Video: Brent Musburger goes on epic Joe Mixon rant during Sugar Bowl broadcast
Commentator Brent Musberger is one of the most passionate and colorful individuals you will find calling sports games.
In addition to his regaling of stories from yesteryear, he adds a personal — almost friend-like — quality when announcing.
During Monday’s Sugar Bowl between Oklahoma and Auburn, Musberger mentioned controversial OU Joe Mixon. He wished Mixon well in the future, as he eventually pursues a career in the NFL.
Apparently, many on social media took offense to these comments.
An angry Musberger began the second half with the rant addressing these concerns (shown above in the video). A transcribed version of his monologue is found below:
“You know [Jesse Palmer], apparently some people were very upset when I wished this young man well at the next level. Let me make something perfectly clear: What he did with that young lady was brutal, uncalled for. He’s apologized. He was tearful. He got a second chance.
He got a second chance from Bob Stoops. I happen to pull for people with second chances, OK? Let me make it absolutely clear that I hope he has a wonderful career and he teaches people with that brutal, violent video, OK? Second down and nine.”
That's the first time I've ever felt cussed out by a play-by-play guy.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) January 3, 2017