So you're saying there was water there?
I heard Musberger make those comments live. I remember thinking that he seemed to be going a bit overboard. I found nothing wrong with them, but figured in today's insane politically correct world somebody would make an issue of it. Sadly, I was right.
On the scholarship front, I see where you're coming from. Miss America is a "scholarship pageant" instead of "beauty pageant" like the others. The Miss America scholarships range from $10,000 to $50,000 for the top five finishers, but everybody else gets under $10,000 with nearly all getting $3,000 to $4,000. Even if you win the whole thing and get $50,000 you probably aren't offsetting the cost of being involved with the pageant in the first place with the scholarship, especially if you've been in the pageant cycle since you were a kid. Apparently most of the participants are either near the end of college or have already graduated, so the scholarship ends up getting donated back to the system or to pay off student loans if they have them.
Katherine Webb was Miss Alabama USA, which is part of Trump's Miss USA pageant. This is a straight-up beauty pageant (no scholarships) with the whole point being "am I more attractive than the others". That's why I said she had no problem with Musberger saying what he did; it's free marketing of her.
I also see some humor in girls being in pageants for college money, since that's allegedly what nearly every stripper is in their profession for.
Mr. Musburger is old enough to be her great~great~grandfather. I wonder how he would feel if any of his elderly friends were to leer at any great~great~granddaughters he might have and they told him how attractive they found them to be?
The recipient of the compliments was not offended so someone else must step in for her -- like she's too dumb to know if she's been offended. SMH Mind your business you freaks!
p.s. Even Webb's parents said to lay off Musburger. I think their opinion matters more than the controversy seekers.
She and her parents are smart enough to know that they can leverage this for maximum profit. So many people were looking her up after the game; it may be one of the best things to happen to her because of the exposure.
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