Jim Rome Mocks Marching Bands as “Dorks,” Later Apologizes For “Bullying”

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Jim Rome tweeted calling marching band members "dorks" and later apologized.  Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Not cool dude! On New Year's Day — as millions watched the country's best marching bands in the annual Rose Bowl Parade on TV per tradition — radio host Jim Rome tweeted his musings on marching bands, but his riff backfired.

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"Is there anyone not in a marching band who thinks those dorks running around with their instruments are cool?" the host of CBS' The Jim Rome Show, 50, wrote. 

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Immediately band members and alums started angrily tweeting about Rome's message, starting the hashtag #MarchOnRome. 

The next day he once again took to Twitter, deleting his original tweet and posting a new message. 

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"Band nation – I hear you. I was out of line. I apologize. I do not condone bullying of any kind and that was not my intent," he wrote to his 1.3 million followers.

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