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Musburger Criticized for Remarks About Starís Girlfriend During Title Game
New York Times ^ | January 8, 2013 | MARY PILON

Posted on 01/08/2013 7:04:40 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

On Tuesday morning, commentary on the broadcast of the Bowl Championship Series national title game between Alabama and Notre Dame included words like “creepy,” “awkward,” “uncomfortable” and “heteronormative.”

The subject was not Alabama’s 42-14 victory, but comments made during the game by the ESPN play-by-play announcer Brent Musburger regarding the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A J McCarron. In the first quarter, ESPN showed McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb, who was sitting near his parents. Musburger called the 23-year-old Webb, a former Miss Alabama, a “lovely lady” and “beautiful,” and said to his broadcast partner, Kirk Herbstreit, a former quarterback at Ohio State, “You quarterbacks get all the good-looking women.”

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In the eyes of some, this will be worse than when Dana Jacobson cursed Jesus.

And why in the intro did the narrator have to say Miami was a city where Democrats and Republicans, straight and gays, among others, relocate. What does that have to do with football?

1 posted on 01/08/2013 7:04:50 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Am I missing something? That’s all he said? I glimpsed a headline about this on some other news source and I thought he must have said something really filthy or insulting.

What in the heck is the matter with people. This is just unbelievable.


2 posted on 01/08/2013 7:10:11 PM PST by livius
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To: ConservativeStatement

Musberger sounded ok to me. Let him have some fun.


3 posted on 01/08/2013 7:10:51 PM PST by Thebaddog (Obama won, we are so screwed.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The chattering class NUST have something to chatter (or cluck) about. Otherwise they would die.

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4 posted on 01/08/2013 7:12:40 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Thebaddog

It was uncomfortable and embarrassing to watch.


5 posted on 01/08/2013 7:12:40 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Your tattoo looks stupid.)
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To: clintonh8r

....or MUST!


6 posted on 01/08/2013 7:14:23 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: ConservativeStatement
“It’s extraordinarily inappropriate to focus on an individual’s looks,” said Sue Carter, a professor of journalism at Michigan State.


7 posted on 01/08/2013 7:14:47 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Hold My Beer and Watch This!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
MARY PILON

Why would you have a girl write a column about a football game? Why?

8 posted on 01/08/2013 7:15:02 PM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: livius
What did Musburger say that isn't true?

Heck it's true for QBs from high school on.

The starting QB always gets the chicks.

9 posted on 01/08/2013 7:15:35 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: Tea Party Terrorist
I understand that sentiment. Yet why is it allowed for a woman to slap a man across the face to sell a car (Fiat) in a current TV advertisement? Imagine if an ad was produced today where a man struck a woman? It would never see the light of day, nor should it but where is the outcry?
10 posted on 01/08/2013 7:17:11 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

ucomfortable and embarrassing...That was the game.


11 posted on 01/08/2013 7:17:16 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Katherine Webb deserved her position as Miss Alabama, and she is a lovely lady - quite beautiful although not my style. Quarterbacks do not get all the good-looking women, but this quarterback got one of them. Why the fuss over a truthful observation? Evidence:


12 posted on 01/08/2013 7:18:25 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Pollster1
And whatever happened to Sela Ward? /sarc.


13 posted on 01/08/2013 7:20:58 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well, the typical big media figure wouldn’t say something like this for fear his boyfriend would be hurt!

A normal guy would have to make some comment though. That’s one pretty young thing.


14 posted on 01/08/2013 7:23:13 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Beelzebubba

Its extraordinarily inappropriate except in the justice system. GUILTY!!!


15 posted on 01/08/2013 7:23:34 PM PST by dinoparty
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To: Pollster1

Thanks for posting. I’m just here for the pic. Nice.


16 posted on 01/08/2013 7:24:00 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Beelzebubba

Wonder what she said of Kathy(nasty mouth)Griffin smacking on Anderson Coopers crotch???


17 posted on 01/08/2013 7:24:20 PM PST by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
BFD. She's a hot babe and he made note of that fact.

Just consider how many times the cameras focus in on the cheerleaders during a football game. Is that so we can appreciate the wonderful uniforms they get to wear?

18 posted on 01/08/2013 7:26:16 PM PST by Robwin
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To: ConservativeStatement

I think if anyone is criticized it should be the director who kept the camera on her for about (it seemed) 10 minutes.

What was he supposed to say? Come on, get the camera off that dumb ol girl.


19 posted on 01/08/2013 7:26:51 PM PST by DManA
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To: ConservativeStatement
BFD. She's a hot babe and he made note of that fact.

Just consider how many times the cameras focus in on the cheerleaders during a football game. Is that so we can appreciate the wonderful uniforms they get to wear?

20 posted on 01/08/2013 7:27:15 PM PST by Robwin
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To: Robwin

2x post? Blame the system, not me.


21 posted on 01/08/2013 7:28:38 PM PST by Robwin
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To: ConservativeStatement

Some people just can’t handle another person getting the attention they secretly covet for themselves.


22 posted on 01/08/2013 7:29:31 PM PST by skeeter
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To: peteyd
Wonder what she said of Kathy(nasty mouth)Griffin smacking on Anderson Coopers crotch???

From her looks in the picture she probably said, "Forget Twinkletoes Anderson and come do me!"

