SMJ Sports Radio Madness- Jim Rome (2) vs. David Stein (23)

We’ve already seen #1 fall in the SMJ Sports Radio Madness Tournament. Will #2 survive? It’s Jim Rome against the surprising David Stein of Sporting News Radio in this quarterfinal match-up.

Jim Rome- Perhaps the most respected voice in the world of sports broadcasting, Jim Rome is the leading opinion-maker of his generation. As host of the nation’s premiere sports radio talk show, Rome is known for his aggressive, informed, rapid-fire dialogue. Jim has established himself as the top choice of athletes and fans when it is time to know what is going on beyond the scoreboard. Get more about Jim Rome here.

David Stein- The David Stein Show has broken the boundaries of traditional sports talk radio. David is transforming the lives of people across the country and around the world through his visionary approach to issues affecting the world of sports and how those issues affect our lives.
The David Stein Show is heard on 115 radio stations, including The Score in Chicago, The Ticket in Dallas, KILT in Houston, Sports Radio 950 in Philadelphia, WXYT in Detroit, 106.7 Free FM in Washington DC, Supertalk FM 96.5 in Cincinnati and FMTalk 93.9 in Indianapolis and 1010 XL in Jacksonville. More about David here.

Voting ends March 26th at 6pm ET.



  1. Its really good to see the postive spin and living life through sports mentality is taking off in a productive way…

    Way to go David great show keep up the dream…

  2. Good luck David. I know you might feel intimidated going up against some of these big names but you’ll prevail because anyone who listens to your show is truly touched by you. Your more than just some sports talk show host. Keep it up.

  3. If you have never heard the David Stein Show, you have to check it out. It is the most different talk show on the air today. Living life thru sports. He knows every listener. If they called once or just emailed him. I have only called 1 time and he remembered me from an email I sent him back in October. A talk show host that actually cares about his listeners, imagine that. Love the show. Catch it if you can.

  4. The David Stein “sports” talkshow changes lives. The friends of the show, and the show itself, have opened my eyes to daily oportunities to show kindness to strangers. Not to mention the fact that it helps me to stay positive in this negatively charged world we live in. I love to tell people about the show. I highly recomend listening, if you’re up at that time. As Motorcity’s Biggest Phillies Fan puts it, David really does care about his listeners. It comes through on every single call. Keep up the great work, David. And before I go, tell us something good, going on in your life, David.

  5. Something good… David Stein is continuously winning over the “name” sports hosts. This is proof that there is room for positivity in sports, and more importantly, how we relate to sports. “Pick up the phone” moments occur so often when we watch sports, but now when I am watching one of these moments I am sure to make the call to my friends and ask “Did you see that?” That is what “life through sports” is really all about. Keep up the great work, David!!!

  6. David is great love the show and it is so great to hear something so positive on the radio in todays world. I like Jim Rome but for this David Stein will get my vote to all the way to the championship! Ty out the show if you haven’t heard it it will inspire you.

  7. You deserve it D Stein! Your positive spin towards life, and sports keeps fans tuned in. I can’t say that about Mr. Rome, who come, across very sarcastic, and negative at times. Keep doing what ur doing!

  8. David Stein has my vote. He respects his listeners and asks them before he lets them talk about sports about something positive in the lives of people. He is a great voice in Sports Radio.

  9. This ballot was easier than any election i’ve voted in. David Stein earns peoples respect by listening and then commenting. Positive thinking is his way of life. He has so many things going for him. He is heard, felt and thanked just from listening. Thanks Dave for the early morning lift……


  10. …”Perhaps the most respected voice in the world of sports broadcasting…-jim rome…” I do not respect his “style” of journalism. Besides for voting against Jim Rome, I truly admire The David Stein show for reminding us there is more to life. Sometimes we put too much value into sports, overly worship its athletes, and disregard the important things in life. I love sports, competition, and the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat. But, I try to balance and prioritize everything in life. That’s how “we celebrate life thru sports” Cheers!

  11. I’m sorry to say this but I know David Stein personally and I just don’t think his show belongs on sports radio. I’m not saying it’s bad, it just belongs on news or general talk. I think he could find further success if he was distributed to those stations.

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