36 Burst results for "Paul finebaum"
SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey says “critical decisions” will be made later this month
"Has been a much anticipated day. When it became known that the SEC was going to meet in person, in Birmingham, today it had been a regular scheduled meeting, but regardless it was extraordinary. It is now over the SEC has just released. A statement! Saying that no decisions were made today about the upcoming college football season. We hope to get more on that from the Commissioner of the southeastern. Conference Greg Sankey, commissioner? Thank you very much. I know it has been. A Very Long. Day Good afternoon. Has Been that and right from a meeting to the Finebaum show what could be a better way to cap a busy busy Monday. Well I, we've all we've I've I've read your statement about Hoping to gain more information or Waiting at least. To the end of the month and I'm curious based on what you have been saying. In terms of the prospects of the season and the concerns and the fact that things. You said the other day you, you're running out of time to correct things What are you looking for? And what are you? What is your conference looking for over these next two to three weeks? That will help you. Identify the proper decision to move forward. There are any number of. Opportunities to learn which is the way we've always viewed What was it play out, so we'll go back to April. One of the guiding points and I think I've shared with you this. This comment from one of our faculty members is take as long as you can to make major decisions because you will have better information. so my comments last week over the weekend on Mardian McGee or an indication that the trends. Are Not what we desired not what we had experienced a bit earlier in the summer very much in the wrong direction, and that that's problematic. That doesn't mean that's the finish line. Things will never change. We've seen the news around cove in nineteen. alter itself in different ways over a number of weeks. And so what we've identified, it is an opportunity in late July. foreign important check in the see what our public health reality, so that's one big picture element. We were told from the beginning. Take as much time as possible. You make better decisions we've also. Experienced since June eighth the ability to support our student athletes and a very healthy way, within our athletics, programs or other activities that are permitted today, more that could come for most program beginning, July twenty fourth, which NCAA is permitted third point, the autonomy, five conferences have been working diligently now for weeks and months to develop a common testing expectation. Expectation an isolation expectation. The NCAA after the Senate Commerce Committee hearing in which I participated in Washington DC has been engaging in developing similar standards for its entire membership, but his worked collaboratively over the last eight or nine days I think we're moving towards a destination for those protocols and I know that we as five conferences have been working diligently our. Our colleague conferences at the bowl subdivision. Or awaiting those other others in Division One are also waiting those expectations. The fourth is all it's happening. In the return of sports at the professional level over the next few weeks, so we saw major league soccer I watch more major league soccer last night than I. Ever have in my life, but I've read their protocols. Major League Baseball's active. That's A. First Pitch I think July twenty third where teams are going to be moving around. We've read their health protocols. A NASCAR race Wednesday, that is in a what was a football stadium several years ago in Bristol Tennessee with thirty thousand fans in attendance first time to see a larger crowd if that opportunity still exists so all of those are important learning opportunities, but the fundamental is my first point, which is we have to see? See a change in public health trend to build the comfort that will have an opportunity to compete this fall and plenty of people can say Oh, you shouldn't. It's not going to happen. Make predictions, and they go back to Governor Cuomo in June. WHO said I'm done with predictions. I'm done with models. We're GONNA. Look at the facts, and that's what we've been doing diligently for months now and we'll do over the next few weeks. Commissioner Greg Sankey with this commissioner. Last week we saw a one of your colleagues in the big ten. make his decision their decision about. Playing Only Conference Games to the PAC twelve followed suit I'm certain. That was discussed today, can you? Can you enlighten us on where the SEC is on all conference play? we are not at that destination in a number of our colleague. Conferences are not at that destination, so the big ten made its decision. We have no. common games with the big ten conference this year. Just one of those realities in our schedule, so the the impact of their decision is indirect,
Fresh update on "paul finebaum" discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"You know it hurts probably have college football but I. Thank you all the gators out there. Stay safe out there. Thank, you very much and we will have a show here. Of what the decision is I, don't know what we'll do. We'll have show. We are officially out of time for this program. We appreciate all of you for being a part of it some really interesting guests today. Will Uh Cu right here tomorrow? Thank you for listening to the Paul Finebaum Show podcast the Paul Finebaum. Show Airs Weekdays on the SEC network beginning at three eastern..
Report: NFL Eliminates 2 Preseason Games Ahead of 2020 Season
"Said we are now in the era of. Cancellations, postponements and TVD We had the SEC. had announce, but it's been reported they will not. have their media days on time. We had the hall of fame game from the NFL. Called Office being reported now at this hour. That the NFL is going to condense. It's four preseason games to to. probably a good idea. They never really needed for in the first place, but week one. And Week. Four are going to be scrapped so it will essentially be. Cut In half that is coming out officially tomorrow, but Unofficially right. Now
Morehouse College cancels all fall sports, including football, because of COVID-19 health risks.
"College. The Alma Mater of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior has cancelled all fall sports including football because of Kobe. Concerns. Yes, there are small athletic department, but. Look for more smaller athletic departments to go this route the testing the contract. The contact tracing is just going to overwhelm some athletic departments.
Oklahoma State football coach apologizes for t-shirt after star running back Chuba Hubbard calls him out
"State coach Mike Gundy still under fire after his star player. Heisman candidate Shubra Hubbard went after him on twitter. They finally got together late in the afternoon and early evening. and. Chubu released a video of the to talking in. Today's clean with the teacher I was wearing. I I've met with some players in realize it's a very sensitive issue with what's going on in today's ninety, and so we had a great meeting in May worse things. Players feel like can make our organization or colds, or even better than this year Implem- steak and I'm looking forward to making some changes and starts at the time with me and we got good days in. I'll start off by saying that I would've. Wrongly by tweeting US Open that. Has To, be, something changed. I should've went to as a man of. Action so that was Valmont part, but for now on. We're GONNA folk. Something changed. That's the most important thing.
College Athletes Forced To Sign Coronavirus Waivers To Return To Campus
"The last couple of days you certainly seen stories circulating the various schools are requiring players for voluntary workouts to sign waivers. We had Alan Green on earlier from Albany. said they talked about it. They decided not to. So. What does it really mean I? Know what it sounds like. It sounds really bad does heather has done some reporting on that and so much else, and she joins us from ESPN. Heather, great W on. It's always a pleasure. I know you know what it means, but I'll let you take the audience through the process. We said hello to you. Hey Paul. Thanks for having me on I. I think the best way to describe. It is through reporting, which is what Ohio state athletic. Director Gene Smith told me when I spoke to him last night and I asked him. Is this a way to protect yourself? Is it a liability issue? and His answer was no. This is not a legal document. That's why we're calling pledge, and that's because athletic directors throughout the country are concerned about what happens when these college kids leave the confines of Control of athletic facilities. And you know this is, this is the concern as departments are bending. Bending over backwards Paul to not only meet CDC guidelines, but to exceed them to protect these student athletes, but as soon as these players Wanna go to their favorite Taco bar to their girlfriend's house or the other bar whatever it might be all bets are off, so gene Smith is saying is we put this plan in place to try to get them to promise to us that? When they leave the athletic facilities, they will wear a mask. They will social distance. They will be responsible and do what they can to protect themselves the team and stop the spread of the corona virus. I'm glad you explained that. Because we've all been reacting with our is Eyebrows raised heather beyond that. You can't just look at your television and get a snapshot that the numbers are going up because we're. We're in a different spot here. Fourteen weeks in. We were weak, one two or three, but. Some of this negativity comes at really inopportune time as college football moves, everything else moves toward an opening what? What is your reporting? Tell you about where we are well. I've been on the phone all day. Actually trying to answer that question because things are changing and I spoke to Florida. Athletic Director Scott Stricklin today, because he's in Florida where cases arising, and he's still very optimistic. That college football is going to start on time and we're. They are located. I don't WanNa. Use the word safe, but they don't have a lot of cases within their outlet department right now in the community that they're in and you know I was on there. Zoom call last week with. With her doctors and they did a fantastic job again putting things in place to protect student athletes. Now you go to Houston where they had to shut down everything because there were not only six positive cases, but the keeping they were symptomatic. I don't know what to what degree, but that's important because it reminds everyone that they are student athletes. Yes, they are not invincible. Nobody knows exactly how this is going to impact the person that actually gets infected by so I think that's important to remember and I also talked to big twelve. Commissioner Bulls beat today. Yes I'm still very confident that we're going to have a college football season. You're going to see college football games, but it's going to be interrupted. It might be at levels at different places based on the resources that they have going to have outbreaks. Some schools will be able to handle them. Some schools will not and then finally I just hung up with Shane Lyons. Who is the chair of the Football Oversight Committee and he had a great quote, he said the coronavirus is controlling us. We are not controlling it. So as he said as I, sit here today I. Think we're going to have a college football season, but anybody who tells you that they actually know is lying.
