Paul Finebaum: King Of Sports Radio?

chris mayContributor IJune 11, 2009

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   Mr. Paul Finebaum. Some know him as the king of sports radio. Then there's some that know him as the bald, weasel looking guy that knows absolutely nothing about sports. I would fall in the, latter.

   Well, maybe I'm being to harsh. Let me put it to you this way. When he's ripping Alabama, he's brilliant. When he's ripping Auburn, i want to break my radio. He reels you into thinking that he's on your side. Then you come home from work one day and here him blasting the same team he loved the day before? 

   Therein lies the question. Messiah or weasel?  He reminds me of the guy in high school who didn't play sports but walked around with the student athletes to make himself feel better. You know because he's smart and all. Then there's dissension in the group and nobody knows who's spreading the rumors. What do you know, it's the little guy that's never had a girlfriend, never scored a touchdown, and never mentioned with the popular crowd. Guess that's how guys like this are made.

    It's hard to put him on blast like this because Finebaum definitely knows what he's doing. How can you get so many people fired up one day, switch the topic, and love him the next. I got to give the guy credit. If you can say the things he says and look at yourself in the mirror everyday, then more power to you.

   My main problem is that he's a Tennessee alum, in the state of Alabama making these great fans fans hate each other even more. If that's even possible. He has to bleed bright orange but when someone asks him about his Alma mater he turns the other cheek. Confused? Me too.

  In my opinion he needs to feed off of his own team, Tenneessee. What makes me mad the most, is he earns a good living off of a rivalry he knows nothing about. Sure, he can read a book like Nick Saban or Gene Chizik but unless you've lived it, You don't have a clue.

   Finebaum is a parasite, living off a 24/7, 365 day a year headline. You got to appreciate what he does. You just don't have to like him. Which makes the weasel, a genius.