Paul Finebaum Biography
Paul Alan Finebaum is an American sports author, TV and radio personality famously known as Paul Finebaum. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
His focus on sports is particularly for those in the Southeast. He attended Christian Brothers High School and White Station High School in Memphis before he graduated from the University of Tennessee. He received a degree in Political Science back in 1978. He has served as the host for Paul Finebaum Radio Network with whom, its flagship was on WJOX-FM from 2-05=6pm CST.
Paul Finebaum Age | How Old Is Paul Finebaum
He was born on 26th July, 1955 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.. He is 63 years old as of 2018.
Paul Finebaum Wife | Linda Hudson Paul Finebaum
He has been married to Linda Hudson since 1990.
Paul Finebaum Daughter
This information will be updated soon.
Paul Finebaum Salary
He earns an estimated salary of $ 72K per year.
Paul Finebaum Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of over $ 2 million.
Paul Finebaum Height
He is 1.75 M tall.
Paul Finebaum Show | The Paul Finebaum Show | Paul Finebaum Show Sec Network
Veteran writer, reporter and radio personality Paul Finebaum built a legion of loyal sports fans as the “Voice of the SEC” during 20 years hosting his Birmingham, Ala.-based radio talk show. When ESPN created the SEC Network in 2013, it was only natural that Finebaum became its first on-air hire, bringing his radio show — and those passionate followers — with him.
Now originating from Wynfrey Hotel, Hoover Ala., the show is a forum for lively discussion and debate of all things SEC and across the spectrum of college sports, with Finebaum playing the role of both moderator and provocateur. This TV simulcast anchors the network’s afternoon lineup.
Paul Finebaum Show Number
The telephone number to call the show is 855-242-PAUL or 855-242-7285.
Paul Finebaum Radio Show
In 2001, The Paul Finebaum Radio Network was launched by Paul and Pat Smith in colaboration with Kerry Adams. The show was then named by Sports Illustrated in 2004 as one of the top 20 sports radio shows in the USA. The show moved to WJOX on January 2007.
Paul Finebaum Show Cast
- Paul Finebaum -Himself – Host – 4 episodes, 2017
- Peter Burns Peter Burns -Himself – 1 episode, 2017
- Paul Chryst Paul Chryst -Himself – 1 episode, 2017
- Greg McElroy Greg McElroy -Himself – 1 episode, 2017
- Anthony McFarland Anthony McFarland – Himself -1 episode, 2017
- Ralph Russo Ralph Russo – Himself – 1 episode, 2017
- Jarrett Stidham Jarrett Stidham -Himself – 1 episode, 2017
- Peter Munson Hogan Peter Munson Hogan -Himself – 1 episode, 2018
Paul Finebaum Contract
He signed a 5 year contract with ESPN after his contract with WJOX expired earlier in 2013.
ESPN Paul Finebaum | ESPN Radio Paul Finebaum
The Paul Finebaum Show went off air on WJOX temporarily on January 21, 2013 after his contract expired. Famous media houses eg The New Yorker reported that Paul had talks with CBS and ESPN about joining their networks. In 2013, May, Paul signed with ESPN and the show was to appear on its new SEC Network beginning 2014. He was also supposed to host a daily radio show based out of Charlotte.
Paul Finebaum Michigan
Finebaum went in on the Michigan head coach after they lost 4-0 against the Buckeyes. He said that the coach was not gonna get it done there. He said, “I’m not about to disparage him, but he was a better pro coach and that’s where he ought to go.”
Paul Finebaum UCF
Paul had the following to say concerning the UCF. “The one thing I am probably fascinated by is UCF,I want to see if the committee listens to the noise, plays the political correctness game and ranks UCF ahead of a school like Kentucky, who has done something this year, who has gone on the road and beat a good Florida team, who has gone to A&M and played to an overtime game. And if they do that, then this committee begins to lose all credibility, because UCF shouldn’t be in the Top 10. They shouldn’t be anywhere near the Top 10.”
Paul Finebaum Radio Stations
The following are The Paul Finebaum Radio Show affiliates;
Paul Finebaum Books
Below is a list of books he has written;
- My Conference Can Beat Your Conference: Why the SEC Still Rules College Football
- I hate Penn State
- The worst of Paul Finebaum
- Finebaum Said
- I Hate Auburn: 303 Reasons Why You Should, Too
- I Hate Clemson: 303 Reasons Why You Should, Too
- I Hate Notre Dame: 303 Reasons Why You Should, Too
- I Hate Duke: 303 Reasons Why You Should, Too
- I Hate the NCAA: 303 Reasons why You Should, Too
- I Hate Southern Miss: 303 Reasons Why You Should, Too
- I Hate U Mass: 303 Reasons Why You Should, Too
- I Hate Christmas: 303 Reasons Why You Should, Too
- I Hate U Pitt: 303 Reasons Why You Should, Too
- I Hate UCLA: 303 Reasons Why You Should, Too
- I Hate Getting Old: 225 Reasons why You Should, Too
- I Hate North Carolina: 303 Reasons Why You Should, Too
- I Hate Purdue: 303 Reasons Why You Should, Too
- I Hate Boston College: 303 Reasons Why You Should, Too
- I Hate Ole Miss: 303 Reasons Why You Should, Too
Paul Finebaum Twitter
Paul Finebaum LSU | Paul Finebaum on Week 6 NCAA Football: LSU, Oklahoma, Clemson | SportsCenter
Paul Finebaum Show Live
Paul Finebaum NEWS | Paul Finebaum Urban Meyer
Health could lead to Urban Meyer’s exit, Paul Finebaum says
Ongoing headache-related health issues and outside pressure following a summer of torment is weighing on Urban Meyer, ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum said during Wednesday’s appearance on Get Up!.
