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 Sep 28, 2019


 Nov 14, 2018

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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: All the Kings Men
2708
Jay Williams, Brian Windhorst, Bart Scott, Dan Orlovsky, Harry Douglas Stephen A. and WWE CEO Nick Khan discuss and reveal this weekend's WrestleMania lineup, if Bill Belichick has lost a step and who will win the NBA MVP? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2023
Hour 1: Mediocre Mavericks
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Jay Williams, Brian Windhorst, Bart Scott, Dan Orlovsky, Harry Douglas, Freddie Coleman and Jessica Mendosa discuss who will benefit the most from a pitch clock, how important homecourt is for the Phoenix Suns and what division is better: the Al East or NL East? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2023
Hour 2: New York State of Mind
2812
Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Harry Douglas, Keyshawn Johnson, Brian Windhorst, J.J. Redick and Tim Kurkjian discuss their World Series predictions, how many teams can win the west in the NBA and what is Mad Dog mad about this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2023
Hour 1: Lamar's Lower Extremities
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Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Kimberley A. Martin, Keyshawn Johnson, Brian Windhorst, J.J. Redick and Jessica Mendoza discuss expectations for Jacob DeGrom and Justin Verlander, if we should be concerned about the Dodgers, if it's title or bust for the Phoenix Suns and if the Warriors can win the west. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2023
Hour 2 : Splash Sister
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In this episode Chjristine Willamson is rejoined by Bart Scott and Tedy Bruschi as they continue to weigh in with their opinions on what is going on in Baltimore and possible what can be the solution to this fiasco. Plus JJ Reddick gives us his top 5 hardest NBA players to guard. Find out who Jay Will believes should be taken off. XFL Houston Roughneck's head coach Wade Phillips joins the show to talk about his journey as head coach with this prolific team. This and more on First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2023
Hour 1 : Ravens Saga
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In this hour Christine Williamson steps in for Molly Qerim as Bart Scott, Adam Schefter, Tedy Bruschi and Mike Tannenbaum weigh in with their opinions on what is going on in Baltimore and possible what can be the solution to this fiasco. Plus JJ Reddick and Jay Williams give their take on how much pressure is on Joel Embiid to win a title. Find out who thinks all the pressure is on Embiid and the 76ers having to win one NOW. This and more on First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2023
Hour 2: Ravens Reset?
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Marcus Spears, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Tedy Bruschi, Adam Schefter and Field Yates discuss who should trade for Jackson, what his value is monetarily and if he and the Ravens' relationship can be salvaged. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2023
Hour 1 : Fantastic Four
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In this hour Christine Williamson steps in for Molly Qerim and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo steps in for Stephen A Smith as they talk march madness with nobody other than Seth Greenberg. What teams surprised you think weekend? Plus, the king is BACKKKK. Lebron James returned to action last night but find out what Kendrick Perkins has to say about their playoff chances. This and more on First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2023
Hour 2: How Sweet Is It?
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Seth Greenberg break down the latest March Madness matchups. RGII and Bart Scott stop by to discuss which team they believe to be the best fit for Ezekiel Elliot. Kendrick Perkins is here debating whose return will make a bigger impact: KD or LeBron? Plus, Joe Fortenbaugh gives us his best bets for the upcoming NCAA games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2023
Hour 1: Ceiling Cap
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Seth Greenberg react to the madness that went down in last night's men's tournament as Gonzaga and Kansas State soar into the Elite 8 in style. RGIII and Bart Scott join the show to debate whether Lamar Jackson's decision not to use an agent has proven costly. Plus, Kendrick Perkins is here to argue which team has the higher ceiling: the Knicks or the Cavs? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2023
Hour 2 : Laila Ali
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In this hour Stephen A Smith is joined by the all time greatest female boxer Laila Ali as she talks to us about her journey as a female athlete as we continue to celebrate Women's History Month. XFL D.C Defender's head coach Reggie Barlow joins the show as he gives us some insight on the XFL and how the league is turning a new page. Mel Kiper stops by as he talks about NFL Draft and find out who he thinks should go number 1 overall! This and more on First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2023
Hour 1 : Mavericks Havoc
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In this hour Stephen A Smith is joined by Jay Williams to debate how much of an impact last night controversial Warriors game actually has on the western conference standings. Find out who says this loss is only a glance of the future of the Dallas Mavericks. Plus RGIII joins to give his take on what he thinks is wrong with how Lamar his handling his contract situation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2023
Hour 2 : Bright Future?
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In this second hour Stephen A Smith is joined by Uconn's Men's Basketball Head Coach Dan Hurley as we talk some college hoops and highlight his terminable program success since taking on the head coach role. Plus RGIII joins the show as he weighs in on what he believe is the hold up on Lamar's big pay day. And you know it's a Wednesday. So find out what has Chris "Mad Dog" Russo all fired up. This and more on First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2023
Hour 1: One missed Paul
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Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, J.J. Redick and Dan Orlovsky discuss if the Panthers should pursue Lamar Jackson instead of drafting a new QB, the importance of the World Baseball Classic and the legacy of Willis Reed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2023
Hour 2: Watch The Throne
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In this episode, Stephen A., Tim Legler, and JJ Redick react to comments from LeBron's former Miami Heat teammate Mario Chalmers on how The King just doesn't scare his opponents the way Michael Jordan did. Damian Woody and Keyshawn Johnson join the show to unpack the will-they-won't-they saga with Aaron Rodgers and the Jets. David Benavidez is here to sit down with Stephen A. ahead of his Super Middleweight fight this weekend against Caleb Plant. We get into the problem with Dame Time in Portland and whether or not we believe Cam Newton can still play in the NFL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2023
Hour 1: On Draft
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In this episode, Stephen A. is joined by Tim Legler and JJ Redick to debate whether or not James Harden's poor performance in the 76ers' double-OT loss last night is cause for concern. The crew discusses the state of the NBA's Eastern Conference and decides which team competing for that 1-seed needs it the most. Keyshawn Johnson is here to debate if the Ravens can repair their relationship with Lamar Jackson. And, Mel Kiper Jr. stops by with his mock draft and tells us which top prospect he believes will go number one overall. We continue to celebrate Women's History Month with a special message from Jeff Van Gundy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2023
Hour 2: Fear the Deer
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Stephen A., Marcus Spears, Dan Orlovsky and Kendrick Perkins discuss the biggest threat to South Carolina in the women's bracket, if they are surprised at the lack of offers for Lamar Jackson and where should Odell Beckham Jr. go? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2023
Hour 1 : Not So Sweet 16
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During this hour of First Take Stephen A Smith is joined by Dan Orlovsky and Marcus Spears talk about the big moves made over the weekend. What does the cowboys trading for Brandin Cook mean for Odell Beckham Jr? What teams do you think should be on the hunt for this star receiver. Plus the Jets have still not came to a trade agreement with Aaron Rodgers. Find out what someone thinks he is worth. Upsets. Upsets. Upsets. Seth Greenberg joins the show today as he gives an update on the MADness this March. Finally Kendrick Perkins join the show to weigh in on Dillon Brooks and his beef with the Warriors. This and more on First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2023
Hour 1 : Bracket Racket
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It's everyone's favorite time of the year...March Madness! In this hour Stephen A. Smith is joined by Seth Greenberg to talk about the major upsets from yesterday's start to the tournament. After Furman knocks out UVA and Princeton defeats Arizona are your brackets still perfect? Plus Kendrick Perkins joins the show as we talk about some NBA. Find out who he thinks is the most dangerous team in the West. Finally, Bart Scott joins the show to give his price he believe the Jets should pay for Rodgers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2023
Hour 2: If Beale Street Could Talk
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Jay Williams discuss Ja Morant's suspension and recent losses for the Lakers and Warriors. Super Bowl Champion Vernon Davis joins the show with his take on the Rodgers saga potentially ending in Green Bay and talks with us about his new movie "The Ritual Killer". Teddy Bruschi is here to debate how he believes Jets players should deal with Rodgers if his intent to play in New York becomes reality. Stephen A. and Molly take us through their NCAA Final Four picks ahead of today's tournament action. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2023
Hour 1: Big Cheese to the Big Apple
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In this episode, Stephen A. is joined by Adam Schefter, Keyshawn Johnson, and Teddy Bruschi with reaction to Aaron Rodgers declaring that he intends to play for the Jets. Jay Williams is here to discuss Ja Morant's new comments about his recent behavior that got him an 8-game suspension from the NBA. Plus, the madness starts today with the first men's tourney games about to be underway and our friend Jay Bilas comes on the show to give us his favorite picks for your brackets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2023
Hour 2: Ring of Truth?
