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'Jim Rome' nails Raiders upset

Comedian Frank Caliendo, left, of the TBS television

Comedian Frank Caliendo, left, of the TBS television show "Frank TV," imitates Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks, during his portion of the Turner Entertainment Upfront 2008-2009 presentation, in New York, Wednesday May 14, 2008. (Credit: RICHARD DREW, Associated Press)

My NFL pregame show watching these days is pretty much down to Fox's Frank Caliendo, who on Sunday nailed his impersonation of Jim Rome, then even more impressively nailed the Raiders' upset of the Bengals in his picks segment.

Other highlights from Sunday's studio shows, as sent by the networks' dilgent p.r. people:

NBC's Tony Dungy, on the fact statistical analysis shows the percentages were with Bill Belichick on his infamous fourth-and-2 gamble the previous Sunday: ""Those percentages are baloney."

ESPN's Keyshawn Johnson on the Belichick decision: "If I was on the team, I would have stopped him and said, 'Look, Coach, punt the ball.' I would have recommended it, to punt the ball. Dude, let the defense play."

(I'd have paid to see Belichick's reaction to a wide receiver actually pulling that on the sideline in that situation.)

CBS' Boomer Esiason, after Shannon Sharpe described at length a phone conversation he had with his old coach, Mike Shanahan, about the Bills job: "He’s not going to Buffalo."

Photo: AP

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