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Finebaum’s new book up for pre-sale, cover shot in Bryant-Denny Stadium

My Conference Can Beat Your Conference Book Cover

Book publisher HarperCollins announced Monday that Paul Finebaum’s upcoming book, My Conference Can Beat Your Conference: Why the SEC Still Rules College Football, is now available for pre-order.

Here’s how Harper Collins describes the book:

An all-access pass into the powerhouse teams and passionate fanbases of the legendary Southeastern Conference, from one of the most influential men in college football: ESPN’s Paul Finebaum.

Proud owner of 14 prestigious college football programs, producing seven consecutive national championships, twelve NFL first round draft choices, and a budget that crushes the GDP of Samoa, the Southeastern Conference collects the most coveted ratings, rankings, and revenue of any conference in college football. With its pantheon of illustrious alumni like Bear Bryant, Herschel Walker, Peyton Manning, and Nick Saban, the SEC is the altar at which millions of Americans worship every Saturday, from Texas to Kentucky to Florida.

If the SEC is a religion, its deity is radio talk-show host Paul Finebaum. In My Conference Can Beat Your Conference, Finebaum chronicles the rise of the SEC and his own unlikely path to college football fame. Finebaum offers his blunt wisdom on everything from Joe Paterno and the Penn State scandal to the relevancy of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron’s girlfriend, and chronicles the best of his beloved callers, and the worst of his haters.

Finebaum wrote the book with well-known sports writer Gene Wojciechowski, who previously co-authored autobiographies with Jerome Bettis, Reggie Miller, Bill Walter and Rick Majerus.

The cover shoot for the book took place in the upper-deck of Bryant-Denny Stadium before last season’s Alabama-LSU game. Finebaum is joined on the cover by roughly 50 SEC fans dressed in team attire, along with regular callers to his radio show, including Tammy, Charles from Reeltown and I-Man.

My Conference Can Beat Your Conference will officially hit stores on August 5th, but it can be pre-ordered now on Harper Collins’ website.


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