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Marcus
12-03-2012, 04:42 PM
link (http://www.dailygazette.com/weblogs/schott/2012/dec/02/nfl-pregame-show-week-13-sound-bites-cbs-the-nfl-t/)

►JIM ROME GIVES HIS TAKE ON PRETENDERS AND CONTENDERS

There are no super teams in the NFL this year, just a handful of very good teams. There are pretenders, contenders and one team to beat. You can't call the Chicago Bears a contender when they're not even the best team in their own division. They don't beat Green Bay with Jay Cutler, and they won't beat anyone without him – pretender.

So much to like about the Texans, a game-breaking running back in Arian Foster, a game changing pass rusher in J.J. Watt, but a defense that's hemorrhaging that just made Chad Henne look like John Elway –pretender.

The Broncos are a force because Von Miller is a freak. And if they'd can get to the second round with Tim Tebow playing quarterback, think how far they'll get with a quarterback playing quarterback – contender.

As usual, with the Patriots, it's time Tom Brady, and his tight ends and a bunch of ghosts on defense. Their window has already slammed shut. They just don't know it – pretender.

I asked Aaron Rodgers if his team is Super Bowl good. He said not yet. He’s right. He's the best player in the game, but even he can't win a Super Bowl lying on his back. Not yet, not this year – pretender.

As for the quarterback issue in San Francisco, Jim Harbaugh can start himself, for all I care. As long as he starts Willis, Bowman, Smith and Smith on defense, nobody wants any part of the dudes in gold helmets –contender.

The Atlanta Falcons haven't shown up for a playoff game in the last two years. This year they finally ball- up because they finally D-up, ask Drew Brees – contender.

I love Ray Rice converting a fourth-and-29 for the Ravens. I hate that he needed it to beat the Chargers. Joe Flacco's mojo doesn't travel – pretender.

If I have to call my shot, I'm calling it on the 7‑4 snake in the grass, New York Giants. Nobody in sports flips the switch like the G-men. Get to January and ride or die with Eli, his freaky wide-outs and the QB killers on the D‑line. If I'm rolling with one team, I'm getting behind Big Blue.

Allstar
12-03-2012, 04:46 PM
Patriots and Texans, both pretenders, happened to miraculously beat Denver, a contender.

DocBar
12-03-2012, 04:46 PM
So much to like about the Texans, a game-breaking running back in Arian Foster, a game changing pass rusher in J.J. Watt, but a defense that's hemorrhaging that just made Chad Henne look like John Elway –pretender.
:overreact:
:wadepalm:
'nuff said

Goatcheese
12-03-2012, 04:47 PM
If they don't get the pass defense worked out soon, I can't really argue with him. Imagine having to face The Fivehead again in the playoffs with the way things are now compared to how they played with a fully healthy defense. It would be ugly.

Luckily, they've still got a few weeks to work things out and get healthy.

Thorn
12-03-2012, 04:49 PM
Everybody's got an opinion. :lol:

DocBar
12-03-2012, 04:51 PM
If they don't get the pass defense worked out soon, I can't really argue with him. Imagine having to face The Fivehead again in the playoffs with the way things are now compared to how they played with a fully healthy defense. It would be ugly.

Luckily, they've still got a few weeks to work things out and get healthy.If we face The Fivehead again, it'll be in Reliant Stadium. Eardrums will be destroyed and so will The Fivehead's mojo. Can you imagine how loud that stadium will be with the Texans facing Peyton Manning in the playoffs? :kingkong:

Allstar
12-03-2012, 04:52 PM
Might as well piggyback this thread and post Peter King's top 5 teams: (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/peter_king/12/02/week-13/index.html#ixzz2E0npuNWy)

Fine Fifteen

1. New England (9-3). What a schedule over the next two months, of games scheduled and not (yet) scheduled. Tick ... tick ... tick.

2. Houston (11-1). Just seven days until Texans-Pats, Monday-nighter, Foxboro.

3. San Francisco (8-3-1). Just 13 days until Niners-Pats, Sunday-nighter, Foxboro.

4. Denver (9-3). Just 48 days until Broncos-Pats, AFC Championship Game, Foxboro.

5. Atlanta (11-1). Just 62 days until Falcons-Pats, Super Bowl XLVII, New Orleans.

michaelm
12-03-2012, 04:52 PM
It's hard for me to understand how I used to listen to his show.... it's time for Mr. Rome, to ride into the sunset with his millions, if you ask me...

