In many high-profile sporting events that ESPN televises, during downtime they do close-up shots on spouses, children, or parents of popular athletes. During the 2013 BCS National Championship game, they cut to a shot Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb. On air, ESPN analyst Brent Musburger made a comment about how beautiful she was and how the “quarterbacks get all the good-looking women.” It was an innocuous comment about an attractive female who is a model. I’m sure that the vast majority of the audience thought nothing of it. Musburger was just stating a fact. Well, not everyone took it that way. Almost immediately after he made the comment, feminists from around the country started making a ruckus about how they were offended, claiming that Musburger was objectifying Webb and that his comments were wildly inappropriate. They made such a big deal about it so far that Musburger was forced to issue a public apology for his comments. In the following weeks, Webb went from being the model girlfriend of Alabama’s quarterback to being a national celebrity. I’m sure this is not what the feminists had in mind when they made such a big deal about Musburger complimenting woman who one, is attractive and two, is a professional model who was Miss Alabama 2012 and placed in the top 10 of the Miss America Pageant. The reaction to Musburger’s comments is a sad commentary on how of people in this country are overly sensitive to comments made by the news media, and how these people are overly sensitive in general. Cutting to a shot of a significant other of a famous athlete is common in televised athletic events because it give the viewer the opportunity to see that these athletes are real people who have lives outside of the sports they are playing. I find it difficult to understand why anyone would be offended by a sports analyst complementing an attractive woman, especially when the people who are offended are not the subjects of the comments. This is a prime example of how people in the United States find ways to make a fuss over nothing so that they can get the result that they want. There was no reason for Musburger to have to apologize for complementing Webb. He meant no harm in his comments, and the feminists who decided that they were offended by a comment that had nothing to do with them need to take a look in the mirror and think about how their beliefs are not really in line with reality. Musburger was not trying to use his position to promote the male-dominated sports culture ideology. He was trying to get a laugh from his audience by complimenting an attractive female and making a comment about how, in this case, McCarron fit the “quarterback-hot girlfriend” stereotype. This was a pointless controversy created by people who want to make you believe that he was saying, “The only way to get an attractive girlfriend is to be a successful male athlete.” People need to lighten up and take his comments for what they were—a man complementing a woman on how attractive she was. I don’t see a problem with that.