I keep meaning to address this in a post. Jim Rome is coming back to ESPN with Rome is Burning. I assume that The Final Word is no longer on Fox Sports Net. I always liked Romey’s radio show better than The Final Word. I wonder if Rome is Burning will be better, worse, or more of the same? It can’t be any worse than Mohr Sports. And at least ESPN decided not to bring back Beg, Borrow and Deal (which originally was called Beg, Borrow and BS).
I went to Rome’s web site a week or two ago because I wanted to listen to the radio show. You now have to pay to listen. What a bunch of crap! Here in A-Town, none of the (three) local stations carry The Jungle, and AM stations don’t carry all the way from Buffalo or Rochester. I’m pissed. But I am looking forward to watching Rome on ESPN. I wonder if Jim Everett will be Rome’s first guest.
One problem I have is that here in C-Monk, we don’t get cable TV because we live “on the other side of the Indian Reservation.” Until I was in 8th or 9th grade, we only got NBC and CBS. At that point we got Primestar. We didn’t get MTV until I was in 11th grade. A few years ago, DirecTV bought out Primestar, so now we have DirecTV. It’s a blessing, but if you want it in more than one room, you’ve got to pay additional charges each month. So, if we want to watch two programs that are on at the same time, that’s too damn bad. This is a problem because Rome’s new show is on ESPN at 7 PM, and my dad watches … Jeopardy … each night at 7 PM. Pardon the Interruption replays later each night on ESPN2, and I hope that Rome is Burning will also have a later encore. But as of two minutes ago, I couldn’t find a single mention of Jim Rome on ESPN.com. WTF? Anybody know if they’re going to replay it nightly?