Ohio State football players, parents asked to sign coronavirus risk waiver
"Ohio stake. The buckeyes, asking college players who were there for voluntary workouts to sign a a waiver. Lot of interpretation on what does this really mean is a liability issues at something that the university is is is taking. Putting his hands up the university. is saying that this is really just for education that's according to Jean
Bakari Sellers talks about the death of George Floyd
"Are really looking forward to the next gas considering all the things that have transpired especially up in Minneapolis. Our next guest. We just played a clip from CNN. This morning is Bakari sellers. Who grew up in the State of South Carolina? His father a noted civil rights pioneer. He's been very close to the South Carolina Program Practicing Law for many many years and continuing to to this day in Colombia. And as we say hello to Macari I want to ask him about Certainly the news of the day but we also want to mention for just a second to his brand new book that came out the other day my vanishing country Cari sellers. Thank you very very much for joining us. It's great to have you on the program. Man I I love your show Thankful for this platform and thank you for having me today on. What is a a truly tough day for most of us in this great country? I WanNa talk about that but I just wanted hug for a second. About what compelled you and really push you to writing this book. I mean you're still very young man usually Mars for old decrepit people like me but still on your your early thirties. I'm really interested in how you got to this point. Yeah so you know I. I wanted to write a political book and I'll be honest which Paul that no one wanted to buy it. And so when I sat down and talked about my story coming from the Orangeburg massacre in February eighth to sixty eight where my father was shot. subsequently imprison all the officers. Who fired shots into? The group of students were charged and found guilty. Three young men died in Smith. Samuel eminent Delano Middleton My father was shot and imprisoned. I chronicled that all the way through my rise to being young black elected official in the country. All the way through Charleston South Carolina. Where I lost my good friend Clemente. I'm in the Charleston massacre and so I just highlight the ups and downs and the trauma that comes along with being a person of color and what I the reason I wrote. This book is so that we could All have some sense of understanding so we begin to have conversations about healing this country And you know your book comes out during a pandemic and it also comes out around the death of Ahmad. Aubrey the desktop Brianna Taylor. Now we had this death in Minneapolis. And so I think it's an evergreen book and You know it's a discussion. It's difficult but necessary to have the car. It's it's so easy for all of us to talk about. No one should act this way but I wanNA get deeper because in watching what you did this morning and really knowing you quite well and hearing you speak out on so many other issues. I really want you to get to the heart of the matter here. this is bigger than than an isolated incident in. Minneapolis or Georgia or somewhere else. Is it not it is and you know. It's it's not just myself but you see you see all these athletes you see Lebron James of the world you see. I'm all the list of NBA players goes far and wide and even young college athletes are taking span. Because Y- for me personally it's about what do I tell my black children in this country and I know a lot of your listeners are like here we go again a. Why are we going down this path? But it's the fact that I have to have conversations with children that others do not and you know the crime that was Allegedly committed was forgery of a twenty dollar bill. He didn't even know that there's evidence to say he didn't even know that the twenty dollar bill was fake But regardless the penalty should not be a death penalty crime and so now I have a fifteen year. Old Daughter should be fifteen on June first. Who is about to Get her permit. You wouldn't do. I tell her. What do I teach her? I'm raising twins that are seventeen months old and one is a boy stokely. What do I tell him in? So that pain and this is not new You know it goes back to Emmett. Till and mega rivers Jimmy Jackson in the Orangeburg massacre the massacre on the campus of Jesse Jackson State in Kent State all the way through The recent incidents that we've had and so the question is when will it stop and I you know. I think that we have to begin to have difficult conversations in this country and some people don't want to have but I'm pressing forward to make to let people know that there is a real pain in this country and and there's painful by a lot of people today particularly black people in this country and we have to hear that pain. He wrote the other day. Being Black in America is almost perpetual state of grieving. I I know I know you well enough to understand but I want you to explain to to those out there and your political commentator. You're you're you know what I'm referring to. How do you explain that to the rest of us? You know. I I say that before you turn me off turn me down I say? Why don't you turn me up and let's have a conversation? Where is listening and understand and I come from a place where my father was literally shot a law enforcement and I had the utmost respect for law enforcement officers. My that was literally shot. My father was taken away from my family because he was actually arrested. For that night I father became the first and only one man riot in the history of this country. He was charged tried and convicted of rioting because he was a member of the Civil Rights Organization. They denied bond and they housed them on death row. My mother had to carry my sister my oldest sister their oldest child. She carried and gave birth while my father was in prison. And so when you talk about that trauma that emerged from my father went through the burden of being a black man in the south with felony. You carry all of that. And I'd had a great deal of success in my life and my job is to make sure that others are able to get access to those blessings as well and then I lived through the Charleston massacre. Paul like my good friend. Clemente painting he was was murdered in Bible. Study You know he let somebody come into his church. He set them beside him and he was shot in the net. And so when you think about all of these things and you think about the fact that I'm now living for them and there's no one there's absolutely no one in their right mind. They can lie to you. They can call in today until you that amount all day deserve today. Brianna Taylor. She was an emt worker. They served been no knock warrant. Went in and shot her and they can't tell you. The George Minneapolis deserved I either. And so that is what I'm saying. We have to begin to understand the reasons why and before you turn the conversations like this down. Let's turn them up. And let's have an honest conversation about how we move forward to broaden this because you of all people know it's twenty twenty. The political season never ends and a lot of people bacar just already made up their mind not so much the election but about everything this conversation. We're having the pandemic and I want you to try to take us there because I preach on this program. I don't want to talk about politics. But you can't get away from politics and especially at a time like this one hundred thousand people who died Do through the growing virus The overwhelming majority of these individuals especially in these large cities. The data points are are people of Color. I mean we have to talk about that This season is upon us. And you know regardless I want people to exercise their right to vote their right to vote safely You know you politics part of everything we do in life and you know I ask. 'cause I'm a big game cut fan and I was like the way to get you know my game friends and my. I don't have any clemson friends but you know the the people who go to school at Clinton though the way you get them to stay at home and stay inside and say that if we do not stay inside we won't have football season and so we're living. A lot of people are living through a great deal of trauma You know we're we're pausing we aren't able to go out. We aren't able to be with loved ones. If you get sick and have to go to the hospital you have to go by yourself
Paul Finebaum reacts to Michigan president's comments
"Was some very important news yesterday. Out of the University of Michigan where the President Dr Mark Schuessel? Who has an immunologist by training? Not The most common thing you see for a president a State University made a lot of news by tapping down some of the positivie about college football talking about how there would be no college football unless students were on campus. He referred to his training as a medical doctor. Phd In relation to doubting seriously that there could be college football fans in the stadiums and they also broke down the importance of college football but in the context of the University of Michigan overall. Dowse a little water on that as well saying that the university stand on its own. This comes in some contrast to what Jim told us last week on on get up when he said he would be okay with football. As long as he didn't he said he would. He would prefer fans but it would be okay without fans who better to talk to you than Giannis. Bacon was written callous books on the University of Michigan and certainly among the very leading experts in the world the on that subject John. Thank you Happy Memorial Day and first of all great to have you on with us and we hope you've been safe and well over these last couple of months Always a pleasure Paul and so far so good. The only we need is forty hours of daycare for weeks. My four and a half year old kid if you've got a babysitter send them up For All you've done for us I'll I'll give you some good recommendations Thank you. Let's talk about the this. I thought was a really fascinating comment first of all. Let's talk about President Schnitzel in terms of who is he what his credentials are then. They're incredible but have someone like that. Move into the presidency at school at the University of Michigan. Well his background is Brown University And California cal Berkeley so the pedigree and all that he's got a PhD in some former science probably immunology say as well as an MD. So you couldn't call them stupid He's probably also not the biggest football fan in the world. I think he probably loves the Brown model. Where you play. But it's not Nearly the importance as it is in the big ten or the SEC and so on But also knows where he is that Hundred Thousand People Disagree and they love it quite a bit so he is definitely on a high wire there But clearly his roles immunologist took over in his latest. Talk as you said if you days ago and I guess yesterday sorry And Yeah you say is very clear about this that if all the students aren't on campus. We're not going to have intercollegiate sports of any sort at least at Michigan which is not to say the big ten goes along with that or the rest of college athletics. But it's pretty hard back back down from that once you've said that and as you pointed out Paul that goes counter to what Jim Harbaugh said a few days earlier that he'll take football and almost any form Fans in the stands or not. Some graduated schedule some sort of Not Black or white but Modified approach would be fine with Jim. Which I'm sure is almost all major college football coach so I see a conflict there and I'm pretty sure I know who's going to win it. Yeah I mean there may be some school football coaches that have the clout to go head to head with the president. I doubt Jim Harbaugh wants to do that. Unless it's twenty minutes after beating. Ohio state I I I WANNA ask you. I WanNa ask you about about his comments about the budget. You know the school inside and now obviously I mean. I don't want to translate for him but he seemed to be saying that you know we we would this football but we're going on with or without it. Yeah and Miskin can right now Now the catch that is not all the big ten can goes out football Sunday. The MAC you can't. I mean look at Eastern Michigan Kent State places like that Miami of Ohio so the separation between haves and have-nots stronger not weaker. Now its biggest. Cost Ball is of course nationwide and gets all the attention at Michigan. The budget for the entire Athletic Department is around one hundred and eighty five million dollars which is almost doubled in ten years which says something right there and yet the budget for the whole university assist seven billion with a B. dollars so and half of that as a medical school on the health system so the football budget is big. It might beat us That's what they spend on rubber gloves at the hospital. So it's not that big a deal to the president. John you have a pretty good pulse on the The Michigan Fan base. I asked gently what has been the reaction about what the president said yesterday. Some folks feel yeah. Maybe there's mixed generous maybe it is It is going to be hard to argue though without students on campus having football. You're talking about exploiting the students who are in your student athletes who are not paid etc. I was become a hot button. Issue the last few years as it always should be I think That becomes greater when you're perhaps risking their health When you're not risking the other students health To play football. So that's one point of view. The flip side of course is that stadium is both the hold one hundred ten thousand people and if not for nothing of course so obviously people wanNA play football In any way she performed they possibly can Go Back Paul and nineteen eighteen when Michigan played the first game during the pandemic early October. And it flared up nationwide thereafter so they did not play again until November The team went five that your politics and on the big ten which counts as big ten champs and yes five Cowan as national champs. If only if only we're talking to John Bacon The New York Times bestselling author. He's written countless books on the University of Michigan. I WanNa take a break here because there are many issues beyond what the Michigan President feels. Although his comments probably going to be heard pretty loudly and other ivory towers around the country. I WanNa talk to John when we come back about what college football faces in trying to open up more comments from the esteemed author John U
NCAA Won't Mandate Uniform Return to Sports, Mark Emmert Says
"Really looking forward to chatting with heather vintage from ESPN. Who broke the story last night? In relation to our interview with Mark Emirates the president most people saw the headlines throughout the evening and early day the NCW. A uniform return And now we can get an inside that conversation and find out what it all means Heather thank you for being with us. It's great to connect with you again. Hope you're well. I'll tell you man I don't know that heather and I usually convene in at ESPN on Sunday morning. About six fifteen in the morning. We're we're both the bleary eyed for various reasons but we get through it and Heather I feel the same way. Let's let's let's talk about your conversation with President Amran. Everyone thinks they know what it means. But you talk to Him. Tell us about it. Well I think one of the big questions I have had about all of this is what is the double role and some coaches have been outspoken. And saying we need somebody to issue a sort of blanket set of instructions to help us out on this and so I asked him point blank with the NCAA issue a start date and he said not in this case usually we would. That's what we do but The Corona virus pandemic has thrown this off the track and so he is saying from the highest level and college sports. What I have heard from every single commissioner that I have talked to which is it is not up to us and they stressed this in a phone call to Vice President Mike Pence a couple of weeks ago and I think it's very important to reiterate. Just how different college? Sports are from Pro Sports. They can't just you know. Pull up in a parking lot and get a test in minutes and go into a stadium. That's unlock they. Must WAIT UNTIL UNIVERSITY. Presidents reopened campuses So as much as a lot of people have heard like the NCWA to do something to help not even commissioners the most powerful people in sports the power five commissioners can do this uniformly as much as they would like to. They are cognizant of the fact. This is changing state by state. So what role does Emmerick ploy moving forward? So part of it he said is helping regulate the what is it ninety conference championships that they do oversee And Remember the NC Double A. Was the one that had the authority and the power to cancel the NCAA basketball tournaments which they run and all the other winter sports and the spring sports calling a halt to those conference championship games but his thing was basically saying we are here to help them in terms of fast tracking legislation. Let's say they only go to eight conference games Or How do you do? We need to reconfigure how you determine a conference champion and a certain league or play number of games Bob Ob the big twelve. Commissioner told me to football oversight committee will have something to do with a lot of those questions and and rules and regulations but at the NC double a level he said he and his staff are preparing just like the commissioners are for whatever permutation you might be able to think about what seasons might look like in order to respond quickly and say okay. You only have eight of ten teams and you're GonNa play championship. Here's here's we're going to rewrite this here you go. He said something Friday that was that I thought was interesting where where he alluded to it. In loot he was pretty matter of fact about the students on campus. Before you can play and that's been the debate You you talk to more people than anyone help us understand where we're the commissioners are right now and why did Mark emerets say that well choosers. Depends on who you talk. Too Much Commissioner Craig. Thompson was very blunt about it when I spoke to him and basically said I don't see how you can have athletes back. You don't have students back Jon Steinbrecher of the Mack told me the exact same thing Bob. Dole's be told me last week he said well. Here's the thing if everyone is going to online classes the first step is you have to have your athletes register online because again. They are student athletes if they're not registered for those online classes. That's the first step. You can't get back on campus. You're you can't be a student athlete. So there are also conversations going on about what it could look like on some campuses that have some students returned to campus. We're just freshman or however you might want to Put that piece of the puzzle together but there are certainly varying pain herm Edwards at. Asu told me if it's not safer. Sousa comeback from my players and coaches. I WANNA have everybody tested
Ohio Gov with sober comments about whether college football will return this Fall
"Governor. Dewine who I think pretty sure. Ohio has the Ohio State University in there said did he is simply not sure that there is going to be college football or that. It's going to start on time. And this segue into conversation that Paul Finebaum and I had about how fans are obviously the lifeblood of any sport ballparks being full of people obviously enhances the experience football stadiums in the NFL. Being full of people enhances the experience. But to me those full stadiums. Mitch the Big House or any place that we wanNA talk about okay. That experience is essential to what college football has especially become over the last decade? Or so and I don't even know how you can possibly be planning a college football season if you don't know that you're going to have students back on on campuses by the first September.
