Now here’s a surreal exchange:
Weeks later, a caller identified as “David from Athens” on Paul Finebaum’s show on the new SEC Network told the host that it was national title or bust in his mind, and that “if we can’t do it this year, Mark Richt needs to be fired.”
Finebaum, who has been tough on Richt in the past, quickly put the brakes on that, saying “he’s one of the best coaches in the league.”
The caller told Finebaum that anybody can come in and win 10 games at Georgia.
Finebaum’s gone soft.
I can’t say I feel sorry for the guy for this…
… but for the first time regarding Finebaum, words fail me.
Honestly, between the two of them, it’s impossible to say for whom I have more contempt. Gah.
Remember, Comcast subscribers, this can be yours for a mere $1.40 a month.
Given Spurrier’s famously tolerant attitude towards the media, let’s just say I hope this has potential.
This could be the breakout hit the SEC Network’s hoping for.
A little later in the day, but just as tasty.
- John Pennington argues that the SEC Network may actually work against national exposure for the conference’s schools at first. I understand the point he’s trying to make, but I think he forgets that SEC schools have benefited from national exposure on CBS for many years now.
- Here’s a nice Xs-and-Os preview of the Clemson-Georgia game. The author thinks it’ll be “all about Clemson’s ferocious defensive line vs. Georgia’s all-world backfield.” Agree or disagree?
- Phil Steele has nine sets of power ratings he uses to evaluate teams. One of those sets has Georgia going undefeated; another four call for an 11-1 season.
- College football players want NCAA Football 15 back.
- Bobby Petrino compares the ACC Atlantic to the SEC West. I guess that’s his way of telling Louisville fans not to expect any division titles.
- Jimbo Fisher said Jameis Winston was not subject to more discipline for shoplifting seafood at a supermarket in April, because, as he was punished by the baseball coach, double jeopardy attached (“… you don’t punish a guy twice for the same crime.”). Kinda like a Law and Order episode minus the Lennie Briscoe quip.
- Be still, mine heart.
The buffet line never ends.
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