6:00- SportsCenter- This is the best show on TV.
5:30- Pardon the Interruption- Not a bad show, two fairly likeable sportswriters talk about the sports "news" of the day.
5:00- Around the Horn- A crappy show. Four sportswriters and an annoyingly "hip" host sit around and talk about the sports "news" of the day.
4:30- Jim Rome is Burning- A Craptacular Spectacle of Non-Talent meeting Non-News. The incredibly arrogant and stupendously monotone Jim Rome gives his opinion on sports "news", occasionally interviews players, and mostly just shows off how many "hip" words his writers can get into his monologues. This guy is a world class tool.
Jim Rome- He looks like
Evil PeeWee don'tcha think?
I long for the crappy programming that ESPN used to have. They used to show Australian Rules Football matches and soccer from countries I'd never heard of. I've been tiring of their increasingly everpresent "celebrity sportswriter" shows, but making us watch Jim Rome is the last straw. If they must keep him, then 4:30 is a great time, because I almost never watch TV then.
As I was laying there on the couch listening to his monotonous monotone, I thought I remembered that he is the guy who got his ass kicked on television several years ago by an angry quarterback, a thought that made me smile, and one I vowed to research as soon as I recovered my strength.
Today I watched, several times, Jim Rome getting his big yap shut by quarterback Jim Everett. Here's the video, with sound. Rome kept calling Rams quarterback Jim Everett by the name "Chris" because Chris Everett was a female tennis player. Jim Everett went off on Rome, as I think everyone should.
Don't just take my word for it, however, here's what Jim Rome's website has to say about Jim Rome:
Perhaps the most respected voice in the world of sports broadcasting, Jim Rome is the leading opinion-maker of his generation. As host of the nation’s premiere sports radio talk show, Rome is known for his aggressive, informed, rapid-fire dialogue. Jim has established himself as the top choice of athletes and fans when it is time to know what is going on beyond the scoreboard.
Do you believe this guy's ego?Here's the best part, though, he talks about his fans:
But these are no ordinary listeners; they are a legion of fans known as the clones who live and breath for Jim Rome’s “take” on the day’s larger issues of sport. It is his departure from conventional sports commentary that has resulted in Rome’s unique dialogue with his listeners.
Did you see that?
they are a legion of fans known as the clones who live and breath for Jim Rome’s “take” on the day’s larger issues of sport
Yeah, um, grate jobb, Jimm. Luv Ur Sho, retard.Please ESPN, bring back Australian Rules football, soccer from the middle of nowhere, or even billiards with fat, sweaty people. Anything except Jim Frickin Rome.