Playoffs
12-03-2012, 04:52 PM
Rome missed on the "do not suck" part.

paycheck71
12-03-2012, 04:54 PM
I stopped caring about what this guy thinks around the time this classic ********* beatdown aired.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=uczUKTwgqeY#t=42s

michaelm
12-03-2012, 04:54 PM
Rome missed on the "do not suck" part.

Nice take, Playoffs.

"Rack Him!"

Texans_Chick
12-03-2012, 04:56 PM
Wait, is there a BCS for the NFL that determines who will play whom for the Super Bowl?

No?

Well then.....


DDDOOOOONNNN'T CAAAAAAAARE

Texan_Bill
12-03-2012, 04:59 PM
It's hard for me to understand how I used to listen to his show.... it's time for Mr. Rome, to ride into the sunset with his millions, if you ask me...

His act is so not fresh...

srrono
12-03-2012, 05:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=57W05-oopNA

TEXANRED
12-03-2012, 05:03 PM
Jim Rome is probably still pissed cus his show was dropped in Houston.

thunderkyss
12-03-2012, 05:10 PM
link (http://www.dailygazette.com/weblogs/schott/2012/dec/02/nfl-pregame-show-week-13-sound-bites-cbs-the-nfl-t/)
If I have to call my shot, I'm calling it on the 7‑4 snake in the grass, New York Giants. Nobody in sports flips the switch like the G-men. Get to January and ride or die with Eli, his freaky wide-outs and the QB killers on the D‑line. If I'm rolling with one team, I'm getting behind Big Blue.


I'm not going to lie. If the Giants do it again this year, I'll be a believer. Last year I called on the Giants to be the NFC representative, because they were the most veteran team, their offense was clicking this time last year, and their defense was getting healthy.

This year, I'm just not seeing it. Their offense is hot & cold to me. Last year's xfactor (Victor Cruz) is just another receiver this year. I feel like their defense is trying to be what they were last year & it just don't work that way. Last year was last year. Like Jj Watt. I think he forgot last year a long time ago & he's trying to be the best he can now. While doing so, he totally blew last year out of the water.

I honestly thought the 49ers were going to the Super Bowl, but with the QB monkey wrench they threw in there it's wide open.

AFC wise. It's Denver. They're playing the best right now & they're getting better.

I'm not counting the Texans out. If we secure the bye week I think we stand a very good chance. I'm not worried about Jjo getting into "game shape" He can come in with no practice if he's healthy & be that guy we need him to be. I'm not worried about Brooks Reed. He's depth, we need him in the rotation, but I want to see Merci & Barwin grow in there current roles. I'm not worried about McCain, he's been taking a beating all year. He's a warrior, I like him, but I'd rather Brandon Harris grows into that role.

Our biggest issue is ILB. Sounds like we're going with Sharpton. He needs to grow in that role (MIKE). I don't know what the plans are for Dobbins & Rudd. I don't know which I prefer. But whoever it is, he needs to grow.

The only thing I'm worried about up front, is staying healthy. Those guys give it up every down, of every game. Leaving nothing on the field & it's just Jj, Antonio, & Crick. And they are all important, very important.

All that said, these guys don't quit, they find a way to keep us in the game, & the best team in the NFL is going to have a rough day when they're playing them boys from Kirby.

Thorn
12-03-2012, 05:13 PM
It's nice that we can actually believe the Texans can make the Super Bowl. That in itself is a huge change from our past.

thunderkyss
12-03-2012, 05:21 PM
It's nice that we can actually believe the Texans can make the Super Bowl.

I've always thought that.

:texan:

May have been a little delusional.

:tinfoil:

Corrosion
12-03-2012, 05:30 PM
Patriots and Texans, both pretenders, happened to miraculously beat Denver, a contender.

I can understand his reasoning for calling the Texans pretenders at this point a defense that is hemoraging because of all the injuries.

They ran out their 5th and 6th CB's yesterday against the Titans in the second half.
Four of their top 5 LBers are hurt too in Cushing , James , Reed and Dobbins and NT Cody was out for a while.

Thats about as close to a defense hemoraging as you can get ....

The fact that they have continued to post W's despite all those injuries does lead me to believe that Rome's opinion is wrong .... tho if they dont get some of these guy's back by playoff time and the quality of opponent improves .... we might be lookin for excuses again.


The Texans beat Denver when they were relatively healthy .... we're a long way from that now.

Whats In A Name
12-03-2012, 05:32 PM
Jim Rome is probably still pissed cus his show was dropped in Houston.

this

Double Barrel
12-03-2012, 05:44 PM
'eh, Rome has a point. An obvious point, of course, but still a valid point.