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In this episode, Stephen A. is joined by Marcus Spears and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo with reaction to Allen Lazard's telling move to New York as he signs with the Jets, Aaron Rodgers' rumored new team... Plus, it's Wednesday so you know what that means! Mad Dog is off the leash and telling us what he's mad about this week. Brian Windhorst is here to unpack new comments from Damian Lillard about the state of the NBA and the emphasis on ring culture. And, Joe Fortenbaugh is here to give us his best bets heading into the first round of the NCAA tournament. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2023
Hour 1: Mr. Rodgers' Neighborhood
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo discuss if there's light at the end of the tunnel for the Aaron Rodgers saga in Green Bay as he nears his decision. Plus, how do we feel about Rodgers putting together a "wish list" for the New York Jets? Marcus Spears joins the show to talk about the latest moves in the NFL and tells us which NFC East team is having the best offseason so far. Brian Windhorst stops by to debate if the Lakers are a legitimate force in the West. We continue to celebrate Women's History Month with a special message from Mark Jackson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2023
Hour 2: Beast of the AFC East
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Stephen A., Dan Orlovsky and Brian Windhorst discuss the most likely NBA Finals matchup, if the Cowboys are closer to dethroning the Eagles and who has the most at stake: Luka, Kyrie and Kidd? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 2023
Hour 1: Apple of my Eye
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Stephen A., Dan Orlovsky and Monica McNutt discuss the drastic drop off in the Warriors road performances, the importance of Ja Morant's counseling program and what are fair expectations for Jimmy G in Las Vegas? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 2023
Hour 2 : Lamarvelous
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In this hour Stephen A Smith and Louis Reddick give some insight on who they believe the Carolina Panthers should take as their first round pick. The Suns and Warriors face off tonight but find out who believes the Warriors season may be coming to an end. Kendrick Perkins weighs in on this one and more during First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2023
Hour 1 : Jumpin For Jalen
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In this hour Stephen A Smith is joined by Louis Reddick as things start to shake up in the NFL. The Dolphins have now two top wide receivers and two top corners. Find out who still isn't impressed by this move. Kendrick Perkins joins the show as he debates his playoff picks and who he believes we should be on the lookout for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2023
Hour 2: Body Bag
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Kendrick Perkins, Brian Windhorst, Damien Woody and Bart Scott discuss the best landing spot for Odell Beckham Jr., the state of NBA officiating and who is more concerning: Grizzlies or Warriors? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2023
Hour 1: 4 Thangs
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Kendrick Perkins, Brian Windhorst, Damien Woody and Bart Scott discuss if Aaron Rodgers became a jet, would he be a top 5 QB in the AFC? Has Lamar Jackson played his best football? Also, how much does Kevin Durant's injury hurt the Suns title hopes? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2023
Hour 2: Official-ly Ticked Off
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Stephen A., Monica McNutt, Herm Edwards, Chris Canty and Joe Fortenbaugh discuss the best NBA bets of the evening, where does Daniel Jones rank as a QB in the NFC East and where do you want to see Lamar Jackson go? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2023
Hour 1 : Suns Out
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In this hour Stephen A Smith is joined by Monica McNutt to give their opinion on how does KD's injury impact the Suns and their chances on a championship? Seth Greenberg joins the show to talk about Syracuse Men's Basketball Head Coach, Boeheim, not retuning next year. Plus Chris Canty and Herm Edwards stop by to talk about what they think the Jets should do about signing Aaron Rodgers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2023
Hour 2 : International Women's Day
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In this hour Stephen A Smith is back with today's crew to dive deeper into Lamar Jackson contract situation and give their opinion on who they believe should be first in line to pursue him. Plus today is International Women's Day and Molly has a special list to share with you all. This and more on First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2023
Hour 1 : DANNY DIME$
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In this episode Stephen A Smith is joined by Kimberly Martin, Ryan Clack, and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo to talk about the contact moves throughout the NFL. Daniel Jones got paid and Saquon Barkley stays. But the Ravens continue to gamble with Lamar Jackson. What does their recent move have to say about their relationship? Plus JJ Reddick is here to talk some hoops. Are the Grizzles shots at winning a championship up in flames? Find out this and more on First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2023
Hour 1: What quarter, FOURTH QUARTER
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Stephen A., J.J. Redick, Kendrick Perkins and Keyshawn Johnson discuss if Lamar Jackson should want to stay in Baltimore, if Nikola Jokic is the runaway MVP and if the Saints signing Derek Carr is a big deal? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 07, 2023
Hour 2: Super Sixers
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Stephen A., J.J. Redick, Kendrick Perkin and Keyshawn Johnson discuss Rich Eisen "keep(ing) an eye on" Tom Brady unretiring, the Jets in talks for an Aaron Rodgers trade and if the Cowboys should trade for WR Deandre Hopkins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 07, 2023
Hour 2: Are the Knicks... good?
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Stephen A., Kendrick Perkins, Sam Acho and Herm Edwards discuss which franchise tag the Ravens should use on Lamar Jackson, the Warriors road woes continuing and reaction to QB Derek Carr signing with the Saints. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 06, 2023
Hour 1: Derek Carr Signs
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In this episode, Stephen A., Kendrick Perkins, and Brian Windhorst debate whether the Suns' narrow win against the Mavericks last night is a good or bad sign for KD and Booker's crew. Plus, we have the latest updates on Ja Morant's off-court actions that have caused him to take some time away from the team. Damien Woody and Sam Acho are here just in time to react to Breaking News as Derek Carr signs with the New Orleans Saints. We continue to celebrate Women's History Month with a message from Cassidy Hubbarth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 06, 2023
Hour 2: Pressure-opean
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Stephen A., Kendrick Perkins and Dan Orlovsky discuss Bryce Young's size, why Kevin Durant doesn't need credit from the HOF and who has more at stake this year: Harden or Embiid? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2023
Hour 1: LA in Flames
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In this hour Stephen A Smith is joined by Kendrick Perkins to talk about what is going on in the city of LA. Is the season over for the LA Lakers? What are the Clippers missing to get the ball rolling and become that team everyone expects them to be? Plus Kimberly Martin and Dan Orlovsky gives their opinion on what is currently happening in Baltimore. What changes need to be made to keep the ship from sinking? This and more on First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2023
Hour 2: Go New York, go New York, go!
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Stephen A., Jay Williams, radio host Michael Kay and Paul Finebaum discuss the timing of Jalen Carter's arrest and why that's important, the suns biggest obstacle to winning a title and is it a big deal the Lakers won with their stars out? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2023
Hour 1: Damnnnn Durant
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Stephen A., Jay Williams, Louis Riddick and Adam Schefter discuss Jalen Carter returning to the NFL combine after his arrest and release, the Knicks playoff ceiling and who needs homecourt more: Bucks or Celtics? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2023
Hour 2: Turn on the Lights
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Stephen A., Bart Scott, Monica McNutt, Brian Windhorst and Courtney Cronin discuss the arrest warrant out for No. 1 NFL prospect Jalen Carter, and who's struggles are more surprising: Clippers or Mavericks? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2023
Hour 1: Fine in the West
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Stephen A. and Kendrick Perkins discuss the significance of Nikola Jokic's 100th triple double, what team is under the most pressure to win the NBA Finals and who's a better duo: KD and Kyrie or KD and D Book? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2023
Hour 2 : Who's to Blame?
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During this second hour JJ Redick and Monica McNutt rejoins the show as they continue to debate the hottest NBA topics. A lot was said yesterday when Charles Barkley joined the show but find out who has a lot MORE to say today. Plus, A.J McCarron joins the show as he revealed the reason why he left the NFL and joined the young and fun XFL league. This and more on First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2023
Hour 1 : Knicks and Match
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In this hour Stephen A Smith is joined by JJ Redick and Monica McNutt to talk about the latest news within the NBA. Down goes Lebron. What does this mean for the Lakers? Find out who thinks there may still be hope! Plus Mel Kiper joins the show as the NFL Combine process begins and who he thinks we should be on the look out for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2023
Hour 2: Live With Charles Barkley
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In this episode, Stephen A. is joined by Charles Barkley to debate all of the trending storylines in the NBA, including whether or not Kyrie and Luka can work together in Dallas, if Kevin Durant needs to win a ring without the Warriors, and if Nikola Jokic is the frontrunner for MVP. Plus, Tommy Fury handed Jake Paul his first career loss, but did the fight live up to the hype? Stephen A. goes on a rant about the effects of the new pitch clock in the MLB. And, with the Hawks naming Quin Snyder as their new Head Coach, does he face the most pressure to win in Atlanta or is that still on Trae Young's shoulders? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2023
Hour 1: Dame Time
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In this episode, Stephen A., Monica McNutt, and Brian Windhorst recap this weekend's wild NBA moments including the Lakers' 27-point comeback, Damian Lillard's 71-point night, and the ending of the Celtics-Sixers game. We debate if LeBron and the Lakers have hit a turning point in their season and who is the scariest team in the East. Plus, are the Knicks building something special in their current 5-game win streak? Stephen A. and Monica sure hope so... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2023
Hour 2: Always Sunny in Phoenix
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Stephen A., Kendrick Perkins and Ryan Clark discuss Aaron Rodgers' darkness retreat.... again, Damian Lillard sits - perpetuating the NBA load management issue and who is the best player in the NBA? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2023
Hour 1: Trust the Process
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Stephen A., Kendrick Perkins, Ryan Clark and Kimberley Martin discuss the report on Russell Wilson wanting Pete Carroll to be fired, the postseason potential the Lakers have and if Lamar Jackson's durability is a problem? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2023
Adam Silver
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A friend once called Adam Silver “the most introverted person in an extroverted position.” He sits down with Bob Myers to discuss where he found his voice and how he found his way to the NBA. Silver discusses the impact of his father and the influence of his predecessor David Stern, who even taught him how to pack a suitcase. He tells Bob about the toughest parts of his job and details the legacy he wants to leave for his daughters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2023
Hour 2: Fighting Words
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In this episode, Stephen A. talks with Jake Paul and Tommy Fury ahead of their long-awaited fight this Sunday and the two have some bold predictions as to how it's all going to go down. Frank Isola joins the show to debate which NBA players are under the most pressure to win a title and if Kevin Durant needs to win a ring without the Warriors. Louis Riddick is back with his take on Eric Bieniemy's move to Washington as Offensive Coordinator. Plus, we debate which 2024 NBA prospect is the most hyped going into the draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2023
Hour 1: Alabama Latest
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In this episode, Stephen A., Mike Wilbon, and Paul Finebaum address Alabama Men's Basketball player Brandon Miller's connection to a campus shooting committed by a former teammate. Louis Riddick joins the show just as Aaron Rodgers emerges from his darkness retreat, but will he return to Green Bay with a clear mind or are his days as a Packer over? Plus, Stephen A. and Wilbon discuss the Lakers' playoff-push as they look to avoid the play-in tournament. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2023
Hour 1: Bird Better Have My Money
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Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Keyshawn Johnson and J.J. Redick dissect Stephen's A-List on what NBA players are under the most pressure to win a ring this season and how many QBs would you take over Derek Carr? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2023
Hour 2: Tag, you're it!
