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Re: I finally figured it out . . .

Postby knapplc » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:24 am

Agreed. Rome is horrendous. From way back in 2007:

knapplc wrote:I don't watch sports shows on TV. They're all boring to me, with the possible exception of PTI, but that's only rarely.

On the radio Mike & Mike are the best, Rome is the worst. Rome's schtick wears thin really quickly, and he hasn't improved in the decade or so since I first heard him.

Here's my impression of a Rome show:

"OK, clones, clones, clones, don't suck clones, clones. Jim in Philly, go. Clones. Clones, clones clones. OK. Clones. What's you're take? Clones. OK, big smack there clones. Clones."

That's pretty much his whole show, with a heaping helping of melodrama on top. It's boring.
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Re: I finally figured it out . . .

Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:06 pm

I would really like to listen to the Dan LeBetard show.

I started off hating him for his comments that Steve Nash didn't deserve the MVP and that racism was to blame for him getting it over Shaq but I have come around to become a LeBetard fan. I loved his reaction to Tim Hardaway announcing that he hates gay people, Dan went after him and didn't let it slide.

Dan concentrates on racism a little too much for my liking but he asks the uncomfortable questions and isn't a patsy. I like him now and wish that I could get his show in Toronto.
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Re: I finally figured it out . . .

Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:35 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:I would really like to listen to the Dan LeBetard show.

I started off hating him for his comments that Steve Nash didn't deserve the MVP and that racism was to blame for him getting it over Shaq but I have come around to become a LeBetard fan. I loved his reaction to Tim Hardaway announcing that he hates gay people, Dan went after him and didn't let it slide.

Dan concentrates on racism a little too much for my liking but he asks the uncomfortable questions and isn't a patsy. I like him now and wish that I could get his show in Toronto.


isnt he the guy that makes the same tired Detroit jokes every year
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Re: I finally figured it out . . .

Postby portisfan24 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:27 pm

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.
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Re: I finally figured it out . . .

Postby steelerfan513 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:01 pm

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Re: I finally figured it out . . .

Postby houstonherdfan » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:44 pm

Rome is worse than Rush. I am a conservative but those 2 were made from the same mold. Love to hear themselves talk.
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Re: I finally figured it out . . .

Postby ampant » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:19 am

Word to the Caliendo clip. Nailed it.
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Re: I finally figured it out . . .

Postby Art Vandelay » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:13 pm

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.
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Re: I finally figured it out . . .

Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:59 pm

is it just me or are Rome and Food Networks Guy Fieri cut from the same cloth...presumably one that used to be a douchebag
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Re: I finally figured it out . . .

Postby urbanbreez » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:48 pm

houstonherdfan wrote:Rome is worse than Rush. I am a conservative but those 2 were made from the same mold. Love to hear themselves talk.


It would be odd to have a TALK show host that didn't love to hear him/herself talk. It kinda goes with the territory, as like a prerequisite skill/personality trait. What could be worse than a non-talkative talk show host?

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