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First Take is always a heated discussion as Stephen A. Smith and guests debate about the day's top stories.

Episode Date
Hour 2: Jake Paul Joins the Show
2670
Stephen A. Smith and Dan Orlovsky react to the Bears hiring Matt Eberflus. The guys react to Ben Roethlisberger announcing his retirement from the NFL and debate if Eli Manning had a better career than him. Later, Damien Woody stops by to give his take on whether Big Ben had a better career than Eli Manning. Stephen A. speaks with Jake Paul on his future aspirations, his pro boxing career, and the sport itself. Marcus Spears stops to talk about Dan Quinn staying with Dallas after interviewing for multiple head coaching jobs. Stephen A. reacts to the news that the Nets are not entertaining trade offers for James Harden. 
Jan 27, 2022
Hour 1: Big Ben Retires
2911
Stephen A. Smith and Dan Orlovsky debate if Denver or Green Bay is the better situation for Aaron Rodgers after the Broncos hire Nathaniel Hackett as head coach. The guys react to Ben Roethlisberger announcing his retirement from the NFL. Stephen A. and Dan discuss if Matthew Stafford or Odell Beckham Jr. is changing their narrative more since joining the Rams. Later, Damien Woody stops by to debate if he would rather see Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady run it back next season. 
Jan 27, 2022
Hour 2: Who let the 'Mad Dog' out?
2639
Jay Williams and Stephen A. debate what the ceiling is for the Lakers, now that they have a healthy Anthony Davis. Plus Chris 'Mad Dog' Russo joins the show to discuss the BBWAA not electing Barry Bonds or Roger Clemens into the Hall of Fame. Marcus Spears jumps in on what Sean Payton's step down could mean for the Cowboys, whether he likes Joe Burrow or Jimmy Garoppolo to win more and if Matthew Stafford has anything more to prove.
Jan 26, 2022
Hour 1: Remembering Kobe Bryant
2825
On the two year anniversary of Kobe Bryant's passing, Jay Williams and Stephen A. reflect on his legacy. Plus they debate over if James Harden should be frustrated with the Nets following their loss to the Lakers. Marcus Spears joins the show to discuss whether it's time for the Packers to move on from Aaron Rodgers, and what the future holds for Sean Payton following his shocking step down as the Saints head coach.
Jan 26, 2022
Takes So Hot We Broke The Internet...
2925
Charly, Kimberley, and Elle start things off with a discussion about seasonal depression and the need for something exciting which leads us into a deep dive of the incredible football games we all watched this past weekend. They also get into Tom Brady's future and why Elle is DONE, Antonio Brown and why Charly is baffled, Aaron Rodgers is out of the play-offs so Twitter had a field day, and more!
Jan 26, 2022
Hour 2: G.O.A.T Vote
2572
Stephen A. Smith, Keyshawn Johnson, and Monica McNutt debate if LeBron James is more comparable to Tom Brady or Michael Jordan. Mina Kimes stops by to discuss if Jimmy Garoppolo receives unfair criticism. Stephen A. and Keyshawn debate if the Ravens should be interested in Antonio Brown following his comments on wanting to play with Lamar Jackson. Stephen A. gives his list of the top plays from the NFL playoffs. Later, the guys debate if Russell Westbrook is taking too much heat. 
Jan 25, 2022
Hour 1: Tom's Up?
2821
Stephen A. Smith and Keyshawn Johnson debate if it is time for Tom Brady to retire. Jeff Saturday stops by to talk about how much Aaron Rodgers’ loss against the 49ers affects his legacy and whether the NFL should change overtime rules. Monica McNutt joins the show to debate if Frank Vogel’s job is on the line. Stephen A. discusses if Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame. 
Jan 25, 2022
Hour 2: Chiefs Roll
2568
Stephen A. Smith and Michael Irvin react to Josh Allen's and Patrick Mahomes' respective performances on Sunday. Later, the guys debate whether the Rams' win had more to do with their success or Tampa's missing players. Ryan Clark joins the show to discuss how much Aaron Rodgers' postseason failures will affect his legacy. The crew talks about what is at stake for Joe Burrow in the AFC Championship game against the Chiefs.
Jan 24, 2022
Hour 1: Witnessing Greatness
2990
Stephen A. Smith, Michael Irvin, and Dan Orlovsky discuss the Chiefs' thrilling victory over the Buffalo Bills. The guys debate if Matthew Stafford has more to prove after his team pulled off a last second victory over the Buccaneers and how big of a hit Aaron Rodgers' legacy has taken following Sunday's loss to the 49ers. The crew discuss whether they would be surprised if Tom Brady walks away from football right now.
Jan 24, 2022
Hour 2: At a Loss
2463
Stephen A. Smith and Rich Eisen discuss which quarterback would be the best story if they won a Super Bowl this season and what would be the best Super Bowl matchup. Kendrick Perkins and Marcus Spears join the show to debate if the Lakers or the Cowboys are the bigger disappointment right now. Bart Scott stops by to discuss if Aaron Rodgers needs another Super Bowl title to be considered an all-time great. Stephen A. talks about Penny Hardaway's comments at the media following Memphis’ loss to SMU. Sam Acho joins the show to debate which NFL teams will win their upcoming playoff matchups this weekend.
Jan 21, 2022
Hour 1: Playoff Payoff
2807
Stephen A. Smith and Marcus Spears debate if Josh Allen v Patrick Mahomes could be the next Tom Brady/Peyton Manning rivalry. The guys discuss if Aaron Rodgers is the baddest man left in the playoffs and if Aaron Donald or Tom Brady will have the bigger impact on Sunday. Kendrick Perkins stops by to debate if it is time for Russell Westbrook to come off the bench. Stephen A. discusses if Derrick Henry can carry the Titans to a Super Bowl. 
Jan 21, 2022
Hour 2: Russell West-Broke
2613
Monica McNutt hops in to debate what the future of Russell Westbrook's career looks like, and will he ever be a star again? Dan Orlovsky also joins the show to clash with Stephen A. over whether the Packers are under the most pressure to win the Super Bowl this season. Plus after stellar performances for Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid, McNutt and Stephen A. battle over which center they would rather have on their franchise, The crew also get heated over whether the 76ers are wasting Joel Embiid's prime, whether the Titans or the Bengals have the edge in their playoff match-up and Mike Tomlin saying "all options are on the table" for the Steelers potential QB opening.
Jan 20, 2022
Hour 1: Loss Angeles Lakers
2845
Jay Williams and Stephen A. debate who is most to blame for the Lakers struggles following their loss to the Pacers. Plus Dan Orlovsky stops by to discuss comments made by Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy. Orlovsky and Stephen A. also clash over which team has the edge in the Rams Buccaneers match-up on Sunday and what a win over Patrick Mahomes would do for Josh Allen's confidence. Stephen A. gets heated while discussing whether the Nets can depend on star play Kyrie Irving.
Jan 20, 2022
Hour 2: Cowboy Concerns
2675
Marcus Spears and Dominique Foxworth debate with Stephen A. whether the Cowboys are trending in the right direction following their playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Plus Jay Williams joins to the show to discuss if the Nets should value home court advantage given that Kyrie Irving can not play in home games. Kimberly Martin also stops by to discuss whether you'd rather have Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady leading your this weekend. The crew also debates whether it's Joe Burrow or Matthew Stafford who needs to preform better this weekend.
Jan 19, 2022
Hour 1: Disappointed in Dak
2956
Marcus Spears clashes with Stephen A. over Dak Prescott's apology, and how it affects the Cowboys QB's image. They also debate whether disappointment would hit harder in Buffalo or Kansas City if they lose on Sunday. Plus Jay Williams swings back to discuss whether you'd rather have Ja Morant on your team or Giannis Antetokounmpo. Also, Dominique Foxworth stops by to debate how significant Aaron Rodgers Super Bowl drought is.
Jan 19, 2022
Ignore Everyone... Celebrate Everything!
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The trio is back in action! Charly, Kimberley, and Elle chat about Kimberley's birthday celebrations, Charly's Colt's and their season ending game, Elle's Georgia Bulldogs winning the National Championship, and much more! This jam packed episode covers it all.
Jan 19, 2022
Hour 2: Cardinals Crushed
2456
Mina Kimes and Keyshawn Johnson join the show to discuss whether the Cardinals have reached their peak after losing in the first round to the Rams. Plus Jeff Saturday jumps on to debate what the expectation should be for Cowboys fans next season. The crew also clashes over whether you'd rather have Josh Allen or Patrick Mahomes ahead of their rematch. Kendrick Perkins also hops in to say whether Kyrie Irving winning the title would be bad for the NBA due to his vaccination status. Also which cake is the G.O.A.T of cakes? Andy Reid made his thoughts known but our crew disagrees.
Jan 18, 2022
Hour 1: Battering Rams
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Keyshawn Johnson joins the show to debate whether the Rams are the biggest competition for the Packers in the NFC and if Mike McCarthy is the right coach for the Cowboys. Plus JJ Reddick weighs in on the Lakers following their comeback victory over the Jazz. Jeff Saturday also jumps in to discuss whether Tom Brady has won his last Super Bowl.
Jan 18, 2022
Hour 2: 49ers Over Cowboys
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Stephen A. Smith and Michael Irvin talk about the 49ers defeating the Cowboys and whether Bill Belichick has won his last Super Bowl. Ryan Clark stops by to debate if Dallas should move on from Mike McCarthy. The guys discuss what life after Ben Roethlisberger looks like in Pittsburgh and if there is more pressure on Matthew Stafford or Sean McVay for tonight's game against the Cardinals.
Jan 17, 2022
Hour 1: Cowboys Out
2808
Stephen A. Smith and Michael Irvin discuss who is the most to blame for the Cowboys losing to the 49ers. Dan Orlovsky stops by to debate if the Cowboys are blaming the referees too much for their playoff defeat. Later, the guys discuss if Tom Brady can lead the Buccaneers to repeat as champions following their win over the Eagles. Stephen A. talks about Magic Johnson’s comments following the Lakers loss to the Nuggets. 
