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Mike Evans does interview on Jim Rome ‘That started badly and ended badly’

Mike EvansFormer Texas A&M wide receiver and recent Tampa Bay Buccaneers first-round pick Mike Evans joined Jim Rome for a radio interview on Tuesday, and it did not go well.

Evans conducted the interview much like the same way a top college football program playing a small-time bowl game in December would: he so did not want to be there.

Evans repeatedly gave short answers, did not open up, and generally seemed annoyed that he had to do the interview. Rome worked hard to open Evans up and make him feel comfortable by varying his questions the entire way, but nothing he did seemed to work.

After doing the interview, Rome spent the next part of the show reviewing the interview like he usually does. He took a lot of listener feedback, and much of it was the same; the listeners all compared the interview to the one Ken Griffey Jr. did with Linda Cohn. It was that bad.

Rome’s final thoughts on it summed it all up: “that started badly and ended badly.”

Maybe we should give Evans a break and figure that he’s a rookie with the media, too. Maybe he hasn’t done too many interviews, so you figure he’ll get better over time.

H/T Deadspin

Denver Radio Host Mike Evans Gets Tim Tebow Tattoo After Losing Bet (Pictures)

Count Denver radio host Mike Evans as at least the second person to get a Tim Tebow tattoo after losing a bet.

Evans was hosting his show on Sports 104.3 the Fan in Denver when he made a wager with a caller who said the Broncos would win 8 games this season. The team was 2-4 at the time. Sure enough, the Broncos went on a six-game winning streak and finished 8-8.

After promising he would get the tattoo following the new year, Evans went to the tattoo shop to pay it off Thursday.

Earlier in the season, Tim Tebow was asked about the tattoo bet and found it to be pretty humorous.

“I just think you need to think about it, pray about it, [and] come up with something good, because it’s going to be on you for a while,” he said in a video message to Evans.

At least Evans’ tattoo isn’t as bad as the last guy’s.

Pictures via Joel Klatt on Twitter