Why don't more people talk about this? Jim Rome is AWFUL. Every time I turn on his show he is trying to scrutinize some young and swaggerful athlete. He hates everyone that isn't Joe Mauer or Peyton Manning. I mean, how did the guy even get that job? Who the hell is he? Where is he from?
Well, I looked it up. He's a talk show host. A Radio host. And his show is the 21st most listened to sports show in America! That means there are 20 other Radio commentators that should have his job before him. Wait, you're not going to try and tell me he's good-looking or something, right? Or has good camera presence? Or a voice that doesn't make you want to puke? With that dirtball grin on his face? If you're not convinced he is a total punk who is so insecure he has to try and make himself feel better than all the athletes who did what he couldn't, check this little snippet out from his Wikipedia page:
"Rome gained notoriety for an incident in his ESPN2 show Talk2 in 1994 when his guest was NFL quarterback Jim Everett. Rome had previously referred to Everett as "Chris" (after Chris Evert, the female tennis player), suggesting that Everett shied away from getting hit. Appearing as a guest on the show, Everett warned Rome about repeating the insult. Rome continued his taunt, causing Everett to overturn the table between them and shove Rome to the floor while still on the air. This situation never resulted in a lawsuit for either party. To this day Jim Rome still considers this event one of his early career mistakes.
In 1997, hockey legend Gordie Howe announced an attempt to play a shift with the International Hockey League's Detroit Vipers, which would allow Howe to claim having played professional hockey in six decades. Rome challenged the 69-year-old ex-hockey star, offering a bounty of $3,000 to any player on the team playing against the Vipers to take Howe out of the game permanently by saying, "Putting this old fool back to reality." Howe and his wife threatened Rome with a lawsuit, and the bounty went away."
Here is the Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uczUKTwgqeY
And hey, don't try and say I'm a hypocrite because I'm really just jealous of Jim Rome...'cause I ain't. In fact, I think he is bad for sports radio and for television. He is the opposite of credible and continuously sparks rumors and false beliefs by making sly little insinuations on his tv show every week, "Jim Rome is Burning." Please, next time you see this clown on tv, just save your time and flip to cartoon network.