Oct 282016
 

Celebrity sports fan, Tom Arnold, appeared on The Paul Finebaum Show today and promptly dropped this little bombshell:
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As a comedian, Arnold is paid to say stupid things. Is this one of them?

Here’s the complete interview:

Play Tom Arnold Says Nick Saban Wanted New York Giants Job

Oct 092014
 
Nick Saban At Kent State

Nick Saban At Kent State

By Finebaum Fan.

In his weekly appearance on “Hey Coach”, Alabama Coach Nick Saban revealed that he had experienced the same injury that Alabama running back, Kenyan Drake, sustained in the October 4th game against The University of Mississippi.

Drake suffered a horrible leg injury in the second quarter against Ole Miss. During a tangled pileup, his left ankle twisted violently and he shouted so loudly that his voice was audible on CBS’ broadcast.

Saban played defensive back for the Kent State University football team under coach Don James.

Said Saban, “When I was a player in college, I got the SAME injury as he (Kenyan Drake) had…”

Here’s the audio with an update on Drake’s condition:

Play Nick Saban on Kenyan Drake Injury

“Hey Coach” originates live from Bob’s Victory Grille in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Oct 062014
 

By FinebaumFan.

“Phyllis From Mulga” took exception to ESPN’s Colin Cowherd’s comments regarding her beloved Alabama Crimson Tide and Head Coach, Nick Saban.

This morning on his show, “In The Herd”, Cowherd made this comment on air immediately after Paul Finebaum had been interviewed:

Phyllis called into the Finebaum show today unaware of Cowherd’s comments.

It didn’t take long before Phyllis began her second scathing of Cowherd on the Finebaum Show.

Her first call was a classic and quickly went viral on social media.

Play Phyllis From Mulga - Colin Cowherd: COW TURD

 

Today’s response to Cowherd was as intense as her first:

Here’s the COMPLETE call.

Play Phyllis From Mulga Scolds Colin Cowherd - Again

Video from The Paul Finebaum Show YouTube Channel:

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Apr 142014
 

By Finebaum Fan.

The Cover of Carson Tinker's Book.

The Cover of Carson Tinker’s Book.

Carson Tinker, is a familiar name to many people in the South.  It’s a name known today by thousands of fans supporting the National Football League’s Jacksonville Jaguars.  Most SEC football fans can recall the name from fall Saturdays past.

But, it’s University of Alabama football fans who know the name best.  And it’s not necessarily because he was a great player who displayed unique abilities on a football field in Tuscaloosa.

Carson Tinker is an inspiration to many people.  He was a “walk-on” long snapper for the Crimson Tide in 2008 who earned and was awarded a full scholarship prior to his senior season in 2012.

Alabama Coach Nick Saban praised Tinker for his contributions to the team:

“We’re very excited that we’re able to award a guy that has been such a positive influence in so many ways – personally, academically and athletically in our program.”

But his triumphs on the football field are just a part of the story – perhaps, just a small part.  His triumphs off the field may prove to influence and inspire more people than he ever thought possible.

Carson’s book, “A Season To Remember: Faith in the Midst of the Storm”, is scheduled to be released on April 16th.

If you are one of the few football fans who have never heard of Carson Tinker, you should hear his inspirational story.

Here’s a start.

This moving video, narrated by the voice of ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi, introduces Carson as he relates his experience during the devastating EF-4 tornado which struck Tuscaloosa, Alabama on April 27, 2011.  This video was broadcast prior to the Alabama vs. Penn State game on September 11, 2011.  You’ll hear commentary following by ESPN’s Todd Blackledge.

Carson was presented with a Patients of Courage Award by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In the following video,  produced by the ASPS, Carson discusses his experience, his injuries, and his forthcoming book.

Tinker announced recently, via his Twitter account, that he is scheduled to be a guest on The Paul Finebaum Show on Monday, April 14th.

It’s been almost three years since that tragic day in 2011.  Its memories have scared the minds and hearts of many Alabamians.  Most certainly, this book and today’s interview will serve to comfort and inspire a new group across the country who will also recognize the name – Carson Tinker.

Here’s an excellent interview with Carson by Thom S. Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources.

You may read excerpts from the book at Amazon.com.

Mar 032014
 
Arizona Coach Rich Rodriguez

Arizona Coach Rich Rodriguez

From YouTube Posted By ArizonaAthletics.

Was this a shot at Alabama Coach Nick Saban?

“Well I think there’s some coaches that have a hidden agenda. They want to slow the game down. They think fast-paced offense is leading to more injuries. There’s no evidence at all that says that. I just think they don’t want to evolve the game. People enjoy the game. They want to see action. They don’t want to see huddles or people holding hands or singing ‘Cumbaya.’”
– Arizona Coach Rich Rodriguez

Feb 112014
 

telephone270x200“I too would be gay if every man in the world looked like Nick Saban…”

Play Legend - Gay for Nick Saban

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Feb 052014
 

By Finebaum Fan.

Auburn High School’s Rashaan Evans shocked the college football world by choosing The University of Alabama over hometown Auburn University – and it only took “a second”.

Evans is a fast five-star linebacker who is expected to assist the Tide in slowing the quicker “spread-type offenses” which have become more dominate in the SEC.

Here’s what “Twitterverse” has to say about it:


Feb 052014
 


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Jan 262014
 
David Cornwell

David Cornwell at Jones High School

By Finebaum Fan.

The University of Alabama may have lost 2015 quarterback prospect, Ricky Town, to USC – but David Cornwell is already on campus.

Cornwell, an Under Armour All-American and Elite 11 Alumni ,  is a 6′ 5” 241-pound early enrollee from Norman, Oklahoma who will be competing for the starting quarterback position this spring.

While at Norman High School North, he passed for 12 touchdowns and 1445 yards in the first five games of 2013 before suffering a season-ending knee injury.

His recovery has been progressing nicely and it appears he will be ready to compete by the time the Crimson Tide begins spring practice.

On Dec  3, just six weeks after ACL surgery, he posted an update to his progress on YouTube.

Sure, it’s a basketball and there isn’t an SEC defense in his face, but you have to admit this full-court pass is quite impressive!

I’m pretty sure he was just checking the wind on his first attempt, but he certainly nailed the second one.

But, what can he do with a football?

Here are some of the highlights from Cornwell’s high school career.

There has been much speculation that  Jacob Coker, a likely transfer from Florida State, is the heir apparent to Heisman runner-up, A.J. McCarron.

Coker and Cornwell are about the same size.  And like Cornwell, Coker is also coming off a season-ending knee injury.

After comparing Cornwell’s passing accuracy to that of Coker, I wouldn’t be surprised to see David Cornwell emerge as the Tide’s quarterback this fall.

 

For some interesting insight to Cornwell’s long road from Oklahoma to Alabama, read this article by Matt Scalici.

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