Because First Take hasn't already eaten away at our souls enough as it is, ESPN is planning to expand the show to six days a week. God help us. Occasional debater Rob Parker announced today on his Facebook page that he's taking the lead role in a new Saturday edition of First Take starting December 8th with host Cari Champion and a random panel of debaters. At least there will be no Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith. For now.
Just imagine... more First Take! More phony debates! More Rob Parker trolling and bullying people and calling them nerds! More screaming and shouting and arguing! More embracing of debate!
The English language is incapable of describing the abject horror and disbelief of the possibility of more First Take in our lives. You know when people threaten to move to Canada if their guy doesn't win the presidential election but they never mean it? I'm thinking that should be a real possibility at the moment. I'm looking up places to live near Banff National Park. I hear it's beautiful up there this time of year.
ESPN is basically rewarding Rob Parker with his own debate show for his antics that would be condemned at 95% of the other media companies in existence around the world. Hoorah for journalism, woo.
That Mayan Apocalypse is inching ever closer...
(Thanks to @JamesEBriggs for the tip)
No Rob Parker, we DC fans of RG 111 hate what you said of our QB and as such we do not want another douchebag on ESPN we have enough so adding you is just another of the same.
in the words of the miz, REALLY? REALLY?
again they wont cover mma, th nhl, or any baseball team not bordering an ocean. yet they have ample broadcast time FOR ANOTHER DEBATE SHOW!!!!
As if it weren't bad enough putting 5 days a week worth of Skip Bayless and Screamin' A. Smith on the tube, now we have to navigate the channel guide around a regular dose of Parker. Here's a hint to the other networks if they want us to tune in: Don't annoy your audience. (CBS Sports Network, that means Rome has to be fired, and yesterday.)
You're kidding. Who is clamoring for more of this crap? ESPN does what ESPN wants. They don't care that most sports fans think Chris Berman or a joke or that this show is akin to watching paint dry. Just an awful, awful network.
The next 9 months will see more First Take and the loss of the Premier League on ESPN Saturdays. Abooooooo