Paul Finebaum Defends Kirk Herbstreit
Paul Finebaum defended Kirk Herbstreit recently.
Herbstreit made waves last week when he suggested that he did not see how college football could return this coming season.
“In my opinion, until we have a vaccine, where we’ve really got some control over this, even if this curve is flattened out, this virus is still out there.
“I’ll be shocked, I haven’t talked with anybody but I’ll be shocked if we have NFL football this fall, if we have college football. I’ll be so surprised if that happens,” Herbstreit said.
“Just because from what I understand, people that I listen to, you’re 12 to 18 months from a vaccine,” Herbstreit continued.
“I don’t know how you let these guys go into locker rooms and let stadiums be filled up and how you can play ball. I just don’t know how you can do it with the optics of it.”
A lot of people took issue with that assessment. One person who didn’t? Finebaum.
“It’s absolutely ridiculous what has happened to Kirk Herbstreit,” Finebaum said. “He gave an honest, heart-felt opinion, and that’s all it was. I know that because I talked to him Friday and have communicated with him since.
“Kirk Herbstreit is the face of college football,” Finebaum continued. “Nobody has done more promoting the game. No one has done more as an ambassador for the game in a classier manner thank Kirk has in recent years.
“It just shows you how narrow-minded we are about important issues.”
When will college football ultimately return? Time will tell.
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