Fans of the SEC are used to hearing Paul Finebaum’s voice on their radios and seeing his face on their TVs every Saturday in the fall. But if things continue progressing like Finebaum apparently thinks they will, his life is going to become even more visible. There’s a plan in place for a sitcom based on his life, according to Finebaum himself. The 64-year-old recently spoke with Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer, and their 45-minute conversation includes Finebaum’s thoughts on the return of college football, Cam Newton’s new team and, yes, his sitcom.
“The conversations are getting very serious,” Finebaum says in the interview. “There is a major Hollywood production company involved, and already several writers are working on the script to be pitched to the major networks soon.”
A major Hollywood production company? The major networks? That’s not all.
“The biggest news is a well-known actor is extremely interested in playing the lead,” Finebaum continued. “We did a call recently and it was fairly bizarre having a successful Hollywood actor asking me about me. He is considerably younger, so the idea is to set the sitcom at an early point in my career.”
And who is this well-known actor, you might ask? Unfortunately, Finebaum is keeping his lips sealed for now.
“I am proud to announce that Matt Damon will be playing me. Just kidding,” Finebaum joked. “Until we get to the next phase, the producers have strongly encouraged me not to reveal the name.”
For the full interview – including Finebaum’s less-than-optimistic opinion on the likelihood of college football – check out the Charlotte Observer’s story here.