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The words are there, but it's very awkward: Jemele Hill guests for Jim Rome

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Piotr Rasputin, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    On ESPN right now.

    She's giving it the old college try, but it always sounds weird when scripts written for Rome and his whole schtick are read by someone else.

    Tough gig.
  2. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Rack 'er.
  3. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    I think the scripts are a little forced, but they work. The interviews are solid.

    I'd give it a B-plus effort.
  4. Boobie Miles

    Boobie Miles Active Member

    That show is so painfully scripted. It seems like Rome drags on a topic just so he can force a few more puns or catch phrases. I love the beginning, it's so rigid: "Wel-come what is up?"

    I'm not sure how anyone could take a show with the Sklar brothers and the dude from Blind Date as analysts seriously.
  5. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Jim Rome read this thread earlier. It came out like this.

    The words

    are there

    but its very awkward

    Jemele Hill

    Guests for Jim Rome.
  6. KoM

    KoM Member

    I totally agree, whether it's Hill or anyone. Jim Gray filling in one day was especially painful to watch. (Pete Rose was somewhere laughing).

    Rome's schtick is horrid, but it's his deal, so if you watch the show, that's just part of it. When someone else fills in, they need to find their own deal. It always seems forced.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  8. Jar of Flies

    Jar of Flies Member

  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Was there a segment on baby daddies?
  10. BigScoop96

    BigScoop96 New Member

    One of the problems with the radio and television show is the guests try to act like Rome and it never works. People need to be themselves no matter what show they are doing. I feel sorry for the people who do that show -- becasue many of them are friends. But it just never works out.
    Be yourself.
  11. TheMethod

    TheMethod Member

    I'm still waiting to see something either on TV or in print that justifies Jemele Hill's employment at ESPN.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I never saw anything that justified her employment at the Detroit Free Press or the Orlando Sentinel, so I'm guessing it will be a long wait...
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