Last night’s BCS National Championship game was a bit of a snoozer so ESPN had to come up with another focus point to keep viewers interested so they would not change the channel. One of the ways that the mothership did that was to continue to show Alabama’s quarterback AJ McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb, in the stands sitting with his family.
Social media was set on fire when they showed Webb and her number of Twitter followers exploded from the meager 500 it was at pregame to over 100K by the time the game ended. The social media world was not the only one’s smitten by Ms. Alabama as ESPN play-by-play announcer Brent Musberger had more than a few nice words to say about the lovely lady.
It was an awkward moment for everyone watching the broadcast because it was apparent that Musberger got a little too excited when they showed Webb. Now that a day has passed and everyone had a chance to reflect, ESPN decided that issuing an apology for Musberger’s comments seemed appropriate.
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,” ESPN’s Mike Soltys posted on Twitter
There’s nothing wrong with saying some nice words about a pretty woman but Musberger went just a little too far and ESPN was right in issuing an apology.
I’m sure that everyone is tired of this subject already so in the words of Forrest Gump “That’s all I have to say about that.”
H/T to Saturday Down South