Happy Trails Jim Rome from ESPN

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So I don't have to cringe when Rome says "What is up" before I can stop the DVR after DLHQ anymore?  This makes me very, very happy...
 

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So I don't have to cringe when Rome says "What is up" before I can stop the DVR after DLHQ anymore?  This makes me very, very happy...
I thought we had it bad here. We get Cowturd on just after DLHQ, but Rome might be worse.
 

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Why was he still on my TV yesterday?  Why hasn't Rome gone away?  Is someone toying with my emotions, and this thread is a lie?
 

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Why was he still on my TV yesterday?  Why hasn't Rome gone away?  Is someone toying with my emotions, and this thread is a lie?
His last date is towards the end of January, has to fufill contractual obligations.
 

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His last date is towards the end of January, has to fufill contractual obligations.
I've got your contractual obligations.  BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
 

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Hope CBS will give him enough money to pay people to write his takes.

Big Name in Sports Talk Jumps From ESPN to CBS USA Today
One of the top names in sports talk is leaving ESPN for CBS Sports, USA Today reports. CBS made it official today that Jim Rome is joining the network.

CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus made the announcement, saying Rome will debut with the network during its upcoming coverage of the NCAA basketball Final Four.

The story reports: “That will help launch his weekday Rome talk show on cable’s CBS Sports Network on April 3. It’s likely to be similar to his ESPN2 show he’s leaving. But, he says, ‘I don’t want to do the exact same show. But I’ll rant; it’ll be similar.’”

Plans also include a new interview series on Showtime, which is part of the CBS corporate family.

McManus noted that Rome brings a built-in following, with 2 million radio listeners and 600,000 Twitter followers. He said Rome’s show will be “the centerpiece of our daily live programming. We don’t have to develop the personality and buzz. He comes with that.”
 

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Yes, it won't be the same show but only because some (all?) of his panelists have to follow a no-compete clause with ESPN.
 

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I can see where his show will be very similar to the old one -- he's basically a one-trick pony, isn't he?

A very successful pony, but ....
 
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