Stephen A. Smith wears name tag after Shannon Sharpe’s Skip Bayless mix-up on ‘First Take’

Stephen A. Smith wears name tag after Shannon Sharpe’s Skip Bayless mix-up on ‘First Take’

Stephen A. Smith isn’t letting Shannon Sharpe forget his “First Take” hiccup. One day after Sharpe made his highly anticipated ESPN debut — in which he accidentally called Smith “Skip,” as in his former “Undisputed” co-host Skip Bayless — the “First Take” staple sported a name tag during Tuesday’s show. “Hello, my name is Stephen … Read more

Shannon Sharpe calls Stephen A. Smith ‘Skip’ in ESPN ‘First Take’ blunder

Shannon Sharpe calls Stephen A. Smith ‘Skip’ in ESPN ‘First Take’ blunder

If you have ever called your significant other by the wrong name, you know the feeling and embarrassment that came after. Former FOX Sports host Shannon Sharpe did precisely that in his “First Take” debut Monday on ESPN, but with millions of people watching when he called Stephen A. Smith “Skip.” Sharpe’s ex-partner Skip Bayless … Read more

Stephen A. Smith claims to know sultry Jimmy Garoppolo dating details

Stephen A. Smith claims to know sultry Jimmy Garoppolo dating details

Stephen A. Smith claims to know a lot about Jimmy Garoppolo’s alleged past with multiple porn stars. The ESPN personality hashed up the Raiders quarterback’s off-the-field rendezvous during a recent installment of “First Take,” while discussing Garoppolo’s reaction to the 49ers trading Trey Lance to the Cowboys. “First of all, let’s understand who Jimmy Garoppolo … Read more

Stephen A. Smith: ESPN bosses secretly didn’t like Skip Bayless’ Tim Tebow obsession

Stephen A. Smith: ESPN bosses secretly didn’t like Skip Bayless’ Tim Tebow obsession

Skip Bayless’ obsession with Tim Tebow wasn’t well received with the bosses at ESPN. That is according to Stephen A. Smith, who opened up about debating Bayless on “First Take” (from 2012-16) — as well as the time when they were on a strict probational period with ESPN due in part to Bayless’ Tebow coverage. … Read more

Stephen A. Smith ribs Shannon Sharpe in ‘First Take’ tease: ‘Not used to getting beat down’

Stephen A. Smith ribs Shannon Sharpe in ‘First Take’ tease: ‘Not used to getting beat down’

It’s official. Like, official official. Stephen A. Smith confirmed Thursday that Shannon Sharpe will be joining “First Take,” one week after The Post’s Andrew Marchand and Ryan Glasspiegel first reported the news. During Thursday’s show, an unusually subdued Smith was given a moment to announce Sharpe’s addition, noting he only learned 60 seconds prior. “It’s … Read more

Stephen A. Smith has an interesting take on Sage Steele’s dramatic ESPN exit

Stephen A. Smith has an interesting take on Sage Steele’s dramatic ESPN exit

Leave it to Stephen A. Smith to debate himself. The “First Take” host used his podcast this week to address the departure of Sage Steele from ESPN and her subsequent interview on “The Megyn Kelly Show,” during which the former “SportsCenter” host blasted the network for its “hypocrisy.” Steele, who settled her lawsuit against ESPN … Read more

Michael Irvin joining ‘Undisputed’ as NFL Network future undecided

Michael Irvin joining ‘Undisputed’ as NFL Network future undecided

Skip Bayless is having a party and some of his best friends are invited. The bombastic host of FS1’s “Undisputed” tweeted Tuesday confirmation of the new faces joining his show. And yes, he really did send it in all caps: “RICHARD SHERMAN! KEYSHAWN JOHNSON! MICHAEL IRVIN! NEW DREAM TEAM ON THE NEW UNDISPUTED. NEW LIL … Read more

Shannon Sharpe will debate Stephen A. Smith twice weekly on ‘First Take’

Shannon Sharpe will debate Stephen A. Smith twice weekly on ‘First Take’

“First Take” will have a new wrinkle this Fall. Shannon Sharpe will square off against Stephen A. Smith on Mondays and Tuesdays on the ESPN debate program during football season, The Post has learned. As The Post first reported, Sharpe exited his partnership with Smith’s previous debate opponent, Skip Bayless, on FS1’s “Undisputed” after the … Read more

Stephen A. Smith names Kevin Garnett as a dream ‘First Take’ debate partner: ‘A real one’

Stephen A. Smith names Kevin Garnett as a dream ‘First Take’ debate partner: ‘A real one’

Stephen A. Smith knows who his debate dream team would be.  The famed sports talk host has made an art out of debating anyone on a wide variety of sports topics. Naturally, during an appearance on “Podcast P with Paul George” Smith was asked what former NBA player he would want to go up against … Read more

Chris Russo mocks Stephen A. Smith’s beach pictures, push-up contest ensues

Chris Russo mocks Stephen A. Smith’s beach pictures, push-up contest ensues

Stephen A. Smith got called out on his own show.  Sports radio personality Chris “Mad Dog” Russo went off on Smith about his weight during the “What are you mad about” segment on Wednesday’s “First Take” show.  “You know, Stevie? Here’s what I want you to do. We all saw the pictures. We all saw … Read more

