portisfan24 wrote:I can't get around the long, dramatic pauses by Rome. I don't know why he thinks every second sentence of a sports radio show needs to have as much suspense as a dramatic movie, but it's infuriating.
Those long, dramatic pauses are often him not talking as he listens to his producer tell him what to say next. He is one of the only talk show hosts I know of that actually has a team of writers, not just producers, who come up with much of his material. The pauses could be taken care of if he could talk and listen at the same time, which is a learnable skill, it just takes some work. He is probably the most successful talk show host (or person?) for his talent level in the country. Also, I hear from folks in the industry who know him and have worked with/for him that he is a colassal jerk.