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Posted March 08, 2013 - 05:16 PM

http://blacksportson...-embarrassment/

 

Not everyone working at ESPN found the testy remarks shared between First Take’s Skip Bayless and Seattle Seahawks Richard Sherman amusing. One analysis in particular who spoke out against the segment was Bill Simmons.

 

In three simple but direct tweets, Simmons expresses his distaste for the show while urging viewers not to watch First Take.

 

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Wonder if he gets punished since he works for the network.

 

EDIT UPDATE:

 

ESPN Suspended Bill Simmons For Saying 1st Take is an Embarrassment

 

http://blacksportson...-embarrassment/


Edited by    , March 14, 2013 - 04:48 PM.

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#2 bigfetz

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Posted March 08, 2013 - 05:58 PM

I hate that show. Its 2 people that dont know anything about sports and act like there brilliant. 



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Posted March 08, 2013 - 07:04 PM

I watch the show almost every morning. SAS hair line is a trip. Skips facial expressions are as dumb as his comments. He swings on Tebows balls almost every show.
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Posted March 08, 2013 - 10:29 PM

Bill Simmons is an absolute GOOF.



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Posted March 08, 2013 - 11:19 PM

That douche bag said that the Refs were going to win the Lakers the game in the second half.


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Posted March 09, 2013 - 01:05 PM

As if Simmons is any different. He's doing the same [expletive] in his articles.



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Posted March 09, 2013 - 09:01 PM

Simmons is usually an idiot, but I think he's right. Sherman sounds like a child in that interview and Skip taking the bait is just as bad.



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Posted March 10, 2013 - 03:51 AM

First take segment has lots of exaggerations, but i like to watch it SAS is solid..

 

 

 

This Sherman though, is crap. Uneducated guy that couldn't handle the least by not showing up.



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Posted March 10, 2013 - 06:09 AM

I view ESPN First Take as a source of entertainment rather than meaningful basketball analysis. But Bill Simmons isn't the right person to be talking. He's a good writer, but his hate and bias is incredibly prevalent and his articles aren't exactly that in depth either, but at least he sometimes acknowledges that.



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Posted March 10, 2013 - 01:45 PM


I view ESPN First Take as a source of entertainment rather than meaningful basketball analysis. But Bill Simmons isn't the right person to be talking. He's a good writer, but his hate and bias is incredibly prevalent and his articles aren't exactly that in depth either, but at least he sometimes acknowledges that.


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Posted March 10, 2013 - 03:03 PM

The real embarrassing show is Dan le Batard.


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 04:49 PM

UPDATE:

 

ESPN Suspended Bill Simmons For Saying 1st Take is an Embarrassment

 

http://blacksportson...-embarrassment/


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 05:04 PM

article to me says they suspended him from using twitter for 3 days...did i misread?


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 05:08 PM

I view ESPN First Take as a source of entertainment rather than meaningful basketball analysis. But Bill Simmons isn't the right person to be talking. He's a good writer, but his hate and bias is incredibly prevalent and his articles aren't exactly that in depth either, but at least he sometimes acknowledges that.


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 05:58 PM

I like Simmons articles. He isn't an analyst, he isn't an expert, he's a blogger. Why would you expect him to be unbiased? He's a Celtics fan, he hates the Lakers, if you can't handle a little Kobe-hate then I guess you wouldn't enjoy reading him. Love that he called out First Take like that. I agree with him, and I think it should be cancelled. It's a joke.



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Posted March 14, 2013 - 07:29 PM

I like Simmons articles. He isn't an analyst, he isn't an expert, he's a blogger. Why would you expect him to be unbiased? He's a Celtics fan, he hates the Lakers, if you can't handle a little Kobe-hate then I guess you wouldn't enjoy reading him. Love that he called out First Take like that. I agree with him, and I think it should be cancelled. It's a joke.


But they are presenting him as an analyst now. They have tried to remake him from "fan boy" to unbiased analyst. I don't need his tripe muddying the discussion.

I think it's peculiar that he sits on a set with magic, given all the hateful things he used to say about Magics presentation skills.

I wonder if Magic even knows?

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Posted March 14, 2013 - 08:00 PM

I think it's peculiar that he sits on a set with magic, given all the hateful things he used to say about Magics presentation skills.

I wonder if Magic even knows?

Haha probably not, but that sure is an interesting dynamic.


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Posted March 15, 2013 - 03:20 PM

When i read his tweet about first take i thought...

 

 

ESPN is going to suspend him...

Im surprised it took this long...

 

Im surprised Greg Easterbrook is allowed to still write on ESPN...



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Posted March 15, 2013 - 05:46 PM

Its just on twitter



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Posted March 15, 2013 - 09:04 PM

I like Simmons.. shouldn't have been suspended for saying that show is stupid when it definitely is


Edited by 24allday, March 15, 2013 - 09:06 PM.





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