I had the honor of being on Paul Finebaum’s radio show yesterday. Paul talks college football all year long from Birmingham, Alabama, and the New Yorker recently titled their profile of him “King of the South”. In prepping for the show, I was blown away with the engagement he has with his callers. He lets them say almost anything, making people like Tammy and Legend the stars of the show. He even traveled to Iowa to visit Robert from Waterloo, a frequent caller with cerebral palsy.
On his show yesterday, we talked about my Sports Illustrated article on the BCS title game between Alabama and Notre Dame. The article is on the cover of the magazine in the south, although it couldn’t beat out Michael Phelps nationwide. For me, these were the three highlights of being on the show:
- Not getting bashed by callers when I said that Alabama was 2nd in my rankings. (Oregon has the top spot.)
- Talking about Stanford’s Rose Bowl win and how the team rankings predicted the 6 point win.
- Saying “computer code” in an interview on college football.
And if a team is predicted to win by 1 point, they have a 52.4% chance of winning, not the 53% I mention on the show.
To listen to the show, click here.