Details of Jim Rome's future with CBS emerged today when new boss Sean McManus showed up on Rome's radio show to discuss all the ways the Tiffany Network plans to exploit their acquisition.
With all this business about Jim Rome leaving ESPN today, we figured we should check in with Jim Everett, the Rams, Saints, and Chargers quarterback whom Rome repeatedly called "Chris" on ESPN2 in 1994. Everett charged Rome. The video endures on YouTube. Everett is now a financial professional in California.
So Jim Rome is going from ESPN to CBS Sports Network even though the Worldwide Leader had offered him a multi-year extension for Rome Is Burning. According to a source, Rome wanted out at least in part because of comments made by an ESPN executive in Those Guys Have All The Fun, the oral history published last year.
The network had offered him a multi-year deal to stay, but Rome turned it down. Rome Is Burning had been on ESPN since 2004, and Rome is said to be getting an "expanded role" at CBS Sports Network. Maybe ESPN can replace him with a show that includes Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless. Oh, wait. [The Big Lead]