"Didn't "Crissy" Everett knock Rome on his butt?"
Yeah, Jim Everett went postal on him during an interview on ESPN2 back in 1993. I hated Rome because of that for a long time. Then I started listening to him about 7 years ago. He kind of grows on you. He still does some thing I don't like, but for the most part his show is pretty funny, and he gets good interviews.
I'm a big Rome guy. I even subscribe to his website to get the streaming audio (we don't get him here).