August 26, 1994 |
Jim Everett, playing only the first half, completed 10 of 14 passes for 150 yards, an interception and a touchdown in helping the New Orleans Saints (1-3) to their first exhibition victory, 28-10, over the Dallas Cowboys (2-3) at the Superdome. Everett's touchdown pass was a 49-yarder to Torrance Small.
April 23, 1994
Chris Dufresne's commentary on Jim Rome was right on the mark. Not only was Rome guilty of goading Jim Everett, his self-defense skills were pathetic. The frozen-with-terror look in Rome's eyes as Everett approached was the most laughable attempt at fisticuffs since Prince duked it out with Clarence Williams III in "Purple Rain." "Pick on someone your own size!" could never be applied to Rome. He would probably be an underdog in a bout with Richard Simmons. Thanks for the memory, Van Smack.
April 16, 1994
Is it not surprising to find the "male jock mentality" so alive and well in the world of athletics? Jim Rome's labeling of former Ram quarterback Jim Everett as cowardly by nicknaming him "Chris" Everett is part of an all-too-familiar pattern. It characterizes male athletes as "weak" by referring to them as girls. In fact, The Times called the reference "an obvious affront to Everett's manhood." The news media choose to focus upon the spectacle of the event without ever focusing on Rome's behavior as objectionably archaic and demeaning.
April 16, 1994
Re Howard Rosenberg on Jim Rome/Jim Everett ("Can't Put Down C-SPAN's 'Booknotes,' " April 8): It is interesting to me that Rosenberg has no qualms about endorsing Everett's physical violence against someone he (Rosenberg) obviously doesn't like--Rome. Would his attitude be the same if the victim were someone whom he admired? I wonder if Rosenberg has made the effort to watch any more of Rome's work other than the "bite" that was shown after the Everett incident. I have. As an avid radio-sports talk-show listener (and Rome fan)
April 12, 1994 |
The black eye Jim Everett had targeted for Jim Rome's face during a talk-show confrontation last week missed, regrettably, landing instead on the already swollen face of journalism. The proliferation of tabloid talk has so blurred the lines of the legitimate and the fringe as to raise rightful concerns about the meandering boundaries of the First Amendment.
April 8, 1994 |
Jim Rome didn't apologize Thursday, and neither did Jim Everett. Both Rome, the TV and radio talk-show host, and Everett, the former Ram quarterback, defended their positions in their Wednesday night confrontation during a live interview on ESPN2's "Talk 2" program in Hollywood. Rome defended his questioning of Everett, who pushed aside a table and knocked the talk show host to the floor.
April 7, 1994 |
Former Ram quarterback Jim Everett, upset by comments made by ESPN2 talk show host Jim Rome during a live interview Wednesday night, attacked Rome in the network's Hollywood studio. Everett became upset when Rome repeatedly called him "Chris Evert," a reference to the female tennis star and Everett's questionable courage to take a hit, during an interview on "Talk 2." Everett shoved a table between them away and knocked Rome backward off his chair. Everett then jumped on Rome.