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Stephen A. Smith says he wants Shannon Sharpe to come to First Take after leaving Undisputed

  • Published on Jun 1, 2023 veröffentlicht
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  • naturalfitness23
    naturalfitness23 3 months ago +3987

    Stephen A never forgets those who helped him get to where he is. Much respect

    • Harry Angel
      Harry Angel 3 months ago +122

      That’s exactly right and he does not care what race you are. That’s the way it should be. But a lot of the times it’s not that way with other people in this business. Total sellouts all over the place.

    • Slavi Petrov
      Slavi Petrov 3 months ago +67

      SAS is a real one 👌

    • Eye2eye
      Eye2eye 3 months ago +22

      Yes yes yes much respect

    • i nd
      i nd 3 months ago +12

      Undisputed is the worst sports talk show on tv, Shannon is awful and so is Skip. Stay away from FT!

  • Dylan5280
    Dylan5280 3 months ago +1056

    Shannon is to good to just be a guest host. He needs his very own show

    • Raj
      Raj 3 months ago +41

      he has his own show. I'd love to see him with another person because his responses are lit

    • kunfuyy
      kunfuyy 3 months ago +6

      100% agree!!!

    • Vincente’
      Vincente’ 3 months ago +2

      He does boss🤷🏿‍♂️

    • Jusbert Meza
      Jusbert Meza 3 months ago +2

      Yeah I thought the same he deserves his own show and himself to be in charge of the segments and guests. But I believe he will pursue independent career which is unfortunate I would love to see him on ESPN arguing with other analysts he invites on 😂

    • Jon B
      Jon B 3 months ago +2

      *too good

  • Lizzy PhinsFan
    Lizzy PhinsFan 3 months ago +924

    I’m going to miss Shannon saying “Skip” a thousand times in 3 hours. They have great chemistry

    • Emanuel Smith
      Emanuel Smith 3 months ago +4

      Hahaha- I love that too

    • ShaQuan Green
      ShaQuan Green 3 months ago +8

      From “Skip” to Stephan”

    • Vaerah
      Vaerah 3 months ago +46

      Skyeeeup ... skeeeeup! Why you gotta be like that Skeeyip?

    • Prince T
      Prince T 3 months ago +1

      Why 3 hours? Waste of your time

    • Pablos Pendejos
      Pablos Pendejos 3 months ago +5

      I'd miss the "Dont do that skip" and the "My grandma used to tell me..."

  • Militant
    Militant 3 months ago +231

    Shannon is too good to be a sidekick any longer. He needs his own show! 😎

    • Doron Bond
      Doron Bond 3 months ago +7

      Yeah one day a week is a step down if you ask me

    • Rich Lafrazier
      Rich Lafrazier 3 months ago

      Amen. But it can’t be a debate show by himself hahaha

    • Wayne Cherebin
      Wayne Cherebin 3 months ago +1

      Heard, Skip has total control of the show's content. It became stale, they only talked Lebron,Brady and the Cowboys. Shannon is better off. To much disrespect by Skip. SMH

    • Hd Watts
      Hd Watts 3 months ago


    • Phillip Knights
      Phillip Knights 3 months ago

      Club shay shay tune in

  • Brandon Jackson
    Brandon Jackson 3 months ago +207

    Shannon is a top tier talent...I would love for him to bounce back with his own show or even be on First Take everyday.

    • Realninja301
      Realninja301 3 months ago +6

      That shit would revive first take because at one point first take was almost as good as undisputed

    • Mvp
      Mvp 3 months ago +7

      Shannon need his own shit

    • Gator Fan Cavon
      Gator Fan Cavon 3 months ago

      ​@pariethagoat7542 what do you mean by "revive"? First take has been the #1show for a decade now. That's one of the reasons "First Things First" moved their show to the afternoons

    • LetMe BreakItDown2u
      LetMe BreakItDown2u 3 months ago +2

      Steve said he would hate on that

    • Vernon Paige Jr.
      Vernon Paige Jr. 3 months ago +4

      ​@Realninja301 actually I miss Max

  • Shelb
    Shelb 3 months ago +171

    I have a lot of disagreements when it comes to Stephen A’s takes (basketball specifically) but he earned tons of respect from me with this and how he showed loyalty to everyone around him. Huge props!

  • RyanAnchorReporter
    RyanAnchorReporter 3 months ago +1289

    Shannon is better than one day a week!! He’s the reason I watched Skip and Shannon.

    • Eye2eye
      Eye2eye 3 months ago +25

      Me 2

    • ohslimgoody julymoon
      ohslimgoody julymoon 3 months ago +7

      Thank you

    • Watts ⬆️ Tez
      Watts ⬆️ Tez 3 months ago +27

      He doesn’t have to work for Espn full time to come and do guess spots. He could work for Showtime or HBO and still do that

    • Billy Kujo
      Billy Kujo 3 months ago +7

      Yeah Shannon gon need minimum of 3 days a week mane

    • Geoff Steichen
      Geoff Steichen 3 months ago


  • Christan
    Christan 3 months ago +397

    Imagine tuning in to Undisputed and never hearing another one of Shannon's Grandmother's morals, ethics and values

    • Morgan Wiggins
      Morgan Wiggins 3 months ago +15

      It's a wrap for that show BUT... Skip knows how to pick them so he may surprise us with another

    • MoneyChaser$$$
      MoneyChaser$$$ 3 months ago

      tune into first take to hear more of it

    • M&M
      M&M 3 months ago +3

      Yup . His country grammar and saying will be missed.....

