BJ'S BLOG 01/10/13 "Brent Musburger's Compliments"
by BJ Shea,posted Jan 10 2013 8:56AM
Both yesterday and today we talked about something that ESPN play-by-play announcer Brent Musburger said that has been all over the news.
During the broadcast of the Alabama against Notre Dame game, Brent made comments about quarterback A J McCarron’s girlfriend Katherine Webb.
Here is the video:
When the camera was on the former Miss Alabama USA, Brent describes her as a “lovely lady” and “beautiful.” He also said, “You quarterbacks get all the good-looking women,” and “A J’s doing some things right. If you’re a youngster in Alabama, start getting the football out and throw it around the backyard with Pop.”
Many people were so upset by his comments, that the network has since issued an apology for Brent’s comments. Here is what ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said:
“We always try to capture interesting story lines 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.”
This is the difference between men and women. Yeah he was a little bit of a tool shed in the whole situation because he was drooling over a player’s girlfriend, but he did nothing wrong.
As a guy, I know that most guys were thinking what he was saying because Katherine is a beautiful woman.
What frustrates me is that now ESPN has to come out and apologize; they’re supposed to be a sports network! On average, men care about sports more than women but because there are some ladies watching, then they have to apologize.
He didn’t say anything inappropriate or crude, he was overly completing a woman, whose job by the way, is to be looked at as a beautiful woman!
She wasn’t even upset about it, in fact, she was appreciative! I was really happy to hear how Katherine handled the whole thing. She told The Associated Press: “It was kind of nice. I didn’t look at it as creepy at all. For a woman to be called beautiful, I don’t see how that’s an issue.”
Welcome to America, where the people with the lowest self esteem have the biggest voice! Nobody has a thick skin anymore! The funny thing is, a thick skin wasn’t even needed in this situation because nothing bad was said; this is how bad it is in this society.
I am so frustrated with that network because they have become so vaginized! It used to be a sports network that catered to men; if women want to watch then that’s totally fine, but they shouldn't march in and try to change what it's about because it's our guy thing.
There is no victim here, so stop apologizing and give me more highlights!