When you’re Paul Finebaum, Alabama losing a regular season game is such a rare and important occurrence, there’s no way you can afford to miss the opportunity to discuss it on your radio show.
According to AL.com, Finebaum was under the weather when he returned home to Charlotte Sunday after a weekend in Bristol, Conn. appearing on various ESPN shows. His wife wanted him to call out sick for Monday’s show.
However, that wasn’t an option for the SEC media personality. Not when the Crimson Tide just lost to LSU, putting their playoff hopes in jeopardy.
“‘Are you serious?’” a laughing Paul told his wife. “Can you imagine if I call in sick on the day after Alabama’s worst loss in the regular season?
“It was never going to happen.”
If you’re familiar with Finebaum, you know his loyal callers are possibly the most entertaining part of his show. There were plenty of distraught Alabama fans buzzing the phone lines on Monday.
This Saturday, the biggest SEC game features Georgia and Auburn. The contest has conference and College Football Playoff ramifications.
Come Monday, Finebaum will be in his usual spot interacting with fans of the Bulldogs and Tigers. No matter who wins, the calls will be entertaining.