I watch almost every day now. I guess you could say I have “embraced debate.” That’s the theme of one of my new favorite shows, ESPN’s First Take. For two hours, five days a week, two sports reporters debate the latest games and gambles of the NFL, NBA and MLB.
Skip Bayless is my favorite debater. I usually find myself agreeing with him. He is older, wiser and a Tim Tebow fan. That’s why I originally started watching, because Bayless was and still is one of the only sports media personalities who support Tebow’s quest to become, once again, a starting NFL quarterback.
Bayless’ debate opponent is Stephen A. Smith. I’m not a big fan of Smith. It is sort of like the way I felt about the old Fox News Channel show Hannity & Colmes. I loved Sean Hannity, couldn’t stand Alan Colmes. On First Take, Smith is more urban and bombastic than his fellow debater. He is probably a good foil for Bayless but he doesn’t believe in Tebow so I can’t officially warm up to him.
But why should he care, I’m still watching.