Defenses win championships most of the time. We will be facing teams that have QB leaders who are experienced in the post-season, many who have won championships. Our coverage is our Achilles heel. Manning and Brady could have field days if we cannot get consistent pressure on them.

Another factor: I dig Schaub, but let's face it, he's a playoff virgin right now. We just don't know how he will perform until he actually does it. I've got faith in the man, but it's blind faith simply because we have never seen him play in January.

I'm as hopeful as anyone about the Texans, but I'm also pragmatic and a cynic about Houston football teams in the playoffs. We have NEVER had a great playoff team in this city, so please excuse my nature in that regard.

11-1 has us high as kites. But come January, 12 teams start a new season at 0-0. Regular season is a means to an end, and certainly having home-field throughout is a valid goal. But that, in and of itself, does not win games.

At least we have last season for some experience. Just hope Schaub continues to shine and our defense can hide it's injury warts.

GO TEXANS! :texflag:

thunderkyss
12-03-2012, 05:48 PM
The fact that they have continued to post W's despite all those injuries does lead me to believe that Rome's opinion is wrong .... tho if they dont get some of these guy's back by playoff time and the quality of opponent improves .... we might be lookin for excuses again.


The Texans beat Denver when they were relatively healthy .... we're a long way from that now.

I think the Ws just tells you how good our coaches are. Across the board. I don't think Rome is necessarily wrong, he calls it like he sees it. Like you said, this is not the same team that beat the Broncos & those aren't the same Broncos we beat. We were the veteran team then. We were the team with continuity & team veterans. Now, it's completely flopped. They're perfecting their schemes & packages they've been installing since September.

We're still trying to figure out who is going to start next 6 days.

We've got time now, to close that gap by the time we have to see them in the play-offs. If we see them in the play-offs and it's going to be a whole new game.

ArlingtonTexan
12-03-2012, 05:57 PM
I stopped caring about what this guy thinks around the time this classic ********* beatdown aired.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=uczUKTwgqeY#t=42s

Ah the fresh 1994 video, that somebody posts literally everytime somebody mentions Jim Rome.

Anyway, never convinced that there was not some pro wrestling fraud to this. i mean dude didn't actually become 'famous' until after this thing happened.

Big Lou
12-03-2012, 06:04 PM
He's a talk show host, thats about it.

He can say all he wants, so we had two rough games defensively, so what, guess what Jim, we WE STILL WON.....

San Fran, one of his quote unquote contenders:
Lost and tied a 5-6-1 Rams
Lost to a 6-6 Vikings
Lost to a solid GB, and NY
So what makes them a solid contender compared to us.

Denver
Lost to Prentender #1: Houston
Lost to Prentender #2: New England
Lost to a "Contender": Atlanta
In all honesty, Denver scares me, but we still beat them, and matched up well against them, and match ups result in records, and records are what matter, not douche bag hosts.


In what universe do contenders get beat by prentenders and still get to be considered better?

Guys a loser, Houston isn't perfect, but guess what they aren't a prentender, hard to get to 11-1 as a pretender. Only Prentender is this is Jim Rome, so suck it Rome.

EllisUnit
12-03-2012, 06:05 PM
His reason we are pretenders is because Henne had a good game against us :kitten:. This dude is a dumb ass.

We are tied for the best record in the NFL, Went to Detroit, Chicago, NY, DENVER and won. Are undefeated on the road. This guy is the bigges sprotscaster joke i have ever seen.

Showtime100
12-03-2012, 06:12 PM
He's a talk show host, thats about it.

He can say all he wants, so we had two rough games defensively, so what, guess what Jim, we WE STILL WON.....

San Fran, one of his quote unquote contenders:
Lost and tied a 5-6-1 Rams
Lost to a 6-6 Vikings
Lost to a solid GB, and NY
So what makes them a solid contender compared to us.

Denver
Lost to Prentender #1: Houston
Lost to Prentender #2: New England
Lost to a "Contender": Atlanta
In all honesty, Denver scares me, but we still beat them, and matched up well against them, and match ups result in records, and records are what matter, not douche bag hosts.


In what universe do contenders get beat by prentenders and still get to be considered better?

Guys a loser, Houston isn't perfect, but guess what they aren't a prentender, hard to get to 11-1 as a pretender. Only Prentender is this is Jim Rome, so suck it Rome.

San Francisco beat Green Bay, just pointing that out. :)

Big Lou
12-03-2012, 06:15 PM
San Francisco beat Green Bay, just pointing that out. :)

Oops, I didn't mean to type GB, I was double checking them on NFL.com, and mixed them up with the Vikes, even though I listed them as well.

