that? For another thing, the very little time Musburger and Herbstreit spent talking about this young woman was spent talking in very general terms about the fact that she is attractive. Apparently that offends some, but one seriously doubts that it was offensive to her. This is a young woman who has spent a great deal of her life taking advantage of some rather advantageous, uh, DNA. Attention to her attractiveness is something she has actively sought for years and it has been a key that, thus far in her life, has opened more doors for her than any other of her personal qualities. One does not compete in beauty/talent competitions and one does not splay air-brushed glamour shots of one’s perfectly-tanned self half-dressed in “swim-suits” that reveal just about all of one’s physical assets that can be revealed without a warrant being issued in order to avoid attention. And there is nothing wrong with that. Just as there was nothing wrong with the benign commentary of Brent Musburger. She was not a “victim” and Musburger was not being “a dirty old man.” Indeed, the only criticism in the whole matter should be leveled at the hypocrisy of ESPN. I mean, when was the last time they put a talented but not necessarily “best-looking girl on the hall”—a non-Erin Andrews, in other words—in front of a camera on the sidelines during a college football game? And just how many times do the cameras need to cut to nubile little college cheerleaders—one notes that the cameras seldom focus on the male cheerleaders, so you can lose that “just catching the sights and sounds of a college gameday” argument—during the course of a three-hour broadcast? If Musburger is guilty of a sexist misdemeanor (and, he’s not) in this instance, then ESPN is guilty of multiple sexist felonies in innumerable instances. I mean, give me a friggin’ break. Move on.

    • Patrick Jordan

      January 9, 2013 at 11:42 am

      Couldn’t have said it better myself!

    • masterfundi

      January 9, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      Well said! This is the best response I’ve seen. ESPN should apologize to Brent Musberger for making a big deal out of this…

    • Digger

      January 24, 2013 at 12:11 am

      Thank you and others like you for commenting on this because if I had seen a bunch of outrage over this I would have completely lost all faith in our great country.

      The fact that ESP issued an apology does make me lose a little more faith in America than I otherwise would have.

  12. Adrian Perry

    January 9, 2013 at 9:22 am

    I don’t know about a 73 year old guy, but this 63 year old guy, might admire, but I would not drool over her.
    It is like a dog chasing a car. If he catches it, he can’t drive it, so why waste so much energy trying to catch it in the first place.

    • Robert

      January 9, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      LOL.. I don’t care who you are, but that is funny stuff.

  13. Otto deFay

    January 9, 2013 at 10:07 am

    As a 51 year old guy, I don’t think any of what Brent had to say was insulting. However, my personal tastes are more to AJ’s mom Dee Dee Bonner. She is HOT!

  14. Blech Droshek

    January 9, 2013 at 10:10 am

    So much manufactured controversy about nothing. I agree with Brent. She’s attractive. But I was enjoying more, the butt kicking the Crimson Tide gave to the hapless Fighting Irish. Too many overly sensitive people with nothing to do around here.

  15. Mar

    January 9, 2013 at 10:15 am

    I don’t believe Mr. Musburger said anything inappropriate. Come on people, he was enjoying the young beauty and most of us did too. Get off his back. He’s got it right.

    • Omar Morneno

      January 9, 2013 at 10:26 am

      Unbelievable the level of ignorance in America. Hey Mar, no one is arguing that she’s beautiful. No one is disagreeing with Musburger’s sentiments!!! Learn to read, will ya??? Geez! What people with class are arguing with is his PUBLIC voicing of this sentiment on national TV. She is beautiful. I said she was, when she was flashed on the screen. If I had been sitting IN PRIVATE with friends, I probably would’ve said the same thing Brent said. However, were I at, say, a party in public with people other than very close confidants, I would NEVER say anything close to what Brent said. It’s just not appropriate in a public forum, irrespective of whether what he said was truthful. Can you make an attempt to separate a truthful statement from an inappropriate truthful statement??

      • kriss

        January 9, 2013 at 4:04 pm

        I’m thinking maybe you need to watch the clip again? You really heard what we heard and think it’s inappropriate for tv? I listened 3 times, once was after hearing her own take on it on the Today show today. She’s right, he used completely appropriate language, “lovely, beautiful, gorgeous” not “hot, sexy, or bang” (ewwww) I am almost more concerned about your narrow and obstinate view on this. Do people in your life worry about your anger or argumentative nature? I would not dare try to change your mind or argue over who is right or wrong, but after reading your thread, it’s like we’re all looking at … one thing and you’re insisting it’s another. I would rather you get help. If a broadcaster on TV calls a person good-looking, on air, it’s not the “ignorance of America” showing when we don’t feel he should be fired for it. SO weird to me that you think the fact that he said it on air is your issue. I think it’s like we’re all saying “The sky is blue” because it is, and you’re saying, “The sky isn’t blue b/c I ate Cheerios for breakfast this morning, ‘libtards’ “

        • Omar Moreno

          January 9, 2013 at 4:08 pm

          Just as I will not attempt to persuade you to try to escape from your ignorance. Don’t you have some DVR’d episodes of The Real Housewives of the OC to catch up on?

