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    Hour 2: Jackson Thrive

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 45:32

    Stephen A. Smith and Jay Williams debate more about the Knicks, Dan Orlovsky debates Stephen A. about if the criticism of Lamar Jackson is unfair, Damien Woody joins the show to debate about if the Patriots can make the playoffs and Monica McNutt joins the show to debate about who the most dangerous team is out of the Celtics, Knicks or Bulls.

    Hour 1: Knicks in the Mix

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 44:01


    Stephen A. Smith and Jalen Rose debate about if Stephen A. is too hyped about the Knicks and if the Suns will get back to the Wester Conference Finals. Jay Williams joins the show to debate about Ben Simmons and Philly, and Dan Orlovsky joins the show to debate about is the Browns are the Biggest disappointment in the NFL.


    Hour 2: #Knickstape

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 44:17

    Stephen A. and Marcus Spears react to Tim Legler saying Russell Westbrook should come off the bench for the Lakers. Legler sticks around to discuss the Ben Simmons situation. Marcus Spears gives his reaction to Stephen A's top 5 NFL teams list. And Stephen A tells why the New York Knicks will get out of the first round this season.

    Hour 1: Ben the Knee

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 47:20

    Stephen A. and Jay Williams discuss if the Lakers should be worried about Russell Westbrook's play. They debate if the 76ers or Ben Simmons should be to blame for their current situation. They look back at the Bucks beating the Nets, and ask if the result would have been different if the Nets had Kyrie Irving. Marcus Spears joins to react to Baker Mayfield being ruled out Thursday vs the Broncos.

    What Is Going On Here?!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 36:22

    Welcome back to another episode of First Take, Her Take! Charly and Elle start off this week's episode with a PSA to everyone who focuses on weight and body image... STOP IT! Then, a quick vibe check on the NBA as the season starts tonight... the ladies tell us what they're most excited for. After that, Evander Kane wants his cake and to eat it too... but that comes with consequences. Lastly, the ladies wrap up with a shoutout to the Chicago Sky and the WNBA as a whole.

    Hour 2: Accident Waiting to Happen?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 45:47

    Stephen A. and Keyshawn Johnson are joined by Mina Kimes to discuss if Mike McCarthy will doom the Cowboys season. It's another week of Stephen A's list of Top 5 NFL teams, and Jeff Saturday has some issues with the teams. Malika Andrews joins to talk through several NBA topics before opening night tonight.

    Hour 1: King Henry

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 45:38

    Stephen A. and Keyshawn Johnson look back at Monday Night Football and ask if the Bills blew their chance to win. They debate if Derrick Henry can lead the Titans to a Super Bowl. Michael Wilbon joins to talk about the big NBA topics on opening night. Stephen A gives his Stephen's A List of the Top 5 best players in the NBA.

    Hour 1: Road to the Super Bowl?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 48:23

    Stephen A. Smith and Michael Irvin debate about the Cowboys, if they still believe in Baker Mayfield, if the Ravens the best team in the AFC, and more.

    Hour 2: Spooky Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 41:56

    Stephen A. Smith and Michael Irvin debate about if Dak is the scariest QB to face in the NFL right now, could Patrick Mahomes save the Chiefs' season, and more.

    Hour 2: Trade Alert

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 42:13


    Stephen A. Smith, Sam Acho and Ryan Clark debate about more Bucs and Eagles, if they believe in Jalen Hurts, if Baker and Odell can win a Super Bowl together, Stephen A replies to Stephon Marbury's remarks about him, and more.


    Hour 1: Tom Bomb

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 47:59


    Stephen A. Smith and Tim Tebow debate about if the Bucs are the NFL's best team right now, if Baker is sabotaging Odell's career, how far Lamar Jackson can take the Ravens, and Sam Acho joins the show to debate about Alabama football.


    Hour 2: Oh Dell No!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 45:07

    Stephen A. Smith, Jay Williams and Dan Orlovsky debate about Kyrie and his vaccination status, if the Browns should trade Odell Beckham Jr., if the Bucs are the best team in the NFL and more.

    Hour 1: Fiery Kyrie

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 46:10

    Stephen A. Smith, Kendrick Perkins and Jay Williams debate about Kyrie's vaccination status and the Nets. Dan Orlovsky debates Stephen A. about how the Raiders organization is handling the Gruden situation, and Co-founder of LRMR & Springhill Entertainment, Maverick Carter joins the show.

