Brent Musburger

Brent Musburger


5/26/1939, Portland, Oregon, USA

Birth Name

Brent Woody Musburger



Also Known As

Woody, Brent Musberger
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Brent Musburger is one of the most versatile and talented broadcasters in the industry. A preeminent voice of college football and college basketball play-by-play, Musburger is also the host of ABC Sports' coverage of the Little League World Series. He served as the pregame and half-time host of…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Brent was a boyhood friend of former Major League pitcher Dave McNally.

    • He worked alongside Connie Chung doing local Los Angeles newscasts during the early 1970s.

    • In November 2006, an action figure of himself was released as part of the Rocky II series of figures.

    • He has a "down-home" manner of speaking, often addressing his viewers as "folks" or "partner," such as, "Folks, here's your third down and 10" and "Now hold on, partner... there's a penalty."

    • He is regarded as the first broadcaster to apply the term "March Madness" to the annual NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Tournament.

    • Brent provided his voice for the play-by-play commentary for the 2000 Konami video game ESPN NBA Tonight.

    • Some of the words and phrases Brent frequently uses during his telecasts are included in "The Brent Musburger Drinking Game," including: "The Pardner," "Folks," "It's a foot race!" and "There's that man again."

    • Brent was an umpire for Minor League baseball during the 1950s.

    • He attended Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois.

    • Brent appeared in the movies: Rocky II, The Main Event, The Waterboy, and Mickey, as a play-by-play commentator.

  • Quotes

    • Brent: Last year, I thought the Big Ten (Conference) was unfairly put down and very underrated. Interestingly, this year, I happen to think they're a little overrated only because I don't see a marquee team stepping out, like an Illinois last year.

    • Brent: Austin, Texas and Columbus, Ohio are the two toughest communities in which you have to put together a winning football team. They are both big metropolitan areas without professional football and major league baseball to sidetrack them.

    • Brent: I hate Lou Dobbs with a passion. He is my mortal enemy. If I find him, I will destroy him. He owes me 15 dollars.