If you're asking who the heck Katherine Webb is, you probably didn't watch the BCS championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame last night or haven't spent much time online today. Because her name and face are everywhere after commentator Brent Musburger completely went gaga for her while announcing the game.
Not just any random fan, she's Miss Alabama and the girlfriend of Alabama's AJ McCarron, and she is quite stunning. But the way he went on and on ... and on about her while the camera zeroed in on her face was definitely a little much. You hear Musburger say, "Wow, I'm telling you quarterbacks: You get all the good-looking women. What a beautiful woman. Wow!" And he doesn't stop there. See what you think.
He was definitely drooling, but I actually didn't find it all that creepy. Plenty of people did, however, and ESPN issued an apology saying "the commentary in this instance went too far and Brent understands that."
As for Webb, well she's basking in the limelight of this little scandal. On Twitter alone, she's racking up followers at an astonishing rate. Before last night's game she reportedly had about 500 followers, now she has almost at 200,000 followers -- including LeBron James and Darnell Dockett, who tweeted his phone number to her and suggested they get together after the game. For an aspiring model, that's certainly got to be a career booster.
Webb says she wasn't offended by it at all and told the Associated Press earlier today, "It was kind of nice. I didn't look at it as creepy at all. For a woman to be called beautiful, I don't see how that's an issue."
Her father, Alan Webb, agreed and told Fox 5:
On one hand, you can look at it as being kind of like the dirty old man, but I'm used to this and I think if you really look into what that he was trying to say, he was trying to be complimentary, and I think they need to give Brent a break.
So yeah, if they're cool with it, I think old Brent deserves a break. He may need a lesson in subtlety, but it seems in this case, it should come down to no harm, no foul. Or is that basketball?
Did you think the commentator's remarks were over the top?
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