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(Deadspin)   Can't get Jim Rome to endorse your fantasy football site on the radio? Hire a voice actor to impersonate him and run the commercials anyway   (deadspin.com) divider line 48
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2012-08-29 05:55:58 PM
Poorly. It sounds nothing like Jim.
 
2012-08-29 06:01:36 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: Poorly. It sounds nothing like Jim.


It sounds enough like him to pass as him, though, and that's the point.
 
2012-08-29 06:04:40 PM

zpb52: antidisestablishmentarianism: Poorly. It sounds nothing like Jim.

It sounds enough like him to pass as him, though, and that's the point.


If he would have used 'clone' or 'the jungle' I might have bought it. Doesn't even sound close. That guy that impersonates him on FOX NFL Sunday does a much better job.
 
2012-08-29 07:13:29 PM
Heh, that's epic. He sounds like the love-child of Jim Rome and Casey Casem. Rack 'em. Clones, do not try this at home.

/War Irie Craig. I'm out.
 
2012-08-29 09:18:43 PM
Those commercials are actually more annoying than Jim Rome, and that's quite a feat.
 
2012-08-29 10:29:18 PM
What about this suggests an intentional impersonation of Jim Rome, and not just an ad made to sound like actual programming to trick people?
 
2012-08-29 10:33:59 PM

PainInTheASP: Heh, that's epic. He sounds like the love-child of Jim Rome and Casey Casem. Rack 'em. Clones, do not try this at home.

/War Irie Craig. I'm out.


I'm more partial to Greg in Vegas and his amputee smack.
 
2012-08-29 10:50:25 PM
Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig Kyle!!!!!!

Much love to my horses and Mike Pipey. Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig Kyle! Come in, grab some steel, Kyle. ERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR Kyriakos. What's crackin? KB hosting all next week. KB. Follow him.

Bigggggggggggggg Kyle!

*cool interview*

Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig Kyle! ERRRR Lyle Lanley. 'Sup, Lyle? Going to Rise Against with me? Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig Lyle. ERRRRRR Kyle.


Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr man pushing his 50s overly attached to a late 20s former soap opera star



/dude dude due no no no
//how about some love for wrigley field?
///cancelled streamlink due to biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig lyle resets twice per epic segment
 
2012-08-29 10:53:25 PM
If you want to hear a great imitation of Jim Rome, not to mention hilariously mocking of him by the 'smack off callers', to include the Jim Everett, check out the link below.

Smack Off on a Mobile.....[In Houston sport talk radio, 'on a mobile' is a euphemism for an impersonation]


Linky

http://www.yahoosportsradio1560.com/soam2/
 
2012-08-29 10:57:10 PM
Phenomenal.
 
2012-08-29 11:06:59 PM
SIck fiddling.
 
WHILE JIM ROME BURNS!
 
- I honestly don't know who Jim Rome but apparently he is a thing. 
 
2012-08-29 11:22:17 PM
Rome can die in a fire. He's like the before pic of Guy Fierre, but that smile let's you know he's still a true asshole. Ya know, spikey blonde douche with the fire shirts on the food network.
 
2012-08-29 11:23:18 PM
THIS is how you impersonate Jim Rome Link
 
2012-08-29 11:26:54 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: zpb52: antidisestablishmentarianism: Poorly. It sounds nothing like Jim.

It sounds enough like him to pass as him, though, and that's the point.

If he would have used 'clone' or 'the jungle' I might have bought it. Doesn't even sound close. That guy that impersonates him on FOX NFL Sunday does a much better job.


FWIW, Frank Caliendo is not going to be on Fox this season. They've hired Rob Riggle to be the comedian this year.

I'm not necessarily disappointed with the change; Frank had two good impressions (Madden and Rome) and the rest was godawful.
 
2012-08-29 11:32:19 PM
As an AM sports radio junkie, I can listen to Rome for only a couple minutes at a time. It's all I can put up with. However, I can't stand Cowherd and instantly flip the station.

I would love to see these two arrogant egotistical morons in a death match with the winner placed in front of a firing squad.

I'm getting too old to be having to reach down and change the station whenever they come on.

I feel better now. That's my take and I'm out.
 
2012-08-29 11:34:34 PM

chewielouie: THIS is how you impersonate Jim Rome Link


This is much better.
 
2012-08-29 11:42:04 PM
Hilarious...........because, what's NOT funny about banking on someone's fame and not paying them.

[audio clip: "If I have to rape a girl to have sex with her, it's not worth it"]

No, it's NOT worth it...... *rustles some papers*.....

Ad nauseum...
 
2012-08-29 11:42:27 PM
Chris.....
 
2012-08-29 11:43:59 PM

rickythepenguin: Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig Kyle!!!!!!

Much love to my horses and Mike Pipey. Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig Kyle! Come in, grab some steel, Kyle. ERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR Kyriakos. What's crackin? KB hosting all next week. KB. Follow him.

Bigggggggggggggg Kyle!

*cool interview*

Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig Kyle! ERRRR Lyle Lanley. 'Sup, Lyle? Going to Rise Against with me? Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig Lyle. ERRRRRR Kyle.


Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr man pushing his 50s overly attached to a late 20s former soap opera star



/dude dude due no no no
//how about some love for wrigley field?
///cancelled streamlink due to biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig lyle resets twice per epic segment


RACK HIM! late
 
2012-08-29 11:45:21 PM

upndn: I can't stand Cowherd and instantly flip the station.



Is Brady better than Eli? Is Eli better than Brees? If Eli had Belichick and Brady had Garrett, who's better? Is Brady better than Brees on a neutral field? Is Tiger on his best day, NOWWWW, better than Kobe on his best day, NOWWWWWWWW? Who has more upside? Brady now or Eli Nowwwwwwww? Eli 5 years ago or Peyton 2012?

Tiger 2012 or Notre Dame 2014? Who is better nowwww? Is Coughlin smarter than Phil Jackson? The Red Sox are dumpster fire.
 
2012-08-29 11:48:16 PM

rickythepenguin: Brady better than Eli? Is Eli better than Brees? If Eli had Belichick and Brady had Garrett, who's better?



ha, mixed in some Romo mid-fake rant.

if Garrett had Brady and Romo had Eli and Peyton had Adrian Peterson and Eli had Coughlin, PANTHERS ERA, who is better nowwwwwwwwwwwww?

On a neutral field?


/BECAUSE SO VERY MANY GAMES CALLED "NOT THE SUPER BOWL" ARE PLAYED ON A NEUTRAL FIELD, COWHERD
 
2012-08-29 11:52:26 PM

drivingsouth: RACK HIM! late



Not having Stremlink or jungle insider, whatever, has freed up the bulk of the evening but......i catcha bit of the live show. sad i missed Jay Mohr and the Sklars a few days ago but.....ehhh. I'll probably rejoin once NFL gets popping circa week 4 or 5 because the interviews (and MLB) will be fun but.........

great. horses, gagging on KB, begging for calls then making fun of them, Five Hour Energy ads on air, etc......

i like Rome but it is just played. and him overtly greasing the skids to KB to take over is is just mind numbing. no takes, no charisma, "hey check this out, did you see this, check this out, watch this, this was awesome, check this out, did you see this?" is Jay Leno-ville.
 
2012-08-30 12:17:05 AM
I thought that it might be Travis Rodgers, but, no, it's just some guy who kind of sounds like Rome but really not really.
 
2012-08-30 12:17:25 AM

carnifex2005: chewielouie: THIS is how you impersonate Jim Rome Link

This is much better.


Yep.
 
2012-08-30 12:18:38 AM
I prefer not form a take on this until I hear from Jeff from Richmond.
 
2012-08-30 12:25:07 AM
Who would want Jim Rome to endorse anything? Depends? Pampers? Huggies?
 
2012-08-30 01:27:27 AM

rickythepenguin: i like Rome but it is just played. and him overtly greasing the skids to KB to take over is is just mind numbing. no takes, no charisma, "hey check this out, did you see this, check this out, watch this, this was awesome, check this out, did you see this?" is Jay Leno-ville.


I tuned into a KB show a few weeks ago while Rome was in the basement, and yeah, you're absolutely right. If it weren't on while I'm at work, it would make for a great drinking game.
 
2012-08-30 01:31:38 AM
If they wanted Rome to endorse something, all they had to do was get Jim Everett to stand up in his presence. Rome would've shilled women's panties at that point.
 
2012-08-30 02:01:53 AM

Nabb1: Those commercials are actually more annoying than Jim Rome, and that's quite a feat.


Yeah, and all this commercial would do is make me never go back to that website, his show sucks
 
2012-08-30 02:35:01 AM
Haven't listened to him in about a year. Have Jim and KB come out of the closet yet?
 
2012-08-30 05:16:30 AM
I'm going to completely ignore the point (didn't even listen to the commercial) to ask what the fark is with Deadspin beating the shiat out of daily fantasy sites in TFA? There are like 20 daily fantasy sites now, they're all legal but have to ask the question because people are dumb, and it's even better than "funneling your money to your friends" because anyone with half a brain and some time on their hands can actually come out ahead. Now, if you want to claim that FanDuel's servers suck and they individually shouldn't be used, fine, but playing daily fantasy sports is awesome and Deadspin is filled with tools.
 
2012-08-30 05:16:50 AM

bhcompy: I thought that it might be Travis Rodgers, but, no, it's just some guy who kind of sounds like Rome but really not really.


Travis Rodgers? Who's that? I've never heard him in any sort of association with Jim Rome.
 
2012-08-30 06:19:43 AM

antidisestablishmentarianism: Poorly. It sounds nothing like Jim.


Yeah...if you're gonna get someone to impersonate Rome, you might as well try for Frank Caliendo.
 
2012-08-30 07:30:58 AM

UNC_Samurai: Frank Caliendo is not going to be on Fox this season.


So, there is a god? Or, has the Frank Caliendo Theater been built in Branson already?
 
2012-08-30 07:45:39 AM
The only time Jim Rome talks about fantasy football is to mock fantasy football players.
 
2012-08-30 08:12:30 AM

oryx: The only time Jim Rome talks about fantasy football is to mock fantasy football players.


Which is the only reason to talk about fantasy football.
 
2012-08-30 08:27:23 AM

RogueViking: they're all legal


They're of questionable legality and outright banned in six states.
 
2012-08-30 08:29:49 AM
Jim Rome is to fantasy football what Tom Waits was to Frito Lay.
 
2012-08-30 09:16:22 AM

oryx: The only time Jim Rome talks about fantasy football is to mock fantasy football players.


He sounds old.
 
2012-08-30 09:17:26 AM

Flappyhead: bhcompy: I thought that it might be Travis Rodgers, but, no, it's just some guy who kind of sounds like Rome but really not really.

Travis Rodgers? Who's that? I've never heard him in any sort of association with Jim Rome.


He's on in the LA market. Very much tries to emulate Rome in vocal patterns/cadence, being a douche, and somewhat in voice
 
2012-08-30 09:18:07 AM
A Jim Rome voiced spot? It must be about six minutes long.
 
2012-08-30 09:49:21 AM

Special J: A Jim Rome voiced spot? It must be about six minutes long.


Two if you take out the dead air.
 
2012-08-30 02:08:45 PM

UNC_Samurai: antidisestablishmentarianism: zpb52: antidisestablishmentarianism: Poorly. It sounds nothing like Jim.

It sounds enough like him to pass as him, though, and that's the point.

If he would have used 'clone' or 'the jungle' I might have bought it. Doesn't even sound close. That guy that impersonates him on FOX NFL Sunday does a much better job.

FWIW, Frank Caliendo is not going to be on Fox this season. They've hired Rob Riggle to be the comedian this year.

I'm not necessarily disappointed with the change; Frank had two good impressions (Madden and Rome) and the rest was godawful.


This pleases me. Franks goto in any interview is Madden and it has become annoying.
 
2012-08-30 02:29:01 PM

vegaswench: I tuned into a KB show a few weeks ago while Rome was in the basement, and yeah, you're absolutely right. If it weren't on while I'm at work, it would make for a great drinking game.



aside from being boring, KB is just bad. He wouldn't cut it on a local show in a top 10 market. Never understand why Rome is, to use the word, pimping KB so hard. he's awful. I'd rather hear Dell'Oro / J-Stew host. They at least know the show and its history.

someone in a Rome thread claimed not teribly long ago, 1-2 years maybe (right about the time KB was anointed) that they were in the radio industry and Rome had interviewed a ton of younger guys to get the "right" demographic, which is why I think -- and I could be wrong, it has been awhile -- jason albers left or got shiatcanned or whatever. or some other "regualr" on the show. "yeah.....you're getting old, I need to go young, pack your shiat HEY KB WELCOME ABORD, NICE ABS!"
 
2012-08-30 03:14:03 PM

zpb52: antidisestablishmentarianism: Poorly. It sounds nothing like Jim.

It sounds enough like him to pass as him, though, and that's the point.


If the headline hadn't told me that it was a Rome impersonator, I wouldn't have made the connection. The cadence is sorta similar, but the voice isn't even close..
 
2012-08-30 03:37:11 PM

carnifex2005: chewielouie: THIS is how you impersonate Jim Rome Link

This is much better.


This. Adam Clanton is starting an afternoon show on 1560 The Game, and he's pro and a really great guy. His dead on impression kills it every time.

He's even trolled Kyle on the Rome Show when he subbed. It's great stuff.
 
2012-08-31 12:35:22 AM

UNC_Samurai: antidisestablishmentarianism: zpb52: antidisestablishmentarianism: Poorly. It sounds nothing like Jim.

It sounds enough like him to pass as him, though, and that's the point.

If he would have used 'clone' or 'the jungle' I might have bought it. Doesn't even sound close. That guy that impersonates him on FOX NFL Sunday does a much better job.

FWIW, Frank Caliendo is not going to be on Fox this season. They've hired Rob Riggle to be the comedian this year.

I'm not necessarily disappointed with the change; Frank had two good impressions (Madden and Rome) and the rest was godawful.


he was ...terrible
 
2012-08-31 01:01:44 AM

antidisestablishmentarianism: UNC_Samurai: antidisestablishmentarianism: zpb52: antidisestablishmentarianism: Poorly. It sounds nothing like Jim.

It sounds enough like him to pass as him, though, and that's the point.

If he would have used 'clone' or 'the jungle' I might have bought it. Doesn't even sound close. That guy that impersonates him on FOX NFL Sunday does a much better job.

FWIW, Frank Caliendo is not going to be on Fox this season. They've hired Rob Riggle to be the comedian this year.

I'm not necessarily disappointed with the change; Frank had two good impressions (Madden and Rome) and the rest was godawful.

This pleases me. Franks goto in any interview is Madden and it has become annoying.


It's not the impressions, it's the chemistry, and it was pretty good. Losing JB, Kimmel, and now Caliendo over the years has subtracted from a strong team that has good chemistry and is easily the most entertaining bunch in football(and set the standard for what TNT and MLB Network are doing with their flagship shows).

Rob Riggle is quite funny, but we'll see if he fits. His style is a bit more, uh, awkward for this type of situation.
 
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