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ESPN’s Paul Finebaum Needs A History Lesson As He Said Jim Harbaugh & Michigan Cheating Isn’t The American Way! (Video)

ESPN’s Paul Finebaum Needs A History Lesson As He Said Jim Harbaugh & Michigan Cheating Isn’t The American Way! (Video)

by November 13, 2023 0 comments

I laughed!
By: Tommy “Tj” Sotomayor

Unless you have been in a bubble or just do not follow sports, then you know exactly what is going on with the University of Michigan Football Program as their team and head coach is being investigated for cheating!

The form of cheating my seem trivial to you as it does others or you might fall in the camp of ban them now but I was watching ESPN today and saw that reporter Paul Finebaum had a really harsh take. His take was not so much about the Michigan program as it was about the head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Jim Harbaugh seemed to speak really highly of the position that he and his program finds themselves in by calling them America’s Team, to which Paul could not hold his mule. Paul felt like you can’t be America’s team because America was never built on cheating…lol

Paul Finebaum calls out comments by Michigan football’s Jim Harbaugh: ‘Sad and pathetic’

ESPN college football analyst and talk show host Paul Finebaum was not a fan of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh suggesting the Wolverines should be “America’s team.”

“I found it sad and pathetic,” Finebaum said Monday on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” via On3. “Why? Because this isn’t America’s team. This isn’t what America’s about. Here we are, just days removed from Veterans Day, where we honor people who are really representative of America. This team is not representative of anything other than a program accused of cheating. Cheating.”

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Harbaugh, who was suspended for three games on Nov. 9 after the Big Ten found Michigan in violation of the conference’s sportsmanship policy for sign stealing, made headlines Monday by calling the Wolverines a team that’s beating the odds.

“It’s gotta be America’s team. This has gotta be America’s team,” Harbaugh said during his Monday news conference. “America loves a team that beats the odds, beats the adversity, overcomes what the naysayers, critics, so-called experts think. That’s my favorite kind of team.”

Despite Harbaugh’s absence on the sideline, No. 3 Michigan (10-0, 7-0 Big Ten) defeated No. 10 Penn State (8-2, 5-2) 24-15 on Saturday, with offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore serving as interim head coach. Harbaugh is allowed to attend practices and team activities but cannot be present on game days.

Finebaum ultimately disagreed with Harbaugh’s comments.

“Trying to steal signs to gain an unfair advantage, that’s not the way this country was built and that’s not what should be described as America’s team,” he said.

Finebaum has been critical of Michigan in recent weeks, saying it is not on the same level all-time as bitter rival Ohio State.

“Ohio State is a much better program overall,” Finebaum said on “The Matt Barrie Show.” “It’s got tremendous tradition. . . . It’s just not that big of a deal. They take themselves so seriously up there.”

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