Jim Rome: “Somewhere along the way Jim, you ceased being Jim and you became Chris.” Jim Everett: “Well, let me tell you a little secret ... that, you know, we're sitting here right now, and if you guys want to take a station break, you can. But if you call me Chris Everett to my face one more time ...” Jim Rome: “I already did it twice.” Jim Everett: “You'd better ... if you call it one more time, we'd better take a station break.” Jim Rome: “Well, it’s a five-minute segment, on a five-segment show. We've got a long way to go.” Jim Everett: “We do.” Jim Rome: “We've got a long way to go. I'll get a couple of segments out of you.” Jim Everett: “It's good to be here with you though ... because you've been talking like this behind my back for a long time now.” Jim Rome: “But now I've said it right here, so we've got no problems then.” Jim Everett: “I think that you probably won't say it again.” Jim Rome: “I'll bet I do” Jim Everett: “Ok.”[short pause] Jim Rome: “Chris.”
Rome achieved notoriety for an incident on his ESPN2 show in 1994 when he repeatedly called NFL quarterback Jim Everett "Chris" (after Chris Evert, the female tennis player), from the argument that Everett shied away from getting hit. Appearing as a guest on the show, Everett warned Rome about repeating the insult and then challenged Rome to do so. When Rome did, Everett physically attacked Rome while still on the air, overturning a table and knocking Rome to the floor.