April 10th, 2012 at 1:25 PM ^

I hate Bayless, and yet I'm still embarrassed for him here.  I wished they showed more of the clip because Jalen has him pinned and sprawling like J. Alfred Prufrock.


April 10th, 2012 at 8:34 PM ^

It was like a carny or wrestler "breaking kayfabe."  Skip was totally out of his on-air persona for a moment, and we got to see the human being behind the mask.  

I think he should keep the mask on.


April 10th, 2012 at 1:30 PM ^

I'm glad that Jalen has no problem calling it like he sees it, regardless of the venue.  I know it can get him in trouble at times, but whenever I find myself landing on First Take as I surf channels, I can't help by yell at the TV for someone to call his BS.  Thank you, Jalen, for doing what so many before you have refused to do.


April 10th, 2012 at 2:57 PM ^

but i hate that type of argument that rose (and other athletes) throw out there; saying one can't be a good writer/sportscaster if they didn't play the sport.  to me, that's an argument one throws out there when they can't defend their point on its own merit.

i would guess that the best movie critics weren't/aren't good actors.  or the best food critics weren't/aren't good chefs.  and i know that the best sportswriters weren't/aren't good athletes.


April 10th, 2012 at 1:47 PM ^

1.4ppg as a Senior? JV as a Junior? Did Jalen hire a private investigator get these stats? Skip got a taste of his own medicine (awesome), and hopefully it doesnt cost #5 down the road since Skip is obviously sleeping with someone with some major pull at ESPN for him to be showcased so much. Never the less though Great job #5, he's had that coming for a long time.


April 10th, 2012 at 1:57 PM ^

As this thread illustrates, people are still sitting in front of the TV and yelling/fuming at Skip Bayless.  They aren't changing the channel.

ESPN has learned/theorized that no matter what viewers say they are more likely to watch some loudmouth make an ass of himself so they can disagree with him at home than see an actual rational, informed discussion about sports.

This is why Mariotti, Bayless, Rome, Stephen A. Smith, and a countless list of others make it on the air.  The only way to get them off is to turn off the TV when you see their face.


April 10th, 2012 at 1:49 PM ^

Moral of the story: Don't tell blatant lies if you're a media figure. They're are far too many people out there with little enough to do that it's going to get found out, and you'll be called out.

On another note, haha! He deserved to be called out!


April 10th, 2012 at 2:02 PM ^

Skip Bayless is the worst. He is a classic example of a person who thinks that talking louder makes your argument more correct. He deserves all the discreditation possible.


April 10th, 2012 at 2:03 PM ^

I love it, he was pretty tamed for the rest of the show.  Finally, something that shut him up. I hope Jalen will be on the show more, but i highly doubt it.  When Skip says we can discuss that some other time, I am afraid that is the last we see of Jalen.


April 10th, 2012 at 2:22 PM ^

I genuinely feel sorry for his brother, who is the chef and has some show on pbs about mexican cooking. The brother seems to be a normal guy and often has his daughter on the show to help cook. He is not at all he blow hard like skip is but is actually almost bob ross level chill.


April 10th, 2012 at 2:25 PM ^

At least Bayless was blatantly lying to a comedic extent. I mean, averaging less than two points a game? You're not just below average, you actually suck at the sport. Literally any high school guy with an ounce of athletic ability could score 1.4 Pts a game. Everyone loves a little fisherman's exaggeration, but this is just an outright LIE. Good thing he found one of the only careers in America where you simply have to read and them yell about some 14 year old's tweet about the Jets' backup QB.