First of all, watching AJ McCarron's facial expressions here is flat out hilarious. Like a combination of pride mixed with immediate jealousy and a fear that LeBron James is going to be dating his girl by end of business today. It's like one of those posters you see with a cartoon character showing every range of emotion except instead of a cartoon is the reigning national champion quarterback.
Anyhow in case you missed it late yesterday, ESPN has now issued this formal apology for creepy-gate 2013:
“We always try to capture interesting story lines and the relationship between an Auburn grad who is Miss Alabama and the current Alabama quarterback certainly met that test,” the ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said. “However, we apologize that the commentary in this instance went too far and Brent understands that.”
I have a serious question; am I on planet earth anymore? Because I feel like I woke up in the bizarro world. Up is down, down is up, goodbye is badbye blah blah blah. Like are we still talking about this? Seriously? Brent Musberger called a hot girl hot and by the national reaction you'd think he got busted by Chris Hanson on one of those Dateline To Catch a Predator specials. Just mind boggling in every sense of the phrase. Like as far as I'm concerned Brent doled out possibly the best advice you could ever give to a young man and that's to put down the video game controller and start tossing a spiral. Because the facts are that star quarterbacks make bags of money, have beautiful women around them 24/7 and are nationally loved. You can call it sexist if you want but it's also true. The wussification of America continues.
Oh and by the way here's Katherine Webb's take about the situation:
“It was kind of nice,” Webb told The Associated Press on Tuesday. “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.”
Preach Katherine! Preach! U-S-A! U-S-A!
PS: Honestly the only thing I'd be even MILDY upset about if I was AJ McCarron is that I just tossed 4 TD's in the national title game and nobody can stop talking about my girlfriend. He can only hope that Mel Kiper isn't too busy tweeting his perfectly quaffed hair to Katherine to do a scouting report for him.
Double PS: Now if I were Katherine Webb's dad I could see his frustration. Actually I think it would be a pretty funny show to have him go house to house to all the people inappropriately tweeting his daughter and deal with each internet tough-guy in a one on one, face to face basis. If you picture her dad as the dad on Wonder Years it becomes way better. Acutally just hire the Wonder Years dad and say it's her dad. Bingo bango TV ratings bonanza.