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Stephen A. Smith Anoints Merril Hoge A ‘Profit’

Stephen A. Smith is ready to anoint Merril Hoge a "profit" after his prediction of Johnny Manziel's career path. Fail.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith Reacts To Charles Barkley-Kenny Smith Ferguson Debate (Audio)

The situation in Ferguson, Mo., has divided the sports world, particularly over the last week. Charles Barkley recently referred to those looting and rioting in Ferguson as “scumbags,” prompting Kenny Smith, one of Barkley’s co-hosts on TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” to pen an open letter to his colleague. ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, never shy about voicing his opinion, has since...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  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

Photo: ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Gave A Motivational Speech To The Michigan State Men’s Basketball Team

In anticipation of Michigan State’s primetime showdown against Ohio State Saturday night, ESPN’s First Take program is broadcasting live from the Spartans’ East Lansing, Mich. campus this morning.  Before Skip Bayless, Stephen A. Smith and Cari Champion began their show, one of the program’s stars visited with Tom Izzo’s men’s basketball team.  Smith spoke to the...
Via College Spun
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Artie Lange sends series of racist tweets about 'First Take' host

Artie Lange has been on various ESPN platforms in the past, ESPN claims to care about their employees, so I expect them to address this immediately.   I know Lange is a comedian, but I am just going to come out in say it, there is no way ESPN lets this fly if it was one of their white female anchors and co-hosts. What Lange said isn’t just disgusting, it is racist...
Via BlackSportsOnline
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Frank Caliendo impersonates Stephen A. Smith

Comedian Frank Caliendo appeared on Mike & Mike this morning and presented his Stephen A. Smith impersonation… It’s not the first time Caliendo has impersonated Screamin’ A. Here’s another effort from last month… While both of those are very good, I’m still giving the slight edge to Jay Pharoah.  Still though, I’d much rather listen to either give their Smith...
Via Awful Announcing
October 24, 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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