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Even Stephen A. Smith is getting tired of Skip Bayless

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This tweet sent by Adam Schefter on Friday was so funny and unexpected, I had to double-check to make sure it wasn’t sent by “Adarn Schefter,” the Twitter impostor.

According to Schefter, fellow ESPN employee Stephen A. Smith walked into the green room at the network on Friday and shared how he needs a break from his “First Take” co-host Skip Bayless:

We feel you Stephen A., we feel you. It isn’t easy “embracing debate” and going toe-to-toe with that doofus every single day. I can’t imagine anyone taking it for a few minutes, let a lone a few days, months or even a few years.

Skip Bayless thinks Seattle Seahawks are in the AFC

Skip Bayless

Skip Bayless, master troll and ESPN carnival barker, showed everyone just how uneducated he is about the NFL.

A day after boasting about how good New England looked in the preseason, Bayless conceded that the Seattle Seahawks might pose the best threat to the Pats in the AFC.

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Sorry to break it to you, Skip, but the Seahawks switched from the AFC to the NFC back in 2002. Did you just happen to miss out on the past decade of football? I guess that’s what happens when you’re busy focusing on being the biggest antagonist possible instead of actually watching games and leagues.

Nice tweet, clown.

Charles Barkley rips Skip Bayless, fat women of San Antonio, Kazaam (Video)

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Charles Barkley had himself quite a night on Monday and made the last episode of “Inside the NBA” this season a memorable one. The excitement of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals had Chuck in rare form before the game, and he continued to deliver the goods in the postgame show after the Miami Heat dominated the Indiana Pacers to advance to the NBA Finals.

For starters, there was the shot Barkley took at Skip Bayless during TNT’s pregame show. Sir Charles was making the point that there are going to be people who blame LeBron James if the Heat lose, despite the fact that Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and others have played so poorly. Barkley said Bayless, who he called “the idiot,” would be one of those people.

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Dez Bryant takes aim at Skip Bayless for twisting his words

Dez BryantDez Bryant fired off a few tweets at Skip Bayless Wednesday to correct the ESPN host for twisting his words.

Bryant made headlines Tuesday for telling ESPN Dallas that he thinks he can reach 2,000 yards receiving in a season. Naturally, Bryant saying that 2,000 yards is a possibility led many people to believe he had predicted he would have a 2,000-yard season. The Cowboys receiver tried to set things straight over Twitter:

Bayless, to whom details are mere nuisances that interfere with his constant criticism, said the comments indicate Bryant is still immature.

The misinterpretation of his comments did not sit well with Bryant. He decided to try setting Bayless straight, which is often a pointless pursuit.

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Richard Sherman unloads on Skip Bayless: ‘I’m better at life than you’ (Video)

Richard ShermanSkip Bayless is easily one of the most hated television personalities in sports history, but Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman could very well hate him more than any athlete in America. We learned that on Thursday, when Sherman unloaded on Bayless and insulted him on multiple occasions during an appearance on ESPN’s “First Take.”

Bayless repeatedly tried to bait Sherman into talking about his well-publicized Twitter feud with Darrelle Revis, but Sherman was clearly more concerned with attempting to publicly humiliate Skip.

“Whenever you speak to me or whenever you address me, address me as All-Pro Stanford graduate, because those are some accomplishments you will never accomplish,” Sherman said. “You have never accomplished anything.

“I am intelligent enough and capable enough to understand that you are ignorant, pompous, egotistical, credetent, and that’s really what it comes down to. And I’m going to crush you on here in front of everybody because I’m tired of hearing about it.”

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Derek Jeter suggests Skip Bayless should be tested for PEDs

The comments Skip Bayless made on Wednesday about Derek Jeter were nothing more than Skip being Skip. His job is to create buzz and say extremely controversial things, and he may have outdone himself by insinuating that it’s possible Jeter has been able to continue playing at such a high level because of performance-enhancing drug use.

“I would have to be sight- and hearing-impaired not to at least wonder, because there is no HGH test in the sport of baseball,” Bayless said according to the NY Daily News. “They do not blood test; they do it one time in spring training for HGH, not again the rest of the year. How could I not wonder, ‘Is he using something?’ If you’re Derek Jeter, would you think about using HGH right now? Because I would. How would you not? Would you not think about it?”

Unfortunately, many feel as though all players are guilty until proven innocent in this day and age. However, the fact that Jeter has passed all of his drugs tests throughout his incredibly long and successful career would seem to make him innocent, no? Jeter, who seemed blindsided by the remarks, said perhaps it is Skip who needs to be tested.

“Whenever you have people that anytime you bring something like this to light with guys that are doing things, it’s like, now you have everybody questioning everything,” Jeter said. “That’s the unfortunate thing. Maybe Skip should be tested. What do you want me to say? I ain’t getting involved with this, man. You can say whatever you want to say now, huh? There’s no repercussions.”

It should be noted that the talking head has surprisingly massive pipes. Putting Jeter on the same level with guys like Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon is never a good idea, but Skip is happy as long as people are talking about it. As much as Terrell Suggs annoys me, he couldn’t be more right when it comes to Bayless.

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Skip Bayless: White Redskins fans support Kirk Cousins over RG3 (Audio)

ESPN talking head Skip Bayless is paid to say some of the most extreme, ridiculous things possible in order to generate controversy, but he went too far on Monday when he accused Redskins fans (and white and black fans) of racism.

Discussing the Redskins quarterback situation, Bayless said white fans would want fourth-round pick Kirk Cousins, who is white, to succeed over first-round pick and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, who is black.

“Some foolish Redskins fans – fans, foolish, doesn’t that go together, right? – they’re gonna sit back and say, ‘God, RG3 was struggling. He fumbled, he threw a couple of bad passes. Maybe Kirk Cousins is better right now. Maybe we should go with Kirk.’ NO! No, I don’t want to see that! I don’t want to set up that dynamic!” said Bayless.

“I’m going to throw it out there,” Bayless continued. “You also have the black/white dynamic and the majority of Redskins fans are white and it’s just human nature if you’re white to root for the white guy because it just happens in sports. Just like the black community will root for the black quarterback.

“I’m for the black guy. I’m just saying I don’t like the dynamic for RG3. It could stunt his growth in the NFL.”

While I do agree that racism still exists and that some white fans are uncomfortable with black players or black quarterbacks and vice versa (believe me, I got the phone calls and emails as a national sports talk radio host to prove it), that is a minority opinion. The majority of sports fans would want their team to succeed regardless of the race of their players. The Washington Post even wrote a story about that subject matter last year as it pertains to Redskins fans.

Generalizing is a dangerous thing, and it can often lead to trouble. Maybe Skip Bayless would learn that lesson, but unfortunately as long as he drives ratings for the network, ESPN is unlikely to discipline him for accusing all white and black fans of being racially biased.

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