Katherine Webb nearly broke the Internet last night when ESPN’s Brent Musburger introduced A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend to America during the National Championship Game. Today, ESPN is apologizing for the extra attention Brent paid to the former Miss Alabama. From ESPN’s Mike Soltys:
Have been asked on focus on @_KatherineWebb in BCS: 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.
I guess that’s the professional thing for ESPN to do. They can act like a news organization and present the viewers with the facts about who the players are dating, but should probably leave the commentary to the Internet.
Edit: In my rush to get this post done, I neglected to point out how ESPN put Musburger in the position to be commenting on McCarron’s mother and girlfriend. The graphics were made by the production team and the cameras were obviously told to focus on Webb. Oh well. ESPN doing ESPN things.
As a reminder, it ABC and Brent Musburger that discovered Jenn Sterger. Why get mad at Musburger for saying what ever red-blooded American male is thinking?