Oct 312013

Tammy, the Auburn Tiger darling of the Paul Finebaum Show, announced today that she will be married at the Mobile County Courthouse at 10:30 tomorrow morning.

For all you disappointed fellows who meant to ask for her hand in marriage before now, take heart.

This is Tammy’s third husband.  Rumor has it she may already be accepting applications for number four.

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Oct 252013
"Rocky Top Y'all"

Tennessee’s Uniforms For Saturday’s Game

Birmingham radio legend, Courtney Haden, produced this parody song for The Paul Finebaum Show several years ago.

In his production, Haden impersonated Alistair Cooke, the host of the Public Broadcasting Service’s Masterpiece Theater.

Haden narrates his version of a “Masterpiece Classic”, “The Meaning Of Rocky Top” to a backdrop of Lynn Anderson’s hit “Rocky Top” – The University of Tennessee’s adopted fight song.

“Rocky Top” was written by married songwriting duo Boudleaux Bryant (1920–1987) and Felice Bryant (1925–2003) in 1967.

I wonder if they have any relatives in Morro Bottom, Arkansas?

From Wikipedia.
With its good-natured regional references to a carefree lifestyle, the singing of “Rocky Top” by Tennessee college students and alumni at sports venues such as Neyland Stadium is well established. House of Bryant has granted the University of Tennessee a perpetual license to play the song as much and as often as success on the field dictates. Longtime director W. J. Julian created a marching band arrangement that was first played at Tennessee’s October 21, 1972, game against the University of Alabama.

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The Girls of Rocky Top
Lyrics to “Rocky Top”
Wish that I was on ole Rocky Top,
Down in the Tennessee hills.
Ain’t no smoggy smoke on Rocky Top,
Ain’t no telephone bills.
Corn won’t grow at all on Rocky Top,
Dirt’s too rocky by far.
That’s why all the folks on Rocky Top
Get their corn from a jar.
Once there was a girl on Rocky Top,
Half bear the other half cat.
Wild as a mink, sweet as soda pop,
I still dream about that.
Rocky Top, you’ll always be
Home sweet home to me.
Good ole Rocky Top,
Rocky Top Tennessee, Rocky Top Tennessee.
Rocky Top, you’ll always be
Home sweet home to me.
Good ole Rocky Top,
Rocky Top Tennessee, Rocky Top Tennessee.
Now I’ve had years of cramped up city life,
Trapped like a duck in a pen.
Now all I know is it’s a pity life
Can’t be simple again.
Once two strangers climbed on Rocky Top,
Lookin’ for a moonshine still.
Strangers ain’t come back from Rocky Top,
Guess they never will.
Rocky Top, you’ll always be
Home sweet home to me.
Good ole Rocky Top,
Rocky Top Tennessee, Rocky Top Tennessee.
 Rocky Top Tennessee, Rocky Top Tennessee.
Yeah Rocky Top Tennessee eee eee eee.
Oct 242013

Paul Finebaum Hr. 1: 10/24/13  Download


Paul Finebaum and Jim Donnan (Former Georgia coach) ask whether Florida State is a real challenger for Alabama/Oregon and Butch Jones (Tennessee Volunteers coach) on Alabama.

Paul Finebaum Hr. 2: 10/24/13  Download


Paul Finebaum and Ryan McGee (ESPN Insider) discuss the overrated / underrated BCS rankings and preview Week 8 of CFB.

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Paul Finebaum and Steve Shaw (SEC Coordinator of Officials) discuss the SEC preparing to ask the NCAA rules committee to review the penalty portion of the targeting rule.

Oct 232013

Paul Finebaum Hr. 1: 10/23/13  Download


Paul Finebaum chats with Joe Tessitore about what to expect from this weekend’s showdown between South Carolina and Missouri.

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Paul Finebaum chats with Dan Wolken (USA Today CFB) about the BCS standings, the Heisman race and the NCAA’s ruling against Miami.

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Paul Finebaum and Chris Fallica (ESPN GameDay) give their Week 8 picks and take questions from callers.

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Paul Finebaum and ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit preview Week 8’s matchups.

Oct 232013

"Jim from Tuscaloosa" and Danny Kanell

“Jim from Tuscaloosa” and Danny Kanell

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Oct 222013

Paul Finebaum Hr. 1: 10/22/13  Download


Paul Finebaum chats with Dan Wetzel and John Infante about the sanctions laid down by the NCAA on the University of Miami.