Molly Qerim calls ‘BS’ on ‘First Take’ over Stephen A. Smith favoritism

Molly Qerim calls ‘BS’ on ‘First Take’ over Stephen A. Smith favoritism

Molly Qerim took the “First Take” faithful to task. Chris “Mad Dog” Russo was making his customary Wednesday morning appearance on the ESPN program with Stephen A. Smith when the debate turned to the Celtics. Smith believes the Celtics should be the favorites to win the 2024 NBA championship, while Russo was not buying the … Read more

Stephen A. Smith wants Michael Irvin back on the ‘airwaves’ despite Super Bowl allegations

Stephen A. Smith wants Michael Irvin back on the ‘airwaves’ despite Super Bowl allegations

Stephen A. Smith wants The Playmaker back in the fold. Michael Irvin has been off-air at NFL Network, as well as his spots on Smith’s “First Take” program on ESPN, since Super Bowl week in February, when he was accused of making lewd comments to a hotel worker at a Phoenix Renaissance, owned by Marriott. … Read more

Stephen A. Smith wants Shannon Sharpe on ‘First Take’: ‘Talks are serious’

Stephen A. Smith wants Shannon Sharpe on ‘First Take’: ‘Talks are serious’

Stephen A. Smith confirmed he wants Shannon Sharpe. On Friday, the ESPN “First Take” host addressed the rumors of the move with Sharpe, who left Skip Bayless on FS1’s “Undisputed” in June, after Smith teased his Twitter followers about the upcoming news. “Look for me on Friday, Folks! I’ll be addressing all the things I … Read more

Shannon Sharpe: Joining ESPN with Stephen A. Smith would be ‘great’

Shannon Sharpe: Joining ESPN with Stephen A. Smith would be ‘great’

Skip Bayless’ exes could be teaming up. Shannon Sharpe, who left his post with Bayless on FS1’s “Undisputed” in June, could join ESPN’s “First Take” as a contributor alongside former Bayless co-host Stephen A. Smith, according to Front Office Sports. The Hall of Fame tight end, 55, told USA Today it would be “great” if … Read more

Stephen A. Smith hits the beach with mystery companion during Barbados getaway

Stephen A. Smith hits the beach with mystery companion during Barbados getaway

Stephen A. Smith is certainly enjoying his summer getaway. The ESPN personality relaxed on vacation in Barbados, where he was photographed at the beach with a mystery woman. Smith and the brunette were snapped closed together in the water before she appeared to lather him up with sunscreen on a lounge chair. NBA analyst for … Read more

Larsa Pippen’s relationship with Michael Jordan’s son bothers Stephen A. Smith: ‘Lines you don’t cross’

Larsa Pippen’s relationship with Michael Jordan’s son bothers Stephen A. Smith: ‘Lines you don’t cross’

Stephen A. Smith isn’t mincing words about Larsa Pippen following the latest buzz surrounding her relationship with Michael Jordan’s son, Marcus. One day after Larsa, 49, stated she was “traumatized” by the media frenzy ignited by Jordan’s comments on her relationship with the 32-year-old Marcus — in which the NBA icon said “no” when asked … Read more

Stephen A Smith wouldn’t mind if Tom Brady, Kim Kardashian actually dated: ‘Do your thing’

Stephen A Smith wouldn’t mind if Tom Brady, Kim Kardashian actually dated: ‘Do your thing’

With the NBA and NFL in their offseasons, Stephen A Smith has found something new to talk about –– Tom Brady and Kim Kardashian.  Dating rumors were sparked between Brady, 45, and Kardashian, 42, in May when the SKIMS founder was reportedly house-hunting in the seven-time Super Bowl champion’s exclusive Bahamian neighborhood, Page Six reported. … Read more

Rappers Mase, Cam’ron challenge Skip Bayless to debate white people

Rappers Mase, Cam’ron challenge Skip Bayless to debate white people

Mase and Cam’Ron are daring Skip Bayless to change up his formula. As Bayless looks for a new debate opponent — or opponents — after Shannon Sharpe left FS1’s “Undisputed,” the two rappers spoke on their “It Is What It Is” podcast about wanting to see Bayless pitted against white partners. “He always tries to … Read more

Stephen A. Smith’s eyes are ‘wide open now’ after ESPN layoffs: ‘Ain’t the end’

Stephen A. Smith’s eyes are ‘wide open now’ after ESPN layoffs: ‘Ain’t the end’

Stephen A. Smith believes he’ll have a market — if ESPN decides his time is up. Shortly after paying tribute to his colleagues laid off by ESPN last week, Smith spoke on Monday’s episode of his FanDuel show about life beyond the network — a prospect he said he’s more prepared for, should the media … Read more

Stephen A. Smith speaks out about shocking ESPN layoffs: ‘Deserved better’

Stephen A. Smith speaks out about shocking ESPN layoffs: ‘Deserved better’

Stephen A. Smith has addressed the layoffs at ESPN. Days after ESPN let go of around 20 on-air talents as the network has been undergoing several rounds of cost cuts, Smith discussed the matter Monday on his FanDuel show. “ESPN laid off about 20 members of its on-air talent … friends of mine, actually, definitely … Read more