Jan 17, 2022
Hour 2: The Trilogy: Buffalo v. New England
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Domonique Foxworth, Ryan Clark and Rob Ninkovich debate who will win the rubber match between the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills. Plus are Tom Brady and the Buccaneers on upset alert? Brady faces off against the Eagles in the postseason for the first time since losing to them in the Super Bowl. Ryan Clark gets passionate talking about the Steelers upcoming match up with the Kansas City Chiefs. The crew also discusses over how much trouble the Cowboys are in on Sunday against the 49ers, which NFC team could present the best challenge to the Packers in the NFC and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan 14, 2022
Hour 1: Playoff Pressure
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Domonique Foxworth and Emmanuel Acho join the show to debate who has more on the line this weekend, Dak Prescott or Matthew Stafford. Plus could Joe Burrow and the Bengals go all the way, or is there another team to keep your eye on Wild Card Weekend? The crew also reacts to the firing of David Culley, Colts GM Chris Ballard declining to commit to Carson Wentz and Dwyane Wade saying that Michael Jordan will be forgotten in the G.O.A.T conversation. 
Jan 14, 2022
Hour 2: 49ers v Cowboys
2639
Jay Williams and Monica McNutt discuss the optimism of Kyrie potentially becoming a full-time player. The crew talk about whether the Celtics should break up Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Dan Orlovsky and Marcus Spears debate if the Cowboys are under the most pressure to advance this weekend and which team has the most dangerous offense in the playoffs. The guys talk about how the Giants can fix their current predicament and if Carson Wentz should be the QB of the future for the Colts. Dan and Marcus debate if they would rather have Kyler Murray or Matthew Stafford. 
Jan 13, 2022
Hour 1: Net Gains
2902
Jay Williams and Monica McNutt discuss how scary the Nets are when their Big Three is in the lineup together and if the Bulls are title contenders. Later, Dan Orlovsky and Damien Woody debate which home team is most likely to lose during Super Wild Card Weekend and if Deebo Samuel or Micah Parsons will have the bigger impact this weekend. The guys discuss if the Buccaneers are more likely to repeat as Super Bowl champions or to lose against the Eagles and if the Rams should be worried about the Cardinals. Dan and Damien talk about which QB making their first postseason start do they trust the least. 
Jan 13, 2022
Hour 1: Miraculous Morant
2860
Jay Williams and Monica McNutt join the show to debate just how exciting Ja Morant and this Memphis Grizzlies team are following their win over the Warriors, and if these Warriors are still the team to beat in the West. Plus Marcus Spears, Kimberley Martin and Harry Douglas join to discuss how appealing the New York Giants head coach opening really is, and is it Super Bowl or bust for the Cowboys. The crew also discusses whether the 2017 Warriors would beat he 1996 Bulls, and the impact of Alabama Wide Receiver Jameson Willams torn ACL.
Jan 12, 2022
Hour 2: Is it Super Bowl or Bust for the Cowboys?
2641
Monica McNutt and Marcus Spears join the show to discuss the Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies win over the Golden State Warriors, and what the ceiling is for their young star. Plus Kimberley Martin and Harry Douglas join to debate if the Cowboys really is Super Bowl or bust, and are they on upset alert this weekend against the 49ers. The crew also debates if Bill Belichick has won his last Super Bowl, would you rather have CARSON Wentz or Baker Mayfield and who is more dominant Patrick Mahomes or TJ Watt. 
Jan 12, 2022
Hour 2: Upset Alert?
2719
Keyshawn Johnson, Sam Acho, and Jeff Saturday debate if Georgia winning Monday night was more about Stetson Bennett or Alabama’s injuries. The guys discuss if the Cowboys are the team to most likely be upset this weekend. Paul Finebaum stops by to talk about Georgia defeating Alabama and Nick Saban’s future. The crew debates which Alabama QB they would have to start an NFL team and if Tua Tagovailoa is the long-term answer for the Dolphins. Keyshawn and Jeff discuss if they have more confidence in Joe Burrow or Derek Carr this postseason.
Jan 11, 2022
Hour 1: Top Dawgs
2773
Keyshawn Johnson and Sam Acho debate if Georgia winning last night was more about Stetson Bennett or Alabama’s injuries. Jeff Saturday stops by to discuss if there is more of a surprise that Brian Flores was fired or that Joe Judge has not been fired. The guys debate if it would be a travesty for Tom Brady to not win the MVP and if the Colts are the NFL’s most disappointing team. Keyshawn and Jeff discuss if the Colts should move on from Carson Wentz.
Jan 11, 2022
Hour 2: Rams Fall
2651
Dan Orlovsky and Ryan Clark discuss if they trust Matthew Stafford in the playoffs and if the Chiefs or the Packers have a tougher path to the Super Bowl. Robert Griffin III stops by to talk about how much pressure is on Kirby Smart to defeat Alabama tonight and if the Bulldogs or the Crimson Tide will win the National Championship. Dan and Ryan discuss if the Eagles can pull off the upset against the Buccaneers. The guys discuss who the biggest surprise in the playoffs is.
Jan 10, 2022
Hour 1: NFL Coaching Carousel Begins
2875
Dan Orlovksy, Ryan Clark, and Adam Schefter discuss Matt Nagy, Mike Zimmer, and Brian Flores being fired by their respective teams. Later, Dan and Ryan discuss if Brandon Staley cost his team the game yesterday, if they are shocked the Steelers made the playoffs, and if Carson Wentz is to blame for the Colts’ collapse. Tim Tebow stops by to debate how much pressure is on Kirby Smart to defeat Alabama tonight and if he believes in Stetson Bennett. Dan and Ryan discuss if the Giants can justify bringing back Joe Judge.
Jan 10, 2022
Hour 2: JA-DROPPING!
2872
Kendrick Perkins and Monica McNutt debate about if they would rather have Ja Morant or Giannis for the next 10 years, Paul Finebaum joins the show and talks about the College Football Championship game on Monday, Ryan Clark and Domonique Foxworth debate about if Russell Wilson can carry a team to a Super Bowl and more!
Jan 07, 2022
Hour 1: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
2543
Ryan Clark and Domonique Foxworth debate about if it is more enticing for Aaron Rodgers to stay or leave Green Bay, the Buccaneers officially releasing Antonio Brown, if Baker Needs a fresh start, Monica McNutt and Kendrick Perkins debate about the Knicks beating the Celtics off of a buzzer beater last night and more!
Jan 07, 2022
Hour 2: Antonio Brown Latest
2755
Damien Woody and Dan Orlovsky discuss if we have seen the last of Antonio Brown in the NFL. Kendrick Perkins stops by to give his list of the top international players in NBA history. Later, the guys discuss if Aaron Rodgers is the runaway MVP and whether or not he should play Sunday against the Lions. Dan gives his list of the most trustworthy playoff QBs. Damien and Dan debate if the Chiefs or the Packers will have a tougher path to the Super Bowl, if the Chargers or the Raiders have the edge entering Sunday, and if Zach Wilson or Trevor Lawrence has a brighter future.
Jan 06, 2022
Hour 1: Return of Irving
2755
Kendrick Perkins and Monica McNutt debate if Brooklyn having Kyrie Irving on a part-time basis will be good for the team. Later, Damien Woody and Dan Orlovsky join the show to discuss how Antonio Brown’s recent statement regarding his exit from Sunday’s game against the Jets make the Buccaneers look. The guys debate if the criticism Aaron Rodgers has received is fair and which AFC team is standing in the Chiefs’ way the most. Damien and Dan discuss if Mike Vrabel should win coach of the year.
Jan 06, 2022
Hour 2: This is Russ
2700
Marcus Spears, Kendrick Perkins, and Monica McNutt discuss what another ring would mean for Kyrie Irving’s legacy. Later, the crew discuss if Russell Westbrook is part of the Lakers’ championship solution. Kimberley Martin stops by to debate who the best quarterback in the AFC is right now. Marcus and Harry discuss if Jim Harbaugh has a better shot to win a Super Bowl or a National Title.
Jan 05, 2022
Hour 1: Kyrie Returns
2878
Marcus Spears, Kendrick Perkins, and Monica McNutt discuss what another ring would mean for Kyrie Irving’s legacy. Kimberley Martin stops by to debate what is best for Aaron Rodger’s future and if drama should cost Aaron Rodgers the MVP award. Harry Douglas joins the show to discuss which team is coming out of the AFC. The guys discuss if we have seen the best of Lamar Jackson and debate which team will clinch the last AFC playoff spot. Marcus and Harry discuss if the Eagles are a threat to the Cowboys in the postseason. 
Jan 05, 2022
Down On Brown... Brown & Out...We're DONE!
2786
Elle and Kimberley once again bring the heat with a discussion on Antonio Brown's latest head shaking stunt. But before they dive into that mess, they debate whether or not Elle was right when she said the Browns were the most hopeless team in the NFL.
Jan 05, 2022
Hour 2: Blame Baker?
2763
Domonique Foxworth, Jeff Saturday and Mina Kimes debate about who is to blame for Baker Mayfield's failed season, if Brady won his last Super Bowl, Kendrick Perkins and JJ Reddick debate about who is the NBA MVP right now, and more.
Jan 04, 2022
Hour 1: Big Bye Bye
2757
Domonique Foxworth and Jeff Saturday debate about Big Ben's legacy with the Steelers, if Antonio Brown played his last NFL game, Kendrick Perkins and JJ Reddick debate about if Kyrie Irving or Klay Thompson has the most impactful return to basketball, and more.
Jan 04, 2022
Hour 1: Antoni-Oh No!
2879
Dan Orlovsky and Ryan Clark debate about Antonio Brown leaving mid game, if they are confident or concerned with the Cowboys, if Joe Burrow should be in the MVP conversation, if they trust Stafford in the playoffs and more.
Jan 03, 2022
Hour 2: Dropping the Ball
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Sam Acho and Domonique Foxworth debate about which teams dropped the ball in 2021, if Ben Roethlisberger or Eli Manning has the better career, Monica McNutt and Kendrick Perkins debate about which big three has more to prove in 2022, and more
Dec 31, 2021
Hour 1: Pack Up & Leave
2853
Sam Acho and Domonique Foxworth debate about Aaron Rodger's Future, if it is fair to compare Joe Burrow to Tom Brady, college football Playoffs and more!