An Interview with Vanderbilt Baseball Coach Tim Corbin
"Want to get right to our first guest who two weeks ago today was it was head coach of the number one baseball team in America. Many expecting hoping perhaps for another a world series run as he has done twice at Vanderbilt But we all know what happened and We're all trying to deal with the circumstances Tim Corbin Jones head baseball coach at Vanderbilt coach. Thank you very much. I know it's been such a difficult time in Nashville couple of weeks ago with tornadoes. Now what we're all dealing with Both nationally and globally. We hope you're well. Yeah Thank Ball Chretien. Let's let's talk about two weeks ago around this time when when you learn what we all learned that For All intents and purposes the baseball season was over. I know there are a lot of important issues to deal with from a health standpoint. But it's certainly had to hurt badly How did you deal with your your your young men. And how are they coping with it? Now I'm sure they're coping with it better. I think like like all athletes and all athletes have been exposed to this at every level whether it's professional or are level or high school of course but that Wednesday night. I think it was the eleventh we. We played Toledo and After game was over I had got word that Corona virus or Vanderbilt University had sent all the the students home so I felt like when I told the kids that I felt like I was going to share more news with them the next day or the next couple of days. And that's what happened on the twelfth The MCA cancelled the baseball season at that point And then on the thirteenth Friday the thirteenth of all things. That's when we had our last meeting and then we'd exit interviews on Saturday and Sunday so I think it's just stunning because of when it happened. You know you're looking at March Thirteenth. And you haven't even started the SEC's we're supposed to on that Friday. And then you're you're basically sending your kids home because they all have to be home so I think I think it hit him hard. I I do think all athletes hard and emotionally at that time but I think during that time too. It's also good to put things in perspective and we tried to As you mentioned we had the tornado just a week. Tried it out and you know a lot of people during the course of that week. We're going to funerals and Picking up pieces and losing homes and so people had more difficult circumstances than than Vanderbilt Baseball and in this case this was a national health crisis so it was bigger than all of us so we basically had to to move forward as much as we possibly could and just kind of weighed on what and how people are going to make decisions going forward and there's a lot of decisions after to be made. Obviously but we're kind of waiting on the country. I just to see where our our health as a as a as a country. Your team had to scatter. Obviously I know you may not even you may not be playing or practicing but these are your players in many ways. Their light children How are you keeping up? Well basically through taxed or we have. This team works out that I can. I can email and text out any information. I want with all of them right now. They're in school or they're not in school but they are. They're home Selling out or completing assignments and just going to school up until the end of April so just basically giving them as much information as I can to share with them but I think the thing that impressed upon him is just stay in routine both mental and physical because we can all humans. Get away from that and right now. I'm sure there's a lot of frustration nationwide Especially when you've been asked to go to your room and you've been grounded and That that's not easy but at the same time we do it for the right reasons but I'm just trying to communicate with the kids as best. I can both the kids that are on our team and the kids. That might have a lot of questions here are sewn is your incoming class because of of what potentially could happen with the NCAA and maybe what potentially could happen with MLB to if they decide or not decide draft. Yeah we're talking A- and right now if things had been normal which is A word that none of us are familiar with this would have been opening day. Baseball Games would have been being played all over the country on television. You know being in in that world one of the one of the truly special days on the calendar and we're all trying to deal with a far more serious things but But it's it's hard to. It is a little bit strange to even for you as a as a baseball fan. Not to catching up with some of the former players on television. Yeah well it it is an you know. I think you and I we. We operate in field of sport not flex and and kids and coaches and so on so it is very important to us. But I you know you can't minimize the strength that it has with your audience and with fans particularly in the FCC but all throughout the country It it gives us Stimulates US it? Takes our mind off from certain things that we go through. During the course of the day ourselves and I think when sport does reenter back into the country I it. It certainly is going to help with the health of everything that's going on. I mean you and I are older so we remember. Nineteen eighty and nineteen. Eighty was a very difficult year for our country. You had He it was tough to get gas or our country was down We had the hostage crisis. And a little you know. Us United States hockey team Of Amateur Kids Not Too long ago. A lot to go on a Friday and then on a Sunday won the gold medal in that occurrence in and of itself was was really stimulator for for our country at the time and it gave us A great rebirth and I. I think when sport does enter the picture again. I think we're GONNA see that I really do. I think it's going to be good for all of us And when that time comes will Will will certainly understand how much we've missed it. Which I think is very powerful feeling to have right now But we'll get there again. We will and I. I think the biggest thing is just to stay as positive as we possibly can during this time coach. You're you're coming off of a title. You're you're hoping to to win another one. I'm interested just from your standpoint. I know you're you're you're there to be a leader for your assistance your staff in your team but you're also a very competitive person very successful person. How are you dealing with this right now? Because everything is different. We understand the importance of what we have to do. But it's still a mental experiences at not. Yes it is But I I think I'm handling it fine. I got away from the emotions of it quick because I think it's one of those things once you start to understand. You can't control any of it then you just remove yourself and really listen and read And I guess listen more than anything to the people that you think have a lot of experience whether it doctors whether it's politicians or or whether it's just our country speaking to us but outside of that then. I think you know last time I was without baseball as a person at any point in time is a competitor was nineteen seventy five. So that's a lot of years of Of Not of having your springs taking up every single day and then of course being a coach. That's thirty five years but I think this this times been. I would say as good as as anything take negative situation. Make it better in terms of being able to reflect. Be Able to thank being able to have probably deeper conversations with my wife that don't have anything to do with baseball but have a lot more to do with life in general and talk more about our girls and talk more about Where we see ourselves so I think this has been good for a lot of people. They might not admit it but I do think it's good because it's Dan allows us to decompress but really allows me to appreciate the fact that I have a job that I am getting paid that. Get to work with young people. They get get interviewed by someone like yourself. I don't take any of that stuff for granted because there is going to be a time where I'm not going to do it and I'm getting the feeling of it right now and I don't want that feeling never again so I think in a lot of ways it's been a very positive situation for me personally What an incredible message and I think a lot of us. Listen to what you said I know self nodding nodding my head in in in total agreement coach. I know we will talk again under better circumstances but until then we you you and your your program the best and And hope to see you
NCAA tried to save March Madness with a 16 team tournament
"One interesting thing? That's come out tonight In all the conversation with the NCAA basketball and March madness. One proposal. That was was considered. According to Dave Gabbard. Who's the VP of men's basketball? Was the possibility of a six eighteen team tournament. Trying to salvage at all in one weekend the The course everyone knows by now the NC cancelled everything they They spent a long time before they made the determination. Trying to figure out some alternative plans One of the possibilities was to play games. beginning Thursday in the state farm arena in downtown Atlanta. The idea was to have the selection committee. Choose the top sixteen teams in the country regardless of geographical region or conference. The first three rounds would have been played from Thursday to Saturday with a championship game Monday night. Not Ideal but it would have Provided some resolution and then finally That idea was killed. It just I probably for good reason I. I'm not sure how well it would have gone over But it has been an interesting And memorable week I thought Germy shop really put some Nice touches
NCAA cancels all winter, spring championships over Coronavirus concerns
"Welcome you to the final hour. We came on early today and We could probably be her all night and we still wouldn't Maybe get everything in for those of you just joining us It has been another one of those days. The conference tournament started getting cancelled About eleven o'clock today the SEC. Making it official about an hour and fifteen minutes before tip off and then the big one came down late in the day the NCAA canceling not only the men's and women's tournament but wiping out all of their winter and spring. Championships are commissioner. Greg Sankey joining us about ninety minutes ago reacting quite quite negatively to what he was hearing At the same time most of us were John. Who's been covering this story? Four for days if not weeks The senior sports editor at AOL DOT COM in Alabama. Joining us. John. Thank you very much as always I mean it's there's so many layers of this Of all these fast moving events What has stood out the most to your well. Let's start with what you're talking about. I think Greg's common illustrates something that I find fascinating about what happened in the last forty eight hours and I think she's really illustrates the fact that you're the NCAA and its member conferences. I've not been on the same page about things. I think that the NCAA's outfit yesterday that it was GonNa be carrying on. Its TOURNAMENTS ABOUT FANS. Caught a lot of these different conferences off guard and really. Kinda put him on the defensive because all the pressure and attention to turn to them you know. Why do you having these days with fans and the kind of dental fad? And today you saw all the different conference tournaments within like an hour of her so cancel and then I turned all kind of pressuring attention back to the NCAA. If you've just seen in the last twenty four to forty eight hours these you know the NCAA which represents confidence not doing a great job communicating. Its decisions and and decision making process which I think will certainly illustrated in the conference of Greg. Yeah and John. Yesterday I thought it was even more on display when Everyone Was CAUGHT OFF guard. All the commissioners were caught off guard when the NCW dropped the original story And I know Mark Camera. Got A lot of praise for that but that was before we found out you in particular being a reporter. What was really going on that Greg Sankey in Nashville and John swaddled in Greensboro and and Kevin Warren in Indianapolis and everyone else didn't know anything about it. Yeah you MTA got Yar Win. Visit and could be fair. I think they've made the right decision. But you could've given some of these different conferences or a heads up to give them a chance. You know to to try to do something out. And then you have the come out their decision and we've got reporters Nashville trying to track down Greg. In fact people To get you know. What are you guys going do? And I don't think they were ready for that. And you kind of had to see all these different conferences really have to kind of come together very fast. It's trying to figure out what was going on it. You know it definitely put those conferences and it's tough spot. I don't think they would've allowed fans in if they had given you know they had a better able to come out with the announcement that it did. But you know again. I don't think that there's been a lot of great tricks patient's doctor people outside the SEC. including the SEC. I don't think there was a lot of great vacation between the NCAA CONFERENCES. And that's kind of why you're seeing all these different. Come out at different times. It's everybody's not all on the same page about what they want and what they're gonNa do to prevent this pandemic running further. John is Thursday and it seems like this week has been going on forever and I WANNA I WANNA go back to earlier in the week. You are communicating on Sunday About the crisis That was literally going on all over the world and especially Closer to where we live in this country and I just wonder I. It seemed like the sports world. Was you tell me if this is the correct word? Maybe just a little bit tone deaf or slow to react because at that point in time. I don't think really anyone was thinking about this worthy. I totally agree with you. I know you and I were getting and you know I think people when I was reaching out to different people about what I feel about it. It was treated as a warped that you know. Maybe it's not a good idea to go to these different conferences tournament. You know early something which that only a few days ago that was treated that way out there and it was at the further you and a hamster popular people on social media on TV shows kind of continuing to these opinions that the viruses that big of a deal worth the flu and all these different opinions protecting
An Interview with Jim Host, Author of 'Changing the Game'
