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 12:45pm 3/09/15 12:45pm

The University Of Florida Paid Stephen A. Smith $26,500 To Speak

Stephen A. Smith spoke at the University of Florida last night and his words didn't come cheap. The ESPN shouter agreed to be paid $26,500 for 45 minutes of speaking, 15 minutes of questions and answers, and a "reception for student leaders," according to his contract with the university. » 11/13/14 2:57pm 11/13/14 2:57pm

Frank Caliendo Has A Spot-On Stephen A. Smith Impersonation

Frank Caliendo was on that ESPN radio show with the two Mikes, and broke out his Stephen A. Smith impersonation, "Stephen B. Smith." The unnecessarily wordy sentences, the name-dropping—it's perfect. » 10/24/14 3:30pm 10/24/14 3:30pm

Stephen A. Smith Melts Down Over NOW's Call For Goodell To Resign

Yesterday, the National Organization for Women released a statement calling for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's resignation. "The NFL has lost its way. It doesn't have a Ray Rice problem; it has a violence against women problem," the statement read. » 9/10/14 1:28pm 9/10/14 1:28pm

ESPN Insider: Suspensions Creating "Minefield" For Shout Show Hosts

Education reformers often cite reducing suspensions in our nation's schools as a top priority. Lots of recent studies show that this form of punishment does more harm than good. » 8/12/14 4:17pm 8/12/14 4:17pm

ESPN Suspends Max Kellerman For Talking About Ray Rice And Domestic…

According to the New York Daily News, ESPN has suspended Max Kellerman from his ESPN radio and SportsNation duties until next Thursday because he spoke on-air about his experience with domestic abuse while discussing Ray Rice's own experience. » 8/09/14 2:54pm 8/09/14 2:54pm

ESPN's First Take Opens With Horseshit Apology From Stephen A. Smith

This morning's Very Special Edition of First Take began with a scripted and seemingly pre-recorded apology from panelist Stephen A. Smith regarding the very dumb things he said about domestic violence last week. It was ... unconvincing. » 7/28/14 10:41am 7/28/14 10:41am

ESPN On Stephen A. Smith Firestorm: Tune In To First Take On Monday

ESPN has issued a response following Stephen A. Smith's rant on/enabling domestic violence from Friday's episode of First Take. Here it is, in full: » 7/27/14 5:43pm 7/27/14 5:43pm

Stephen A. Smith Leaving ESPN Radio For SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio

In an interestingly-timed move, the New York Daily News is reporting that Stephen A. Smith will be leaving his ESPN Radio gig in New York and head to the uncensored airwaves of SiriusXM. And, also interestingly, he will be joining Chris "Mad Dog" Russo's stable of hosts on Mad Dog Radio. » 7/26/14 7:45pm 7/26/14 7:45pm

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

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 5:04pm 7/25/14 5:04pm

Stephen A. Smith Doubles Down On Domestic Violence Comments

This morning, First Take panelist Stephen A. Smith said some very dumb things about domestic violence. He has now taken to his Twitter account to respond to the criticism that his comments sparked, essentially reiterating his original stance. » 7/25/14 2:13pm 7/25/14 2:13pm

First Take Discusses A Woman's Responsibility To Avoid Being Beaten

First Take panelists Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless continued to discuss the Ray Rice suspension on this morning's episode, and Smith seized on the opportunity to say some deeply stupid things about the responsibility women have to not provoke men into violently attacking them. » 7/25/14 11:38am 7/25/14 11:38am

How To Legitimize Bigotry: Embrace Debate

This morning, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless shouted at each other about Tony Dungy's comments that Michael Sam's sexuality would be an overriding distraction in an NFL locker room, and whether it was a bigger distraction that Michael Vick's return from prison. I'm sorry, that's the worst sentence I've ever typed. » 7/22/14 1:33pm 7/22/14 1:33pm

Behind the scenes with Larry King, Stephen A. Smith, and Skip Bayless: King and Smith compare watches, Bayless takes forever to get his makeup, King really misses newspapers. [Time] » 10/07/13 12:39pm 10/07/13 12:39pm

Stephen A. Smith Gossip: James Dolan Wanted To Trade Iman Shumpert

You're looking at a very unique piece of video, dug up by Azaz of the Knicks FanBlog. It's from the taping of Stephen A. Smith's ESPN interview with Dwight Howard this weekend, but for whatever reason, one Youtube user was able to tune in to the satellite feed and record the taping. It's basically Smith and Howard… » 7/17/13 11:17am 7/17/13 11:17am

Bill Simmons Is Pissed That SportsCenter Edited Out This Joke [UPDATE]

Up above, Bill Simmons and the rest of the NBA Countdown crew discuss how Dwyane Wade transmogrified himself last night into an All-Star once again. Magic Johnson wonders if he could do it again for Game 5, and Michael Wilbon says he'll benefit from getting two off days. » 6/14/13 10:48am 6/14/13 10:48am

ESPN Edits Fart Noise Out Of First Take Re-Air

Scandal! ESPN just aired its Best Of First Take clip show, which included a particularly fart-y piece of footage from this morning's edition of First Take, and where there was once a fart, there is a fart no more! » 5/15/13 3:50pm 5/15/13 3:50pm