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1996 CLONIE AWARDS
« on: July 23, 2015, 09:17:30 am »
The following are results from the first annual Clonie Award poll taken place here on the web site from 1/1/97 to 1/12/97. Categories were Best Caller, Best Faxer, Worst Call, SmakChat Poster King, & Best Interview. These results do not neccesarily reflect the opinion of the host, Jim Rome. Nor are they meant to give any type of "scoreboard" to the winners.

BEST CALLER:
Terrence from Sierra Madre - 106
Doc Mike Di Tolla - 35
Iafrate - 31
Gino from San Antonio - 30
Quinn the car fixer from Green Bay - 26
Irie Craig - 20
David the mayor from Poway - 15
Rat Mitch from Wichita - 10
Steve from Loyola Marymount - 10
Bobby from Brooklyn - 7
Esquire, Jeffrey E. Di Tolla - 7
Raider Mike - 7
Rich from Anaheim Hills - 7
Joe from Lemon Grove - 6
Silk from Huntington Beach - 4
Manny from Oxnard - 2
Scott from Hollywood - 2
Joe from San Diego - 1
John from Los Angeles - 1
Trapper from Dana Point - 1
write-ins:
Greg from Portland - 1
Dave from Boise - 1
Morgan from Utah - 1
William from San Diego - 1
Eddie from Oklahoma City - 1
Mike from Las Vegas - 28 (disqualified for cheating)


BEST FAXER:
Dark Gable - 138
Terrence from Sierra Madre - 56
Doc Mike Di Tolla - 46
Jon the Chowd - 43
Gino from San Antonio - 21
Dave in Planet Boulder - 20
Derek in Neckaha - 17
Esquire, Jeffrey E. Di Tolla - 8
LJ in Bugaha - 7
David the Brick from Portland - 4
write-ins:
Aaron from Boise - 1
Alex from Pasadena - 1
Jeff from Isla Vista - 1
Monkey Young from Martinsburg - 1


WORST CALL
Scripp Fu reading his call - 138
Susan the Nazi on Marge Schott - 66
Stan in Syracuse - 59
John Neams - 49
Donna from ? - 27
Quinn the Car Fixer - 17
write-ins:
Mike "funnest year ever" from Salt Lake City - 2
Dark Gable - 1
Green Bay "non-bigot" - 1
Gino from San Antonio - 1
David the mayor from Poway - 1
"Romey, you are a draft dodger" from Camp Pendleton - 1


SMAKCHAT POSTER KING:
Jeffery E. Di Tolla Esq. - 31
Rat Mitch - 27
Dark Gable - 24
Jon the Chowd - 24
Mal, The Vainglorious one - 21
Jughead in Bugaha - 19
Gino - 16
Jerrah - 15
Someone else in San Antonio - 15
Tom in Scripps Ranch - 14
Kirk in Suck Loser - 9
JokemanŽ - 6
AJ The cheese steak - 5
CEO - 5
Otter - 5
Rob at UT - 5
Gus in Tempe - 4
Lawrence in Encinitas - 4
MWright - 3
Adrian in Garden Grove - 2
Henry the Assasin - 2
Dee in SoCal - 1
Ed in West LA - 1
Bitter Patrick in Pasadena - 1
Michigans Only - 1
Mr. Tibbs - 1
Matt in Crapchester - 1
Motorcity in NoCal - 1


BEST INTERVIEW:
Michael Jordan - 61
Rex Hudler - 53
Mark Grace - 41
Deacon Jones - 26
Mike Piazza - 25
Marty McSorely - 22
Tommy Lasorda - 20
Lennox Lewis - 16
Tyrell Buckley - 14
Wayne Gretsky - 13
Sean Jones - 11
Tony Gwynn - 10
Don King - 10
Bill Plaschke - 8
Marvin Freeman - 4
Danny Ainge - 3
Ken Caminiti - 3
Al Michaels - 2
Eric Karros - 2
Burt Grossman - 2
Scott Sanders - 1
Esquire after Smack-off - 1
Jerome Bettis - 1
Jalen Rose - 1
Ray Ferraro - 1
Dennis Rodman - 1
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Re: 1996 CLONIE AWARDS
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2015, 09:18:28 am »
im going through some old jimrome.com content.
just posting stuff here to preserve the history  :koolaid
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Re: 1996 CLONIE AWARDS
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2015, 10:28:13 am »
How are you digging this stuff up?


The Holy Grail of Jungle content is a call I made in May of 2000. I remember the month & year because I made the call from an apartment I was moving out of as I was sitting there waiting for the moving truck to arrive - also, it was after the Sacramento tour stop, which I went to, and not long before the Cleveland tour stop, which was one of the topics in the call. Other topics included Steve Young contemplating signing with the Broncos and Will Smith getting cast for the movie Ali...the rest I can't remember.

I was Victor in NoCal and went like 2-3 minutes and ended it on a Mark Chmura "The Packers always appreciate a good tight end - I don't mean the packers in Green Bay, I mean the packers in jail" blast (tight ends in jail jokes were still fresh back in 2000).   Rome was like "The packers in jail??  Well done, Victor....Every now and then some guy comes out of nowhere and is like take-take-take-take, but then he does that at the end - C'mon, Vic!!....Ah screw it, rack him."
This was back in the 4 hour days, like in Hour 2 or something but then some Legend came in - Terence or somebody, or it might've even been Beavis on a Carphone in Phoenix - and stole my Huge Call.

