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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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KEYWORDS: chat; collegefootball; espn; football; musburger; ncaa; sportschat
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To: Nervous Tick

Sure, it’s permissible, but in this particular instance, I just felt sorry for the girl. It came across as creepy to me.

I’m an avid college football fan, so I’m quite used to Musburger. I’m not sure what it was, but THIS time I was uncomfortable when Musburger spoke about the girl’s appearance. It reminded me of creepy Chris Matthews (in a weird sort of way) with his fascination for Obama.

I don’t think I’m usually offended when men notice pretty women. My husband has eyes, and I don’t mind him admiring beautiful women most of the time.

Musburger was different this time...at least it came across that way to me. Sorry if I disagree with others here. It’s not earth-shattering news. Any chance we can agree to hold different opinions on this instance?


61 posted on 01/08/2013 8:39:13 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: FamiliarFace

Do you remember this from Musberger about “aging hippies”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCB0j79B7jw


62 posted on 01/08/2013 8:41:03 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: FamiliarFace

>> [Musburger] reminded me of creepy Chris Matthews (in a weird sort of way) with his fascination for Obama.

Naw. You’ve GOT to be kidding me. That’s lame beyond belief.


63 posted on 01/08/2013 9:06:03 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

at 73 he’s still 100% on target with that assessment

AND he’s proving motivation for millions of boys around the nation... and quite possibly setting into motion the drive needed to bring this country back from the brink

he’s a freaking hero!

;)


64 posted on 01/08/2013 9:12:36 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: SeaHawkFan

65 posted on 01/08/2013 9:15:59 PM PST by Bratch
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To: ConservativeStatement
heteronormative

97% of the population is heterosexual, but acting as such is to be shunned?

-PJ

66 posted on 01/08/2013 9:17:33 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: ConservativeStatement; All
Gotta love the double standards.

Not a peep about Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper on live TV and the faux-oral sex.

67 posted on 01/08/2013 9:29:54 PM PST by QT3.14 ( USA: Likely only country in world history to adopt policies and laws that ensure self-destruction)
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To: ConservativeStatement; All
Gotta love the double standards.

Not a peep about Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper on live TV and the faux-oral sex.

68 posted on 01/08/2013 9:30:07 PM PST by QT3.14 ( USA: Likely only country in world history to adopt policies and laws that ensure self-destruction)
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To: Beelzebubba

Wasn’t that woman in “The Killing Fields”?


69 posted on 01/08/2013 9:57:19 PM PST by ProfoundMan (Time to finish the Reagan Revolution!)
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To: Pollster1

Thank you, sir. I owe you one. ;-)


70 posted on 01/08/2013 10:12:16 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I don’t know who that young woman is, but it is a shame she lost her skirt.


71 posted on 01/08/2013 11:05:35 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
What Mussburger said seemed very normal to me and very obvious to anyone with normal eyesight who was watching the game.

Shows you how far out of whack "politically correct" has gotten.

I guess being beautiful and being singled out for it is UNACCEPTABLE to the "dim-bulbs" of America.

72 posted on 01/08/2013 11:11:22 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: ConservativeStatement

The best line I heard was that she was on camera longer than the Notre Dame offense.


73 posted on 01/08/2013 11:16:02 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: 50mm; 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!
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Beards of a feather flock together?

A Beard in the hand is worth 2 in the bush?


74 posted on 01/08/2013 11:25:02 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: ConservativeStatement

There’s nothing more dangerous to your career in this speech-controlled society than to tell the truth.


75 posted on 01/09/2013 12:14:26 AM PST by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Mary Pilon isn't so bad herself. Although, I suspect that, to attain her, it's not necessary to get the football out and throw it around the backyard with Pop.

76 posted on 01/09/2013 12:39:55 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: DManA

LOL! Funny coming from a guy:)

Actually sometimes it’s not cattiness that causes women to be critical of one another. I don’t really know what you’d call it but we do the same to ourselves when we look in the mirror.


77 posted on 01/09/2013 1:55:44 AM PST by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: Beelzebubba

Is this the original Boy Named Sue??

Talk about butt ugly! Excuse me while I go puke up my breakfast.


78 posted on 01/09/2013 3:27:58 AM PST by Jack023
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To: kelly4c

I wouldn’t assume the poster was a woman. We men have some ambiguous feeling about fake boobs ya know. We all appreciate the effort and the effect but no one, man or woman, enjoys being fooled.

As for split ends, that comes from watching 50 years of shampoo commercials.


79 posted on 01/09/2013 5:57:33 AM PST by DManA
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To: FamiliarFace

Commies have to feign outrage over anything a White male says they consider offensive. Football is one of their hates. Why isn’t she offended by SoddomWood?

Pray for America


80 posted on 01/09/2013 6:00:56 AM PST by bray (Welcome to Obamaville)
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