"About to introduce Jim Jim host to the audience who book changing the game. And I don't know if the gym host even remembers but When I was a newspaper reporter I thought of a great idea for a profile of talking about one of the great entrepreneurs in the SEC. Someone who created the Kentucky Broadcast Network and then moved onto the AA. But for whatever reason Jim Oh just did not like Google doing interviews back then and I never even asked him why because it's irrelevant but thank you. Thank you very much Jim for for joining us. And congratulations on the book. Paul thank you very much before we start. I want to say that You meant so much to Mike slide. And he was like a close friend of mine and we had several conversations. But you and job. You did the eulogy at his. Fennel is something. I'll never forget so. I just wanted to make sure that I got that cost. Jim Thank you. Thank you very much For saying that I remember talking to you at the graveside and I know how much you meant to commissioner slot as well well thank you for that and let let me let me start at the beginning for those. Who Don't know your fister who haven't had a chance to read your book you. You're a baseball player. Uk and then you went onto a minor league ball. And I'm sure you've wondered what would have happened. Had you matriculated to the big leagues and had a different career. Well I got one of the first to pull baseball. Scholarships every given at UK. And I'm the first person I've got sixty one first cousins and I'm the first one on either side of my family ever to go to college and I would have never gotten the college that had been for the athletic scholarship at UK and as it was all of that by major radio and television journalism and the rest of its history so there is an example of somebody. You've got a college scholarship who Because he blew his arm out and pro. Baseball couldn't continue on it for baseball. Was able then to build a business based on my college education. I'll be forever grateful to University of Kentucky for allowing me to play there as you moved on from from your baseball career You dabbled in a number of things From the political arena to to business I think all of us would be fascinated by how you ended up moving in into the the genre that now you get so much credit for And been given credit by by leaders in the field as one of the if not. We'll forget one of the innovator when it comes to sports marketing well if I was I got the radio rights by asking the question that final four MC. One goal the final four. This one. That's basketball championship in. Nineteen seventy five in San Diego. I was on the floor Uk It got to the finals. And I was doing the UK broadcast with Kayla Leopard Packer and As a result Bias the question. How much bitch will paying for the radio rights and Tom Johnston? They came with round the foreign. They said three thousand dollars. I said well how much you getting? All the rights for people like me and they said twenty one thousand dollars plus Nice of. I'll tell you what I'll give you thirty thousand dollars. I'll take over the administration and I'll do a whole lot better job and that's how I got started just as asking the question at at that point. Nobody really wanted to radio. And then as I started to try to sell the radio I'm standing in front of of the press table and nineteen seventy seven that the championship in in Atlanta One Alma. Choirs last game and One of one of the members of the committee was complaining about how bad the final four the championship program book. Because those years the program was produced by the arena and I stepped around I said. Would you guys like we do that? And they said well you're doing a great job with radio network out one or two do that That's how I started doing programs and and then I had one problem. I really couldn't sell it very well. Because I had no national distribution as it related to sales people so I have spent time with proctor and gamble and learned that that They they had a Cava issue having to do with how they got their packages sold at supermarkets. I'm sorry I came up with a scroll down which turned out to be pretty good about. Why don't we see if we can't Put a MCA championship on So Fox's and on bar soaps and so on and see if we can't create some revenue and that basis and I went to wall virus and made the suggestion. It took them two years to agree that it might make some sense and that's kind of how it started and I love the chapter in the book. When when you're dealing with Walter Byers who was a legendary figure but based on I never met him but based on what I've read he wasn't always the easiest person to make a point across to Paul He. I've been in the Oval Office of every presence that's Nixon. A Nineteen Sixty. I live never been at all of anybody in my life other than Walter. Byers he was the smartest single individual I was ever around He would meet with you one on one he knew more about Your Business and then you did. He had his homework done. He never had a piece of paper in front of them and He and I learned a great deal problem. So that's my analysis of you did so many other things and I know I don't WanNa diminish the body of work but when I read about your involvement in the building of Arena definitely got my attention because it's a building that's been there more than forty years. It's still one of the Meccas of college basketball. How how did how did that? Come about well One of my first the first of all I ran for governor state and got my buddy thank God and And I was going to do it the right way so I wouldn't take any campaign. Contributions I spent all the money I made in the sixties and the real estate and insurance business and Came out of the campaign. Had One hundred seven dollars in my pocket. Looks Seventy six thousand eight hundred eighty seven dollars the campaign? That didn't happen. The income could put my real estate and insurance businesses back together so The mayor and the county judge came to they said We'd like you to be the first executive director the lesson I eventually commission and I said how much does it pay? They said eighteen thousand dollars a year. And I said I'll tell you what you can hire them a company I get to do other things and And the first meeting we add. They said we're gonNA tell you why we are hired you there's a There's a good much tracks through downtown. We've taken they've been taken offline urban renewal and we've got in-kind contribution of twenty percent that if we don't build a civic center on the west end of Bovine Street We've got to pay three million dollars back in the city that have that kind of money so you got to build civic center in the arena. So that's how that got started I wanted stop for just a second and talk about How you've done And maybe some some basic tennis. We talked to a young person our staff who who talked about growing when he went to University of Georgia recently. Everyone wants to go into sports. Marketing. And and that's not really what I want to ask you about to Jim because you wrote in the book about some very basic tenants Simple things that we probably should learn at an early age that that you had certain I would say rules for yourself and for your employees that were as simple as this kind of things we heard as a kid but I wish he would explain and share those with all of us to rules of business one is you do not misrepresent. Lie about anything if you do. You're fired and number two. You do not Take five cents from the expense account. If you do your part everybody that came into business. Understood it and violated. I immediately called him in and fired him They didn't get a second chance. If somebody had a drug problem and I'll call problem. I gave a second chance. I paid for the Rehabilitation GonNa back and in the second chance of the violate that that they were those who are rules and business. I also said that In any guy. I never got sued by any school by any conference by the. Mcaa TAB for one. Reason is that I believe that it's either black or white if it's black that's in their favor of its whites in my favorite. It's great and their favorite and that was on the way. That's the way a random business before you go and I would strongly encourage any any young person who's thinking about getting into this business to read gyms book but but I I would like to ask you about some of the big issues that we're facing today certainly They are countless. But but the one that's front and center is the the name image likeness Situation I know having been an athlete having been involved in sports marketing and the industry at the front a at the front row for so long. What are your thoughts on today? And where we go from here in intercollegiate athletics. I wrote my epilogue at the end of the book that I fully believe that time has come when student athletes need to be compensated for the likeness and people think that this has to do with Just basketball football. It doesn't They've we've we've had some unbelievable track athletes at UK One of whom has gone under set world records Young Woman has gone on set world records. We take great tennis players here We've had other individuals who have done well and they would. They would benefit from this as well. So Mike my contention is that they need to be compensated It needs to be done. Under the under the scope of the university because it media right holder at this point as revenue coming from corporate sponsors. So the way to do it. I believe is to Get The individual Have the university Media Group represents individual have the flow through them have the bunny then put into a separate account and they once the individual graduates or leaves the university the individual gets the money Jim Hosts the name of the book changing the Game Career in collegiate sports marketing. John I cannot thank you enough all the best on the book and it has been all of our pleasure to be able to share with you with our audience. You're you're great knowledge and history. Thank you so much I wanNA make one other point The other they call the fuck Dr Eric. Moyen Is a professor at the University of Talk Miss Up Mississippi State and he's done unbelievably great job. Thank you certainly Dr More in. We appreciate that as well. Jim Hope to see you very soon. Thanks for coming
Los Angeles: Tiger Woods Fades At Genesis Invitational As Top Of Leaderboard Gets Crowded
"So You you said you were chasing tiger woods around today. How did he do? Not as good as he did on Thursday You know there's a lot of hope for tiger woods around this tournament because he's the host of it and he's chasing snead and eighty three wins. Two breaks needs record. He's never won here. The best he's ever done twice was second in a tie for second but that was a long time ago but there was a lot of hope for tiger going in and of course on the first hole on Thursday he makes an Eagle Putt to start his day to get the two under. And how far is that Eagle? Putt twenty four feet eight inches. You know and him and Kobe were friends. So there was a lot of Karma there with that. Start but to be honest with you. Tiger looks tired on his second nine. Both days I mean. He looked really good on his first night. Shot four under on Thursday but then on Friday you can see. He had no legs left in his swing and a lot of that has to do with everything that comes with being the host of a tournament. We saw tiger doing things I had never seen him do before six interviews with local. Tv stations which he matvere does it a regular event but when you're the host of event it's kind of what you gotta do.
Nashville: Vanderbilt AD Malcolm Turner resigns; Candice Lee to be interim
"Couple of days ago. We heard the news from Nashville. The now come. Turner was moving on and Candice Story. Leave was taking his place as the interim athletic director and we're delighted to welcome to the program in her first interview with us. I can't thank you and I know difficult time but you certainly have to take on the responsibility. You certainly have had an exemplary record. As a former player and captain and obviously as a top assistant in that athletic department. Thanks for being here and Great to have you on. Thank you so much. I'm I'm glad to be here. Thank you very much. So let me ask you. You're basically In operating position in this Athletic Department of key a key role and this happens and you are tasked now with with with being in charge. I know you're prepared for it but it's still had to. How did it feel to suddenly be handed the keys to the store so to speak? Well certainly It was unexpected but when presented with the opportunity. I was excited to step up and serve in this way. You know. I think we all are student. Athletes all the time that they have to be ready. Expect the unexpected and be Nimble and be flexible so it gave me an opportunity to demonstrate that I know having experienced the student athlete Role at vanderbilt playing such a prominent role there and then being in this athletic department for so long For the most part under David Williams leadership You learned a great deal that That would help you be prepared for this day. But but what do you lean on? Because it's a tough role not that there's anyone that doesn't think you're capable of it but it's it's a little bit lonelier of at the top isn't it now. I understand exactly what you're saying and David. I had the the opportunity to learn under him for several years and Had the opportunity to work with Malcolm and and just have built up very fortunate enough to have built up a great network across campus and this conference but also across the country Have have relied on that pretty heavily even prior to getting into this position. But certainly now understand that. I've got great resources at my disposal and I'm I'm not afraid to tell rely on folks and lean on people and just Do everything I can to be prepared for this challenge and I guess I would rather call it an opportunity rather than a challenge but I do know it's a big job and I've got great resources at my disposal. Kansas I'm talk show host. I don't know all the machinations of how schools operate in terms of Interim Your interim assistant chancellor as well as athletics director Where are we going to forget me? Where are you right now? In terms of the process for when this job changes from interim to to permanent at this point I can tell you. I am just focused on doing the job. It's not ultimately up to me What will happen with that interim title? I think that the part that I can control is just showing that as an athletics department and as a university we're moving forward and I'm happy to be at the helm and do everything. I can to support our staff. Our student athletes are coaches and and be what Commodore Nation expects us to be. But it's a great question. I know I understand why you're asking. I just know that I have to control what I can control. I think you could also I guess my next question. Because in in the press release it talked about the significance of your higher As the first African American and I I know we live in a world when when when that is not made as big of a deal as it used to be. Thank goodness but it's still part of The description and the school put it out. We didn't we didn't say it. They did Your reaction to that. I'm humbled I'm humbled by Just their reaction. The divers see from so many people who you know in some ways. It's unfortunate that we're still talking about the first and I Kind of to your point. But I've said this before and I will continue to say it. There's not a lack of talented people out there whether we're talking about women or men or people of color it's just been a lack of opportunity and so if if if this by just being in this interim role even provide more access and more opportunity for people who know are qualified and. I'm very thankful to be a part of that. You don't want to ask you about about that part of it Because I'm struggling to to be frank about asking this in terms of being the first woman because it. It is fairly shocking. And I know you. You're living and I'm just describing in twenty twenty to have that description and I'll just my wife who happens to be a vanderbilt person. I hear every day so if it had been if it had been a woman You know what I'm talking about there and talk about that responsibility because I know when you are the first you represent a lot of people who probably should have been there earlier but didn't give that didn't get that opportunity. Yeah I consider it a very big responsibility and I it's a privilege to sit in the role but with the role with the privilege comes great responsibility and and I think that again until we start talking about. So it's it's certainly wonderful to be the first but until you start talking about the second and the third and the fourth and the fifth. It's just it's just clear we have a lot of work to do. We have a lot of work to do. But you know I think that I feel humbled and honored to be in the space but I just WanNa do a great job so that people understand again. It is not the lack of people who are prepared to excel. It's just the lack of opportunity. Well let's get all the All the titles out of the way and talk about what we're going to do which is which is the reason why you're in this position and I think we're we're all interested in. I realize you're you're just you're just moving into it but but we we'd all like to hear about your thoughts and plans and visions as much as you've been able to put them together. Sure sure as much as I can put them together on in nine days. I I would say that you know. We've we've been really clear that we're not pushing the pause button and we had some great momentum coming into this academic year and even into this semester and that is continuing so our most immediate focus is on our strategic plan which we've been working on for several months now and are preparing to roll out publicly in the next probably couple of weeks. Certainly I expect. It will be out by the end of the month and that is going to Allow our fans and everybody to see what our priorities will be for roughly the next four or five years And then all of our decisions will flow from that. And I'm really proud to have been part of that process because it included just a a wide range of stakeholders so from alums to current student. Athletes Coaches administrators to board members to Central Administration. We it involved a lot of people and I think that that's really indicative of the fact that argument adversity understands the value that athletics can bring and I hope that it will allow people to raise their expectations of us. We're not afraid of those expectations and quite frankly we need to be a little more communicative and transparent about them. So this will be a great first steps first step towards that and I stress first step. Because it's going to outline priorities but that's when the work really begins and so- facilities will be a part of that and as we as we begin to codify those things will roll them out but I think what people can expect