          • kriss

            January 9, 2013 at 5:27 pm

            ok I think I am getting your sense of humor….and I like it. Not being sarcastic– your reply was funny and I appreciate it. I may think you’re weird, but I won’t worry anymore. Gotta go get my kids off the bus, catch up on the Bachelor, and play some Words With Friends now, don’t cha know!! Bye Omar!

  16. JCB

    January 9, 2013 at 10:29 am

    This man made a comment as if he was seeing his daugther and his grandaugther please well said .Give beauty where beauty is serve.
    Nothing wrong.
    If Notre Dame would have made the game more interesting maby the camara would had focus on the game not the beautifull girls

    • Omar Morneno

      January 9, 2013 at 10:31 am

      It was only a matter of time before some moron blamed this all on Notre Dame’s crappy performance. There truly is no hope for this country.

  17. frank williams

    January 9, 2013 at 10:53 am

    ESPN is pretty much 2 faced. Fired Rob Parker for comments unbecoming a professional, but Slezeburger gets a hall pass. Bret comment were directed not only to the lady, but women in general.

  18. Clifton A Turner Jr

    January 9, 2013 at 10:56 am

    NOTHING WRONG WITH WHAT HE SAID! It was in Good taste & HUMOROUS;)
    **I’M SURE Ms Webb nor ANY of her family, took offense to Brent’s statement!! …..Apology????!!!!!!????…..PLEEEEEZZZZZZZ……..

    • franklin ashley

      January 9, 2013 at 11:28 am

      Bigger issues no problem with comments, game was a blow-out, camera went to her multiple times so who is the director? If you want to keep some of your viewers you better do what Brent did, he saved your last minutes or we tune out…game over. No apology needed, thanks Brent

  19. mrtelco1948

    January 9, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Uh, better give the broadcast booth a good scrubbing (if you know what I mean).

  20. Jay Putt

    January 9, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Isn’t it time you replace Brent “Homer” Musburger. With Brent in big games everybody starts out with Brent praising both teams. LSU’s defense last year’s BCS game against Alabama, was the best defense in the nation, in fact, they are probably better than some NFL teams. Then Alabama began to run all over them and not one word was said about how good LSU’s defense was anymore. Now it was all Alabama this and Alabama that. Also, it is amazing from his seat he can always tell you what is being said on the sideline “He is telling his quarterback …” It is time for Brent to go.

    Jay Putt

  21. Judy Rae

    January 9, 2013 at 11:20 am

    I am a 69 yr old woman who could not believe that ESPN apologies for the comments made of Katherine Webb. You have to be kidding for what???? She is a very gorgious, attrative and beautiful woman.. She is a beauty queen, Ms. Alabama and during all of her competions I am sure that she has been described in many different discriptions. AJ McCarron the quarterback that nobody mentions if a very goodlooking man. I called him a hunk in my livingroom during that game. So I guess I am a dirty old woman. I just hope that these two can have a private life now and that this ESPN comments doesn’t taint their relationship. Apology really……..What about the cheerleader shots in college and the NFL. Give this whole outragious situation a break. So from a dirty old lady in ID he is still a hunk.

    • Omar Morneno

      January 9, 2013 at 11:31 am

      You called him a hunk in the privacy of your own freekin’ living room, NOT on national TV, you moron!!! Geez!!!! Is there no one with a brain left???

  22. BILL GRIFFITH

    January 9, 2013 at 11:44 am

    I found it a little creepy but only because it went on too long. I did not tune in to watch “Beauty Pageant Contestants in Stands”. If it began with “There’s McCarron’s girlfriend” and ended with “And my isn’t she gorgeous?” and now back to the game, that would have been fine. But the camera went back to her way too often. I personally hate sports broadcasts that dwell on non game topics.This usually happens when the event in question is a blow out and they need to keep the viewers interest. This crap started in the 1st quarter!!!!! This wasn’t some minor bowl game between 2 schools with .500 records. It’s the 1st quarter of the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!!! Believe me, there was plenty of interest still on the field. If it had happened at the end of the game (ie blow out) maybe okay for a little bit. THAT’S IT.

  23. ladyday

    January 9, 2013 at 11:47 am

    the only thing they shoudl apologize for is that sorry ass game. and she really wasn’t that pretty so he was being very nice.

