Tuesday marks the 27-year anniversary of Jim Rome’s famous interview with Jim Everett.
On April 6, 1994, Rome interviewed the former NFL quarterback after repeatedly calling him Chris in reference to the tennis player Chris Evert. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
All hell broke loose when Jim told Rome that he wouldn’t call him Chis Everett again, and the legendary pundit fired it right back into his face.
Take a walk down memory lane with the epic moment below.
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It’s hard to believe this moment was already 27 years ago, but it’ll never stop being funny. Everyone seems to side with Everett in the feud, but I’m 100% on Rome’s side.
He called Jim by Chris right to his face and didn’t flee when things got dicey. How could anyone not respect Rome in this situation?
He talks a ton of trash and he had the guts to do it right to the face of a guy substantially bigger than him.
Seriously, if you side with Everett on this one, then you just don’t understand the media. Rome became a king in that moment.