to see in the next couple of is okay. Here's the here's at least high level here. Are The priorities finally Kansas? You're in a unique position your your letter for years. You're captain of the basketball program. You have three degrees from Vanderbilt. You know everything that is said outside of that bubble all the noise about the commitment to athletics at a at a just a truly remarkable academic institution your doctor. You can testify to better than I can so so if you could try to answer some of that because the noise never ends about Vanderbilt's commitment to intercollegiate athletics. Now you're correct and you know I I I I hear it. As as as you've said and we know that we know what that commentary is I would say that I appreciate the passion that everybody has about us. There are high expectations of Vanderbilt Athletics. And I share that same passion and I. It has been made very clear to me that as a university we are moving forward and we are moving forward with the understanding that athletics has a great platform to unite all of us. You know we think if you walk around our building you'll see on some of our walls this mantra of the city the degree in the SEC. And we think that that's a proposition that is unique to us that that not only that we can sell but we believe in so in the backdrop of this fantastic city with a academically selective institution that second to none in the best conference in the country. I understand why everybody is interested and they just want reassurance that we're rowing in the you know we're going in the same direction and by all accounts every indication that I've received in this role is that's exactly what we're doing so I feel very confident about that. I'm sorry Paul no no I just. I'm inspired listening to you. I just can't wait to hear more so what I want. I want to close by asking you about what you referred to a minute ago. In terms of of of a reveal of of of of a vision plans. How how does that come together when you are you and your team. I mean it's not There are a lot of people that they're at. They're at work and putting this together. What is the process? So at this point we have gotten. We've gathered all the Intel. We've had all the interviews we've put structure around this and now it's a matter of of rolling it out and What will be a branded campaign and we will slowly start to tease out pieces. So that that's Kinda. We're just working on some internal details now. But that's what combination and everybody can expect to see in the next couple weeks that will actually start to articulate this and they public way and you said it involves Just like it did at the beginning. It's now involving several people to to conclude what is just a first step in the process. It's just a first step to get an announced in minutes a matter of US meeting those expectations which were really excited to do. Can destroy the joining us the interim vice chancellor for athletics at Vanderbilt. I hope you'll come back. We certainly appreciate your time today. Kansas thank you so much and I I really appreciate you and thanks for everything you do and I look forward to coming back. Thanks a lot. I can't wait all the best to you What a remarkable remarkable conversation there and I I don't really know what their next move is. But it's hard for me as just an observer to imagine that She will not be in that position permanently in fairly short period of time. What an incredible woman and we thank you for being with
Proposed federal law seeks to limit skyrocketing salaries of college coaches
"Well anyway. I I call one of your stories. He's just week. We're talking about salaries and congress trying to put a cap on things and you. Did I think a an amazing. I don't know how you doug all this up. A deep dive live into the evolution of coaching salaries. Take us through that process. Yeah I one of the one of the most interesting thing about college. Football is how in twenty twenty I guess in our in our myopic nature point twenty we think that we all have these like little arguments novel discussion Russia. We've been doing this thing for one hundred fifty years at this point in time there are quite a bit of things that just are not new and some of that is complaining about too many bowl games but another one of those things is talking about how coaching salaries are way too high. I mean it's it's it has quite literally almost almost always been like this. I mean Amos Alonzo Stagg at Chicago making six thousand dollars in eighteen eighteen ninety two now I went back and use the consumer price report and price some of these salaries out in you know twenty eighteen at the time buying power. And you know. That's six thousand dollars. Amazon does stag was making then was worth like a hundred and sixty thousand dollars back in eighteen. Ninety two there has always been this separation between what highly paid college. Football coaches made Versus what the Common Man Colombian mix. You know I'll I'll bring it to your audience and hit them home like bear Bryant when he's doing. Brian show that that famous Sunday highlight show That that became formative so formative for a lot of Alabama fans. He wasn't doing that just out of the good report he was because he was getting paid there Bryan getting in pay. That's why I thought he. I thought you said he was a benevolent. So I believe you remember this because you weren't born but he also had to Eat the potato chips and drink cocoa which by the way had bourbon in it. Yes absolutely I mean like bear. Bryant was Bear Bryant was cheering the back right now. Yeah so I find it amazing we we. We had a professor on earlier who who was very much a part of the Donna? Shalala Team Wanting to limit coaching Ching salaries so When did they make the big turn? When did they start going? I mean as as some of the critics say out of control to me. It really doesn't matter what any of these guys make but TAKE A. When was the big turn? I think they really and truly exploded in the nineteen eighties because in the nineteen eighties. That's when that Supreme Court hate happened with like Georgia Oklahoma and you know they got. TV rights You know they divorced the TV rights from the NCAA and schools colleges then became able to go. She ate television rights As entertaining defended themselves. Obviously than we get into the CFO era and BCS. And what we have now where the SEC. Disperse what was it. Six hundred and fifty some odd the million dollars yesterday give or take a few million yeah To all fourteen member schools. I mean look. The bedrock of this cannot be overstated. The bedrock bedrock of this is this when you as an Athletic Department at Florida Alabama at Lsu is Florida state when you do not have to pay your labor force when you do not have to compensate you or athletes. That money has to go somewhere now. That money goes to beyond coaching salaries. I mean that's the facilities race that is everything. Everything that makes these college will programs at opulent as they can be obviously a really really big part of the PIE now. Is Coaching salaries. Now Coaching coaching salaries the early eighties. That's stuff starts to get reported. That's my really really starts coming into Coming into the sport in a way that it had really really before that By the time you get through the mid nineties Florida's paying Steve Spurrier the one of the first billion dollar contracts so that he doesn't jump to the NFL at that time honestly the NFL itself explodes. You've got that competition. So it's it's the competition that that spurs in any industry the street Salaries and money and will lose those things but the early eighties. I think is where we can really pinpoint when college athletics kind of started growing up from a from a fiscal standpoint talking to Richard Johnson from a better society in now we all know what is going on. I'm interested where were you. Were you sit on this. Because the the so called Donna. Shalala proposal We heard Professor Ridpath on this would would curtail a lot of things I find find. It somewhat amusing chancellors and presidents at Private Schools More so than public schools making. I'm five six million dollars a year We have an offensive and defensive coordinator is making major seven figure salaries I know is a highly paid journalists. Where we're we're are you on what Shola is is attempting to to do at least down one lane in Congress right. I think you have a good point. the the facilities boom and the salary boom of coaches collect directors and the things that we coach Sports Mirror. That of what we see on the institutional side at a lot of these verses and I think that is one thing thing that really gets lost you know like you said like g Foreign President of like West Virginia. Like these guys make guys and girls make six figures seven figures. There is a lot of money in higher education in the United States at the highest levels. college athletics is it is not an outlander But like studies have shown time and time again going back thirty forty fifty years that when your football all team is good when your basketball team is good It becomes you know they always say that is the front porch of the university. Admissions skyrocket when athletics. Do well and that is. Why a lot of these University of course than anything else I think? Put Up with and we'll pay out the nose for Nick Sabin or Jim Harbaugh or a Davos. We or whatever I think the dirty secret is is the weight from Ro a lot of these endowments in some of these very popular. Schools would shrink a lot more than people wanNA realize. No I mean just look around. I mean boone pickens. She died recently. I mean the the amount of money that he put into Oklahoma state and I don't I don't mean to disparage Oklahoma state in stillwater Oklahoma. Oh my been there. And if you haven't Richard Make sure that you put that on your bucket list. Wouldn't it wouldn't have had that type of money And and a lot of these Jerry Jones. He's given to the University of Arkansas. You can go down the list And I mean and it's because of one thing we're trying to win in in in college football or basketball depending on on on where you live and what part of the country you're in. Yeah absolutely I saw a stew. MANDL's works in the for pretty athletic. He He has a college pat column and somebody asked him Ten million dollars. What would you do with it to build a staff? And I look the question and I was like look man if you WANNA compete with Alabama Lsu Clemson Oklahoma Ohio state. You need more your salary. You Pool has to be bigger than ten million dollars. I mean on on its face. You'RE GONNA have to pay a coach at that level. Five five and a half six six billion dollars. You'RE GONNA have to pay your coordinators eight hundred nine hundred thousand dollars because Dave Aranda was was pulling such a salaried Lsu a few atmosphere necessarily because he was such town defensive coordinator which he is but it was because one opinions coordinator so that the only job job they'll leave for is a G. Five or or power five kids coaching job. It's got bulletproof coordinators. I WANNA lose them. I don't want to take collateral. If they leave me they gotta take step up so okay. You're paying both your coordinators Like one point eight billion dollars between the two. That's like eight million dollars. Just gone to the head coach in coordinators. Now you're in another like five million dollars higher director staff your eight assistant coaches which is all right. That's your ten assistant coaches You want to compete with Georgia Alabama. All right we'll have a party because you have to fill out the rest of those staffs with analysts. We assist tense You know you gotTa have a staff of three saw guys kind of the shadow. Coaching staff that that Alabama kind of those famous or infamous. No matter how how are depending on which by the fence you went on but You know it takes money to keep up with the Joneses and it takes a lot of line really want we national championship. Always great to have you on Richard other than chicken. What's the what's the second most favorite food that you'll be serving the super bowl party Sunday lady a friend is bringing some guacamole? She'll be homemade guacamole. I'm not a big block fan but you know you know how this you gotta try say like it. So that'll that'll it'll be my My side dish. I cannot wait I if I'm in the neighborhood I'll just drop Bil- bring some bring bring a some some fruit cake leftover from Christmas. I couldn't give away Gringa fruitcake. Brings some cold ones man. I'll have seat for you right on the couch next to meatball. Thank you great. Great to talk to you again come back soon. Have you
Michael Smith on the Paul Finebaum Show
"You're listening to the Paul Finebaum Show podcast and we're delighted to welcome all of you back. Oh one of the Tru truly great reporters On the on the college sports business seen in Michael Smith joining us now. In one of the most recent issues of the Sports Business Journal talking about The first six years of the College Football Ballpoint Michael Great to have you on we. We're always looking for ways to talk. I'd rather do it other than on the only on the air. But we're delighted to have you here and I wanna I just first of all Just have you do reflect on some of the reporting that you did in this piece as well as your own observations of the first uh for six years of the College Football playoff. Hey Paul thanks for having me So good catch up with you and You know the point of the story was to look at the College Football Playoff Championship game. We're six years into it now. The the deal it is being goes twelve years so we felt like at at this midpoint on the TV contract. It was a good time to kind of take stock of what has worked what has not worked and so we went out and hold a lot of marketing then media experts and got their opinions on on that question and so as you can imagine. Most of the feedback was positive It's better than the system we had before But it still leaves a lot of questions in terms of how do you grow the TV audience. Had He made it. It could schedule more consistent so we don't have two weeks between the semi final and final. How do we keep games off of New Year's Eve questions like that that they continue to come up and no real solution for right now you also took look with ESPN executives About the time of the game. And that's a that's that's a complaint you get all the time this year. The game ended. I think twelve fourteen no the game a couple of years ago when even later an and Michael you and I live on the East eastern time zone we forget there are people in California who are three hours behind us but That's not going to change. There's a no it's not gonNA change you know. Five of the six championship games have gone past midnight. And like you said some going well past midnight and that's where it really comes down to. How competitive the game is and with LSU pulling away at that point the viewer show probably after midnight was not as great raise. It would have been saved for the Alabama Georgia overtime game. No it's a really good point Let me ask you since you are You know all these people pool and I know you just go through spending some time and can't wait to hear more about it with Jim Delany in Nashville. Who Retired how? How does college football allow the Big Ten and the PAC twelve and more importantly the Rosebowl? Aw dictate everything else that goes around it. The that's kind of age old question June and You know there. There's such an allegiance. There's such loyalty to to the ball. Games like especially the Rosebowl like you pointed out often and that really is one of the major factors. You know the rosebowl being locked in at that time. New Year's Day on factors I y you cannot consistently put the semifinals on New Year's Day. And then come back with the championship game a week later And there there's just It's almost hard to explain. But there there's such a sense of The the Rose Bowl has been so. Oh good to college football that you do have loyalists like Jim Laney and others the you know who the SEC. In the sugar bowl for example that They they don't want to relinquish that. And so the only way to make sure the Rose Bowl and sugar bowl maintain that status as they own new year's Day. I wonder again. I have great admiration for Delaney and the fact that I would give him the credit here. I think you can correct a For being able to do this and then what did the SEC do. As you've reported Mike's life came in and said okay. If they're going to do that we wanna own the sugarbowl Slob of the problem with the sugar. The ball slot. Mike is at the game. Doesn't start till nine o'clock right. You know that's you know that's an aspect active Of all the experts that we talked to media marketing is worth. We talked to the one criticism or the one Miss when you talk