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Jim Rome Takes On Marching Bands And Gets Trampled On Twitter

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01:  a view of the pregame Ohio State Buckeyes marching band prior to the All State Sugar Bowl agai
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: a view of the pregame Ohio State Buckeyes marching band prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Note to all purveyors of hot takes: Do not mess with marching bands.

CBS Sports Radio host Jim Rome made the mistake of taking a crack at marching bands during the all-day college football action on New Year's Day. His remark on Twitter did not go unnoticed:

Rome later deleted his tweet, but the #MarchOnRome hashtag was picked up by marching bands, past and present band members and band fans around the country. It appeared in 8,130 tweets in under 24 hours, reported The Sporting News:

Eventually the social media clamor reached Rome. He apologized: