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The Rex Streak

jimromewaltonJim Rome recently completed a 20-show streak of interviewing people named Rex. Funny as it sounds, it was actually a very intriguing and unique idea that spawned all kinds of new talking points for the nationally syndicated radio host. Whether it was the new coach of the New York Jets, Rex Ryan, or the senior wrestler at Michigan State, Rex Kendle, they were almost all good and informative interviews. Some notable names that were not sports-related were Rex Brown, bassist of Pantera, Rex Lee of Entourage, and Rex Walheim, NASA astronaut. Compelling doesn’t quite describe most of these interviews, but a few gems were definitely found amongst the duds.

Anyway, the point of this is to explain my admiration for Rome and the way he can turn an ordinary sports talk show into a forum for creative banter. If you have never listened to him, it is worth the time as he can inform you and make you laugh with ease. His knowledge of sports is unmatched and although he never talks about soccer and admits he doesn’t think it is a real sport, he will speak on any sport that he feels he can say something intelligent about. From horse racing to MMA, Rome’s analysis is heard by millions across the country every day. His following (the clones) relish the day when Rome lets them loose in “the jungle”, but if you don’t step your game up, he will banish you from the spotlight of jungle takes.

Jim is not afraid to get under some people’s skin either.

Check him out at jimrome.com

-Gramps

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March 14, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Good ol’ Rome…. if it wasn’t for his blatant dislike of the most popular sport in the world I would call him the greatest sports reporter ever.

    Comment by 1Love | June 6, 2009 | Reply


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