Sports Takers On ‘First Take’ To Address Non-Sports Chauvin Verdict

Get ready for Stephen A. Smith’s take on the Derek Chauvin verdict. And a whole lot of Max Kellerman.

That’s because the primary talkers on ESPN’s First Take intend to give their thoughts on Tuesday’s news that Chauvin has been found guilty on all three counts in the George Floyd murder trial.

ESPN tends to dabble in non-sports topics, even though doing so turns off a lot of viewers. That seems especially true of talk shows such as First Take, which needs to fill and kill time by … well, offering an opinion on everything under the sun. But it seems viewers want their celebrity sports commentators to stick to areas of their expertise.

Like it or not, that won’t be the case on Wednesday’s show.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. Sports has been my passion since I was able to walk and talk, but I just can’t stomach watching the wokeness on the playing fields and listening on talk shows anymore. Politics have ruined sports. Thanks, Colin Kaepernick.

  2. Wherever you come down on this, what is left to say beyond repeating what has already been discussed ad nauseam? And who in their right mind wants to watch multiple hours of it? I haven’t watched ESPN beyond live games in years, but if your goal was to intentionally drive people away this would be a pretty good strategy. Where is the class action D&O suit from shareholders against Disney? Are you happy watching them light your money on fire via ESPN? If so, just give it to me and I’ll promise to donate 85% of my capital gains from it to actual charities. That would have a much greater positive impact on society than this masturbatory self-flagulating performance art.

    • ESPN’s parent company Disney is obviously so enormous that I’m not entirely convinced that generating profit is the main goal anymore. Yes ratings matter of course but it seems they can afford to take a Loss ‘if it’s for the right cause’. Their programming is so bad and unwatchable now that it’s hard to think they are coming out ahead

  3. hmmmm … my comment was deleted at i was writing it.

    i’m sure Obiden will make everything Obama tried and failed to do … better …

    this time all the damage sticks to Biden and Harris the clown. Obama is a snake and he is slithering around like the great OZ behind the curtain.

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