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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  • 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

  • http://HTML Annie J

    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…

  • 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

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  • 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.

    And he won using women.

  • Ghost
  • 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.


    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.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    #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.