    Hour 2: Game of Mahomes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 44:40

    Stephen A. and Marcus Spears are joined by Bart Scott to debate if Patrick Mahomes is still the best QB in the NFL. It's another edition of Stephen A's List, with a couple surprises in Stephen A's Top 5 NFL teams. They react to Aaron Rodgers' comments about the Jon Gruden situation. And ask if the Chiefs dynasty is finished.

    Hour 1: Cowboys destined for SoFi?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 48:21

    Stephen A. and Marcus Spears are joined by Jay Williams to discuss Kyrie Irving's reasoning for not getting vaccinated. Bart Scott joins to debate if the Cowboys are Super Bowl contenders. They ask if the Browns can make it to the Super Bowl with Baker Mayfield as their quarterback.

    We. Are. Tired.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 46:11

    Welcome back to First Take, Her Take! This week we are exhausted... for many reasons. The ladies start off diving into the latest news surrounding Jon Gruden and what this means not only for the Raiders but for the league as whole. After that, they get into how well Lamar Jackson played against the Colts and why that makes Charly sad.

    Hour 2: Ben Returns

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 46:34

    Stephen A., Michael Irvin, and Mina Kimes discuss Jon Gruden's resignation from the Raiders. Jeff Saturday joins to look at what's next for the Raiders after Gruden's departure. Kendrick Perkins joins and reacts to Kyrie Irving not being able to practice or play until he can be a "full participant". Perk sticks around to talk about Ben Simmons returning to the 76ers facility unexpectedly.

    Hour 1: Gruden Resigns

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 47:19

    Stephen A. and Michael Irvin react to Jon Gruden resigning after reports of racist, misogynistic and homophobic comments made over a long period of time. Jeff Saturday joins to discuss the culture of the NFL and how this news impacts that. They look back at Lamar Jackson's comeback win against the Colts on Monday Night Football.

    Hour 2: Now You N-F-C Me

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 40:16


    Stephen A. and Michael Irvin debate who are the favorites to win the NFC. Ryan Clark joins to discuss what the Chiefs need to do to make it back to the Super Bowl. They debate who the best QB in the NFL is. And they react to the Wilder v Fury boxing match over the weekend.


    Hour 1: Stephen A: "Chiefs are done!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 50:45

    Stephen A. and Michael Irvin react to the Bills beating the Chiefs, and if the Chiefs can get back to the Super Bowl. They debate if the Browns can win with Baker Mayfield as their starting QB. And they discuss if the Cowboys are the best team in the NFC.

    Hour 2: Any Advice?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 31:18


    Stephen A. Smith and Tim Tebow debate about what advice they would give Urban Meyer, Sam Acho debates Stephen A. about where the Bucs belong in the NFC and more.


    Hour 1: Season Over?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 47:41


    Stephen A. Smith and Tim Tebow debate about if the Seahawks season is over, if Allen and Mahomes are the next great QB rivalry, Jay Williams debates Stephen A. about Kyrie and the Nets and more.


    Hour 2: Not the Answer?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 44:40

    Stephen A. Smith and Dan Orlovsky debate about if Joe Burrow can reach Aaron Rodgers' ceiling, Allen Iverson and the 76ers, if Urban Meyer should consider retiring and more.

    Hour 1: Jason Kidd joins the show

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 45:34

    Stephen A. Smith and Dan Orlovsky debate about the Rams at Seahawks game tonight, the NFL team on upset alert entering week 5, Jason Kidd joins the show to discuss the NBA and Mavs basketball, and more.

    Hour 2: Chris Paul Joins the Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 46:27


    Stephen A. and Marcus Spears ask if Derek Carr should still be in the MVP conversation. Chris Paul joins the show to talk about the upcoming NBA season, and his work with the "Why Not Us:" feature story. Stephen A. and Marcus ask if we are worried too much about the Rams loss. And they debate if Ben Roethlisberger should be benched in Pittsburgh.


    Hour 1: New York State of Mind

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 45:15

    Stephen A. and Marcus Spears react to the Yankees losing in the MLB Wild Card game. Kendrick Perkins joins to talk about Kyrie Irving's status with the Brooklyn Nets. They respond to the news of the Patriots releasing Stephon Gilmore. And Marcus explains why the NFL should be worried about the Cowboys.

