Undisputed on FS1: I'm In!
When it was announced that Skip Bayless and ESPN were parting way because Fox outbid ESPN for Skip's services, I was shocked. Bayless in many ways was the main catalyst for the emergence of ESPN2 as the go to place for sports talk and debate. First Take has become the go to show for daily spots discussion and in this Hip Hop/ Pop Culture era we live in, no sports show is more relevant than First Take. Of course the combination of Skip and Stephan A Smith was the major reason why, combined with the various celebrities and analyst they would routinely have on it, the show became must see TV.
But then. I really thought about it, and in many ways, the show may have run its course in many ways. Between Stephan A being on the road all the time, and the same discussions being regenerated every week, I even stopped watching everyday, but would just listen to the podcast every few days at work.
Well, last week, Skip debuted his new show on FS1, Undisputed, and his new co host is NFL Hall of Famer, and three time Superbowl champion, Shannon Sharpe.
Guys, I try not to use too much hyperbole. And I promise you I am not starting today. This guy Shannon Sharpe is the absolute best former athlete commentator on TV, period. Through only one week of TV, Shannon has successfully gone viral, speaking from the heart about the injustices that the African American community is experiencing in America, he has held Skip's feet to the fire and educated him on the game of football, and he has greatly entertained me time after time.
And do you see this jacket???? Only a great great man could pull that off. Phenomenal!!! Shannon and Skip have a chemistry already that has made me a full blown converter, and I have found my new favorite sports show. I still will watch First Take, because I love Max Kellerman, and Stephan A knows his basketball. But for football, Undisputed is the show to watch!!!