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Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Robert Griffin III and J.J. Redick discuss what the NBA should do about load management, if Lamar Jackson is underrated as a passer and who's first championship would be a bigger deal: Suns or Clippers? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2023
Hour 2: Take The Money and Run
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Marcus Spears debate which teams should be pursuing Lamar Jackson. Plus, if the Zeke era is over in Dallas, would it be considered a failure for the Cowboys? JJ Redick joins the show to discuss the Western Conference and which lower seed he believes could make a big run into the playoffs. We also get his take on the NBA's load management problem. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2023
Hour 1: Tag, You're It!
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Marcus Spears discuss the NFL franchise tag window opening today and what might go down in Baltimore regarding Lamar Jackson's negotiations going forward. JJ Redick joins the show to unpack Russell Westbrook's move to the Clippers and debate which player is under the most scrutiny to win a title in LA. Plus, as Nikola Jokic continues to lead the Nuggets to the top of the West, we look at what a potential 3rd straight MVP title would mean for the Joker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2023
Hour 2: Bieniemy Territory
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In this episode, we start with breaking news from the NBA as Russell Westbrook is back in LA... with the Clippers. Stephen A. and Brian Windhorst break down what this move means for him and the rest of the West. Plus, Lebron says this year's playoff push is the most important of his career, but are Stephen A. and Windy buying what he's selling? And, LeBron-Kyrie reunion rumors were fueled when LeBron picked Kyrie in the All-Star Game, but would Irving be better off staying in Dallas with Luka? Damien Woody joins the show to unpack Eric Bieniemy's move from the Chiefs to the Commanders and tells us whether or not he's making a mistake. Windy explains why Victor Wembanyama is the best prospect the NBA has seen since LeBron. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2023
Hour 1: Mac Attack
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Brian Windhorst recap this year's NBA All-Star Game and Dunk Contest and discuss how they could be more entertaining. Plus, we debate whether or not trade requests made famous by KD and Kyrie are good for business in the NBA. Damien Woody stops by to weigh in on Derek Carr's visit to the Jets and if they should sign him now or wait for a decision from Aaron Rodgers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2023
Hour 2: Dynamic Duos
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Stephen A., Tim Legler, Herm Edwards and Bart Scott discuss the best dunk contest performances, Michael Jordan's legacy on his 60th birthday and if Micah Parsons was out of pocket for his ring tweet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2023
Hour 1: Biggest Bust
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In this hour Stephen A Smith is joined by Tim Legler to talk about the major trades in the NBA and how will that shake up the rest of the season to come? Plus Herm Edwards and Bart Scott join the show to talk about what we all love: Money. But how much do you think Jalen Hurts is worth? Find out who thinks he should be given the max contract possible. This and more on First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2023
Hour 2: Against Paul Odds
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Jay Williams react to breaking news out of Boston as the Celtics name Joe Mazzulla their 19th Head Coach, officially moving away from Ime Udoka. Plus, with the addition of Kevin Durant to the Suns, the guys debate who is under the most pressure in Phoenix. And, would a Clippers title mean more to LA than a title with the Lakers? Paul George thinks so... Booger McFarland joins the show to debate whether this Eagles season can be deemed a success or not. We continue our HBCU showcase this month with a spotlight on Spelman College, who had students send us their best debate questions including whether or not Jalen Hurts is MVP material and which NFL team is "America's" Team? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2023
Hour 1: Big Apple Aaron?
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Jay Williams debate whether or not the new-look Lakers could be a legitimate title threat. Plus, we have breaking news as the Boston Celtics name Joe Mazzulla their head coach, officially parting ways with Ime Udoka. Keyshawn Johnson joins the show to discuss which team he believes is more likely to return to the Super Bowl: Chiefs or Eagles? And, while Aaron Rodgers retreats to darkness, we speculate his possible next moves and debate why New York might be a concern… We continue to showcase HBCUs this month with a spotlight on Spelman College. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2023
Hour 2 : Hurts So Good
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In this hour Stephen A Smith is re-joined by Chris 'Mad Dog' Russo, JJ Reddick, and Herm Edwards as they debate the GREATEST pro sports dynasties ever. See who Mad Dog has number 1 on his list. Plus the Baltimore Ravens seem to be making some moves as they just hired Todd Monken as their new Offensive Coordinator but someone here thinks there is still more to be done. Find out this and more on First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2023
Hour 1 : Kevin Sent
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During this hour Stephen A Smith is joined by JJ Reddick and Chris 'Mad Dog' Russo as they debate weather Patrick Mahomes or Steph Curry made their spirt more exciting. Plus Herm Edwards joins the show to share his opinion on the coaching carousel and why Eric Bieniemy was not offered a head coaching position. This and more on First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2023
Hour 2: Top 5, Top 5, Top 5
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Marcus Spears, Keyshawn Johnson, Herm Edwards, Mina Kimes and Kimberley Martin discuss if Chiefs coach Andy Reid is top 5 all-time, where Aaron Rodgers will play next season and where NFL teams stack up going into next season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2023
Hour 1: Head Chief in Charge
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Marcus Spears, Keyshawn Johnson, Herm Edwards, Tim Legler and J.J. Redick discuss Kyrie Irving, Luka Doncic and the hot potato. Micah Parsons predicts a Cowboys Super Bowl and what Derek Carr NOT waving his no trade clause. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2023
Hour 2: Hurts So Good
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In this episode live from Arizona, Stephen A., Ryan Clark, and Dan Orlovsky break down the keys to Kansas City's Super Bowl win over the Eagles and debate if Patrick Mahomes can catch up to Tom Brady's career accolades. Speaking of GOATs, the crew goes at it as they argue where Travis Kelce and Andy Reid rank among all-time great tight ends and head coaches. Despite losing in last night's Super Bowl, Jalen Hurts put on an impressive performance that has our guys deciding where he ranks among the league's top QBs. We react to Rihanna's halftime show and Stephen A. must pay up on a lost Super Bowl bet... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13, 2023
Hour 1: Pat On The Back
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In this episode live from Arizona, Stephen A., Mike Wilbon, and Ryan Clark unpack the keys to the Chiefs' Super Bowl victory last night and debate where Patrick Mahomes stands in QB history after winning his 2nd Super Bowl MVP award. Dan Orlovsky joins us to break down the controversial defensive holding call on James Bradberry and how it affected the game. Plus, the Chiefs came out as Super Bowl Champs, but which QB had the more impressive performance of the night: Mahomes or Hurts? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13, 2023
Hour 2: GOAT Talk
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Stephen A., Ryan Clark, Marcus Spears, Dan Orlovsky and Trevor Lawrence discuss the Jaguars chances at growth for next season, what a veteran QB could do for the Jets next season and the significance of having two black QBs starting in the Super Bowl. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2023
Hour 1: Live From Super Bowl LVII
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In this special episode live from the Super Bowl in Scottsdale, Arizona, Stephen A. is joined by Marcus Spears and Super Bowl Champion and Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner to break down what's at stake for both teams when the Chiefs and Eagles face off on Sunday. Plus, some are calling it the "Andy Reid Bowl" as he and Nick Sirianni go head to head, but which Head Coach do our guys think has a bigger chip on their shoulder? And, George Kittle joins the show to talk about the 49ers QB situation next season and gives us his Super Bowl predictions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2023
Hour 2: LeBounce Back?
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Stephen A., Tim Legler, Kendrick Perkins, Dan Orlovsky and Adam Theilen discuss the Vikings disappointment, if the Nets Big 3 was the biggest failure in NBA history and what the Suns and Lakers trades mean for Kyrie Irving. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2023
Hour 1: Suns Out, Guns Out
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Stephen A., Tim Legler, Adrian Wojnarowski, Brian Windhorst, Dan Orlovsky and Bengals WR Tee Higgins discuss NFL officiating, what D'Angelo Russell and company bring to the Lakers as well as who Tee thinks will win the Super Bowl? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2023
Hour 2: First Take Live From The Super Bowl!
