Musburger’s creepy salvo goes too far

Millions of American men agreed with Brent Musburger when an ESPN camera focused on Katherine Webb on Monday night.

“Wow!” he said.

But then it became creepy when the 73-year-old play-by-play announcer kept going on about Miss Alabama USA, who also happens to be the girlfriend to Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron.

“I’m telling you quarterbacks, you get all the good-looking women,” Musburger said. “What a beautiful woman.”

ESPN issued an apology Tuesday, saying Musburger “went too far.”

The same could be said for Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett, who hit on Webb through Twitter, saying he would like to take her to Wing Stop and King of Diamonds, a Miami strip club.

He even tweeted out his number.

Dockett later sent a tweet to McCarron, whose Tide had beaten Notre Dame 42-14 for the national title, that he’d like to meet the couple at Wing Stop (what is it with that place?).

“#betterkeepdreaming like the rest of these dudes,” McCarron shot back.

The conversation went on and on between the two.

Georgia’s Aaron Murray, a fellow Southeastern Conference quarterback, even made a play for Webb, tweeting, “Aj McCarrons girlfriend needs to become a Dawg fan #dawgsontop.”

McCarron responded: “u don’t win enough bud!!”


Of course, this all went viral. Webb’s number of Twitter followers shot up to more than 180,000 by late Tuesday afternoon.

“I just couldn’t believe it,” Webb told The Associated Press. “I was just in complete surprise.”

Just like Notre Dame seemed to be against the Tide.

At least the night provided a conversation piece. The game, which was over quicker than a Notre Dame missed tackle, certainly didn’t do it.

■ ANOTHER “WOW” WOMAN SPEAKS – Kate Upton, last year’s Sports Illustrated cover model for its swimsuit issue, weighed in on the Fighting Irish’s difficult night.

“It’s okay Notre Dame this happened to the Jets every week,” she tweeted.

It should be noted that Upton was rumored to have dated New York quarterback Mark Sanchez.

So the tweet might’ve been a little personal, but not many Jets fans would argue with her point.

■ MAGIC’S THOUGHTS - With the Los Angeles Lakers in danger of missing the NBA playoffs, Magic Johnson took to Twitter to vent his frustrations:

“It wasn’t a surprise to me that the crowd was chanting ‘We Want Phil (Jackson)’ at the @Lakers last home game.”

“Laker Nation: We’ve heard from GM Mitch Kupchak that he’s upset and disappointed with the season so far … what about (owner) Jim Buss?”

“Coach (Nick) Saban had a great game plan on offense and defense that’s how they won the championship. @Lakers were you watching?”

“Will the @Lakers players ever trust and make a commitment to each other?”

For those Lakers fans who could use cheering up, they should realize they can see an excellent team at Staples Center. It’s called the Clippers.


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