    • pay-it-forward franklin44
      pay-it-forward franklin44 3 months ago

      yea Skip standing his ground; got the rug pulled from underneath

    • Q Horton
      Q Horton 3 months ago +1

      ​@Morgan Wiggins agreed. That's probably Skip's best attribute.

  • Zaid Farag
    Zaid Farag 3 months ago +6

    Shannon is too good to not be on TV daily. He’s literally the most entertaining, logical and realest pundit among em all.

  • D M
    D M 3 months ago +31

    Nothing but respect for this message coming from you Steven A. As upset as I am about Skip & Shannon parting ways, I’m beyond happy you reached out to Shannon letting him know if help is needed you’re there, while respecting Skip Bayless unlike a lot of others out there. A true role model. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

    • pol pol
      pol pol 3 months ago +1

      he just didnt take any side, as usual

  • Dee_Dub216
    Dee_Dub216 3 months ago +12

    Shannon Sharpe deserves more than one appearance on first take a week. He needs his own show.💯

  • kavin smith
    kavin smith 3 months ago +24

    When it is time for you to grow, sometimes it doesn't go exactly the way that you think it will. Shannon really did impress me with his intellect, charisma, and comedy on the show. He is the reason that I started watching the show, Skip is a blessed man to have him. He can't carry a show by himself.

    • Vincente’
      Vincente’ 3 months ago

      Me too. They can always put Chris Broussard in Shannon’s place. But we’ll see 😊

  • Random Thought Reviews
    Random Thought Reviews 3 months ago +4061

    That would be surreal to see Shannon and Stephen A Smith do a segment together

    • Kevacio NORM
      Kevacio NORM 3 months ago +201

      Swear, even if it was just one, I wouldn’t be able to stop laughing😂😂😂

    • Dallas Born
      Dallas Born 3 months ago +25

      2Dallas bashers lmmfao

    • YC030
      YC030 3 months ago +115

      @Kevacio NORM They've done multiple together already

    • Ruben Faz III
      Ruben Faz III 3 months ago +37

      They’ve done one before

    • Space ward
      Space ward 3 months ago +40

      Skip and Stephen A are very toxic people. Stephen A would never look out for Max Kellerman or Skip, and let people berate them. But Stephen A changed a lot over the couple years and Skip gets older and more toxic.

  • Juan Pepe
    Juan Pepe 3 months ago +123

    Stephen A is a real one for not forgetting who put him on. Much respect for that❤

    • pol pol
      pol pol 3 months ago

      he just didnt take any side, as usual

  • Vape N Hammer
    Vape N Hammer 3 months ago +62

    Respect to Stephen A! We need more like him!

  • 318lovejones
    318lovejones 3 months ago +71

    Stephen A and Shannon Sharpe together would be gold. ESPN needs to make it happen.

    • Marlon Smith
      Marlon Smith 3 months ago +2


    • Zen
      Zen 3 months ago +3

      God no ... two people just shouting at each other every single segment?

    • 318lovejones
      318lovejones 3 months ago +5

      @Zen It would be 100 times better than watching Skip thinking he right about every discussion.

    • Zen
      Zen 3 months ago +1

      @318lovejones you do understand that is the format of a debate show? Both sides think theyre right haha..

    • angel medina
      angel medina 3 months ago

      @318lovejoneslol have you not heard Stephen A speak bro 😂😂

  • Howard Jordan Jr
    Howard Jordan Jr 3 months ago +41

    Shannon is literally getting better with every pod and he's been a great analyst for about 12 years.

  • Jose Martinez
    Jose Martinez 3 months ago +51

    Shannon s work ethic is incomparable please keep in on the air

  • Paul Harris
    Paul Harris 3 months ago +669

    I can't think of anyone of the top of my head that can replace what Shannon brought to the show. There are talented, knowledgeable analyst but only one Shannon Sharp. He was the reason I watched the show.

    • tommywrightIII
      tommywrightIII 3 months ago +3


    • Dozer 702
      Dozer 702 3 months ago +8

      Yea but that was Shannon like 2 years ago he was goofy always had nice lil quotes from his grand parents he did all that goofy shit like wearing the foo rag and the black and mild and henney, the goat mask I’m sure after Antonio called him out and lebron ain’t say shit he switched up and tried to be more professional, he’s koo but it was fun before cuz no one was doing what he was doing

    • black hammer
      black hammer 3 months ago +11

      The minute skip starts talking ,im out

    • ImpeachSlowmindedBiden
      ImpeachSlowmindedBiden 3 months ago +2

      @black hammer lol please the moment Shannon starts talking people leave everyone knows here comes the race baiting and victim mentality in all his takes

    • goldfox177
      goldfox177 3 months ago +4

      Only person I can think of would be Michael Irving but really rather have Skip leave then Sharp but won’t happen

  • Chad Brisco
    Chad Brisco 3 months ago +30

    I love Stephen's honesty.

  • Edward Papa
    Edward Papa 3 months ago +10

    A man that doesn’t forget where he came from…so much respect for this guy. Even when he says stupid shit loll holds him accountable. You can’t knock him

  • Lori Miller
    Lori Miller 3 months ago +3

    very professional and very well said..... we respect your voice and knowledge, even though we are die hard cowboys fans!!! Thank You Stephen A.!!!

