Update September 27, 2017: Is the Rat Family returning on Friday September 29th? Subscribe to the Jim Rome podcast on iTunes now!
The Rat Family
I’ve heard a bunch of Jim Rome callers begging for the return of the old ‘Rat Family’ that Rome had posted on this website (jimrome.com). I believe Rome pulled the Rats sometime in 2001 or 2002 when they launched a new website.
Rome has softened up a bit in the last few years, probably a function of his age and the growth of his kids. Name calling based upon looks etc., has become a bit of taboo lately save certain celebrities such as Rosie O’Donnell (often referred to as Rosie O’Fat). Rome has said he’ll never under any circumstances bring back “Rome’s Favorite Rodents”. He won’t but I will. Here’s one of the last versions of the Rat Family preserved for the ages:
Related: Shop for vintage Jim Rome merch on eBay: