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Brent Musburger loved watching these Iowa State girls take a selfie (Video)

Brent Musburger may be nearing 75 years old, but there is still plenty of blood pumping through his veins. Oh yes.

While televising the Big 12 tournament game between Iowa State and Kansas in Kansas City on Friday, ESPN flashed to a group of female Cyclones fans who were posing for a selfie and made them the “sixth man of the game.”

“I am pleased with this selection … oh yes,” commented Musburger.

Is Brent more creepy uncle at this point or just a legendary announcer? I’m not sure, but had ESPN given him a few more seconds with those girls, he might have launched their careers the way he did Katherine Webb’s and the FSU cowgirls.

Musburger gonna Musburger.

Iowa State girls fans selfie

Brent Musburger moves to SEC Network; Chris Fowler or Rece Davis may replace him

Brent MusburgerIt’s the end of an era for college football fans. Brent Musburger will no longer be calling the national championship game for ABC/ESPN.

The network announced on Wednesday that Musburger will no longer be calling ABC’s “Saturday Night Football” package or the national championship game. Instead, Musburger will team with Jesse Palmer as the lead announcers for the new SEC Network, which launches in August.

Musburger’s first assignment will be calling the Texas A&M-South Carolina game on Aug. 28.

Musburger is turning 75 in May, so he told SI’s Richard Deitsch that he understands why he’s being reassigned. He appreciates that he has a three-year deal at his age.

Though Brent will be working the SEC for college football, he says he will stick with calling the Big 12 for college basketball because he is so familiar with it.

Since Musburger, who received some heat for the whole Katherine Webb thing last year, is no longer doing the national championship game, you’re probably wondering who will replace him. ABC/ESPN has not announced it yet, but Musburger told Deitsch it will either be Chris Fowler or Rece Davis replacing him.

This is a sad day. Musburger is definitely getting up there, but I still loved hearing him on big college football games and will miss not having him broadcast the national championship game.

Brent Musburger makes great Charles Barkley Vegas gambling reference (Video)

Charles Barkley AuburnBless Brent Musburger, he’s still the best.

During the third quarter of the BCS National Championship Game, ESPN flashed to noted Auburn alum Charles Barkley in the stands of the Rose Bowl. Musburger, whose reputation as a gambler precedes him, joked that Barkley likely stopped off in Vegas before the game.

Barkley is equally well known for his gambling habit. In fact, Barkley has said he doesn’t have a gambling problem because he says he can afford to lose all the money he does. He’s been known to regularly put down five figures on games.

But you know what they say, Brent, takes one to spot one.

Of course, Musburger could have always been referring to Barkley’s reputation as a party animal, in which case the Vegas reference also would have worked.

Verne Lundquist jabs ESPN, Brent Musburger over Katherine Webb (Video)

Katherine Webb Dee Dee BonnerVerne Lundquist isn’t going to gush over Katherine Webb the way Brent Musburger did during the BCS National Championship Game, and he isn’t afraid to let you know that on national TV.

Towards the end of Alabama’s 38-17 win over LSU on Saturday, CBS decided to show two members of Bama’s first family. They flashed to Webb and Dee Dee Bonner (AJ McCarron’s girlfriend and mother), who were in the stands to watch their loved one compete.

Play-by-play announcer Lundquist kept his comments about Webb and Bonner brief, leaving Gary Danielson to question whether his partner was going to say anything else as the shot dragged on.

“That’s it? That’s all you’re going to say?” Danielson asked.

“You’re darned right. I don’t work for that four-letter network. Discretion,” Lundquist advised, as Danielson laughed.

Easy there, Verne. Next thing you know he’ll be calling Brent a pervert.

[Also see - Video: Brent Musburger drools over AJ McCarron’s girlfriend]

Also – you have to read this story from SI about how Lundquist picked up his wife at a bar over 30 years ago. It was a bold move, Cotton, and it definitely paid off.

Video via Guyism

Eminem gives crazy interview with Brent Musburger on ESPN

ESPN had rapper Eminem in the booth during halftime of the Michigan-Notre Dame game on Saturday night because nothing says college football tradition quite like Marshall Mathers. Actually, Eminem was on to promote his single “Berzerk” and his Marshall Mathers LP 2 album due out in November, which definitely fit in well during a game of such magnitude.

The interview was every bit as bizarre as you could imagine. First, Eminem looked faded out of his mind when the interview began. Seriously. Check out this amazing GIF for the ages:

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Brent Musburger signs fan’s Katherine Webb poster ‘She’s a 10!’ (Picture)

Brent Musberger Katherine Webb poster

Brent Musburger is not shying away from the Katherine Webb situation. In fact, he is embracing it.

Musburger was calling the Kansas-Iowa State basketball game in Ames Monday and was approached by a fan who brought a Katherine Webb poster. The fan, Iowa State freshman Matt Mummelthei, showed Musburger the poster, and the announcer happily signed it with a personalized message.

“She’s a 10!” he wrote.

Mummelthei tells Larry Brown Sports that he got the idea to bring a Webb and Honey Badger poster to the game because Musburger “obsessed over” both of them during the last two BCS National Championship Games. He says he spotted Musburger before the game and approached him with the posters.

Mummelthei says he was nervous and worried about approaching Musburger with the poster, but the announcer was laughing and easygoing about it.

“He just loved it,” Mummelthei says of Musburger. “He gladly signed it.”

Musburger said last month that he didn’t think he did anything wrong when he gushed about the beauty queen’s good looks during the BCS National Championship Game. Webb stated that although she hadn’t spoken to Musburger, she appreciated his compliments about her looks. She also recently said she was thankful to him for launching her career, and she even retweeted a picture of the poster.

Photo credit: Twitter/Matt Mummelthei, a proud representative of the Willow Deuces
H/T Kegs ‘N Eggs

Brent Musburger doesn’t think he did anything wrong with Katherine Webb

Brent-MusburgerAnnouncer Brent Musburger does not think he did anything wrong when he gushed over the looks of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb, during the BCS National Championship Game last week.

Musburger and analyst Kirk Herbstreit were practically drooling over Webb when ESPN flashed to her in the stands during the first quarter of the game. The video went viral on the Internet, and it helped Webb gain national notoriety.

Though Webb says she was not offended by the remarks, ESPN apologized because they felt Musburger “went too far.” Musburer apparently disagrees.

The 73-year-old broadcaster answered questions from a TMZ reporter inside a Palm Beach, Fla., airport on Tuesday. When he was asked if he felt like his comments were inappropriate, Musburger took a long pause and answered, “no.”

Musburger says he has not spoken with Webb since the incident. He says he feels like she would have become famous without his comments.

When asked about ESPN’s apology, Musburger indicated he felt it was done to appease critics.

“Individuals say what individuals say, and corporations do what corporations do. Obviously, they felt it was the right thing for them to do.”

Musburger was also part of a mini-controversy on Tuesday when many viewers thought he called a female reporter “smoking” as he was signing off from a telecast Monday night. ESPN denied that’s what he said.