  • James Maguire
    James Maguire 3 months ago +7

    This was a genius way of Stephen A of letting Shannon know “hey come on over, but just know I am still that main guy.” Lol. Stephen a is the master of complimenting someone while still keeping it real, and letting them know what‘s up, at the exact same time 🤣😂. I hope we get to see Stephen a and Shannon together.

    • mrceazohawk
      mrceazohawk 3 months ago

      I think SAS is playing his politics here. He wants to improve 1st Take but he doesn’t want to share his shine.

  • Dbeastlygamer95
    Dbeastlygamer95 3 months ago +6

    I would love to see Shannon Sharpe and Steven A on the same show. 2 of my favorite Sports Analyst on TV

  • Buddy Lee
    Buddy Lee 3 months ago +645

    Shannon being on First Take would make the show watchable again

    • Norman Osborn
      Norman Osborn 3 months ago +38

      First take ratings are number one every year , where is the narrative people don’t watch. Stephen A reactions are MUST WATCH !!!

    • Chris Miller
      Chris Miller 3 months ago +34

      He wouldn't like Molly cutting him off tho

    • Bondinho
      Bondinho 3 months ago +1

      @Norman Osbornfacts

    • calla211
      calla211 3 months ago +10

      Him and JJ are a pretty good combo, don't know what you're going on about

    • Nick Warren
      Nick Warren 3 months ago +8

      Stephen a makes the show unwatchable

  • Dee Money Raw
    Dee Money Raw 3 months ago +6

    I understand Stephen A’s position on having a roster of guys but Shannon is too great to be on “at least once a week.” He definitely needs his own show set up like Undisputed was. The reason I prefer Undisputed over First Take is first of all Shannon, second reason being, I know what I’m getting every single day. If I like Stephen A and JJ Redick for example, and they only come on on Tuesday, I’m only watching First Take on Tuesday.

  • A W Farmer
    A W Farmer 3 months ago +1

    Good analysis. I now see his skillset much better. Ferguson jumped up as a rookie, but I see Hendershot having a really good ceiling to push towards. I'm looking forward to seeing Schoon settle in opposite both of them.

  • Tyler Brown
    Tyler Brown 3 months ago +11

    I’m glad you have your own show . Clicking on this made me smile. Thank you A.😊❤

  • terry crubaugh
    terry crubaugh 3 months ago +2

    I agree . Shannon should be on first take everyday. That would definitely make the show great again !

  • Wilillo soto
    Wilillo soto 3 months ago +8

    This issue got me for surprise because I use to see them a lot during my break time on my job .and I like the way they analyze every single sport. But I think the chemistry with both of them is over.i feel so bad that this situation ended with Shannon leaving. 😮😢

  • MrFinesso
    MrFinesso 3 months ago +368

    Shanno is too great to be a part time host. He needs his own show

    • Fate Riddle
      Fate Riddle 3 months ago +3

      He can be a part time host, as a part time job. Just throwing the ideas around

    • Alexander Ritter
      Alexander Ritter 3 months ago +1

      Glad someone said it

    • Leavon Adams
      Leavon Adams 3 months ago +1


    • skillethead15
      skillethead15 3 months ago

      He has his own show. It’s called Club Shay Shay.

    • Leavon Adams
      Leavon Adams 3 months ago +3

      @skillethead15 I think he’s referring to a show on a major sports network

    ZAYWOP 3 months ago +21

    I definitely get Stephen A’s point i wouldn’t wanna leave that roster either ! But Shannon deserves more than one day a week

    • cccbbb444
      cccbbb444 3 months ago

      It may actually be helpful for Shannon to do one day a week that way he cab focus on Club Shay Shay and grow that even more

  • geno816
    geno816 3 months ago +3

    Shannon is THE star. He needs his own solo show

  • Latonia Y. Hendry
    Latonia Y. Hendry 3 months ago +8

    Shannon is our hometown hero here in Savannah and has earned the respect of the world. He is as real as it gets. Props to Stephen A for his honesty.

    • Jerry Lewis
      Jerry Lewis 3 months ago

      Even tho he stopped donating money to Savannah State because they won't rename the football stadium after him.

    • Latonia Y. Hendry
      Latonia Y. Hendry 3 months ago

      @Jerry Lewis it was more to the story than that.

  • czer18
    czer18 3 months ago +1

    Shannon is definitely going to do great in his future endeavors and will succeed.

  • Eric Sanders
    Eric Sanders 3 months ago

    I never miss a First Take!! I record it everyday. It’s the only sports show I’ve committed to learning my sports knowledge. Although Stephan A. comes across as facetious, I recognize it’s all in fun, but recognize him as a very knowledgeable brother who isn’t afraid to stand for black equality and tackles racial injustices frequently. I don’t always agree with his takes, but he can be somewhat convincing when he lays down facts. You either love him or hate him, but he is unapologetically black and makes no question about it. Gotta respect him for this & the fact that he’s taken the high road with Skip & Max!! Keep winning HBCU brother. BTW…you failed to mention Big Perk when naming your brothers.😂😂 I’m sure he’s texted you by now.😂😂😂

  • Robert Samuel
    Robert Samuel 3 months ago +573

    A show with Stephen A, Irvin, and Shannon would be PEAK!

