The annual Jim Harbaugh-Paul Finebaum offseason feud, 2017 edition, rolled on Friday.
Finebaum skipped anything about the hiring and went straight for the jugular, calling out Harbaugh for consecutive third-place finishes in the Big Ten East and losing the Super Bowl to his brother. He also changed the name of his show to the “Pete Finebaum Show”, since that’s what Harbaugh referred to him as.
“Jim Harbaugh, as one of my colleagues pointed out last night, has back-to-back third-place finishes in his division. He hasn’t even advanced past third place in his division,” Finebaum said on his radio show Friday. “He hasn’t beaten his rival. He did make it to the Super Bowl a couple years ago and lost to his brother. So you could argue he’s not even the best coach in his own family. And he’s accusing Nick Saban and others of cheating. Which is fine. Good for him.”
Finebaum then came at Harbaugh for not paying attention to his family and going “after someone he barely knows on Twitter.”
“He is so self-righteous that I think that he believed that because I insinuated that he was veering close to a line, I think he lost it,” Finebaum said. “I think he became unhinged, and he reacted like a teenager at 10 o’clock at night.
“Instead of, he’s got a brand new son, I think. He’s got kids. Instead of dealing with his family, instead of making sure that his team is good, he decided to go after someone he barely knows on Twitter, knowing that the sycophants that follow his football team and the zealots, and the people that propagate all this hero worship would follow his suit.”
We’ll keep you updated on any new developments in this saga.