Auburn fans fear Paul Finebaum; Bunker wants Finebaum banned from Auburn games

The South’s most influential media voice has Auburn fans in a tizzy. Paul Finebaum, host of the Paul Finebaum Radio Network and a Sports Illustrated columnist, attended the Auburn-Mississippi State game. Auburn fans in a typical display of SEC hospitality heckled Finebaum. At least the verbal abuse was better than Finebaum’s trip to Auburn in 2009—a trip that resulted in an Auburn fan spitting on Finebaum and two coaches’ wives verbally accosting Finebaum following Auburn’s home loss. (See more on that confrontation here.)

The real story came after the game. Auburn fans on the Bunker, a fan message board on the Auburn Rivals website, vented their frustration about Finebaum. It is clear that Auburn fans fear Paul Finebaum. Auburn posters at AuburnUndercover.com were also pushing a petition or letter drive to get Finebaum banned from campus.

Numerous posts on the Auburn fan website AUSports.com—home of the infamous Jeffrey Lee—urged Auburn administrators to ban Finebaum from Auburn games. One Auburn fan emailed the Auburn athletic department with his complaint. He copied and pasted his email exchange with Auburn Athletic Director Jay Jacobs and Auburn’s Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations.

The Auburn fan complained, “Dear Mr. Jacobs, Please consider denying all press credentials and player/coach access to Paul Finebaum. He has engaged in a baseless, non-stop smear campaign against Auburn. This member of the Auburn family has had enough. We can’t stop our enemies from running their mouths, but we don’t have to take their calls or invite them over to our house.”

You can see the fear. Auburn fans believe Finebaum has a vendetta against the school and the football program. Why? Finebaum defended the school during the height of the Cam Newton controversy. This was something few in the media did. All Finebaum has done in the time since then was ask the status of the NCAA investigation into Auburn’s alleged cheating.

Auburn doesn’t like the answer.

Auburn fans are afraid of what the NCAA is doing, and what Paul Finebaum might find with any real scrutiny of the school. Therefore, Auburn fans want to keep Finebaum away.

Far away.

Another Auburn fan was outraged the school allowed Finebaum on campus. He wrote, “Some guys in our section were heckling him – telling him to go home. I can’t believe, in the critical moments of the game, I had to look down and see him. He shouldn’t be allowed in the city limits, much less the stadium, much less the freaking sideline.”

And in an attempt to elevate the discourse, another Auburn fan waxed eloquent. This Auburn fan declared (in all capitals), “Auburn people do not want this scumbag at our home stadium. Is there is any way he can be banned from our games? It was terrible this guy was allowed on our campus. He has tried to destroy Auburn. What are the powers to be thinking?”

One was even more eloquent: “Auburn should not allow any of those ass clowns near the campus period!”

Why all the anger at Finebaum for asking a simple question about Auburn’s serious NCAA troubles? There is only one answer: Auburn fans are afraid. Fear is why one Auburn fan on Auburnundercover.com’s message board wanted both Finebaum and Fox Sports Thayer Evans kept away from campus.

So much for Fearless.

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    • 2
      Mike Reaves

      Who would be afraid of Punkbaum , we just don’t like the bum. I hope they do ban him, who needs him. ITK you like him as long as he’s bashing Aub. You seem to be that type of a person!

  1. 3
    chuck

    Auburn is responsible for trying to destroy Auburn. See The Newtons, Felonious Four, HBO Four, Jay Jacobs, Milton McGregor, The Bag Man, Bo Jackson, “My Ni***r*” Trouper, The Tiger Prowl, Chiz, Sideline Thugs, etc.

  2. 4
    Dan

    As an Alabama fan I think Finebaum should be banned from all football games. How he maintained the title of Journalist while pursuing that Jerry Springer/ Howard Stern sideshow of a radio program is beyond me. He has facilitated the spreading of hateful speech and action in the pursuit of personal enrichment.

    • 6
      Mike Reaves

      Dan , i agree a person like Finebaum has no integrity, I’ve heard Paul attack people’s characters and then admit that he doesn’t really know them. Anybody that has listened to his show can’t say with a straight face that he is not a hate monger.

  3. 7
    Bama-Rolls

    Until someone can topple him he’ll be around for a while. Aub fans are just belligerent and wil argue w/ anyone and that’s what you’ve got here. When the fans stop paying him attn. it might quiet him down, but he’s reallty the only game in town

    This new station 97.3 has a long way to go to compete, but if they could pull a big fish like Herb or someone with good sports knowledge and not so much pompous attitude it could put f-baum in the shade.

