Skip Bayless, as a major member of the sports discourse, is a lamentable thing. He gets an enormous amount of airtime to manufacture controversy, and his style of vacant carnival-barking is, if not actively lowering the intelligence of your average daytime ESPN-viewer, at least taking up time that could be given over to actual game footage or substantive analysis. It's sad to think that a man who is, in many ways, the public face of the monolithic sports media company of our age is probably half-assing his preparation and improvising in his appearances on First Take and other ESPN tent-poles.
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