Dec 31, 2021
Hour 2: Playoff Playoff
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ESPN reporter Joey Galloway and Sam Acho discuss the college football playoffs this weekend, Damien Woody and Sam Acho debate about if they would rather have Joe Borrow or Patrick Mahomes for the next 5 years, the Chiefs at the Bengals matchup, and more!
Dec 30, 2021
Hour 1: Lakers at Grizzlies
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Kendrick Perkins and Monica McNutt debate about if health is the Lakers biggest issue right now, what the ceiling is for Ja Morant, Damien Woody and Sam Acho debate about what's in Aaron Rodger's future, which NFC Team the Packers should fear, and more!
Dec 30, 2021
Hour 2: Celebrating the life of John Madden
2822
Charly Arnolt, Marcus Spears, Dominique Foxworthy, and Monica McNutt come together to celebrate the life of football legend John Madden. The First Take gang also contemplates which teams will make it out of each conference in the NFL amid more COVID complications around the league.
Dec 29, 2021
Hour 1: LeBron Breaking Records Once Again
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Charly Arnolt, Marcus Spears, Dominique Foxworthy, and Monica McNutt discuss how and why LeBron is still able to perform at such a high level and whether or not the Nets made the right decision in bringing back Kyrie Irving. The crew also mourns the loss of football legend John Madden after he passed at the age of 85.
Dec 29, 2021
We See You, Keep Killin' It
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Elle and Kimberley hold down the fort while Charly is off on another work assignment; but don't worry this pod is just as all over the place as usual. The ladies open up with a deep dive into KMart's latest series of nightmares and what they could mean. Then, we transition from hopeful to hopeless when Elle brings up the NFL and which teams have zero chance of making a late season comeback.
Dec 29, 2021
Hour 2: MinA's List
2771
Mina Kimes gives her 'A-List', Marcus, Charly and Jeff discuss their QB heroes of the 2020 draft class so far, and everyone decides whether Arizona or Cleveland is a bigger disappointment.
Dec 28, 2021
Hour 1: Pretenders or Contenders?
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Charly, Jeff, and Marcus debate which team is the biggest threat to the Packers in the NFC. They also dive deep into the AFC and decide which teams we should take seriously come playoff time.
Dec 28, 2021
Hour 1: Commander in Chiefs
2588
Dan Orlovsky and Ryan Clark debate if Dak Prescott is out of his slump. They ask if the Chiefs win is more about Kansas City or Pittsburgh. They react to Dan Orlovsky's hot take that Joe Burrow is a top 5 QB in the NFL. And they discuss who needs the #1 seed in the NFC.
Dec 27, 2021
Hour 2: Yule Be Sorry
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Sam Scho, Ryan Clark, Monica McNut and Santa Perk debate about various sports topics including: if the Chief's or Cowboys are more likely to be upset, Santa Perk gives his NBA naughty list, if Brady can overcome injuries to get the Bucs back to the Super Bowl, and More!
Dec 24, 2021
Hour 1: Titans Defeat 49ers
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Ryan Clark and Sam Acho debate about if it's time for the 49ers to move on from Jimmy G, Kendrick Perkins and Monica McNutt debate about if the Warriors are the best team in the West, and more!
Dec 24, 2021
Hour 2: HE'S A BAAAAAAAAAD MAN!
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Dan Orlvovsky and Marcus Spears debate about if Aaron Rodgers is the best playmaker ever, who the bigger concern for the Cowboys is: Mike McCarthy or Dak Prescott, Vince Carter Joins the show to discuss the NBA on Christmas matchups and more.
Dec 23, 2021
Hour 1: Bills at Patriots
2831
Dan Orlovsky and Marcus Spears debate about who wins the Thursday Night Football matchup between the Bills at the Patriots, if Carson Wentz will be a liability down the stretch, which team wins the AFC North, if the 49ers or Cowboys has the better offense, and more!
Dec 23, 2021
Hour 2: Leaders of the Pack
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Marcus Spears and Harry Douglas debate who the biggest threat to the Packers in the NFC is. Later, the guys discuss if it is time for Russell Wilson and the Seahawks to part ways. Kimberley Martin joins the show to debate if the Cowboys have overachieved this season. Marcus and Harry discuss if the top seed is more important to the Chiefs or the Packers. The guys talk about their favorite Lance Stephenson moments and Iman Shumpert’s comments on how LeBron James ruined basketball. Kimberley rejoins the show to debate if the Colts or the Patriots are the bigger threat to the Chiefs.
Dec 22, 2021
Hour 1: Matt’s All, Folks
2827
Marcus Spears and Harry Douglas debate if Matthew Stafford is the QB under the most pressure to win the Super Bowl and if Cooper Kupp is the best wide receiver in the NFL. The guys discuss what would be a successful season for the Dallas Cowboys. Kimberley Martin stops by to talk about if Jalen Hurts has proven he is the Eagles QB of the future after Tuesday's win and if the team can win a playoff game. The crew discuss if Patrick Mahomes or Aaron Rodgers should have the bigger chip on their shoulder to win the Super Bowl.
Dec 22, 2021
The 25 Days of Skincare & Sports
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Charly, Kimberley, and Elle start off this week's episode with a deep discussion on skincare routines before diving into how COVID has impacted every sport at every level. After that, they get into which NFL QB could kill you and what holiday movies we're currently watching.
Dec 22, 2021
Hour 2: The Real MVP?
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Stephen A. Smith, Mina Kimes, and Jeff Saturday discuss if there is more concern with the Cowboys offense or with Mike McCarthy. Tim Legler stops by to debate if the Lakers are done with Anthony Davis being out with an injury and if the Nets are making a mistake bringing back Kyrie Irving. Mina and Jeff rejoin the show to discuss if the Buccaneers are making a mistake bringing back Antonio Brown. Harry Douglas visits the crew to debate who the NFL MVP is right now.
Dec 21, 2021
Hour 1: Kyrie-Turning?
2874
Stephen A. Smith and Tim Legler discuss if the Nets are making a mistake bringing back Kyrie Irving. Jeff Saturday and Harry Douglas join the show to talk about the Buccaneers’ decision to bring Antonio Brown back with the team. The guys debate if they are more confident in the Patriots or the Buccaneers to win the Super Bowl after Chris Godwin’s season-ending injury. Stephen A. gives his list of the top NFL teams after Week 15 and discusses if Jake Paul’s emergence is good for the sport of boxing. 
Dec 21, 2021
Hour 2: Chiefs Kingdom
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Ryan Clark and Dan Orlovsky discuss about the Chiefs having the shortest odds to win the Super Bowl and the Steelers defeating the Titans. Later, the guys discuss the Colts defeating the Patriots, Bill Belichick apologizing to the media, and if Urban Meyer’s comments made him look worse. Ryan and Dan debate who is the NFL MVP frontrunner.
Dec 20, 2021
Hour 1: Saints Top Bucs
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Ryan Clark and Dan Orlovsky talk about the Saints defeating the Buccaneers and the Packers defeating the Ravens. Later, the guys debate who is the NFL MVP frontrunner, if the Cardinals are finished without DeAndre Hopkins, and if the Cowboys are a legit threat in the NFC. Ryan and Dan discuss Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum being ruled out for Monday’s matchup against the Raiders.
Dec 20, 2021
Hour 2: Tiger on the Prowl
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Rayn Clark, Sam Acho and Rob Ninkovich debate about the Cheifs defeating the Chargers, if the Chiefs are the AFC's best team, ESPN Golf reporter, Michael Collins, joins the show to talk about Tiger Woods returning to golf, and more!
Dec 17, 2021
Hour 1: Chiefs Def. Chargers 34-28 (OT)
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Ryan Clark and Sam Acho debate about the Chiefs defeating the Chargers, who has a bigger statement game- the Patriots or Colts, if Urban Meyer's coaching career is over, if Aaron Rodgers will stay in Green Bay, and more!
Dec 17, 2021
Hour 2: Prime Time
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Marcus Spears and Dan Orlovsky debate why Urban Meyer failed as a head coach in the NFL. The guys debate which team in the NFC needs the one seed the most and what Deion Sanders flipping the No. 2-ranked CFB recruit in the country to Jackson State means for College Football. Paul Finebaum joins the show to discuss if Urban Meyer’s coaching career is over. Dan and Marcus debate if the Chiefs or the Chargers will win tonight.
Dec 16, 2021
Hour 1: Meyer Out
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Damien Woody, Dan Orlovsky, and Paul Finebaum debate why Urban Meyer failed as a head coach in the NFL. Later, Damien and Dan discuss if the Cardinals can win a playoff game without DeAndre Hopkins and if Patrick Mahomes or Justin Herbert is more important for their team in tonight's matchup. The guys debate if the Patriots defense or the Colts offense has the edge going into their game on Saturday and if Dak Prescott or Micah Parsons will have a bigger impact down the stretch for the Cowboys. Damien and Dan discuss Deion Sanders flipping the No. 2-ranked CFB recruit in the country to Jackson State on National Signing Day.
Dec 16, 2021
Hour 2: Baker and Stefanski Test Positive for COVID-19
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Stephen A. Smith and Marcus Spears react to Kevin Stefanski and Baker Mayfield testing positive for COVID-19. The guys debate if a Nets v Warriors is a better finals matchup than Nets v Lakers and if the Cowboys are among the best teams in the NFC. Stephen A. and Marcus discuss if the Packers winning a title would make Rodgers more or less likely to return to Green Bay. Stephen A. gives his list of the top Stephen Curry moments. The guys debate if Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant is having the better season.
Dec 15, 2021
Hour 1: Steph-ortless
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Stephen A. Smith and Marcus Spears react to Kevin Stefanski and Baker Mayfield testing positive for COVID-19. Jay Williams stops by to discuss Stephen Curry setting the NBA record for most career 3-pointers and to debate if Kevin Durant or Stephen Curry is having the better season. Stephen A. and Marcus talk about Jerry Jones’ comments on Dak Prescott being in a slump and debate if Aaron Rodgers should return to Green Bay after this season.
