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(USA Today)   Jim Rome makes EPIC splash on eve of his EPIC new show debuting on CBS. *8 second pause* Classic. For who, for what? Nice. KB, those abs look yummy. War Boady in Pearland choking on his spit, unwar Lames. Out   (usatoday.com ) divider line
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2012-03-29 08:20:50 PM  
www.reactionface.info
 
2012-03-29 08:23:11 PM  
^^^
 
2012-03-29 08:24:29 PM  
:-|

"Chris." :D

>:| RAAH
 
2012-03-29 08:24:30 PM  
He's a dickwad. Not Cowherd dickwad, but in that neighborhood.
 
2012-03-29 08:25:13 PM  
Including a special appearance by Irie Craig, with a drink in his hands and toes in the sand.
 
2012-03-29 08:26:32 PM  
chewiechewiechewiechewie

/ok i'll stop now
 
2012-03-29 08:33:08 PM  
I see Jim Rome has finally caught sayof.

Or is this an impression of his radio show?
 
2012-03-29 08:53:24 PM  
Is he dead or not.
 
2012-03-29 08:55:59 PM  
I'd tune in to his TV show if he can score TV interviews with Jeff in Richmond, Patty in Modesto, Carl in Rosemead, and Rosemary in Houston.

/UUU, idiots who say Rome is an asshat but never listen or watch his show
//Give it two weeks. If you still hate him, give it another two weeks
///I'm out
 
2012-03-29 08:58:09 PM  
Good night now!
 
2012-03-29 09:01:20 PM  
I like him
 
2012-03-29 09:08:24 PM  

RockChalkH1N1: I like him


At first I didn't really mind him but his callers with their idiotic "rants" scripted to sound like his scripted rants creep me out.
 
2012-03-29 09:13:17 PM  
I remember when Jim Rome kept going off on how Bonds couldn't throw out a runner at the plate that had a broken leg or something. This is like 12 years ago. Haven't listened to him since.
 
2012-03-29 09:15:33 PM  
Only thing you need to know about Rome is he coined the term 'NECKAR' way back when he used to bag on it hilaiously and often on his show.

A year or so later he's on ESPN when they have the contract, and he pretty much orally pleasures Joonyer in the studio while rambling on about how great the whole thing is.
 
2012-03-29 09:16:07 PM  

meanmutton: RockChalkH1N1: I like him

At first I didn't really mind him but his callers with their idiotic "rants" scripted to sound like his scripted rants creep me out.


i42.tinypic.com

What are you talking about? He just wings it like usual.
 
2012-03-29 09:26:12 PM  
Is Jim Rome still relavant?
 
2012-03-29 09:26:21 PM  
Listened to Rome when he started, as he came on late at night after LA Kings games in the Gretzky era. That was before "The Jungle" diction and all that came about.

Aside from his infamous Jim Everett session, he is a good interviewer, and I liked that he gave the NHL its due, especially considering the LA market.

I hold Rome more to the flame for switching his stance on NASCAR, going from mocking it as a drunk redneck sport watching an advertisement turn left (which it is from my experience in Fontana) to kissing affiliate asses by embracing it. That and anytime I have to hear from subs like Jim Lampley brag about how knowledgeable he is on sports and then bash mixed martial artists as "bar room brawlers," forgetting he called fights with Eric "Butterbean" Esch, or Jay Mohr when Rome is on vacation.
 
2012-03-29 09:31:02 PM  

mjoven1975: I'd tune in to his TV show if he can score TV interviews with Jeff in Richmond, Patty in Modesto, Carl in Rosemead, and Rosemary in Houston.

/UUU, idiots who say Rome is an asshat but never listen or watch his show
//Give it two weeks. If you still hate him, give it another two weeks
///I'm out


He is an asshat, but an entertaining one, unlike Cowherd who is an asshat in a smug better than you way. I listen regularly. He read an email of mine on the air once (CSB) I havent seen this new show yet. I dont even know if I get this channel.

/In Rosemary's voice: "Romey you rock"
//The one thing I hate about the show is the decayeah, it wasnt entertaining or funny when it was the quadyeah and making it longer didnt help it. When he plays it over and over, I change the station. So yeah, the decayeah is my UUU
 
2012-03-29 09:31:22 PM  
Never gets old.
 
2012-03-29 09:31:55 PM  
I remember listening to his radio show once years ago, and some of his wording really stood out in my mind: (berating a caller, almost verbatim) "It's simple, clones. Have. A. Take. Do. Not. Suck. Or you will be run." It became clear within a few minutes that he loves his own catchphrases waaaaaay too much, and his legion of adoring fans really creeps me out. It's not even that his opinions were egregiously bad (by sports radio standards, anyway), but it was just painful to listen to him talk. *shrug* I guess some people must like him.
 
