Oct 022014
 

From Youtube.com Posted by Ward Johnson.

“Whatcha gonna do, brother, when the Dak Attack and the Bulldog nation runs wild on you? HAIL STATE!”

 

Dec 132013
 

From YouTube.com Posted By Keith Obermann.

Paul Finebaum joins Keith Olbermann to discuss the Heisman race, Nick Saban-to-Texas rumors, and Johnny Manziel’s NFL prospects.

Oct 222013
 

Paul Finebaum Hr. 1: 10/21/13

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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.

Paul Finebaum Hr. 2: 10/21/13

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

Paul Finebaum Hr. 3: 10/21/13

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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.

Paul Finebaum Hr. 4: 10/21/13

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

Sep 272013
 
By Finebaum Fan.

Every college student looks forward to the day he completes his collegiate studies. Today was that day for American InterContinental University student, Clifton Channell, who completed his studies in the field of graphic design.

But, that’s not all he completed today. Clifton has been working on one last project – a caricature of ESPN radio host and Southeastern Conference football guru, Paul Finebaum.

Paul Finebaum Suitable For Twitter

Paul Finebaum by Clifton Channell

Why Finebaum you ask?  Well, here’s the story…

You may recall a recently-played football contest between The University of Alabama Crimson Tide and the Texas A&M University Aggies.  You remember – the one billed as “The Game of the Century”.

The on-field and off-field exploits of Aggie quarterback, Johnny Manziel, were widely publicized prior to the game. Manziel received extensive media coverage for an NCAA investigation into allegations he received payment for signing autographs.

Opinions of his exuberant style of play were voiced throughout the country.  The attention Manziel received prompted CBS to assign a dedicated camera which followed Manziel’s every move during the game. The camera came to be known as the “Johnny Cam”.

As a class project, Channell decided to design a caricature of the Aggies’ Heisman-winning quarterback incorporating the Manziel autograph and the CBS camera.

Paul Finebaum was one of the most prominent and opinionated figures speaking out on the events involving Manziel.

Upon completion of his artwork, Channell alerted Finebaum to his creation via Twitter.

Keep in mind that I never knew of Clifton Channell until this point.

While browsing Twitter, i noticed the #johnnycam caricature.  I thought the idea and the artwork were great and commended Channell on his accomplishment.  I had once heard Finebaum (on air) mention jokingly that he needed a new caricature for his radio studio’s logo and my two thoughts collided.


Encouraged by Channell’s confidence, I thought to myself, “I can do that”.  After all, he had the hard part. Envisioning the finished Finebaum masterpiece, I knew my part would be easy.

I patiently waited and a few days later I finally got a little teaser.

Ahhh, very cool. Time for some “Larry the Cable Guy” type encouragement!

“Hmmm”, I wondered to myself, “Could this be it?”

Finally, all my “hard work” of typing a half dozen “tweets” had come to fruition!

Anyway, this post is my attempt to live up to my promise to “make sure he sees it”. So Mr. Finebaum, as Carl Spackler said in “Caddyshack”,  “Hey, Lama! Hey! How about a little something, you know – for the effort?.”

No need for “total consciousness”, just a little acknowledging tweet to @ChannellDesign would be nice!  In return, here’s a new Twitter Logo to replace the “clown head” you found in College Station.  I just don’t want him to say, “Hey, he’s gonna stiff me.”

And, LOOK, he’s a listener!

Now, i would never dream of taking advantage of someone’s good nature and obviously gifted talents. And, I certainly don’t expect any agent’s or finder’s fee for my “discovery” of Channell.

But hey, I wouldn’t turn down any either!

Clifton Channell will earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.

Congratulations Clifton.  Thanks for “The Finebaum”.

And, for goodness sake, someone GIVE THE MAN A JOB!

Clifton Channell’s Story From His Website

Ever since I first laid my little hands on that fat pencil they give you in Kindergarten, I have been in love with creating things. Although my technique and skill level have changed since those days of tablet paper and fat pencils, my passion and love for creating things has remained.

If someone had told me 25 years ago that I could actually color for a living, I would probably be a millionaire. Well, maybe not a millionaire, because crayons and supplies are expensive, and I like to have the best tools for the job. Unfortunately, none of my teachers gave me such advice; instead they told me that I needed to stop doodling on my papers and actually pay attention in class or I would never get a job.

To make a long story short, mainly because I would rather be creating something rather than writing this, I decided to go back to school and pursue a degree in coloring Graphic Design. The difference between these teachers and the ones who took my big pencils and crayons away is that my current teachers gave me Adobe software and challenged me to think visually.

For three long years I studied and colored day in and day out to earn my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. I now get the opportunity to do what I love every day, and the kicker is that I actually get paid to do it. So, for all my teachers back at Flatwoods Elementary, it looks like you were wrong. And to all the kids out there with their fat pencils and tablet paper, don’t let anyone tell you that coloring is not a job.

Check out Clifton Channell’s website, portfolio, and his resume’.

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Howard Wolowitz from The Big Bang Theory

Howard Wolowitz from The Big Bang Theory

Dr. Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory

Dr. Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory

Dr. Leonard Hofstadter from The Big Bang Theory

Dr. Leonard Hofstadter from The Big Bang Theory

Ray Charles

Ray Charles

Sep 242013
 
Drake and Paul Finebaum

Drake and Paul Finebaum

By Finebaum Fan.

