Following the college football championship blowout between Alabama and Notre Dame the girlfriend of the Alabama Quarterback picked up a huge number of followers on twitter. Katherine Webb, Miss Alabama 2012, is the girlfriend of Alabama QB AJ McCarron. Prior to the football game Miss Webb had only a little over 500 hundred followers on twitter. By the end of the night she had picked up 175,000 followers and is currently at 216,025 followers.
How did this happen? The answer is one name, Brent Musburger. After it was clear that the game was going to be a blowout the cameras focused more on Katherine Webb than on the actual game. Brent Musburger commented about Miss Webb. "Now when you are a quarterback at Alabama, you see that lovely lady there, she does go to Auburn, I want to admit that, but she's also Miss Alabama and that's AJ McCarron's girlfriend, OK." He did not stop, but continued to comment about Katherine Webb. "Wow, I'm telling you, quarterbacks -- you get all the good-looking women. What a beautiful woman, Wow!"
After the game some described the comments by Musburger as "creepy" but Katherine Webb did have a different response when interviewed by TMZ. "I've been reading on Twitter that Musburger had backlash that he's creepy. If I were to see him I would say, I don't think you're creepy at all!"
ESPN also made a comment about the incident. "We always try to capture interesting storylines and the relationship between an Auburn grad who is Miss Alabama and the current Alabama quarterback certainly met that test. However, we apologize that the commentary in this instance went too far and Brent understands that."
One side note to the story, Alabama did defeat Notre Dame 42-14.