Ok so I failed. Another sports post. This time it wasn’t my fault.
I’m sitting here on Facebook when I see yet ANOTHER outrageous proclamation by Skip Bayless updated via ESPN’s First take segment. I don’t think I’ve ever hated (or even cared enough for that matter) an analyst as much as Skip Bayless. The reason I hate him so much is because in a field where you are reporting on sports amongst other analysts Bayless CONSISTENTLY remains biased. He ALWAYS and let make make that clear once again, ALWAYS chooses the side that is unfavorable to cause controversy. He will always continue to do so because he is getting paid to do that. There is no question in my mind that he is way too knowledgeable to say some of the truly idiotic things he says. HE knows better, this is just a way to draw attention to his show and to become a trending topic. To me its upsetting because even though it garners the attention he is seeking it is not different from straight up lying. Of course there are goign to be the few people who agree with him on certain topics and say everyone is entitled to an opinion but that is not how I see it. Although people can have their opinions, sports is backed up by a lot of logic and facts. Bayless continues to disregard those sports facts and chooses the minority position.
It also pains me to see him act as if he is so passionate about his stance when in reality during the television breaks he is probably laughing at the idiotic things he is feeding the public. My advice to people would be to simply stop watching first take. It sucks since the concept of the show is so good and that it’s the first thing we wake up to, but until the show returns to unbiased debate I will refrain from watching. Is isn’t the worst thing in the world for people to agree on something, buy Bayless seems to act as if the worlds volcanoes will erupt if he doesn’t say something that will make a headline. Patehtic.
Here are some of the recent things he has said Via ESPN’s First Take facebook page as well as Bayless’s twitter account.
“These penalties against the Saints are an outrage! These players shouldn’t be suspended at all!” -Skip Bayless
This is the statement that was the last straw for me and helped push me to write this post.It is unbelievable anyone would see it this way.These players are the one who targeted body parts and carried out orders. It is these same players who could have said no. It is these same players who cost players like Brett Farve their chance at a Superbowl. It is these same players who took money out of the pockets of who knows how many athletes. The system can’t be the only thing to blame, they are dependent on each other. The system does not work without the players involvement.
“Here we go again: “King” James using Roman numerals on mouthpiece to remind self (and us) XVI games to his 1st title. Just go do it, LeBron.”
Another reason I probably hate Skip Bayless so much is due to his idiotic statements about Lebron James. I have never heard so much useless criticism of a soon to be 3 time mvp, top 3 NBA player, all defensive team, pass first mentality superstar in my life. Lebron does so much good it should almost be impossible for anyone to truly have anything bad to say about him other than his SLIGHT inability to close out games, but Bayless always has something to say. For him to seriously bring up Lebron’s mouthpiece is a JOKE. What players do to motivate themselves is their busines,s not any of ours. IT IS A MOUTHPIECE. Why is there a story on a mouthpiece. Get real Bayless. No get content.
“Beginning at 3:30E today, Prince James, soon-to-be 3-time MVP, will feel more pressure than he ever has in his life.”
I love that this condescending tone of a tweet from Bayless was choked on after Lebrons amazing 32 point performance that DESTROYED the knicks by 33. Hows that for dealing with pressure?
“I’m so tired of these Griffin dunks! It drives me berserk!” – Skip Bayless
Of course, pick on the superstar who does everything right. Never says anything wrong in interviews, doesn’t boast or taunt even though his dunks would normally call for it. Blake is probably one of the hardest workers in the NBA, don’t believe me, check out his workout tapes. All Blake does is get better and better and evidence can be found in his post moves and his ball handling skills for a big man. I find it outrageous for Bayless to say ANYTHING about Blake’s dunks when he already has developed better post moves than DWIGHT HOWARD , who should be the most dominating center in the NBA because of his size and skill. Dwight has been in the league longer and is a true center compared to Blake being a Power Forward. Now before complaining about him, say something about Dwight. It’s ridiculous to knock Blake for his dunks, they’re still points and just because they are flashy for us fans doesn’t make them any less of a field goal.
There are many more examples but I am going to give it a rest here before I get myself any angrier. Reading these are building the frustration level up for me. Case in point, Bayless, shut up and say what you really think. This attention seeking will die out and others will call your bluffs as I have.