about a hitter misses that kept coming up was the inconsistency the scheduling and maybe not being able to capitalize as much on in the semifinal games as they would like you know we saw the TV audience really spiked with that first championship game between Satan Oregon Oregon and since then it's Kinda settled in lower number right around twenty five million viewers. That's a fantastic crowd in this definitely It definitely gives. ESPN the ability to own that that evening. But when you think about the Super Bowl being eighty five to ninety million million viewers compared to twenty five million for the College Football Championship. You wonder how. How is the CFPB championship game? Going to grow its viewership and And the inconsistency of this is one of the factors that a lot of people pointed to that that could limited going forward and and I wonder listen. I don't I don't want to minimize twenty five million people That's a big number and when you look at the most watched events of the year after the super bowl off the collar after the Super Bowl and the in the NFL playoffs College football biggest night is huge. But I'm just watching it this week and I realized the Kobe tragedy has has cast a pall but From here on as you know Michael you're in the sports business world the Super Bowl. Aw is as big of an event as there is in the world and college. Football just seem like it's sandwiched in between the NFL. Playoff off games on Saturday and Sunday right. So this schedule if you think about it There were three. NFL Sundays in between the semi finals. The final amazing and so that goes back to the consistency question the scheduling and being able to maximize the opportunity to college. Football has to to own certain days as and when you think about cargo owning January first and neither the finals nor the semifinals are on January. First it seems a little counterintuitive and January. I was a huge day. I mean the the audience for the Michigan Alabama Citrus Bowl was was Gargantuan and so it's not like ESPN is going broke on this. I mean they're still doing pretty well. And maybe maybe the maybe. Maybe they're better off owning the semi final day and New Year's Day. I don't know I'm just a lowly employees at ESPN. But my question to you is what happens next We're sick. We're we're six years in then every year. There's this rampant speculation that something's about to change and it never seems to. You know all these people you spend a lot of time with the college football powerbrokers our brokers Between now and when are they going to alter if assuming they are the college. Football playoff are more people are more schools getting again we. That's a great question and an access is is definitely one of the one of the questions that I post a lot of the people that work in that space and There's there seems to be a consensus that that the commissioners at least are willing to talk about. That's a good thing. That's a step forward but I don't know of anyone who thinks it's going to happen before this. This twelve year contract runs. It runs its course and so it could happen in the next contract. I I definitely think it's something that will be discussing the talk about you know not keep coming back to this loyalty to bowl games. One of the one of the arguments that I hear against the eighteen playoff is about those four teams that lose in the in the quarterfinals awesome. They don't get the bowl experience. Well if you're one of those four teams they lost in the quarterfinals. Would you rather have a shot at being in the playoff. Who would you rather be able to spend a couple of days at a theme park having your bowl experience and so those it almost sounds kind of silly but those are the kind of conversations that are taking place when they're contemplating expansion and let me ask you Michael I mean this year we had the the the the peculiarity of the lending tree bowl in mobile with all due. Respect to lending three which happens to be headquartered around the corner from where we were sitting having a bowl game on Monday night and I realized I was a Corcoran the schedule but that late in the process I mean is that experience really that meaningful. I I've been to the College Football Bowl Association. I've heard what those guys say and they work very hard but still It just seems discombobulated up to me and many others. Yeah you know I. I guess that's just to me the the the the mid to third week in December bowl and and also the ones that you're talking about leading up to the championship game and early January. I just you know. Obviously they're important. TV CONTENT FOR ESPN but also they provide an opportunity to go on. PREGAME halftime the post game to talk about the next game. And so it's all part of the build up in an intersection that way. You know one other thing. I was thinking about fall. We're talking about kind of the future of the CFP in this current contract in years. Eleven and twelve. They're still to championship game sites to be determined. And that's something that will happen in the next couple of years but That's one of the things I'm GONNA be. Watching is what two cities are able to land. There's there's last two championship games in this twelve year cycle. What I'm curious before you go? What what are the next couple of years? Look like for the CIP in terms of In terms of site well Indianapolis is in there somewhere. It it is Is going to go obviously Miami and La to the new stadium in Houston. Okay then those last two years are to be determined. But you could definitely envision like Las Vegas a while you could invade eh envision somebody like Orlando that has bid for championship games in the past. you could go to north to a minneapolis or two met met life in New Jersey New York Those are those are some of the sites that I think this year Vegas is going to get a pretty good workout with what's to the NFL draft and everything else. It's hard to imagine not being in the Niger. That's a lot of a lot of places are going Michael Michael Fascinating If it's a really incredible read and of course anytime Vince Thompson is quoted. My eiser all over it Thank you for coming coming on. Just just one of the most knowledgeable people in the industry and you must follow Michael to keep up with things in the sports business platform. Warm Michael Comeback. Soon thank you very much greg. My friend all. It's great to have you Michael Smith just an outstanding reporter and I can't wait there He spent last Last week with Jim Delany Just after his retirement and that is going to be fascinating to to read
"paul finebaum" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Vacuum so that he didn't have to use a rainbow vacuum cleaner for that guy but I get what people want to put it into the football. If they're big fan they want to be part of it. Yeah well fair enough eight five five to four to seven to eight five eight five five to four to seven to eight five. We'll get back talk a little bit more about all the topics of the day and then I'll play this hardball Urban Meyer Sandwich. I don't even know what it is but apparently was talking trash about what what what was happening. Do we know spent he took a shot. We'll talk about that shot. In just Paul Finebaum show eight five five to four to seven to eight five eight five five to four to Paul Matt Jones Andrew Franklin Avenue Fun Day here on the Finebaum show I sitting here. I was sitting here all right so I'm GONNA do. I've got the new Phil Steele Book Right full of information most of it not necessary and so I wanted you what I was going to do is you. Just you give me a page number. He this this book has looks like five hundred pages. You give me a page number. Wait a minute three hundred page one through three hundred. I want to give you a fact two hundred fourteen two hundred fourteen so we go to page two hundred fourteen of the Phil Steele preview. That's East Carolina Pirates. It is their preview Phil. Here's why Phil Steele is is unnecessary. If you look at the Phil Steele Book He will tell you every statistic from East Carolina not just this year but like the last ten years that does seem unnecessary. Give me a position position on the football field side in tidying in case you're wondering Zach Zach Bird is the starter but Anthony Wally second-string Gerais Simpson Third Jerry Lewis Fourth and Nate Clark Fifth. If you are human being that is sitting out there going you know what I need to know the fifth-string tidy and on East Carolina I would say you should seek help and the fact that Phil Steele Nailing knows it but as anybody who's ever read magazine can attest writes it in the smallest type but they don't even make type that small. I find this book fascinating and I wonder if there's anyone in America that reads all of this. Do you think any anyone reads all of this. Do you think anyone outside of Carolina in that area. Maybe maybe we'll say their conference. Anyone has actually read the page that has East Carolina on it. I can't imagine they would so let me ask you a question. Do you know who the coaches at East Carolina John. I do not Mike Houston K. information another question. Can you name me a football player that played in East Carolina ever Chris Johnson. I didn't think you could get one aw that's right we because Kentucky plated mineral and Titans Guy out of a big deal he thinks the others no he's East Carolina Players Spencer in East Carolina players still looking up the song anytime anytime Spencer's not listening to the show. I think since Spencer in one of those L._S._U.. pod sleeping. I think I removed on Ashley. Spencer has been sleeping in the L._S._U.. Pods but the problem is college football though is just around the corner and you need to be ready for it Spitzer or we won't be doing a good show. Let's go to Blake in in Kentucky. What's up like I ma- how you doing first time calling the final show what's up? I anyway.
"paul finebaum" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"I'm not convinced that Texas and all running Alabama. I'm going to go to this year and finish fifth in the West You well. I don't think A._M.. Finishes Fifth and West where do you think they finished third in the West. Maybe second and I'm not convinced that Texas is GonNa go to the playoffs all burn. Here's one of the things I learned about Texas and I every time somebody every year I hear this is the year for Texas the two schools that I always here on the come up that seemed to never actually get up our Texas and Tennessee so I am not pudding either of those ts in the playoff Texas much much farther along than Tennessee but I would not put them there and I'm this all burn. I'm not gonNA bath. Our fans going to say it anyway. You're not gonNA win the West. It's a freshman quarterback Kevin someone try to save his freshman quarterback. What could happen to him? Go ahead on thing that favorite job could freshman quarterback basically good luck with that one all right so let me do this real quick. I want you to matt quickly. Tell me each game. You're going to beat Texas state. Are you winning Clemson by going to lose a game that Clemson you'll beat Lamar. You're going to beat Auburn at home. Yes Arkansas at home yes well. It's an Arlington Alabama at home. Yes Oh yes. You're beating Alabama at home. Yes I'm very confident my team that you beat Alabama all right. What about against Alabama? We're about an old miss. Yes yes Mississippi State at home. Yes South Carolina at home at Georgia loss at l._S._U.. Win All right so now if you believe that's your record then you're in the S._E._C.. See Championship game you just pick them third but if you're only losses to Georgia and you beat Alabama then you have the tiebreaker. You're in the S._E._C. Championship game too but I'm looking at the fact that I don't know what Alabama's record is going to be but I mean it doesn't matter what the record is. If you have one loss and you beat them you own the tiebreaker against them. You're going to the championship game in that way. Well now. You have congratulations. We're going to wow go ahead and book your tickets. In Atlanta. See we education and information. Let's go to Steven on line three or four in Alabama Steven. How are you is the topic for the last the rest of the afternoon Paul Finebaum? uh-huh getting any younger I think I know what I finished college. I know when he finished college. I think he's sixty four years old so sooner or later like Nick Sabin. Somebody's gotta be his successor. You guys are making a good case for yourself but I'm partial to Ryan McGee because we have furman university in Communist father worked there went to school there. We can talk about some things and he gives me some oxygen so who is GonNa be the successor to Paul Five <hes> <hes> <hes> when's IT GONNA happen. Is it three years down the road four years down the road. <hes> what's the state of college football going to be when he steps off the stage. I'd like to talk to Greg. Thank you about football culture but I'd vote for Ryan McGee. I can live with y'all if we'd have a screening..
"paul finebaum" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Bunch of money on car insurance so that was good and so was hanging out with his grandson. It's Paul Finebaum. Show Tim Girl if you listened show you know we're GONNA hit a lot nineties country. If it's up to me there will be absolutely no there. We absolutely no country from the modern era because that's not. Really Country Music eight five five two four to seven to eight five by the way you can text me if you would like and I get the text directly to my phone. This is a good way to interact. If you don't WanNa put your name on what you say seven seven two seven seven four five five four and I get these text right here. I already have one when I met you gotta understand. It's a different kind of caller here. Unlike your show. You have to let them talk if you cut them off. They'll get upset. We've done this a lot. I unlike Paul I don't analysts let people go on and on. We've got things we have to get to your still bitter about it on this show then on K. S._R.. That's your your quick on the hang up button on Kesar. We've got a lot to get to on that. Show on this show a little bit more time. I've got great producers here Spencer Alan Spencer. I can't see the call thing because I'm looking at a sheet of paper and a picture of Mike and dog if you could if you could put it there all right so but before we get the phones athlon magazine I just picked up the athlon as the preview and they say many things but one of the things the athlon preview does is they write the S._e._C.. Coaching jobs best to worst okay not the best programs but if you just had a choice of any job best to worst which one would you take. Let me ask you have not seen this drew I have what do you think the best job in the S._e._C. is. According to Adlan we'll go with Alabama see. That's what I would feel. It's not what they have. They have the best coaching job in the S._e._C.. Georgia Second Alabama Third Florida Fourth L._S._U. Fifth Texas am. I think that's nonsense isn't it I mean I guess the theory is if you go to Alabama you got the legacy of save and you have to go yeah. They have to be considering following. Say Georgia probably has a better recruiting base because the state of Georgia produces more players but Alabama is college football right like if you're talking historically the programs that when I think college football if you're putting the Mount Rushmore of college football programs you're putting what Alabama Notre Dame U._S._C. Ohio state. Is that WHO I'm putting on it yeah. I don't know you'll see maybe I'd have to look at throughout but that's probably what you're doing. Georgia is probably not in the top ten so that's odd to me that they would have Georgia as the best job. I don't think I agree with that and as we just learned ten minutes ago the fans that's all everyone talks about his Alabama. You're around Alabama football. We just the first caller how the team's going to be so the fan base is by far the most passionate too. I think I would rank them Alabama one. I would rank Florida too. I mean I know they're not now now. What is now but Florida's a job? There's players ever on every street corner. I'd go Georgia three. I'd say A._M.. Four and L._S._U.. Five I think those are descended. I'd probably put Auburn six. I'll still put l._S._U.. Over eight they got a lot of talent Louisiana and just has all the money Texas has a ton of town and has all the money most. I think they probably more money than every school in the country huge fan base I mean it's a sleeping giant in terms of they've always underachieved because they were in the shadow of Texas but they're not anymore so anyway. Let's go to Matt in San Antonio and am by Fan. How are you man Jones? Uh No one time about the alien news..
