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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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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: chat; collegefootball; espn; football; musburger; ncaa; sportschat
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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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