It's been a while, but Bill Simmons has finally weighed in on something ESPN. Naturally, it's about the show that sucks up the most oxygen in Bristol, First Take.
Context you probably know: Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman appeared on ESPN's afternoon edition of First Take yesterday. He carpet-bombed Skip Bayless. He called him all sorts of names. This has happened in the past, and it seems to be happening more often now that First Take has added an afternoon edition on ESPN. Producers for the show are teeing up athlete interviews like this, hoping for a little Bayless vs. angry athlete fun. When Terrell Suggs called Bayless a douchebag, it felt like a ploy, a win-win for everyone. Light name-calling, harmless fun, ratings!