A fair summary lol
It is a bit of a joke - between First Take and Undisputed, I honestly don't know which of the two is more ridiculous.
First take is ridiculous because it does not matter WHAT argument Stephen A Smith comes up with or WHAT subject that argument is about - it's an absolute given that Max Kellerman will always take the complete opposite position. Either they are the only two people on the face of the earth who can't ever find a single subject that they agree on, or Max just argues the opposite of Stephen A every single time not because he believes it, but just purely for the sake of creating argument/debate.
And Undisputed is ridiculous because somehow, someway, every single basketball related discussion somehow ends up coming down to Shanon riding Lebron's 'dingdong' while Skip tries to find ways to emphasise every time Lebron has failed at anything.
It's all pretty pathetic really, but I watch it from time to time because they all get so heated nd defensive that it's actually quite entertaining haha
Hmm, sounds more like a mix of Crossfire and The View. Where's Jon Stewart when you need him? #I'mNotYourMonkey Anyway, what I noticed once during First Take when Skip was there was that while the latter was going off, Stephen A. wasn't even paying attention. The guy was literally playing around on his iPad and then spends the next five minutes, at least, acting outraged at some part of whatever Skip said while ignoring everything else so that the rest of the "segment" is devoted to clearing up any confusion between those two clowns, hence my comment about how the show represents all that is wrong with this country. It's not that we don't understand each other, it's that we don't even listen. I mean, yeah, I get it, it's all rehearsed and stuff, but could you at least pretend to pay attention?
As for that other show, I've seen a segment or two on YouTube and I must say that what really bugs me about such a format is that here you've got a moron and Shannon "The Permanent Marker" "Sharpe
arguing about anything related to basketball. Just stop. I don't like football, but stay in your lane, Sharpe, lol. Like that guy knows anything about basketball
. Yeah, I know, he's a former athlete, but that doesn't qualify him to talk about a sport he knows nothing about, at least imo, anyway. It's just like Lou Merloni giving his "take" on anything related to the Celtics. Please, just shut up, or Tom E. Curran during the Eastern Conference Finals literally saying that, while he wasn't in favor of physicality of the Kevin McHale-Kurt Rambis variety from 1983,
- and which he uttered as if he knew everything, I might add - he did think that Boston needed to be tougher with Lebron. Again, 1983, really? What a moron. You're a football guy. You get more than enough time to talk about your dumb sport, so please don't attempt to pontificate on a subject about which you know absolutely nothing as evidenced by that "take", a word which I've come to hate. I don't watch any of that crap, anymore, although I never really did in the first place. Just give me Mike and Tommy and the rest of you please go away. #HeardItThroughTheDrapeVine
I also stopped watching ESPN in 2012 after Neil Everett mocked Paul Pierce following game 2 against the Heat, during which he fouled out, and the joke was something like why wasn't Pierce in the back in a wheelchair? Seriously. The pro-Lebron and pro-Kobe crap was already too much, and I know that ESPN has never liked the Celtics given that we have beaten those two golden boys in the past, but personally mocking a player? That's taking it too far, in my eyes, and I haven't watched ESPN since then, which, from the look of things, seems to have been a good move, lol, as I'm certainly not missing out on anything
. I don't miss any of those clowns.
Unrelated: I'll give Kayce Smith credit - from the little I've seen and researched about her experience prior to coming to CSNNE - she really knows her stuff, but does it bother anyone else that she looks like she's going to a bar/party half the time that she's on the air? Shouldn't she be wearing "professional attire" or whatever? I just think it's ridiculous that the guys mostly wear some form of a dress shirt and/or a suit - particularly guests - and here she is in green leather leggings, heels, and a choker, not to mention a host of other inappropriate tops, imo, for TV. Hello, isn't that what Instagram is for?
Case in point, look at this stuff - https://www.instagram.com/p/BT7vhOSl8S4/?hl=en&taken-by=kayce_smithhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BUiZCD9F3Wm/?hl=en&taken-by=kayce_smith
In theory, I guess that I'm supposed to be a part of the "target demographic", here, but it really p---es me off. In before someone posts this Jack Nicholson gif, btw, lol
Whatever. Okay, end of rant