Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Profiles in septuagenarian creepers

During Alabama's rout of Notre Dame in the NCAA National Championship game Monday evening, ESPN play-by-play guy Brent Musburger was quite impressed with a certain young lady in the crowd. The young lady in question, Katherine Webb - Miss Alabama 2012, is currently dating Alabama QB AJ McCarron. As such, Musburger decided to give a very enthusiastic verbal "tip of the hat" to McCarron (you can hear Brent's adulation here).

Because ESPN is so hypersensitive to criticism, they decided to issue an apology on behalf of Musburger.

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.

To me, that's pretty benign when you compare it to the second most powerful political official in the United States smiling like some kind of late-night-sneaky-Uncle at every female (regardless of age) who approached him at the swearing-in ceremony of U.S. Senators last week.

In the minds of a good number of Democrats, Joe Biden is supposedly the leading choice to be the Dem nominee for President in 2016. Take that for what you will.


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