NastyNate
12-03-2012, 06:21 PM
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Corrosion
12-03-2012, 06:29 PM
His reason we are pretenders is because Henne had a good game against us :kitten:. This dude is a dumb ass.

We are tied for the best record in the NFL, Went to Detroit, Chicago, NY, DENVER and won. Are undefeated on the road. This guy is the bigges sprotscaster joke i have ever seen.

His reason the Texans are pretenders is all the injuries on the defense.

CB 1 , 3 , 4 out.
OLB 2 out.
ILB 1 , 2 , 3 out.

Thats a lot of injuries for a team to sustain on one side of the ball and still win against elite competition.

Yes , they beat Denver and Chicago on the road .... but at the time they were healthy.

(I hate Rome , think he's a jackass)

EllisUnit
12-03-2012, 06:32 PM
His reason the Texans are pretenders is all the injuries on the defense.

CB 1 , 3 , 4 out.
OLB 2 out.
ILB 1 , 2 , 3 out.

Thats a lot of injuries for a team to sustain on one side of the ball and still win against elite competition.

Yes , they beat Denver and Chicago on the road .... but at the time they were healthy.

(I hate Rome , think he's a jackass)

considering all starters on D besides cushing will be back by the play-offs should not be reason enough to make us pretenders. Hell look at what we did last year with all the season ending injuries

Double Barrel
12-03-2012, 06:35 PM
Jim Rome is probably still pissed cus his show was dropped in Houston.

I think he's back on Houston airwaves in January. We have another sports radio station coming, iirc.

His reason the Texans are pretenders is all the injuries on the defense.

CB 1 , 3 , 4 out.
OLB 2 out.
ILB 1 , 2 , 3 out.

Thats a lot of injuries for a team to sustain on one side of the ball and still win against elite competition.

Yes , they beat Denver and Chicago on the road .... but at the time they were healthy.

(I hate Rome , think he's a jackass)

Exactly. I do not understand the butthurt for a professional sports entertainer doing his job. It's strange to see so many emotional replies because it rocks the boat. Do folks really think the Texans are perfect in every way? We've got flaws, no doubt about it, and Rome is just being Captain Obvious here.

I'm sure the Texans coaches are looking at these problems and trying to figure out ways to strengthen an obvious weakness. Coaches don't have time to be emotional about it.

Texan_Bill
12-03-2012, 06:41 PM
Jim Rome is probably still pissed cus his show was dropped in Houston.

this


Both of these. I knew he would rue the day he fired Travis Rodgers.... Especially in what was basically Rome's first major market...

Ryan
12-03-2012, 06:46 PM
Peter King's post was even funnier about the Broncos/Pats AFC championship game. Those two teams will likely play each other in the divisional round, and one of those teams is likely going to have to come through Reliant Stadium. Yeah good luck with that.

Marcus
12-03-2012, 06:46 PM
His reason the Texans are pretenders is all the injuries on the defense.

That's exactly the reason. And like someone else said, the Texans team that beat the Broncos earlier . . . neither one of them is the same team now.

You have to be both lucky (injuries) and good to make it all the way to the Super Bowl. Yeah, we're good enough, but the luck is showing signs that it is about to run out.

TexanSam
12-03-2012, 06:58 PM
That's exactly the reason. And like someone else said, the Texans team that beat the Broncos earlier . . . neither one of them is the same team now.

You have to be both lucky (injuries) and good to make it all the way to the Super Bowl. Yeah, we're good enough, but the luck is showing signs that it is about to run out.

Besides Cushing and now McCain though, none of the injuries we've suffered have been major. Yeah, guys have missed a game or two but by the time the postseason rolls most of the guys who have been out should be ready to go. Hopefully that final game doesn't mean anything either giving us more time to rest our starters.

Marcus
12-03-2012, 07:08 PM
Besides Cushing and now McCain though, none of the injuries we've suffered have been major. Yeah, guys have missed a game or two but by the time the postseason rolls most of the guys who have been out should be ready to go. Hopefully that final game doesn't mean anything either giving us more time to rest our starters.

I just wish I could wave that proverbial magic wand to keep any more injuries from taking place but I can't.

thunderkyss
12-03-2012, 07:22 PM
His reason we are pretenders is because Henne had a good game against us :kitten:. This dude is a dumb ass.

We are tied for the best record in the NFL, Went to Detroit, Chicago, NY, DENVER and won. Are undefeated on the road. This guy is the bigges sprotscaster joke i have ever seen.

Anybody got Atlanta as a favorite to be in the Super Bowl?

Anybody?

Anybody?

:cricket:

It's the same thing, except they are playing better now than they did at the beginning of the year.

You know. It would be pretty funny to watch the Falcons win the Super Bowl in the Super Dome. That'll teach them Katrina fans.

thunderkyss
12-03-2012, 07:26 PM
considering all starters on D besides cushing will be back by the play-offs should not be reason enough to make us pretenders. Hell look at what we did last year with all the season ending injuries


The best thing for us, is for no one to believe. That's the team that wins. Always. It's always the team that nobody believed in.

silentassassin
12-03-2012, 07:32 PM
His reason we are pretenders is because Henne had a good game against us :kitten:. This dude is a dumb ass.

We are tied for the best record in the NFL, Went to Detroit, Chicago, NY, DENVER and won. Are undefeated on the road. This guy is the bigges sprotscaster joke i have ever seen.

Can't take most of these guys seriously. They're paid to entertain more than they are to actually analyze and give thoroughly informed opinions.

TheDream34
12-03-2012, 08:18 PM
So we have the same record as the Falcons and he calls them a contender and us a pretender, despite the fact that we've looked more impressive then they have. Ok Jim lol.

thunderkyss
12-03-2012, 08:37 PM
So we have the same record as the Falcons and he calls them a contender and us a pretender, despite the fact that we've looked more impressive then they have. Ok Jim lol.

I think it is his opinion that the Falcons have looked more impressive lately than we have.

GP
12-03-2012, 08:57 PM
Atlanta is just Detroit, but one peg higher on the clutch scale.

Detroit can't close anybody out in the reg season. The Falcons wait until they get to the playoffs before they begin failing to close opponents out.

The NFC doesn't look nearly as tough as it did at the first of the season. And the AFC looks like it has multiple teams that could win the SB, to me.

thunderkyss
12-03-2012, 09:10 PM
The NFC doesn't look nearly as tough as it did at the first of the season. And the AFC looks like it has multiple teams that could win the SB, to me.

That's the main reason I dug up the 5 best team thread. Like you, I think 3 of the top 5 are AFC teams. The Saints aren't who we thought they were. The NFC East isn't, & the NFC North just beat the heck out of each other.

Some people still got the NFC with 3 of the top 5, but most, I think favor the AFC.

TheMatrix31
12-03-2012, 09:11 PM
lol Jim Rome. What a jabroni.

GP
12-03-2012, 09:16 PM
lol Jim Rome. What a jabroni.

It's sad that there are literally hundreds of thousands of his fellow doosh nozzles out there who have made him filthy rich for being a doosh nozzle.

He's that P.O.S. we all knew in high school that always had a smart mouth and certain people thought it was awesome...so he had a cult following. Except now he got to be a celebrity and people think he's super awesome now.

I always tried to listen to his radio show off and on, and could never EVER get into it. I'd turn it off 10 minutes into it. The dead air, the inside jokes, the horrible pacing of his speech. How he got big is a mystery to me. Doosh nozzles made him big, I guess.

Texecutioner
12-03-2012, 10:21 PM
One of the dumbest written pieces on the current teams. No surprise that it came from Jim Rome.

How are the Texans defense as bad as he says they are because of two games?? I guess the rest of the season doesn't count ha?? The Texans have a top 5 defense and have play makers all over this defense.

And the Patriots are straight pretenders?? Yeah, a team that has made it to 5 SB's with the best QB of all time?? The Patriots offense has destroyed every team in the league in over all points scored and not one team is even close to catching them.

If the Giants don't make it to the playoffs, the Packers could still turn it on and make it to the SB.

Big Lou
12-03-2012, 10:24 PM
I think he's back on Houston airwaves in January. We have another sports radio station coming, iirc.



Exactly. I do not understand the butthurt for a professional sports entertainer doing his job. It's strange to see so many emotional replies because it rocks the boat. Do folks really think the Texans are perfect in every way? We've got flaws, no doubt about it, and Rome is just being Captain Obvious here.

I'm sure the Texans coaches are looking at these problems and trying to figure out ways to strengthen an obvious weakness. Coaches don't have time to be emotional about it.

