Musburger/Kathrine Webb Backlash (More reason to hate ESPN)

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  1. dParis

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    Exactly who is it that is getting their panties knotted up by Brent Musburger's complimentary comments about Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron's girlfriend, Katherine Webb during Monday night's game?

    The "Boo-Yah!" Network (ESPN) has issued a statement saying Musburger "went too far" with his comments about Webb. http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/08/us/alabama-quarterback-girlfriend/index.html?hpt=hp_c4

    What hypocrites. Does Musburger direct the cameras during the broadcast? Why did ESPN keep showing Webb during the broadcast? I think if ESPN wanted to go the pansy PC rout they should have taken the blame as a network and not hung Musburger out on his own.

    Musburger said, in a more home-spun G rated version, what everybody who I watched the game with was saying or thinking. The sujbject, Ms. Webb was not offended at all. Were you? If so, after playing in traffic on the nearest interstate highway, come back and please tell us why.
     
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    I was deeply offended by Mr. Musburger's comments.

    (wow, those cars drive really fast and ought to obey the posted speed limits. someone could get hurt)
     
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    "Wow, I'm telling you, quarterbacks -- you get all the good-looking women. What a beautiful woman,"

    The audacity of that man! Using words like beautiful to further objectify women, what a pig.


    I'm disappointed, I was at the very least expecting some type of sexual innuendo. hahaha ESPN what a joke that network is.
     
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  4. v-verb

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    She was REALLY pretty though;<)
     
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    I was extremely offended...that Musburger later said that (paraphrasing here) "guys should go out and start throwing footballs...to get a girl like that".

    Why not get a tennis racquet and play for the tennis team? They get the hot chicks as well, don't they?

    I remember when I was in college. During a match all the hot girls would walk by the courts. Granted, they were on their way to the dorms, but they could have taken a different route...that was longer...
     
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    It is ridiculous ESPN felt a need to apologize.
     
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    Men as they get older are less concerned about what other people think of their remarks. Musburger is 73. Any corporation, including ESPN, would distance themselves from his remarks, which were unnecessary and a little juvenile.
     
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    Testify!!!!:twisted:
     
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    (note: ESPN routinely shows family members of star athletes in the stands during broadcasts, including obese grandmothers. So it would be hard to hang the director out to dry on this one.)
     
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    ESPN also routinely zooms in on certain male & female body parts during sporting events. Ever notice the camera angles for NFL cheerleaders?
     
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    I'ts never a good look to see and old dude slobber over a girl on TV, but having said that, I'm just wondering if this was part of some publicity campaign?

    Webb is getting a lot of press and Mustberger was directed to draw attention to her in the broadcast.

    Also, she there's got to be a reason she's not dating the waterboy or kicker or the dude who runs the school's computer labs...

    No surprise that attractive, successful people with similar status attract similar people.

    I think it might be more about the announcer looking like a creepy old guy eyeing up the High School cheerleaders.
     
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    you guys are doing this posting thing all wrong.

    more pics. less talking. amateurs.

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    It wasn't the words he said, they were overall pretty innocuous. It was the excitement with which he said them.
    I believe it was Musberger, announcing a Florida St. game, who seemed to be drooling over a fan in the stands years ago. Later, she turned out to be the one Brett Favre had his issues with. I think that association made it worse.
    Still, being the non-PC person that I am, I don't think the network should have apologized. Musberger should have spoken to the family and offered his apology to them personally and in private if they were offended. It really isn't anyone else's issue.
     
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    I found it amusing. Like someone else said Brent isn't the camera man, not his fault they focus on her and the qb's mom for like a minute. Was he over the top a bit? Sure but who cares.

    That's why I like the Euro tennis feeds - they are always zooming in on hot girls in the audience. Nothing wrong with appreciating an attractive person imo.
     
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    I'm down for the cause.

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    yeah same here.

    (hey u got any stop sticks like the cops use?)

    the rants and raves open again? ...cool
     
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    I'm sure a beauty contest contestant was irreparably injured because Brent commented favorably on her looks. :roll:

    Not sure why this even became an issue as he said nothing derogatory or "creepy." He said she was pretty and then joked that QB's get all the pretty girls. Big deal.

    Much ado about nothing.
     
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    And the result of uninhibited commentary is not necessarily a bad thing. If ESPN is the type of corporation to distance themselves from those type of comments, then they should have thought about distancing themselves from repeated shots of Ms. Webb in the stands. They became juvinile after the second shot, no?; and they were totally unnecessary. What would be left of the broadcast if all of the "unnecessary" content were removed?

    The only thing I'm finding offensive about the incident, so far, is the ageism that is becoming part of the argument.
    Again with the ageism. That old man should know his place, right? :-?

    But then who really cares about any of that?
    For the record, Ms. Webb wasn't offended, but rather flattered.

    Looks like they are going to start shooting " a movie". :)
    Hey, no way you could have made it from your cave, to the interstate then back to your cave in that amount of time. Or have you recently moved into new, under-viaduct housing?
     
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    The beauty queen was on some show this morning and even said "No apology was needed because he was complimentary so who could be offended by that?" Well, the lezbos who complained to ESPN were the ones offended and ESPN should have told them "tough luck."
     
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    She looks old like 28-30
    Too much eye makeup.
    My pet peeve, racoon eyes are out!
     
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    This +1


    This +2 (I mean, wtf is that all about ollinger & JRstriker12???)


    This +3 (and lol).
    Yeah the sanctimonious blowback was humorous. MSNBC's dour creepazoid Mika Brzezinski got her frigid panties all twisted up in knots over it the next morning in a snippy huff. CNN's Gayle King also went the high and mightly 'indignation' route - and yet on CNN (New Year's Eve) there she was, skanky Kathy Griffith pretending to go down on Anderson Cooper and yet, not a peep of "sexist outrage" from Ms. King. Bottom line imho: who cares?
    Hey you want 'juvenile' olli?
    Q: What's the difference between a lezbo feminist and a sperm whale?
    A: Fifty pounds and a flannel shirt.


    Yeah,...uh, ok.... ;-)
     
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    HAHA Yea the same ones outraged over Musburgers comment make way more ridicuous comments and for some reason nothings ever said about them. There wasnt one person with us who thought anything about what Musburger said.

    Heck, the game was so boring that we actually started a pool where everyone would guess how much time would be one the clock the next time McCarrons gf would be shown on the screen and whoever was closest got all the money.
     
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    I'm more or less with you. ESPN is a corporation; has to worry about image.

    Brenty was ok to play Captain Obvious and say she was hot. But he went on and on. I'm pretty sure his pic will be next to 'Creeper' next yr in the dictionary.

    Roll Tide.
     
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    ESPN should worry about its image. It's coming across as hypocritical, condescending and reactionary. The kind of stuff their lead demographic is impressed with, I'm sure. :roll:
     
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    She didnt even let a raspberry slip
     
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    what the... really? Dancing with the stars (and I'm using "stars" loosely) with diving, they must be running out of ideas.
     
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    Don't worry krz, MTV will come up with something like "Getting Pregnant With the Stars"
     
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