. . . it clicked this Friday morning when I was driving to a meeting listening to sportstalk radio. I figured out why I think Jim Rome is such a huge douchebag.
There are basically 2 sportstalk radiostations in the Bay Area, one is pretty good, and one has Jim Rome from 9 to noon. I made the mistake of switching over during a commercial on 680 to listen to 1050 (where Rome is).
Other than the fact that he loves to hear himself talk, that he goes out of his way to use as many retarded nicknames as possible in an effort to increase the level of his douchebaggery . . . is the fact that when you listen to him, you can actually hear him straining to artificially lower the register of his voice, trying to make it sound raspier, deeper, and more manly, whatever.
Listen to him using his natural voice here early in his career, as right before he gets manhandled by Jim Everett because he keeps calling him Chris (the female tennis player). Pay attention to how his voice sounds here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HNgqQVH ... re=related
now listen to the present day Jim Rome and his wannabe pornstar goatee attempt to sound more manly in this video clip (which is how he always talks these days . . . kind of like a dude straining to take a dump or something)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iCdVdOC ... re=related
I hate this effing guy. Can't stand his voice, his face, or his opinion.