    Feelin' Ourselves!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 46:15

    Welcome back to another episode of First Take, Her Take! Charly, Kimberley, and Elle start this episode with a little self love and self awareness before getting into Urban Meyers most recent apology. Then, they discuss how Bucs/Patriots didn't live up to the hype which leads into a deep dive into what else doesn't live up to the hype. After that, a heated debate on the best Halloween candy to which Charly might have the worst taste.

    Hour 2: Black Hole?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 45:15

    Stephen A. Smith, Keyshawn Johnson and Mina Kimes debate about if the Raiders are frauds, which rookie quarterback will win the most games, who the best team in the NFC is right now and Kendrick Perkins joins the show to debate about if the Clippers will take a step back this season.

    Hour 1: Win or go home

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 46:20

    Stephen A. Smith, Keyshawn Johnson and Jeff Saturday debate about if the Chargers made a statement after defeating the Raiders, if the Jaguars should move on from Urban Meyer, Alex Rodriguez joins the show to discuss the Yankees at Red Sox single-elimination wild-card game and more.

    Hour 2: Return of the Dak

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 43:44


    Stephen A. and Michael Irvin debate if Bill Belichick showed something in the close loss to Tom Brady and the Bucs. They ask if Dak Prescott is the best QB in the NFL after his big game against Carolina. Then they look at who the best team in the AFC is. And the guys give predictions on the Chargers Raiders game tonight.


    Hour 1: Brady's Return

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 47:53


    Stephen A. and Michael Irvin react to Tom Brady returning to New England, and barely pulling out a victory over his former team and coach, Bill Belichick. They debate if the Cowboys are a legit threat in the NFC. Dan Orlovsky joins to discuss if the Cardinals are the best team in the NFL. Ryan Clark joins to talk about the Packers and Steelers trending in opposite directions.


    Hour 2: Bust the Process?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 43:40


    Stephen A. Smith, Ryan Clark and Kendrick Perkins debate about Embiid's comments about the Ben Simmons and Philly situation, player vaccination status' in the NBA and more.


    Hour 1: The Perfect Breakup

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 45:15


    Stephen A. Smith and Tim Tebow debate about the Buccaneers at the Patriots this weekend, Brady's departure from Belichick and the Patriots, if they still believe in Ben Roethlisberger and more.


    Hour 1: Bad Break-Up?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 46:25


    Stephen A. & Dan Orlovsky tell us if they have issues with how Tom Brady and Bill Belichick's relationship ended, and question if Justin Fields should demand a trade. Jay Williams joins to discuss how the NBA vaccination rules will play out this season, and talk about Russell Westbrook on the Lakers. Then, Damien Woody, Dan, and Stephen A. tells us who their scariest quarterback in the NFL is.


    Hour 2: What's Bill Without Brady?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 42:02


    Stephen A. & Dan Orlovsky debate if Bill Belichick would still be the greatest coach ever without Tom Brady, and question if Justin Fields should be the starter for the Bears. Next they preview tonight's Thursday Night Football game and tell us if Trevor Lawrence has more of an upside than Joe Burrow. Dan gives us his biggest surprise from the first month of the NFL season, and Stephen A. says not all the blame in Pittsburgh is on Big Ben.


    Hour 2: Bill or Brady

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 44:06


    Stephen A. and Marcus Spears and Kimberly Martin react to reports of Bill Belichick not meeting with Tom Brady to negotiate. Kendrick Perkins joins to discuss why Ben Simmons wants out of Philly. Bill Rhoden joins the show to talk with Stephen A. about the HBCU experience and his new series, "Rhoden's Road Trip". The guys react to Manny Pacquiao announcing his retirement. 


    Hour 1: Cowboy Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 47:42

    Stephen A. and Marcus Spears debate if the Cowboys are threats in the NFC. They discuss if Aaron Rodgers should be an early MVP candidate. Kendrick Perkins joins to talk about how LeBron can help players in the NBA get vaccinated. Kimberly Martin joins to ask if Justin Fields should start on Sunday.

    We're Missing Compassion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 46:42


    Welcome back to another episode of First Take, Her Take! In today's episode the ladies discuss Tom Brady returning to New England. Then, Elle hops on her soap box about NBA players and vaccines. After that, Charly raves about last weekend's UFC heavyweight main event which sparked the question: do fighters go home or go out after a big fight?


