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This Might Just Be The Most 'First Take'-y Poll Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 10.26.2016 | Sports

If you are in-the-know, then you knew it was only a matter of time. After the Golden State Warriors lost their season opener to the San Antonio Spurs ...

Stephen A. Smith Had An On-Air Temper Tantrum Over Kevin Durant Leaving OKC

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.04.2016 | Sports

ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith isn't exactly known for his grace and composure. He's openly threatened NBA star Kevin Durant and once suggested that Ra...

It's 2016 And ‘First Take’ Fans Still Can’t Handle Women Talking Sports

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 06.29.2016 | Sports

With Skip Bayless departing ESPN and Stephen A. Smith on vacation this week, the network's "First Take" featured a new look on Wednesday, trading in t...

Stephen A. Smith Essentially Tells Ayesha Curry To Know Her Place

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.19.2016 | Sports

What many people thought would be a night of champagne celebrations for the Curry family instead turned out rather badly for them on Thursday night. S...

Stephen A. Smith Says He Would’ve Proven O.J. Simpson Guilty

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 06.13.2016 | Sports

In a claim that even he admitted might be his “cockiest” yet, ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith argued Monday that, if he had been the prosecut...

Curt Schilling Flat-Out Calls Stephen A. Smith 'A Racist,' Declines Debate

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.19.2016 | Sports

There's no debating now whether Curt Schilling thinks former ESPN colleague Stephen A. Smith is a racist. And there will be no debate between the two ...

What To Expect This Season On ESPN's 'First Take' (SPOILERS)

The Huffington Post | John Trowbridge | Posted 10.07.2015 | Comedy

In, what seemed like, the season premiere of "First Take," Stephen A. Smith threatened Kevin Durant after Durant said Stephen A. was lying about him w...

Stephen A. Smith To KD: 'You Do Not Want To Make An Enemy Out Of Me'

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 10.05.2015 | Sports

Things are officially not cool between Stephen A. Smith and Kevin Durant. On the heels of last week's war of words between the ESPN personality and th...

Chip Kelly Isn't Racist, He's Just Really Weird

Eric Marmon | Posted 08.04.2016 | Sports
Eric Marmon

If Chip Kelly is on a mission to replace his black players with white ones, he is failing spectacularly. The more likely conclusion is that the idea that racial bias from the head coach has influenced the Eagles is factually inaccurate at best, and moronically shortsighted at least.

Watch Jay Pharoah Imitate Eddie Murphy, Kevin Hart And Stewie Griffin

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.31.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

After his gut-busting Denzel Washington and Barack Obama impressions on HuffPost Live in May, "Saturday Night Live" star Jay Pharoah returned to HuffP...

Stephen A. Smith Catches Twitter Heat For Backing Martin O'Malley's 'All Lives Matter' Comment

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.24.2015 | Black Voices

Stephen A. Smith has been known to ruffle a few feathers for his candid sports commentary. However his most recent thoughts are a far cry from the wor...

Stephen A. Smith Makes Sexist Women's World Cup Joke On SportsCenter

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.12.2015 | Sports

Stephen A. Smith is the worst.

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

Carl Jeffers | Posted 05.26.2015 | 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 05.25.2015 | 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., call ...

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...