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Don't Call Him 'Chris'
Jim Rome retired from his career as an interviewer for ESPN in January, and despite the many sports greats he's shared a stage with over the years, it's the 1994 Jim Everett segment that everyone remembers.
Why? It might have something to do with the fight.
Everett, most notably a quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams, was dealing with flack over the perception that he dodged sacks after being repeatedly hit during a championship game. Rome, for one, had taken to calling him "Chris" instead of "Jim" in a reference to the female tennis player Chris Evert. The result is something like this:
Everett: "I think you probably won't say that again."
Rome: "I bet I will."
Everett: <flips table>
In an interview with Deadspin in January, Everett said a "large burger franchise" asked to use the footage in an ad campaign, but Rome blocked the deal.