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In this special episode live from the Super Bowl in Scottsdale, Arizona, Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, and J.J. Reddick react to LeBron James passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's record to become the NBA's All-Time Leading Scorer and debate if the newly acquired title makes him the undisputed GOAT. It's still Wednesday which means Mad Dog is MAD... but what's got him riled up this time? Our Super Bowl coverage continues with special guests Jamaal Williams and Deebo Samuels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2023
Hour 1: King Me
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In this special episode live from the Super Bowl in Scottsdale, Arizona, Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo,, and J.J. Reddick react to LeBron James becoming the NBA's All-Time Scoring Leader last night, passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's record. Plus, the crew gets into it over new comments from Kyrie Irving about his time in Brooklyn. Marcus Spears is with us as we debate whether or not the Eagles' lack of Super Bowl experience should be a concern as they gear up to face the Chiefs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2023
Hour 2: 38,387
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Stephen A., Tim Legler, Brian Windhorst, Keyshawn Johnson, and Dan Orlovsky discuss Michael Irvin's unwavering confidence in Dak Prescott, what the Nets should do with Kevin Durant and Stephen's A-List of the top 5 players playing in the Super Bowl. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2023
Hour 1: "Maybe It's Me"
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Stephen A., Brian Windhorst, Tim Legler, Dan Orlovsky and Keyshawn Johnson discuss Sean Payton's new rules for the Broncos, how good will Kyrie and Luka be and who the Super Bowl win would mean more to: Mahomes or Hurts? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2023
Hour 2: Cutting Down the Nets
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Stephen A., Tim Legler, Brian Windhorst, Marcus Spears, Michael Irvin and Nick Friedell discuss how much blame Kevin Durant deserves for the fallout, if Aaron Rodgers should go to the Raiders and who has a better chance at a dynasty: Eagles or Chiefs? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2023
Hour 1: Can I get a Kyrie-do?
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Stephen A., Tim Legler, Jay Williams, Marcus Spears and Michael Irvin discuss whether or not Dak Prescott deserves an extension, what the Mavericks ceiling is and what QB will play better: Hurts or Mahomes? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2023
Hour 2 : 2/3/23
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In this episode Stephen A Smith is joined by Bart Scott and Herm Edwards as they discuss Aaron Rodgers and if he is going about his future the right way. Also, the Eagles are STACKED and someone thinks that they have it easy. Find out this and more on First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2023
Hour 1 : MJ DAY
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In this episode Stephen A Smith and Perk debates who they believe is the GOAT; Lebron James or Michael Jordan? Also, how confident are you in Lebron and the Lakers? Do you think the Lakers have any chance of making the playoffs? This and more on First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2023
Hour 2: Mr. Rodgers' Neighborhood
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In this episode, Dan Orlovsky, Damien Woody, and Keyshawn Johnson hold it down for Stephen A. as they debate which QB would rise to the top of the NFC if Aaron Rodgers goes to the AFC. Plus, with Brady finally calling it a career, our QB Dan gives us his top 5 QBs of all time. Joe Fortenbaugh joins us with his top Super Bowl bets. We celebrate Black History Month with an HBCU spotlight on Grambling State University, whose students sent in their best NBA questions for Jay Williams and Monica McNutt to debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2023
Hour 1: Forever a Star?
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Christine Williamson, Dan Orlovsky, Keyshawn Johnson, Damien Woody, Jay Williams and Monica McNutt discuss the Nets chances to win the East, what Breanna Stewart's move means and who would you rather have in a Super Bowl: Brady or Montana? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2023
Hour 2: Tom Brady Calls It Quits
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In this special episode of First Take, former co-hosts of "Mike and The Mad Dog" Mike Francesa and Chris Russo reunite once more to join Stephen A. for a packed hour of debate and reaction to the latest news around the NFL. We have Breaking News as Tom Brady announces his retirement from football this morning and Jeff Darlington joins us with more information on the decision. Stephen A., Mike, and Mad Dog debate whether or not Brady is the greatest competitor of all time. Plus, Sean Payton is the new Head Coach for the Broncos, but can he get Russell Wilson back to his former glory? Mike and Mad Dog relive some of their favorite moments from their time on WFAN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2023
Hour 1: Mike and The Mad Dog Reunion
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In this special episode of First Take, we reunite Hall of Fame sports-radio hosts Mike Francesa and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo as they join in the debate with Stephen A. and reminisce on their favorite moments from their time on the radio as Mike and The Mad Dog. We also react to Breaking News as Tom Brady announces his official retirement from the NFL. Stephen A., Mike, and Mad Dog are joined by Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington to unpack his retirement announcement and the legacy the 7-time Super Bowl Champion leaves behind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2023
Shame On You Empire State Building
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Elle, KMart, and Charly talk about whether or not to celebrate certain Super Bowl storylines, the hit by Joseph Ossai and the reaction it got, what the 49ers should do with their QB situation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2023
Hour 2: Deputy Jones
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Stephen A., Mina Kimes, Keyshawn Johnson discuss if Kellen Moore is what's best for Justin Herbert's career, if the the Niners should pursue Rodgers or Brady and who has a better shot at the Super Bowl next season: Bengals or 49ers? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2023
Hour 1: QB Questions
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Stephen A., Herm Edwards, Keyshawn Johnson and Tim Legler discuss the recent NBA officiating issues, if the Chiefs O-line can stop the Eagles pass rush and if it's a good idea for Mike McCarthy to call plays for the Cowboys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2023
Hour 2 : Drama In Dallas
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Stephen A. Smith and Michael Irvin is joined by Ryan Clark to debate on who they think was the most explosive and promising quarterback from this weekend. Plus, the Dallas Cowboy are making some major changes as Kellen Moore is out as their offensive coordinator. What does this say about America's team? Find out on First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2023
Hour 1 : Championship Weekend
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During this hour Stephen A Smith is joined by Dan Orlovsky and Michael Irvin in debating the exciting weekend of football. Well the paternity test came back and revealed that Joe Burrow is NOT the father. Patrick Mahomes put on a spectacular performance but find out who thinks it wasn't as magical as we think. FLY EAGLES FLY! Jalen Hurts and the Eagles flew away with an easy win against the 49ers this weekend but someone doesn't think they have really been put to the test. Plus, Michael B Jordan joins the show as he talks about his upcoming movie "Creed III" in theaters March 3rd. That and more on First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2023
Hour 2: QB Continued...
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In this episode, Stephen A., Marcus Spears, and Bart Scott debate which of the four young playoff QBs has the most to prove ahead of this weekend's Conference Championship games. Plus, how do the guys feel about all the Bengals-Chiefs trash talk leading up to their rematch? Kendrick Perkins stops by to discuss his biggest problem with the NBA All-Star starters. And, it's time for Molly's Deal where we give you our best bets for this weekend's NFL action. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2023
Hour 1: Purdy Good Chance?
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In this episode, Stephen A. is joined by Ryan Clark and Marcus Spears as they give their final predictions for this weekend's AFC Championship rematch between Burrow and Mahomes. Plus, Brock Purdy has pulled off a miraculous playoff run for the 49ers all the way to the NFC Championship, but do our guys think he can go from "Mr. Irrelevant" to "QB1" next season? The crew reacts to coaching news around the league including Dan Quinn's decision to stay in Dallas and the Panthers' hiring of Frank Reich over Steve Wilks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2023
Hour 2: Managing the Load
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Stephen A., Dan Orlovsky, Jay Williams and Joe Fortenbaugh discuss the best bets of the NFL weekend, the Jets hiring former Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett as their OC and remembering Kobe Bryant on the 3rd anniversary of his helicopter crash. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2023
Hour 1: Chiefs Kingdom
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Stephen A., Dan Orlovsky and Jay Williams discuss committing to Kyrie Irving long-term, if Micah Parsons comments spell trouble in Dallas and who has the advantage: 49ers O or Eagles D? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2023
Hour 2 : QB's Finest
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During this hour Damien Woody joins Stephen A Smith and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo to debate who he would rather see win between Patrick Mahomes and Joe Burrow. Mel Kiper joins the show to give us his explanation on his first version of his Mock Draft. And it's Wednesday so you know what that means; it's Mad Dog Wednesday. Find out what Mad Dog is mad about today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2023
Hour 1 : Pay Him Now
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In this episode Stephen A Smith debates Chris 'Mad Dog" Russo and Chris Canty about what Aaron Rodgers next move should be. Should he stay in Green Bay or should he consider going to the New York Jets? Speaking of the Big Apple should the New York Giants consider paying Saquon Barkley or are there some issues we should be concerned about? In addition, Kimberly Martin joins as she debates if Stefon Diggs response to the loss against the Bengals the right move? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2023
Getting Slapped In Vegas
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Elle, Charly, and KMart talk about why Charly is in Vegas... there is slapping involved. Then, they get into the change that needs to happen in Dallas, what will happen with Lamar Jackson in Baltimore, and Super Bowl predictions! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2023
Hour 2: QB or Not QB
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In this episode, Stephen A., Mina Kimes, and Keyshawn Johnson debate which QB had the more disappointing end to their season: Josh Allen or Dak Prescott? Plus, it's time for another Stephen's A-List that has Mina and Keyshawn outraged. We talk NBA with Stephen A. as he reacts to the Lakers' new addition Rui Hachimura and his possible impact on their season. The Chiefs and the Eagles have been rolling through the playoffs, but which team do our guys think had the more impressive win this week? We have breaking news from New England as Bill O'Brien is set to return to the Patriots and reunite with Mac Jones as Offensive Coordinator. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2023
Hour 1: How 'Bout Them Cowboys?
