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Floyd Mayweather, Stephen A. Smith Drop Hot Jordan Vs. LeBron Takes (Video)

Floyd Mayweather and Stephen A. Smith are a match made in heaven. One is trash-talking professional boxer preparing for an epic May 2 showdown with Manny Pacquaio. The other is a loudmouth ESPN analyst who will tell you his opinion about literally everything. So when Mayweather recently granted Smith an all-access pass, it didn’t take long for the two to start firing off hot takes...
Via NESN.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith makes more than the average NFL player

Earlier this week we told you about Stephen A. Smith’s new contract with ESPN that ensures he’ll be hurting your eardrums for several more years.  Now comes this tidbit from ESPN sage Jim Miller.  Smith’s salary in his new contract is greater than $3 million dollars. Three.  Million.  Dollars.  To yell and scream about sports on television.  Three.  Million.  Dollars...
Via Awful Announcing
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith reportedly re-signs new contract with ESPN

According to The Big Lead, Stephen A. Smith has wrapped up negotiations with ESPN on a new contract extension and will be staying in Bristol “for the foreseeable future.” Yay. Six years ago, Smith left ESPN without a new contract and his career as a national sports personality seemed dead in the water.  Now he’s remade himself into one of ESPN’s biggest and most profitable...
Via Awful Announcing
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith paid $26K to speak at University of Florida?

If you need proof of the dilapidated state of higher education and their sense of priorities, look no further than this story from the University of Florida. According to Deadspin, the school paid Stephen A. Smith a healthy sum of $26,500 for one hour of work to speak to students on Wednesday night.  Twenty.  Six.  Thousand.  Five.  Hundred.  Dollars. Smith presumably lectured...
Via Awful Announcing
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: The University Of Florida Paid ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith 26K To Speak

The University of Florida embraced debate Wednesday night. The Gators brought First Take‘s Stephen A. Smith to campus for a speaking engagement.  The loud-mouthed ESPN personality did not come cheaply. According to his contract, published today by Deadspin, Smith was paid $26,500 for his appearance. Smith, 47, spoke for 45 minutes, answered questions for 15 minutes and attended...
Via College Spun
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Letter rips WaPo for likening Ray Rice to Fred Flintstone

The entire Ray Rice controversy, from his alleged conduct to the NFL’s questionable two-game suspension stemming from the purportedly ugly incident involving his now-wife, and the ensuing questionable reactions and commentary from pundits and talking heads — specifically Stephen A. Smith — has provided for an opportunity to openly and reasonably discuss the tragic and […...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Stephen A. Smith Leaving ESPN Radio

In what could eventually lead to a complete breakup with ESPN, controversial media personality Stephen A. Smith is reportedly leaving ESPN Radio for a gig on SiriusXM radio.  This report by the NY Daily News goes on to indicate that Smith will be joining Mad Dog Radio, which is run by another controversial media personality in Chris Russo. Apparently, this is a match made in...
Via Sportsnaut
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN’s worst nightmare has come to life thanks to First Take

It was only a matter of time.  Only a matter of time before someone on First Take said something stupid enough to drag the show’s carcass back into the headlines.  This time, it wasn’t Skip Bayless, nor even the ghost of Rob Parker.  It was Stephen A. Smith and his comments on women “provoking” assault. In case you were away from social media Friday, Smith clumsily talked...
Via Awful Announcing
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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