Paul Finebaum called Michigan fans a “whiny and sniveling bunch” last month.
Think the Finebaum vs. Michigan faithful would stop there? No chance.
During his show on Tuesday, Finebaum addressed Michigan and Michigan fans vs. Ohio State fans.
Finebaum seems to get most frustrated with what he sees is an apparent sense of entitlement from Michigan fans. At one point during Tuesday’s show, he quipped that the greatest Michigan coach in the past 40 years, Bo Schembechler, never won a national championship.
“Call me back when you just win one,” Finebaum told one caller. “When you win a championship, call me back.”
Finebaum uses “Michigan man” Les Miles as his proof of Michigan’s status not being as lofty as fans think. The Wolverines couldn’t bring Miles home to coach Michigan when he decided to stay at LSU.
“Don’t blame me for your problems,” Finebaum said.
Finebaum later had positive things to say about Ohio State fans when compared with Michigan supporters. He said Michigan fans are “some of the most unrealistic people that I’ve ever encountered.”
“There’s no comparison between Ohio State and Michigan fans,” Finebaum said. “Ohio State fans are very knowledgeable people. They understand, they are supportive. Michigan fans are from another planet. I’ve dealt with a lot of Ohio State fans, particularly a couple years ago after the Buckeyes beat Alabama. Ohio State fans at least know what they’re talking about.
“I don’t think they are nearly as knowledgeable as Ohio State fans when it comes to football IQ. I think they have gone all-in on Harbaugh…listen, Harbaugh is a good coach, but he hasn’t done anything yet at Michigan.”
Finebaum wasn’t done.
“I’ve yet to meet a Michigan fan that has a sense of humor about his program, that has an ounce of objectivity in their body,” he said.
Finebaum’s new comments on Michigan probably won’t make him a welcome guest in Ann Arbor, Mich. But Finebaum made it clear he has no plans to visit.
“Unless I have to go to Ann Arbor, and I don’t know any reason why I do — that would be a town that I skip in the future.”
Finebaum added another dig about Michigan not used to dealing with success.
“I understand Michigan fans aren’t exactly dealing with championships like Ohio State fans or fans of Alabama.”