Yeh I was a little mad at myself for posting mad, but he just rubs me the wrong way. He is just such a know it all, I know that's his job, but maybe it's just the way he says it. His tone and hyperbole maybe. Just the fact that he calls an 11-1 team pretenders is a little over the top. A 4-1, or 4-0 team sure talk crap about them, but 11-1, that's a quality team.

thunderkyss
12-03-2012, 10:37 PM
Yeh I was a little mad at myself for posting mad, but he just rubs me the wrong way. He is just such a know it all, I know that's his job, but maybe it's just the way he says it. His tone and hyperbole maybe. Just the fact that he calls an 11-1 team pretenders is a little over the top. A 4-1, or 4-0 team sure talk crap about them, but 11-1, that's a quality team.

I think his delivery is intended to excite that emotion.

MEGA SWATT
12-03-2012, 11:23 PM
So the Broncos are contenders??, yet they lost to two pretenders - the Texans and Pats...:wadepalm: Their best win is week 1 over the steelers.:lol: That's it. Beating the Saints this year means nothing. They also couldn't beat Atlanta:bravo:

Atlanta - who have they played - their best win was over the Broncos in week 2, that's it. :lol:

I say that SF is in trouble now with their QB issues. GB is better than he says they are - according to him this pretending team "exposed" the texans:wadepalm:

He hangs his hat on the team that just lost to a rook qb - mmm kay.

Brisco_County
12-04-2012, 10:46 PM
Bill Parcels once said, "You are what your record says you are."

Jim Rome says an 11-1 team is a pretender.

Who are you going to believe?

Big Lou
12-04-2012, 11:19 PM
"If I have to call my shot, I'm calling it on the 7‑4 snake in the grass, New York Giants. Nobody in sports flips the switch like the G-men. Get to January and ride or die with Eli, his freaky wide-outs and the QB killers on the D‑line. If I'm rolling with one team, I'm getting behind Big Blue."

Hey Jim Big Blue sure looked good last night!

Don't get me wrong I think the Giants are a good team, but the "contender" got beat by a team with a losing record until they beat by team with a losing record, and are 7-5.

TheMatrix31
12-04-2012, 11:33 PM
Bill Parcels once said, "You are what your record says you are."

Jim Rome says an 11-1 team is a pretender.

Who are you going to believe?


Both are wrong, actually.

Hervoyel
12-05-2012, 10:10 AM
It's sad that there are literally hundreds of thousands of his fellow doosh nozzles out there who have made him filthy rich for being a doosh nozzle.

He's that P.O.S. we all knew in high school that always had a smart mouth and certain people thought it was awesome...so he had a cult following. Except now he got to be a celebrity and people think he's super awesome now.

I always tried to listen to his radio show off and on, and could never EVER get into it. I'd turn it off 10 minutes into it. The dead air, the inside jokes, the horrible pacing of his speech. How he got big is a mystery to me. Doosh nozzles made him big, I guess.


I'm the same way about him.

I hate sports-talk radio because the hosts are usually not very good and the callers are imbecils mostly who want to talk about point spreads (I don't gamble) and fantasy football (I don't play it).

At the same time I love sports-talk radio because it's one of the few places I can actually hear about the stuff I'm interested in (albeit in small quantities packed in between imbecils talking about point spreads and their fantasy football teams (and John McClain dropping names of people he thinks are important who he had dinner with).

Jim Rome's schtick is even worse because of all the things you mentioned and because his army of fans all call in trying to be him. It's mind-numbing to listen to someone trying to race through a bunch of ****ty "takes" hoping that their idol doesn't cut them off because "they suck" (how can anyone tell the difference on that show? They all suck). From time to time he does an interview with someone you want to hear talk but even then you have to put up with his smarmy attitude. It's just not worth it.

Errant Hothy
12-05-2012, 10:19 AM
Rome on a mobile > Rome himself.

Beyond that Rome is a personality ala Skip, if anybody listens to those idiots for anything other than entertainment values; than you are doing yourself a disservice.

BullNation4Life
12-05-2012, 10:19 AM
Jim Rome is the biggest pretender on the airwaves...

So in a way, I guess it takes a pretender to know a pretender?

11-1 Jimmy!

Out...

Double Barrel
12-05-2012, 10:23 AM
Yeh I was a little mad at myself for posting mad, but he just rubs me the wrong way. He is just such a know it all, I know that's his job, but maybe it's just the way he says it. His tone and hyperbole maybe. Just the fact that he calls an 11-1 team pretenders is a little over the top. A 4-1, or 4-0 team sure talk crap about them, but 11-1, that's a quality team.

Yeah, I understand. He's just another talking head blabbing opinions, which we all know the old saying about everyone has one and they all stink.

He writes this stuff to get people to talk about him, and judging by this thread, it's working.

