AJ McCarron’s Girlfriend Says To Take It Easy On Brent Mushburger

AJ McCarron’s Girlfriend Says To Take It Easy On Brent Mushburger
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Following his comments during the College Football Championship game, announcer Brent Musburger has been widely criticized for complimenting AJ McCarron’s girlfriend.

Professor of Journalism at Michigan State, Sue Carter, first commented on Musburger’s remarks:

“It’s extraordinarily inappropriate to focus on an individual’s looks. In this instance, the appearance of the quarterback’s girlfriend had no bearing on the outcome of the game. It’s a major personal violation, and it’s so retrograde that it’s embarrassing. I think there’s a generational issue, but it’s incumbent on people practicing in these eras to keep up and this is not a norm.”

Carter, however, is far from the only one that believes calling Ms. Webb beautiful is inappropriate. Timothy Burke from Deadspin took Musburger’s comment “If you’re a youngster in Alabama, start getting the football out and throw it around the backyard with pop,” a bit too seriously.

“For Brent Musburger to find this woman attractive is normal. For him to assert that every man should, and that every boy should try to be a football hero to get such a gorgeous woman, is where it is really not a good thing for me.”

Criticism would never be complete if someone weren’t to point out some sexist interpretation. Jennifer Greer, chairwoman of the journalism department at the University of Alabama stated:

“Football is a male domain And the role that women play even in the journalistic respect is in the supportive role, the mom, the hot girlfriend, the sideline reporter. They’re accepted in this world, but in particular roles. It reinforces this stereotype of the hot model girlfriend attached to a quarterback and the maleness of sports that is hard for serious female athletes.”

Good point Greer. I am sure that is exactly what Brent Musburger was getting at. Katherine Webb herself spoke out in Musburger’s behalf on the “Today Show”.

“The fact he said we were ‘beautiful’ and ‘gorgeous,’ I think any women would be flattered by that,” she said. She also does not believe that ESPN needed to apologize.

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