Thank goodness the PC police took down that filthy Brent Musburger. At 73, he’s clearly past the age limit at which you can compliment a young, beautiful woman. We all know that’s, um, well, I have no idea. But apparently there is a limit. Old geezers can marry young women, but whatever you do, don’t say they’re beautiful.
During Monday night’s national championship game, Musburger had the temerity to call the 23-year-old girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron – who also happens to be Miss Alabama – “a beautiful woman” and suggested that youngsters in Alabama start throwing a football around with their dads, implying, I suppose, that they should all aspire to be quarterbacks so they can all get girlfriends that beautiful. It was a weak joke, perhaps, but it’s hardly offensive.
Kudos to Katherine Webb and her parents, who refused to get worked up about the entire kerfuffle. Personally, I’ve read and re-read the quotes, and I don’t understand the outrage. Yet ESPN felt it necessary to issue a this statement: “We apologize that the commentary in this instance went too far, and Brent understands that.”