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In this episode, Stephen A., Marcus Spears, and Keyshawn Johnson try to figure out what went wrong for the Cowboys after another Divisional Playoff loss and debate if this is the most disappointing season for Dallas in recent memory. Plus, as we look ahead to an AFC Championship rematch between the Bengals and the Chiefs, the crew debates if this game will be more important for the legacy of Joe Burrow or Patrick Mahomes. Speaking of legacies, where does Josh Allen's stack up with those two after being booted from the playoffs? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2023
Hour 2: Used to Pray for Times like This
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Stephen A., Michael Irvin and Ryan Clark discuss who's better between Hurts and Prescott, the most dangerous team left in the playoffs and Irv's top playmakers this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2023
Hour 1: What can go wrong... WILL GO WRONG
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Stephen A., Michael Irvin and Dan Orlovsky discuss what went wrong in the Cowboys loss to the 49ers, how game changing Mahomes' ankle injury is and what's a bigger deal: Burrow winning or Allen losing? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2023
Hour 2: Playoff Picks
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Stephen A., Bart Scott, and Kendrick Perkins discuss Golden State Warrior concerns, who will be the best player on the field in San Francisco Sunday and a Rihanna rant from Stephen A. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2023
Hour 1: Pressure on Prescott?
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Stephen A., Ryan Clark and Bart Scott discuss if Lamar Jackson will return to the Ravens, who shine brighter Hurts or Jones and who would you rather start a team with: Allen or Burrow? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2023
Hour 2: Steph-ortless
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In this episode, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Dan Orlovsky, and Damien Woody preview the NFC Divisional Playoff matchup between the Cowboys and the 49ers and debate who is the most important player in Dallas not named Dak Prescott. Jay Williams joins us to react to breaking news out of Tampa Bay as the Buccaneers have fired Offensive Coordinator Byron Leftwich. The crew decides what this news means for Tom Brady's next move. We have a hot debate on our hands as Jay and Mad Dog disagree on who has been the NBA MVP over the last decade. Joe Fortenbaugh is here as always to give us his best bets for this weekend's Divisional Round action. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2023
Hour 1: Tale As Old As Tom
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In this episode, Dan Orlovsky, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, and Harry Douglas fill in for Stephen A. as they debate what Dak Prescott needs to do in order for Dallas to beat San Francisco this weekend. Damien Woody joins the show to discuss the futures of two GOATs as Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady both have decisions to make about where they'll end up next season. The crew debates whether they have more confidence in Josh Allen or Joe Burrow heading into this weekend's AFC Divisional Playoff matchup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2023
Hour 2 : Playoff Payoff
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The magic continues as Bomani Jones joins the show to break down some exciting matchups ahead of us this weekend and gives us his answer to who he thinks is the most interesting divisional matchup. Also, join us on this MAD DOG WEDNESDAY as Chris Russo tells us why he's mad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2023
Hour 1 : Packing Up?
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In this hour Stephen A Smith is joined by Chris Russo and Marcus Spears to discuss that BAAAAAD man and where he can end up next season. Also, did Dak's performance make him a top-5 quarterback in the league? In addition, will Tom Brady return for his 24th season? Find out on First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2023
The Cockroaches of the NFL
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Elle and KMart talk about Tom Brady's lackluster performance, Lamar Jackson and a potential new deal, having the yips, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2023
Hour 2 : TALE AS OLD AS TOM
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In this episode Bart Scott, Herm Edwards, and Keyshawn Johnson talks about Tom Brady's future and what team they think might be a good fit for him. Also, Jay Williams and Brian Windhorst stop by to talk some NBA. This and more on First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2023
Hour 1 : DAK IMPRESS-COTT
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In this episode join Stephen A Smith as he debates with Marcus Spears and Keyshawn Johnson on Dak's magical performance last night against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. How impressive of a win was this for the Cowboys? Do you think this was the last time we have seen Teflon Tom on the field? Speaking of last time, Keyshawn Edwards, Bart Scott, and Herm Edwards join the show to talk about if Lamar and the Ravens could be headed for a split? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2023
Hour 2: Live From Tampa!
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Michael Irvin are joined by Cowboys and Buccaneers fans as they debate which fan base should be more confident and which should be more concerned about their team's performance tonight. Plus, their sons will take the field tonight, but in the meantime Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot's dads take the stage with us on First Take as we continue to debate tonight's matchup. NFL pro-bowler Gerald McCoy joins the show to talk about the biggest obstacle facing the Cowboys as they try to advance into the postseason. Super Bowl champion Tony Dungy is here to weigh in on which team he believes has the competitive edge tonight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2023
Hour 1: Takeover in Tampa!
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In this special episode in Tampa ahead of tonight's Cowboys-Bucs Wild Card game, Stephen A. is joined by Cowboys legends Michael Irvin and Troy Aikman and a lot of rowdy Cowboys fans as they debate their confidence levels in both teams. Plus, we get into some of yesterday's Wild Card action including the Giants defeating the Vikings, the Bills scraping by the Dolphins, and the Bengals' nail biter victory over the Ravens. Super Bowl champion and Hall of Fame Buccaneer Derrick Brooks is with us to debate which of tonight's teams has the edge at QB. Dan Orlovsky came all the way to Tampa to argue with Stephen A. about his concern level over Dak Prescott's turnovers. Emmy-winning film producer and Buccaneer super fan Will Packer joins the fun as he takes on Stephen A. and rates his acting chops. Michael Irvin gives us his list of top playmakers from Wild Card weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2023
Hour 2 : END OF THE ROAD?
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In this second hour Bart Scott joins Stephen A Smith and Marcus Spears to debate which non-division winner will have the best chance to reach the super bowl. Also, has Brady played his last super bowl? Tune in to hear who thinks this will be Brady's finale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2023
Hour 1 : Playoff Newbie
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In this hour of the show join Stephen A Smith and Marcus Spears break down this exciting playoff weekend to come. Also it may be an even more exciting offseason as the two debate some major potential changes in the NFL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2023
The Privilege of Convenience
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Elle tells Charly while she's "playing injured" before getting into a recap of the CFB National Championship. Then, they debate Lamar Jackson's future before looking ahead to MNF. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2023
Hour 2: It's So Hard To Say Goodbye
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Dan Orlovsky debate what Lamar Jackson's future in Baltimore might look like after missing his 16th straight practice this week. We react to breaking news from the NFL as Derek Carr says goodbye to Raider Nation on social media. Stephen A. and Molly discuss recent comments from UFC President Dana White addressing criticism for the recent altercation with his wife. And, you bet Joe Fortenbaugh joins us with the latest odds on this weekend's wild card games. Stephen A. talks about the Nets' season trajectory after news that KD will miss a month due to an MCL sprain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2023
Hour 1: This Tua Shall Pass?
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Dan Orlovsky debate whether or not the Ravens should trade Lamar Jackson after missing his 16th straight practice with the team. Plus, Tua Tagovailoa has officially been ruled out for the Dolphins' wild card matchup against the Bills this weekend, but what does this mean for his future in Miami? The crew discusses the possibility of Mike McCarthy coaching for his job when Dallas goes to Tampa this weekend to play Tom Brady and the Bucs. Jay Williams joins the show to debate who is the best player in the NBA right now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2023
Hour 2: Super Bowl or Bust
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Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo and Marcus Spears discuss the Ravens chances against the Bengals if Lamar Jackson plays, the Dolphins chances with Tua being out Sunday and what is Mad Dog mad about? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2023
Hour 1: You're Still The 1
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In this episode, Stephen A. and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo preview the upcoming wild card matchup between the Cowboys and Buccaneers and debate who has more to prove: Dak Prescott or Mike McCarthy? Chris Canty stops by with his take on which 1-seed has a better chance of reaching the Super Bowl: the Chiefs or the Eagles? Plus, should Brandon Staley be on the hot seat as the Chargers prepare for their game against the Jaguars? Kimberly A. Martin joins the show to debate whether or not the Vikings should be on upset alert when they play the Giants this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2023
Hour 2: Curry Comeback
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Stephen A., Keyshawn Johnson, Sam Acho, Monica McNutt, Mina Kimes and Herm Edwards debate Stephen's final regular season A-List. Plus, can the Dolphins upset the Bills with Tua at QB? And, what KD's injury means for the Nets championship hopes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2023
Hour 1: Dawg Eat Frog World
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Stephen A., Keyshawn Johnson, Paul Finebaum, and Herm Edwards discuss what a Cowboys loss to the Bucs would mean, if Georgia's 58-point margin of victory is bad for CFB, and what Playoff QB do they have the most faith in? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2023
Hour 2: Dogs vs. Frogs
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In this episode, Stephen A., Ryan Clark, and Michael Irvin react to the Bills' win over New England after a game filled with tributes to teammate Damar Hamlin. Plus, what are the chances Lamar Jackson and Tua Tagovailoa are available to return for wild card weekend? Adam Schefter is here with the latest on both players. The crew looks ahead to the wild card and discusses their confidence levels in the Cowboys to beat Brady and the Bucs. RGIII joins us live from the CFP National Championship with analysis on Georgia's quest for the repeat and TCU's attempt at an underdog upset. Week 18 had some serious playmakers, and our own "Playmaker" gives us his top performers of the week. We have breaking news on another NFL head coach headed out the door. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2023
Hour 1: The Love Is Gone
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In this episode, Stephen A., Michael Irvin, and Dan Orlovsky debate how much blame should be placed on Aaron Rodgers after Green Bay's playoff hopes ended with a loss to Detroit last night. "Southern Steve" makes an appearance as the crew discusses major concerns about the Cowboys after being defeated by the Commanders. Adam Schefter joins us with the latest on the Houston Texans firing of Lovie Smith after one season. Paul Finebaum is here to help us preview the CFP National Championship tonight with analysis of defending champs Georgia and cinderella story TCU. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2023
Hour 2: Damar Hamlin Update
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Stephen A., Marcus Spears and Bart Scott discuss the importance of the NFL brotherhood, if the Eagles can secure the No. 1 seed and if the Cowboys should rest their starters against the Commanders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2023
Hour 1: Three teams, One spot
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Stephen A., Marcus Spears and Ryan Clark discuss Damar Hamlin's health improvement and being awake, if the Steelers can sneak into the playoffs as a 7-seed and which team wins the AFC South: Titans or Jaguars? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2023
Hour 2: Damar Hamlin Latest
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In this episode, Stephen A. is joined by Coley Harvey with a live update from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center on Damar Hamlin's progress. Damien Woody, Adam Schefter, Dianna Russini, and Dan Graziano are here to break down all of the possible scenarios the league may consider when dealing with the Bills-Bengals game. Stephen A. and Damien tell us which 7-seed they find the most dangerous. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2023
Hour 1: QB or Not QB?
