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Screamin' A. Smith out at ESPN?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by broadway joe, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    No he's not. The suits promoting and enabling him is tho.. .
  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Name me ONE screamer who has any legit measure of diversified substance behind the bluster.
  3. beardpuller

    beardpuller Active Member

    No, sorry, I've pretty much seen his whole career from fairly close up, and he brings absolutely nothing but volume. He can be very emphatic, he wags his finger well, and he looks sleek in a suit. Those are his talents.
  4. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Great, SAS and Barkley. The Huntley and Brinkley of sports.
  5. broadway joe

    broadway joe Guest

    He's 41.
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    You'd think at his age he'd act like a grown up by now. But the whinny, angry young brutha persona has worn considerably over the years.
  7. Buckeye12

    Buckeye12 Member

    It's just getting tougher and tougher to find guys dumb enough to make Skip Bayless sound coherent. With this move, ESPN is apparently down to Scoop Jackson.
  8. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    What a difference a decade makes.

    Stephen A. Smith Nearing Blockbuster Long-Term Deal With ESPN

  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Honest question - did he have any leverage? Was NBC Sports or CBS Sports in on this? Granted, he eats a lot of innings for the network - always available for hits on TV and radio, always willing to launch a talking point (no matter how ridiculous) to carry through the network's programming on a slow news day - he's probably good value in that he serves as a "reporter," and opinion host on hoops and boxing - just hope they don't force him to try and keep up with football and baseball.
  10. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Is he married with kids? Trying to imagine what his home life would be like. I just picture him living out of a suitcase 365.
  11. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    It's been a guessing game when he'd show up on ESPN? Really?

    He's had his own show for years.
  12. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

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