In 1994, Jim Rome wasn’t a well-known guy. Then, on his ESPN2 talk show, he interviewed NFL quarterback Jim Everett.
At the time, Rome had developed the shtick of referring to Everett as “Chris” (after the great female tennis player Chris Everett), because of Everett’s perceived aversion to taking a hit. The quarterback did not take this with good humor. And Jim Rome was soon radio’s best-known sports talk host.
Let’s bring on the Super Bowl rage!