Finebaum is back, this time on ESPN Radio

Paul Finebaum returns to the air today, this time as part of ESPN’s ever-growing kingdom.

Love him.

Hate him.

Ignore him.

Or just don’t care what he talks about, you can’t deny Finebaum’s popularity and power in the SEC.

He’s been known as the “The Voice of the SEC,” for a while, a title that ESPN has been using to promote his move.

Finebaum, who has made a career of stoking the Alabama-Auburn feud on a year-round basis, has been off the air for six months after his deal with a Birmingham radio station ended, leaving his diehard listeners in a lurch.

I’ve already been informed by a member of my wife’s family – which, like so many families there, has both Auburn and Alabama factions – that Finebaum’s new show will back on the air this afternoon in her part of the state.

She can’t wait.

Like many folks there, Finebaum is as big a part of their lives as breathing.

The new show will differ from than his previous one. It’ll be broadcast from Charlotte, N.C., not Birmingham, and it will have ESPN’s resources behind it.

It’ll be interesting to see if his former regulars will continue to call and if all things Alabama and Auburn dominate the conversation.

Let us know what you think.

Do you like Finebaum? Are you ready for his show to return? Is he overrated?

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27 comments Add your comment

Tide Roll is a Moron

August 13th, 2013
10:47 am


Why ain’t you on the radio no more in Anniston???



August 13th, 2013
10:23 am

I can hear the fans in the stands now: “OVER-RATED!” clap-clap, clap-clap-clap “OVER-RATED!”


August 13th, 2013
10:10 am

Typical Finebaum, Bama fan, recent call in. “Paul, I jest don’t understand why Auburn even
has an injurneering class anymore, heck, thar aint hardly any trains running in Alabama anymore.”

Bazooka Joe

August 13th, 2013
9:45 am

Finebaum is anything but the voice of trhe SEC. That guys dumber than a bag of hammers – makes Sarah Palin look smart.

Bazooka Joe

August 13th, 2013
9:42 am

If you are not a Bama or Aubie fan, who cares about Fenebaum ? I couldnt care less what he thinks about anything and certainly wont waste my time listening to his show.


August 13th, 2013
8:15 am

Finebaum’s pretty cool, but you wouldn’t like him if you can’t handle the truth. He’s even-handed, but he’s also brutally honest — even when it concerns his Alma Mater, Tennessee.


August 13th, 2013
2:18 am

Tried to listen to him several times but had to leave before upchucking listening to mostly Bammer fans call in. Half the Bammer fans couldn’t find Tuscaloosa on a map but they are Finebaum’s biggest supporters because they have a mutual admiration society. He rarely gives any coach or program other than Saban/Alabama credit for any success. I have loved his absence from radio in Georgia.


August 12th, 2013
10:59 pm

So Andy, you have family ties to auburn and bamalama? So sorry.


August 12th, 2013
10:54 pm

Finebaum has a serious cobb up his arse against georgia. He goes way beyond constructive criticism and hardly ever gives credit for anything.
Kind of like the Bamard trolls on blogs.
I’ll take Mr. College Football Tony Barnhart’s knowledge and news over Finebaum’s yellow journalism anyday.


August 12th, 2013
10:44 pm