    • Bryan Batista
      Bryan Batista 3 months ago +71

      I’m gonna need to have 2 oxygen tanks before the segment begins😂😂

    • Kenton Duncan
      Kenton Duncan 3 months ago +34

      Include Mad Dog and its hella loud in there

    • T Jordan
      T Jordan 3 months ago +12

      ​@Kenton Duncan nah we good with him lol

    • Josaiah Ortiz
      Josaiah Ortiz 3 months ago +10

      @T Jordan 😂😂😂 don’t do mad dog like that 😂😂😂💀

    • T Jordan
      T Jordan 3 months ago +7

      @Josaiah Ortiz I dont like him lol to damn loud

  • Clip Reelz
    Clip Reelz 3 months ago +83

    Shannon Sharp and Michael Irving having their own show would be 🔥 💪

    • Jon B
      Jon B 3 months ago +1


    • Dre Jones
      Dre Jones 3 months ago

      Michael Irving to playa lol

    • Jahseph White
      Jahseph White 3 months ago +1

      God damn but please no but then please yes but a preacher that loved cocaine and cigar Hennessey drinking plus I got my brand of liquor could be a hell of a combo

    • Jahseph White
      Jahseph White 3 months ago

      Get ready I got my seat ready lol front row ready to tune in everyday I am happy for my success and successful black brothers we coming for that gold medal too in swimming

  • Jay Lou
    Jay Lou 3 months ago +10

    Sharpe s podcast is very entertaining and great interviews
    He needs his own show or on some network somewhere he gives his insight but still let's you feel like your in the barbershop on TV respectfully

  • WT
    WT 3 months ago +3

    Great respect from Stephen A. Never heard him say a bad word about Skip. I really hope they reunite at some point.

  • Korey Prediger
    Korey Prediger 3 months ago +2

    mad respect for you Stephen, keep standing by what you think is right!

  • Final Hour Ministries
    Final Hour Ministries 3 months ago +20

    Shannon is not going to first take! He’s doing his own thing 😮❤ I love it! 🎉🙏

    • tomodomo1000
      tomodomo1000 3 months ago

      I believe it won't be a huge success.

  • Jason Carson
    Jason Carson 3 months ago +387

    I like how Stephen A put that public feeler out there. He knows what would make the show better and Shannon would absolutely be an asset

    • Andre Johnson
      Andre Johnson 3 months ago +5

      Not with Disney laying off thousands, not going to happen

    • your mother
      your mother 3 months ago +8

      ​@Andre Johnson Pat McAfee says hi

    • slylockfox101
      slylockfox101 3 months ago +4

      The last host that showed up Stephen A. (Max Kellerman) was removed from the show. Smith wants to be the star.

    • Wicked_RotF30
      Wicked_RotF30 3 months ago +4

      @slylockfox101 I like Max on KJM anyway. KJM doesn't get enough praise. It's easily the best show on ESPN. 4 hrs a day. I enjoy the fact that they break up the sports talk like they do. Extremely satisfying show.

    • T B
      T B 3 months ago

      That’s poaching 😂

  • Rich
    Rich 3 months ago +2

    Have always thought well of Stephen A. But his discussion with Clay Travis raised Stephen A to a another level in my book. He’s open to another’s opinions and will offer his own. He speaks very well. That used to be how it was done. That art is damn near gone in 2023. GO BRONCOS….would love to see Stephen and Shannon do a show.

  • Myron Zhao
    Myron Zhao 3 months ago

    I need to see Shannon make a guest appearance at least once on First Take, that would be one for the ages haha

  • BCoh
    BCoh 3 months ago +1

    All I know is Stephen A has always kept it real in my eyes. If he says it, I believe he means it. That’s rare nowadays.

  • Ms. Davidson
    Ms. Davidson 3 months ago +5

    My father used to say, "Shake as many hands on your way up, cause you need many more to shake on your way down". Nuff respect to SAS for not forgetting his journey to the top. Being loyal to individuals who have helped him along the way. That is honourable and respectful.

    • Vincente’
      Vincente’ 3 months ago

      I like that saying. I do you one better. I learned this one on my own. “Do right by people because the results can surprise you at the end of the road”. But be coooooooo✌🏿

    • Ms. Davidson
      Ms. Davidson 3 months ago +1

      @Vincente’ I like yours as well. I have heard that one before.However, you made a twist at the end :)

  • bruce lewis
    bruce lewis 3 months ago +3

    Stephen A. using the situation to show the world what a loyal stand-up guy he is. Of course.

  • Youtube Premium Account
    Youtube Premium Account 3 months ago +201

    Nobody can replace the energy, pure comedy gold, and charisma of Shannon Sharpe...Damn I'm gonna miss those two together, as much as I dislike Skip(especially now) it's just impossible to deny that they go together like bread and butter on a entertainment level. I can't think of one human alive who can replace him and even if Skip does get a replacment I'm sure he'll just run him out the buidling even quicker than Sharpe due to his control tendencies. Just like Stephen A. Shannon is incredibly loyal to the man for getting him a spot in TV he may not have had otherwise...Not everyone is gonna be as loyal as these two have been.

    • NYMS=Not_your_mommaz_stream
      NYMS=Not_your_mommaz_stream 3 months ago +2

      Never bite the hand that has fed you for yrs upon yrs! Skip made both these guys he should have control rights he's the Don dadda here not Shannon!Acknowledge Skip and your good. Long story short never EVER cross tha boss!

