There was a Smack Off in 1999 and I was invited. I was around the 2nd or 3rd caller. My call was filled with references to the Jim Rome offshoot web site called Elba. I had to cut my call short as I was on my way to a job interview at Cornell University. My call puzzled Rome. That was my goal. We were all fans of the show and had our own little world within it all. There was a huge Cone/Elba Stock in 1998 attending by well over 50 clones/fans of Rome's show. I was there to witness it all. I was known s James from Syracuse, aka Big O.