Shannon Sharpe accidentally calls Stephen A. Smith “Skip” just minutes after making his much-anticipated First Take debut after leaving Undisputed
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Shannon Sharpe returned to ESPN’s morning debate TV – and it was amusing for a number of reasons.
I agree with Stephen A. Smith First takeSharpe began with his trademark level of enthusiasm and charisma in a humorous skit with ESPN’s lead man.
During the opening segment, Sharpe inadvertently addressed Smith as “Skip,” referring to his former debate partner, Skip Bayless.
Sharpe repeated it amusingly in the second segment, but Smith was more than accommodating on both counts.
Sharpe followed suit First take for one hour during the abbreviated Labor Day taping. He will return to the show tomorrow ahead of Thursday’s NFL opener game between the Chiefs and Lions.
The Pro Football Hall of Famer accidentally referred to Stephen A. Smith as “Skip” in the opener.
Shannon Sharpe always wanted to make a splash in his post-FS1 career and he certainly did
The Pro Football Hall of Famer recently ended a nearly seven-year career with FS1 that saw him rise from sidekick to Bayless to the couple’s more popular personality.
Sharpe and Bayless had a rough start to 2023, culminating in his official goodbye on June 13.
Tensions were palpable in the final months of the Bayless-Sharpe era, stemming from Bayless’ comments following Damar Hamlin’s collapse in a Jan. 2 Bills-Bengals game.
Sharpe didn’t show up for work the following day and when he returned the ex-Bronco was visibly upset when Bayless interrupted his opening monologue.
Talking to Smith about his popular Club Shay Shay Speaking on last week’s podcast, Sharpe refused to let the difficult times cloud the overall positivity of their partnership.
“It’s not often that someone can give you that opportunity.” “And I’ve said it several times: I can’t let six months ruin six and a half good years,” Sharpe said in his interview.Club Shay Shay’ Podcast with Smith as a guest.
“Because sometimes people are willing to throw everything away for a mistake, a bad comment or something like that. And although that was all we were supposed to get.’
Smith did not like the way FS1 officials handled Sharpe’s exit.
“Listen, I have a lot of friends there, we all know that,” Smith continued Club Shay Shay.
Sharpe (left) and Bayless (right) appeared together on Undisputed for seven years beginning in 2016
“I know a lot of people, but that doesn’t mean what happened to you is fair.” Plain and simple.
“It’s not the end of the world, but it is what it is.” To me, it was just important for us in this industry to stand up and say, ‘He’s one of us, you can’t let him go out like that. ”
Bayless has since replaced Sharpe with a “dream team” made up of former NFL stars Richard Sherman, Keyshawn Johnson and Michael Irvin.
His new look Undisputed was dominated by “First Take” in the ratings for the first week.