Paul Finebaum Show caller quips about Jimbo Fisher buyout: 'A hitman costs a lot less'
Paul Finebaum Show callers have long been known for having some outrageous theories and SEC takes. With the help of social media, those calls often go viral. The latest viral call is more than just your typical SEC hot take.
On Wednesday’s “Finebaum,” a caller identified from Roger in Texas quipped about embattled Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher, “As far as Jimbo’s contract, that $90 million contract, a hitman costs a lot less than that.”
Listener Brooks Bryant tweeted about the call Wednesday. Video started to go viral on Thursday.
An A&M fan just told Finebaum “A hitman is a lot cheaper than a 95 million dollar buy out”.
Things are going well.
— Brooks Bryant (@brooksbryant10) October 5, 2022
— no context college football (@nocontextcfb) October 6, 2022
Finebaum understandably seemed stunned by Roger’s hitman comments. The next caller followed up on the hitman mention.
Finebaum’s next caller asked about hitmen after this, and he responded with “There’s a dearth of hitmen in my Rolodex at the moment.” pic.twitter.com/5nU18J8gk6
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) October 6, 2022
As one would expect, there were plenty of “just means more” reactions to the video. While the caller appears to be joking, all parties involved are likely to be talking to authorities who don’t consider death threats to be a laughing matter.
When AL.com reached out to Finebaum Thursday, the host declined to comment and ESPN responded with a statement:
“We take all threats seriously, implied or otherwise, and look into them accordingly. Comments such as these are wholly unacceptable,” an ESPN spokeswoman told AL.com.