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In this episode, Stephen A., Damien Woody, and Marcus Spears debate how much pressure is on Aaron Rodgers as Green Bay faces a win or go home scenario on Sunday night against Detroit. Plus, with both quarterbacks uncertain for Sunday, should we be more concerned about Lamar Jackson or Jalen Hurts? We discuss new statements on Damar Hamlin and the Bills-Bengals game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2023
Hour 1: Playoff Payoff
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Stephen A. Smith, Chris Russo and Jeremy Fowler discuss the latest news about Damar remaining in ICU. Kimberly Martin joins us to discuss who is the most dangerous NFC 7- seed. And, Monica McNutt discusses if the Nets are proving that they are the best team in the East. This and more on the first hour of First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2023
Hour 2: Golden Rule
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Join us in the Second hour as the crew talks about shocking changes in the NBA as some teams are hotter than ever before. Don't look now but the Warriors have won 5 straight! Stephen A. gives his opinion on who he thinks will take the 7 seed spot of the AFC. Also, what is Mad Dog Mad about today? Find out more this hour on first take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2023
Above All, We Are Human Beings.
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Charly, Kimberley, and Elle breakdown the scary and sad circumstances surrounding the sudden suspension of the MNF game between the Bills and Bengals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2023
Hour 2 : Damar Hamlin In Critical Condition
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On this hour Stephen A. Smith is joined with some of the best voices in the sports world as they reflect on the tragic incident taking place on MNF when Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed following his tackle of a Bengals wide receiver during the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2023
Hour 1 : Damar Hamlin In Critical Condition
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On this hour Stephen A. Smith is joined with some of the best voices in the sports world as they reflect on the tragic incident taking place on MNF when Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed following his tackle of a Bengals wide receiver during the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2023
Hour 2 : JOE SHIESTY
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During this second hour Ryan Clark joins Harry Douglass and Amber Wilson to talk about who they think has the more complete team between the Bills and Bengals in a chance to take the no.1 seed in the AFC. What a mess in the NFC. Tune in to see who thinks the most dangerous team in the NFC is. Last but not least, could this be the end for the Dolphins? Find out what the crew thinks the Dolphins need to do if they have any chance at having a successful remainder of a season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 02, 2023
Hour 1 : OH NO KIRK
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Join Christine Williamson as she talks to Amber Wilson, Harry Douglass, and Dan Orlovsky as they debate about who is the cause of this magical Green Bay Packers run: Rodgers or Defense? Is there still hope for a deep playoff run for the Bucs with the their G.O.A.T quarterback Tom Brady? Who will get it done tonight in an important AFC matchup between the Bills and Burrow? You may be surprised by someone's pick! In addition, Paul Finebaum joins the show and gives his take on this exciting College Football Playoff weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 02, 2023
Hour 2 Packers playoff?
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Courtney Cronin, Ryan Clark, Bart Scott and Herman Edwards discuss what 's at stake for Rodgers this weekend? Desmond Howard joins the show to discuss who is going to be the biggest difference maker at the CFP semifinals? This and more on the second hour of First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2022
Hour:1 Cowboys Concerned?
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Courtney Cronin, Ryan Clark and Bart Scott discuss if the Cowboys should be more concern about Dak int or DAL defense? Paul Finebaum joins the show to discuss the CFP semifinals. And, the soccer legend Pele has passed away. This and more on the first hour of First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2022
Hour 2 : OH MY JOSH!
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During this episode, find out if Chris Russo, Courtney Cronin, and Damien Woody thinks not only is this an ideal time but the only time for Josh Allen to win a Super Bowl in Buffalo? Also our betting expert Joe Fortenbaugh stops by to give us some insight on his picks this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2022
Hour 1 : Final Stretch
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Join us as Victoria Arlen talks to Chris Russo, Courtney Cronin, and Kimberly A. Martin about tonight's matchup as the Dallas Cowboys take on the Tennessee Titans in an important matchup for playoff seeding. Also, when your teams season goes up in flames, who is to blame? Damien Woody joins this conversation as we break down who should be in the hot seat for both the Broncos and Raiders. David Pollack also stops by to talk about the College Football Playoffs this weekend. You don't want to miss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2022
Hour 2: Pack It In!
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In this episode, Stephen A. is away so Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Harry Douglas, and Chris Canty keep his seat warm and the debates hot as they tackle the question of who's the most trustworthy QB in the NFC going into the playoffs. Plus, which AFC QB has been at the top of their game this season? It's Wednesday and Mad Dog is still mad! Harry's his hype man as Mad Dog tells us what's been on his mind this week. Amber Wilson joins the crew as they debate whether or not the Packers can win out and make the playoffs. With the news of JJ Watt's impending retirement at the end of this season, Russo gives us his top 5 defensive players in NFL history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2022
Hour 1: CFP Dream Scenario?
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In this episode, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Chris Canty, and Amber Wilson fill in for Stephen A. as they debate which team has the edge in their upcoming matchup: Vikings or Packers? Plus, do they believe Russell Wilson is fixable despite his struggles this season? Monica McNutt joins us with her reaction to Luka Doncic's historic 60-point triple double and debates if it's the best regular season performance in NBA history. Sam Acho is here to dream up his ideal CFP scenario going into this weekend's semifinals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2022
Hour 2: Hackett Couldn't Hack It
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In this episode, "The Pivot" crew takes over the First Take studio while Stephen A. is away. Ryan Clark, Channing Crowder, and Fred Taylor debate if the Broncos head coaching job is more or less attractive with Russell Wilson as quarterback. The guys debate whether they'd rather have experience or youth when it comes to the NFL playoffs, posing the question: Tom Brady or Trevor Lawrence? The crew decides if the Vikings' close-call wins are encouraging or discouraging for the team's post-season hopes. We react to breaking news from the NFL as JJ Watt plans to retire at the end of this season. RC takes over the A-List today with his top 5 teams of the week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2022
Hour 1: The Pivot Takeover
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In this episode, "The Pivot" Podcast crew takes over First Take while Stephen A. is away. Ryan Clark, Channing Crowder, and Fred Taylor make themselves comfortable as they debate just how far Justin Herbert can take the Chargers as he prepares to make his first career playoff appearance. Plus, with Tua Tagovailoa once again in concussion protocol, do the guys think the Dolphins are damaging their star quarterback? The crew reacts to the Broncos' firing of head coach Nathaniel Hackett and decides who is at fault for the team's failure this season. We know Michael Irvin's pick for the best team in the NFC, but these guys have someone else in mind... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2022
Hour 1: Tua Good to Be True?
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Dan Orlovsky and Michael Irvin fill in for Stephen A. with some NFL Christmas Day debate, including whether or not we should be losing faith in Tua after Miami's 4th straight loss. Plus how impressed were the guys with the Cowboys' comeback win over the Eagles? JJ Reddick and Kendrick Perkins are with us to give their takes on what's at stake for the Boston Celtics this season. Ryan Clark joins the show to discuss Tom Brady and the Bucs' chances to win the NFC South. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 26, 2022
Hour 2: Eagles at Cowboys
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Michael Irvin, Dan Orlovsky and Ryan Clark discuss which team would have the edge in a playoff matchup; Cowboys or Eagles? JJ Reddick and Kendrick Perkins join us to debate if the loss against the Warriors is a concern to the Grizzlies? Plus who's the biggest threat to the Celtics and the Bucks in the East? " The Playmaker" gives out his top NFL playmakers. This and more on the second hour of First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 26, 2022
Hour 2: Yule Be Sorry?
