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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:36 am    Post subject: Steven A Smith opens up on Max Kellermans departure from first take

Interesting 22 minute video. A revelation about SAS sleep apnea. After watching the video I get the impression he's the only constant. I wonder if that means Molly is next to go?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Steven A Smith opens up on Max Kellermans departure from first take

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Interesting 22 minute video. A revelation about SAS sleep apnea. After watching the video I get the impression he's the only constant. I wonder if that means Molly is next to go?

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I was never a Kellerman fan - too New York, too wannabe Hip Hop, too arrogant (which is a lot to say, juxtaposed against SAS).

I'm not a huge SAS fan, either.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:26 pm    Post subject:

I never liked Kellerman either. He seemed like too much of a fanboy - someone who would fall in love with certain athletes and then unapologetically overhype them.

I like how SAS is willing to criticize even those teams and athletes that he loves.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:28 pm    Post subject:

SAS sympathized with a wife beater live on air. Then doubled down.

He most recently made two comments regarding international players that were drenched in racism.

ESPN always jumps on social issues when trendy.

Stephen A is only good at one thing and that’s apparently all espn cares about.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Steven A Smith opens up on Max Kellermans departure from first take

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jodeke wrote:
Interesting 22 minute video. A revelation about SAS sleep apnea. After watching the video I get the impression he's the only constant. I wonder if that means Molly is next to go?

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I was never a Kellerman fan - too New York, too wannabe Hip Hop, too arrogant (which is a lot to say, juxtaposed against SAS).

I'm not a huge SAS fan, either.


Exactly why I never understood how that show had an audience.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:27 pm    Post subject:

Screamin' Ass Smith's bangs are now located at the very top of his head.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:57 pm    Post subject:

SAS - Skip was better, more polar opposite, Max is too similar to SAS. Let see if the new combo is interesting to watch or not
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:41 pm    Post subject:

He probably got sick of having to work with SAS
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:31 pm    Post subject:

SAS is probably the only high priced sports media personality on the network left....everyone either get fired due to ESPN overpaying on sports rights or leaving for another network.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:18 pm    Post subject:

Max was awful on First Take.

Stephen A is also awful but he brings viewers.

I’ll take Skip over Stephen A any day. At least Skip doesn’t pretend and embraces the role of the troll.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:43 pm    Post subject:

The new format is interesting. The debate guests are well-known athletes and sports aficionados. The program also includes some entertainment celebrities.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:54 pm    Post subject:

I do not like Kellerman....but my understanding is that show as well as their morning lineups ratings have been on a gradual dive for several years. Dumping Kellerman will not impact that trend.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:54 pm    Post subject:

This whole point/counterpoint format is the stupidest in all of television.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:03 am    Post subject:

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This whole point/counterpoint format is the stupidest in all of television.


And yet it lives on....

Disliked Kellerman from his boxing color analysis days. He had the mistaken belief that people were tuning in to hear his idiotic takes and not to watch the fight. Lotta cheerleader in that clown too.
His firing us no great loss should have fired SAS too and been done with it.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:35 am    Post subject:

The show is probably on its last legs....this is why SAS was trying to get Skip Bayless back to ESPN to do the show.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:42 am    Post subject:

SAS is headed for late night TV. IIRC he's hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live.

I didn't know he approached Skip to come back. Do you have a link?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:55 am    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
SAS is headed for late night TV. IIRC he's hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live.

I didn't know he approached Skip to come back. Do you have a link?


https://www.yahoo.com/now/skip-bayless-fox-deal-espn-reunion-stephen-smith-225530613.html

Guess it was for an ESPN+ show not First Take.

SAS already has a couple of shows on ESPN so he's fine....they basically gave all the big money to him
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:04 am    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
jodeke wrote:
SAS is headed for late night TV. IIRC he's hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live.

