go to MSN.com
Originally written on Sportress of Blogitude  |  Last updated 11/19/14

Katherine Webb, perhaps the most famous girlfriend in the history of college football, made an appearance on the Today show on Wednesday morning and in an interview with Matt Lauer, and among other things, says she believes that no apology was necessary from ESPN for what some perceived as inappropriate comments made by Brent Musburger during the broadcast of the national championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame on Monday night. Webb says she had little idea that she was the spark igniting a firestorm online as cameras focused upon her as she sat in the stands and watched boyfriend AJ McCarron and his Crimson Tide teammates obliterate the Fighting Irish, but now that she has learned that she was the object of Musburger’s admiration, she is more “flattered by the attention” than anything and that Musburger’s comments did not rise to the level of disrespectful, nor did those comments require ESPN to apologize, something the network did via a statement issued on Tuesday. Webb, when discussing her reaction to Musburger’s comments about her as well as AJ McCarron’s mother, told Lauer: “I think the media’s been unfair to him. If he would have said something along the lines of we were hot or sexy or made any derogatory statements like that, I think it would have been a little bit different. The fact he said we were both beautiful and gorgeous, I don’t see why any woman wouldn’t be flattered by that. So, I think that they’ve been unfair to him.” Lauer followed up, asking Webb, “So no reason for ESPN to apologize in your opinion?” Webb doesn’t believe so, saying, “You know I don’t think it was needed, honestly. I mean, of course I appreciate it but at the same I don’t think I needed an apology.” TweetThe post Katherine Webb appears on ‘Today,’ says she’s ‘flattered’ by Musburger’s comments (video) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
65 Comments:
  • I watched the game and saw nothing inappropriate or offensive (and I'm a 62 year old woman). We've taken all this political correctness stuff to an absurd extreme.
  • Look we were supposed to be watching a football game and not making rude statements about this woman. ESPN tried to keep viewers from changing channels by constantly showing her and Brent the Bent kept doing what he always has, make stupid statements. Can we please just do the game and not constantly keep showing family and girlfriends in the stands. And then she ends up on the Today Show, guess what she's after.
  • I agree with you Brent. I see exactly what you see. Yessirree Bob!!!!!!
  • McCarron's time here is limited. Webb has her ambitious eyes on ownership material.
  • I don't think it was really any more inappropriate than the hundreds of other idiotic statements that poured out of him over the course of the game. The guy really needs to stop scanning the stands for eye-candy to deposit in his spank bank and learn to count by 5's. He's lucky to be able to find the line of scrimmage within 10 yards.
  • I don't think Brent is gettin' any at home. Start throwin' the football aroung Brent, maybe you'll catch one of them Alabama chicks. Seriously though, she is gorgeous and comes across very personable and sweet in the interview. She is handling herself with a lot of class. I did think it was funny (Freudian slip?) that Mussberger referred to McCarron's mother as Mrs "Boner"...lol
  • I'm sorry, she's is pretty but not beautiful, I don't like her mouth and smile. don't like her jaw bone structure, sorry she is not all that to talk about. Jessica Lang is beautiful.
  • What planet are you from?
  • She's almost ugly. Looks like a Transvestite to me. If this is all AL has to offer, they need to stick to football.
  • Wouldn't call her ugly, but she does look like one of those transvestites that might fool ya. Sorta mannish face.
  • Agreed. Her jawline is very masculine.
  • Katherine Webb is not only very attractive, SHE HAS CLASS!! To say ESPN and Brent have nothing to apologize about!! The FOX News stirs the pot on anything they report. VERY CLASSY LADY!!!!
  • Do you know her personally? Think about how it made his teammates and their girlfriends feel.
  • Enough!!!! It should be a football game being discussed by a football announcer...and Brent becomes like a H.S. dweeb. I can see a comment but not a huge deal. This is worth a story? It's about football, come on man.
  • I'm already sick of her. She'll dump that little pri$k she's dating in a month, after her 15 minutes are up. And trust me, she knew where every camera on that field was Monday night. She is somewhat cute, even with a horsehead. Not to mention, this is a woman, and McCarron looks like her little brother
  • Jelous just a little? He is the quarterback on the best college team on the planet.
  • On the planet? How do you know?
  • She is striking, but she reminds me of those emails that show women before and after a glamor make up job.
  • So true!!! She's downright ugly!!! But then, its Alabama and they are used to animals.
  • Just like the lady said, the media, much like everything else, is blowing this way out of proportion. Looking at that idiot matt lauer, he seemed upset that Miss Webb wasn't angry about the comments. Typical nbc trash.
  • I am not surprised at all that you did not add my comment about Matt Lauer being a sell out in this matter. This interview, like many of his others, is just an embarrassment bringing out what make television so bad. No biggie though, just business as usual, eh? Thanks anyway and good luck to you,
    Sincerely, Motor Mouth
  • I'm already sick of her. She'll dump that little pri$k she's dating in a month, after her 15 minutes are up. And trust me, she knew where every camera on that field was Monday night. She is somewhat cute, even with a horsehead.
  • Yes I thought we were talking about a game. I'm very pretty too, now can we move one. She not the prettiest in the world get over it. Stop slobbing over someone who wouldn't give a nobody a second look think about.
  • Wow! "i'm very pretty too?"
  • Wow! "I'm very pretty too"?????? Jealous much?
  • Please God,protect us from stupid people who "think" they are correct when a good person compliments another. These p.c. dopes are ruining our country.
  • The apology should be from the Today show for choosing Matt Lauer to interview her.
  • Brent Mussberger may have gone overboard a little...but he didn't do anything wrong. This PC crap has made everyone waaaayyy to sensitive.
    @ lazer26...you need your glasses adjusted an yes or perhaps your perspective...this lady is classy and gorgeous!!
  • Only if you are into men!!!
  • No wonder he's dating an Auburn girl. What do you call a good looking girl on the Bama campus??