"paul finebaum" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Sports radio on twitter. You can write us at Finebaum. I'm joined by my one of my co host and a good friend and somebody who is always enjoys doing this. Finebaum show with me drew Franklin drew how are you. I'm wonderful. I'm like you. I love doing this love the callers I do not now let me I want to give you all a little behind the scenes because a lot of people probably think drew the Paul Finebaum Finebaum show is glamour like its Glamour because they see it on television and Paul sitting there and there's nothing better than when you turn on the S._E._C. Network you see Paul's beautiful face right in front of you because that's what you want you just want him. You want to look at him so they probably think hey when you also finebaum show that's gotta be amazing. Are you on television. We'll know when Drouin Eireann on the Finebaum show it's not on T._v.. It's radio only and we're not wearing suits. We are not as handsome as Paul Finebaum we both are we're not able to be on television but when I get dropped into this show there's a part of me that says okay. I'm going to a different world because Drouin are used to doing Kentucky Bay shows and then I host the E._S._p._N.. A national N._F._l.. pregame show and I'm used to those and then you get dropped into finebaum world and this usually happens to us about three or four times a year and I it takes me a minute to get up to find bomb speed because I don't know what you all have been talking talking about like on my show. Today we talked extensively about the fact that they found a hamburger on the street in Queens. I have a feeling that was not a big topic on Finebaum yesterday. Don't expect to come up probably not we can't talk about if you want but I suspect you don't so one of the things I like to do is I like to sort of ask. What have they been talking about so yesterday? Brad Edwards was was the host I try. I got my car and I tried to turn it on to hear what everyone was talking talking about and I turned it on twice and both times they were talking about the L._S._U.. Locker Room and believe me. What a locker room? I mean of all the locker rooms I've ever seen it is locker room tastic. They've got air pods and beds and like air people. You can charge your phone. Oh my goodness people are acting as if if you walk into the L._S._U.. Locker Room you immediately get into the year twenty three forty five and I love it but I can only talk so much about locker rooms. There's only so so much locker room talk. I can talk and at five fifteen. I have someone coming on the show to talk about the locker room. I'm going to save it for them. So what I did. Is You get assigned. A producer and these producers are wonderful young man we have Spencer Spencer and Alan and you hope drew when you get producers. They will welcome you to the show. Yeah that's their job. That's their job so the first thing that happens is Allen who seems like a nice young man. Allen says is what's the name of the host are no the call or one of the callers. I think this was Lynn is on hold or not laying. Excuse me Matt is on hold and Matt said WHO's hosting the show and would you like to know what Allen said yes. Mike Jones who Mike Jones now. The last name right got so immediately. I feel welcome. It's good to have Mike Jones Alan glad to be here with you my Jones so then I asked Spencer Spencer. Let me ask you a question..
"paul finebaum" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"This is the Paul finebaum show. Best of podcast. And we say Hello to you on a Tuesday lot going on today. Some really good gas a lot of interesting phone calls. Maybe even more than we had yesterday. But one thing that's caught my eye is coaching. Oh, talking about layers sitting out bowl games. Once again, this has become somewhat of an epidemic. Well, maybe not an epidemic, but it certainly widespread. Ed ores Ron does not like it. He's old fashioned. He says the team should come first. Fashioned thinking to team comes first. But you know, I definitely understand that you guys a possible top ten pick. Everybody situation's different. You know, gritties follow ready that those a family decision that he made. So not to go against a decision. Here's here's what I think has got to be in your heart. You gotta wanna be practicing for fifteen practice. You won't be detained. If you don't want to be here. Don't won't you around about bad at it. They'll do a do agree with it, not necessarily, but everybody's different understood a situation. So this has become a big topic of conversation in in college football. When you think about it? Do you think it's a good idea or do you think like coach, Ron, you know, it'd be a team, I sport. I don't know how very many of us can relate to the opportunity to make a lot of money and perhaps. Get ready for that versus hanging out with your team won last time. Or does it say something about some of these bowl games? Anyway, one of the topics that will discuss the show begins now..
"paul finebaum" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Pageantry of college football lives here. This is Paul finebaum show. Our to podcast. Welcome back to the program where in Fayetteville and. The biggest share of the day has just gone up. Because Chad Morris has joined us. Popular man in these parts and the the forecast calls for him becoming even more popular. How are you coach doing? Well, see everybody out in excited about opportunity. We in front of us. I talk about your son. I know he's toward the end of his high school season. Over was how in park. Yeah. He's a quarterback. How's he doing? Well, they just finished up last night to know and having a phenomenal year for player of the year and just doing great things. And so the whole team is proud of him. That's quite a program there. And so what we're what years he's junior? So he's still got all the time. He's got a year left. And so we'll put in a pretty hard crew. Trying. Got to be careful coach too many business. I know I know at least, I know his mom, so that's good. That is a good point. I think you I think you can let her do the recruiting. But I've heard quite a bit about his his play. Let's talk about the play of your team huge gain. The mar- LSU comes to town. This is as you well know, quite a robbery and they're coming off of disappointing loss. But then you've you're coming off a bye week. Yeah. You know, I it is Paul traveling all over state being here, and and just hearing the stories and the of the robbery of this game. And now to be able to be a part of it tomorrow night. You know, we're really look forward to opera -tunities that we have in front of us. I really believe you know, coming off the bye week is much needed late in the year. He had opportunity get our legs back up underneath this. These guys are in a great mindset. We've had had great work for the last couple of weeks, and you know, senior night, and we're gonna we're gonna go out. And and we're we're gonna we're gonna see what we can do. So it's a be a great opportunity for. Yeah. I think it would be a fair statement. You correct me. If I if I'm not, right? But the everyone knew this going to be a tough transition. These were not your players. This is not your system. You're trying to make a lot of dramatic changes. I realize three games left. But how difficult has been? Well, you know, no one could have foreseen where we are. Right now. You know, in, you know, could speculate we knew we were gonna rebuild and we knew it was going to take a, you know, a group of guys coming together, and and and pulling her weight this year, and and we've seen that we've seen we've seen growth in this program this year, and it was disappointing. I not think we played very well against Vanderbilt, but leading up to that game we played extremely well and gotten better every week..
"paul finebaum" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"If when Alabama was bad before Sabin got there, did they feel worse about themselves than they do today? Actually not. Here's Alabama football. I mean, there's Bryant and then they're saving in the interim was terrible. I mean, Alabama. How to coach, Alabama, a coach, Mike, do bows wanna championship, but got fired because he was having a relationship. Dennis Francioni came next and he was replaced by a Mike price who never got to his first game because he got into a scandal and then they had more more failure. But at every juncture, Alabama fans either would live off the past or look to the future. They are not. They're not a group that ever doubts who they are and what they are going to be. But but I think your overall point is a good one, but I will tell you one story, Harvey Updike back to him. I got to know him. Not that I really wanted to, but I did. He came to visit me once or twice. I actually visited him in jail and he, I asked him one time. It may have been in jail. I mean, he's in an orange jumpsuit and I said, Harvey, why didn't you do this? Why did you go to a store by pesticide and poison tree? He said, because I had to, I said, you had to. He said, yeah, he said Auburn, cheated to get Cam Newton. We were head of them twenty four to nothing, and and he called him scam. Newton scam Newton brought them back. And then they had the nerve to desecrate the bear Bryant statute at Bryant. Any stadium he said, and I had to do it. I said, you had to do it for whom I did it for Nick Saban. He said, because he couldn't do it himself. And I mean my, he was dead serious. He felt like he had done this. I mean, I'm sure a great defense lawyer could have gotten them off. I think in the end it was some type of insanity plea. I don't know what it was because the guy the guy was off his rockers to a certain degree, but a lot of Alabama fans liked him. They felt like he was standing up for them. Now the elites. The the, the elite alums who sit in the boxers, they wanted nothing to do with this guy. Remember rand, Joe Scarborough's become friends with this guy. This guy should be banned. So of course, he's banned. I mean, this guy back on campus, Joe, but that. That's the economy of a fan base. You always have the the upper crust. Then you got, and I relate. I mean, don't ask me why. I mean, I, we were not wealthy. We were middle class people, and I'm not running for public office on on some socialist campaign, but but I relate to the the average fan who who, who is scorned by by those wealthy people. And they say that this is a part of another part of what we do is they say the those who didn't go to the school have no right to cheer. That's ridiculous. I mean, this is pro football where everybody's a family if you want to cheer for Alabama because you live in Alabama, you you live in Kansas City. That's great. You're still the same fan as the guy who pays fifty thousand one hundred thousand for the box. We will continue in a moment with more of my conversation with Paul finebaum. But I, I want to tell you about linked in, you know, the right hire can make a huge impact on your business, and that's why it is so important to find the right person, but where do you find that into. Visual. You could try posting on the job boards, but can you.
"paul finebaum" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"And so I regret, I wrote a column that gained some notoriety I, my first column was in the aftermath of bear Bryant's death and new era, and eventually I moved into radio, and that took a very long time as well. So. So I most people had not heard of me until I got to, yes, Pnn right before that. But so the career I'm loving every minute of this people say it must be arduous. I know. I mean, I'm in, I'm sitting in New York City. This is where I always wanted to be my family's from here. So I don't care what anyone else says. I mean, I I am at at turns sixty a couple years. I'm having the time my life at a time when most of my friends are long gone from the industry. So how how what were you doing before I knew of you? What were you doing on that? Tuesday before I woke up on Wednesday and said, Paul finebaum is someone I need to know and need to get involved. We were doing a radio show in Alabama greeny and it had expanded to a regional basis. And probably the most significant thing that had happened was Nick Sabin came to Alabama, two thousand and seven. I changed. Radio stations are ratings quadrupled. It was the saving affect that still going on in two thousand and ten Sirius XM picked up our show and it. It gave me an audience and voice to two people that had never heard it before they liked it. They thought it was crazy. It was a caller driven show. We, I say this with all the respect toward you, we were not Mike and Mike where we could grab the A-List guests. I mean, we were in Birmingham, Alabama. So we turned the show into a caller driven show and became an insane asylum. And all of a sudden he's normal people that had never had a voice or celebrities, and I am brace that, and I think that's really what happened. So the show goes national and things that you're on national series. XM is a great medium, but there's a lot of stations. Something happened in two thousand eleven that that probably was the biggest change. We had a guy call our show. He talked. He didn't really believe what he was saying he was. He was rambling on. And then finally, he admitted on the air that he had poisoned the iconic tumors oak trees at Auburn university here our that the iron bowl. Okay. And I thought where they put a scam, New Jersey owned, bear Bryant's statue. Well, let me tell you what I did. I went to Auburn, Alabama, Khalil, thirty miles away. You're not poisoned the to tumors traits that they, they're not dead yet, but they, they definitely will roll damn tied. Nothing happened for couple about two weeks later, the story blew up. The guy's name was Harvey Updike. It became one of the biggest stories in college football, and if you're not an Auburn fan and he'll follow the south, these trees are the are their religious experience for Auburn fans after every win. They roll them with toilet paper. There were tears and that that became part of a thirty for thirty by ESPN. Roll tide war eagle, which gain me some more notoriety. But the biggest moment of my career interestingly was because of a print article went right back to the beginning in two thousand and at the end of two thousand twelve, the New Yorker magazine had not done a piece on a college football person in about ten years. David remnant highly respected editor..
"paul finebaum" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Welcome back to I'm interested. I'm Mike Greenberg and my guest this week absolutely fascinates me by the way I have had people tell me that I use the word interested too much podcast. I'm going to do my best not to people telling me to drinking game. Now, people are listening to the podcast and they're taking drink every single time I used the word interested and just as quick side, I have a terrible personal association with that because when I was in college, I remember going to the Wrigley field bleachers to watch a cubs game and we were, we used to do a beer and inning. And then we decided one game we were going to do a beer run, and the cubs gave up eight runs in the first inning, and I don't remember much of the rest of that day, so I must be careful with those things anyway. I digress the the idea here for those of you who are new to our podcast is that I just find interesting people and talk to them about the things that make them interesting to me. And my guest this week is someone who is a phenomenon that I don't know that I fully understand. But over the course of the next forty, five minutes or so, hopefully we will figure it out. He is the mouth of the south. He had hosts and incredibly not just successful, but I think important from a sports perspective, radio program, hosted TV show on the SEC network is part of college game day, which I think at this point is ESPN's most successful show most significant show and has become an incredibly important part of it. He's Paul finebaum and here's the way Paul I will start. Why are you looking at me like then I just can't believe I'm here, but anyway, keep going where where were you otherwise expecting to be? No, I'm just I'm loving this introduction. Okay. Well, that's good. Thank you. I pride myself on those. Here's how I would describe you. My knowledge of you. I've been SPN a longtime. I've worked in the media, a longtime, and I feel like on a Tuesday, I had never heard your name in my life. And on Wednesday, you are one of the three or four most important voices in the sports conversation. Paul finebaum. How did that happen? I, I would love to give you a dissertation that that sounded intelligent and well-thought out in even maybe a Ted intellectual, but but I don't think there's an easy answer. What I did greenie is I was a newspaper guy. I loved it. I never thought anything would be better than that. I felt like if I hadn't gotten to the New York Times by age thirty, my life was going to be over and it didn't work out. I got involved in some things, especially lawsuit that circumvented my career from progressing and I was devastated. So then I became a columnist knocked around Alabama, and it just kept moving down the road a little bit. And a couple years ago, it finally happened where people outside of a very small region began to to hear my name. So I don't. I know you talked a lot of people that that sometimes. Pinch themselves and they're not really sure where they are. I'm one of those because I've seen it from all sides in. I don't. I still don't believe that even though I love hearing what you said. I'm not sure I quite buy in to that description. Is the the loss that you refer to? Is that public knowledge about? I don't know at what happened. In another lifetime I was newspaper reporter. I was an investigative sports reporter. And we broke a story. I won all these awards that usually get you the next level. And I had a job at the Philadelphia Inquirer that I was about to go except the job on Monday, and they called me Sunday afternoon and said, we don't need you. We've just found out you were in a lawsuit, and it was one of the most devastating moments of my life that this whole career that I'd built from college came to an end and in some ways, I'm not sure I still have recovered from that because that's what I wanted to do. I'm glad now and see the state of the newspaper business. What year was this is in the early eighties also interviewed and Chicago. I thought that was going to get a job there..
