NY Post - Skip Bayless is trying to smooth things over with his wife.
After the FS1 personality said Monday on “Undisputed” that his wife, Ernestine, wasn’t speaking to him because of an outburst over the Celtics’ Game 6 win against the Heat, Bayless apologized to her later that night as the Heat crushed the Celtics in Boston in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals to advance to the 2023 NBA Finals.
“Please forgive me, Ernestine,” Bayless wrote on Twitter. “I am sorry about the fit I threw on Saturday night when I came within a tenth of a second of a great pick – Heat in 6. I am crazy happy now. YOU WERE RIGHT: You kept saying, ‘There’s still another game left.’ Yes, but … YOU CALLED IT.”
Bayless had said Monday morning that he “threw a fit” as Ernestine walked in on him and asked what he wanted to eat during Game 6, when Derrick White’s last-second tip-in gave the Celtics the edge.
Poor Ernestine. I can't help but feel bad for her. For starters, her name is Ernestine. When the parents of an Ernestine sign her birth certificate to officially name her "Ernestine", the newborn baby transforms into a 53 year old woman in a loveless marriage where her and her husband sleep in separate beds. That's true for all Ernestine's.
But this Ernestine in particular has it especially tough. This Ernestine is married to arguably the most hated man in sports media. People LOVE to shit on Skip Bayless. He's an easy target. Hating Skip Bayless is something that everyone agrees on. I don't know exactly how this situation played out, but I imagine Ernestine sitting alone in the kitchen reading a book about a woman. She thinks to herself, "I bet my wonderful husband is hungry. He's probably worked up an appetite after a long day of screaming about LeFraud James. Should I make him some spaghetti? Maybe a nice pot roast? I better quick check to see what he's in the mood for ... Hey Skip, what do you want for din--"
"ERNESTINE YOU OLD BITCH! DO YOU EVEN REALIZE WHAT JUST HAPPENED?! THE REFEREES INEXPLICABLY ADDED .5 SECONDS TO THE CLOCK AT THE END OF THE 4TH QUARTER AFTER JIMMY BUTLER WAS FOULED, WHICH GAVE THE CELTICS JUST ENOUGH TIME TO GET A LAST SECOND TIP IN AT THE BUZZER! DO YOU EVEN CARE THAT I PICKED HEAT IN 6!? CAN YOU NOT GET THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT THROUGH YOUR THICK FUCKING SKULL. WhAt dO yOu wAnT fOr DiNneR?! HEAT IN 6! I WANT HEAT IN 6 FOR DINNER! HOW ABOUT A NICE HOT PLATE OF HEAT IN FUCKING 6. OH YOU CAN'T MAKE THAT?! THEN SHUT THE FUCK UP!!" (paraphrased)
A grown adult who can't control his emotions while watching a silly little sporting event. Who does that? Who would ever behave in such a manner?
Oh shit.. never mind. I almost forgot where I worked. Scratch that. That's the type of behavior that quite literally pays my salary. I take back everything I said. Skip Bayless, you are a hero. Thank you for everything you do. Thank you for being the type of person that makes sports great. Ernestine will be fine. I'm sure she's used to this already. She really should have known better than to ask you your opinion on dinner. Hey Ernestine, how about you just fetch your husband an ice cold Diet Mountain Dew, and let the man cook for himself.