Talkers magazine, a radio trade publication, has compiled its top 250 talk show hosts. The highest-ranked sports yakker, at No. 29, is Jim Rome, heard locally on 1370 AM.
However, in keeping with his style, I should have written that as: "The highest-ranked sports yakker (interminable pause) is Jim Rome. (another long pause) Classic."
Also of note: Terps fan favorite Boomer Esiason came in at No. 40 with his partner for their show on New York's WFAN. ESPN's Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg were at 45. The Junkies of Washington's WJFK-FM rated No. 84.
Former Oriole Jim Traber, host of a show in Oklahoma City, made the sports talkers listed between 101 and 250.
Aubrey Huff probably would be glad to hear Bubba the Love Sponge ranked No. 52.
(Thanks to the fabulous sports media blog by Newsday's Neil Best for bringing this to my attention. Even though he did go to an Ivy League school.)