  4. 9
    Justthefacts

    One more fact:
    Bama fans including this website’s owners FEAR Auburn…FACT

    Always the most accurate and objective FACTS

  5. 11
    Roll Tide

    I’ve noticed that other local (or regional) sports commentators after making a few jabs at Awbarn over the Cam Newton controversy to suddenly go silent on the issue. I have little doubt that the “All In” Klan is doing all they can to cow and intimidate these local commentators (threatening letters, emails, phone calls, etc).

    Finebaum has been the only one with the guts to keep the heat on.

    • 12
      Mike Reaves

      They have a right to call for a ban if they chose , this is anyone’s right ,we will do very well without him. Ala. can claim him ,he’s yours.

  6. 14
    Chuch

    I guess they need to ban the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times also . Then of course there s that top notch investigative journal known as the Birmingham news.

  7. 17
    Mandy

    Hell get it through you fucking head. We dont want that balded bastard in JH or anywhere else Auburn. Hell call the cops on that fool and have him removed. Dam old man stop forcing yourself on the Auburn family. DUH

  8. 19
    BAMA28

    Barners fear the truth and Finebaum speaks the truth!. Its really as simple as that. As Finebuam releases more information in the coming weeks the sports world will understand the fear and paranoia that has encircled Auburn football for the last few years.

  9. 23
    Pluto

    I think that is obvious that if you don’t like Paul – don’t tune the channel in. If you don’t like this site – go to another site that will welcome you.
    Seems logical to me.

  10. 26
    Pluto

    Well now Mandy. It seems like you are not happy here . I don’t like to be at places – situations – that make me unhappy. To do so – Mandy – would make me feel like the dumbass that you call me.
    I think that Paul has a right to be any place he wants. What if he bought a ticket ? Would you deny him entry ? Is that the new creed down there ? Ban – Curse – Threaten anybody that is not “all in”.
    So just take my advice. Turn the Radio to another channel and go to another site that “understands” your view of the world. That view comes from peering through a beer bottle.

  11. 27
    Mandy

    Listen up peon..As long as this crapstone pee hole talks any subject Auburn, Ill tell you trash just what I think. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. As for ugly finebammer.. he is not welcome at JH EVER..Somehow I think he wont be back. I dam sure wouldnt if people were heckiling me like that…lol.. How embarrassing that must have been. Thats what he gets for going there…lol

  12. 28
    Mandy

    BTW…Dont be surprised when you fools show up at JH we dont lay another ass whipping on your trashy asses just for laughs…Just saying…And if I were bammer trash fans, I wouldnt show my face there cuz you might not leave alive..Ask Updyke how that shit he pulled has took a toll on his ass.. The man looks near dead weighing in at like 100 pounds. Hell die in the pen when Lee County gets thru with him. War Eagle…Go Tigers

  13. 31
    Chuch

    Funny how they all show up on this site and say the same things they complain about finebaum over. But then logic never has to apply to the universe the orange and blew live in. By the way u ignorant whitentrash barners I like to deal in facts and logic so I never look at a barn site. Go back where you came from.

    • 34
      Crimsonite

      Bwaa haww haww, long live UpDyke! The man may go to his grave early but he has made his mark on Shythead University forever! Now he has a legacy – like it or not! Bet he even ends up in ADI’s Alabama History Books. RTR!

  14. 35
    BamaDon

    Paul F-Bomb is playing both sides against each
    other and getting ratings for doing this. Both Bama
    and the cow college fans need to turn the dial or
    listen to some thing else. I have friends that listen
    to the show that hate Bama and Auburn but just
    can not believe the crazy idiots who call in to the
    show and makes the state of Alabama look worse
    than the Jerry Springer show. Sports Illustrated
    just became the worst sports magazine in the world
    after hiring the village idiot. RTR

  15. 36
    Bear Bryant

    The only problem that I have with PF is that he gives Shane a platform. Shane pretends to be a journalist, but is no more than a mouth breathing bully with a word processor and a phone. Almost everything he produces is designed as a cut at Auburn. He’s much more like Thayer and Thamel than Finebaum. Finebaum has been covering sports in this state for at least 30 years, while the likes of Thayer are upstarts trying to win the lottery on the NCAA scandal media bubble. Shane is one level lower. The kid on the losing kid who tries to discredit his rival. He just can’t take it. You have to marvel at his obvious pain.

  16. 38
    UA79

    I love all the barn idiots trolling, they always prove our points well that they are the most belligerent and delusional bunch of trailer park hicks in the USA.

  17. 39
    DES

    Pluto,Yor are right-Don’t like it change the channel/station. It’s not hard to do. Stop crying! Oh by the way UA79 You are right also.I have been in Lee County and out as soon as I could. And there are many people or should say many Mandys there.

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