800-jim-rome

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  1. Peau de Soie

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    I figured they had lucked out that it was available and bought it as a prank, but they recapped the story last month.

    Apparently N&A went on the air reciting the number numerically for 4 months before a CALLER mentioned quietly that their number spelled JIM-ROME. They were both surprised to find that was correct.

    Brick later learned from the suits that they had re-used an existing company number. (The implication was that Jim Rome, a sports guy, had done a radio show for the same company at one time.) But apparently they never told Flick and Sparky what the number meant.

    (It's possible, I suppose, that they didn't have that many 800 numbers and nobody actually realized its history when they reassigned it. Just really funny that it ended up on another "sports" show.)

    Anyhow, that's a recap for those who, like me, didn't know the history.

    If I knew who Jim Rome was I'm sure I'd find it even funnier. :)
     
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    I think Jim Rome might be on ESPN now.

    He was another radio douche who came to fame about 10 years ago. I was dating a guy at the time who said if I was a Howard fan, I'd LOVE Jim Rome. Um, noooooo.
     
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    Jim Rome is syndicated nationally. He 's huge.
     
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    And yet doesn't control his 800 number. :)

    Artie is a phone name squatter. :)
     
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    I've always found Jim Rome incredibly sexy.
     
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    [video=youtube;uczUKTwgqeY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uczUKTwgqeY[/video]
     
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    Great Video.
    Never Heard of Jim Rome until the N&A show.


    This still is from the end of the video:dontknow:
    JimRome.jpg
     
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    What a great video! I still don't know who any of those people are though. :)

    "I love, not to KNOW!" < /chrisrock >
     
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    It sounds like I might be in the minority (and Nick and Artie don't sound like fans, either), but I find Jim Rome to be pretty funny. He plays this kind of "intentionally obnoxious" angle....or maybe that's just the way he is. Just seems like an elaborate joke to me, though. Either way, I'm looking for entertainment, not a best friend, and he delivers.