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Jim Rome To Join CBS

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BNWriter, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. BNWriter

    BNWriter Active Member


    For those of us who don't care for Jim Rome, here is some distressing news: He is leaving ESPN and joining CBS Sports. He will contribute to football programming, it sounds like from this article (Great....just when I was beginning to watch pre-game hours again on a limited basis, CBS does this, so I will go back to avoiding pre-games again!!!).

    He will be on another of their smaller nets, but will contribute to other events as well. Hope this is not a d-b, but I looked him up and found old posts that did not mention this.

    OK...I have had my say. Have at....
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    This is great news for someone like me who watches Fox and the NFL Network for pregame and doesn't ever turn to any of CBS' cable channels. He is entirely contained outside my universe. I'll only be pissed if there's synergy with corporate sister Showtime and he ends up with a guest spot on "Homeland."
  3. Jack_Kerouac

    Jack_Kerouac Member

    Reported two weeks ago.

  4. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    I miss Jim Everett.

  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    ^^^^^^^^^ That never gets old. Not ever. God, that was great.
  6. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Great moment in sports talk.
  7. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    I've worked with Jim a few times and always found him to be very, very intelligent, and very, very private. His operation -- one of the most successful in modern sports media -- is tiny. He's definitely the most remote and independent of all ESPN operations. I can only assume CBS will be even more hands-off.

    Rack me.
  8. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    I wonder if the Elf screenwriters were inspired by that Everett-Rome moment when writing the scene were Miles Finch beats up Will Ferrell and says, "call me an elf one more time!"
  9. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, it had Rome's desired effect and made him a household name.
  10. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    I have the Shales/Miller ESPN book on my nightstand and read it before bed almost nightly. I'm getting to the part where John Walsh and Lack were arguing about hiring Rome and my first thought was "Holy fuck! I forgot that guy existed!" Amazing what four years of having Sirius does to you.
  11. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    Hel-lo, CBS view-ers. What, is up? I'm, Jim Rome and, you are in, the jungle.
  12. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    Not bad, Mordo. Not bad a'tall.
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