2012-03-29 09:32:47 PM  
I don't listen to him anymore but his rant against Texas A&M was indeed EPIC...

Jim Rome's thoughts on Texas A&M...

They won't shut up. They have to go on about spirit, and old army, and red ass, and how bonfire represents the burning sensation they have in their urine to beat UT, and blah blah blah. Shut up. You start to get the feeling the entire school was built to spite UT.

Forget the fact that when the Texas Legislature back in the 1870's passed legislation to start a state university they also decided to have a subsidiary branch of the main school (University of Texas) that would teach agriculture and mechanics. Aggies love to say their school is older, from where they get that I don't know ... the fact is, the state intended A&M to be a branch of UT. They are like the afterbirth from the original creation. Like Danny Devito in "Twins".

So they apparently have this complex, so much so, that they must devote their entire school to trying to prove to UT that they are just as good. All the while, nobody at UT denies that A&M is a good school, yet they won't shut up. So they write a fight song ... about? ... Texas, and how they want to beat them. They have a Fish Camp for freshman where they tell them how bad Texas is and how good A&M and all its traditions are. It is the world's largest known case of penis envy, and it is manifested in everything A&M does.

The people at A&M. Now we all have friends who went to A&M or are at A&M. There are some nice people there. However ... There is the Corp. East Texas' answer to dreams of ROTC kids everywhere. For every boy scout who never learned to stop playing with his GI Joe Toys, there is the Corp. Now, forget the fact that A&M will actually let people with sub-par grades enroll if they agree to join the Corp. Forget the fact that the Corps looked like a Gestapo-hate rally while beating down students on Kyle Field in 1995. Forget the fact that along with the numerous hazing charges that have been filed against them, and swept under the rug over the years, they just this past month have had one Corps member bring charges against another Corps member who apparently had been propositioning others for a little actual sodomy. Not only could I go on with more instances of idiocracy by these Khaki-clad-shaven-headed-dorks, I am sure each of you have your own stories. The point is: We all respect West Point, Annapolis, The Air Force Academy; however, nobody respects the Corp. I imagine they are kind of the laughing stock of the military world. Just because you dress like the Army, and try and act like the Army, does not make you the Army. People at A&M don't even respect these clowns. It is not cool to shave your head and dress up. Halloween is only supposed to be one day of the year. If you want to carry guns and beat up civilians, move to Israel.

It is even less cool to slobber on somebody's daughter on national television and call it a tradition. Dry humping 18-year-old girls in the stands at football games is not cool. Not only is it not cool, it should be against the law. I know that in College Station, students are just prone to mount each other on the campus lawn, or in the middle of class, or anytime anything good happens you can just grab the girl sitting next to you and start sucking on her face. But everywhere else in the world, it is looked down upon. Especially if you are doing it on my TV. That is why we have moved the game from Thanksgiving. Because people across the nation were gagging on their turkey when in the middle of watching a football game, some boy scout is tongue thrashing some overweight co-ed during somebody's Thanksgiving dinner. We do not need to see burly women engaged in a suckfest every time your woeful offense manages to put points on the board. Some of these girls are in desperate need of a trip to the Clinique counter. Screw that, forget make-up, it is too late for that, just give them a veil.

"T.U." is not funny. It is not insulting. It is dumb. Just imagine if folks from Texas kept talking about M&A and giggling. That would not be funny. In fact, it would be retarded. That's why UT fans don't do it. Please learn.

You want to lose the image of country bumpkins, of a people fond of sheep, of people that aren't stupid? Then quit building things that fall down. Quit chasing cheerleaders around with swords on national TV. Quit whooping in church. Quit whooping period. Quit putting up scoreboards for the enjoyment of dead mammals. Quit spending your Friday nights practicing how to yell. Quit telling rape jokes to reporters when you're running for Governor. When you are filling out season ticket renewals, and the form asks for your phone number, h&w. quit putting 258-3999, Height 6'3", Weight 185. Just, collectively, stop making asses of yourselves. Go to East Texas, tour every small town, and ask every red neck with a fifth-grade education why they cheer for A&M and wear maroon. That is your fan base. This is why you are perceived by the educated masses as stupid.

Nobody cares if you think your band is better. They might be louder, they might march in neat little zig zags, but they have no musical ability. The point is, nobody cares who wins halftime. Quit getting geeked up about marching bands. I find it hard to believe you stood through your high school band's entire halftime performance. And why? Cause nobody cared then and nobody cares now. Plus, you can hear them fine sitting down even if you do care. Why is it cool all of a sudden now that you're in college?