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Stephen A. Smith, Bart Scott and Sam Acho kick off our holiday show with takes on if the Jets should move on from Zach Wilson. The crew debates if this year is Dak's best chance to lead cowboys to the a Super Bowl. Santa Perk is back to preview the Christmas Day NBA action including the Grizzlies-Warriors and gifts us his own rendition of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas. We discuss Lamar Jackson's options in Baltimore as he looks to free agency next season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2022
Hour 1: Rebel Without A Claus?
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In this Holiday-themed episode, Stephen A. Smith, Michael Irvin, and Ryan Clark preview this weekend's slate of games, including the Cowboys-Eagles on Christmas Eve. The crew debates whether or not Dak can fix his turnover issues before the playoffs and what a loss means for their season. Bart Scott drops in to give his take on the QB situation in New York. Santa Perk is back to break down the Eastern Conference with a Christmas Day NBA preview. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2022
Hour 2: La-Marred Season?
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Stephen A. Smith, Marcus Spears, Dan Orlovsky, and Joe Fortenbaugh discuss if the Ravens should cut ties with Lamar Jackson. Brian Windhorst joins the show to react to comments from Ja Morant about his competition in the western conference. This and more on the second hour of First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2022
Hour 1: Jet Playoff?
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Stephen A. Smith, Marcus Spears, and Dan Orlovsky discuss if the Jets quarterback play is keeping them from a playoff run? The crew debates whether Gardner Minshew can beat the Cowboys after officially becoming QB1 this weekend. This and more on the first hour of First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2022
Hour 2: Judge Back in The Bronx
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Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Jerome Bettis, and Kimberley A. Martin reminisce on Franco Harris's legacy and debate which NFC East team is feeling the most Super Bowl pressure. The crew reacts to Aaron Judge's historic contract to remain in the pinstripes with the New York Yankees. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2022
Hour 1: Franco Harris dies at 72
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Stephen A. Smith, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo and Jerome Bettis react to the loss of NFL Hall of Famer Franco Harris. Domonique Foxworth joins the show to debate newly injured Jalen Hurts' MVP odds. Kimberly A. Martin is here with her take on which team has more Super Bowl pressure: Dallas or Philly? After the signing of Carlos Correa, are the Mets the favorite to win it all? This and more on the first hour of First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2022
Christmas Without A Tree
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Christmas is almost here but KMart doesn't have a tree, Elle doesn't think anyone can be as happy as Argentina, and Charly wants to be a starting QB unless she's Mike White. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2022
Hour 2: Dak Attack
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Stephen A. Smith, Rick Flair, Mina Kimes and Herm Edwards debate if the Cowboys can overcome their struggles and reach the Super Bowl. Can Hurts still be the favorite for the MVP race? This and more on the second hour of First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2022
Hour 1: Rodgers Mastery?
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Stephen A. Smith and Marcus Spears discuss how the Packers can make the playoffs. Tim Legler joins the show to talk Lakers after winning three of their last four games. This and more on the first hour of First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2022
Hour 2: Blame on Brady?
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In this episode, Stephen A., Michael Irvin, Ryan Clark, and Fred Taylor react to the Cowboys overtime loss to the Jaguars and debate who should wear the most blame for their collapse. Kendrick Perkins joins the show to discuss Anthony Davis' injury and how his absence compares Steph Curry's absence in Golden State. It's a Michael Irvin Monday and "The Playmaker" gives us his top playmakers in the NFL this week. The crew debates whether Joe Burrow and the Bengals deserve credit for their comeback win or if Brady and the Bucs deserve blame for their mistakes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2022
Hour 1 : EPIC FAILURE
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In this episode Stephen A Smith, Michael 'Playmaker" Irvin, and Dan Orlovsky talks about the who we SHOULD blame in the Cowboys loss to the Jaguars, the Patriots loss to the Raiders, as well as the Colts to the Vikings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2022
90-minute show: He so Purdy
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Stephen A., Ryan Clark, Marcus Spears, Kendrick Perkins and Bart Scott discuss how many teams can win the NFC, if the Warriors are cooked without Curry and what we be a bigger let down in the NFC: Cowboys falling short or the Eagles falling short? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2022
Hour 2: BOX. OFFICE.
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Stephen A., Tim Legler, Dan Orlovsky and Joe Fortenbaugh talk NFL best bets, if the Cowboys should be on upset alert and if Joe Burrow is the next Tom Brady. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2022
Hour 1: Shouldering the load?
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Stephen A., Tim Legler and Dan Orlovsky dissect Brock Purdy's emergence and what his expectations are, if we should believe in the Dolphins and if Jalen Hurts MVP talks should be questioned. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2022
Hour 2: Bad and Brady
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Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Marcus Spears and Brian Windhorst discuss Draymond Green's verbal altercation with a Milwaukee fan, if Micah Parsons should've withheld his comments on MVP-favorite Jalen hurts and what Mad Dog is mad about this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2022
Hour 1: "Is it him or the team?"
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Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Kimberley Martin and Brian Windhorst discuss the Lakers expectations after a narrow OT loss, the possibilities of Tua leading the Dolphins on a long playoff run and Alex Ovechkin's 800th career NHL goal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2022
Manifest What You Want
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Charly and Kimberley talk about avoiding colds, KMart's weird encounter while covering a game, Brittney Griner comes home, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2022
Hour 2 : Nothing but Nets
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During this episode Rece Davis joins Stephen A Smith to discuss the tragic loss to the college football world in wake of the passing of Mississippi State Head Coach Mike Leach. Mina Kimes, Keyshawn Johnson, and Herm Edwards take a stab at Stephen A's List. JJ Redick joins the show to highlight some important matches from last night NBA's slate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2022
Hour 1: Remembering Mike Leach
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Stephen A., Paul Finebaum, Keyshawn Johnson, Herm Edwards and JJ Redick discuss how threatening the Clippers are in the west, what Kyler Murray's injury means for the Cardinals future and if Dak Prescott is in the same class as Mahomes, Allen and Burrow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2022
Hour 2: The Real MVP
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Stephen A., Michael Irvin and Ryan Clark discuss tonight's Monday Night Football matchup between the Patriots and the Cardinals, if the Cowboys deserved to win Sunday and the Playmaker's playmakers of the weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 12, 2022
Hour 1: Cowboys got lucky ?
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Stephen A. Smith, Michael Irvin, and Dan Orlovsky discussed about the Cowboys beating the Texans in the last 41 sec to improve to 10-3 this, and more in the first hour of First Take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 12, 2022
Hour 2 : Heis and Lows
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In this hour Paul Finebaum joins the show to talk about who should win the CFB Heisman award. In addition, Sam Acho join the show to talk about upcoming games on Sunday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2022
Hour 1 : Unstoppable Ram
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In this hour Stephen A Smith, Ryan Clark, and Bart Scott talks about Baker Mayfield exceptional comeback performance against the Las Vegas Raiders in his debut game as a Los Angeles Ram. Also, the crew will talk about how we can potentially see another 'cinderella' story unfolding before our eyes as Brock Purdy takes on Tom Brady. Tune in to find out more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2022
Hour 2 : Bad Move for PrimeTime ?
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Stephen A Smith ., Molly, Bomani Jones, Chiney Ogwumike, Monica McNutt and Becky Hammon talked about Griner released from Russia prison ten months after arrest. Also, Deion Sanders named Head Coach of Colorado, would this be a bad move? This and more on the second hour of first take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2022
Hour 1 : BREAKING NEWS : Brittney Griner is Being Released
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In this episode you will hear Molly, Stephen A Smith, Becky Hammon, T.J Quinn, and Dawn Staley discuss the releasing of WNBA star Brittney Griner. Griner had been imprisoned in Russia since her arrest Feb. 17 on drug charges. She had been convicted and giver a nine-year sentence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2022
Hour 2: Forget about LA?
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Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Monica McNutt and Marcus Spears talk Odell's health concerns, what Mad Dog is mad about and a hot take about Larry Bird on his 66th birthday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2022
Hour 1: Judge-ment Day
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Stephen A., Buster Olney, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo and Kimberley Martin discuss how concerned the Ravens should be with Lamar, how relevant the 49ers are with Brock Purdy and where Odell Beckham Jr. should want to play, Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2022
Steering A Sinking Ship
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Charly, Kimberley, and Elle start off with a discussion on Andrew Luck and his sudden retirement after ESPN Senior Writer Seth Wickersham released a lengthy story on why Luck walked away from the NFL. Then, they get into a crazy work place scandal, Baker Mayfield is in limbo, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2022
Hour 2: Raven Regrets?
