While ESPN’s Desmond Howard may get a lot of backlash for showing Michigan favoritism at times, the College GameDay panelist made headlines on Tuesday by calling out his ESPN coworker Paul Finebaum.
Howard spoke on Finebaum’s ongoing stance against John Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines on The Rich Eisen Show saying, “It’s like they march him out there, they pull the string in his back, and he just starts spewing negative things about Michigan.”
Howard’s full comments read, “Paul Finebaum is a caricature of a caricature of Paul Finebaum. That’s what he is right now. You can’t take anything he says seriously. You just can’t. It’s like they march him out there, they pull the string in his back, and he just starts spewing negative things about Michigan.”
While Howard has received his fair share of criticism for attacking ESPN coworkers in back-to-back weeks for topics related to his alma mater, Paul Finebaum is no stranger to being criticized over his SEC bias.
Howard’s beef with Paul Finebaum follows a beef with another ESPN coworker, Pete Thamel, who the former Wolverine called out for not standing in the crowd of Michigan fans behind the set of College GameDay.
With Desmond Howard’s choice to call out Paul Finebaum on Tuesday afternoon, he becomes the latest sports personality on the long list of anti-Finebaum celebrities to beef with the longtime ESPN commentator including the likes of legendary wrestler Ric Flair, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy, and many others that are consistently unsatisfied with Paul Finebaum’s opinions.