Alabama really put a spankin’ on Notre Dame Monday night. The game ended with a disgraceful 42-14 loss for #1 Notre Dame. They were getting beaten so bad in the first quarter, the commentators got restless and turned their eyes to other things.
MSNBC’s Tamron Hall was, as they say in Internet talk, ROFLMAO, when she heard ESPN broadcaster Brent Musburger, 73, nearly stalking Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb. Musburger couldn’t stop focusing on the “beauty” of the 25-year-old Miss Alabama. The incident went so far that ESPN felt compelled to issue an apology to Webb and viewers.
“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,” ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys tweeted. “However, we apologize that the commentary in this instance went too far and Brent understands that.”
According to the Los Angeles Times, it all started with Musburger saying:
“You quarterbacks,” the 73-year-old Musburger says. “You get all the good-looking women. What a beautiful woman.”
Webb’s Internet fame shot through the roof after the game with nearly 200,000 new Twitter followers and she took Musburger’s remarks in stride saying that she did not require an apology.
But Hall watched the video of Musburger and lost it on-air. She couldn’t get through the segment without laughing so hard she was brought to tears. Check it out.