I don’t think it’s any big surprise that I think Mike Slive was an overrated conference commissioner. And that’s even before I learned this:
Finebaum morphed from attack-dog columnist to attack-dog radio host, but he won his current platform by morphing again into a ringmaster of sorts who balances informative interviews with wacky callers. Former SEC commissioner Mike Slive had to go to bat for Finebaum with various school presidents to get them to sign off on the hire. [Emphasis added.]
For the love of all that’s holy, why, man, why? Unless PAWWWLLL had photos of Slive in a compromising position, I can’t begin to think of a decent excuse. And, to be honest with you, I’m not sure even blackmail would be enough to justify advocating for Finebaum like that.
… but the spirit of Kirk Herbstreit at ESPN lives on.
Smart isn’t doing anything 99% of the other coaches in America already do, but only at Georgia is it an absolute disgrace.
Get a grip, people. Wait, it’s ESPN and Finebaum – what am I thinking?
Dial the clip here up to the 1:10 mark and listen to Finebaum ask Spurrier if he was surprised that Mark Richt was fired.
This is what you get when you lose badly.
I hope the coaches read some of that shit to the players… and then go back and read it to themselves. Maybe a little shame will help reclaim some of the focus that was sadly lacking Saturday.
Shit’s gettin’ truly weird.
… and Richt looks like he knows it.
What I appreciate about this piece at Al.com that details the reactions on the Finebaum show to the fragile vessel that is Auburn football today is the way it mixes opinions from sage pundits like Bruce Feldman with the keen insight from regular joe callers like Charles from Reeltown in a way that makes them all sound as if they’re on the same level.
Although I’m not sure what that says about whom there.
Okay, so Saturday wasn’t a good day in Alabama. How do I know?
Well, they’re writing open letters to Junior.
Kirk Herbstreit, of all people, gets in a Twitter bitch slap fest with The Blind Side’s Leigh Anne Tuohy.
Auburn? Well, there’s…“Tammy is next.”
One can only imagine what’s in store if ‘Bama actually loses in Athens in two weeks.