BTN pursuing Finebaum as ESPN contract expires

Submitted by Bo Schemheckler on July 3rd, 2018 at 9:21 PM

In case you were wondering if Delany can fuck up the big ten even more:

http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/news/dnp-paul-finebaum-espn-sec-network-fox-sports-big-ten-network-jimmy-pitaro-john-skipper-jim-delany-monday-night-football-sirius/fvpt1utbl7kx13bt55pys8vi6

Comments

coldnjl

July 3rd, 2018 at 9:52 PM ^

I love it!!! I want him to be forced to talk about how over-rated the SEC is and how the B1G is the power conference.... I want a little bit of him to die each day on the job!

Don

July 3rd, 2018 at 10:37 PM ^

Paul Finebaum's entire identity is wrapped up with the SEC. Moving to flacking for the BIG would be like Bob Ufer moving down to Columbus to do Buckeye games.

Whatever happens to Finebaum, he isn't moving to the BIG.

Yooper

July 3rd, 2018 at 10:38 PM ^

This smells like a story planted by Finebaum's agent to get ESPN to step up on finalizing a contract.  I can't imagine BTN would really bring this guy on, especially at the dollars it would take.

Solecismic

July 4th, 2018 at 12:04 AM ^

In addition to the other reported issues with the mgoblog redesign, apparently it's April 1 and this post was dated July 3. Clearly a mistake.

Kenpoj

July 4th, 2018 at 9:49 AM ^

This reeks of contract negotiations more than anything else. He has no inherent value in B1G country. Relationship with coaches here just wouldn't add up to viewers and his SEC crowd would throw him permanently under the bus. Not that I would mind that but this is not going to happen. Go Blue!!!!

RedRum

July 4th, 2018 at 10:52 AM ^

This is a case of the desire for controversy trumps quality reporting. I'm sad to see this phenomenon inflict itself into sporps

We all need a break from it all and sporps is where we get said break.  That is in Leviticus somewhere.

Craptain Crunch

July 4th, 2018 at 11:49 AM ^

He'd at least make the network more interesting if not more controversial. There is one way to make him look like a fool and that is for HARBAUGH to start winning the important games. Nothing bad about that scenario