Besides, I like that people doubt our team. It keeps them from reading the hype and letting their guard down. I get kinda' scared when everyone is propping the Texans. The last time that happened we got our asses kicked by Green Bay.

I think his delivery is intended to excite that emotion.

Yep. His ratings are dependent on it.

Dawgnme
12-05-2012, 10:27 AM
As for the quarterback issue in San Francisco, Jim Harbaugh can start himself, for all I care. As long as he starts Willis, Bowman, Smith and Smith on defense, nobody wants any part of the dudes in gold helmets – contender.


I'm the Rams and I approved this message.

Man, ehf Jim Rome - that unentertaining pr!ck lives in the mouths of his impersonators only. The next time he's relevant will be the first time.

michaelm
12-05-2012, 01:27 PM
Besides, I like that people doubt our team. It keeps them from reading the hype and letting their guard down. I get kinda' scared when everyone is propping the Texans. The last time that happened we got our asses kicked by Green Bay.


Co-sign.

Hardcore Texan
12-05-2012, 01:29 PM
I think it's funny that he references the Broncos making it to the second round with Tebow at QB, and uses that as a point of how they are contenders even moreso with Manning.

But no mention of the Texans clinching our division last season, and making it to the SAME second round barely getting beat by the all-mighty Ravens with a 3rd string ROOKIE QB.

Um....:rake:.....so, yeah.

GP
12-05-2012, 01:34 PM
I'm the same way about him.

I hate sports-talk radio because the hosts are usually not very good and the callers are imbecils mostly who want to talk about point spreads (I don't gamble) and fantasy football (I don't play it).

At the same time I love sports-talk radio because it's one of the few places I can actually hear about the stuff I'm interested in (albeit in small quantities packed in between imbecils talking about point spreads and their fantasy football teams (and John McClain dropping names of people he thinks are important who he had dinner with).

Jim Rome's schtick is even worse because of all the things you mentioned and because his army of fans all call in trying to be him. It's mind-numbing to listen to someone trying to race through a bunch of ****ty "takes" hoping that their idol doesn't cut them off because "they suck" (how can anyone tell the difference on that show? They all suck). From time to time he does an interview with someone you want to hear talk but even then you have to put up with his smarmy attitude. It's just not worth it.

You know what would absolutely thrill me?

LOL. If we DID win the Super Bowl, and he had JJ Watt on his show afterwards. And what if JJ took the chance to engage in some payback.

Jim: JJ Watt, so good to have you here. How are you?

JJ: I"m great.

Jim: You know, JJ, today I wanted to ask you abou...(JJ interrupts him)

JJ: Hey Jim. You know what I can't get out of my head? It's the funnies thing. In fact, it's my favorite Jim Rome moment of all time. Guess.

Jim: Err, uhh...I give up.

JJ: When you called Jim Everett "CHRIS" and he threw the table at you and jumped on top of you and you were all freaking out, thinking it was the end of your life. Ya know, because you were so aggressive toward him and it backfired on you. You are like "Hellllllp!!!!" ha ha ha ! Best ever.

Jim: Seriously?

JJ: Yeah, Jim. Seriously. Hey Jim, call me Chris.

Jim: Dude. What? Are you...

JJ: CALL ME CHRIS, Jim. Do it. Call me Chris.

Jim: (Awkward silence)

That would be awesome. JJ taking his ass to task. Random psychotic moment.

GP
12-05-2012, 01:41 PM
Elvis when he was fat and on drugs in Vegas at the end of his career/life, he had that penthouse suite at the casino where he performed.

Jimmy Dean went up there to see him about maybe writing a song for him or some such stuff. Elvis didn't come out from his bedroom to see Jimmy Dean until like a long long time. Outrageously long.

When Elvis emerged, Jimmy was incensed and screamed and said to Elvis "I oughtta' just walk right out of here for treating me like this, Elvis!"

Elvis drew a pistol from his hip holster and shoved to Jimmy' head and said cooly "I oughtta' blow your damn head off for talking to me like that, Jimmy."

Jimmy proceeds to **** his pants right then and there.

Elvis, as quickly as he ended that sentence, holsters his pistol, slaps Jimmy on the back and says, while laughing a belly laugh, "Aw hell, Jimmy. I'm just kidding you. What did you want to talk about?"

Yeah, basically Jim Rome needs a Jimmy Dean moment again. IMO. JJ Watt could pull that off, too. Minus the firearm, of course. ;)

Nitrofish
12-06-2012, 08:44 AM
AFC wise. It's Denver. They're playing the best right now & they're getting better.



