ESPN Apologizes for Brent Musburger’s Comments About Miss Alabama

Last night at the BCS championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame veteran announcer Brent Musbarger was very impressed with Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron’s girlfriend Katherine Webb, a statuesque Auburn alum and Miss Alabama.

“You quarterbacks, you get all the good looking women. What a beautiful woman… Whoa!”

The video went viral.

This afternoon ESPN apologized for the outburst.

On Tuesday, ESPN responded to the commentary:

“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.”

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  • anti-bho

    Have to agree with Musberger, though.

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  • Sasja

    Men are not allowed to comment on the beauty of a woman anymore because her ugly feminist stepsisters get jealous and those hags have worked very hard over the years to shut men up.

  • Joe Blow

    #4 you are exactly right.

  • Mad Hatter

    I’m still trying to figure out what Brent said that warranted an apology.

  • Has CNN apologized for Kathy Griffin giving Andy Cooper a kiss in the crotch while on the air?
    (I bet he closed his eyes and fantasized that it was Chrissy Matthews)

  • Mad Hatter

    Buy the way, she is a beauty.

  • Mad Hatter

    By* oops

  • imagine complementing someone, what a horrible thing to do.

  • Winston Wolfe

    I was listening at the time – and while I agreed with Brent – it was inappropriate.

    I cringed when he was saying it.

  • Sasja

    Inappropriate in this day and age thanks to the neutering of our male population by the skanks on the left. Why, when I was a young lass, not hearing a few whistles from the boys would have been troubling.

  • JDR-Taq

    Sasja @ #4 wins the thread.

    😀

  • Sasja

    Thanks JDR. Now, this is what the boys should be doing. Admiring the scenery.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlbGQ0xKZbY

  • cavt

    Political correctness run amok. Is what he said truthful? Did he hurt or insult anyone he was talking about? Did he use any vulgar terms? Come on for crying out loud—-
    With the MSM and leftist, people are going to be afraid to say anything for fear of hurting feelings. This is the world you want to live in??

  • paul52

    Remember it’s Brent Mushburger. Probably hasn’t had any action since the Reagan adminstration. But she is screaming hot!

  • Joe Biden

    She could sit on my face!!!

  • John03

    Well he had to talk about something. The game was a total bust!

  • Patty

    I don’t believe an apology was necessary and women wish they looked like her. Seriously, there are times when an apology is warranted but this isn’t one of those time. And Miss Alabama was good with it, she was flattered by his comments.

    What have we become where apologies to other nations doesn’t get this much attention.

    Apologies must be sincere and from the heart. You can tell when someone is forced or when it is a good thing and time.

    I suppose that Sports networks are so in fear of being sued and that is another much to often done these days. Suing for everything and apologies that are so insincere.

    In Mr. Musburgers heart he probably was just expressing his thoughts but really was he hurting anyone. Fear of a lawsuit. What times we live in when you can’t say what you feel and mean what you say without others jumping down your throat.

  • Roux
  • Ray

    Pretty ridiculous really. He may have carried it on a little too far,but really what did he do that was so bad? I am waiting for the day when they point out in the stands the boyfriend of the quarterback. Probably won’t happen in the SEC. More likely at a Big 10 or Pac 12 school.

  • Patty

    #21 January 8, 2013 at 6:54 pm
    Ray commented:
    Good one! 😆

  • shadow

    I’m still trying to figure out what Brent said that warranted an apology.

    While there may have been a scosche too much testosterone in his comment, I too, don’t see where it was in need of an apology. If one enters a beauty contest, why would it be insulting to identify that person as beautiful? Especially if she wins

  • The fact is she IS pretty and so is his mother. How disturbing that it is considered offensive to say so. We know society is in trouble when an apology is required for complimenting a woman’s beauty but it’s okay for liberal so-called “comedians” to refer to women as stupid, bi*ches, wh*res, and c*nts. It’s downright shameful that no apology is required for those vial comments. As a woman I would be flattered to be told I am a pretty and I take no offense at hearing a man state he thinks another women is pretty. God help us if we are no forbidden to compliment someone.

  • Steve

    We have highlights of the BCS Championship game posted now on CC…

    http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

  • Pink Tie Republican

    Sorry, folks, but she is not that hot. Somewhat coarse, I would say. Brent has no taste in women.

  • shadow

    More likely at a Big 10 or Pac 12 school.

    Didn’t Troy Aikman start out in the Big Eight?

  • Flintstone F.

    It’s a little creepy that he took it to the “whoa” level being old enough to be her grandfather. I think Brent had a couple drinks.

    A lot of Jaclyn Smith and a little Jessica Biel.

  • Patty

    Limbaugh: Why are Kathy Griffin’s antics OK, but Musburger’s remarks not? [AUDIO]

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/08/limbaugh-why-are-kathy-griffins-antics-ok-but-musburgers-remarks-not-audio/#ixzz2HR9koogj

  • Patty

    And another article that is a bit OT but a bit of a coalition with above subject. NEED TO KNOW JUST HOW MUCH OBAMA IS THE WAR. A MADE UP ONE.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Carney: Affirmative Action is for Little People, Not Obama

    The White House is apparently letting its Binders Full of Women gather dust as it searches for candidates to full President Obama’s top jobs.

    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today paid lip service to the notion of diversity in the highest echelons of Obamadom, and then scoffed that the president would simply choose the best people for the job.

    The President values diversity, believes it’s important because it enhances the quality of the pool of potential nominees for positions across the administration. He believes that by looking broadly for candidates for offices that he ups the chances that he’ll find the very best person for the job . . . And he thinks that diversity enhances the process itself, the policy process, because it sort of increases the likelihood of a broader discussion potentially.