23 posted on 01/08/2013 7:31:04 PM PST by 50mm (Trust nobody and you'll never be disappointed.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
When I heard Brent say that, I didn’t think it was inappriate at all. For Heavens sake, if we think we need to censor things like that at a football game, why even air football games at all? You hear far worse things just on commercials.
24 posted on 01/08/2013 7:31:39 PM PST by mtg
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To: livius

I think the game had become so boring he was trying to think of something to say! I didn’t think anything about it when he said it.


25 posted on 01/08/2013 7:32:26 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

She’s still smokin’ hot.


26 posted on 01/08/2013 7:32:26 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! [You can vote Democrat when you're dead]...)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Geez, then keep Bill Clinton from running the camera, zooming in on the dames. Brent didnt say anything non-metrosexuals weren’t already thinking.


27 posted on 01/08/2013 7:33:03 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: livius

He was only channeling my thoughts.

Sorry Brent, didn’t realize my power extended to Miami...


28 posted on 01/08/2013 7:33:57 PM PST by onona (KCCO)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

That’s how i felt when he spoke about her looks. He may not have meant it to come off the way it did, but I was very uncomfortable with it, and all I could think of was that I was glad that the young lady didn’t have to hear him say it...at least not live. She is beautiful, but I’d be surprised if beauty is her only redeeming quality.


29 posted on 01/08/2013 7:34:15 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: Pollster1

No doubt a gorgeous woman. Wonderful eyes.

But with out those plastic grapefruits on her chest, would she have had a chance in the Miss Alabama pagent.


30 posted on 01/08/2013 7:36:31 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire)
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To: mtg

Watch 2 1/2 minutes of 2 1/2 men and it makes Musburger seem like a Puritan.


31 posted on 01/08/2013 7:36:59 PM PST by DManA
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

. . as uncomfortable as Kathy What’shername doing a naughty to that guy on tv?


32 posted on 01/08/2013 7:37:06 PM PST by Twinkie (The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein. Ps. 24:1)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Musburger Criticized for Remarks About Star’s Girlfriend During Title Game

Is it now politically incorrect to state that a person is attractive? What the hell is wrong with that? She was Miss Alabama, winner of a beauty contest.

33 posted on 01/08/2013 7:37:17 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: ConservativeStatement

A gorgeous woman too. Reminds me of a modern day Eva Gardner


34 posted on 01/08/2013 7:38:01 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire)
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To: llevrok

Mee Oww. I saw some split ends too.


35 posted on 01/08/2013 7:38:05 PM PST by DManA
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To: SamuraiScot
Why would you have a girl write a column about a football game? Why?

Does she know the difference between a touchdown and a touch back?

36 posted on 01/08/2013 7:41:23 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Is that the CSI NY chick?


37 posted on 01/08/2013 7:44:03 PM PST by EEGator
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To: ConservativeStatement

LOL! Probably married some auto mechanic and had six kids, fat, moles everywhere.


38 posted on 01/08/2013 7:45:05 PM PST by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: DManA

The game was over by that point. It was a welcome addition to the coverage.


39 posted on 01/08/2013 7:45:56 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Beelzebubba
One word.

Icky.

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40 posted on 01/08/2013 7:45:56 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: skeeter
Some people just can’t handle another person getting the attention they secretly covet for themselves.

I believe you hit the nail on the head. The first thought that came to my mind when she appeared on screen was, 'wow, is she ever an attractive young lady'. I didn't see her chest either.

41 posted on 01/08/2013 7:46:31 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: EEGator
I checked since I don't watch too many current TV shows. Yes, she is on that show. She was on an episode of Frasier that was very funny.
42 posted on 01/08/2013 7:46:40 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: Beelzebubba
“It’s extraordinarily inappropriate to focus on an individual’s looks,” said Sue Carter, a professor of journalism at Michigan State.

Well Sue Carter, that's cause you're butt ass ugly and look like a bull dyke to boot. You're jealous cause all the guys barf when they look at you! Get over it. Musberger complimented a beautiful young lady, or is that now considered to be a liberal hate crime?

43 posted on 01/08/2013 7:50:33 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: ConservativeStatement

I clicked the link and this turned out NOT to be a satire piece.

Beam me up.
Just freaking
beam
me
up.


44 posted on 01/08/2013 7:51:18 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Pollster1

Wow! Katherine Webb IS beautiful! Way to go AJ McCarren!


45 posted on 01/08/2013 7:52:32 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: FamiliarFace

>> She is beautiful, but I’d be surprised if beauty is her only redeeming quality.

I would too.

On the other hand, the teevee camera doesn’t image intelligence waves, or character waves, or personality waves, or any other kind of waves besides light waves.

So Musberger was kind of limited to commenting on what he actually *saw*.

Please tell me: is it permissible to comment on one value without also mentioning all other possible values? Or no?


46 posted on 01/08/2013 7:53:00 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: ConservativeStatement


CSI NY
47 posted on 01/08/2013 7:54:04 PM PST by caveat emptor (!)
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To: Beelzebubba

All she has ever known is men averting their eyes from her, so what she said makes a lot of sense. A tad myopic, but certainly understandable.


48 posted on 01/08/2013 7:54:18 PM PST by pilipo (GOP=Gutless Old Party)
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To: Pollster1

Thanks. Musberger sounded a bit over the top, but I guarantee she is the only beauty queen who is getting calls for interviews. She didn’t mind one bit. $$$$$$$$


49 posted on 01/08/2013 7:56:10 PM PST by JohnD9207 (Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
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To: rcrngroup
Jimmy Kimmel wears such bland clothes. And Erin Andrews' attire should not be noticed. Or else!


50 posted on 01/08/2013 7:59:26 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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