The latest Jim Rome rant... and he is pi***sed off...

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by DoyleG, Aug 15, 2002.

  1. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
    Staff Member

    FC Edmonton
    Canada
    Jan 11, 2002
    Victoria, BC
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    FC Edmonton
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    Canada
  2. Crazy_Quakes_Fan

    Crazy_Quakes_Fan New Member

    Jul 23, 2002
    San Mateo, CA
    Has Rome (I'm sure he has, I just want to know) ever stated why he hates soccer? It seems he's just a typical American soccer-hater...it's 'gay,' boring, etc.
     
  3. Deimos

    Deimos Member

    Apr 23, 1999
    Louisville, KY, USA
    So what?
     
  4. Bajoro

    Bajoro Member+

    Sep 10, 2000
    The Inland Empire
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If we all just ignore him, he will go away.

    (Just like Donohue is going away on MSNBC.)
     
  5. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Heck, it's no different than half the posts I read here.
     
  6. TeamUSA

    TeamUSA Member

    Nov 24, 1999
    Tianjin, China
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Jimmy Rome __________!

    A: Sucks

    B: Blows

    C: Swallows

    D: All of the above
     
  7. TheMutts

    TheMutts New Member

    May 19, 2002
    Pittsburgh
    Thats a quality post Mike!
     
  8. Matteo

    Matteo New Member

    Jul 21, 1999
    i read the article. and i have to say, i don't believe he is serious. it's too funny to be serious. :D
     
  9. CrazyF.C.

    CrazyF.C. New Member

    Jun 15, 2001
    Washington D.C.
    you know, he's actually right. Fifa rankings are probably the most flawed ranking system out there. We aren't top 10. This is hardly the worst thing I've ever read.
     
  10. Dave

    Dave New Member

    Jul 31, 1999
    Omaha NE USA
    Hey guys, negative attention (which I think is mostly tongue in cheek) is better than NO attention. Can you imagine him or any other national talk show host mentioning this at any other time before now? I think that Romey is a closet soccer fan...I think he just likes to get our goat. If he truly hated soccer, he would NEVER mention the FIFA rankings, thats for sure.
     
  11. ssanchez

    ssanchez Member

    Oct 15, 2000
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree with dave what is amazing is that he even noticed it except for us completely phyco posters that gather here to debate things from team names to how the front office is going to attract more fans (things that dont concern any other fans but us) there is no coverage on it. REality US top 15 top 10 ............. we will meet, but not yet, not yet
     
  12. monster

    monster Member

    Oct 19, 1999
    Hanover, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who is Jim Rome?
     
  13. mnthunder

    mnthunder Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    Guatemala
    Oh no. Jim Rome is one of the most intelligent American minds of his generation, if he doesn't like soccer it must be a lame sport.
     
  14. Jabo

    Jabo Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Washington, DC
    spot on Mike! Those were my thoughts exactly "True"
     
  15. jd2084

    jd2084 New Member

    Aug 1, 2001
    Rhode Island
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The sad thing is that Rome is actually right here. We don't deserve to be #10 in the world and the FIFA world rankings are a crock. The only thing that can be said about the FIFA rankings is that at least it doesn't determine who the world champ is.
     
  16. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
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    DC United
    I wonder what Rome's handle on BigSoccer is. Seriously, this reads like a post in this forum, only without the spelling errors.

    Sachin
     
  17. GoDC

    GoDC Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Hamilton, VA
    But how the hell can Mexico be #6?? We kick their ass back home from Korea and they are ahead of us. Give me a break.
     
  18. flanoverseas

    flanoverseas New Member

    Mar 2, 2002
    Xandria
    Encyclopedia Galactica

    Big Soccer

    At the time of its inception, no one could have guessed the amount of influence that it would have on the American Media. Probably the most notable casualty of the Big Soccer wars was the disappearance one of America's greatest personalities.

    Often known to ridicule the best and only sport, soccer/football, Jim Rome never accurately gauged the power of the website faithfuls's pent up rage. All 200 users, one day just stopped listening to him, and he went away.
     
  19. Cabral

    Cabral New Member

    Jun 22, 2000
    Westport, CT
    I agree with Rome, FIFA ratings are full of it. Big deal.

    - Kevin
     
  20. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FIFA Rankings make for good Tabloid fodder. And you don't get much more Tabloid talk than Rome.
     
  21. jdm2662

    jdm2662 New Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    Hillside, IL
    Um, what do the FIFA rankings mean anyway? Portugal was ranked fifth before the World Cup.

    As for Jim Rome, he's a moron. Since I don't like him, I don't watch him. Hell, Chicago doesn't even carry his radio show. If I watched him to critize him, that's only helping him in the ratings.
     
  22. peledre

    peledre Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dear Jim,

    We still don't care what you think.
     
  23. Raider Red

    Raider Red Member

    Jul 30, 2002
    Dallas
    Just like in "Private Parts"

    ...when Howard's wife was a realtor and she was going around with the couple who were listening to his show (and were disgusted). She told them,

    "It's all just an act".

    Romey's just playing to his Joe Sixpack audience. He probably couldn't care less about soccer in real life.

    Come to think of it, I don't think anyone in the media truly HATES soccer, they just act like it to get people to listen/watch.
     
  24. jdm2662

    jdm2662 New Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    Hillside, IL
    Bingo, Red. Key word, more people to listen/watch. Also, they get more attention.
     

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