Fox Sports 1 Has Reportedly Chosen A Partner For Skip Bayless
When Skip Bayless chose to break up the band and take a $6 million offer to leave ESPN for Fox Sports 1, the speculation immediately began: Who would be his new partner? Skip works best when he has someone to disagree with.
And while the opposite take to Skip is usually common sense and and rational thinking, it might be good to have an actual person for him to yell at, figured FS1. And so, via Awful Announcing:
There were reports last month that Shannon Sharpe was a “leading candidate” to join Bayless’ yet-to-be-named show at FS1, and an Awful Announcing source now says that “It’ll be Shannon Sharpe with Skip Bayless.” When asked for comment, a Fox spokesman said “No comment from us on this one at this time.”
I have my problems with Sharpe as well -- the chief being that I can rarely understand any complete sentence he speaks. He will join Barbara Walters and Tom Brokaw as our greatest speech-challenged media hosts. But how you say a thing is much less important than what is said, and by that measure Skip would be the weaker of the two.
Our name choices for Bayless and Sharpe's new show:
"As If It Mattered"
"Waste Of Oxygen"
"Where's The Remote?"
"Because It's On TV"
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