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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: 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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To: ConservativeStatement
current TV shows

You won't be seeing many women's faces on Current TV anymore.

51 posted on 01/08/2013 8:04:37 PM PST by DManA
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To: ConservativeStatement

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

heh...

On a lighter note, while we’re on the subject of chic... er, sorry, *ladies* and the championship game: here’s an amusing piece regarding the allegience of nuns — ALABAMA nuns, that is...

http://www.waaytv.com/news/local/cullman-nuns-joke-that-god-favors-alabama/article_f32956e0-58f6-11e2-a1a6-001a4bcf6878.html


52 posted on 01/08/2013 8:04:37 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Okay, I get it, it is "creepy" and "awkward" for a an older man to notice that a younger woman is attractive.

Now, celebrities and such can look and comment on women in the most knowing way because they are also young or famous. For instance Hugh Hefner at eighty some is fine with marrying a girl young enough to be his great granddaughter.

At one time it was taboo for children to be aware of the opposite sex. Now it is reversed and only certain people are allowed to notice a pretty girl otherwise everybody gets "uncomfortable".

53 posted on 01/08/2013 8:06:19 PM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: Nervous Tick
How far we have come since the “Catholics vs. Convicts” days of Notre Dame vs. U. Miami.
54 posted on 01/08/2013 8:09:34 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I heard that comment in full. He may have been bit effusive, but who cares. All that time when there is no action on the field has to be filled somehow.


55 posted on 01/08/2013 8:12:42 PM PST by Hawk1976 (It is better to die in on your feet than it is to live as on your knees.)
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To: Beelzebubba
So predictable. Along with this representative of the "perpetually angry and aggrieved womyn," the metrosexuals and homosexuals also took offense with what Musberger said.

The game was over at half time. To keep the audience, maybe they should have continued scanning the stands for other good looking women.

Let's face it, the majority of college football fans are normal men who enjoy looking at beautiful women.

56 posted on 01/08/2013 8:13:32 PM PST by 50mm (Trust nobody and you'll never be disappointed.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
“heteronormative”

This word sounds shockingly intolerant for the champions of tolerance. This guy had the audacity to assume heterosexuality was a normal option? How dare he! If the rump-wranglers demand we view their preference as normal, why doesn't the, uh, fabulous pump, fit the other foot as well? [facepalm]

57 posted on 01/08/2013 8:17:08 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Had to look up this “big” word from the article:

“Heteronormativity is the body of lifestyle norms that hold that people fall into distinct and complementary genders (man and woman) with natural roles in life.”

Wow I guess the broadcast WAS really offensive!

(In all fairness it was a bit creepy coming from Musberger. The gal could have been his granddaughter)


58 posted on 01/08/2013 8:24:23 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Witty saying goes here...)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Do a Google search for an image of McCarron’s mom. She’s hot; too.


59 posted on 01/08/2013 8:27:30 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan

Mzzz Carter just put you on double secret probation. :-)


60 posted on 01/08/2013 8:36:47 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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