Dec 15, 2021
Trouble In Paradise
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Charly and Kimberley start off this week's episode with a shoutout to KMart's Mom, a discussion on Christmas music, and holiday travels. Then, they get into which QB they would rather rally behind: Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady. After that, they question what will happen with Urban Meyer in Jacksonville.
Dec 15, 2021
Hour 2: The Right Steph
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Stephen A. and Keyshawn Johnson are joined by Mina Kimes to discuss if the Rams exposed the Cardinals on Monday night. J.J. Redick stops by to debate if Steph Curry can pass LeBron James as the face of the NBA. Mina Kimes returns to discuss if Urban Meyer should return to the Jaguars next season. And they react to Jerry Jones' comments about Dak Prescott's recent comments.
Dec 14, 2021
Hour 1: Is This Your Card?
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Stephen A. and Keyshawn Johnson react to the Rams Monday Night Football win over the Cardinals, and ask if the Cardinals are really contenders in the NFC. They look ahead to Steph Curry's potentially record-breaking matchup with the Knicks tonight, and ask if Curry has passed LeBron as the face of their generation. Jeff Saturday joins to help break down Stephen A's list of Top 5 teams in the NFL right now...it's fluid! Then they debate who is the defensive player of the year right now in the NFL, Micah Parsons or Aaron Donald?
Dec 14, 2021
Hour 2: 12 on 12
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Stephen A. Smith, Michael Irvin, and Ryan Clark debate if Dak Prescott can be trusted after his performance against Washington. Later, Stephen A. and Michael discuss if Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady is the MVP right now and if the Patriots or the Chiefs is the team to beat in the AFC. The guys debate which team will win the AFC North and preview Monday’s matchup between the Cardinals and the Rams.
Dec 13, 2021
Hour 1: Cowboys Thriller
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Stephen A. Smith and Michael Irvin talk about the Cowboys defeating Washington, the Buccaneers defeating the Bills, and Aaron Rodgers’ toe injury. Dan Orlovsky stops by to debate if there will be a Super Bowl rematch between the Chiefs and the Buccaneers. Stephen A. and Michael discuss how Urban Meyer looks in Jacksonville after Sunday’s loss to the Titans.
Dec 13, 2021
Hour 1: Steelers Fall Short
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Stephen A. Smith, Tim Tebow and Sam Acho debate about the Steelers loss to the Vikings, Mike McCarthy and the Cowboys at Washington this weekend, Heisman candidates and more.
Dec 10, 2021
Hour 2: Blame Game
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Stephen A. Smith, Ryan Clark and Sam Acho debate about more Steelers at Vikings, who's more confident in Rodgers or Brady to reach the Super Bowl, Big Perk joins the show to debate Stephen A. about the Lakers slow start and more!
Dec 10, 2021
Hour 2: Cowboys Collapse?
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Stephen A. Smith and Vince Carter debate if Stephen Curry will have the biggest impact on NBA this season. Dan Orlovsky joins the show to discuss if the Cowboys can to be trusted down the stretch. Later, the guys debate if they would rather have Kyler Murray or Matthew Stafford for MNF. Damien Woody stops by to talk about Stephen A’s list of matchups he wants for Super Bowl LVI.
Dec 09, 2021
Hour 1: Curry Flurry
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Stephen A. Smith and Jay Williams discuss the Knicks losing to the Pacers and the impact Stephen Curry has had on the NBA. Dan Orlovsky joins the show to debate if Aaron Rodgers’ comments on the Bears is bulletin board material for the Bears. Later, the guys discuss if the Cowboys making the Super Bowl is more likely to happen than an early playoff exit. Stephen A. gives his list of matchups he wants for Super Bowl LVI and talks about Damian Lillard’s comments on not asking for a trade.
Dec 09, 2021
Hour 2: Chef Curry v the GOAT?
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Stephen A. and Marcus Spears talk if the scrutiny of the Lakers is fair. They discuss if Dak Prescott is the QB with the most at stake this season. Kimberly Martin joins to debate if another Super Bowl would mean more for Tom Brady or Bill Belichick. Stephen A. has strong thoughts about Damian Lillard wanting an extension with the Trail Blazers. And for Jimmy V Week, they look back at Stuart Scott's speech at the ESPYs.
Dec 08, 2021
Hour 1: Jerry's World
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Stephen A. and Marcus Spears react to the Lakers win against the Celtics. They look at Jerry Jones criticizing Cowboys wide receivers. They discuss the possibility of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick meeting in the Super Bowl. And they debate if Steph Curry should be compared to Michael Jordan more than LeBron James is.
Dec 08, 2021
There Are Levels To This...
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Buckle up y'all because this episode is a wild one! Charly, Kimberley, and Elle open up the show talking about everything from celebrity couples. to hair extensions, to Christmas tree decorations. Then, they get into KMart's rant on the Buffalo Bills before getting into what they would do for 35 million dollars...
Dec 08, 2021
Hour 2: Kurt Warner Joins the Show
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Stephen A. Smith, Keyshawn Johnson, and Mina Kimes debate if the Bills are more likely to make the Super Bowl or miss the playoffs. The crew discuss if the Cowboys are on upset alert. Kurt Warner stops by to discuss if he would rather have Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers, the biggest threat to the Buccaneers, and an upcoming movie that is based on his life.
Dec 07, 2021
Hour 1: Patriots over Bills
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Stephen A. Smith and Keyshawn Johnson discuss the Patriots defeating the Bills on MNF. Jeff Saturday joins the show to discuss if the Cowboys should be concerned about the NFC East. Later, Stephen A. and Keyshawn debate if the Lakers are on the verge of irrelevance and if Frank Vogel should be on the hot seat. Stephen A. gives his list of the top NFL teams after Week 13. The guys talk about the University of Miami firing Manny Diaz and hiring Mario Cristobal. 
Dec 07, 2021
Hour 2: Patriots at Bills
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Stephen A. Smith, Michael Irvin, and Ryan Clark debate if Patrick Mahomes can fix the Chiefs offense and if the Steelers will make the playoffs. Later, the guys discuss if the Bills or the Patriots will win Monday’s MNF matchup. Stephen A. and Michael discuss if the Cowboys are in the same class as the elite NFC teams and if the Bengals or the Chargers are the bigger threat in the AFC.
Dec 06, 2021
Hour 1: Chiefs Rolling
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Stephen A. Smith, Michael Irvin, and Dan Orlovsky debate if Patrick Mahomes can fix the Chiefs offense. The guys discuss if they trust Mac Jones or Josh Allen for tonight’s MNF matchup, if the Ravens are contenders or pretenders, and who is the most complete team in the NFC.
Dec 06, 2021
Hour 2: Suns at Warriors
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Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Clark discuss if the Cowboys got back on track after defeating the Saints on Thursday and Notre Dame naming Marcus Freeman as their next head coach. Later, Stephen A. and Ryan debate if Brian Kelly is the right choice for LSU and how Tom Brady should feel about Antonio Brown. Monica McNutt joins the show to talk about whether the Warriors should fear the Suns as title threat.
Dec 03, 2021
Hour 1: Cowboys Roll
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Stephen A. Smith and Tim Tebow discuss the Cowboys defeating the Saints on Thursday and Notre Dame naming Marcus Freeman as their next head coach. Later, Sam Acho stops by to debate whether Notre Dame, LSU, or USC will win a national title first and if Georgia or Alabama will win the SEC Championship game. The guys discuss if Antonio Brown’s suspension was too harsh.
Dec 03, 2021
Hour 1: Cowboys at Saints
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Stephen A. Smith and Dan Orlovsky debate about the Cowboys at the Saints matchup tonight, if the Ravens are legit a AFC threat, which is the better college coaching job: Notre Dame or LSU, if Baker Mayfield is a franchise quarterback and more.
Dec 02, 2021
Hour 2: Twelve on Twelve
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Stephen A. Smith, Dan Orlovsky and Damien Woody debate about if they would rather have Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers down stretch, who is more likely to be a franchise quarterback: Justin Herbert or Joe Burrow, and more
Dec 02, 2021
Hour 2: Shining Suns
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Stephen A. Smith, Marcus Spears, and Kendrick Perkins debate if the Warriors should fear the Suns. Later, Stephen A. and Kendrick discuss the Nets defeating the Knicks and if it is panic time for the Lakers after LeBron James entered the NBA’s health & safety protocols. Stephen A. and Marcus talk about Mike Tomlin rejecting Chase Claypool’s request for music at practice. Later, Marcus gives his list of the top CFB coaching jobs. 
Dec 01, 2021
Hour 1: Nets Top Knicks
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Stephen A. Smith, Jay Williams, and Marcus Spears discuss the Suns extending their winning streak to 17 games and the Nets defeating the Knicks. Later, Stephen A. and Marcus debate if the Cowboys are on upset alert for Thursday’s matchup against the Saints. Kendrick Perkins stops by to discuss if it is panic time for the Lakers after LeBron James entered the NBA’s health & safety protocols.
Dec 01, 2021
The Double Standards Are WILD
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Charly, Kimberley, and Elle discuss how Big Ben's time in Pittsburgh has ended, CFB coaches are hypocrites, and the worst way's they've been broken up with. Forewarning: this episode contains a lot of yelling, a lot of frustrations, and questions that don't have answers. Enjoy!
Dec 01, 2021
Hour 2: Wilson Peaked?
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Stephen A. Smith, Keyshawn Johnson, and Mina Kimes debate if Russell Wilson has already peaked. Later, Stephen A. gives his list of the top NFL teams after Week 12. J.J Redick stops by to debate if Devin Booker can catch Stephen Curry in the MVP race. Jeff Saturday joins the show to discuss if Matt LaFleur is the Coach of the Year frontrunner. Later, Stephen A. and Keyshawn react to what Tiger Woods said during his first press conference since the car accident he was involved in earlier this year.
