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Note to Stephen A. Smith, Stick to Sports -- Not Politics!

Carl Jeffers | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Carl Jeffers

We all have our areas of specific and recognized expertise, and to that end it is always advisable to maximize our credibility and stature within our area of expertise as we are then subject to far less questioning and challenges than when we venture outside of that area.

Stephen A. Smith's Delusion About Black Voters Is Nothing New

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.26.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Stephen A. Smith is just the latest in a long line to peddle the delusion that the GOP can change its ways and become an open-arms party for blacks.

Why Marshawn Lynch is a Great Role Model for America's Youth and a Scandal-Ridden NFL

H. A. Goodman | Posted 04.06.2015 | Sports
H. A. Goodman

If anything, there should be a movement to commend people like Marshawn Lynch, not detract from his reluctance to abide by the media's thirst for controversy. Our nation has enough self-absorbed athletes and celebrities, do we need more?

Leave Marshawn Lynch Alone

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 04.03.2015 | Sports
Jonathan Weiler

In what has seemed like an especially inane lead up to the Super Bowl, Marshawn-Lynch-Won't-Talk-Gate has been particularly annoying. Especially aggravating is the media's ongoing insistence that it is somehow doing athletes a huge favor by covering them, as opposed to, making their own livelihoods off the backs of those athletes.

The NFL Is Running Backwards in Parity for Disciplinary Actions

Stanley H. Teitelbaum | Posted 10.04.2014 | Sports
Stanley H. Teitelbaum

The leniency of the Ray Rice suspension comes at a time when stronger, rather than lesser penalties, need to be instituted in order to make greater inroads into the psyche of the athlete to be mindful that violence toward women is unacceptable.

Institutions That Minimize Abuse Share the Blame

Kim Gandy | Posted 10.01.2014 | Sports
Kim Gandy

It's time for our institutions to scrap their crisis communication plans when it comes to violence against women, and replace them with real plans to protect victims and hold perpetrators accountable.

Ray Rice, Stephen A. Smith and the Black Male Masculinity Problematic

Earl Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Smith, Ph.D.

It is a sports culture built around masculinity that has run amok, so out of control that allows for and defends Ray Rice's assaults, Stephen A. Smith's blame of women, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's two-game punishment.

ESPN: Stephen A. Smith Off TV And Radio For A Week

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.29.2014 | Sports

Stephen A. Smith is going to sit out a few plays. ESPN announced on Tuesday that Smith will not appear on "First Take" or ESPN Radio for a week. T...

Whoopi Defends Stephen A. Smith's Controversial Comments On Domestic Violence

Posted 08.04.2014 | Black Voices

--"The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg defends Stephen A. Smith's controversial stance on domestic violence. (The View) Need help? In the U.S...

MSNBC Pundit Reveals The True Danger Of Stephen A. Smith's Comments

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.28.2014 | Media

ESPN panelist Stephen A. Smith has been roundly panned for his comments on domestic violence, in which he suggested women should do what they can not ...

ESPN Host Apologizes For 'The Most Egregious Error Of My Career'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.28.2014 | Sports

Stephen A. Smith owned up to making the "most egregious error" of his career during a recent rant about domestic violence. The admission and accompany...

ESPN Host Defends Comments About Women Provoking Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.25.2014 | Sports

While many were expressing outrage at his comments about domestic violence, Stephen A. Smith let his followers on Twitter know that he was also ANNOYE...

Female ESPN Host Calls Out Colleague For Victim-Blaming

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.26.2014 | Sports

Michelle Beadle works at ESPN, but she didn't let that stop her from denouncing inflammatory on-air remarks about domestic violence made by a colleagu...

ESPN Host: Battered Women Should Learn Not To Provoke It

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.29.2014 | Sports

On Thursday, the NFL punished Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice with a two-game suspension after the player allegedly knocked out his fiancée du...

Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith Should Say They Were Wrong About Gregg Popovich

Billy Honor | Posted 08.25.2014 | Sports
Billy Honor

Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith were very wrong about the NBA's best coach, and their integrity as high-profile, respected sports journalists should compel them to say so.

WATCH: SNL Spoofed Stephen A. Smith Again And It Was Hilarious

Posted 03.31.2014 | Sports

Saturday Night Live's Jay Pharoah pulled out his Stephen A. Smith impression again. This time, he talked about his "dear friends" competing in the NCA...

WATCH: Did Stephen A. Fall Asleep Debating Skip Bayless?

Posted 09.28.2013 | Sports

By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing Debating Skip Bayless for multiple hours a day can be a wearying, wearying thing.  I supposed you can say the same...

REPORT: A-Rod Believes Yankees, MLB Conspiring Against Him

Posted 08.03.2013 | Sports

A-Rod doesn't believe he is merely battling Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig for the right to continue his playing career. The 38-year-old...

WATCH: ESPN Analyst's Latest 'Enterprise'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.11.2013 | Sports

Stephen A. Smith of ESPN was already notable enough to be parodied by "Saturday Night Live." Now he has true universal reach, starring in a "Star Trek...

Stephen A. Smith's Epic Hockey Rant

Posted 03.04.2013 | Sports

Stephen A. Smith claimed that he respects hockey, but he's just "not into the tie business." On Monday morning, the ESPN personality was asked to ...

Stephen A. Smith Back On SNL

Posted 02.18.2013 | Sports

By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing I have to admit, I haven't watched Saturday Night Live consistently since the glory days of Will Ferrell as George ...

The Loudest People in Sports

Bleacher Report | Posted 12.21.2012 | Sports

They're blaring, boisterous and sometimes don't seem to know exactly what it is they're yelling about. But they do know one thing—the world of sp...

Is This Going To Get Stephen A. In Trouble With ESPN?

Posted 10.25.2012 | Sports

Stephen A. Smith's mouth seems to have gotten him into trouble again on ESPN's "First Take" on Thursday morning. This time it wasn't any inane point t...

Stephen A. Fooled By Onion

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 11.09.2012 | Sports

A certain analyst at the Worldwide Leader in Sports is apparently not familiar with America's Finest News Source. ESPN's Stephen A. Smith was ange...

WATCH: SNL Parodies Stephen A. Smith

Posted 05.21.2012 | Sports

By Brady Green, Awful Announcing There might be no one easier on ESPN to parody than Stephen A. Smith. He has that patented style that combines ext...