Jim Rome ‘Imposter’ Acting as Spokesperson for Fantasy Football Website FanDuel

Written by:
Jagajeet Chiba
Published on:
Aug/29/2012
Jim Rome ‘Imposter’ Acting as Spokesperson for Fantasy Football Website FanDuel

DeadSpin.com is reporting that the popular Fantasy Football website FanDuel has begun to use a Jim Rome “imposter” as a spokesperson for the company.

The DeadSpin.com site points to an ad that actually has been running during Jim Rome’s sports talk program. 

From DeadSpin:

Hey, if you're enough of a degenerate gambler to spend your money playing fantasy sports and funnel your money through another company rather than share it with your friends, that's your prerogative. But it's especially sketchy how FanDuel advertises: with a sports-talk radio ad impersonating Jim Rome, running in some cases during Rome's radio show itself.

It's clearly intended to mislead listeners into thinking it's a) not an advertisement (it opens with "Okay, we're back") and b) being read by Jim Rome. While the impersonator is a relatively crappy one, he uses Rome's characteristic pacing and catchphrases.

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Say it isn’t so FanDuel.

DeadSpin.com suggests it is entirely possible that Rome authorized the ads himself, though he has had no problem in the past pitching directly.

In the end, is this really any worse than the penis-lengthening snake oil ads that run in heavy rotation on those same sports talk stations? Not really.

Listen to the ad here

- Jagajeet Chiba, Gambling911.com

 

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