On today's Pardon My Take... STEPHEN A. SMITH! The sports media legend joined Mr. Cat and Mr. Commenter IN-STUDIO for an awesome interview that included topics ranging from his career, the Dallas Cowboys, his new book, "Straight Shooter: A Memoir of Second Chances and First Takes," and much more.
If you watched ESPN and First Take growing up, you witnessed a ton of debates featuring Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless. But now, Skip moved out to Los Angeles and works for FOX, but what are the odds that we see these two guys reunited at the desk for another show? Never say never...
Mr. Commenter: The day LeBron James retires, you can have one final MJ vs. LeBron...
Stephen A. Smith: Listen man, if you talk about one final day with Skip Bayless, I'd welcome that any day of the week, just to pay homage for what he's done for me.
Mr. Cat: And to beat him again...
Stephen A. Smith: And to beat him again. I've always beat him.
Mr. Commenter: You're undefeated, right?
Stephen A. Smith: That's what I tell him, "You'll never beat me in a debate." But still, in all, it would be fun, one final day, one final show, but that's all. Other than that, I'm good.
Mr. Commenter: I respect what you're saying. You don't need to go back to recapture something that you had in the past. It might have been great, it might have been wonderful, the relationship might still be good to this day, you wish him nothing but the best, but you're doing other things. It would just be nice to have, like, a one-time event for maybe some of the kids that never got to see it. Like I grew up watching, in the Golden Age, in my opinion, of sports debate television.
Stephen A. Smith: Yeah, but if they never got to see it, why would they care? See, you want to see it, you want it bad because you know, because you saw it. If they never saw it, why would they care?
Mr. Commenter: It would blow their minds.
So, Stephen A. Smith is open to a reuinion with Skip, but nothing more than that. He enjoys what he has now, but also appreciates the run he had with Skip. If the two of them got back together for one show, it would break ratings records. Appointment television. Clear your schedules. Sign me up!