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Paul Finebaum chats with Trevor Matich about Week 8 of the CFB season, and Chuck Todd on the University of Miami rulings by the NCAA.

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Paul Finebaum discusses Danny Kanell’s BCS top 3 ranked teams, and previews Week 8 games of the CFB season.

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Paul Finebaum chats with Gary Danielson (CBS, SEC analyst) about Auburn’s upset of Texas A&M and previews the Alabama / Tennessee match up.

Oct 222013

Paul Finebaum Hr. 1: 10/21/13


Paul Finebaum and Brad Edwards (ESPN BCS Guru) discuss the first BCS rankings and Dave Matter (St. Louis Post Dispatch) delves into Missouri’s upset of Florida.

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Paul Finebaum and Samuel Freedman (Author ‘Breaking the Line’, Professor Columbia University) discuss the issues facing Grambling football.

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Paul Finebaum and Cecil Hurt (Tuscaloosa News) discuss Alabama’s position at #1 on the first BCS ranking, and much more.

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Paul Finebaum talks with Pete Thamel (Sports Illustrated) about Florida State and Oregon, and who should be ranked number two.

Oct 182013

From UtK.edu.

College of Communication and Information Dean Mike Wirth (left) with Paul Finebaum. College of Communication and Information Dean Mike Wirth Paul Finebaum

College of Communication and Information Dean Mike Wirth (left) with Paul Finebaum.

He has been called the “Voice of the SEC,” one of the most powerful people in sports media, the “King of the South,” and the “Oprah Winfrey of college football.”

Now, Paul Finebaum can be called a University of Tennessee accomplished alumnus.

The 1978 political science graduate was honored with the Accomplished Alumni Award, which recognizes notable alumni for their success and distinction within their field.

Finebaum, considered the leading sports authority in the South, joined ESPN in 2013. He does a regional radio show from Charlotte, North Carolina, and appears on a variety of other ESPN shows and outlets, including SportsCenter, College Football Live, College GameDay, and in ESPN The Magazine. In August 2014, when ESPN’s SEC Network launches, a television simulcast of Finebaum’s radio show will anchor the network’s afternoon lineup.

Prior to joining ESPN, he served as host of the Paul Finebaum Radio Network, which was syndicated on stations throughout the south including Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee and heard nationally on Sirius XM Radio.

Finebaum’s work has earned him more than 250 national, regional, and local sports writing awards including being named one of Sports Illustrated‘s Most Powerful People in Sports Media in 2013, one of The Tennessean‘s Top SEC Power Brokers in 2002, and one of the Orlando Sentinel‘s 10 most powerful people in the SEC in 2009. Finebaum has been profiled in publications such as The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal and the book, Great Call: Why the Finebaum Show is America’s Barbershop. He also has written two books, The Worst of Paul Finebaum and Finebaum Said and is currently working on a book about his career for HarperCollins Publishers.

Finebaum’s award was presented by College of Communication and Information Dean Mike Wirth at a small alumni event at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut.

“I graduated with a degree in political science but it was the classes I took in the College of Communication and Information and my experience working at the Daily Beacon that helped me to develop the skills that got me where I am today,” said Finebaum. “I am very honored and grateful to receive the Accomplished Alumni Award. It has brought this proud UT graduate closer to his alma mater.”

Finebaum joins a variety of outstanding alumni who have been featured through the Accomplished Alumni program, including CEOs of major corporations, Olympians, authors, lawyers, musicians, US ambassadors, and civic leaders.

To view other Accomplished Alumni, visit the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development.

Oct 182013

Paul Finebaum Hr. 1: 10/18/13


Paul Finebaum and Ralph Russo (AP CFB writer) discuss the CFB committee and the upcoming Florida State vs. Clemson matchup.

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Paul Finebaum and Danny Sheridan (USA Today) preview Week 8 of the college football season.

Paul Finebaum Hr. 3: 10/18/13


Paul Finebaum previews Week 8 of the college football season and takes calls from listeners.

Paul Finebaum Hr. 4: 10/18/13


Paul Finebaum previews the SEC weekend with Russ Mitchell and Lee Fitting and takes calls from listeners.

Oct 182013
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