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Old 06-14-2012, 07:38 AM
 
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To say Stern owned Rome is a bit much. They both look like fools. Except Rome is an animated reporter so it is expected. Stern should have held it together. You would never hear Roger Goddell stoop that low.

I score it in favor of Rome.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:34 AM
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Actually, yeah.... I think it was a legitamte question as well.

Stern didn't answer, so this doesn't help his case.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:04 AM
 
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If Stern would have straight up answered the question, and THEN turned the tables on Rome regarding that specific issue, I would have felt better about how David Stern looked. And what I mean on turning the tables is going after Rome about that specific allegation and ONLY that allegation. And no, I don't like the NBA lottery business, never did.

Beating on ones wife? Huh?

Then again I'm not a fan of that much schtick in a radio show. And it's three hours of shtick. The constant repetitiveness, the constant bombarding of sound bytes (such as John Madden's "Uh Oh"), it's just too much for me. There is responsible journalism and then there is bad comedy. I don't want to listen to three minute sound bytes of screaming, I want to hear commentary. And facts. And good interviews. Nothing else.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:29 AM
 
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If Stern would have straight up answered the question, and THEN turned the tables on Rome regarding that specific issue, I would have felt better about how David Stern looked. And what I mean on turning the tables is going after Rome about that specific allegation and ONLY that allegation. And no, I don't like the NBA lottery business, never did.

Beating on ones wife? Huh?

Then again I'm not a fan of that much schtick in a radio show. And it's three hours of shtick. The constant repetitiveness, the constant bombarding of sound bytes (such as John Madden's "Uh Oh"), it's just too much for me. There is responsible journalism and then there is bad comedy. I don't want to listen to three minute sound bytes of screaming, I want to hear commentary. And facts. And good interviews. Nothing else.
Apparently beating one's wife was a loaded question and it was some old phrase that was used back in the day, at least that is what some people are saying, which might explain why Rome didn't spaz out on him. This is according to what I just heard someone explain.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loaded_question
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Are...ting+your+wife
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Apparently beating one's wife was a loaded question and it was some old phrase that was used back in the day, at least that is what some people are saying, which might explain why Rome didn't spaz out on him. This is according to what I just heard someone explain.

Loaded question - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Are you still beating your wife - definition of Are you still beating your wife by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
Correct, in fact, Rome said shortly after the interview (I was listening to it live) that he took no offense to that because he knew that about the question - me as a younger person had never really heard that, so it kind of caught me off guard too when I heard it live. Still think it was somewhat inappropriate to use domestic violence as a counter to the lottery conspiracy.

I see both sides, but think Stern came off as a pompous ass; he has been asked that question countless times, not sure why he decided to go off on Rome (who has interviewed him probably a dozen times over the years on both radio & TV). By him acting that way, it almost gives the appearance that the NBA is hiding something. My only beef w/the lottery is why they don't just show it live. Seems to me that would eliminate all of this chatter and it would be more intriguing to watch anyway than just having the 14 team reps sitting and waiting to hear their name called.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:01 PM
 
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nothing new here .... stern tries to shut down any actual questions by being abrupt, sarcastic and a complete jerk

he is what he is
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:07 PM
 
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To say Stern owned Rome is a bit much. They both look like fools. Except Rome is an animated reporter so it is expected. Stern should have held it together. You would never hear Roger Goddell stoop that low.

I score it in favor of Rome.
1) Look at baseball, and then look at the NBA....one is doing pretty well....the other is dying. Advantage Stern.

2) Rome is a moron.

That is all.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:14 PM
 
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I don't think anyone got burned. I just think Stern looked like a unprofessional fool by asking if Rome still beat his wife. Rome's question was ligitimate and he gave Stern a platform to discuss why it was not fixed. But Stern instead acted very unprofessional with his response.
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:38 PM
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I just don't know how Rome has survived all of these years. I hate his radio show and TV show. He is bad all around, the only reason he has an audience is due to the topic, sports. I listened to his horrible radio show for 5+ yrs because that was the only show available.
Probably knows the right people
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:40 PM
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Actually, yeah.... I think it was a legitamte question as well.

Stern didn't answer, so this doesn't help his case.


It was a stupid question and Stern gave a stupid answer. What did he think Stern was going to say? "Yes the lottery was rigged" Which would have resulted in a huge loss of fans
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