Paul Finebaum was talking about the SEC, but more than that, he was listening. Most of his callers started with “Hey, Paul,” as if he were the good old boy next door or in the next aisle at Pep Boys, rather than the Jewish son of optometrists. Some of his callers made good points. Others didn’t. A few clearly were Looney Tunes.
I couldn’t believe how long he let them blather on, and then I read an interview with him in, of all things, the New York Times. In the article, Finebaum wasn’t discussing SEC football, which most of the readers would have had no interest in. He was talking about the art of listening and something called knowledge bubbles.
Here’s a link to the article. I think you’ll enjoy meeting Paul Finebaum and learning how SEC football and listening—unlikely companions—somehow meet in this fascinating man.