By Jason Priestas on March 26, 2013 at 6:28p
Paul Trollbaum

Welp, the end is indeed nigh:

Sports-talk radio personality Paul Finebaum has agreed to a major book deal with publisher HarperCollins to co-write a memoir about his popular call-in show, "The Paul Finebaum Radio Network," and its impact on SEC football

"Primarily, it's about the culture of the show and how the culture of the show interacts with the SEC," Finebaum told "But it does quickly go through my career and how we got to this point.

Finebaum will receive an advance of $500,000 to write about how rednecks call into his radio show to tell him that other rednecks are cheating. Finebaum also plans to tell his readers about Souther exceptionalism:

"There will be commentary on why the SEC is better than everyone else," Finebaum added.



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Buckeyeneer's picture

Ugh. The absolute worst part of satellite radio is that show. The regular callers are the most moronic, obnoxious people I have ever listened to. First time I heard it I thought it was a joke. His show is what happens when you give the worst 1% of the fan base a microphone and airtime.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University

painterlad's picture

For interested SEC fans, advanced orders comes with a new set of sharpened crayons.

To err is human. Really sucking requires having yellow stripes on your helmet.

setman's picture

And for those who.purchase the books on tape version, voiced by Jeff Foxworthy, they will throw in a couple of yellow hi-literz for marking the crucial passages.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

"There will be commentary on why the SEC is better than everyone else," Finebaum added.

So in other words, the ideal audience for Finebaum's book won't actually be able to read said book.
No wonder the publishing industry is dying.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

toad1204's picture

So its one of those fancy pop up books?

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

ATXbucknut's picture

How I imagine life in Alabama...

NoVA Buckeye's picture

In Alabama, everyone is Charlie Kelly

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Bucksfan's picture

Oh man, can't wait to put this on the list of books I'll never read.  The list is vast.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

"I want to know more about Paul Finebaum" - Said nobody ever.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Baroclinicity's picture

Finebaum hasn't been on XM for a while.  Guess there was something contract-wise going on?
Regardless, I lose IQ points every time I listen to that show.  I can't figure out why his show is popular.  For those that are unfamiliar, here is your everyday excerpt:
Paul:  "Next up, we have Hank from Dothan, AL.  Hello Hank."
Caller:  "Blah blah blah Nick Saban blah blah blah Alabama blah blah blah Auburn.  And lemme tell you somethin' Paaaawwwwwwwl, blah blah blah."
Paul:  "Thanks for the call.  Next we have Jimbo from Muscle Shoals."
Caller: "Hey Paul."
Paul: "Hey Jimbo."
Caller:  "Blah blah blah Alabama is the best, Nick Saban blah blah blah I'm gonna french kiss Nick Saban the next time I see him blah blah blah."
Paul (not really listening): "Well, yeah, and you're right, and the quicker we all accept Saban is God and that Alabama will never lose again, the better off the world will be."
In other words, you're not missing much.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

popeurban's picture

God, these posts are great reading.  I can't up vote this stuff enough.  Love picking on the intelligence of SEC fans.  So dumb.  

Buckeyeneer's picture

Good to hear. I bought a new car about in January and have a portable XM radio. I have been too busy at work to hook it up so I haven't listened to it lately. Happy to hear that he is gone. I actually wrote to XM asking them to either get rid of him or move him out of drive time on their line up. You have 24 hours of people covering football, and then during the drive home you have to listen to idiots like Tammy call everyday. Only thing I disliked about XM.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University

Dougger's picture

Never heard of him until now, so I had to YouTube it. The first video I clicked on was a lady talking about Alabama football. I don't mean to be rude but I literally could not understand what she was saying other than "skid mark" so I cut it after less than a minute.
You were right Baroclinicity

I like football

AngryWoody's picture

OH my god, those people are the most retarded dumb asses I have ever heard in my life. I try really hard not to stereotype southerners as slack jawed morons, but the Finebaum show really makes it hard for me not to.
The thing that really makes me laugh is the fact that Paul is pretty much down-right nasty to his callers, it just almost seems like they're too stupid to even realize he is demeaning them.

Our Honor Defend!

Grayskullsession's picture


"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

popeurban's picture

I hope it is a good thing I don't understand this.  

Vico's picture

"There will be commentary on why the SEC is better than everyone else," Finebaum added.

If only his callers could learn in time how to read. I'm sure they'd enjoy what he has to write.

...row tad.

I can't believe I ate the whole thing.

ohiowhitesnake's picture

I lived in South Mississippi for 6 years. Most of them were LSU fans, but if you think his show is bad...get six SEC fans in a room and its 100 times worse. The first year LSU won the MNC I asked two "fans" to name the starting quarterback. My return answer was a blank stare followed by a quote from the Rock..."it doesn't matter who the QB is". I gave up then...

I finally got a set of Gold Pants!

sharks's picture

Now, I know of this gentleman, but I've never listened to his show.
That said, no way- NO WAY it can be worse than Jim Rome and his clones.

A man got to have a code...

gumtape's picture

I have to give Finebaum credit. He has found his niche and someone is paying him a lot of money to write a book. He actually seems like a pretty smart guy who understands that he is taking advantage of an obsessed fan base.
He also freely admits that probably 80% of fans of a particular school that call his show did not even attend that school.

High and tight boo boo

William's picture

Like one of his callers said one time, "Mr. Finebaum is of the Jewish variety, and those folk are wise."

BuckeyeSki's picture

Imma hang up and read now Paaaaaaaaaawl!

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Maestro's picture

Does the book come with a translator or a decoder ring?

vacuuming sucks

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Maestro's picture

Little Orphan Annie's full name is Ann Arbor.

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BrewstersMillions's picture

Maybe Harvey Updyke can read it to pass some of the time he'll be spending in the pokey.
Roll damn.............*inaudible noise mixed with bars slamming home*.