Funny, I hear people say the same thing about your show.
Category Archives: PAWWWLLL!!!
I don’t know what the opposite of a national treasure is, but whatever it is, PAWWWLLL!!! qualifies as one.
Now, leave the goddamned bottle and go away.
No, no, a thousand times no to this…
Times like this remind me why I dislike ESPN so intensely.
“Especially in the wake of two or three months of bad news,” Finebaum said. “The first half of the year they were on a roll. They had a good recruiting class, maybe overhyped a little bit, but it was momentum building. But really ever since all the back and forth with Georgia, it’s almost as if bad karma struck the Gators. But they have had nothing but attrition, players in trouble, players bailing out. They did pick up the linebacker from Georgia, but it’s really been a calamity of bad news and really crippling because their schedule is so difficult. This is a game that pretty much everyone, except for delusional fans from the U, has as a win.”
And here’s your basic one-sentence dismissal.
“You go up and down the roster, I don’t see how they match up to Georgia, that’s really the issue,” Finebaum said.
My, how things have changed.
I mean, there’s general smart and then there’s “smarter that Finebaum’s audience” smart. I know Dabo’s cleared the latter low bar. Aight?
Trevor Lawrence realizing that PAWWWLLL!!! is an asshole and Finebaum’s finding his hot topic until the season starts is a win-win for both, I suppose.
Either Nick Saban hasn’t been showing PAWWWLLL!!! enough love lately, or Finebaum needs something new to stir the rubes calling in before the season starts.
“Is this the year in Georgia is going to kind of take this the next step?” McFarland said. “We’ve been saying that Kirby smart recruiting like Nick Saban, he’s right there, they had Alabama. But guess what? They haven’t beaten them. So my question, Paul, as we get this started, can Georgia finally get into the conversation and win the big game?”
“I believe they can,” Finebaum said. “And I guess I have faith in the coaching staff and especially the roster. And I want to ask you about that because a lot of people next week are going to point especially to that offensive line. Obviously, (running back D’Andre Swift) is pretty amazing, (Jake Fromm’s) had a great career, is that roster good enough?”
… During an appearance on SportsCenter this week, Finebaum also listed Georgia as his pick with the potential to end Alabama and Clemson’s reigns atop of the college football world. The Crimson Tide (2015 and 2017) and Tigers (2016 and 2018) have combined to win the past four national titles. The teams have also met in the last four College Football Playoffs, with three of those matchups coming in the final game of the season.
“I think it’s Georgia,” Finebaum said. “And that’s a predictable prediction. But to me, Georgia, Alabama and Clemson are in a class of their own. Those are the three best teams in the country. I’ve had some experts argue that Georgia’s talent per se might be better than Alabama; certainly not at quarterback. But I think overall their offensive line is fantastic, and missing some components at wide receiver because of attrition and suspension, but overall this is Kirby Smart’s best team.”
Or, there’s the three-dimensional chess spin on that take: Finebaum doesn’t really believe what he’s saying and plans on ragging Smart even harder next offseason when the Dawgs come up short again.
Is it August 31st yet?
Yeah, this is gonna cost ‘Bama big time.
As far as Arkansas and Tennessee go, simply being in the bowl discussion would be a refreshing change of pace, so I don’t think they’ll mind if somebody brings it up.
Scene: inside the production studio of The Paul Finebaum Show, a camera tracks down a hallway into Finebaum’s office 30 minutes prior to the opening of the day’s show.
Finebaum is relaxing in a chair, reading a dog-eared copy of Sartre’s Being and Nothingness, a half-drunk glass of Cognac and a smoldering Cohiba cigar by his side. He puts down the book, sighs and looks outside his room.
FINEBAUM: Hey! Anybody out there? What have we got planned for the rubes today?
Anonymous smug staffer strolls in, bemused.
ASS: No worries, boss. Some of us were banging a few ideas around and came up with this to post on social media while your show is on.
FINEBAUM: Excellent. The Mullen pounding has run its course for now. Getting the Saban and Smart groupies worked up is good timing. Let ‘er rip.
ASS: Thought you’d like it, boss.
FINEBAUM: You still here? Did I invite you to stay? And close the door behind you.
ASS: Er, sorry, boss.
ASS backs out of room, leaving Finebaum to reach for a sip, a drag and his book. Fin.