Paul Finebaum’s days at ESPN may be numbered. His 3-year contract with the ‘Worldwide Leader in Sports’ is set to end in 2021.
Rumors have been making the rounds in the media over the past few days regarding Finebaum’s future. There’s speculation that the popular sports voice will take his talents elsewhere, starting his own podcast or show.
Several ideas are already in the works. According to AL.com, Finebaum has “has been approached about creating a website and podcasting network, similar to The Ringer.” That’s not all though. Finebaum’s also been contacted by producers wanting to craft a documentary about “The Paul Finebaum Show.”
But Finebaum isn’t getting ahead of himself. After all, the SEC fanboy still has a gig at ESPN until next year. As it stands, Finebaum loves what he’s currently doing and he’s not thinking too much about his future just yet.
“I’m going to work today,” Finebaum told Mark Heim of AL.com. “I have an agreement, and I love what I do.”
Of course, there’s still a possibility ESPN and Finebaum come to a new agreement.
But as has grown common in the sports media today, popular journalists and radio show hosts mostly prefer self-employment and freedom.
Finebaum will have all the options in the world come next year. But it’ll be up to him as to what his future beholds.
The 64-year-old is as energetic a personality there is in the media. Plenty of publications will come calling over the next few months.