Nov 30, 2021
Hour 1: The King’s Speech
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Stephen A. Smith and Keyshawn Johnson talk about Lincoln Riley leaving Oklahoma for USC and Brian Kelly leaving Notre Dame for LSU. Later, JJ Redick stops by to debate if this season is LeBron James’ biggest challenge and if the Warriors will snap the Suns' winning streak. Later, Stephen A. and Keyshawn react to what Tiger Woods said during his first press conference since the car accident he was involved in earlier this year.
Nov 30, 2021
Hour 2: Mike McCarthy Tests Positive for COVID-19
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Stephen A. Smith and Michael Irvin debate if it is on Sean McVay or Matthew Stafford to turn things around for the Rams. Later, Ryan Clark stops by to discuss Mike McCarthy testing positive for COVID-19 and if now is the time for Ben Roethlisberger to walk away from football. Stephen A. and Michael debate if Cam Newton being benched was more significant than the Dolphins extending their own winning streak.
Nov 29, 2021
Hour 1: 12 or 12?
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Stephen A. Smith, Michael Irvin, and Dan Orlovsky debate if the Buccaneers or the Packers will win the NFC, if they trust Lamar Jackson to lead the Ravens on a run, and if the Patriots are the best team in the AFC. Later, Stephen A. and Michael discuss if the Eagles handed the Cowboys the division after yesterday’s loss to the Giants and Mike McCarthy testing positive for COVID-19. 
Nov 29, 2021
Hour 1: Cowboys Lose
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Stephen A. Smith, Tim Tebow and Sam Acho debate about if the Cowboys are in trouble after losing three of their last four games, if Josh Allen is an elite quarterback, Super Bowl predictions and more.
Nov 26, 2021
Hour 2: Happy Thanksgiving
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Stephen A. Smith and Jeff Saturday debate about who has more to prove: Josh Allen or Dak Prescott, Nick Saban's comments about Alabama fans, which team has the most entitled fan base, and more.
Nov 25, 2021
Hour 1: Raiders at Cowboys
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Stephen A. Smith and Jeff Saturday debate about the Raiders and the Cowboys, if the Rams defense or Aaron Rodgers has more edge, if the Bears should Fire Nagy if they lose today and more.
Nov 25, 2021
Hour 2: Ain't Afraid of no GOAT
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Stephen A. and Marcus Spears are joined by Kendrick Perkins to debate if people fear LeBron James like they feared Michael Jordan. Kimberly Martin joins to ask if the New York Giants are a premier destination for coaches and players. They discuss if Bill Belichick or Tom Brady will make it back to the Super Bowl. And they react to Dick Vitale returning to broadcasting college basketball.
Nov 24, 2021
Hour 1: Baaaad Toe
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Stephen A. and Marcus Spears are joined by Kendrick Perkins to talk about the Knicks beating the Lakers without LeBron. They discuss Aaron Rodgers' toe injury and how that will impact the Packers going forward. They react to the Giants firing Jason Garrett and what the Giants should do next. Kimberly Martin joins to react to Jerry Jones' comments about Amari Cooper. And they talk about Cincinnati's chances in the College Football Playoff.
Nov 24, 2021
Moisturizing Your Soul
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Charly, Kimberley, and Elle start this week's episode with a discussion on the best Thanksgiving dishes and the best way to cook a turkey. After that, they dive into the mess that is the NFL before giving a lesson in moisturizer... we're looking at you Kevin Durant. They finish up with their boss lady of the week!
Nov 24, 2021
Hour 2: Take 2
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Stephen A. Smith, Keyshawn Johnson, and J.J Redick discuss if they agree with the suspensions LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart received after Sunday’s scuffle. Stephen A. gives his revised list of the top NFL teams after Week 11. Later, Jeff Saturday stops by to discuss if Browns fans should be annoyed with Baker Mayfield. J.J Redick rejoins the show to talk about what Isaiah Stewart challenging LeBron James says about LeBron. Stephen A. gives his revised list of the top NFL teams after Week 11.
Nov 23, 2021
Hour 1: LeBron Suspended
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Stephen A. Smith and Keyshawn Johnson discuss if they agree with the suspensions LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart received after Sunday’s scuffle. Later, the guys debate if the Giants are a lost cause following their loss to the Buccaneers on MNF and if the Cowboys are a Super Bowl team. Stephen A. gives his list of the top NFL teams after Week 11.
Nov 23, 2021
Hour 2: LeBrawl
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Stephen A. Smith, Michael Irvin, and Ryan Clark discuss whether they trust the Chiefs or the Cowboys to go further after Sunday’s game. Later, the guys debate if the Vikings win over the Packers tells more about Minnesota or Green Bay and if LeBron James should receive a suspension after he struck Isaiah Stewart in the face while jostling for a rebound. Stephen A. and Michael discuss if the Chiefs are now the team to beat in the AFC and if Russell Wilson or Pete Carroll is more to blame for Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals. 
Nov 22, 2021
Hour 1: Chiefs Top ‘Boys
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Stephen A. Smith and Michael Irvin debate if yesterday’s game against the Chiefs was too big of a moment for the Cowboys. Later, Dan Orlovsky joins the show to discuss if the Vikings win over the Packers tells more about Minnesota or Green Bay and if the Bills struggles or the Patriots rise headlines the AFC East. Jay Williams stops by to discuss if LeBron James should receive a suspension after he struck Isaiah Stewart in the face while jostling for a rebound. 
Nov 22, 2021
Hour 2: Brady or LeBron?
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Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Clark discuss if the Patriots are a Super Bowl caliber team. Later, Kendrick Perkins joins the show to debate whether Tom Brady or LeBron James is more likely to win a title this season. Sam Acho stops by to discuss if the Cowboys are the best team in the NFL. Later, Stephen A. and Ryan debate whether the Packers or the Cardinals are more likely to face an upset this weekend.
Nov 19, 2021
Hour 1: Cowboys at Chiefs
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Stephen A. Smith and Tim Tebow debate whether the Chiefs or the Cowboys are the better team right now. Later, Stephen A. and Tebow discuss if the Patriots can win because of Mac Jones. Jay Williams joins the show to debate Stephen A’s previous take on how LeBron is done winning titles. Sam Acho stops by to discuss whether or not Patrick Mahomes has become underappreciated and what could prevent the Cowboys from winning a Super Bowl.
Nov 19, 2021
Hour 2: Chiefs or Cowboys?
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Stephen A. Smith and Kendrick Perkins discuss if LeBron will win another title. Later, Dan Orlovsky joins the show to debate whether the Chiefs or the Cowboys will go further this season and if Cam Newton can lead the Panthers to the playoffs. Kendrick Perkins rejoins the show to discuss if Stephen A. has crowned the Warriors too soon.
Nov 18, 2021
Hour 1: Trouble in L.A?
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Stephen A. Smith and Kendrick Perkins discuss the Lakers' loss to the Bucks. Later, Dan Orlovsky joins the show to debate which QB he would rather have under center for Sunday’s matchup between the Chiefs and the Cowboys. Stephen A. and Kendrick discuss if the Nets can still win a title this season. Later, Damien Woody and Dan Orlovsky joins the show to talk about whether or not the Patriots are the most dangerous team in the AFC.
Nov 18, 2021
Hour 2: LeBron Done?
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Stephen A. Smith, Marcus Spears, and Tim Legler discuss if Kevin Durant should regret leaving the Warriors for the Nets. Later, Kimberley Martin stops by to debate whether the Cowboys or the Chiefs need to win on Sunday. Stephen A. and Marcus Spears discuss if LeBron James is done winning titles. Later, Bart Scott joins the show to debate if Bill Belichick should feel vindicated about Tom Brady’s split with the Patriots. 
Nov 17, 2021
Hour 1: Dub Dominance
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Stephen A. Smith and Marcus Spears discuss the Warriors defeating the Nets, whether the Cowboys or the Chiefs need to win on Sunday, if Bill Belichick should feel vindicated about Tom Brady’s split with the Patriots, and if Aaron Rodgers should have a chip on his shoulder.
Nov 17, 2021
Armpit Problems & NFL Drama
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Welcome back to another episode of First Take, Her Take! We start off hot with Elle's current situation on her armpit... you read that correctly. After that, the ladies dissect the OBJ Saga and why Elle is an "ice box" when it comes to the majority of the NFL.
Nov 17, 2021
Hour 2: Rams Sliding?
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Stephen A. Smith, Keyshawn Johnson, and Mina Kimes discuss the Rams losing to the 49ers on MNF. Later, Jeff Saturday joins the show to discuss Bruce Arians’ comments about the Buccaneers following Sunday’s loss to Washington. Steven A. gives his top five NFL teams after Week 10. Later, J.J Redick stops by to discuss the Lakers' struggles.
Nov 16, 2021
Hour 1: D-Wade in the House
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Stephen A. Smith and Keyshawn Johnson talk about the Rams losing to the 49ers on MNF and if the Cowboys are destined to reach the Super Bowl. Later, Heat legend Dwyane Wade joins the show to discuss his new book, the biggest threat in the Eastern Conference, if the Lakers can make the Finals, and much more.
Nov 16, 2021
Hour 2: Yes I Cam
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Stephen A. Smith, Michael Irvin, and Ryan Clark discuss if the Cowboys are the team to beat in the NFC. Later, Stephen A. and Michael debate if the Packers are a Super Bowl threat. Ryan Clark rejoins the show to discuss if the Patriots could go farther than the Buccaneers. Stephen A. and Michael talk about the Chiefs win over the Raiders, Cam Newton leading the Panthers to victory over the Cardinals, and who will win tonight’s matchup between the Rams and the 49ers.
Nov 15, 2021
Hour 1: Cowboy Up!
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Stephen A. Smith and Michael Irvin talk about the Cowboys defeating the Falcons and if last week’s loss was a fluke. Dan Orlovsky joins the show to discuss the Chiefs win over the Raiders. Later, Ryan Clark stops by to debate if there is any concern with Tom Brady’s performance against Washington and if the Cam Newton signing was more box score than box office. Orlovsky rejoins the show to discuss if the Patriots are the most dangerous team in the AFC.