"paul finebaum" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"He's the best best the Paul finebaum show podcast, welcome back to the Paul finebaum show. This is our number two. I'm Brad Edwards filling in for Paul today, and let's get back to your calls starting with I'm and good afternoon. Great. Gore's going. Great. How are you. I'm doing well, man. It's good to hear your voice on here. It's been awhile since you've sat in and there's been too long. Yeah. Yeah. And you wonder smartest men at ESPN I know SEC network and that kind of thing. But the bottom line is everybody works for. Yes, Pnn everybody works for Disney and everybody works for somebody who may anyway, like this. You know, I'm not one of the callers that needs to be coach you my favorite. What you think about our quarterback, how are we going to be this year? I don't take coaches. I don't follow players. I don't care what coaches said. 'cause they all say the same nonsense we'll go. Joe power and fast wins means weekend, but you know, I enjoyed talking to guys like you because I enjoy listening to callers and listen to different opinions. But I always enjoy when one of the guest house come in because it's three, you guys can to rotate a lot and all three of unique to yourselves and great personality. And you control the show just like insure. Well, thank you man. You know, let me ask you what you think about this. Caller will call in about his team, Wendy. What do you think about my team? We got chances then on Wednesday, same caller, same thing. Now, what do you really really think about our team and chances and then on Friday? Is there any hope for my team and chances? I mean when when you hear people asking the same questions about the same team, they do those people listen, or do they get so one track in what they want to say. And then when the bell goes off, like a desert, when you pull somebody up, does the shock go through them and they just get stage fright cause they know millions and millions and billions of people all around the world in little satellites, best story to stars and throw the dark holes in suck O's and everything else and being back, do you think that kinda makes them a little nervous that does happen every now that you can tell you can tell when you're listening? I can tell what I'm hosting. When the the click happens and you're, you're on the air and. Then all of a sudden you can sense the person discount of. I wish I had some smooth sauce and a wish I knew where these more runs worse. We wake him back up, but there's nothing you can do. That's nothing you can do. They just gonna be who they are and you know what? On Wednesday and Friday, you're when asked same question, and that's who they'll be up until they wake up in the middle of the season and three and six. And that happens for more of them than there are nine or no, yes, it is. And you know, the one thing of learned about Nick saving, Nick Sabin when you listen to them and all the all the media people, they, they just got Nick, Sabin perched up there. You know, Nick Sabin went through this thing where all we need is a game manager. A game manage. I saw we need. We don't need the superman of superman quarterbacks. We need a game manager and guess what? Auburn has always had quarterback running backs in tackles, and, and but savings getting managers. Now, the sudden saving has to have tackles and tied ins and and quarterback. He's got to have a quarterback. Pudding, Nick Sabin up on this pet store. The game is so far out in front of Nick Sabin. He has to catch up, but everybody says, oh, he's the best there is the best to ever will be. And right now who bear, who bear, who shook who break this one, we are Auburn, Tigers our damn equal. We're only getting faster great..
"paul finebaum" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Welcome back paul finebaum show matt jones filling in along with drew franklin eight five five two four to seven to eight five at matt jones radio at finebaum the text machine by the way eight five nine three hundred thirty to sixty four if you'd like to send if you'd like to send the text and it's great getting everybody's feedback a lot of you are saying nice things about us and we appreciate it and now join us on the phone from right down the street where we are the uk football coach mark stoops coach how are you i'm doing good matt how you doing doing good we're talking to this sec audience a little different than our our normal audience and we were talking a little bit about uk football and i said earlier i think across the board kentucky we'll have more athletes this year like big time level athletes than they've had since probably at least two thousand seven as the coach do you agree with that well definitely met since i've been here you know you know the history going back before i got there much better than i do as far as what the roster's looked like but but certainly i i feel very good about our team in feel like we got a solid group of guys across the board definitely have some nfl prospects which is is nice 'cause we hadn't had many the past couple of years so definitely a strong roster and really excited about the upcoming year you have i made the comment a couple of times that i think kentucky has a chance to be better at every position on the field than last year except their two main sort of issues quarterback and kicker do you agree with that assessment and then how do you make sure that those positions the drop isn't too big yeah the you're exactly right and those are two big positions everybody knows that but but i feel very good about you know the the options especially a quarterback i feel like you know a really feel good.
"paul finebaum" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"To hear you we'll take a break two four two seven eight five eight five two four two paul jones the background clown and more it's football time in the bluegrass or wherever you are we'll be right back to listening to the paul finebaum show podcast quarterback paul finebaum show they'll toby keith i like mullet toby keith not red solo cup toby gave but mullet toby keith is good and this is kind of the bridge between the two so i like to some fun for we lost him he did he's going i on twitter at finebaum to see what the finebaum twitter folks are saying and the reaction is mixed to poor mixed four there's pamela pamela tweet it looks like payola tweets a lot about the show pamela adams it looks like and she is not a fan she is basically saying that the larry from shell because the only thing that has made this bearable yet she's seems to have listened all of it it's all the matters i would argue that all you need got her hooked she's a fan she's annoyed yet over time we're like a fungus we just kind of grow on i was gonna say fine wine this works to blue says larry knows not what he speaks of jalen is the worst choice at quarterback i feel like the state of alabama that's the division it's not you know if you're in an album if you're now bama fan the division is clearly hurt jalen hurts versus to two.
"paul finebaum" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Welcome back hour number three of the paul finebaum show what matt back from fun sorry i'm here it's the paul finebaum show and we are happy to be with you a lot of you have made it through the first two hours listening within exciting show this is one for the books you give shout eight five five two four two seven two eight five at matt jones radio on twitter or you can do text machine eight five nine three hundred thirty to sixty four if you missed the first half you got a lot of sports in a lot of football talk broke down the flanker position we learned about auburn's flanker we learned about the what else did we learn jim fighting with an and we also talked i gave you a secret about where to use the restroom and corley wrote in with something that has blown my mind since he wrote it i want everybody to think about this it's gonna take a minute for you to picture i think everyone should close her eyes unless they're driving if you're driving do not close your eyes but if you're writing or not driving listen to this matt i tried to get on about your bathroom secret but i couldn't get through i'm gonna give you another one that might close your eyes or excuse me might change your life i like to read magazines when i'm on the toilet so i take my pants completely off and sit backwards on the toilet and prompt my elbows on the back of it and set my reading material on the top eight improves posture my doctor suggested it i don't believe that by the way your doctor did not suggest that and it is more comfortable i love that you like that i mean it's it's kind of a built in table for you they're like you said to rest your arms we read the magazine do you believe it helps your posture yes i do really yeah i'm not actually try tonight.
"paul finebaum" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"In this is the paul finebaum show you listening to paul finebaum show podcast angel singing and they are the voices of jim from tuscany usa clay walker welcomes you back paul finebaum show it's been a hot forty five minutes franklin now sitting in with this too drew what you think about that was listening on my way in and decided that even though both you guys are great radio personalities i could listen to these callers yell at each other for the whole right now i know how paul gets through the four hours just let them go it really is inner taining radio this one person writes me on the tech machine i'm a twenty six year old female fashion blogger and this has me rolling on the floor this is better than anything of done in a while see we're adding the twenty six year old female fashion blogger and you're trying to bond some bridges with these people in fights so to speak they're just fighting in each other's face for years trying to bring them together shows all about i'm just glad the fashion blogger can't see us today it's a good thing we're not on tv i have never been part of a female fashion blog probably won't but i wish you the best and thank you thank you for listening one bart says i cannot believe you gave out our bathroom secret to a national audience i told my wife that the other day and now she's mad at everybody else knows i'm disappointed i don't feel like it was bad i feel like finebaum has invited us into his house it's like me telling that secret is like bringing over the bottle of wine that people do i still feel a little like you gave away a piece of of us that was our secret you kinda glit the world in on it and now it's gonna ruin it for us it's not going to ruin it they'll still be it'll still be better certainly better than than dan's in his wife going living mcdonald's through.
"paul finebaum" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"These he's the best best ami of the paul finebaum show podcast hi hello welcome into the paul finebaum show no it is not paul finebaum as you can tell by the hair and the energy and all what not it is peter burs in for mr paul finebaum the mouth of the south you can hit me up on twitter at peter burns espn gotta fund show because you know anytime that i get an opportunity to come in and hang out with a fine moms right i get all excited because i'm looking at the call line right now they are already full well done and we're going to have a little marcus spears in action he's going to be joining me in studio a little bit later let's go ahead and start right into it because there's a ton of stuff to get into the headlines alabama announces a home in home series with notre dame that's right it's a shame mark kubiak is not here because he's got to be so disappointed in the fact that he didn't get a chance to talk about this now when they are going to be playing that's a great question i think we'll hopefully we'll all be alive at that point twenty twenty eight the game will be played in front of touchdown jesus in front of the crowd in south bend and twenty twentynine it'll be well in front of other football jesus that his bear bryant and nick sabin those statues in us clues we'll nick sabin be there in twenty twenty eight twenty nine i think we'll have some fun with some sec headlines from ten years from now other news coming around how about this world's greatest fifty leaders well forbes and fortune magazine have come out and put their top fifty of the world's greatest leaders mister town himself nick sabin has come in at number.
"paul finebaum" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Hope all right no problem it it's always a pleasure coming on paul you you know that you do a great job voting sec and talking about real issues college sports i always love the list listening to paul finebaum show podcast ben is up next in jacksonville florida hello ben hey how's it going today oh we're doing great thank you very much for the call all right well i'm just going to get down to actually been from rock hill i've called in several times just moved down here to jacksonville a few months ago and i'm kind of having an issue with meeting a girl down here i'm at tennessee fan and alumni gruesome the florida gator fans and it's just really not what okay hold on say let's start because this is something i have always wanted to do many years ago do you remember dr ruth we did an interview in our old studio with dr ruth dr ruth was this relationship she was a relationship expert that got very personal in very graphic and after talking to dr issues about three feet tall i don't even know she still i always say you know that would be cool to have one of those late night relationship welcome to the program play a little jazz in the background so ben let's start here and this is my first shot at this may be a little rusty okay the question was your you move from rock hill which is in south carolina not far from the north carolina border to jacksonville which is a big city big city a lot of gator fans lot fsu fans a lot of georgia fans right.
"paul finebaum" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"March means one thing basketball basketball basketball did you know the college players born in north dakota or historically the most accurate three point shooters the ncaa is using google cloud at turn data into insights and so can your business see how g dot co slash march madness google cloud the official cloud of the ncaa he's he's the best best ami of the paul finebaum show podcast monday has arrived in a new month april second quarter of the year alive and well we have april fools day out of the way we weren't no we're not going to play any pranks on your other than the usual callers welcome to a new week welcome to a new month and tonight the final night of the college basketball season hope everybody had a great easter weekend we are raring to go and let's crank up the headline machine and tell you what has happening and if you picked up the clarion ledger today in mississippi it was disappointment but also look ahead a bright future at mississippi state after the national title loss state has a lot to wonder about and we will talk to fix schafer who twice as gone to the national championship but he has brought great pride and celebration to a program that had not seen a lot of it until his arrival a couple of we'll talk about mississippi state's heroic run through the tournament and victoria vivians what a just incredible career she has had just a stunning stunning basketball player points three pointers and wins all rank top ten sec history well done.