Found March 08, 2013 on Gamedayr:
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Richard Shermand ripped into Skip Bayless on First Take in an embarrassing moment for ESPN. Well respected sports columnist Bill Simmons shares some words on the moment.

Colin Cowherd speaks out on Richard Sherman-Skip Bayless incident

After his fellow ESPN colleague Bill Simmons chimed in on the Richard Sherman-Skip Bayless incident last night, Colin Cowherd chose to address it on his radio show this morning. It’s amazing to me that people get so worked up about First Take. Who cares? Just don’t watch it. There are like 800 TV channels. — Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) March 8, 2013 I am not defending this...

Bill Simmons Criticizes ESPN’s First Take, Calls It An Embarrassment

Not everyone working at ESPN found the testy remarks shared between First Take’s Skip Bayless and Seattle Seahawks Richard Sherman amusing. One analysis in particular who spoke out against the segment was Bill Simmons. In three simple but direct tweets, Simmons expresses his distaste for the show while urging viewers not to watch First Take. It’s amazing to me that people get...

Bill Simmons' critique of First Take exposes ESPN's identity crisis

Thursday afternoon, Richard Sherman of the Seahawks blasted Skip Bayless on ESPN's traveshamockery that is First Take.  The clip traveled around the blogosphere as everyone gave an 'atta boy to Sherman for doing what they only wish they could do themselves - stick it to Skip Bayless.  Let's take a look, shall we? While yes, that clip is glorious... it's...

Bill Simmons gives his take on “awful and embarrassing” First Take segment

Richard Sherman of the Seahawks went on First Take to “debate” Skip Bayless, but ended up making things personal and essentially telling him off. Bill Simmons, who was recently named the most powerful man in sports media by Sports Illustrated, gave his take on the debacle. It’s amazing to me that people get so worked up about First Take. Who cares? Just don’t watch it. There...

Bill Simmons calls ESPN First Take’s Richard Sherman segment ‘awful and embarrassing’

It’s almost every day that someone, somewhere criticizes ESPN’s debate show First Take. But it’s not every day that one of ESPN’s own criticizes the show. At least not publicly. But last night, Grantland creator and SI’s most powerful person in the sports media Bill Simmons, broke rank and criticized the show’s segment with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman...

5 Takeaways from the most powerful people in sports media

Earlier this week,’s Richard Deitsch released a list of the 10 most powerful people in sports media. The list has caused plenty of discussion and debate in the industry, but there are a few takeaways from the list worth considering. Here's five of them... 1) First of all, the number of ESPNers on this list, including Bill Simmons at the top, solidifies that they...

The Analytical Game

from Elliotte Friedman of CBC, A few years ago, I was talking to a young player who was really excited after a meeting with his coach. He'd been told he'd scored high on a stat the team kept: how often they retained possession whenever he was responsible for dumping in and chasing the puck. So, I asked the coach about it. He paused, then smiled and said, "I...
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