August 6, 2008
Epic Video: Why I hate Jim Rome
This is a classic, I was just thinking about Jim Rome today and figured I'd show this wonderful nugget of joy again. Why did Jim Everett get so mad? Here's the explanation from Wikipedia:
Following the 1989 regular season, Everett was reportedly "shellshocked" from the multiple times he was sacked and hit in the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers (the 49ers won, 30-3). At one point in the game, Everett was so rattled that he collapsed to the ground in the pocket merely in anticipation of yet another sack, even though the 49ers' defensive players actually had not yet reached him—a play now known as Everett's "phantom sack". From then on he was perceived to shy away from hits, and later acknowledged that his confidence was never fully restored.
Phantom sack? Isn't that how Brett Favre gave Michael Strahan the single-season sack record? Why doesn't anyone call that guy Chris?