    • Mike Anike
      Mike Anike 3 months ago +3

      Michael Irvin can come in and replace him just fine. Same loud mouth Hall of fame personality. Same dynamic of a retired NFL WR/TE. Lol and same speech impediment but not as bad as Shannon's stuttering problem early on. Seems to me like the perfect clone replacement to fit in. I have no problem replacing the constant Labron talk with constant cowboys talk

    • TME4EVA2012
      TME4EVA2012 3 months ago +25

      Skip disrespected him not the other way around. Just bc you put me on doesn’t mean you get to put me down

  • Ask ChatGPT
    Ask ChatGPT 3 months ago +1

    Wow, I can't believe what I just heard from Stephen A. Smith! The news that Shannon Sharpe is leaving FS1 and the possibility of him joining First Take has got me buzzing as a die-hard Super Bowl fan. This is a major shake-up in the sports media world, and I have some strong reactions to it.
    First of all, let's talk about Shannon Sharpe. He's a legendary player, a three-time Super Bowl champion, and a Hall of Famer. His contributions to the game are undeniable, and I've been thoroughly impressed with his transition into the world of television and podcasting. His show, Club Shay Shay, has been gaining popularity, and I've enjoyed listening to his insightful commentary and interviews. Shannon Sharpe has a charismatic and engaging personality, and he knows his football inside out.
    Stephen A. Smith expressed his admiration and respect for Shannon Sharpe, and I couldn't agree more. They've developed a friendship over the years, and Stephen A. has even been a guest on Club Shay Shay. It's evident that Stephen A. holds Shannon Sharpe in high regard and appreciates his talents as a commentator. The prospect of Shannon joining First Take seems to excite Stephen A., as he mentioned being supportive of it to the bosses at ESPN.
    However, Stephen A. also made it clear that he won't disrespect his current First Take co-host, Skip Bayless. Despite their many disagreements and clashes, Stephen A. acknowledges that Skip played a pivotal role in his career. They were the dynamic duo on First Take for the first four years of Stephen A.'s reign as the star of the show. He credits Skip for restoring his career and will always hold a level of respect for him.
    As a Super Bowl fan, I've come to love the fiery debates and banter between Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless. Their contrasting personalities and opposing viewpoints create a captivating dynamic on the show. While they may not always see eye to eye, their chemistry has become a defining characteristic of First Take. So, the idea of introducing Shannon Sharpe into the mix raises some mixed feelings.
    On one hand, Shannon Sharpe's expertise and charisma could add a fresh perspective to the show. His football knowledge is unquestionable, and his presence would undoubtedly contribute to lively discussions. On the other hand, I worry about disrupting the existing chemistry between Stephen A. and Skip. Their back-and-forth banter has become a staple of First Take, and it's hard to imagine the show without it.
    Stephen A. Smith did mention that he wouldn't want Shannon Sharpe to join First Take every day. He values the current roster of contributors and the diverse voices they bring to the table. Stephen A. wants to maintain the balance and ensure that everyone has their place on the show. If Shannon were to come on board, it would likely be on a part-time basis, perhaps once a week.
    As a viewer, I trust Stephen A.'s judgment. He's been the face of First Take for over a decade, and his success speaks for itself. He understands the dynamics of the show and what makes it click. If he believes that Shannon Sharpe's addition, albeit in a limited capacity, would enhance the program, I'm willing to give it a chance. After all, change can often bring new and exciting perspectives.
    In the end, the decision lies with the bosses at ESPN. Stephen A. acknowledges that he answers to them, and they have the final say on matters concerning First Take. Whether Shannon Sharpe joins or not, one thing is certain: Shannon's talents as a commentator and pundit won't go to waste. He's proven himself in the industry, and he'll continue to thrive in some capacity, be it on First Take or elsewhere

  • Jeff Willard
    Jeff Willard 3 months ago +7

    Not always a fan of Stephen A but I have to say he is always honest in his opinions.

  • David Sayimright
    David Sayimright 3 months ago +3

    I actually think Shannon was a better fit on undisputed and that’s because espn and first take pick and choose and have 4 minute segments and let Molly do whatever she want. It be 10 minute segments with 5 people around the table while Molly trying to make her point also. This is why I liked the undisputed route

  • LA BoutaBagDoe
    LA BoutaBagDoe 3 months ago +6

    Make it happen Stephen A, the fans would love to see you and Shannon debate sports every morning

    • Shyne The God
      Shyne The God 3 months ago

      Shannon would outshine Stephen A easily, like Max K did. Why did Stephen a pick Irvin… because he’s no competition.

  • Andrew Cradle
    Andrew Cradle 3 months ago +7

    I’m truly surprised he stood up for skip. Thought this was going to go the complete opposite way. Everyone gives skip his praises and respect he just stepped outside of hisself ruining the overall dynamic they had on FS1. It was over since that segment.

  • Go Eagles
    Go Eagles 3 months ago +571

    Shannon definitely needs his own show everyday

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      Vicious Victoria vamps 3 months ago +8


    • James Amick
      James Amick 3 months ago +26

      He already has one. He has his club shay shay podcast he does.

      SHATTA- BOYZ 3 months ago +3

      I concure

    • Based God
      Based God 3 months ago +15

      He’s kinda boring, he’s only interesting cause him and skip are completely opposites and they have great debates

  • terry crubaugh
    terry crubaugh 3 months ago +1

    Shannon definitely needs his own show

  • Ron Tolliver
    Ron Tolliver 3 months ago +1

    Stephen A. Has the best show out! I must watch every week

  • Alfredo Munoz
    Alfredo Munoz 3 months ago +2

    Pure Gentleman Stephen A. GO COWBOYS 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

  • Baptise Muhammad
    Baptise Muhammad 3 months ago +3

    The only reason Stephen A vouchers for a skip is because he left the museum for his knowledge of sports and talent for speaking. Make no mistake about it. Steven A is a talented brother and very knowledgeable. And those people at ESPN know this... Steven A draws a lot of people With this professionalism and articulation in sports.

