Paul Finebaum had some strong words about Michigan’s fans today during his show.
When a Michigan fan called into the show and wondered why Finebaum didn’t give the Wolverines more credit yet this season, Finebaum said it came down to the fact that Michigan hasn’t played anyone of merit yet.
“I happen to think the Big Ten is having a great year. Michigan is probably the one Big Ten East team that I’m not as sure about yet because I haven’t seen a great sample like I have with Michigan State and Ohio State.”
Finebaum then wondered why the caller was whining about the lack of respect. The fan then said the comparison between Alabama’s Nick Saban and Jim Harbaugh aren’t right because Saban walked into a winning program at Alabama, making the point that Harbaugh started with less.
That’s when Finebaum got annoyed. He immediately jumped in and said Saban didn’t walk into a winning program when he took over in 2007. Finebaum pointed out that the Tide had a .500 season (going into the bowl game) in 2006, fired coach Mike Shula and had a long losing skid to biggest rival Auburn.
Though the call ended, Finebaum wasn’t finished.
“Is there a more pathetic fan base in America than the University of Michigan? What a whiny and sniveling bunch.”
You can listen to Finebaum’s words about Michigan by clicking here. The final quote can be found around the 8-minute mark.
For his part, the caller later seemed to enjoy the fact he bothered Finebaum as much as he did.
it just made my day that I called @finebaum and annoyed him.
— Dan Draheim (@MichiganManDan1) September 20, 2016