    A visitor.
  • HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
  • What did he do wrong?He complemented a pretty,not beautiful in my account,woman.The media is so stupid.
  • Wow! humility, class, and beauty. Way to go Ms Webb. Hey brewzky, maybe you should have a few less brews, and then you might be able to appreciate this lady for who she is, and what you are not!
  • She's a pretty girl, but the mom is "HOT." Hey! It's all in the eyes of the beholder...right?
  • Meanwhile Jason Whitlock can continue to be a racist piece of s***.

  • Seems to have a few traits that Gretzky's daughter should pay attention to. :)
  • :) :) :) Face it...stop being so critical...SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!!! But that isn't the point...She has class and elegance and charm...her parents can be extremely proud...and even guys that are a tad bit too old for her...guys like Brent and I ....we aren't blind...and it isn't perversion to say "WOW..She is just sooo appealing!!" It is just fun to see such an unassuming and likeable...seemingly unpretentious and genuine young lady...and it doesn't mean anything more!!! Brent is an upstanding and solid guy!!! Jeepers (how'd ya like that one?) can you let it go?? I chuckled when I first heard his comments...never figuring that they would create a national fervor of seismic proportions!! :) :)
  • OMG I can see it dripping out your mouth fool.
  • 1. Watch her interview with Matt Lauer on Today - if she was not offended, then why is everyone so up in arms? She was very gracious.
    2. Say someone is ugly and you are mean-spirited. Say someone is beautiful and you are a creepy letch? She's a beauty queen, after all.
    3. Natural selection has been around for a very long time, and if you weren't a good hunter/gatherer/provider your genes had less of a chance of being passed on. AJ looks like he has some pretty good genes.
    4. Just because you are beautiful - and all "masculine" comments aside, she is gorgeous - doesn't mean you are not smart. What do Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Stephen Hawking and Jill St.John all have in common? I.Q.'s in the 160's.
    5. Males are always going to look at pretty females. If you don't believe that, just review the clip from the game and concentrate on the boy to Katherin Webb's left.
    6. It seems like ESPN was too quick to pull the trigger with their apology. You may not like Brent Musberger for other reasons, but this shouldn't be one of them.
  • I'm a straight, middle-aged woman, and I think she's gorgeous when she's not smiling and merely beautiful when she does! I saw her picture on the internet yesterday and thought, that is a beautiful woman! After reading her comments in the article, she seems as beautiful inside as she certainly is on the outside.
  • Do you really think she doesn't get it? ... Do you really think she doesn't know that she is drop dead gorgeous? For goodness sake, her DNA needs to be spread around the world like a cure for some pandemic episode. At this month's ceremony my wife would probably push me aside and say "I do" ...
    But the problem is that she opened her mouth and we all realized she's not a mindless bimbo. She's smart, articulate, capable of handling a media "sensation" with a calm deamenor and a sense of "royalty" that would have befit Diana. I am clueless who she picks as a husband/partner ... quarterback, doctor, political leader, or whatever. But I'll bet it'll be a smart decision ... a "how can I change the World" decision.
    Murdog
  • She's a beautiful young woman, however Musburger didn't need to keep gushing...he made a complete fool of himself and came across as a creepy old man.
  • Katherine Webb reminds me of a young Kathy Ireland in her younger years. She is a nice looking girl. Certainly her appearance did not warrant those borderline sexist remarks. Brent could have just stated she was pretty and kept it moving!
  • So Musberger compliments someone and its a huge contoversy, but Jamie Foxx says how great it would be to kill white people, and nothing.....this world is F'D up.
  • The only thing in that stadium hotter than Webb was the Alabama exuction of Notre Dame.Anyone who found the game dull were ND fans.If you really like football you had to enjoy the nearly flawless performance of the offense and defense doing almost whatever they wanted when it was predicted they could not.
  • Really? I became quite bored with it, to be honest with you. And you're wrong; I'm not even close to being a fan of the Irish.