  • Acecase
    Acecase 3 months ago +5

    Shannon is too good for one day a week. If he really was going there they’d need to complete rebrand the show

  • John DiDio
    John DiDio 3 months ago +1

    Stephen A. Smith is a GENUINE DUDE !! ALWAYS keeps it REAL !! LOYAL FRIEND NO DOUBT

  • Anthony X
    Anthony X 3 months ago +11

    Disrespecting Skip and speaking the honest truth about someone are two different things. A person can do a lot of good things for you but also have very bad personality flaws. Because a person showed me strong loyalty does not mean I have to be silent about who they are and how they act.

    • OL' Head Cognito
      OL' Head Cognito 3 months ago

      I believe you don't have to compromise yo ethics but loyalty is an important aspect that promotes a real person's character

    • Anthony X
      Anthony X 3 months ago +5

      @OL' Head Cognito but again if you are my friend, I should be able to criticize you if you are wrong. Just like they do athletes, coaches, etc. You can be loyal and honest.

  • Luciano De La Cruz
    Luciano De La Cruz 3 months ago +4

    Shannon is the man, let's see him fly higher 🤟

  • Derick Anderson
    Derick Anderson 3 months ago +2

    Stephan A delivers a speech so brilliant.

  • Raul Guillen
    Raul Guillen 3 months ago +5

    Shannon can be on his own show. It was still a nice gesture by Stephen A.

  • Slavi Petrov
    Slavi Petrov 3 months ago +336

    I'm telling you If Stephen A and Shannon Sharp go together on screen this will be an all time great duo bruh... hope it happens 🙏

    • Cody Franklin
      Cody Franklin 3 months ago +9

      Ngl that’d be epic

    • Jermaine Smith
      Jermaine Smith 3 months ago +2


    • The Paperchaser
      The Paperchaser 3 months ago +1

      That would epic for Cowboy haters not a Cowboy fan like me haha

    • MarcRob
      MarcRob 3 months ago +9

      Stephen basically just said, no. In a really nice thought out way. He said you can come in once a week though.

    • sportsfan6554
      sportsfan6554 3 months ago +2

      Skip would be so damn mad lmao

  • Nathali Soriano
    Nathali Soriano 3 months ago +2

    That would be one hell of a show omg 😂 i would not stop laughing and learning at the same time

  • D J
    D J 3 months ago +1

    I'm pretty gutted about Skip and Shannon being no more. I loved their on screen chemistry and I'll miss the Dew bets a lot. But I hope ESPN picks up Shannon because then I'd still get to see him on TV a lot, he's too entertaining to not be on every week day. I'll still watch Undisputed though, I'm still a Skip fan.

  • Sterling Woods
    Sterling Woods 3 months ago +4

    Man you can have more than one Stephen!!! Sharpe as a constant and a guest everyday!!!!!!!! I’m telling you bro…highest rated show!!!! Keep it up bro love you man!!!!

    • Ron M
      Ron M 3 months ago +1

      I agree that show would be legendary!SAS vs Shannon would be must see tv

    • Shyne The God
      Shyne The God 3 months ago

      It would be great TV, but Stephen A doesn’t want anyone outshining him. Which is why Max is gone, and Irvin is in.

  • touch
    touch 3 months ago +2

    Stephen a Smith is a entertaining intelligent funny personality that is actually fair minded when it comes to the situation at hand 👏.

  • Willie Guerrero
    Willie Guerrero 3 months ago +3

    Nobody is as good as Shannon on tv mix of personality, relatable, knowledge, and a view from a player not a role player but an actual star it is not close

