Oct 162014
 
Herschel Walker

Herschel Walker

By Finebaum Fan.

Herschel Walker  joined Paul Finebaum today and talked about some of college football’s hottest topics.

The 1982 Heisman Trophy winner gave very candid answers to questions about  suspended University of Georgia running back, Todd Gurley, and not yet to be suspended Florida State quarterback, Jameis Winston.

Like Gurley, Walker played running back for the University of Georgia, where he was a three-time All-American and winner of the Maxwell Award.

“I know Jameis Winston…  is a young man who needs some guidance.  He’s a young man who needs someone to sit down and talk to him.” – Herschel Walker

We’ll pick up the conversation where it began after an aborted attempt to speak with Finebaum due to a bad phone connection:

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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

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Oct 022014
 

From YouTube Posted by 24Jgm.

“Hi! My name is Bro Ballace, starting quarterback for the Old Mississippi University Rebellious Black Bear Admirals or something… HOBBY LOBBY!”

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Sep 232014
 
Paul Finebaum and Marcus Spears

Paul Finebaum and Marcus Spears

By Finebaum Fan.

Former SEC and NFL player, Marcus Spears made an impromptu appearance today as co-host on The Paul Finebaum Show.

Spears, initially a guest on today’s show, is a member of ESPN’s “SEC Nation” along with Finebaum, Joe Tessitore, Kaylee Hartung, and Tim Tebow.

“SEC Nation” is the pregame show modeled after ESPN’s “College GameDay” and airs on the SEC Network.

Finebaum stated, “This has been my favorite show since we’ve been on the air.”  Twitter fans agreed and were quick to react with rave reviews.

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Apr 112014
 
Ken Burns, Documentarian

Ken Burns, Documentarian

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, documentarian Ken Burns, along with numerous partners, has launched a national effort to encourage everyone in America to video record themselves reading or reciting the speech.

Burns’ partners include President Barack Obama, and former Presidents: George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter.

There is quite an impressive list of other notable participants from all walks of life. Their renditions of the speech can be seen here.

Of particular interest to Finebaum fans may be this mashup of members of ESPN broadcasting team:

Burns was a guest of Paul Finebaum on Thursday’s show. The interview can be heard here.

Here’s the trailer for the documentary:

The ninety-minute film that inspired this initiative, THE ADDRESS, premieres April 15th on PBS at 8PM CST.
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Feb 072014
 
Penn State commit Koa Farmer with coach James Franklin during a campus visit. (Instagram photo, Koa Farmer)

Penn State commit Koa Farmer with coach James Franklin during a campus visit. (Instagram photo, Koa Farmer)

By Finebaum Fan.

The day after his interview with James Franklin went viral around the college football world, ESPN radio host, Paul Finebaum, took time on air to reflect on it with his audience.

Franklin, head football coach at Penn State, has been criticized for “poaching” five recruits who had committed to Vanderbilt – a practice popularly known as “flipping recruits”.

Finebaum began the show with an analysis of the interview.

“That was not something I was in the weeds waiting for.  I’ve been friends with James Franklin for a while.”

“I’ve been a fan of his for a long time.  I think my record is pretty public on that. This isn’t a coach that I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into.”

He went on to elaborate on the thoughts he had during the interview.

“I was expecting James Franklin, the person I know and have great respect for, to give an honest answer.”

“I just felt like I needed to try to get an answer because he went into ‘coach speak'”.

“That’s all there was to it… But I just felt like I needed to explain that.”

“I’ve always liked him. Yesterday’s interview didn’t change any of that.  I just felt like he gave a really bad answer…”

Franklin appeared on the Dan Patrick Show in January to discuss recruiting etiquette and his reasoning for flipping Vanderbilt commits to Penn State.

Listen to a compilation of comments made by Finebaum and some of his callers during the show:

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Dec 182013
 

Colin CowherdLink To Phyllis’ Latest Call Berating Colin Cowherd.

Colin Cowherd, host of ESPN’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd”, joined Paul Finebaum today looking for publicity for his new book “You Herd Me”.

Well, he found publicity, but not necessarily for his book.

It came in the form of “Phyllis from Mulga”, whose call to Finebaum went viral on the internet.

Phyllis once again took exception to comments made by an ESPN personality regarding her beloved Alabama Crimson Tide.

She proceeded to unload on Cowherd.

Listen to the call:

Play Phyllis From Mulga - Colin Cowherd: COW TURD

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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.

Dec 072013
 
Alabama place kicker Cade Foster (43) hits a personal best on his 53-yard field goal against Ole Miss. (Vasha Hunt/vhunt@al.com)

Alabama place kicker Cade Foster (43) hits a 53-yard field goal against Ole Miss. (Vasha Hunt/vhunt@al.com)

By Finebaum Fan.

(Updated)

David Pollack, ESPN College GameDay analyst, is feeling the “Twitter wrath” of  fans of the Alabama Crimson Tide.

After Bowling Green University’s Tyler Tate kicked a career-long 52 yard field goal against Northern Indiana University in the MAC Championship game, Pollack tweeted:

Pollack was making reference to the performance of Alabama’s kicking game in the “Iron Bowl” last week against the Auburn Tigers.

The tweet did not go unnoticed by members of the number four ranked Crimson Tide – including kicker Cade Foster who responded:

Pollack did a little backpedaling:

Too little, too late. The backlash from the tweet was almost immediate. Tide quarterback, A.J. McCarron, was quick to back Foster:

Other teammates stepped up to defend and reassure Foster:

 

 

 

 

There are more, but you get the picture. Fans were eager to respond to Pollack’s tweet as well.

There were others, even a few Auburn faithful, who joined the conversation:

 

 

It is interesting to note that Pollack did not “tweet” when Tate’s previous 26 yard field goal attempt was missed or when Tate’s following extra point attempt was blocked.

Overall, for the game, Tate was 2 for 3 in field goals and 5 of 6 in extra points.

Had he done his research, Pollack would have known that Foster had hit a 53 yard field goal against Ole Miss earlier this season – one yard longer than Tate’s.

Pollack’s tweet stated, “This kid has a BOOT. He can make it from 60+”.

In reality, Tate’s longest career field goal was the 52 yarder against Northern Indiana.  It is also his ONLY successful field goal from beyond 50 yards.

Cade Foster has never missed an extra point during his career at Alabama.  He is a perfect 63 for 63.

Thousands of Alabama and Auburn fans joined together to support Foster after he received numerous insults and even death threats to his Twitter account during and after the “Iron Bowl”.

A facebook page supporting Foster has received 86,000 likes to date.

The Twitter tag #BamaFansForCade still resonates throughout the “Twitterverse”.

Perhaps this Twitter user put it best:

Judging from these comments, it’s pretty clear that Bama doesn’t wish for “a FG kicker”.  They seem to be pretty happy with the one they have.



Dec 022013
 

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