Nov 15, 2021
Hour 2: Miami Diced
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Stephen A. Smith and Rob Ninkovich debate about if Lamar Jackson has more to prove, if Odell made the right decision choosing the Rams, should Cowboys fans should be nervous and more.
Nov 12, 2021
Hour 1: Woah Dell
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Stephen A. Smith and Tim Tebow debate about Lamar Jackson and the Raven's loss to the Dolphins, if Lamar Jackson lost MVP last night, which team will win the ACF North, OBJ and his decision to sign with the Rams, Cam Newton and the Panthers and more.
Nov 12, 2021
Hour 2: Cam I Am
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Stephen A. Smith and Kendrick Perkins debate about if the Warriors are the team to beat, Stephen A., Damien Woody and Dan Orlovsky debate about Cam Newton Meeting with the Panthers today, who has more to prove Cam or Odell, and more.
Nov 11, 2021
Hour 1: Heat Check
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Stephen A. Smith and Kendrick Perkins debate about if the Heat or Lakers should feel better, Dan Orlovsky debates Stephen A. about which quarterback has a more compelling return: Russell Wilson or Aaron Rodgers, if they would have Patrick Mahomes or Lamar Jackson for the rest of the season and more.
Nov 11, 2021
Hour 2: Got Beef?
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Stephen A. Smith debates Kendrick Perkins about if the Jokic-Morris situation escalated too much. Marcus spears and Kimberly Martin debate Stephen A. about if Rodgers looks better or worse, Author, preacher, radio host and professor, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson joins the show, and more.
Nov 10, 2021
Hour 1: Mend it like Beckham
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Stephen A. Smith and Marcus Spears debate about if the NFL gave Aaron Rodgers a pass, who is a best fit for OBJ, if the Cowboys will reach the Super Bowl, and more. Kendrick Perkins also joins the show to debate about if Scottie Pippen's criticism of Michael Jordan is fair.
Nov 10, 2021
Covering All The Drama
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Welcome back to First Take, Her Take! Charly and Kimberley start things off with a discussion about their personal health and the importance of a doctor you feel comfortable with. Speaking of doctors... the ladies then get into Aaron Rodgers and his vaccination situation. After that, where will Odell go? Charly and Kimberley dissect all the NFL drama and more!
Nov 10, 2021
Hour 2: Russ to Odell?
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Stephen A. and Keyshawn Johnson are joined by Jeff Saturday to debate who is the NFL MVP at the halfway point of the season. Mina Kimes joins to discuss if Odell Beckham Jr would fit in with her Seattle Seahawks. J.J. Redick joins to break down LeBron James and the Lakers chances this season. And Stephen A and Keyshawn react to Mac Jones' potentially dirty play over the weekend.
Nov 09, 2021
Hour 1: Dubs to the Finals?
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Stephen A. and Keyshawn Johnson are joined by Jeff Saturday to react to the Steelers close win over the Bears on Monday Night Football. They also debate if Odell Beckham Jr should look to be a star or a role player for the team he ends up signing for. J.J. Redick joins the show to discuss Nikola Jokic being ejected from last night's game against the Heat. Redick has some thoughts on Stephen A's claim that the Warriors are the title favorites. And it is another edition of Stephen A's List of the top 5 NFL teams, the order may shock you!
Nov 09, 2021
Hour 2: Downfall for Cowboys?
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Stephen A. Smith, Michael Irvin, and Ryan Clark discuss the Cowboys losing to the Broncos and the AFC teams they trust the most. Later, Stephen A. and Michael talk about the Chiefs win over the Rodgers-less Packers, if the Cowboys are still the team to beat in the NFC, and if now is the best chance for Lamar Jackson to win a Super Bowl. 
Nov 08, 2021
Hour 1: Cowboys Wrangled
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Stephen A. Smith and Michael Irvin talk about the Cowboys losing to the Broncos. Dan Orlovsky joins the show to discuss Baker Mayfield leading the Browns to victory without Odell Beckham Jr. Later, Stephen A. and Michael talk about Aaron Rodgers’ explanation on why he is not vaccinated. Ryan Clark stops by to discuss if the Patriots’ recent success is legit. 
Nov 08, 2021
Hour 2: Under Investigation
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Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Clark debate more about Odell's release from the Browns. Stephen A. debates Brian Windhorst about the NBA's investigation into Suns owner Robert Sarver, and more.
Nov 05, 2021
Hour 1: Odell Released
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Stephen A. Smith and Tim Tebow debate about the breaking news of Odell Beckham Jr.'s release from the Browns. Browns reporter, Jake Trotter and ESPN Senior NFL Insider, Adam Schefter join the show to discuss the matter.
Nov 05, 2021
Hour 2: Rodgers vs Kyrie
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Stephen A. Smith and Jay Williams get into a fiery debate about how Aaron Rodgers compares to the Kyrie unvaccinated situation. Dan Orlovsky debates Stephen A. about which teams should want Odell and more.
Nov 04, 2021
Hour 1: Excuse me?
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Stephen A. Smith, Dan Orlovsky and Bart Scott debate about Odell and the Browns situation and Aaron Rodgers testing positive for Covid and not being vaccinated after saying he was "immunized." Damien Woody joins the show to debate about if Bill Belichick can win another Super Bowl, and Marcus Spears joins to debate about if the Rams are the team to beat in the NFC.
Nov 04, 2021
Hour 2: Aaron Rodgers Out with COVID
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Stephen A. Smith and Keyshawn Johnson talk about the impact of Aaron Rodgers testing positive for COVID-19. Kimberley Martin joins the show to tell us how NFL executives view Odell Beckham Jr. Later, Adam Schefter joins to tells us the impact of Rodgers testing positive for COVID-19. Brian Windhorst joins the show to talk about Scottie Pippen’s remarks regarding Michael Jordan. Stephen A. and Keyshawn preview Sunday's matchup between the Packers and the Chiefs after Aaron Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19.
Nov 03, 2021
Hour 1: Help Odell
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Stephen A. Smith and Keyshawn Johnson talk about Odell Beckham Jr. remaining with the Browns after the NFL trade deadline, Michael Thomas being out for season, and if Aaron Rodgers should stay in Green Bay. Later, Brian Windhorst joins the show to talk about Scottie Pippen’s remarks regarding Michael Jordan. Stephen A and Keyshawn discuss the Raiders releasing Henry Ruggs III.
Nov 03, 2021
Let's Call This Whole Episode TMI...
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Welcome back to another episode of First Take, Her Take! The ladies dive right into their personal lives with an important message: take care of yourself and cry if you need to. Then... Carson Wentz is a mess but did we already know that? After that, KMart tells us what other NFL storylines we should be focusing on.
Nov 03, 2021
Hour 2: Game of Mahomes
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Stephen A. Smith, Marcus Spears, and Mina Kimes discuss if we already have seen the best of Patrick Mahomes. Later, Kendrick Perkins joins the show to tell us if Damian Lillard should be traded to the 76ers and if the Celtics should be concerned with their slow start. Stephen A. gives us his updated list of the top five teams in the NFL and Mina returns to talk Rams. Stick around to see if the crew thinks Adrian Peterson can save the Titans' season.
Nov 02, 2021
Hour 1: Did the Chiefs Save Their Season?
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Stephen A. Smith, Marcus Spears, and Jeff Saturday discuss whether the Chiefs win over the Giants saved their season, the impact of the Rams acquiring Von Miller in the NFC, and whether or not Dak Prescott should play this week. Later the guys debate on who deserves more blame for Odell Beckham Jr's struggles, and Paul Finebaum joins to talk the CFP rankings
Nov 02, 2021
Hour 2: Steel Here?
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Stephen A. Smith, Michael Irving, Dan Orlovsky and Ryan Clark debate about the Steelers beating the Browns, more Derrick Henry breaking news, if Carson Wentz is holding the Colts back, and more.
Nov 01, 2021
Hour 1: The King has Fallen
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Stephen A. Smith, Michael Irvin, Dan Orlovsky and Ryan Clark debate about if the Cowboys will go to the Super Bowl, if the Patriots will go on a playoff run, are people sleeping on the Saints, and more.
Nov 01, 2021
Hour 2: On the Road
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More First Take with Stephen A. Smith, Kevin Hart, Will Packer and Ryan Clark live at Florida A&M University. They debate about professional Philly sports teams, if the packers are the best team in the NFL, Chris Paul joins the show and more!
Oct 29, 2021
Hour 1: Live at FAMU!
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Stephen A. Smith, Kevin Hart, Will Packer and Ryan Clark are live at Florida A&M University and debate about the Packers defeating the Cardinals, Stephen A's Top 5 Philly athletes and more. Special guests include, Taraji P. Henson, Chris Paul and Idris Elba.
Oct 29, 2021
Hour 2: ZI-ON The Bench
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Marcus Spears and Dan Orlovsky debate about Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, if Tom Brady is the best player ever, Monica McNutt joins the show to debate Tim Legler about if Zion Williamson can still be the face of the NBA.
Oct 28, 2021
Hour 1: Come A-F-C Me!
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Damien Woody and Dan Orlovsky debate about the Packers at Cardinals game tonight, if the Bills are the team to beat in the AFC, Jay Williams and Tim Legler debate about the Lakers' loss to the Thunder and James Harden and the Nets.
Oct 28, 2021
Hour 2: Making the Case
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Stephen A. and Marcus Spears are joined by Bart Scott to debate if the Browns are better with Case Keenum as their quarterback over Baker Mayfield. Kimberly Martin joins to discuss who the MVP in the NFL is right now. They debate if the Chiefs can still make a run at the playoffs. It's another edition of Molly's Deal, breaking down the best bets across the NFL this week.
Oct 27, 2021
Hour 1: Mike Drop
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Stephen A. and Marcus Spears give their thoughts on Mike Tomlin denying any chance of him looking for a head coaching position in college football. They ask if Aaron Rodgers can beat the undefeated Cardinals without his two top receivers on Thursday. Tim Legler joins to react to Russell Westbrook's breakout performance with the Lakers. Bart Scott joins to debate if the Cardinals are the best team in the NFL.
