Brent Musburger, iconic sports broadcaster who lit up internet, retires from ESPN

Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f361765%2f9777b88c-932c-4f94-a7c3-45f2b79e2ac6

Feed-twFeed-fb

You are looking live at the end of an era. 

Brent Musburger – whose sonorous voice and signature “you are looking live” introduction to games were synonymous with sports telecasts – will call his final game for ESPN this month. 

Musburger became a household name as television grew into the dominant medium of the sports-entertainment industrial complex. On social media, however, his career wasn’t quite so cut and dried. While an icon on TV, he sometimes became a lightning rod online. 

Let’s first flash back to college football’s national title game in 2013. Musburger provided a bit of drooling commentary when ESPN cameras cut to a shot of beauty queen Katherine Webb, who was then the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron. The moment vaulted Webb to celebrity, while video of Musburger’s commentary instantly hit viral status on YouTube. If you type “Musburger” into the YouTube search bar today, “McCarron’s girlfriend” is still the first autofill to follow.  Read more…

More about Espn, Sports, and Entertainment

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s