  24. Art-39

    January 9, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Wow! I guess some people have never seen a woman who just takes your breath away. It hasn’t got anything to do with age. I’m older, and when Brent made his comment, I agree with him. She is a beautiful woman and she celebrates that beauty. So i guess when the Miss America pageant comes on TV older men have to turn it off or at the very least keep quiet? I would have loved it if people had made those comments about my wives. By the by, have you ever seen an unattractive beauty queen?

  25. Daniel J. Stewart

    January 9, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Folks:

    ESPN has gone kiss-ass!

    Sure the government now allows these TWITS to change their minds the next morning (i.e., to claim RAPE today, while last night was funsville)…but, come on: can’t we males even “notice” them anymore?

    Next, you’ll fire ALL the males, and allow the TWITS to rule…even on ESPN.
    Gents: you’re all nuts.

    Daniel J.

    • Clambake

      January 9, 2013 at 1:04 pm

      Actually Daniel I think nuts Are what everyone is missing

  26. Joe

    January 9, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    She said the apology wasn’t necessary and loved the comments he made. People need to lighten up. He paid her a compliment and she loved that he said it. Just let it go already.

  27. Bor

    January 9, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Enough already. Just let this non story die. More time has been spent on this than anything else in sports. I would say the NHL but they are soon to be down to 16 teams.

  28. lichief

    January 9, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Regardless whether this entire issue was appropriate or unappropriated, Ms Webb was introduced to millions of viewers in America, out of this, she could land a nice business contact.

    Just being pragmatic…

  29. Clambake

    January 9, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Someone help this country grow a pair

  30. Common Sense

    January 9, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Omar the moron,
    You seriously are the most pathetic douche I have ever had the misfortune of reading a comment from. Your inane attempt to sound intelligent while ranting like a little bitch exposes your drama queen nature.

    Who gives a flying fark if it was said in PUBLIC?! Guess what? It doesn’t matter one little hairy bit ya whining sack of sputum. There was zippo about what he said that was inappropriate for ANY forum – public, private, wherever. His comments were hysterical precisely because they were honest, completely non-creepy(don’t get the people saying that either) and he chose classy clean words.

    Change your diaper and get over yourself, ya bedwetter.

  31. Omar Moreno

    January 9, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Well, as it seems that 95% of the AmeriKKan public now believes that anything goes in public discourse, I’m rethinking my position. I think I will instead follow the herd at the next public party I go to. It will go something like this:

    Omar: Man, look at that chick over there. She is smokin’.

    Mr. Smith: Dude, that’s my wife.

    Omar: So? She’s still hot. And I love the way she’s showing so much cleavage in that dress. And what a sweet ass!

    Mr. Smith: Hey f&#ker! That’s my wife!

    Omar: So what? Who the f&#k are you?? This is a free country and there’s a First Amendment. I can say whatever the hell I want! Didn’t you learn anything from that whole Brent Musburger – Katherine Webb thing???? Geez, get your a$$ out of the 19th century! You have no right to try to censor me! Freedom of Speech shytheel!!!! Boo-Yah!!!

    • hookedonsports

      January 9, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      Totally bogus comparison because those were not the kind of remarks that were made by Musburger. If he had said those kind of things, he would have been fired and rightly so. Your argument is ridiculous and frankly offensive. You are defeating your own position with your inappropriate remarks. No one said anything goes.

  32. hookedonsports

    January 9, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    This is a non-story. I think ESPN should apologize to Brent Musburger. He did nothing wrong. This is all frankly ridiculous. I hear more inappropriate remarks on promos for tv shows and movies that air during ballgames. Why don’t they apologize for that?

    • Omar Moreno

      January 9, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      Maaaaaybe because those are actors in those promos and movies, who CHOSE to have those things said about them. Again, is it so difficult to recognize the difference between a movie with actors and a real live national broadcast where the announcer is subjecting an involuntary victim to inappropriate remarks? How do you think Brent Musburger or Kirk Herbstreit would react if someone found their wives or daughters in the crowd and said what Brent said?? Right, they would probably be threatening legal action against the network and announcer that did it……………….as would you.

      I challenge anyone who has said Musburger’s comments were appropriate, to post a photo of their wife or daughter in this comment section. Do it. Let’s see how you like what happens.

      • hookedonsports

        January 9, 2013 at 3:51 pm

        I have never seen such an over-reaction. Did you actually hear the comments? With regard to the promos from movies, etc. that are played during ballgames, I’m not worried about the actors reactions to what’s being said, I’m worried about the children who are hearing these comments, not to mention adults whose standards rise above the Kardashian mentality. I found nothing inappropriate about Brent Musburger’s comments. I would be shocked if this young woman was upset about Musburger’s comments. If she was, I would have no problem with the apology. If not, it’s a non-story.

  33. pkl lel

    January 9, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Only in the USA…..
    But moron like Omar could be everywhere tho

  34. Jennett Swan

    January 9, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    I’m a woman and I didn’t hear anything at all inappropriate; in fact, I thought Brent’s comments were very complimentary. The beauty queen girlfriend didn’t seem to take issue with it either. Let it go already, geez!

