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A.J. McCarron’s wife, Katherine Webb, is sending out honeymoon photos

- July 21st, 2014

[UPDATE: Brent Musburger has yet to comment on this important development.]

Former NCAA standout A.J. McCarron is a legend at Alabama, helping the Crimson Tide to a national title before being drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals earlier this year.

But the 23-year-old quarterback is most famous for something he accomplished outside the lines: Winning the heart of a certain “lovely lady.”

If you need a reminder, let us introduce Katherine Webb — made famous after the aforementioned broadcaster ogled her during a game a few seasons back.

In hindsight, while completely unprofessional, it’s hard to blame him. Especially when the 25-year-old model is sending out photos like this during her honeymoon.

And the story continues …

You’d think Brent Musburger would have learned.

Remember last year, when the long-time (infamous?) broadcaster came across as a little too enamoured with Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb, during ESPN’s broadcast of the national championship football game?

ESPN later apologized for Musburger’s comments, saying they “went too far.” Ya think?

Well, good ol’ Brent was back at it again during ESPN’s coverage of the Big 12 semifinal between Iowa State and Kansas Friday night.

Now, it’s not really what Musburger said (OK, it is) but more how he said it. It’s a little creepy when a 74-year-old dude looks at an attractive college coed and says “Ohhh, yeah” with more than a little lust in the tone.

Maybe it was Musburger’s last hurrah with ESPN. You know, go out with a bang, rather than a whimper.

It’s already been announced that Musburger will move to the SEC Network next season, which means he won’t be calling national games any more. (Poor Jesse Palmer, who will be his cohort, or maybe apologist, with the SEC Network. But, I digress.)

Given his propensity for commenting on young ladies in the stands, does it make any sense to have Musburger doing play-by-play for college games?

Seems like he should be moved to the Geriatric Network to call knitting bees instead.

Then, at least, his lustful comments would be more age-appropriate.

Here’s a look at Musburger’s previous, uh, work.

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8 comments

  1. Jimmy | March 15, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Wow. A 74 year-old man still finds young women attractive. Yeah, that’s totally creepy. Get a grip. Maybe you don’t like pretty girls (or girls at all), and hey, that’s cool, but don’t dog on a guy because he still does. Most men with a pulse enjoy the sight of a beautiful woman.

  2. David | March 15, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Is he male? Yes. Is he alive? Yes. As such, regardless of his age, being attracted to college girls is perfectly okay. I hope to be still able to think that clearly when I’m 75.

  3. Alex | March 15, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    He just said that they were attractive, what was wrong with that? Men at 74 are not allowed to notice attractive women? His comments were fine in my opinion.

  4. Rob | March 15, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Hard up for a non-story or what? I agree with Jimmy. It is natural response for a man of any age to admire the beauty and wholesomeness that can be found in the opposite sex. I definitely saw that in Ms. Alabama! So why go apes**t about Brent vocalizing what I’m sure many men are thinking. Thank god natural selection – the future of humankind is preserved!

  5. Anderson Davies | March 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Agree, Jimmy. Too many people use the word creepy to try to shame and in this case a blog writer trying to white knight.

  6. Matt Hallo | March 16, 2014 at 1:59 am

    Wow. I see nothing wrong with what he said. Maybe the guy has a bad reputation, but clearly you’re looking for a headline here where there isn’t one. Surely there are more poignant sports headlines to report.

  7. Jason | March 16, 2014 at 5:24 am

    Hey, I’m 45 and I think those girls are attractive too. Is it creepy at 45? Where’s the cut-off? And who’s making these rules anyway? And what if I said a 68 year-old women was attractive? Is their something wrong with that too? Let’s stop discriminating based on age. He’s an adult, and they’re adults. No problem!

  8. Sam | March 16, 2014 at 7:01 am

    He’s 74, not dead. I’d be more worried if he didn’t find these girls attractive.

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