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Stephen A., Mina Kimes and Keyshawn Johnson discuss the Lakers hot streak, Stephen's A-List (Molly gives it a C) and who are you taking: Hurts or Prescott? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2022
Hour 1: Buc Your Expectations
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Stephen A. and Keyshawn Johnson discuss the 49ers Super Bowl chances with Brock Purdy at QB, if the Vikings are real contenders and how Odell would impact the Cowboys Super Bowl chances. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2022
Hour 2: Hurts So Good
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In this episode, Stephen A., Michael Irvin, and Ryan Clark get into a debate on whether or not Jalen Hurts should be the frontrunner in the MVP race. Plus, we have Breaking News from the Carolina Panthers who are expected to waive Baker Mayfield today. Paul Finebaum joins the show to unpack the College Football Playoff which notably doesn't include Nick Saban and Alabama. The crew reacts to Deion Sanders' introductory press conference as Colorado's head coach. It's Monday so our Playmaker Michael Irvin gives us his top three playmakers from this week's NFL action. We discuss Lamar Jackson's knee injury and the Cowboys' efforts to sign free agent OBJ. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2022
Hour 1: Supreme Sunday
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In this episode, Stephen A. faces Michael Irvin on a Cowboys victory Monday as they get into a heated debate over which team had the more impressive win: Cowboys or Eagles? Dan Orlovsky joins us for an update on Jimmy G's injury and discussion on what this means for San Francisco's season. The much-anticipated Mahomes-Burrow rematch ended with the Bengals on top, but do our guys believe they can trust this Cincinnati team more than the Chiefs? Plus, is there cause for concern over Tua's recent performance? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2022
Hour 2: I STILL OWN YOU
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Stephen A., Bart Scott, Marcus Spears and Desmond Howard discuss how the Trojans can handle their business and make the CFP, how threatening the Bills are in the AFC and if the Commanders are the real deal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2022
Hour 1: Mahomes vs. Burrow
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In this episode, Stephen A., Marcus Spears, and Ryan Clark react to the Bills division win against the Patriots last night and debate who was most to blame for New England's offensive struggles. Plus, the guys give their takes on the Bills being the biggest AFC threat to the Chiefs. Deshaun Watson spoke in his first interview since his suspension, but the crew is talking about what he didn't say as he deflected non-football related questions. Stephen A., Spears, and RC debate which NFL duo is better: Mahomes-Kelce or Burrow-Chase? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2022
Hour 2: Keep that same energy
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Stephen A., Damien Woody, Dan Orlovsky, Roland Martin and Joe Fortenbaugh discuss the best NFL bets, how important a win would be for the Bills tonight and will Tua show out in the Bay? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2022
Hour 1: Bills Due
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Stephen A., Dan Orlovsky and Jay Williams discuss the media not asking LeBron about Jerry Jones 1957 Little Rock picture and the lack of accountability for the Cowboys owner. Also, are the Bengals the biggest threat to the Chiefs in the AFC? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2022
Hour 2: Super Bowl Beckham
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Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo and Marcus Spears discuss the Dolphins offense how dangerous they are, the most complicated QB outlook between the Broncos and Packers plus what is Mad Dog mad about? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2022
Hour 1: Can you pay my Bills?
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Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Monica McNutt, Taylor Twellman and Paul Finebaum discuss outside CFP playoff chances for Ohio St. and Alabama, if the USA should consider the Group 16 berth a success and who's had a more impressive season: Luka or Steph? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2022
Looking For Panties In Cleveland
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Charly, Kimberley, and Elle recount KMart's medical emergency before getting into impulse control, social media's takeover, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2022
Hour 2: White Lightning
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In this episode, Stephen A., Mina Kimes, and Keyshawn Johnson discuss their confidence levels in the Buccaneers to win the NFC South. Plus, does this crew think it's a smart move for Dallas to be all-in on OBJ? Herm Edwards joins the show to react to Stephen's A-List and has some opinions about how "fluid" it actually is. After a stellar showing from Mike White in the Jets' win over the Bears, we debate if Saleh should continue to bench Zach Wilson. Paul Finebaum is here to talk CFB ahead of the final playoff rankings tonight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2022
Hour 1: Pack It In?
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In this episode, Keyshawn Johnson and Marcus Spears hold it down while Stephen A. gets caught being late to the office. The crew debates whether or not Green Bay needs to rest Rodgers amid his rib injury. Plus, who deserves the blame for the Colts' poor clock management in last night's loss against the Steelers? Speaking of blame, Tim Legler joins the show to discuss the Lakers' 17-point collapse against the Pacers and debate who's responsible for the last-second loss. Herm Edwards is here to debate whether or not the Bills can win the Super Bowl if Von Miller's injury ends his season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2022
Hour 2 : Straight Shooter
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Stephen A Smith and Michael Irvin welcomes Ryan Clark to talk about who is the BEST team in the NFL right now. Also, check out Stephen A Smith's memoir "Straight Shooter: A Memoir of Second Chances and First Takes" that will be releasing soon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2022
Hour 1 : Balti-Less
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Coming off this action packed weekend, Stephen A Smith, Michael Irvin and Dan Orlovsky talk about some big changes that might need to be made to some teams going forward. Do you think Aaron Rodgers has played his last game as a Green Bay Packer? Is Lamar Jackson playing as if he deserves to be paid? Is Mike White the answer for saving the Jets season? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2022
Hour 2: Under Scrutiny
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In this episode, Stephen A., Bart Scott, and Sam Acho debate who on the Dallas Cowboys is the most important player... not named Dak Prescott. It's Rivalry Week in college football so we get into some of the greatest rivalries in CFB history. Stephen A. addresses recent controversy surrounding a photograph of Jerry Jones from 1957. It's Friday so that means it's time for Molly's Deal as the crew gives us their best bets for the weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2022
Hour 1: Winner Winner Turkey Dinner
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In this episode, Stephen A. comes face to face with an excited Michael Irvin to discuss the Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day win over the New York Giants. Stephen A. and Irvin debate which Turkey Day winner made the bigger statement: The Bills or Vikings? Plus, Bart Scott joins the show to react to Aaron Rodgers' recent confession that he's been playing with a broken thumb. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2022
Hour 1: Turkey Time
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Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo and Damien Woody discuss the Thanksgiving slate of the NFL, if the Vikings will bounce back from Sunday's beatdown, if the Bills will be on upset alert and Stephen A gives us his Top 5 all-time Thanksgiving games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2022
Hour 2: Changing Narrative?
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In this episode, Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, and Keyshawn Johnson tell us which Super Bowl matchup they would most like to see this year. Plus, we react to breaking news from Adam Schefter about New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson. It's Wednesday so you know what that means! Mad Dog is going to tell us what he's mad about this week. Stephen A. sounds off on the NFL MVP award being known as a QB award. Joe Fortenbaugh is here and gives us his best bets for tomorrow's Thanksgiving games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2022
Hour 1: Simmons Spoiled Return
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In this episode, Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, and Monica McNutt talk about Ben Simmons' return to Philly last night and debate whether or not the game lived up to the hype. Plus, Patrick Beverly was ejected from last night's game after shoving Deandre Ayton and our guys have something to say about that. Keyshawn Johnson joins the show to weigh in on the Cowboys' crusade to land free agent OBJ. Paul Finebaum is here to take us through the newest CFP Rankings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2022
Owning Mistakes & Giving Grace
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Charly and Elle tell you why your Thanksgiving turkey is so dry, how to bring a significant others to family gatherings, and why living life without a filter can be problematic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2022
Hour 2 : I Plead The Fifth
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In this episode you will hear Stephen A Smith give his infamous Stephen's A-List! What would you grade him? Paul Finebaum stops by to talk some college football rankings and answer some questions we may all be asking. Mina Kimes ways in on the 49ers and if they are true contenders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2022
Hour 1 : NY Disaster
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Stephen A Smith and Keyshawn Johnson discuss if the New York Jets should make some changes if they have any hope to turn around their season. In addition, they try to figure out who would be to blame if the 49ers fail to reach the super bowl. Tim Legler gives his opinion on Ben Simmons and his first game back in Philly tonight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2022
Hour 2: Net Gains?
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In this episode, Stephen A., Ryan Clark, and Michael Irvin unpack the Dallas Cowboys' blowout win over the Minnesota Vikings and debate if the game said more about Dak Prescott or Kirk Cousins. Brian Windhorst joins the show to talk all things NBA including Klay Thompson coming alive against the Rockets, Anthony Davis dropping 30 in the Lakers' 3rd straight win, Ben Simmons' expectations for his return to Philly, and of course Kyrie's latest comments. Michael Irvin Mondays are back and he goes all out when he tells us his top 3 playmakers from Week 11. The crew debates which team is the bigger threat in the NFC: Eagles or Cowboys? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2022
Hour 1: Better Off Mahomes?
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In this episode, Stephen A., Dan Orlovsky, and a very excited Michael Irvin talk about the statement the Cowboys made in their blowout win over the Vikings yesterday. The crew debates which player is having a more impressive season: Patrick Mahomes or Tyreek Hill? After a poor performance from Zach Wilson in a loss to the Patriots, the crew discusses next steps for the Jets, including whether or not Wilson should be benched. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2022
Hour 1: Go Home Rodgers
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Stephen A., Ryan Clark, Marcus Spears and Kendrick Perkins discuss the Nets playoff chances, if Dak Prescott has anything to prove this weekend and who is going to win the AFC East? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2022
Hour 2: Curtain Call
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Stephen A., Bart Scott, Marcus Spears, Heather Dinich and undefeated lightweight boxer Ryan Garcia discuss his upcoming fight with undefeated belt holder Gervonta Davis, if the Chiefs are better without Tyreek Hill and who will win the Heisman? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2022
Hour 2: It's not disrespect....
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Stephen A., Jay Williams, Dan Orlovsky and Joe Fortenbaugh discuss the best NFL bets of the weekend, the Packers playoff chances and if the Chargers must beat the Chiefs this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2022
Hour 1: Attack on Titan
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Stephen A., Dan Orlovsky and Jay Williams discuss the warriors road woes, the weakest link for the Cowboys and if Josh Allen's turnover-prone nature cost the Bills a Super Bowl? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2022