“I sense (his time) is coming to an end at Ohio State,” Finebaum said. “This is observational. I’m watching him. Don’t forget the month of August, one of his worst months ever. I still feel like it’s a bad marriage. We’re hearing him talk about his health. Most coaches don’t talk about their health unless it’s a very serious situation. I think this is a precursor to him walking away at the end of the season much like he did 6 or 7 years ago at the University of Florida.
“The signs are there.”
Earlier this season against Indiana, TV cameras caught the Buckeyes coach taking off his headset and going down to one knee in the fourth quarter prior to a commercial break, holding his head. It was an uneasy moment considering Meyer’s issues with severe headaches and heart-related issues in the past.
“Urban Meyer is shaken up on the sideline,” one FOX Sports announcer says during the broadcast.
Originally reported as a collision with an assistant following Dwayne Haskins’ touchdown pass to Terry McLaurin, that wasn’t the case, Meyer said. He was asked about the situation on the sideline after the game, but didn’t go into much detail as to what happened. He described his temporary pain as a headache that needed brief attention.
Asked if he felt like he might have to leave the game at that point, Meyer responded, “No.”
Finebaum’s take echoes what he said during Meyer’s absence from the team in August — and this came before worrisome health issues.
“I’ve thought a lot about this,” Finebaum said during an appearance on WJOX 94.5 FM. “And you can look and interpret and say whatever you want, but I’ve come to at least an opinion on Urban Meyer that this will be his last season at Ohio State. I just don’t know how much longer this can go on, and I say that because I strongly believe his credibility has been shattered.
“The relationship with his athletic director has been fractured, and it was pretty easy to read the body language the other night that the school president wants nothing to do with him as well. Even though I would say Ohio State fans would easily rank among the most sick of fan in college football, slowly, I believe they will bail on him as well. Then, it will touch recruiting. We’ve seen Urban’s past when he’s under the gun, he bails.”
Meyer was suspended three games by the university in August stemming from an investigation into his knowledge of former assistant Zach Smith’s alleged abusive history involving his ex-wife, Courtney.
Paul Finebaum Alabama | Paul Finebaum: Alabama has ‘real concern at QB’
With the SEC Championship and likely appearance in the College Football Playoff looming for Alabama, concerns at quarterback have surfaced following Saturday’s win over Mississippi State, according to ESPN analyst Paul Finebaum.
Facing a blitz late in the third quarter, Crimson Tide signal caller Tua Tagovailoa was smacked by several Bulldogs defenders and took a direct shot to his knee from cornerback Cameron Dantzler, who seemed deliberate with the tackle. The Heisman frontrunner limped off toward the medical tent on the Alabama sideline and did not return.
Paul Finebaum doesn’t believe Tagovailoa should play this week, giving him extra time to rest his knee prior to the Iron Bowl in the regular-season finale.
“I’m sure he’ll (Nick Saban) be as irritable as he can possibly be, but they’re playing The Citadel (this week),” Finebaum said during Sunday’s SportsCenter appearance. “There’s no way in the world I’m letting this guy play against The Citadel. Here’s the biggest issue: Jalen Hurts isn’t available. Jalen Hurts was spotted walking in a boot yesterday. When can he come back? I don’t know. But I think Alabama has a real concern at the quarterback position right now.”
Nick Saban said after the game that Tagovailoa could’ve come back in if Alabama needed him, but it was a three-touchdown game at the time of the hit. Third-teamer Mac Jones played the final quarter and change, leading the Crimson Tide to a field goal over three possessions. He was forced into action with Hurts continuing to nurse an ankle injury. Hurts has been in a boot for at least a week and his timetable for return is uncertain, according to his brother.
Saban touched on the hits Tagovailoa took against the Bulldogs after the game, specifically the shot to the knee that led to the Heisman frontrunner’s exit.
“The NFL has a rule for that,” Saban said. “The NFL has a lot of rules to protect people. Some of which people complain about. I think we have a lot of capable people in the NCAA to make decisions about, ‘What are good rules relative to player safety.’ I’ve always been supportive of those rules and I think someone else should really make a decision about whether there’s anything wrong with what happened in this game today. I’m not complaining about it. Football is football, and it is what it is. We need to do a better job of protecting our QB so people don’t get a chance to hit him.
“He got hit low a few times out there today, and I think he got hit in the front of the knee, not the back, which is what his initial problem was. I think he’s OK.”
Several players, including standout linebacker Mack Wilson, weighed in on the hits to Tagovailoa. Mississippi State sacked Alabama four times, forced two times and put near-constant pressure on the Crimson Tide backfield.