    • Omar Moreno

      January 9, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      Do you have a daughterJennett? If so, please post a photo of her in these comments.

      • hookedonsports

        January 9, 2013 at 4:30 pm

        No one is going to post a picture because there are too many idiots on the internet who delight in making offensive and inappropriate comments. That has nothing to do with this. The question is whether Musburgers remarks were inappropriate, not whether there are morons who made crude comments on the internet.

        • Omar Moreno

          January 9, 2013 at 4:34 pm

          I see. So Brent Musburger can say it, but others can’t. Or, is it that the only reason you think his comments weren’t inappropriate is because it’s not your daughter?…………………..and because it wasn’t your husband making the remarks.

          • hookedonsports

            January 9, 2013 at 5:21 pm

            I don’t know if your are being purposely obtuse or you really don’t get it. There was nothing wrong with Musburger’s remarks. If someone on the internet made those same remarks about a family member or if my theoretical husband/wife made those remarks about a young woman I would not be upset. The remarks were not offensive, no matter who made them or about whom they were made. When I said morons on the internet make crude comments, I was not referring to comments like those made by Musburger. I hope I made it clear this time.

  35. dezznutz1001

    January 9, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    OMar is such a douche bag, I wish I could meet this putz on the street

    • Omar Moreno

      January 9, 2013 at 5:30 pm

      I wish you could too.

      • Fred

        January 10, 2013 at 9:40 am

        Post a pic and place to meet Omar!

        • Neal Perry

          January 10, 2013 at 9:57 am

          This post needs to be closed. Man, I have never seen so many insults hurled back and forth on a blog, in quite a while. And over something so trivial as comments made from an announcer, during a football broadcast at that. Who really cares anyway. It didn’t in any way shape or form affect the outcome of the game, and that is the main reason he was in the broadcast booth. obviously if the young lady mentioned was not offended, and no harm was done. I might have not panned to her so much in the game, but then again, after seeing the way Notre Dame played, they had to show something or somebody, to keep the fans interest.
          For the most part, it appears civility has left the building. I can only imagine how caustic comments would be if real football was being discussed. Disagreements can be voiced without, leaving ones sanity and civility behind can’t it?

          • Fred

            January 11, 2013 at 1:39 pm

            You are right Neal, This Omar guy is obviouly out of touch. He is full of insults and name calling. I actually worked at Jiffy Lube in my late teens and never had anyone talk down to me. At least the people that work in these low paying jobs are indeed working and learning self reliance instead of entitlements.

  36. jeff mccullough

    January 9, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I agree with most of you. There was nothing inappropriate at all. Heck, it was the most interesting part of the whole game. This world is too daggone PC. I feel bad for Brent that he had to apologize.

    • George

      January 9, 2013 at 9:23 pm

      Agree. Nothing inappropriate at all. This is all BS !

  37. Coach Kevin Krueger @ Boston SupahFans

    January 9, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    C’mon, really? Lay off Musberger. What else was he supposed to say without much competition on field? The winning quarterback a newsworthy celebrity Ms. Alabama girlfriend that indeed gave her boyfriend a victory kiss- happens all the time in NASCAR and other sports. So Brent was a bit more awkward in delivery but he was going off the cuff while ESPN cameramen & producers kept feeding their sportscasters off-field looks at her. Do you all remember before the 90′s when cameramen specifically filmed attractive female fans in any and all stadiums nationwide. This situation may be humorous but some criticism is too PC.

  38. walt

    January 10, 2013 at 5:03 am

    Mar,go to sleep,get some sleep. While you’re dreaming maybe you will find some people that agree with your opinion. a complete asshole!Hopefully you meet someone in your dreams that gives you a reality check. That way when you wake up in the real world tomorrow,you will be enlightened by the experience—- and won’t sound like such an asshole.

  39. zach

    January 10, 2013 at 9:23 am

    C’mon, that chick is freaken HOT.
    He didn’t go all Joe Namath on her, he was just caught up in her beauty.
    A lot of people were.
    I’m an LSU fan, but I will say that I’m also an Alabama fan now.
    That girl made me forget my own name when I saw her, holy geez.

  40. Eric

    January 10, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Geez, Im a guy I wish some woman announcer was making comments about me like that. Cant you admire beauty anymore. If she doesn’t care why should anyone else. Why are we talking about this , I guess there is little going on in this world , for this to be a news story

  41. Jeff

    January 10, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    What’s to apologize for? He said what most men watching the game were thinking. The woman he said it about said she wasn’t offended. Get the F over it.

  42. George Bond

    January 11, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Let’s boycott ESPN. The game was BORING! Brent was harmless. Come on ESPN get a life!

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