Stephen A. Smith Delivers Movie-Villain Monologue On First Take

Stephen A. Smith, ESPN’s professional unintelligible empanada truck, tried to drop exclusive information about Kevin Durant’s free agency last week. Durant scoffed, saying that he, his family, and his friends don’t talk to Smith. Smith had a rebuttal to that rebuttal, touting his supposed insider sources and ending… »10/05/15 1:26pm10/05/15 1:26pm


Awful Announcing reports (via SportsGrid) on a disturbing First Take segment from earlier this month

Awful Announcing reports (via SportsGrid) on a disturbing First Take segment from earlier this month that escaped our notice, where Stephen A. Smith doubles down on his baseless defense of Floyd Mayweather, and belittles the female host of First Take, Cari Champion, in the process. »4/25/15 5:14pm4/25/15 5:14pm

Stephen A. Smith Floats The Theory That Maybe Chip Kelly Is A Racist

Listen. First Take is a trashy, cynical show that exists so that Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless, two of the widest talking sphincters in sports punditry, can take turns spouting fake and bad shit to the masses. Most of the time, it's so disingenuous that it's depressing, but sometimes, one of these two fellas comes… »3/09/15 12:45pm3/09/15 12:45pm

I Do Not Believe Women Provoke Violence, Says Stephen A. Smith, Who Has Said Women Provoke Violence

Earlier today, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith went on television and suggested that women should make sure not to provoke men into beating them. This was not well-received, so he took to Twitter and basically repeated what he'd initially said. This went poorly. So, he tried to issue something resembling an apology—in just… »7/25/14 5:04pm7/25/14 5:04pm

Sources: ESPN First Take Boss In Talks With NBC To Produce Today Show

ESPN vice president Jamie Horowitz, the midwife of Bristol's "Embrace Debate" era that made us all a little dumber, has been approached by NBC to take control of the Today show, according to two sources. A deal appears likely, we're told, though Horowitz still has to extract himself from his contract with ESPN. At the… »1/27/14 4:00pm1/27/14 4:00pm

Skip Bayless Is Making Up Shit About The NFL And JFK's Assassination

We all remember where we were and what we were doing when John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Skip Bayless, as is his habit, even remembers things that seemingly didn't actually happen. The First Take embrace debate train rolled through Dealey Plaza on Friday and argued over whether the NFL should have canceled the… »11/24/13 11:17am11/24/13 11:17am