  • Annette196146
    Annette196146 3 months ago +269

    Thank you Steven A for being a class act. Love you and Shannon

  • Spontaneous Substance
    Spontaneous Substance 3 months ago +1

    Stephen A. After displaying your loyalty to skip I can say your character is intact and untarnished.
    Love the fact that even after almost 7 years apart you still give credit where credits is due. Skip saw something special in you and to be honest, you did the rest and went with it and look where your at now, gotta give kudos where kudos are due. The fact “you didn’t and don’t forget” says all I need to know with who you are not only in your profession but as a man a human and someone reporting facts based on evidence.
    This only ensures I don’t miss an episode of first take!
    FYI I love your shows setup. Love you praising all your cohosts but in the end that’s your show and rightfully so and myself along with millions others tune to watch and listen to you. We all love your part time or guest analysts and I certainly respect their opinions as there are times your 100% solid and right and other items they are. Maybe skip should take a lesson from the student, the Protege, you, and do the same. Have a rotating cast!
    When it’s your show be it first take or skip and Shannon, having your cohost outgrow you isn’t good or bad but for Shannon’s sake maybe he’s grown and matured to point where he can have his own show but I don’t think it’s good for anyone if they take a ride off their partners back and let it mold them into someone who is now different then the person was 6.5 years ago or even believe their better.
    Maybe they have excess baggage behind the scenes aside from what we seen on air but if i recall it’s Shannon that had arguments in a NBA court at a BB game and had to came on air to apologize, “I guarantee that apology came down from the brass since he’s such a public figure” and Shannon was on video slapping attitude to a fan who taped him at an airport, personally not a good look but I get fans can be annoying but having been in the nfl for 14 years and a multi time pro bowler and 3x SB champ, c’mon that should be easy for him. Your want the top spot you earned it but then by default getting the attention that comes with it, you gotta act like a gentleman. This two issues are only what’s occurred in the last year.
    I’ve never seen or heard of those issues with you or skip. If anything you’ve had folks talk smack after you opined on a MMA or boxing match and still didn’t let it get to you. That’s called being a professional!
    Skip is old school and also older then Shannon and yourself. He’s a grumpy older white dude and their ain’t anything wrong with that but let be honest he’s set in his ways, clearly his name and image works or he woulda been fired decades ago and his reporting and back room/upstairs sources have worked for him clearly for the last 40-50 years.
    I respect Shannon and Skip equally but be it professional or personal issues I think Shannon at times needed to just do what you do at times and let something’s slide. Pride comes before the big fall and I know Shannon knows that as he’s a pretty religious man
    Again go back to his confrontation this year alone at the airport and at the NBA game. Shannon def has a fuse and temper and like skip he’s pretty stubborn and set in his ways. Maybe it’s years of football or steroids if he uses them who knows but sadly it’s stinks they ain’t together anymore as it’s worked well for so long, especially for a show with legit almost only 2 host with occasional guest host, vs your show where we have you as the main host and several host weekly, several different opinions and personally I think your shows setup and direction works better, especially today where folks can get so much info on social media and where folks can follow so many more celebrities and athletes. There may be guest you have sometimes that may have a bigger following or are more well received then others and that way there, it’s always something new and something fresh and a different perspective vs the same ole stuff
    We all know skip lovessssss Tommy and that will never change and Shannon not so much but also let’s take into account Shannon played with another Great all time QB in John Elway and Shannon thinks and speaks highly of John. So I’m sure john is his boy and will always be and that’s admirable.
    But they (skip and Shannon) both seem to have never been able to agree on much or convince their cohost/partner to see their side there angle and like any relationship sometimes you gotta give in a little, gotta compromise and gotta lose a battle to win the argument. I think pride was that shows downfall. No one should be a pushover but ultimately your on the air cuz us, the fans and they seemed to have forgotten it and made it to much about their legit personal biases and opinions and beliefs. Facts and entertainment and at the end of the day it’s a job millions would die to have and I think be it Shannon or skip they forgot that but I’m leaning more towards skip never changed but shay shay did.
    I wish nothing but the best for both of them and again your show is still my go to!!!

  • James Wingate
    James Wingate 3 months ago +5

    I love how Stephen A still protects and loves his brother from another mother Skip. I love how he breaks down he is a boss but not The Boss. Shows how he respects the First Take and ESPN. Dam SAS, my respect for being real and standing behind Michael Irving.

  • Jorge Daniel X
    Jorge Daniel X 3 months ago +2

    Stephen A. Smith wants Shannon Sharpe to come to his show for a few reasons. First is he knows the value Shannon Sharpe could potentially bring for any show just like Shannon did for Skip Bayless Undisputed. Second is he needs someone fresh with a really great deal of insights and knowledge of the NBA to debate with on the show and third, Stephen A. Smith knows he’s been spewing nonsense most of the time on ESPN and he just can’t stand himself at times so he needs someone who has a strong and commanding voice and presence to put him in his place every time he gets uncontrollably stupid on any show.

  • Phillip Hobbs
    Phillip Hobbs 3 months ago

    I definitely want them together!!!

  • diceDiddy
    diceDiddy 3 months ago

    Not a fan of Skip, but I'd love to watch u and him go at it again ❤

  • Styles Nac
    Styles Nac 3 months ago +389

    Shannon deserves more than one day at First Take.. he should get his own show on espn!

    • TirmoW
      TirmoW 3 months ago +9


    • Just Me
      Just Me 3 months ago +30

      He should stick with his podcast and screw these clowns. Pause 😅😅😅😅

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    • meditation hours
      meditation hours 3 months ago +3

      @Just Mecome to find out he doesn’t even own club shayshay

  • Tha krakken
    Tha krakken 3 months ago +1

    Love you keeping it real. Much respect.

  • Drey Price
    Drey Price 3 months ago

    That’s how you keep it real all the way around..no hate thrown around..just straight up honest speaking..

  • jpcoqueran
    jpcoqueran 3 months ago +1

    Shannon has become a star and wanted more creative input on the show in which he had zero. good on him for pushing back hard against that tyrant. We'll see if he has staying power in what he does next, and i definitely will be rooting for him.

  • Scottmac23
    Scottmac23 3 months ago +18

    You can’t have Shannon on once a week! He has what you got! Dresses very well,knows football, knows basketball, speaks on social justice , loves Lebron James ,very funny and he works out! That will be a great get in shape partner! One more thing they hate Dallas

    • Shyne The God
      Shyne The God 3 months ago

      Stephen A doesn’t want competition. He’s only speaking on this because he has to.

  • Zone 6
    Zone 6 3 months ago +1

    In previous interviews Shannon talked about how he never wanted to live in California and never thought he would spend more than a day in California and then his house gets robbed …I think that was his que and why he left so he can leave California cause he didn’t even wanna be there from the jump

  • Anders Hansen
    Anders Hansen 3 months ago +228

    I can't tell you how many compilations of Shannon Sharpe I've watched over the years here on Clip-Share, he was a hell of a ballplayer and a hell of a broadcaster. I'm hoping he gets his own show somewhere but if he doesn't, any show who can fit him in would be lucky to have him.

