Mariota and “The Curse of Skip Bayless”

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Johnny Manziel. Tim Tebow. These are just a couple of the latest NFL ”quarterbacks” who have received glowing reviews from Skip Bayless, one half of the ESPN two headed monster, First Take. Bayless, who has very little success predicting the future of college quarterbacks in the NFL, has made it clear that he believes Oregon’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Marcus Mariota should not be selected in the …

Chip Kelly a Racist?!

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In one of his more ridiculous commentaries, one of many delivered over the years, ESPN First Take host Stephen A. Smith seemed to suggest current Philadelphia Eagles head coach and former University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly is a racist, or has racist motives in how he structures the team. Nor did Smith keep this offensive suggestion simple and short: …

Stephen A. Smith Stands Firm on Kelly Criticism

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Stephen A. Smith, co-host of ESPN’s First Take and host of the Stephen A. Smith Show on Sirius XM, defended his comments concerning Eagles’ head coach Chip Kelly’s personnel decisions and the overall culture in Philadelphia, saying he did not call Kelly a racist. Smith explained his comments on his radio show : “… a bunch of idiots, in the world …

ESPN Analyzes Winston Postgame Comments

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Last night, the Oregon Ducks snapped Florida State’s 29-game winning streak, beating the Seminoles 59-20 in a lopsided Rose Bowl victory. It was the largest loss ever by a defending national champion. So what did FSU quarterback have to say about the Ducks’ performance? The post-game responses from FSU quarterback Jameis Winston are confusing at best and at times, just plain arrogant. “This game …