Brent Musburger is at it again.
Five and a half years after making AJ McCarron’s girlfriend into a star, Musburger and the McCarrons have been reunited in a way. And Musburger decided to remind everyone about that via Twitter.
“Welcome A.J. McCarron to the Raider family. Can’t wait for the “beautiful “ Mrs. McCarron to join us in Oakland” Musburger tweeted.
Musburger was recently named the new radio voice of the Oakland Raiders, replacing Greg Papa. On Saturday, McCarron was traded to the Raiders. AJ and Katherine have since married.
Maybe Musburger was just making a joke by referencing his past comments about Katherine, but this won’t sit well with many. ESPN apologized for Musburger drooling over Katherine during the national championship game. Meanwhile, Musburger continues to defend his actions and is still talking about it.
A.J. McCarron is fighting for a starting job with the Buffalo Bills this offseason, and the quarterback is preparing for a lot more responsibility at home while he’s at it.
On Wednesday, McCarron’s wife Katherine Webb revealed on Instagram that the couple is expecting their second child.
A.J. and Katherine already have a son, Tripp. The two have been dating since McCarron was the starting quarterback at Alabama and married since 2014.
McCarron has gotten first-team reps during Bills training camp this week, so it appears he may be the early favorite to win the QB job over first-round pick Josh Allen. Another player could also be in the mix, though it would be a surprise if either McCarron or Allen wasn’t under center in Week 1.
It has been more than four years since former ESPN broadcaster Brent Musburger made Katherine Webb a household name, but here we are still talking about it. Mursburger doesn’t understand why.
During the 2013 BCS National Championship Game, Musburger called Webb “beautiful” and a “lovely lady” when she was shown by ESPN’s cameras. Webb was dating former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron at the time, and the two are now married. In a recent interview with SEC Country, Musburger says he has no idea what all the fuss was about.
“I called a beauty queen beautiful,” he said. “Give me a break. I mean, come on. That was like, ‘What are you talking about?'”
Musburger also told broadcast partner Kirk Herbstreit — a former Ohio State quarterback — that “you quarterbacks get all the good-looking women.” Musburger said that was a compliment to Herbstreit and his wife.
“I had just been out to dinner with Herbstreit and his wife the night before,” he explained. “So the rest of the comments were addressed to him. … I thought it was silly, to tell you the truth.”
McCarron, who is a backup quarterback with the Cincinnati Bengals, married Webb back in 2014. Musburger said he is glad the couple is so happy, and he maintains that Webb is “beautiful.”
“I wish them the best,” he said. “And AJ, I’m glad that they’re happily married. I hope they live happily ever after. … Katherine remains beautiful, in my opinion.”
In Musburger’s defense, the whole thing was overblown. Even if he took it a bit too far, he didn’t deserve some of the backlash he received from people like this fellow broadcaster.
AJ McCarron had the best support team of all entering his first career NFL playoff start for the Cincinnati Bengals, and it’s thanks to his wife, Katherine Webb.
Webb, who became famous during Alabama’s national championship game when she was shouted out by Brent Musburger for being McCarron’s attractive girlfriend, has remained together with the QB ever since then. Not only did they get married but now Katherine is pregnant with what will be their first child.
Luckily she’s not so far along in the pregnancy where she can’t attend games. She was in the house Saturday night for the Bengals’ game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and she was pumped.
Katherine and AJ should be used to the pressure. McCarron played in two national championship games in college.
AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb tied the knot back in July, but the couple did a great job of keeping the photos from the big day hidden. It’s usually only a matter of days before the internet gets ahold of athlete/celebrity wedding photos, yet here we are two months later and getting our first glimpse.
It looks like Webb and McCarron had an exclusive deal with Extra for the photos. The new Mrs. McCarron began sharing a bunch on Twitter and Instagram on Monday. Here are some more:
Katherine Webb doesn’t post photos on Instagram all that often. We wish she would, and the photo she posted from her honeymoon on Sunday reminded us why.
Webb, who married Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron last weekend, felt the need to post a quick selfie to thank Sports Illustrated for her new leopard print bikini.
“Thank you @siswim! Loved wearing it on my honeymoon,” she wrote.
For some reason, it feels like we should be the ones saying thank you. Doesn’t it seem like those breakup rumors were years ago? The internet really knows how to toy with our emotions.
Also see: The full history of AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb’s relationship
Just as A.J. McCarron is preparing to go to training camp with the Cincinnati Bengals, his girlfriend/fiancee Katherine Webb is preparing for an even bigger event.
Webb shared the photo seen above via Instagram Tuesday and it shows off the front of their wedding invitation. The two are set to be married on Friday.
There was a report saying their wedding would be a part of a reality show, but they said that was not the case.
Webb and McCarron got engaged in March as AJ prepared to launch his NFL career following four excellent seasons at Alabama. They actually met over Twitter in the fall of 2012 and will be married less than two years later.
Photo: Instagram/Katherine Webb
Darnell Dockett has been obsessed with Katherine Webb since Brent Musburger introducer her to the world, and the Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle has not been shy about it. On Thursday, AJ McCarron was a guest on Dan Le Batard’s “Highly Questionable,” and he was asked about the possibility of being teammates with Dockett.
“We’re two grown men,” McCarron said with a laugh. “So hopefully we’d both have respect for each other if we’re on the same team. But, I don’t know what happens in that situation. Hopefully we’d just handle out business and win ballgames.’
Dockett must have heard the interview, because he took to Twitter on Thursday evening to rekindle the fire.
AJ McCarron is aware that being involved in a reality TV show does not look good to NFL teams ahead of the draft, so he’s doing his best to pin the blame for it on his future wife.
After a report came out on Wednesday saying that McCarron and fiance Katherine Webb are filming a reality show for a to-be-determined network, the former Alabama quarterback sent this tweet:
McCarron should be defensive about this whole thing. The idea that he’s doing a reality show creates the perception that he’s interested in being on TV and a celebrity rather than playing quarterback.
If someone proposed the idea to them that they should document their life for the potential to shop it to networks, then AJ is as much to blame as Katherine. This definitely is creating a lot of questions for AJ that he probably would prefer not to have to answer.
AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb are one of the most popular athlete-celebrity couples in the country, so you knew this was coming at some point. According to The Auburn Plainsmen, the couple has begun filming a reality television show that will document the planning of their wedding.
As you know, McCarron recently proposed to Webb and the two later enjoyed a ridiculous engagement cake. Laurie Webb, Katherine’s sister and maid of honor, said that a group of producers have gotten together to make the show and have yet to decide on a network.
“They’ve already started filming during the proposal,” Laurie Webb said. “From what I understood, it came from someone else. I don’t think they were trying to get into a reality show, I think they just had the opportunity and decided to take it.”
Katherine’s father Alan Webb added that the show would be “a wholesome one” as far as reality TV goes. In other words, we’re not going to see a spin-off of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
“They think it’s a great opportunity,” Laurie said. “They can also have a documentation of special times during their life, which will be kind of cool.”
McCarron also happens to be one of the top quarterback prospects from the 2014 NFL Draft class, so you can guarantee NFL teams will be giving him a hard time about starring in a reality TV show. Anything that doesn’t have to do with football can be viewed as a distraction, and rookies who come in with distractions are always heavily scrutinized.
H/T NFL.com’s Chase Goodbread
Photo: Twitter/Katherine Webb