    Hour 2: LeBron in the NFL?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 41:24

    Stephen A., Keyshawn Johnson and Mina Kimes debate if the Cowboys are a Top-3 team in the NFC. It's another edition of Stephen A's List of the Top 5 NFL teams after Week 3, and Jeff Saturday, Keyshawn and Mina have different thoughts on the List. The guys ask Mina what is happening with the Seahawks after starting the season 1-2. And the group think about if LeBron James could have played in the NFL.

    Hour 1: Playing the Fields

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 50:40


    Stephen A. and Keyshawn Johnson react to the Cowboys win against the Eagles, and ask if they are a contender in the NFC. Looking ahead to this weekend, they debate if Bill Belichick should regret losing Tom Brady to Tampa Bay. Jeff Saturday joins to discuss if Matt Nagy is botching the Bears QB situation. Jay Williams joins to talk about unvaccinated players in the NBA.


    Hour 2: Big Ben Sadness

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 43:09


    Stephen A. and Michael Irvin react to Ryan Clark saying the Rams are the 'best team in the NFL". Stephen A shares his sadness about Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers struggling. Stephen A and Michael look at the status of New York football with the Jets and Giants starting the season 0-3. And the guys give their predictions for tonight's Cowboys v Eagles matchup.


    Hour 1: Green Bay Statement

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 46:20

    Stephen A. and Michael Irvin look at Aaron Rodgers and the Packers pulling out a close win against the 49ers. They debate if the Rams should be favorites in the NFC after beating the Bucs. Dan Orlovsky joins to talk about if it was a mistake for the Bears to start Justin Fields. And Ryan Clark joins to react to the Chiefs losing to the Chargers.

    Hour 2: Pressure Mounting?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 44:40


    Stephen A. Smith, Sam Acho and Ryan Clark debate more about the Bucs at Rams, if Big Ben or Fields is under more pressure, if Eli Manning is a hall of famer and more.


    Hour 1: Buccaneers at Rams

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 48:42


    Stephen A. Smith, Tim Tebow and Rob Ninkovich debate about the Bucs at Rams matchup, Brady's relationship with Belichick, the hype around Aaron Rodgers, if the Jets made a mistake trading Sam Darnold and Kendrick Perkins Joins the Show to debate about ESPN's top 10 players in the NBA.


    Hour 2: Disappearing Act?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 42:01

    Stephen A. Smith, Dan Orlovsky and Damien Woody debate more Bears and Justin Fields, Brady and Belichick's relationship, if the Chiefs Big 3 will be better than the Cowboys Big 3 of the 90s, Jameis Winston's week one performance and if the Cowboys are better than expected.

    Hour 1: Fields Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 46:52

    Stephen A. Smith, Dan Orlovsky and Luis Riddick debate about Chicago's decision to start Justin Fields, if the Rams are a roadblock for the Bucs, if Cam Newton would make the Steelers better and Jay Williams joins the show to debate about Ben Simmons and Philly.

    Hour 2: Show me the Mo'ne

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 39:40

    Stephen A. Smith and Marcus Spears debate about the Ben Simmons News, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, Mo'ne Davis joins the show and there is breaking news about Tua Tagovailoa and Ben Roethlisberger.

    Hour 1: Doc on the Clock

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 44:52

    Stephen A. Smith, Kendrick Perkins and Marcus Spears debate about Ben Simmons' announcement that he will not report for the 76ers training camp, if the Steeler's season is over, Jerry Jones' comments on Ezekiel Elliot and 76ers Head Coach Doc Rivers joins the show and talks about Ben Simmons' decision.

    Stop Being So Extra!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 41:15

    Welcome back to First Take, Her Take! Football season is underway and while Kimberley is booked and busy juggling games, Elle would like Bears HC Matt Nagy to calm down. Speaking of calming down, Charly also offers a great way to relax and reset when things get a little too stressful.

    Hour 2: BAAAAAAAAAD MAN!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 47:03

    Stephen A. Smith, Keyshawn Johnson, Jeff Saturday and Mina Kimes debate about Aaron Rodgers and the Packers' defense, if Derek Carr is a Top-5 QB, if Stephen A. is doubting the Cowboys, how the Deshaun Watson situation is being handled and who will be the future USC football head coach.

    Hour 1: QB Scramble

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 44:18

    Stephen A. Smith, Keyshawn Johnson and Jeff Saturday debate about the Packers' win over the Lions, which QB they would pick out of Carr, Muray and Wilson, if Lamar Jackson has more to prove and Stephen's A-List of his top 5 NFL teams.

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