Outside of maybe Kirk Herbstreit, no one at ESPN is more associated with college football than Paul Finebaum. The “voice of the SEC” has been a mainstay in the Worldwide Leader’s college football coverage for several years now.
Finebaum’s future at ESPN is reportedly up in the air, though. The longtime SEC Network host is reportedly exploring multiple options.
Among the options being considered: A sitcom about Finebaum’s life. Yes, you read that correctly.
SBJ College: If Finebaum exits ESPN after 2020 football season, what's next? Sitcom … documentary. Wheels are in motion.https://t.co/t5k5xx3h5m 🔓
— Michael Smith (@SmittySBJ) February 12, 2020
The Sports Business Journal is reporting that Finebaum has talked with all four major networks about producing a sitcom based on his life.
Finebaum is currently entering the final year of his contract, which expires in the summer of 2021. So, Finebaum is only under contract for one more college football season. It’s certainly fair for him to want to explore options outside of ESPN.
— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) February 13, 2020
The longtime college football analyst joined ESPN in 2013. He became the face of the SEC Network when it launched in 2014.
It’s hard to imagine ESPN covering SEC football without Finebaum, but it would certainly be fun to watch a sitcom about his life. Who should play the longtime college football analyst if it happens?