SEC Network host Paul Finebaum ripped into 'SEC on CBS' on Monday.
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SEC Network host Paul Finebaum ripped into 'SEC on CBS' on Monday. Per Saturday Down South...
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“I have to say, the CBS approach to the game is getting tiresome. There’s no comparison to that primetime game on Saturday night, then you flip over and watch the Alabama-Texas A&M game. I still forget that Verne Lundquist is not doing the games. Brad Nessler is a very professional broadcaster, but he doesn’t distinguish himself like Verne did, or Keith Jackson did. Gary, what can you say about Gary that hasn’t already been said by 1,000 of your callers. Fowler has grown into the preeminent voice in college football and Kirk Herbstreit’s been that way for a long time.”
He didn't stop there...
quote:

“How stupid does that look now,” he said.

The Nov. 9 LSU-Alabama game would have been a better primetime choice, he said, as he pointed to the narrative that this is the best LSU team in recent memory with the chance to beat Alabama.

“This LSU team is different. They’re the most exciting LSU team I can ever remember,” Finebaum said. “You make your chops in this business by making the right call, and CBS blew it. They’re sitting there right now with the game of the year, one of the biggest games in the 10 years, and they could have had it in primetime as the biggest game of the college football season and it’s literally buried at 2:30 (Central Time) in the afternoon with 4,000 other games on.”
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58 Comments
Saban requested the day game after seeing all those gaudy lights flickering on and off at BDS against Tennessee.
Reply7 months
NCAA football on CBS .... over/under on the total for commercial minutes is set at 92 minutes. That's 23 commercial breaks with an average time of 4 minutes each. Crap I hate watching a college game on CBS and all their commercials.
Reply7 months
I hate to admit it but He is right.....for one time!
Reply7 months
I hate to admit it but He is right.....for one time!
Reply7 months
so a guy that works for ESPN criticizes ESPN's competition? Wow, that's news.
Reply7 months
hes not wrong...
Reply7 months
Cbs should just stick to fake news propaganda. They suck at sports.
Reply7 months
I don't like Pawl or CBS!
Reply7 months
Day drinking and a big game in the 2:30 slot is the best. C'mon Pawwwwl!
Reply7 months
Why MSU vs. LSU over SC - Florida this week? Should be a much more interesting game, with much on the line
Reply8 months
Cause USCe vs UF is probably going to be more boring in terms of style of play. People like seeing 50 points. Not defensive battles.
7 months
I would put more stock into his comments if he wasn't employed by ESPN. Sounds like typical CNN bashing of FoxNews and vice versa
Reply8 months
He’s right. I’m also sick of CBS having first dibs. That literally means Alabama NEVER plays at night. Because CBS will pick up those broadcast murder scenes no matter how bad they are. I honestly feel bad for Nessler and Gary. They have to be sick to death of watching Alabama skull drag someone and try to get up for it. I guarantee CBS will pick up the Tennessee and Arkansas games at 2:30. That’s embarrassing. Alabama should at least play Arkansas on the 6:00 or 6:30 espn game.
Reply8 months
CBS already took LSU this weekend and next
8 months
come on fella, Alabama played at 8pm this past week
7 months
To Hangit: Actually LSU has one streak greater than 2 games: 2003-2007. Alabama has streaks of 3, 11, 5, 11, 4, 3, current 8. That's why Alabama leads 53-25-5, including 28-9-3 in Baton Rouge.
Reply8 months
I know Baw.That is why I said 5, not 2. We had a coaching drought starting with Mike Archer, that lasted far too long.
8 months
CBS games suck period - way too long and with too many tv timeouts.
Reply8 months
and few replays
7 months
Yes, he has a point.......on the top of his head.
Reply8 months
The games on CBS are way too long
Reply8 months
Paul Finebaum make Skinny Pete from Breaking Bad look like George Clooney!!
Reply8 months
Every year The media builds up LSU and says they can beat bama. I will believe it when I see it
Reply8 months
Fowler sucks. I'd take McDonough over him any day
Reply8 months
I just like that he’s truly unbiased. Not faking it.
8 months
keep it at 2:30
Reply8 months
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