    But the goal in the end is to find the very best individuals for these specific positions.

    Wow. Sounds almost like President Obama suddenly is taking a turn to the right and embracing the concept of a merit-based society. Which would be fine, except that the Obama 2012 reelection outfit made the GOP War on Women a cornerstone of its campaign and led the guffaws when Mitt Romney said he was once searching for prospective female employees in “binders full of women.”

    The Obama White House, which every reporter knows has always been a towel-whipping, foul-mouthed boys clubhouse, has remarkably few women in positions of real power, as I’ve noted. Now that Hillary’s out and Kerry’s in, and White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew looks like he’s the next act at Treasury, the top Cabinet posts are all reserved for the boys.

    And for a president who hangs out with the guys not just at work but at play, that may be just how he likes it.

    http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2013/01/08/carney-affirmative-action-people-obama/

    And he won using women.

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  • Reynolds

    C’mon. What in the world did he say wrong ? Or impolite ? Or off color ? ESPN can apologize all it wants; corporations are neuter anywyay. I’ll lose all respect for Brent M if he apologizes.
    Ditto to #4.

  • ALL_IS_LOST

    It is a sin for a man being a man unless he wants another man I guess.

    And she is not my type.

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  • Ray

    27-yeah Oklahoma. Surprisingly he didn’t want to run Barry Switzer’s wishbone. Transferred to UCLA. Must have liked their colors.

  • Sandy

    Apologies from ESPN because Brent Musberger calls a woman beautiful? We’ve come a long way when the only women allowed to be shown admiration are uglies like Elena Kagan and Sonja Sodameyer. Beauty pagaents are probably on the Govt’s hit list. Its not fair donchaknow that some women are beautiful while others are not. Therefore its time for combat boots and burkas for us all.

  • #4sasha… the reason femminists don’t like men is because most of them are lesbians and view men as the competition.

    by the way what ever happened to that free speech thing.

  • Steve

    It was a cisgendered, heteronormative comment, so liberals are prancing around, limp wrists everywhere, throwing a massive hissy fit. Had it been a gay announcer commenting on a gay player’s boyfriend, the liberals would be praising it as a proud moment for diversity, and anyone offended by the comments would be a homophobic bigot.

  • FMB42

    I don’t think Brent said anything that was way over the top. Besides, the Miss Alabama pageant is judged partly on the beauty of the contestants (otherwise, it would not have a “bikini contest”).

    The odd thing is that little or nothing negative would have been voiced against VP Joe Biden if he had said the same, or worse, about the current Miss Alabama.

    Sadly, the nonsense drummed up over this non-issue will probably force Brent into retirement.

  • Militant Conservative

    Gee, stating the obvious is now in danger. PC has gone over the edge.

    Yes she is beautiful and desireable. Most young people are.

    What a joke, worse than the game.

  • sam

    Making a comment that Miss Alabama is “beautiful”: UNACCEPTABLE

    Making a comment that the hag Nancy Pelosi is “beautiful”: PRAISEWORTHY

  • kaitlin22

    @#4
    NO! It’s because we don’t want men old enough to be our fathers and grandfathers making it clear they find us sexually desirable. No young woman wants to be told she’s desirable by some old coot.

  • Campfollower

    I’m a mom of two college girls (both who know these kids, A.J. and his girlfriend of three whole weeks). I was reading GP when Brent made his inappropriate HORN DOG comments. I absolutely looked up from my reading….it was CREEPY.

    If he’d stopped after the first “whoa” it would’ve been ok, but to go on and on in that tone of voice caused me and others (including my HORN DOG Marine husband) to feel it was an inappropriate detour from Brent’s professional responsibilities.

    It’s not a sports commentator’s job to comment on atheletes’ personal lives, and especially NOT college kids who might or might not be over the age of 21.

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  • mike smith

    Find the remarks by Brent to be innocent and plainly accurate and was meant to be a compliment. However, when we can honestly compliment someone, the better way is to recongnize character and service as that is something we all have to work to get, good looks are in the DNA.

  • Lori Nunnink

    A long time ago I decided that I would consciously and deliberately give a compliment to at least one stranger every day. Sometimes it’s a simple, “If I ever own a restaurant, will you come work for me? You’re are on the ball” to a waitress, or “I so much appreciate you taking so much time to help me” to an extra-helpful store clerk, or “Your humility is such a Godly example to the rest of us” to someone who authentically gives Christ the glory for his success. “You are so beautiful” goes a long way, too.

    When I say that to someone, as I often do, it isn’t always their outer beauty to which I am referring. One day my husband and I were at a restaurant. The little gal waiting on us was exceptionally pleasant and cheery; her outward beauty significantly paled in comparrison. When I told her what a beautiful gal she was, she, literally, appeared more beautiful. Though I was initailly referring to her beautiful temperment, I’m guessing she didn’t often hear the words, “you’re beautiful,’ and the simple gesture gave her an even spunkier jump in her step. The remainder of the meal, the smile never left her face, she raised her head a bit higher, and the confidnece in her voice permeated the room.

    Simple, authentic words of admiration can make someones day, heck, make their year! Listening to Musburger’s compliment of Ms. Webb, it is clear he truly appreciated the beauty she possesses and was well-meaning. It’s a shame that a simple and kind acknowledgement of someones appearance becomes so skewed in todays societal mindset. If Musburger’s greatest crime during his life here on earth was to compliment a woman’s beauty, then I’m certain when he faces Christ for the first time, God will be saying to him, “you did well”.