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Twitter goes crazy for Jim Rome's annual 'Smack Off'; Update: Chael Sonnen wins!

Today is the day all of Jim Rome’s clones have been waiting for since last year! The 2012 Smack Off has arrived.

In case you have absolutely no idea what the heck we’re talking about, we did some research for you.

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The Smack-Off is an annual competition on The Jim Rome Show, in which select listeners are invited to provide their best “smack talk”, with Rome and his show personnel determining the winner. It is held in mid-to-late spring and takes up the entire program on a Friday. The contest is a way to recognize the best callers to the show, as well as a means of determining the best caller of the year. Show host Jim Rome has referred to the Smack-Off as the most important show of the entire year.

The Smack-Off began in 1995 while The Jim Rome Show was still on local radio but has continued into syndication. To date, seventeen Smack-Offs have been held, the last on April 8, 2011.

Now that you know what we’re talking about, you can understand why #SmackOff was one of the top hashtags throughout the day on Friday. Here’s what went on:

https://twitter.com/#!/jimrome/status/203519385418203136

https://twitter.com/#!/jimrome/status/203522534568759297

https://twitter.com/#!/jimrome/status/203523988666847232

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https://twitter.com/#!/jimrome/status/203527756909256705

https://twitter.com/#!/jimrome/status/203530430811619328

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https://twitter.com/#!/jimrome/status/203538567211913218

https://twitter.com/#!/jimrome/status/203541168712192001

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https://twitter.com/#!/jimrome/status/203550270859378688

https://twitter.com/#!/jimrome/status/203554176054206464

In the meantime, here’s what others were tweeting during the event:

https://twitter.com/#!/BlueShortsLIFE/status/203501372342145024

https://twitter.com/#!/AndyJenksNBC12/status/203493144774451202

https://twitter.com/#!/jrrubinstein/status/203540737554526208

https://twitter.com/#!/mcditolla/status/203491535566798849

https://twitter.com/#!/Elfatcat/status/203550527169101824

https://twitter.com/#!/PerfectDayHB/status/203550939968315393

https://twitter.com/#!/PeepsMKE/status/203550557942718464

https://twitter.com/#!/Joey_Powell/status/203540110279577601


UPDATE:
The 2012 #SmackOff is officially over!! For the first time in Smack Off history, a famous athlete has won the event! UFC Middleweight Chael Sonnen has been crowned the champion!!

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https://twitter.com/#!/jimrome/status/203557241247375361

https://twitter.com/#!/ArashMarkazi/status/203559458469720064

https://twitter.com/#!/kirkmorrison/status/203559297311981568

https://twitter.com/#!/JasonStewart/status/203559019892318209

https://twitter.com/#!/MisterArreola/status/203561912385019905

https://twitter.com/#!/xTheBadMariachi/status/203561107556794368

https://twitter.com/#!/HotFiyaStarter/status/203562197488644097

https://twitter.com/#!/PatrickPowell/status/203562392989347840

https://twitter.com/#!/TonyWingdog72/status/203562787786600448

https://twitter.com/#!/TravisStelle/status/203562756190912512

https://twitter.com/#!/j2112_jim/status/203562182259126273

Jim Rome outright denies reports stating the event was fixed because an athlete won it.

https://twitter.com/#!/jimrome/status/203562806509977600

https://twitter.com/#!/jimrome/status/203563117278527488

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