Darth Wolverine

March 5th, 2012 at 12:32 PM ^

Rome is the best in the business, which is why he is on national radio and has a TV show. The CBS TV show starts in early April and I'm excited to see it. He said it's going to be similar to Jim Rome Is Burning, just with some new things.


March 5th, 2012 at 3:48 PM ^

He is the best sports talk show host out there. ESPN Radio is garbage, and just remember, when you start to hate Jim Rome, think about Colin Cowherd, and remember that Cowherd is a thousand times worse IMO. 

Only issue I have with Rome is that he'll tend to repeat stuff or go 10 minutes rambling on one topic / playing the same sound clip over and over. 


March 5th, 2012 at 12:36 PM ^

I know a lot of people hate Jim Rome, but I love his radio show.  His tv shows have always sucked, but his radio shows are great.  Looking forward to hearing Coach B on Rome today.

Darth Wolverine

March 5th, 2012 at 12:41 PM ^

I would say that most of the Rome haters don't like him because at some point, he talked trash about their favorite team and never forgot that. Rome claims to not have a favorite team in any sport (I think he is lying, but just can't let anyone know who they are since he is a national radio show host, which is the complete opposite of Mike Greenberg and why I hate him and his Jets honking) and says he doesn't root for anyone. Rome talks equal junk to all teams. I love his radio show way more than the TV show because of the sound byte library he has. I love when he goes on rants about stuff that isn't related to sports because said rants are almost always hilarious.


March 5th, 2012 at 1:26 PM ^

Jim Rome also claims people (e.g., Tiger) don't like him because he said something about them and they won't get over it. But maybe people just don't like Jim Rome because they find him obnoxious and uninteresting.


March 5th, 2012 at 12:42 PM ^

Rome is hit or miss for me.  When he stays on topic about sports, he can be pretty funny on the radio.  But half of the time if I tune in in the middle of a segment I don't know what he's even talking about as he often gets off-topic from sports.

Darth Wolverine

March 5th, 2012 at 12:54 PM ^

That is part of the reason I like Jim. As much as I love sports, I can't listen to a three-hour radio show that talks about nothing but sports; I need some humor mixed in. Jim has made me laugh my ass off so many times.

With my job, I spend a lot of time on the phone and there have been several times where I was laughing so hard (and trying to stay quiet while cracking up is hard) that I had to put my phone on hold so I would not get any calls.

My name ... is Tim

March 5th, 2012 at 12:57 PM ^

I don't dislike Rome, necessarily, but a lot of his "takes" are generally obvious or not all that thought-provoking or analytical. My favorite was tuning in to a "Rome is Burning" about five years ago and Rome using his final burn on the Kansas City Royals for, well, being the Kansas City Royals. Really going out on a ledge there and taking chances, Jim, calling out the Kansas City Royals for being terrible.


March 5th, 2012 at 2:48 PM ^

If I ever want to listen to the rustle of papers over otherwise long periods of dead air I'll tune into Jim Rome's radio show.

Socrates Johnson

March 5th, 2012 at 2:52 PM ^

but it was a good interview.  Beilien talked about the normal stuff: how mature Trey is, how tough the big ten is.  In addition, they touched on how Beilen has never been an assistant, and whether that has helped him as a coach.  


I had to take a call and missed the end, because ya know, I work, but it was still a solid interview.  Say what you want about Rome (whenever I see him I think of the parody of him in Any Given Sunday played by John C. McGinely): his enunciation is annoying and he can be a troll- but the guy is a pretty fantastic interviewer.  


Ok, it's monday, I have TPS reports to do.

The Shredder

March 5th, 2012 at 5:26 PM ^

Can't stand Rome. I'm shocked people can stand to listen to him ramble to himself. "How great was that interview? Best interview ever. That was Money. Classic! I'm Jim Rome"  He talks more about how great an interview was then anything else. I'll take SVP or Dan Patrick anyday .