Skip Bayless Is Making Up Shit About The Michigan-Notre Dame Rivalry

We may earn a commission from links on this page.

This morning we illustrated how one ESPN blowhard will make up facts in order to argue for continuing a college football series lucrative for the WWL. Not to be outdone, Skip Bayless chimed in on the topic this morning on First Take, and somehow managed to get it even more wrong than Mark May.

This is not an historical... Are you kidding me? I mean, I grew up, I couldn't wait for Michigan-Notre Dame, going back to Bubba Smith.


Two things here. First, Skip was 26 years old the first time he ever watched Michigan play Notre Dame. Second, he mentions the series "going back to Bubba Smith." Smith played college football in the 1960s, a decade during which Michigan never faced Notre Dame. Also, Bubba Smith played for Michigan State—not Michigan (or Notre Dame).

This isn't even clumsy trolling. This is ESPN clamoring for the restoration of a cash cow using invented logic. Good luck with that, folks.