Men should never let out high-pitched whooping sounds. Perhaps the only justifiable situation in which this can be tolerated is perhaps during an anal probe. Oh wait...I understand now.

Dogs are not ladies. They don't look or smell like ladies. Dogs eat their own feces and should be treated accordingly.

Finally, College Station is an arm-pit of a town. Quit pretending that it is a great college town. It is a town, and there is a college there. That should be the end of this comparison. If you feel that life doesn't get any better than the Dixie Chicken, and enjoy being stuck in a never-ending "Dukes of Hazard" episode, then move there. More importantly, don't move to Austin ... They are trying to create an educated, technological, and open-minded population base. Austin is, and will continue to be, the birthplace and final resting place of all that is cool.

As my friend, Stephen Johnson, once said: "If the world were ever to get an enema, College Station is where you would connect the hose." If you go to school at A&M, please don't be an Aggie.

God bless the great state of Texas.
 
2012-03-29 09:36:53 PM  
Rome's show used to be really good when he wanted it to be. But then it just became radio slap-dick disguised as sports talk. "Hey, I know, let's play the same sound bite 24 times in this segment, that's funny, right?" "Oh wow, Yackity Sax never get's old, keep playing that!"

Meta-humor and inside jokes are fine, but when you're just going to that well over and over to fill air time, don't expect me to stay interested.
 
2012-03-29 09:47:06 PM  
I'll be the first to admit I have no clue what's going on with this headline
 
2012-03-29 09:47:43 PM  
Carnifex in Fark's account of Rome's epic rant against A&M was epic.

Tremendous.

Rack it.
 
2012-03-29 09:48:17 PM  

Practical_Draconian:

I hold Rome more to the flame for switching his stance on NASCAR, going from mocking it as a drunk redneck sport watching an advertisement turn left (which it is from my experience in Fontana) to kissing affiliate asses by embracing it. That and anytime I have to hear from subs like Jim Lampley brag about how knowledgeable he is on sports and then bash mixed martial artists as "bar room brawlers," forgetting he called fights with Eric "Butterbean" Esch,


Or that he punched out his wife.
 
2012-03-29 09:50:31 PM  

Practical_Draconian: Jay Mohr when Rome is on vacation.


Or the Sklar brothers this week. Jesus Christ.

Anyways... Rome's radio show is awful. Jim Rome is Burning was actually pretty good, though, since he can't be a super douchebag nor have the ridiculous vocal pacing with long pauses, pregnant silences, and random loud noises on TV(and no FM DJ shiat).
 
2012-03-29 09:50:43 PM  
Rome radio > Rome TV
 
2012-03-29 09:52:48 PM  

Burninate: I'll be the first to admit I have no clue what's going on with this headline


Neither does Jim Rome.
 
2012-03-29 09:54:05 PM  
www.investmentnews.com

First guest?
 
2012-03-29 09:58:17 PM  
anybody think that their niece couldn't kick this pseudo-street tough talkin' guy's ass?
 
2012-03-29 10:01:33 PM  
Rome on radio still makes me laugh.
 
2012-03-29 10:07:45 PM  

DamnYankees: Rome on radio still makes me laugh.


Same here.
Don't listen as much as a used to but glad it's still on.
 
2012-03-29 10:13:17 PM  

Practical_Draconian: Jay Mohr when Rome is on vacation.


The Jim Rome Show is about 10000% better when Jay Mohr is guest-hosting.

jayhawk88: Rome's show used to be really good when he wanted it to be. But then it just became radio slap-dick disguised as sports talk. "Hey, I know, let's play the same sound bite 24 times in this segment, that's funny, right?" "Oh wow, Yackity Sax never get's old, keep playing that!"


Which is pretty much what happened after he fired Travis Rodgers and put King of the Bros Kyle Brandt in charge.
 
2012-03-29 10:15:48 PM  

bubbaprog: Which is pretty much what happened after he fired Travis Rodgers and put King of the Bros Kyle Brandt in charge.


When did that happen? What's the story?
 
2012-03-29 10:19:00 PM  
I haven't listened to him in a couple years now but he was really the radio equivalent of Fark or 4chan or whatever internet community you want to pick - callers and dedicated listeners were talked up as a group like SA does with their "goons" etc. Very clever to market like that. It instilled listener loyalty and callers after a while really did become 'known'.
 
2012-03-29 10:20:18 PM  
I listened to him for years. Then I had jobs where I didn't listen to radio during the day.

MFAWG: Only thing you need to know about Rome is he coined the term 'NECKAR' way back when he used to bag on it hilaiously and often on his show.

