December 8, 2013
This post is courtesy of Cindy Boren and originally appeared in WashingtonPost.com.
ESPN has apologized for comments by veteran broadcaster Brent Musburger, who seemed to lose the thread of the BCS championship game when confronted with the loveliness of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend Monday .
With ‘Bama quickly asserting itself against Notre Dame, Musburger noted Katherine Webb, a former Miss Alabama, in the stands.
“You quarterbacks, you get all the good looking women,” Musburger, 73, said. “What a beautiful woman.”
“Wow!” his partner, Kirk Herbstreit, said.
“Whoa!” Musburger added.
“A.J’.s doing some things right down in Tuscaloosa,” Herbstreit said.
“If you’re a youngster in Alabama, start getting the football out and throw it around the backyard with pop,” Musburger said.
As the game progressed, the camera continued to find Webb, as did thousands, including Darnell Dockett, on Twitter.
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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