There’s no question that Paul Finebaum is a big proponent of the SEC. He hosts his own show on the SEC Network and is a longtime SEC football analyst.
The Alabama Crimson Tide pulled off a national championship win on Monday, giving the conference their eight title in the last ten years. On Wednesday, Ohio State fan Bobby, who has a history of calling in to trash the conference, phoned Finebaum’s show after he was upset about Finebaum’s comments saying the Buckeyes underachieved even with a loaded roster this season.
“I just wanted to make a comment on what you said earlier about ‘what has Joey Galloway’s school done,’” Bobby said. “(We’ve) done nothing but won eight national championships and had seven Heisman winners, but apart from that, probably nothing.”
Of course, Finebaum didn’t take too lightly to his caller’s comments. He came back with a barrage of reasons why Bobby should just “shut up.”
“Wow, how exciting to hear an Ohio State fan brag about the history of Ohio State,” Finebaum said. “Where were you with the greatest collection of quarterbacks in college football history, a Heisman trophy candidate at running back, 9 or 10 first-round draft choices, Joey Bosa and the coach of the century according to all of the media?
“Where were you this year? Why couldn’t you get motivated to try? There’s no excuse for Ohio State playing the way it played.”
Bobby seemed to get flustered and tried to backtrack on the 2015 season.
“I’m sure you saw the last second Michigan State game … you saw that right?” Bobby said. “Last play of the game. You’ve been around football.”
Finebaum continued in the most epic Ashton Kutcher type burn from a radio host I have heard in a very long time.
“I understand what I saw in Columbus and I understand what I saw in Dallas,” Finebaum said. “And I’m telling you right now, Alabama would’ve beaten Ohio State more easily than they did against Clemson. Clemson was a better team than Ohio State, better coach and better motivated.
“You had last year to run your mouth and brag about Ohio State. I don’t want hear it anymore. All you did was trash the SEC. All you did was trash Alabama. Do me a favor, shut up, ok?”
The next time the Buckeyes win a national championship, I’m sure Bobby will be calling into many radio shows across the country to talk about it. The Paul Finebaum Show surely won’t be one of them.
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