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Paul Finebaum Show staffers, callers revel in Rivalry Week

Rivalry Week: Collegiate flashbacks featuring ESPN commentators

ESPN commentators are quite familiar with the rivalry games the company will (over)serve fans with during the holiday weekend. Front Row has collected some favorite moments featuring those commentators, most during their collegiate glory days.

As ESPN College Football Rivalry Week unfolds this holiday weekend, spirits soar. Tempers flare. School ties tighten as rivalries renew.

There might not be a better place to express enthusiasm for college athletics than The Paul Finebaum Show (3-7 p.m. daily, ESPN Radio/SEC Network), produced from ESPN’s studios in Charlotte, N.C. Southeastern Conference football followers love to share their opinions.

In the video above, The Finebaum Show’s dedicated staff share behind-the-scenes looks at their fandom even as they coordinate host Finebaum’s interactions with his passionate callers.

“We pride ourselves on giving college football fans a voice,” said John Hayes, producer of Finebaum. “There’s more than wins and losses on the line during Rivalry Week. Fans are fighting for a full year of in-state bragging rights and border-war trash talk. Our job is to bring the pride, passion, and pageantry of college football Saturdays to your TV, radio or device every day.”

The Paul Finebaum Show produced the video above.

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