ESPN radio host, Paul Finebaum, joined Canadian rapper, Drake, on ESPN’s SportCenter earlier today.

The two brought to mind the 1933 science fiction movie, “When Worlds Collide“.  Apparently, public perception of the two places them at opposite extremes of the spectrum.

Twitter exploded with comments related to that interview.  Here is some of that reaction.


Sep 242013
 

From Complex.com by Chris Yuscavage.

Over the course of the last six months or so, Johnny Manziel and Drake have become best buds. Okay, maybe not best buds. But they’ve clearly become pretty good friends. In fact, back in April, Johnny Football credited Drake with helping him become a changed man during the college football offseason. He took a trip to Toronto to hang out with Drake and seemed genuinely touched by the way the rapper treated him during his visit.

“To meet the No. 1 person on my bucket list, and for him to treat me like he did and how that whole trip went for me,” Manziel said, “I came back a completely different person.”

During an appearance on ESPN First Take earlier today, Drake spoke about his friendship with Manziel and defended his recent actions both on and off the football field. He also talked about what he has been talking to Manziel about in order to try and turn him into a better football player.

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Sep 162013
 
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Sep 132013
 

From Al.com by Carol Robinson.

Paul Finebaum in College Station

Paul Finebaum in College Station

Paul Finebaum also weighed in on Johnny Football. “I think the nation will be pulling for Johnny Manziel. I don’t care what I’ve said, what other people have said,” Finebaum said. “He’s just one of the most enigmatic players I have ever seen.”

“He is the reason why the ratings tomorrow will be a record number,” Finebaum said. “It’s not Nick Saban. He’s been there for a long time. Alabama is part of the texture and tapestry of college football, but Manziel is different. He’s new. We’ve never really seen anyone quite like him and I don’t know if we’ll see anyone quite like him in the future.”

Finebaum said an A&M victory Saturday would further elevate Manziel. “His reputation has certainly taken hits, but if he knocks off Alabama, forget Time Magazine, he’ll be in Times Square.”

Saturday’s faceoff is the biggest game in Saban’s career from a preparation standpoint, Finebaum said. “I really believe that Nick Saban has stayed up a little later every night. I’ve been told he’s brought in ex-coaches, defensive wizards, consultants from the NFL, they’ve broken down every game Johnny Manziel has played, which isn’t that many, and looked at all kinds of analysis and he has a game plan.”

Now what does that mean? “I don’t have any idea,” Finebaum said. “But he has never prepared harder or more diligently for any other football game.”

When Finebaum joined ESPN earlier this year, he declared Alabama would easily beat the Aggies in this game. “I’ve backed away from easily. The more I see of A&M, I think it will be a very competitive game but I think Alabama will win,” he said. “That not a prediction you can make and say I will guarantee my life on it, but I think Alabama has the motivation.”

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Sep 122013
 

This is the old affiliate list. To find a station near you, click here.

Hear The Paul Finebaum Radio Show from these broadcast radio affiliates on our new Listen page.

The Paul Finebaum Radio Show Broadcast Radio Affiliates
City State Name Station Frequency AM/FM
BIRMINGHAM AL WJOX 94.5 WJOX 94.5 FM
BIRMINGHAM AL JOX 2 100.5 ESPN WAPI 100.5 FM
BRIDGEPORT AL The Fan WVOV 1480 AM
DECATUR/HUNTSVILLE AL 1400 THE TEAM WWTM 1400 AM
DOTHAN AL WOOF 560 AM
FLORENCE AL 93.9 THE SCORE WYTK 93.9 AM
GADSDEN AL News Talk 570 AM WAAX 570 AM
MOBILE AL THE TICKET WNSP 105.5 FM
MONTGOMERY AL WTXK 1210 AM
REPTON AL POWER PIG WPPG 101.1 FM
SCOTTSBORO AL Classic Country WWIC 1050 AM
SELMA AL ALEX-FM WALX 100.9 FM
TALLASSEE AL WTLS 1300 AM
TUSCALOOSA AL Tide 99.1 WDGM 99.1 FM
UNION GROVE-HUNTSVILLE AL 97.7 THE ZONE WZZN 97.7 FM
YORK AL ESPN 104.9 WSLY 104.9 FM
ARKADELPHIA AR RIVER ROCK 100.9 KDEL 100.9
PENSACOLA FL WBSR 1450 AM
ATLANTA GA TheFan2 WFOM 1230 AM
BRUNSWICK GA THE FAN WSFN 790 AM
COLUMBUS GA THE ZONE WIOL 95.7 AM
WAYCROSS GA THE FAN WFNS 1350 AM
SAVANNAH GA 1450 ESPN WSEG 1400 AM
SAVANNAH GA ESPN RADIO FM 104.3 WSEG 104.3 FM
LEXINGTON KY WLXG 1300 AM
LAFAYETTE LA ESPN 1420 KPEL 1420 AM
Tupelo MS Z-98-5 WZLQ 98.5 FM
JACKSON MS ESPN 105.9 THE ZONE WRKS 105.9 FM
CHATTANOOGA TN 105.1 ESPN WALV 105.1 FM
NASHVILLE TN Sports WQZQ WQZQ 830 AM
TEXARKANA TX ESPN KTRG 94.1 FM