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Jim Rome’s Problem with Brock Lesnar Is His Lack of Humility?

The mere fact that he name checks Roy Nelson in this video is enough to support our suspicion that Jim Rome is an MMA fan, but a Brock Lesnar fan he certainly is not. Of all the possible reasons why that might be the case, Rome’s current issue with Lesnar seems to be that he was not sufficiently humbled by his brush with diverticulosis. It really seems to bug Rome that Lesnar could come so close to seeing his career ended and still come back firing pro wrestling-style one-liners at potential opponents. As if this isn’t the Lesnar we’ve all come to know and, if not love, then at least live with. As if a little hole in his stomach would be enough to turn him into Mr. Congeniality.

This is the same Lesnar who described his recovery as a miracle brought about by the power of his own mind. The antibiotics and dietary changes probably helped too, but that doesn’t sound as cool.

But of course he’s not going to tiptoe back onto the scene. The UFC’s heavyweight division is a lot like prison. If Lesnar shows any weakness (or kindness, same thing) the monsters in there will eat him alive. He’s got to show them that he hasn’t gone soft after spending the last few months on the couch flipping between Fox News and hunting shows. The best way to do that, short of actually beating someone up, is to pick up right where he left off by acting like as much of a jerk as ever.

Jim Rome of all people should understand this. It’s like when he got punked by Jim Everett. He didn’t tone down his annoying, in-your-face schtick after that. Instead he turned up the volume. Maybe the end result is him referring to people as ‘cats’ just a little too often for it to be cleverly ironic, but at least he can eat his lunch in the ESPN cafeteria without worrying about Kenny Mayne shanking him in the liver.  For now, anyway.

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FedorsIceCreamDealer- January 25, 2010 at 9:26 pm
As much as I dislike Rome, he's got a good point. But then again, its like two guys jerking off in the same room and one is talking shit about the other's sloppiness.
LesnarsIntestine- January 25, 2010 at 1:49 pm
Naw that turd Rome just has a problem with me, dawg. Fuck what ya' heard! I give waaay less of a fuck than diaz's finger, bitch. Fuck Jim Rome! That pompous ass needs to sit down and shut the fuck up.
Dubbayoo- January 25, 2010 at 1:42 pm
This cat thinks he's Dennis Miller.
Videodrome_NOW- January 25, 2010 at 11:35 am
We all know Rome's a bitch with a big mouth who does nothing but commentate on boring sports.
LikeTheWhiskey- January 25, 2010 at 11:34 am
Agreeing with most of the comments here about Rome. I'm not a huge fan of his, but, for me at least, the good thing is that he still has an ESPN show and is ranting on one of 2010's biggest MMA stories. Between his interview with Dana a little while back and things like this, he's showing how the sport is worth talking about to mainstream sports fans.
Hum Deez Nutz- January 25, 2010 at 11:14 am
I'm stoned.
jimbonics- January 25, 2010 at 11:01 am
Chris Everett launched Jim Rome into the stratosphere. Yeah, it does seem a bit pot-kettle-blackish.
Robocop Didnt Tap- January 25, 2010 at 10:38 am

Yeah, that Chris..err Jim Everett thing was solid gold in a sandwich.

"Now, you can take a station break or whatever, but if you call me Chris Everett to my face one more time, we're gonna need a station break."
*throws table and hulks out*

That's some quality TV right there...
ghostboner- January 25, 2010 at 10:18 am
I gotta go watch it now. Call me Chris one more time...
peckawoodd- January 25, 2010 at 10:14 am
Don't like Lesnar, and I definitely don't like Rome. Two pompous pricks, two distinct callings. Except the ammount of trash they choose to talk. Either way, I just want to see Rome fight "Lionheart" Blevins.
ghostboner- January 25, 2010 at 10:13 am
Oh man I was hoping you would reference the Jim Everett incident! Funniest shit ever! WTF was Rome thinking?
roms15- January 25, 2010 at 9:59 am
never liked Cock Chestner
T_Durden- January 25, 2010 at 9:59 am
Jim Rome's kind hearted, fair journalism has really given him the right to comment on anyone being brash or acting like an ass, huh? He's as much of an ass as anyone out there. He's lucky he still has a show...he's the closest any sports commentator comes to having a pro wrestler's shtick. Le'ts never see Jim Rome on here again...plz.
skeletor- January 25, 2010 at 9:55 am
Yeah that Jim Rome cat is a dick.
northandclark- January 25, 2010 at 9:38 am
Jim Rome someone else vain is like Kanye West complaining about somebody being rude at award shows.
superflat- January 25, 2010 at 9:36 am
Too many mainstream sports commentators exist primarily to suck the fun out of sports. God forbid an athlete behave in any way other than an army private.
Kimbos Bread- January 25, 2010 at 9:18 am
It's nice to see Lesnar is back on the horse again. But not to worry, it's only a question of time before the horse gets back on him.
VadersAsthmaMeds- January 25, 2010 at 9:13 am
The problem with Brock Lesnar is that he's a dick.