I didn't know he approached Skip to come back. Do you have a link?


https://www.yahoo.com/now/skip-bayless-fox-deal-espn-reunion-stephen-smith-225530613.html

Guess it was for an ESPN+ show not First Take.

SAS already has a couple of shows on ESPN so he's fine....they basically gave all the big money to him

Thanks. FirstTake is tanking and SAS is ready to jump ship.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:07 am    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
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jodeke wrote:
SAS is headed for late night TV. IIRC he's hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live.

I didn't know he approached Skip to come back. Do you have a link?


https://www.yahoo.com/now/skip-bayless-fox-deal-espn-reunion-stephen-smith-225530613.html

Guess it was for an ESPN+ show not First Take.

SAS already has a couple of shows on ESPN so he's fine....they basically gave all the big money to him

Thanks. FirstTake is tanking and SAS is ready to jump ship.


Show's ratings aren't what they used to be so this is why they are going with the celebrity panel. Also noticed SAS has less of a presence on the show than previously he has other shows like his own Sportscenter and Stephen A's World in addition to his radio show, acting, etc.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:13 am    Post subject:

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jodeke wrote:
lakersken80 wrote:
jodeke wrote:
SAS is headed for late night TV. IIRC he's hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live.

I didn't know he approached Skip to come back. Do you have a link?


https://www.yahoo.com/now/skip-bayless-fox-deal-espn-reunion-stephen-smith-225530613.html

Guess it was for an ESPN+ show not First Take.

SAS already has a couple of shows on ESPN so he's fine....they basically gave all the big money to him

Thanks. FirstTake is tanking and SAS is ready to jump ship.


Show's ratings aren't what they used to be so this is why they are going with the celebrity panel. Also noticed SAS has less of a presence on the show than previously he has other shows like his own Sportscenter and Stephen A's World in addition to his radio show, acting, etc.

Yep, he's a busy man.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:32 am    Post subject:

I went through a First Take phase for a couple years, but then got tired of it and moved on. There's only so many segments on the Cowboys and Tom Brady I can watch. And most of the time you can even predict the segments such as "Did the Cowboys lose this game, or did the Eagles win it?"

I liked Max's takes on social justice issues. He's informed on history and is a very articulate guy. But the chemistry was never there with SAS.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:32 am    Post subject:

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I went through a First Take phase for a couple years, but then got tired of it and moved on. There's only so many segments on the Cowboys and Tom Brady I can watch. And most of the time you can even predict the segments such as "Did the Cowboys lose this game, or did the Eagles win it?"

I liked Max's takes on social justice issues. He's informed on history and is a very articulate guy. But the chemistry was never there with SAS.


It also doesn't help when SAS looks like he's losing interest in the show when he's playing with his laptop during the debates. I'm sure the show is taped early in the morning so theres a lack of energy by the debate participants as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:25 am    Post subject:

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I went through a First Take phase for a couple years, but then got tired of it and moved on. There's only so many segments on the Cowboys and Tom Brady I can watch. And most of the time you can even predict the segments such as "Did the Cowboys lose this game, or did the Eagles win it?"

I liked Max's takes on social justice issues. He's informed on history and is a very articulate guy. But the chemistry was never there with SAS.


It also doesn't help when SAS looks like he's losing interest in the show when he's playing with his laptop during the debates. I'm sure the show is taped early in the morning so theres a lack of energy by the debate participants as well.

I think he's confirming and gathering info on his laptop. He's multitasking.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:18 pm    Post subject:

Espn should have went for Shannon instead of Skip. Skip’s shtick of trolling for attention is beyond old. Shannon is way more entertaining and genuinely funny.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:56 am    Post subject:

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Espn should have went for Shannon instead of Skip. Skip’s shtick of trolling for attention is beyond old. Shannon is way more entertaining and genuinely funny.


Shannon and SAS wouldn't work. Shannon is too much of a presence. He would steal too much of Stephen's spotlight. SAS wouldn't like that. Plus he dresses to impress. He'd take some of that notice also.
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