I've been asking Alvie about it, whether they have like entire shows archived on tape or something, he said that things pre-2005 are a mess.
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Re: 1996 CLONIE AWARDS
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2015, 10:34:44 am »
I've been asking Alvie about it, whether they have like entire shows archived on tape or something, he said that things pre-2005 are a mess.

According to his former producer, they have all audio stored away.  If I remember correctly it wasn't very organized and it would take a lot of man hours to go through it.  That's what interns are for, right?

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Re: 1996 CLONIE AWARDS
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2015, 11:05:33 am »
It would be probably a 2-week window of shows (so 10 shows) in May 2000, and they could start just by checking the last segment to see if Terence/Jeff or some other "Legend" got the Huge Call that day.  If not, then my call wasn't from that show.

Former producer you mean Travis?  Joe Totino?  What medium do they store the old shows on - tape, computer?
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Re: 1996 CLONIE AWARDS
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2015, 11:37:03 am »
Thanks for this, it's interesting to see who was the best callers during the late 90's especially with the old school vs new school vs legend callers talk of late. 

Jim made a pretty big deal of that False Wanker caller and that call he made was pretty terrible.

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Re: 1996 CLONIE AWARDS
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2015, 12:17:50 pm »

The Holy Grail of Jungle content is a call I made in May of 2000.


No no no, it was the call that ended with "I'm like Peter North I just keep coming and coming".  That's the one we need full audio on.
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Re: 1996 CLONIE AWARDS
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2015, 12:40:00 pm »
Thanks for this, it's interesting to see who was the best callers during the late 90's especially with the old school vs new school vs legend callers talk of late. 

Jim made a pretty big deal of that False Wanker caller and that call he made was pretty terrible.

The False Wanker was a pretty good caller back in the day.  His call yesterday was only intriguing for nostalgia purposes, assuming it was actually him.  Like many notable callers from the 90s, he was a unique character.  A more cynical view would be that he had a shtick, but back then it didn't always feel that way.  There were just so many colorful characters that called on a regular basis. 

Funny to see Carbone listed as Steve from Loyola Marymount.  I remember when he was Stevie LMU, and phone slap (and later Charles Nelson Carbone). 

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Re: 1996 CLONIE AWARDS
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2015, 12:46:42 pm »
It would be probably a 2-week window of shows (so 10 shows) in May 2000, and they could start just by checking the last segment to see if Terence/Jeff or some other "Legend" got the Huge Call that day.  If not, then my call wasn't from that show.

Former producer you mean Travis?  Joe Totino?  What medium do they store the old shows on - tape, computer?

Cool autobiography bro, but nobody gives a fvck about how you were raised.  It's neither here nor there when it comes to this discussion - stick to facts and logic.  See, anecdotal little stories like these are what idiots like you provide and think it has any bearing whatsoever on the discussion at hand.  "Oh gee, well my Daddy smoked 2 packs a day and he lived to be 92, so I don't believe in this not smoking business".
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Re: 1996 CLONIE AWARDS
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2015, 01:00:45 pm »
Vic, I can pull audio going back to 2005, so I'm pretty sure we'll never hear that call.

It took years to track down the 95 Smackoff.
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Re: 1996 CLONIE AWARDS
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2015, 01:06:14 pm »
Vic, I can pull audio going back to 2005, so I'm pretty sure we'll never hear that call.

It took years to track down the 95 Smackoff.

If you don't mind my asking, how did you find the 95 smackoff?  That's an amazing pull.

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Re: 1996 CLONIE AWARDS
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2015, 01:18:50 pm »
I got in contact with Jim's webmaster from the 90's.
He knew he had it on a cassette tape somewhere, eventually found it,
ripped it to the computer, then emailed it to me.
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Re: 1996 CLONIE AWARDS
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2015, 09:21:32 pm »
It would be probably a 2-week window of shows (so 10 shows) in May 2000, and they could start just by checking the last segment to see if Terence/Jeff or some other "Legend" got the Huge Call that day.  If not, then my call wasn't from that show.

Former producer you mean Travis?  Joe Totino?  What medium do they store the old shows on - tape, computer?

April was the start of the 3 hour show. (The Smackoff was only 3 hrs that year) so the dates might be a bit off. If Rome was smart, he'd release old shows for like, a flat fee, and you could comb through at your discretion. Plenty of people (myself included) would eat that shit up.
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Re: 1996 CLONIE AWARDS
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2015, 10:36:11 pm »
Most of those old shows aren't digital though, just tapes.
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Re: 1996 CLONIE AWARDS
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2015, 06:53:53 am »
April was the start of the 3 hour show. (The Smackoff was only 3 hrs that year) so the dates might be a bit off. If Rome was smart, he'd release old shows for like, a flat fee, and you could comb through at your discretion. Plenty of people (myself included) would eat that shit up.

Having only listened since 2009, I'd pay for this.