Did Clay Travis used to be in Memphis? I can't know one way or the other if Paul was better before he went national. But is probably disagree as I think the local yokel callers detract from the show. But then again if I was a Birmingham local I can see where they'd disagree. I like Paul's show and ive actually been on it a few times during the Albert Means thing as I was Lynn Langs lawyer. As you recall at that time he was an accused Auburn supporter as he slammed Alabama all the time. He's a bandwagonner but he's good at his job.
I don't think Clay has ever been in Memphis as broadcaster/writer. Albert Means was before his time. He was an attorney that had his amateur website on the side and eventually marketed himself as a sports writer. He eventually got some writing deals and then the radio host. IMHO, he is a complete hack, although entertaining.
Don't let the Finebaum callers fool you, they hang out together... to the point where I think they are compensated.