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Paul Finebaum was on ESPN's 'First Take' this week and said he would go with Ohio State to win the National Championship over LSU if both teams end up playing eachother at the end of the season. Per SDS:
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“I’m going to surprise some people right now by saying I think Ohio State might beat LSU,” he said. “It would be a neutral-site game, but to me, if you look at LSU, as great as that win was the other day, they’ve had a couple of narrow wins. I mean, they beat Auburn by 3 at home. They had a heavyweight fight vs. Florida. It went back and forth and back and forth before they finally won by 2 scores. They also had a narrow win against Texas, which isn’t a great team. (Texas is) barely a good team. Ohio State is just shredding teams. They have eviscerated teams. Right now, I would favor Ohio State in that game.”
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"I'm going o surprise some people..." No, Paul. You're not surprising anyone.
Reply2 months
If my penis grew ears it would look just like Paul finebaum
Reply2 months
LSU, Auburn, Florida, UGA, Bama and I'll even say A&m would be undefeated right now if they had OSU's schedule
Reply2 months
Fair point. I think the difference is how badly OSU beat them. Beat Wisconsin by 31. Beat Cincinnati by 42. These are CFP committee top 25 teams.
2 months
its a fair but lazy analysis
Reply2 months
Each & every announcer on ESPN has an agenda , as does the sorry arse network itself. Sometimes the announcements may favor LSU , sometimes not , but rest assured there is a reason for every word that comes out of those fricked up announcers. SASmith especially chaps my ass. He better hope he never has car trouble near my house. frick HIM , & all his adorers.
2 months
His reason for us losing is exactly why we would win. Ohio state hasn’t been challenged; you really think we’d be pushovers in that game? We’re the battle tested ones. We’re the ones that have squeezed out wins in hostile situations.
Reply2 months
His statement is valid only if Ohio St beats up on Penn St and Michigan like they have the other teams they have played
Reply2 months
This, they has a good Wisconsin game win and that's it.
2 months
Number of surprised people: 0.
Reply2 months
Number of fricks given about Pawl's opinion: 0
2 months
Biggest win vs Wisconsin. Good one. After that it's Big 10 bottom dweller Indiana and Cincinnati as the best wins. Not exactly murderers row.
Reply2 months
I don’t disagree. They whipped Wisconsin and Cincinnati. LSU’s Defense, unfortunately has let equal or lesser teams keep it close. Obviously LSU has the better resume, but that’s not what this is about.
Reply2 months
Would not really be a “neutral site.”
Reply2 months
Pawl. Pawl, Pawl........the point spread is secondary to the fact that they played quality opponents and won each of those games mentioned. The went into Tuscaloosa and hung 46 points on your precious Crimson Tide......more points than any team has ever scored in DBS.
Reply2 months
He can pick Ohio State that's fine. Free country. But you can't brag about how they have destroyed teams. These are the teams they have eviserated. Florida Atlantic, Cincinnait, Indiana, Miami, OH, Northwestern (could be the worst team in the Big 10) Wisconsin (1 quality win), Maryland (gets destroyed every week). Call me when they eviserate Penn State and Michigan. Doubt that will happen. They could win both games but unless they eviscerate them your argument is kind of mute.
Reply2 months
Imagine not thinking Joe would relish the opportunity to play the team that didn't believe in him, and absolutely eviscerate them.
Reply2 months
Neutral site? Come on Pawl
Reply2 months
He clearly does not realize it’s in New Orlenas
2 months
OSU hasn't beaten any team worth anything. Wisconsin lost to Illinois.
Reply2 months
Hey Tiger D where y’all at??? Y’all being called out now and for good reason. Here’s the deal though. I know y’all are better than what has been shown this year. The offense has proved itself time and time again. It’s time for y’all to show the frick up for 4 quarters and shut these next few teams out. Ole Miss, Arkansas and A&M? Come on Defense where y’all at??? It should be a goal for this defense to shutout every remaining opponent on our schedule. It’s time to turn it up on Defense because I know y’all have it in you. We need more sacks, tackles for loss, TO’s and NO MORE MISSED TACKLES!!!! You have been officially challenged by the fans and the national media. It’s time to show the frick up. You too Aranda. It’s time to show these fools what we are made of on defense. Go Tigers!!!
Reply2 months
Finebaum will never pick LSU for anything. This surprises no one.
Reply2 months
Keep flappin' your gums Paw. We beat your beloved Bama. We comin'.
Reply2 months
They have eviscerated teams!? Who have they played!? And what's more irritating is that Texas, to 10 at the time, "Oh they're not really that good". Why!? Because LSU beat them!? "Oh Florida was back and forth." Didn't we win!? They were trying to down play our win against Auburn, but now that Bama needs a statement game, all of a sudden Auburn is actually better than we thought! Get over it Finebum! Your precious Bama and butt buddy Saban lost to the superior team and realistically, there isn't a team in the country that can mess with LSU right now! Ohio state hasn't played anyone and will get exposed in the playoffs once they face real competition! Just like every year!
Reply2 months
Valid points. This isn't the first time Auburn has been placed on the back burner until the game suddenly became important to Bama. Seems to be the M.O. anytime Bama gets beat and needs a good win to boost their strength of schedule. Auburn could have 4 losses and would be the best 4 loss team in the country (whatever that means) if it meant strengthening Bama's resume.
2 months
You mean like 2014?
2 months
He also said a "Neutral site" The Louisiana Superdome!? Wouldn't exactly call that neutral. Not even a little bit! That game will be pack to the brim with Tiger fans! It would essentially be a home game for LSU. Might as well be playing in Death Valley!
2 months
Paul is a clown that will never give anybody credit outside of a couple SEC teams. I hate everything about him and wish ESPN would find someone who is actually knowledgeable to be the mouthpiece of the SEC
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