It has been only one month since ESPN personality Paul Finebaum referenced Michigan fans as the “most pathetic fan base” in the country and, now, he’s back at it again.
“There’s no comparison between Ohio State and Michigan fans. Ohio State fans are very knowledgeable people. They understand, they are supportive. Michigan fans are from another planet. I’ve dealt with a lot of Ohio State fans, particularly a couple years ago after the Buckeyes beat Alabama. Ohio State fans at least know what they’re talking about.
“I don’t think they are nearly as knowledgeable as Ohio State fans when it comes to football IQ. I think they have gone all-in on Harbaugh…listen, Harbaugh is a good coach, but he hasn’t done anything yet at Michigan.”
Finebaum wasn’t done at that point, either, going after a caller by saying “When you win a championship, call me back” and recklessly speculating about Les Miles not coming back to Ann Arbor. While many things in this mini-rant won’t go over at Michigan, the barbs about Harbaugh might top the list, and any direct comparison between the two fan bases in Columbus and Ann Arbor is always aggressive.
Paul Finebaum is paid handsomely to stir things up in this fashion, but his venom toward Michigan seemingly won’t die.