ESPN’s resident loudmouth moron, Skip Bayless, has announced that he will be leaving the network once his contract expires in August. This joyous news comes a day after that very sad news that Mike Tirico will also be leaving ESPN. The loss of Tirico hurts, especially to fans of Monday Night Football, but the Bayless departure definitely seems like addition by subtraction for the network.
Skip is the most recent in a long line of onscreen personalities that have departed the worldwide leader in sports. They’ve also lost Bill Simmons, Colin Cowherd and the intolerant schmuck, Curt Schilling. But Bayless is the only one I’m truly happy about. His opinions have been so ludicrous for so long that it’s getting pretty tired. Let’s take a quick look at some of his Twitter posts as evidence of his high level of clown-ery
Again, I think Cam can be a good NFL QB. But I think Tebow (given Cam’s opportunity and support) can be a little better.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) August 22, 2011
Derek Fisher will prove to be a much better NBA head coach than Steve Kerr. — Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) June 10, 2014
I’ll say it AGAIN: Give me RG3 over Luck – any day, any night, any year, any career. — Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) October 15, 2012
If I was in charge at ESPN, I would be eternally grateful for the departure of someone with so little knowledge of sports. I mean seriously, what the hell is this dudes deal? And if his ridiculously off base sports tweets weren’t enough, he’s also been known to make some pretty tasteless jokes. Like this gem right here:
We now know Chris Brown’s favorite sport. Sock-her. — Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) June 29, 2009
Apparently he also thinks that domestic violence is just hilarious. Good to know. Rumor has it that he’ll be moving to Fox Sports. May the Lord have mercy on their viewers. Maybe I’m being too hard on ol’ Skipper. Let’s see what some other people think about his departure from ESPN.
.@RealSkipBayless i want to poop in the center console of your Prius
— Tom Crabtree (@itsCrab) April 26, 2016
Skip Bayless really leaving ESPN? Thank the lord baby Jesus. — Tyler Ziskin (@TZiskBuff) April 26, 2016
Skip Bayless leaving ESPN is probably the best news I’ve heard in my entire life.
— Jared Fox (@_JaredFox) April 27, 2016
So it doesn’t look like the masses are exactly up in arms about the whole thing. The only sad part is that now Stephen A. Smith isn’t going to have anyone to yell at. And that’s a shame because without an outlet for his aggression, his brain will probably explode. You know what? We should probably just ship Stephen A. off with Skip too. It’s only right.
Let’s all be thankful that Skip Bayless is gone and hope that he decides to take a nice, long vacation before he returns to the world of sports broadcasting.