Jim Rome, one of my favorite sports radio and TV talk show hosts is leaving ESPN after eight years as host of  "Jim Rome Is Burning"  to take a gig at CBS Sports.

Sources say that Rome was offered a "multi-year" contract to stay at ESPN but turned it down to have an expanded role at CBS beyond his regular show and he will make appearances on Showtime which is owned by CBS.

Back in 1994, ESPN2 was a new station and Rome had his on show on the program and had former Rams, Saints, and Chargers quarterback Jim Everett on his program and repeatedly called him "Chris".

Chris Everett was a professional women's tennis player. Rome was basically implying that Everett

played like a girl and Everett didn't like that very much and charged at Rome. Well Rome stayed on at

ESPN and Jim Everett is a financial professional in California.

Here is the video of that interview.  It's actually pretty darn funny.