A year or so later he's on ESPN when they have the contract, and he pretty much orally pleasures Joonyer in the studio while rambling on about how great the whole thing is.


This makes me sad to hear.
 
2012-03-29 10:21:21 PM  
I listen to the Jim Rome show for until it starts becoming a big circle-jerk then I turn off the radio.

I don't listen to it very often.
 
2012-03-29 10:27:53 PM  
This headline is in...credible (new window)
 
2012-03-29 10:39:23 PM  
Good job with the headline, subby. Rome sucks.
 
2012-03-29 10:45:14 PM  

DamnYankees: bubbaprog: Which is pretty much what happened after he fired Travis Rodgers and put King of the Bros Kyle Brandt in charge.

When did that happen? What's the story?


It happened a few years ago. Basically the ol' "We need to skew younger; you're out" story. For what it's worth Travis has had a national show on Yahoo Sports Radio for over a year now. It's like heyday Rome without the tough guy act. Very fun to listen to--especially the tweeters.

/Of which I am one
//CSB
 
2012-03-29 10:54:08 PM  
.....Larry Brown.
 
2012-03-29 10:55:40 PM  

9beers: [www.investmentnews.com image 417x242]

First guest?


Oh hell yes. That's Chris, right?
 
2012-03-29 11:02:45 PM  
Still better than the alternative....

/Jay Mohr for permanent guest host
//"buddy, I'm gonna shoot you in the FACE"
 
2012-03-29 11:04:50 PM  

The Great EZE: DamnYankees: bubbaprog: Which is pretty much what happened after he fired Travis Rodgers and put King of the Bros Kyle Brandt in charge.

When did that happen? What's the story?

It happened a few years ago. Basically the ol' "We need to skew younger; you're out" story. For what it's worth Travis has had a national show on Yahoo Sports Radio for over a year now. It's like heyday Rome without the tough guy act. Very fun to listen to--especially the tweeters.

/Of which I am one
//CSB


I didn't think I would like Rodgers's show, because I thought it would be like Rome's, but I do enjoy him occasionally. It's fun to hear him shiat on Rome and generally not take himself so damn seriously.
 
2012-03-29 11:05:06 PM  

bubbaprog: Which is pretty much what happened after he fired Travis Rodgers and put King of the Bros Kyle Brandt in charge.



rome's fascination with KB is odd; when KB has hosted, admittedly as a Jungle Insider, only 1-2 episodes, he's boring.

Yet, when KB sits in with Rome there's no chemistry. KB agrees with rome constantly: "rise against! a band i never heard of until you took me, that's the greatest band going!" but aside from that, it is just boring.

odd age gap too. rome is like, 15-20 years older than him and he can't stop talking about him. bizarre.

/submitter
//larry brown's crank
///boady in pearland WHOK-A-JOK-GLOP GLOP GLOP BLLLLOK than rap game is hard, dog
////not, i'm not von slap
 
2012-03-29 11:09:28 PM  
"Oh hey buddy.....ugghhh"
 
2012-03-29 11:16:40 PM  

rickythepenguin: //larry brown's crank


Link (new window)
 
2012-03-29 11:24:28 PM  

The Great EZE: It happened a few years ago. Basically the ol' "We need to skew younger; you're out" story. For what it's worth Travis has had a national show on Yahoo Sports Radio for over a year now. It's like heyday Rome without the tough guy act. Very fun to listen to--especially the tweeters.

/Of which I am one
//CSB

Did not know about this. Talked once with Travis Rodgers, when Rome had a Tour Stop in LA at the start of his blow-up in the '90s. He seemed pretty cool and upfront about the business. And his trash-talking of Shigetoshi Hasegawa is fondly remembered.

Flappyhead: Or that Jim Lampley punched out his wife.


It would have been quite epic to see Lampley and Bree Walker go at it when they co-anchored the local TV news together. It would have been Ron Burgandy's "Anchorman" come to life.
Also, Jim Lampley really sounds like an ass when he decides to act like a snotty English teacher nitpicking for grammatical errors in e-mails that put him in his place.
 
2012-03-29 11:37:10 PM  

fatalvenom: "Oh hey buddy.....ugghhh"


OHHHYEAAHHH


drew46n2: rickythepenguin: //larry brown's crank

ha


Practical_Draconian: Jim Lampley really sounds like an ass when he decides to act like a snotty English teacher nitpicking for grammatical errors in e-mails that put him in his place.

or jim criticizing "ain't nothin' wrong with goin' to da scrip club" when he (rome) prounounces "pillow" as "PELLOW" and "milk" as "melk", as in, "melky cabrera drinks a glass of melk before every game".

 
2012-03-30 12:00:37 AM  
I like Rome.
 
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