Sooner or later, everybody calls PAWWWLLL.
Kellen Williams was on his way to Birmingham for a job interview Monday when he simply couldn’t take it anymore.
The former Alabama offensive lineman was tuned in to the Paul Finebaum Show and heard multiple callers take shots at Nick Saban for his stance on the now-tabled 10-second proposal. So, Williams did something about it.
Yeah, he gave a half-assed defense of his coach.
“I think he’s just lobbying for the no-huddle offense to be kind of cut out but then again he also game-planned for it,” Williams said. “He knows better than anyone in the country how to stop it…”
That’s the kind of incoherent bullshit we’ve all come to know and love from Finebaum’s audience. Williams fits right in. Maybe he’ll become a regular with Tammy and the rest of ‘em.
PAWWWLLL has a book coming out, which raises three questions:
- How long has it been since most of his listeners read a book?
- Who plays Finebaum in the movie based on the book?
- How did he convince Nick Saban to pose for the centerfold?
I’m kidding about that last question… at least I hope I am.
Epic programming today…
Wonder how Finebaum poses his question about Grantham’s contract.
Little surprise from the biggest weather vane in the business:
I hope Mrs. Malzahn isn’t the jealous type.
Good Lord, even for Finebaum this is embarrassing.
Yes, let’s make sure we give thanks for Mike Slive having the courage to make the only move he could to break a TV deal that wasn’t measuring up to what the Big Ten and Pac-12 were getting. I know I’m particularly thankful that the SEC has managed to sabotage its football and basketball scheduling as a result of that courageous action. Slive is just like a fireman rushing in to a burning building to save a young child… except for the fire and the kid.
Now this is job security: Muschamp’s got Foley, Machen and Finebaum in his corner. For a year, anyway.
It’s pretty funny how Finebaum’s seal of approval is offered as something definitive. Maybe Boom should publicly thank him for the show of support.
Nick Saban calls Paul Finebaum “… a good friend for a long time.”
Finebaum has fond memories of the Classic City.
… Paul Finebaum doesn’t think Georgia fans care enough.
“I’ve always criticized Georgia fans because I don’t think they’re angry enough,” he said. “We got into this debate a couple years ago where I was asking the question, Georgia is coming off a mediocre year and the fans are still defending coach Richt I was like, ‘Georgia fans aren’t like Alabama fans. Alabama fans were ready to fire Nick Saban after losing one game.’ Georgia fans I think are a little more cerebral. They appreciate who Mark Richt is.”
But he does know first-hand that Georgia fans like to go crazy.
“My last time here I was doing a live shot for a local TV station in Birmingham in 2008, when GameDay was here and Georgia went down 31-0 after being ranked No.1 in the country, and right in the middle of it a lovely frat boy poured a beer can over my head,” Finebaum said. “I’m still waiting for somebody to reimburse me for that sport coat.”
I’d rather reimburse the fan for the beer, thanks.
This USA Today story about what Finebaum’s audience has been doing with itself while he’s been off the air is every bit the classic you might expect, but this quote is the topper:
“Paul has got the best persona out of anyone I’ve ever seen, including Rush Limbaugh, and you can quote me on that,” said Jim from Tuscaloosa, a longtime Finebaum caller who asked that his last name not be used because of past run-ins with other listeners. “He’s outstanding. Has gravitas.”
Gravitas? Jim from Tuscaloosa, that word… I do not think it means what you think it means. But thanks for the knee-slapper!
If Johnny Manziel ever appears on Finebaum’s show, the results are guaranteed to be awesome.