    In fact, I am a former student of Texas A&M University and well, we all know how 'bama fared against us this season; our first year in the SEC.
  • I don't understand what the big deal is. She's a beautiful woman, but beautiful woman are a dime a dozen. I don't think Brent said anything offensive, I just don't think there was any reason to go on and on about it.
  • No, he wasn't offensive at all. I think its kind of surprising cause the quarterback is not attractive at all. And she is so ugly when she opens her mouth. Big bucky teeth! She looks like a man.
  • Musberger was digusting: and Herbstreet has cheated on his wife, so I'm not surprised by him.
  • Hey, lazer26, Jessica iws ok even if she is crosseyed.
  • Let's address the real reason Brent went ape over Katherine (besides the obvious fact that she's stunning and easy to look at...) --- the Crimson Tide was rolling Notre Dame all over that field. Seriously, he had to do something to keep viewers engaged! That was one of the most boring, yawn-inducing championship title games I've ever watched --- so, excuse the 80 yr old Musburger for drooling over the pageant queen. He was just trying to keep us from turning the channel.

    And the people knockin' on Webb's looks? Probably are women; jealousy isn't a very cute trait.
  • She knew where every camera was and she will be leaving little D bag QB soon. Now that's she's known she'll start with the pro athletes and leave little junior behind. She's cute even though she has a horsehead and somewhat manly features.
  • You've had a few too many brewzkys if you think that girl looks like a man. Or you're not wearing your glasses.
  • I am 85 years old. I feel better, younger when I see a pretty lady. She is that.
  • Whew...she is one beautiful woman!
    What a lucky guy AJ is.
  • Good one brewzky. I laughed out loud.


  • Boy, is ESPN not tuned-in to thw current USA culture. It is about time some sport broadcasters got it right: and Musberger
    did a service to ALL of the TV viewers. Good job " Brent ".
  • What a nice young lady, obviously smart as well as beautiful and gracious. Truly a class act. Not a combination you see very often these days. That was a hint ladies.
  • All these comments and nobody pointed out the obvious. Had she not been a beauty queen (Miss whatever) I don't know that the announcer would have made such a big deal. Anyone who thinks it was wrong or creepy to comment on her looks really doesn't understand that when you are a beauty queen things like that happen. If you are a beauty queenand someone comments on your looks, why would you be offended? Start using your brain people!
  • Too bad the players on the field don't know all about the ladies who are checking out their booties in those tight pants,especially when they do the reruns in slow-mo....mmm goodness, all that muscle...whew !!
  • Wow I can not believe how many people here are such mean people. I mean this lady and I use that term because she is,has been nothing but sweet and gracious. Some of you could use a lession on good manners. Ms. Webb just hold your head up and dont worry about what others think!
  • Sorry not pretty or cute... looks like a TRANNY TO ME...LONG NECK STRONG BONE STRUCTURE....
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Jon Jones wanted for questioning in hit and run

Pitcher throws perfect game with 23 strikeouts, still loses

Will LaMarcus Aldridge leave the Portland Trailblazers?

Wizards sweep listless Raptors

Clippers defeat Spurs, even series at 2-2

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

JR Smith 'nervous as hell' about possible suspension

Dana White: No more WWE for Ronda Rousey

Kevin Love rips Kelly Olynyk for 'bush league' play

Report: Eli Manning not concerned about contract

Several teams interested in Bucs' No. 1 overall pick?

