First Take

Oct 3, 2017

Paul Finebaum Explains Why Alabama Deserves To Be Ranked Ahead Of Clemson

Clemson finished off a magical National Championship run with a victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide last year. The Tigers...

Jun 22, 2017

Stephen A. Smith Crosses The Line With Lamar Odom Comment

Stephen A. Smith has made a reputation for himself by being bombastic, unfiltered and confident in whatever he says. But...

Jun 7, 2017

Jalen Rose Thinks LeBron James Might Leave Cleveland Again

It would certainly be another twist in the unexpected and winding career LeBron James has had to this point. The...

Stephen A. Smith Pens Moving Tribute After His Mother Passes Away

Few things can be as difficult as losing a parent. After holding our hands through some of our first discoveries...

Jun 1, 2017

LaVar Ball Returning To ESPN First Take On Monday

LaVar Ball is crazy. Crazy like a PR guru. The world of sports coverage exploded with the brazen and outlandish...

Mar 26, 2017

Video: Molly Qerim introduces John Calipari as ‘Coach K’ on ‘First Take’

As Skip Bayless’ time with ESPN’s “First Take” came to a close earlier this week, Stephen A. Smith needed someone...

Jun 23, 2016

Jun 22, 2016

Kentucky’s John Calipari to debate Stephen A. Smith on ESPN’s First Take

With now former co-host Skip Bayless headed off to greener pastures at FOX Sports 1, polarizing sports pundit Stephen A....

Jun 21, 2016

Video: Skip Bayless gives emotional goodbye to ‘First Take,’ Stephen A. Smith

Earlier this year, Skip Bayless announced he would be leaving ESPN and taking a job with FOX Sports. He took...

Apr 27, 2016

Skip Bayless gives emotional good-bye to Stephen A. Smith

InfamousĀ First Take analyst Skip Bayless is leaving ESPN for Fox Sports at the close of the NBA Finals and,...

Mar 22, 2016

Stephen A. Smith, Skip Bayless fight in ‘UFC 2’ simulation

ESPN analysts Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless are easily two of the most brash and outspoken people in sports...