Okay, here’s a fun little mental exercise for you.
As is always the case, the expectations in Athens and Baton Rouge will be very high in 2021.
There are plenty of reasons to like both teams to be legitimate contenders not just for their respective SEC divisions but the College Football Playoff but having preseason hype and living up to those massive expectations are two different things.
Taking that into consideration, which coach needs a big season more in 2021, Kirby Smart or Ed Orgeron?
That was a question asked of ESPN host Paul Finebaum on Monday during his latest appearance on Birmingham-based WJOX 94.5 FM radio show The Roundtable.
Without looking at the linked piece, predict the answer and Finebaum’s rationale for it.
Come for the Finebaum is high header, but stay for the “put his reputation on the line” bravado.
We should only be so fortunate.
Yeah, I’m surprised nobody has had the sense to kill this in the cradle yet.
‘What’s next for Paul Finebaum?’ is becoming a frequent topic of conversation, but one thing that appears to be gaining traction for ESPN’s star college football analyst is a sitcom based on his life.
Michael Smith of the Sports Business Journal first reported a potential sitcom for Finebaum back in February. According to SBJ, Finebaum and his agency CAA broached all four major networks about the possibility of creating a sitcom featuring his radio show as the focal point.
In a recent interview with Scott Fowler of The Charlotte Observer, Finebaum said the prospect of a sitcom is getting very serious. Although he didn’t mention the network or actor, Finebaum described the project as being in motion.
“There is a major Hollywood production company involved and already several writers are working on the script to be pitched to the major networks soon,” Finebaum told Fowler.
“The biggest news is a well-known actor is extremely interested in playing the lead. We did a call recently and it was fairly bizarre having a successful Hollywood actor asking me about me. He is considerably younger, so the idea is to set the sitcom at an early point in my career.”
Since they haven’t, let’s have some fun. Whom would you cast as Finebaum, early or late in his career? Don’t feel that you have to limit yourself to humans.
Saying the quiet part out loud here:
“Alabama has Southern Cal in the first game, whether that game comes off we don’t know. They have to go to LSU, but I think you’re right, LSU has missed too many pieces. I think you’ll have a really good season, they could win 10 or 11 games, I don’t think they’ll win the championship. And then they have Auburn and home, and we’ll probably have to face Georgia again Georgia is the nemesis.” [Emphasis added.]
Yeah, Georgia’s gonna be a tough opponent for you, Paul.
This is the trolling equivalent of a reverse 4½ somersault in the pike position.
Following up those comments, Finebaum was then asked which program has more momentum heading into the 2020 season, Florida or Tennessee?
“I think it’s Tennessee, because they’re coming from so far back,” Finebaum answered. “And I don’t mean to diminish Dan Mullen, I mean his program is already there. His program right now is right behind Georgia nipping at Georgia’s heels trying to take over, so momentum is an interesting word to use.”
Please don’t try that at home, kids. It takes years of practice to refine your shit lobbing skills to an elite level like that.
Pity the PAWWWLLL!!!.
“So what do you do every day? And the answer is, I don’t know. But one thing I do know is you can’t get too hung up on your normal (sports stories). Now it’s really a matter of hearing from people and trying to find the story of that moment and let emotions be heard. … You have to throw out the template — I don’t really care where Tom Brady goes in free agency right now.”
Finebaum predicts the college football season will kick off as scheduled, probably because he dreads the possibility that it won’t even more than we do.
Please, Gawd, no.
Paul Finebaum is negotiating with TV networks about a sitcom based on his life; such a move would see him leave ESPN and SEC Network.
Okay, I guess that’s both good news and bad. It’s a shame “Just Shoot Me!” was already taken as a title, though.
Finebaum has been in his typical stir the pot mode this week, focusing on whether 2020 could be Florida’s year to win the East.
The chef’s kiss touch is whether that’s because Georgia’s “window”, whatever the hell that is, has closed.
He’s going to be a real treat at SEC Media Days this year.
If we refer to the Florida-Tennessee match as a meteor game, what should we call the Finebaum-Swinney dust up?
Gee, I wonder what happened.