Report: Marcus Smart overslept, could get less playing time

Paul Pierce burns Raptors fans with epic troll job

Yes, ESPN2 is airing video games

WATCH: Former NBA’er Darko Milicic is enjoying life

WATCH: Alex Gordon leaps into stands for incredible catch

WATCH: JR Smith ejected for hitting Jae Crowder in face

WATCH: Kevin Love leaves Game 4 with shoulder injury

Joe Flacco content with current Ravens receivers

WATCH: Demetrious Johnson wins with last-second submission

WATCH: Jerryd Bayless beats Bulls with buzzer-beater

John Legend catches Belichick checking out Chrissy Teigen

Jim Rice to Jim Palmer: 'Quit complaining'

Time Warner-Comcast failed merger hurts Dodgers fans

College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jon Jones wanted for questioning in hit and run

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is wanted for questioning in an alleged hit and run that occurred Sunday morning in Albuquerque, N.M., that resulted in a woman being hospitalized. Albuquerque public information officer Simon Drobik told MMA Fighting that a woman’s car was hit Sunday morning and that the other driver fled the scene....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago

Pitcher throws perfect game with 23 strikeouts, still loses

In case you thought that a pitcher couldn’t lose while tossing a perfect game, we’re here to tell you that that is not the case. We have what happened to a high school softball pitcher Saturday as evidence to the contrary. Rachel Garcia, a senior pitcher from Highland High School (Palmdale, Calif.) and UCLA commit,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 hours ago

Will LaMarcus Aldridge leave the Portland Trailblazers?

Last night, the Portland Trailblazers fell in game three to the Memphis Grizzlies.  The loss marked their third straight resulting in Portland going down 3-0 to Memphis.  On the brink of LaMarcus Aldridge with teammate Damian Lillard elimination yet again, could Portland’s star forward be considering his options in the free agency? After all, if the Grizzlies do knock...
Via isportsweb.com
8 hours ago

Wizards sweep listless Raptors

For a team that won 49 games during the regular season, the Toronto Raptors were nowhere to be found during their humiliating four-game series against the Washington Wizards. Washington defeated Toronto by 31 points on Sunday evening, completing a ridiculous four-game sweep that saw John Wall and company outscore the over-matched Raptors by a total of 56 points. Washington moves...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago

Clippers defeat Spurs, even series at 2-2

The Los Angeles Clippers rebounded in a big way Sunday night in San Antonio, stealing away home-court advantage in an impressive 114-105 win over the Spurs. Doc Rivers’ squad came into Game 4 reeling after a disastrous 27-point loss to Tim Duncan and company on Friday night. Showing a ton of grit, the Clippers played extremely well throughout the game on Sunday evening. Chris...
Via Sportsnaut
9 hours ago

JR Smith 'nervous as hell' about possible suspension

BOSTON — J.R. Smith’s status for the start of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ second-round playoff series is in question after he was ejected in Sunday’s Game 4 win over the Boston Celtics. Smith and Celtics guard Jae Crowder were battling underneath the basket and Smith swung his arm and hit Crowder’s face. The referees reviewed the incident on replay and determined it was...
Via NESN.com
10 hours ago

Dana White: No more WWE for Ronda Rousey

While many observers are excited about the idea of Ronda Rousey wrestling at WrestleMania 32, there is one guy who isn’t. Unfortunately that happens to be the one guy who can make it happen and according to him, it’s time for the WWE to move to Plan B.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
12 hours ago

Kevin Love rips Kelly Olynyk for 'bush league' play

After the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Boston Celtics on Sunday, Kevin Love revealed that he suffered a dislocated shoulder during the game. He felt it could have been avoided without dirty play from Celtics center Kelly Olynyk. Love told reporters he felt Olynyk grabbed his arm intentionally and that the league should...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago

Report: Eli Manning not concerned about contract

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is entering the final season of his six-year, $97.5 million contract. At this time, it is reported that there have been no discussions between Manning and the Giants on an extension (via Fox Sports). When approached about the status of his contract, Manning didn’t seem to be concerned one bit: I haven’t made a big deal about it. ...
Via Sportsnaut
13 hours ago

Several teams interested in Bucs' No. 1 overall pick?

Not too long ago, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would select former Heisman winner Jameis Winston with the first overall pick in this week’s NFL draft. While that may still very well be the case, there are some suggestions out there that the brass in Tampa isn’t exactly sold on Winston’s character. Potentially related to those suggestions...
Via Sportsnaut
14 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.