    • Briceson Loving
      Briceson Loving 3 months ago +2

      He’s gonna be on springhill and probably gonna on Max with Lebron or even showtime with club Shay Shay

    • Danny Tran
      Danny Tran 3 months ago

      I think he might just do Club Shay Shay

  • Tha Kidd CT
    Tha Kidd CT 3 months ago

    I'm Not The Biggest Stephen A Smith Fan, But You Gotta Respect How He Stays Humble To Those Who Looked Out For Him And He Only Speaks HIS Truth.

  • Kevin Pease
    Kevin Pease 3 months ago

    Gotta love Steven A. Smith. Straight shooter. Class act. And he gives the Cowboys shit. Just had to throw that in there

  • BigD J
    BigD J 3 months ago +3

    Shannon and Stephen A together 🔥🔥

    • Shyne The God
      Shyne The God 3 months ago +2

      Stephen A don’t want that smoke. “One day a week,” “Love me some MICHAEL IRVIN.” ……. Cause Irvin is no competition and stays in his place.

  • Kareem Osborne
    Kareem Osborne 3 months ago +2

    Shannon and Steven A would be must watch sports TV no question!!! Lets make it happen fellas!!!!!

    • Shyne The God
      Shyne The God 3 months ago

      Not gonna happen. Stephen A just looked us dead in the face and said Shannon’s time would be limited because of his love for… Michael Irvin. 😐. Even with the instant rise of popularity Shannon would provide for the show, Stephen A would rather remain unchallenged.

  • Rich8927
    Rich8927 3 months ago +1

    Lol first time I ever heard him address Shannon. That's crazy lol. SAS and Shannon working together gives goosebumps!

  • Dewayne Johnson
    Dewayne Johnson 3 months ago +243

    I would love to see Shannon get his own show but in the meantime until then I wouldn’t mind seeing him pop up here and there on first take

      AQUA VIII 3 months ago +7

      Club Shay Shay

    • Dewayne Johnson
      Dewayne Johnson 3 months ago +2

      @AQUA VIII yeah he has that but that’s a podcast. I’m hoping he gets his own show along the lines of undisputed or first take

    • Smooth Operator
      Smooth Operator 3 months ago +4

      Stephen A, Molly, Kendrick Perkins, Marcus Spears, Keyshawn Johnson
      OVER EACH OTHER!!!!!

    • Jason U
      Jason U 3 months ago +2

      The one thing Fox does better than ESPN is they don't oversaturate the talent. If you want to see Shannon you have to watch undisputed or wait for him to do an interview separate from the network. Unlike ESPN where you catch SAS on get up, first take, Sports center, pre game, halftime show and post game rapup

  • GlassHousecp
    GlassHousecp 3 months ago +4

    Shanon deserves his own show!!

  • Lamont King
    Lamont King 3 months ago

    Shannon deserves his own show around him he doesn’t need be a sidekick anymore he too good n real

  • Shortyrockeroner
    Shortyrockeroner 2 months ago

    Shannon Sharpe is the life of the show

  • Chris Scott
    Chris Scott 3 months ago +1

    Stephen A. You are a real one for not bashing Skip while giving love to Shannon. World needs more of this. Debate doesnt mean hate.

  • Dave
    Dave 3 months ago +3

    The realness from Steve A Smith towards Skip is something to watch. I hope they continue that professional relationship.

  • SeanD84
    SeanD84 3 months ago +278

    This is one of those moments where, like him or not, you realize that Stephen A truly is a real one, one of the best in the business and deserves his flowers while he can still smell them 💯💐

    • Hunter Jordan
      Hunter Jordan 3 months ago

      But Stephen A said one time straight up on the show once that he’s “not a real dude”

    • Tyler Curtis
      Tyler Curtis 3 months ago

      Worst UFC commentator/analysis.

    • RodC
      RodC 3 months ago

      Real one🤷🏿‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️😂😂😂

  • Darwin Daniel Dominguez
    Darwin Daniel Dominguez 3 months ago +1

    To put Shannon in the "roster" is crazy, he needs his own show or be a cohost like he was in undisputed

  • DC 4 LIFE
    DC 4 LIFE 3 months ago +3

    Shannon needs his own show he's paid his dues let him shine by himself.

  • Justin Ruby
    Justin Ruby 3 months ago +1

    I think Shannon has too much drawing power to be on First Take and be beneath somebody like yourself, showing up once or twice a week when you feel like having him on. Not when there will be thousands of new people watching whatever show he's on ONLY to watch him. Wherever he ends up will have to be a daily thing and he'll demand to be as respected as well as yourself, because the root of his issues stem from Skips disrespect. Shannon isn't going to leave Undisputed due to being disrespected and go somewhere he doesn't feel he's on equal footing. He doesn't need to be on TV. He doesn't need any of it. He could just continue his podcast and be fine until the right opportunity comes around. That right opportunity won't be him coming on someone else's show once or twice a week and having no respect or freedom though

  • bbg4us
    bbg4us 3 months ago +1

    I’m just gonna share my opinion on this matter. When you have two people with totally different personalities things like this can occur. I seen this coming ever since they had that disagreement on the Damar Hamlin situation a while back. Skip Bayless can be a complete ahole when he wants to be. Shannon looks like the type of person who does not tolerate being disrespected, or when people show little concern about the well being of others. As people grow, you either grow together or you grow apart.