Category Archives: Paul Finebaum

Good Tuesday (afternoon) update

It’s that time again to take a daily look at what is making news in the Alabama athletic universe on the day before players report for football practice.

  • The trailer for Nick Saban’s film debut was just released. Click here to see the preview of “The Blind Side” but don’t expect to see the Crimson Tide coach wearing his old LSU gear. Saban’s cameo did not make the preview. After watching it, I know where I will be when the movie is released in November. It looks like one of those truly inspiring movies based on a true story only sports can produce.Bold
  • Paul Finebaum and Mike Bianchi continue to disagree over Urban Meyer’s status as the next Bear Bryant. Click here to see how the Orlando Sentinel columnist views Finebaum’s column.
  • New UNA coach Terry Bowden compared his first season with the Lions with Nick Saban’s at Alabama. Click here to read the column from the TimesDaily.
  • If you need any more help getting excited about the season, watch this video.
  • Don’t forget to vote on the poll to the left.

Good Friday morning update

It’s that time again to take a daily look at what is making news in the Alabama athletics universe.

  • Other than commish Mike Slive, the most powerful human in the SEC is Nick Saban. At least that’s what the Orlando Sentinel is saying. The paper ranked the 10 most powerful in list-form that also included Paul Finebaum and Paul W. Bryant Jr. Here is the complete list:

1. Mike Slive, SEC commissioner
2. Nick Saban, Alabama football coach
3. Jeremy Foley, Florida athletic director
4. Urban Meyer, Florida football coach
5. Tim Tebow, Florida quarterback
6. Jimmy Sexton, agent
7. John Calipari, Kentucky basketball coach
8. Paul Finebaum, newspaper columnist and talk show host
9. Michael Glazier, attorney
10. Paul W. Bryant Jr., Alabama booster

The second 10

11. Pat Summitt, Tennessee women’s basketball coach
12. Chuck Gerber, SEC consultant on the ESPN television package.
13. S. Daniel Ponce, Florida booster, president of Orange Bowl Committee for 2008-09 festival term
14. Don Leeburn, Georgia booster
15. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina football coach
16. Bobby Lowder, Auburn booster
17. Billy Donovan, Florida men’s basketball coach
18. Frank Broyles, former Arkansas football coach/athletics director
19. Rogers Redding, NCAA secretary-rules editor and SEC coordinator of football officials
20. Lane Kiffin, Tennessee football coach

  • Columbus Dispatch columnist Bob Hunter has a new take on how to run the BCS: Put congress in charge. Sarcasim is thick. Read more here.