Stephen A. Smith Thought An Article About Him In The Onion Was Real

Earlier today, The Onion posted a rather harmless, totally fictional article entitled, "Stephen A. Smith Thinking Son Is Finally Ready For The Sex Argument." This wouldn't normally be news; but when Stephen A. Smith finds it, thinks it is a real article, and yells about it on Twitter? Yes, then it is news. » 9/17/12 5:53pm 9/17/12 5:53pm

Deadspin Classic: Our Field Trip To Quite Frankly

Stephen A. Smith and the Philadelphia Inquirer recently parted ways for a second time. Let's remember the good ol' days, when Stephen A. was an emphatic, multi-platform media nuisance, and Will Leitch was just another guy in his studio audience. » 7/03/10 11:00am 7/03/10 11:00am

Stephen A. Smith Seeking New Horizons For Mouthiness, Realness

Here's Stephen A. doing his best Stephen A. impersonation by violently enunciating on MSNBC this morning. Maybe next time he'll get a proper introduction. [MSNBC] » 7/06/09 11:15am 7/06/09 11:15am

Depressing Autographed Seat Cushion Is The Only Thing That Remains Of…

I saw this this ungodly little tchotchke at Standings Bar in the East Village, one of the best places to watch sporting events in NYC. I tried to buy it for $40. The owner refused. » 4/29/09 5:30pm 4/29/09 5:30pm

That'll Be All For "Quite Frankly"

We haven't received any definitive confirmation, but there are rumors swirling this morning that, after last night's taping of "Quite Frankly With Stephen A. Smith," ESPN executive vice president Norby Williamson — Norby! — informed the show's staff that the program has been canceled and will air its final episode… » 1/12/07 11:45am 1/12/07 11:45am

Stephen A. Fesses Up

Well, there's finally some closure in the whole Stephen A. Smith/Dusty Baker/Cubs blogs/hey-how'd-WE-get-involved-in-this? situation from last week. If you'll recall, Cubs manager Dusty Baker cancelled his appearance on "Quite Frankly With Stephen A. Smith" because a staffer encouraged people to boo him, and Smith,… » 7/24/06 11:30am 7/24/06 11:30am

The Post Where Stephen A. Calls Us A Liar, And We Return The Favor

On Wednesday, we told you about how several Cubs blogs reported receiving emails from "Quite Frankly With Stephen A. Smith" staffers encouraging them to come out and boo Cubs manager Dusty Baker. Well, it turns out, Baker caught wind of the emails and cancelled his appearance on the program. In the Chicago Tribune » 7/21/06 12:45pm 7/21/06 12:45pm

Come On Down And Boo Our Guests!

You know how audience coordinators at "Quite Frankly With Stephen A. Smith" are always trolling Web message boards trying to get people to come to their shows? Well, now it's getting rather extreme. » 7/19/06 1:45pm 7/19/06 1:45pm

Audience Panhandling At Quite Frankly

We don't mean to imply that the fine folks at "Quite Frankly With Stephen A. Smith" are still having trouble giving out (free) tickets to a potential studio audience, but we've been receiving a ton of emails from readers claiming that the show's "associate audience producer," Brian Dunphy is trolling message boards… » 4/18/06 1:45pm 4/18/06 1:45pm

You'll Have To Stay Up Late For Stephen A. Now

In news we'd heard might be coming for a while, our main man Stephen A. Smith — whose show "Quite Frankly With Stephen A. Smith," in case you forgot, is "bigger than ESPN" despite having worse ratings than billiards — is having his show moved from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the end of the month. » 1/10/06 11:00am 1/10/06 11:00am

The Real Story Behind Stephen A.'s Piss Break

Earlier this week, we directed you to the BenMaller.com report that Stephen A. Smith brought two bodyguards with him into the press box (and the press box bathroom) at the UCLA-USC game last Saturday. At the time, we gave Stephen A. the benefit of the doubt; celebrity is a funny thing, and you just never know if the… » 12/09/05 11:40am 12/09/05 11:40am

Keeping Stephen A. Safe

Most common emailed story to us today: The BenMaller.com report that "Quite Frankly" host Stephen A. Smith showed up in the press box of the USC-UCLA game with two bodyguards in tow. According to people who were there — we've heard from some people in the press box who saw it as well — it was the first time anyone can… » 12/05/05 2:15pm 12/05/05 2:15pm

"Quite Frankly" Cares About Both Its Fans

We don't mean to harp on any difficulties "Quite Frankly With Stephen A. Smith" might be having filling its studio audience (tickets are free, of course, if watching the show film for two hours could ever actually be called "free"), but, honest to Heavens, we received the following phone call and voice mail yesterday. » 12/01/05 12:10pm 12/01/05 12:10pm

Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together


Yep, that's right: Dennis Rodman was on "Quite Frankly With Stephen A. Smith" last night. This is like seeing L. Ron Hubbard and Tony Robbins in the same room together. Our mind is officially blown. » 11/18/05 8:40am 11/18/05 8:40am

Why Your Hometown Columnist Sucks: Stephen A. Smith

We're not even going to get into his show on ESPN, which we've well-documented elsewhere. We are here to discuss the many sins of Stephen A. Smith the writer, the columnist. The man absolutely refuses to back up any of his written assertions with sources or facts. A guy who routinely sends in columns between TV… » 11/15/05 1:10pm 11/15/05 1:10pm

You Can't Divide By Zero

Apparently, our DVR isn't working right, becaues we've yet to watch "Quite Frankly: Afterthoughts," the Oprah-esque "spinoff" featuring host Stephen A. Smith talking with his studio audience. It launched Tuesday, which is extremely frustrating to us, considering we went to see the show on Monday, just one freaking day… » 10/21/05 11:50am 10/21/05 11:50am

Our Field Trip To "Quite Frankly"

We finished up with the site early yesterday not because we're lazy, but because we consider Deadspin a 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a-week job. (Oh, uh, except for weekends.) We wrapped up our Monday posts in record time, because we had to hustle downtown, because we had the hottest ticket in town: Audience seats to see » 10/18/05 6:07pm 10/18/05 6:07pm