Paul Finebaum Reveals His Prediction For Alabama-LSU

first_imgPaul Finebaum makes comments about roy Williams.ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum has revealed his prediction for this evening’s Alabama-LSU game. It’s not a surprising one.Alabama, the No. 1 team in the country, is set to take on No. 4 LSU at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in primetime. Some are dubbing it college football’s game of the year. It’s hard to argue with that.Finebaum, though, doesn’t seem to think that the contest will live up to the hype – on one side, at least.The ESPN college football analyst was asked for his prediction on the game while appearing on SportsCenter this morning. He likes No. 1 Alabama – big.“I like Alabama for one reason – Tua,” Finebaum said on SportsCenter this morning.Tagovailoa, the Heisman Trophy favorite, has yet to play any real minutes in the fourth quarter so far this season. Finebaum isn’t sure that changes against LSU tonight, either.“I’m not sure he’s going to be playing in the fourth quarter. I like Alabama moderately big,” Finebaum said this morning.Alabama enters this evening’s game as a big favorite against LSU. Most sportsbooks have the Crimson Tide as a two-touchdown favorite in this contest.Kickoff for this one is set for 8 p.m. E.T. The game will be on CBS.last_img read more

Aston Martin Stuffed V-8 Engine into a Pipsqueak City Car for Laughs

first_img This $500,000 Armored Bentley Protects Against Hand Grenade Attacks Aston Martin Aston Martin Aston Martin Escape the City and the Roads with the 2020 Subaru Outback Aston Martin Aston Martin 1 of 12 Commissioned through the brand’s Q Branch, the V-8 that powers this pint-sized vehicle was plucked from the outgoing Vantage’s engine bay, and likely using a healthy dose of grease and Vaseline, crammed into the Cygnet’s nose. The engine is good for 430 horsepower and 361 lb-ft of torque, both of which are sent through a seven-speed Sportshift transmission to the rear wheels via what Aston Martin call, “a miniature torque tube.”Keeping the 2,600-lb Cygnet’s power to the ground, though nearly impossible, are a set of Bridgestone tires. The rears somehow measure 275/35-9.5. To accommodate the extensive renovations, which also included a full roll cage, new firewalls, and a new fuel tank, the Cygnet has been widened and stretched, though the exterior remains largely the same as when it was new.According to Aston Martin, the V-8 Cygnet is capable of hitting 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds, likely smoking the tires all the way, and a terrifying top speed of 170 mph. Though we’re not sure who’d be brave enough to test that number.Speaking ahead of its Goodwood debut, Aston Martin’s vice president and special operations officer David King said, “The V-8 Cygnet shows the fun side of both Aston Martin and its customers. It is also a fine example of the engineering talent within the company as it’s no small achievement to fit the Vantage’s V-8 engine so harmoniously into the Cygnet’s compact body. I’m sure that it will amaze and thrill people when they see and hear it on the hill at the Festival of Speed.”We’re still not sure this isn’t some elaborate and belated April Fools prank. As a brand, Aston Martin isn’t quite known for its quirky sense of humor. Rather, the British marquee has prided itself as one of the most distinguished and elegant automakers in the game. That’s why, when the Goodwood Festival of Speed came around and Aston Martin dropped a V-8-powered Cygnet, we had to check our calendars that it wasn’t April Fools and reach out to Aston’s PR folk to ask if they were feeling alright.For those that have never heard of the Aston Martin Cygnet, this city car actually comes from Toyota. It was powered by a 1.3-liter engine making just 97 horsepower. The brand child of the brand’s former CEO, Ulrich Bez, he had hoped it would help Aston meet European Union emissions standards. Yet, all the little Cygnet really amounted to was a series of jokes and a serious devaluation of the storied history of Aston Martin. This Cygnet, however, erases that mediocrity with a healthy dose of Aston Martin lunacy. Editors’ Recommendations Next Aston Martin center_img Aston Martin Aston Martin Aston Martin Watch This Bugatti Chiron Shatter a World Speed Record at More Than 300 MPH Aston Martin 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Manned Flying Car Races Are Coming in 2020 Aston Martin Aston Martin Aston Martin Previous last_img read more