Really do not see how you or others think Denver is anything but a pretender. Look at the teams they are playing. Is it any wonder they are winning in the AFC West?

They have lost to all of the Playoff teams they have faced, and please do not give me the "They were getting used to Peyton" bit and have gotten better either.

Aren't the other teams that already beat them also better now. or is it only the Broncos who get better as the season progresses?

My take on Rome and Peter King is that hey are both blow hards. Rome more than King, but blow hards just the same. Hasn't King always been a Peyton fan boy?

thunderkyss
12-06-2012, 09:06 AM
Aren't the other teams that already beat them also better now. or is it only the Broncos who get better as the season progresses?



Due to injury, the Texans, Patriots, & Ravens are not as good as the teams they were 4 weeks ago. We're still pretty good, I think better off than the Pats & the Ravens & I'd put money on those games were we to play them now (or Monday). But if we were playing the Broncos now, I think it will be a longshot for us to win.

JCTexan
12-06-2012, 11:32 AM
Due to injury, the Texans, Patriots, & Ravens are not as good as the teams they were 4 weeks ago. We're still pretty good, I think better off than the Pats & the Ravens & I'd put money on those games were we to play them now (or Monday). But if we were playing the Broncos now, I think it will be a longshot for us to win.

Based on what? The best team they have played on their current seven game winning streak is Cincinnati. They are 0-3 against the superior teams in the league (Atl, Hou, Ne). Maybe we should wait and see how they do against Baltimore first?

thunderkyss
12-06-2012, 11:43 AM
Based on what? The best team they have played on their current seven game winning streak is Cincinnati. They are 0-3 against the superior teams in the league (Atl, Hou, Ne). Maybe we should wait and see how they do against Baltimore first?

I'm just going by what I see when I watch them play. It's NOT a knock on us if the Broncos are playing better than we are right now. We've got the all important "score-board" on them. We've got the better record. But our injuries appear to have slowed us down where they appear to be getting better every game.

I think we're going to get some players back before the play-offs. I believe the reserve guys who were forced into play will be better than they are now by the time we get to our play-off games. So all is not lost.

The people questioning our defense over the last 3 games aren't making stuff up, there are concerns. Our offense has been showing issues with staying on the field recently.

We are not playing our best football right now & anyone who thinks differently is fooling themselves.

Marcus
12-06-2012, 11:47 AM
Based on what? The best team they have played on their current seven game winning streak is Cincinnati. They are 0-3 against the superior teams in the league (Atl, Hou, Ne). Maybe we should wait and see how they do against Baltimore first?

I think what he's basing it on, is two things ....

1) Our defense, because of injuries, is not as good.
2) Peyton has gotten better, much better.

JCTexan
12-06-2012, 01:05 PM
I'm just going by what I see when I watch them play. It's NOT a knock on us if the Broncos are playing better than we are right now. We've got the all important "score-board" on them. We've got the better record. But our injuries appear to have slowed us down where they appear to be getting better every game.

I think we're going to get some players back before the play-offs. I believe the reserve guys who were forced into play will be better than they are now by the time we get to our play-off games. So all is not lost.

The people questioning our defense over the last 3 games aren't making stuff up, there are concerns. Our offense has been showing issues with staying on the field recently.

We are not playing our best football right now & anyone who thinks differently is fooling themselves.

Of course they are getting better. They played a tough schedule out of the gate where they played Houston, New England and Atlanta and lost all three. After they lost to New England they've gone on a current seven game winning streak where the best teams they've played are Tampa Bay & Cincinnati. They play Baltimore next week, I'm reserving my judgement on Denver until that game is over.

Yankee_In_TX
12-06-2012, 01:09 PM
Jim who?

Rey
12-06-2012, 01:10 PM
Does every team in the NFL look at other teams and protest that they aren't playing anybody...??

GP
12-06-2012, 01:10 PM
Of course they are getting better. They played a tough schedule out of the gate where they played Houston, New England and Atlanta and lost all three. After they lost to New England they've gone on a current seven game winning streak where the best teams they've played are Tampa Bay & Cincinnati. They play Baltimore next week, I'm reserving my judgement on Denver until that game is over.

I wouldn't even base it on how they do against Baltimore, actually.

There's New England and Houston in the top tier.

I've got Baltimore and Denver in the second tier.

Then there's teams like the Bengals and Colts who are the favorites for Wild Card berths. They're tier 3.

I think that's fair. There's been enough reg season to say that, records and "how a team wins" aside, we can tell which teams are in those tiers.