Iron Age’s Wade Allison Hates Sportscaster Jim Rome
ESPN doesn’t necessarily come to mind when you hear Iron Age‘s punishing brand of crossover-schooled hardcore. That doesn’t mean the Austin, Texas quintet doesn’t appreciate their sports. We spoke with guitarist Wade Allison about the group’s upcoming ‘The Sleeping Eye’ album, but he had something to get off his chest. “I got home from work yesterday and I wanted to watch a show on ESPN called ‘Pardon the Interruption,’ but it wasn’t on because they were covering some golf s— so I had to watch the end of ‘Rome is Burning’ instead,” started Allison.
“Jesus Christ is Jim Rome a f—ing loser or what? I mean, everyone must know he’s an extreme douchebag at this point,” the guitarist spewed forth.
But he wasn’t done yet! “He spent the entire final 15 minutes of his show ripping on Olympian Michael Phelps for growing some ridiculous mustache. I don’t know but I guess Rome’s writers forgot that his whole image is based on his OWN dumb mustache!” Rome is known for his confrontational interview style, so Noisecreep suggests a one-time “Rome vs. Iron Age” ESPN spot. We have a feeling Allison would be game for that.
For our readers who aren’t familiar with Jim Rome already, check out his glorious facial hair.