Oct 27, 2021
Getting Older & Falling Apart (Except For TB12)
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Welcome back to another episode of First Take, Her Take! Charly and Elle may be falling apart as they're getting older but at least we have Halloween costumes to look forward to. After that, Elle's Atlanta Braves are in the World Series and it's safe to say she is HYPED. Also, the Jets are still terrible but will Joe Flacco save them? Elle wraps up the pod with an interesting question about your favorite sports team.
Oct 27, 2021
Hour 2: For Pete's Sake
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Stephen A. and Keyshawn Johnson are joined by Jeff Saturday to debate who is the best athlete in the last 20 years, LeBron James or Tom Brady. Mina Kimes joins to discuss what the Packers should do without Davante Adams. Stephen A. and Keyshawn give their thoughts about the Pro-Kyrie Irving protest at the Barclays Center. And they discuss if Pete Carroll or Kyle Shanahan should be on the hot seat...Mina's answer might surprise you!
Oct 26, 2021
Hour 1: Who Dat
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Stephen A. and Keyshawn Johnson debate who they would rather have, Joe Burrow or Lamar Jackson. They react to the Saints beating the Seahawks with Russell Wilson still out with a finger injury. Jeff Saturday joins to break down Stephen's A List of top teams in the NFL through Week 7. Jay Williams joins to discuss if you would rather have LaMelo Ball or Ja Morant on your team.
Oct 26, 2021
Hour 2: House of Cards
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Stephen A, Michael Irvin debate who can take down the Cardinals, if the Mahomes magic run out, and Ryan Clark joins to answer who is the bigger surprise the 49ers or Raiders.
Oct 25, 2021
Hour 1: Has The Chiefs Reign Ended?
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Stephen A, Michael Irvin, and Dan Orlovsky debate if the Chiefs are done, and if they are sold on the Packers. Ryan Clark joins to discuss who he trusts more: Lamar Jackson or Joe Burrow. Then Dan returns to tell us if the Patriots can make a playoff run.
Oct 25, 2021
Hour 2: Boss Angeles
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Stephen A. Smith and Kendrick Perkins debate about Lebron, Westbrook, the Lakers, snubs off of the "NBA 75" team and the latest Ben Simmons news. Ryan Clark joins the show and debates Stephen A. about if the Bengals are the NFL's biggest surprise and more.
Oct 22, 2021
Hour 1: Curry Flurry
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Stephen A. Smith and Kendrick Perkins debate about if Curry and the Warriors are slept on and about the Ben Simmons and Philly drama. Tim Tebow debates Stephen A. about how far the Browns can go, Mike McCarthy and the Dallas Cowboys and more.
Oct 22, 2021
Hour 2: Jackson Thrive
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Stephen A. Smith and Jay Williams debate more about the Knicks, Dan Orlovsky debates Stephen A. about if the criticism of Lamar Jackson is unfair, Damien Woody joins the show to debate about if the Patriots can make the playoffs and Monica McNutt joins the show to debate about who the most dangerous team is out of the Celtics, Knicks or Bulls.
Oct 21, 2021
Hour 1: Knicks in the Mix
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Stephen A. Smith and Jalen Rose debate about if Stephen A. is too hyped about the Knicks and if the Suns will get back to the Wester Conference Finals. Jay Williams joins the show to debate about Ben Simmons and Philly, and Dan Orlovsky joins the show to debate about is the Browns are the Biggest disappointment in the NFL.
Oct 21, 2021
Hour 2: #Knickstape
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Stephen A. and Marcus Spears react to Tim Legler saying Russell Westbrook should come off the bench for the Lakers. Legler sticks around to discuss the Ben Simmons situation. Marcus Spears gives his reaction to Stephen A's top 5 NFL teams list. And Stephen A tells why the New York Knicks will get out of the first round this season.
Oct 20, 2021
Hour 1: Ben the Knee
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Stephen A. and Jay Williams discuss if the Lakers should be worried about Russell Westbrook's play. They debate if the 76ers or Ben Simmons should be to blame for their current situation. They look back at the Bucks beating the Nets, and ask if the result would have been different if the Nets had Kyrie Irving. Marcus Spears joins to react to Baker Mayfield being ruled out Thursday vs the Broncos.
Oct 20, 2021
What Is Going On Here?!
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Welcome back to another episode of First Take, Her Take! Charly and Elle start off this week's episode with a PSA to everyone who focuses on weight and body image... STOP IT! Then, a quick vibe check on the NBA as the season starts tonight... the ladies tell us what they're most excited for. After that, Evander Kane wants his cake and to eat it too... but that comes with consequences. Lastly, the ladies wrap up with a shoutout to the Chicago Sky and the WNBA as a whole.
Oct 20, 2021
Hour 2: Accident Waiting to Happen?
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Stephen A. and Keyshawn Johnson are joined by Mina Kimes to discuss if Mike McCarthy will doom the Cowboys season. It's another week of Stephen A's list of Top 5 NFL teams, and Jeff Saturday has some issues with the teams. Malika Andrews joins to talk through several NBA topics before opening night tonight.
Oct 19, 2021
Hour 1: King Henry
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Stephen A. and Keyshawn Johnson look back at Monday Night Football and ask if the Bills blew their chance to win. They debate if Derrick Henry can lead the Titans to a Super Bowl. Michael Wilbon joins to talk about the big NBA topics on opening night. Stephen A gives his Stephen's A List of the Top 5 best players in the NBA.
Oct 19, 2021
Hour 1: Road to the Super Bowl?
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Stephen A. Smith and Michael Irvin debate about the Cowboys, if they still believe in Baker Mayfield, if the Ravens the best team in the AFC, and more.
Oct 18, 2021
Hour 2: Spooky Season
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Stephen A. Smith and Michael Irvin debate about if Dak is the scariest QB to face in the NFL right now, could Patrick Mahomes save the Chiefs' season, and more.
Oct 18, 2021
Hour 2: Trade Alert
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Stephen A. Smith, Sam Acho and Ryan Clark debate about more Bucs and Eagles, if they believe in Jalen Hurts, if Baker and Odell can win a Super Bowl together, Stephen A replies to Stephon Marbury's remarks about him, and more.
Oct 15, 2021
Hour 1: Tom Bomb
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Stephen A. Smith and Tim Tebow debate about if the Bucs are the NFL's best team right now, if Baker is sabotaging Odell's career, how far Lamar Jackson can take the Ravens, and Sam Acho joins the show to debate about Alabama football.
Oct 15, 2021
Hour 2: Oh Dell No!
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Stephen A. Smith, Jay Williams and Dan Orlovsky debate about Kyrie and his vaccination status, if the Browns should trade Odell Beckham Jr., if the Bucs are the best team in the NFL and more.
Oct 14, 2021
Hour 1: Fiery Kyrie
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Stephen A. Smith, Kendrick Perkins and Jay Williams debate about Kyrie's vaccination status and the Nets. Dan Orlovsky debates Stephen A. about how the Raiders organization is handling the Gruden situation, and Co-founder of LRMR & Springhill Entertainment, Maverick Carter joins the show.
Oct 14, 2021
Hour 2: Game of Mahomes
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Stephen A. and Marcus Spears are joined by Bart Scott to debate if Patrick Mahomes is still the best QB in the NFL. It's another edition of Stephen A's List, with a couple surprises in Stephen A's Top 5 NFL teams. They react to Aaron Rodgers' comments about the Jon Gruden situation. And ask if the Chiefs dynasty is finished.
Oct 13, 2021
Hour 1: Cowboys destined for SoFi?
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Stephen A. and Marcus Spears are joined by Jay Williams to discuss Kyrie Irving's reasoning for not getting vaccinated. Bart Scott joins to debate if the Cowboys are Super Bowl contenders. They ask if the Browns can make it to the Super Bowl with Baker Mayfield as their quarterback.
Oct 13, 2021
We. Are. Tired.
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Welcome back to First Take, Her Take! This week we are exhausted... for many reasons. The ladies start off diving into the latest news surrounding Jon Gruden and what this means not only for the Raiders but for the league as whole. After that, they get into how well Lamar Jackson played against the Colts and why that makes Charly sad.
Oct 13, 2021
Hour 2: Ben Returns
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Stephen A., Michael Irvin, and Mina Kimes discuss Jon Gruden's resignation from the Raiders. Jeff Saturday joins to look at what's next for the Raiders after Gruden's departure. Kendrick Perkins joins and reacts to Kyrie Irving not being able to practice or play until he can be a "full participant". Perk sticks around to talk about Ben Simmons returning to the 76ers facility unexpectedly.
Oct 12, 2021
Hour 1: Gruden Resigns
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Stephen A. and Michael Irvin react to Jon Gruden resigning after reports of racist, misogynistic and homophobic comments made over a long period of time. Jeff Saturday joins to discuss the culture of the NFL and how this news impacts that. They look back at Lamar Jackson's comeback win against the Colts on Monday Night Football.
Oct 12, 2021
Hour 2: Now You N-F-C Me
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Stephen A. and Michael Irvin debate who are the favorites to win the NFC. Ryan Clark joins to discuss what the Chiefs need to do to make it back to the Super Bowl. They debate who the best QB in the NFL is. And they react to the Wilder v Fury boxing match over the weekend.
Oct 11, 2021
Hour 1: Stephen A: "Chiefs are done!
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Stephen A. and Michael Irvin react to the Bills beating the Chiefs, and if the Chiefs can get back to the Super Bowl. They debate if the Browns can win with Baker Mayfield as their starting QB. And they discuss if the Cowboys are the best team in the NFC.
Oct 11, 2021
Hour 2: Any Advice?
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Stephen A. Smith and Tim Tebow debate about what advice they would give Urban Meyer, Sam Acho debates Stephen A. about where the Bucs belong in the NFC and more.
Oct 08, 2021
Hour 1: Season Over?
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Stephen A. Smith and Tim Tebow debate about if the Seahawks season is over, if Allen and Mahomes are the next great QB rivalry, Jay Williams debates Stephen A. about Kyrie and the Nets and more.
Oct 08, 2021
Hour 2: Not the Answer?
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Stephen A. Smith and Dan Orlovsky debate about if Joe Burrow can reach Aaron Rodgers' ceiling, Allen Iverson and the 76ers, if Urban Meyer should consider retiring and more.
Oct 07, 2021
Hour 1: Jason Kidd joins the show
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Stephen A. Smith and Dan Orlovsky debate about the Rams at Seahawks game tonight, the NFL team on upset alert entering week 5, Jason Kidd joins the show to discuss the NBA and Mavs basketball, and more.
Oct 07, 2021
Hour 2: Chris Paul Joins the Show
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Stephen A. and Marcus Spears ask if Derek Carr should still be in the MVP conversation. Chris Paul joins the show to talk about the upcoming NBA season, and his work with the "Why Not Us:" feature story. Stephen A. and Marcus ask if we are worried too much about the Rams loss. And they debate if Ben Roethlisberger should be benched in Pittsburgh.
Oct 06, 2021
Hour 1: New York State of Mind
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Stephen A. and Marcus Spears react to the Yankees losing in the MLB Wild Card game. Kendrick Perkins joins to talk about Kyrie Irving's status with the Brooklyn Nets. They respond to the news of the Patriots releasing Stephon Gilmore. And Marcus explains why the NFL should be worried about the Cowboys.
Oct 06, 2021
Feelin' Ourselves!
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Welcome back to another episode of First Take, Her Take! Charly, Kimberley, and Elle start this episode with a little self love and self awareness before getting into Urban Meyers most recent apology. Then, they discuss how Bucs/Patriots didn't live up to the hype which leads into a deep dive into what else doesn't live up to the hype. After that, a heated debate on the best Halloween candy to which Charly might have the worst taste.
Oct 06, 2021
Hour 2: Black Hole?
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Stephen A. Smith, Keyshawn Johnson and Mina Kimes debate about if the Raiders are frauds, which rookie quarterback will win the most games, who the best team in the NFC is right now and Kendrick Perkins joins the show to debate about if the Clippers will take a step back this season.
Oct 05, 2021
Hour 1: Win or go home
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Stephen A. Smith, Keyshawn Johnson and Jeff Saturday debate about if the Chargers made a statement after defeating the Raiders, if the Jaguars should move on from Urban Meyer, Alex Rodriguez joins the show to discuss the Yankees at Red Sox single-elimination wild-card game and more.
Oct 05, 2021
Hour 2: Return of the Dak
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Stephen A. and Michael Irvin debate if Bill Belichick showed something in the close loss to Tom Brady and the Bucs. They ask if Dak Prescott is the best QB in the NFL after his big game against Carolina. Then they look at who the best team in the AFC is. And the guys give predictions on the Chargers Raiders game tonight.
Oct 04, 2021
Hour 1: Brady's Return
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Stephen A. and Michael Irvin react to Tom Brady returning to New England, and barely pulling out a victory over his former team and coach, Bill Belichick. They debate if the Cowboys are a legit threat in the NFC. Dan Orlovsky joins to discuss if the Cardinals are the best team in the NFL. Ryan Clark joins to talk about the Packers and Steelers trending in opposite directions.
Oct 04, 2021
Hour 2: Bust the Process?
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Stephen A. Smith, Ryan Clark and Kendrick Perkins debate about Embiid's comments about the Ben Simmons and Philly situation, player vaccination status' in the NBA and more.
Oct 01, 2021
Hour 1: The Perfect Breakup
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Stephen A. Smith and Tim Tebow debate about the Buccaneers at the Patriots this weekend, Brady's departure from Belichick and the Patriots, if they still believe in Ben Roethlisberger and more.
Oct 01, 2021
Hour 1: Bad Break-Up?
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Stephen A. & Dan Orlovsky tell us if they have issues with how Tom Brady and Bill Belichick's relationship ended, and question if Justin Fields should demand a trade. Jay Williams joins to discuss how the NBA vaccination rules will play out this season, and talk about Russell Westbrook on the Lakers. Then, Damien Woody, Dan, and Stephen A. tells us who their scariest quarterback in the NFL is.
Sep 30, 2021
Hour 2: What's Bill Without Brady?
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Stephen A. & Dan Orlovsky debate if Bill Belichick would still be the greatest coach ever without Tom Brady, and question if Justin Fields should be the starter for the Bears. Next they preview tonight's Thursday Night Football game and tell us if Trevor Lawrence has more of an upside than Joe Burrow. Dan gives us his biggest surprise from the first month of the NFL season, and Stephen A. says not all the blame in Pittsburgh is on Big Ben.
Sep 30, 2021
Hour 2: Bill or Brady
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Stephen A. and Marcus Spears and Kimberly Martin react to reports of Bill Belichick not meeting with Tom Brady to negotiate. Kendrick Perkins joins to discuss why Ben Simmons wants out of Philly. Bill Rhoden joins the show to talk with Stephen A. about the HBCU experience and his new series, "Rhoden's Road Trip". The guys react to Manny Pacquiao announcing his retirement. 
Sep 30, 2021
Hour 1: Cowboy Up
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Stephen A. and Marcus Spears debate if the Cowboys are threats in the NFC. They discuss if Aaron Rodgers should be an early MVP candidate. Kendrick Perkins joins to talk about how LeBron can help players in the NBA get vaccinated. Kimberly Martin joins to ask if Justin Fields should start on Sunday.
Sep 29, 2021
We're Missing Compassion
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Welcome back to another episode of First Take, Her Take! In today's episode the ladies discuss Tom Brady returning to New England. Then, Elle hops on her soap box about NBA players and vaccines. After that, Charly raves about last weekend's UFC heavyweight main event which sparked the question: do fighters go home or go out after a big fight?
Sep 29, 2021
Hour 2: LeBron in the NFL?
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Stephen A., Keyshawn Johnson and Mina Kimes debate if the Cowboys are a Top-3 team in the NFC. It's another edition of Stephen A's List of the Top 5 NFL teams after Week 3, and Jeff Saturday, Keyshawn and Mina have different thoughts on the List. The guys ask Mina what is happening with the Seahawks after starting the season 1-2. And the group think about if LeBron James could have played in the NFL.
Sep 28, 2021
Hour 1: Playing the Fields
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Stephen A. and Keyshawn Johnson react to the Cowboys win against the Eagles, and ask if they are a contender in the NFC. Looking ahead to this weekend, they debate if Bill Belichick should regret losing Tom Brady to Tampa Bay. Jeff Saturday joins to discuss if Matt Nagy is botching the Bears QB situation. Jay Williams joins to talk about unvaccinated players in the NBA.
Sep 28, 2021
Hour 2: Big Ben Sadness
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Stephen A. and Michael Irvin react to Ryan Clark saying the Rams are the 'best team in the NFL". Stephen A shares his sadness about Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers struggling. Stephen A and Michael look at the status of New York football with the Jets and Giants starting the season 0-3. And the guys give their predictions for tonight's Cowboys v Eagles matchup.
Sep 27, 2021
Hour 1: Green Bay Statement
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Stephen A. and Michael Irvin look at Aaron Rodgers and the Packers pulling out a close win against the 49ers. They debate if the Rams should be favorites in the NFC after beating the Bucs. Dan Orlovsky joins to talk about if it was a mistake for the Bears to start Justin Fields. And Ryan Clark joins to react to the Chiefs losing to the Chargers.
Sep 27, 2021
Hour 2: Pressure Mounting?
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Stephen A. Smith, Sam Acho and Ryan Clark debate more about the Bucs at Rams, if Big Ben or Fields is under more pressure, if Eli Manning is a hall of famer and more.
Sep 24, 2021
Hour 1: Buccaneers at Rams
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Stephen A. Smith, Tim Tebow and Rob Ninkovich debate about the Bucs at Rams matchup, Brady's relationship with Belichick, the hype around Aaron Rodgers, if the Jets made a mistake trading Sam Darnold and Kendrick Perkins Joins the Show to debate about ESPN's top 10 players in the NBA.
Sep 24, 2021
Hour 2: Disappearing Act?
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Stephen A. Smith, Dan Orlovsky and Damien Woody debate more Bears and Justin Fields, Brady and Belichick's relationship, if the Chiefs Big 3 will be better than the Cowboys Big 3 of the 90s, Jameis Winston's week one performance and if the Cowboys are better than expected.
Sep 23, 2021
Hour 1: Fields Day
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Stephen A. Smith, Dan Orlovsky and Luis Riddick debate about Chicago's decision to start Justin Fields, if the Rams are a roadblock for the Bucs, if Cam Newton would make the Steelers better and Jay Williams joins the show to debate about Ben Simmons and Philly.
Sep 23, 2021
Hour 2: Show me the Mo'ne
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Stephen A. Smith and Marcus Spears debate about the Ben Simmons News, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, Mo'ne Davis joins the show and there is breaking news about Tua Tagovailoa and Ben Roethlisberger.
Sep 22, 2021
Hour 1: Doc on the Clock
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Stephen A. Smith, Kendrick Perkins and Marcus Spears debate about Ben Simmons' announcement that he will not report for the 76ers training camp, if the Steeler's season is over, Jerry Jones' comments on Ezekiel Elliot and 76ers Head Coach Doc Rivers joins the show and talks about Ben Simmons' decision.
Sep 22, 2021
Stop Being So Extra!
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Welcome back to First Take, Her Take! Football season is underway and while Kimberley is booked and busy juggling games, Elle would like Bears HC Matt Nagy to calm down. Speaking of calming down, Charly also offers a great way to relax and reset when things get a little too stressful.
Sep 22, 2021
Hour 2: BAAAAAAAAAD MAN!
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Stephen A. Smith, Keyshawn Johnson, Jeff Saturday and Mina Kimes debate about Aaron Rodgers and the Packers' defense, if Derek Carr is a Top-5 QB, if Stephen A. is doubting the Cowboys, how the Deshaun Watson situation is being handled and who will be the future USC football head coach.
Sep 21, 2021