Shannon Sharpe made his “First Take” debut on Monday, almost three months after his ultimate present with Skip Bayless on FS1‘s “Undisputed,” and it solely took a couple of minutes for him to slide up whereas debating Stephen A. Smith.
Sharpe, 55, unintentionally known as Smith “Skip” twice within the opening section of his first day working for ESPN. The Hall of Fame tight finish will be a part of SAS each Monday and Tuesday during the NFL season.
Smith, 55, dismissed the Freudian slip each occasions and easily advised Sharpe that “it is okay.” Bayless’ former debate companion, in the meantime, apologized and needed to rapidly remark how they labored collectively for seven years.
Sharpe thankfully didn’t combine up names after that, although it is prone to occur once more within the close to future.
Neither celebration made a lot of both incident and are seemingly laughing about it now, particularly since “First Take” is pummeling “Undisputed” in tv scores.
Skip Bayless replaces Shannon Sharpe with a number of folks
Bayless, 71, additionally began life with out Sharpe. He changed the NFL legend with three former soccer professionals, together with a pair former ESPN abilities.
Michael Irvin, Keyshawn Johnson and Richard Sherman have all sat alongside Bayless on the debate desk, and so has journalist Rachel Nichols.
Bayless has additionally promised that Lil Wayne will probably be an everyday on the brand new version of “Undisputed.” Still, Sharpe seems to be irreplaceable.
His relationship with Bayless soured all through the primary six months of the 12 months over a sequence of incidents, including a tweet about Damar Hamlin.