Embrace the debate, you guys! Here's a painfully awkward clip from today's edition of First Take in which Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, who is not afraid to speak his mind, has some very unkind things to say about resident ESPN troll Skip Bayless.
Bayless continually tries to bait Sherman into expounding on his rivalry with Darelle Revis, but Sherman chooses to ignore those questions in favor of lobbing personal attacks at Bayless. "I'm gonna crush you on here, in front of everybody," says Sherman after referring to Bayless as "ignorant, pompous, and egotistical."
There's usually nothing to be learned from a troll-off like this, but towards the end of the clip there is a moment in which Bayless neatly crystallizes everything that is wrong with his brand of punditry. When Sherman tells Bayless that he loses credibility by claiming that Sherman's abilities are not in the same league as Revis's—which is a good point—Bayless replies simply, "No I don't. I gain it!"
Welcome to First Take. Fuck you.