09.26.07

Now Speaking On Behalf Of The Beer Industry, Jim Rome

Posted in Gridiron, Sports TV at 5:14 pm by

“if you need to take the edge off, pound a couple of beers. Last time I checked, that was still legal.”

That was Jim Rome’s typically sophisticated take on Michael Vick’s positive marijuana test.  On the same episode of “Rome Is Burning”, Fox Sports’ utterly repellent Andrew Siciliano opined, “maybe he wants to try out for the NBA.”

Other than pure vengance, what possible purpose is served by preventing the former Falcon from getting high?  He’s not an active member of any NFL and will soon be spending time in an institution where Rome’s beverage of choice won’t be on the menu.  As long as Vick is not operating heavy machinery or hosting an ESPN chat show, why should we begrudge him such a simple, victimless pleasure?

At the risk of getting all Mushnickian on your ass, that was a heck of a message for the kids who just got home from school. But if a real social conscience is too much to expect, how about full disclosure? To wit, this moron’s entire vocation is being propped up by beer advertising.  How many work hours / lives are lost per year to alcoholism compared to weed?

8 Responses to “Now Speaking On Behalf Of The Beer Industry, Jim Rome”

  1. Brian Schupp says:

    Jim Rome is the biggest hypocrite on ESPN, which speaks volumes! Only Sean Hamburger comes close to his level of stupidity!!

  2. kt says:

    michael vick’s positive pot test is a surprise to whom exactly? what did they think he was doing with it when he got busted with weed in that fake water bottle at the miami airport last year?

  3. matt says:

    i didn’t know that gc was all activist-pothead-madd-member…shit’s crazy.

  4. GC says:

    and the worst thing is, I was driving drunk when I wrote it.

  5. Alex says:

    RACK ‘EM!!!!1

    Romey looks pretty baked in the photo above.

  6. Mark Swiderski says:

    What was with that weird Motorola plug during the Sean Payton interview?

  7. Michael says:

    Does “Rome-y” still have that excruciatingly atrocious shitfuck of a radio show? I could never figure what was more awful, Rome or his groupies that called into the show.

  8. Pete Segall says:

    The most amusing thing Rome’s ever done was inspire John C. McGinley to savage his persona in Any Given Sunday… And of course, McGinley’s now shilling for Miller or Coors or somesuch pee water. Circle of life….

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