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Posts Tagged ‘Skip Bayless’

Friday Nights, Skip Bayless is All About Jeopardy!

We thoroughly enjoyed the profile of ESPN2 First Take co-host Skip Bayless in the Washington Post by Rick Maese.

Some people who have known Bayless personally for decades don’t recognize the guy on the air, at all. But the 62-year-old Bayless insists it’s not an act. There’s also a funny little tidbit about Bayless’ Friday-night routine with girlfriend Ernestine Sclafani:

She lives in Manhattan, and he’s mostly in Connecticut. They reunite on weekends, and on Fridays, they’ll watch a week’s worth of Jeopardy! episodes — “He competes with me,” Sclafani says — before catching a movie.

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ESPN’s Skip Bayless Pwned by Colleague Jalen Rose on National TV

Sorry for the poor video quality, but this is too great not to post. If you can’t tell by humiliated look on the normally shameless Skip Bayless‘ face, there’s a backstory to this squabble with colleague Jalen Rose. The origins of the confrontation began a few weeks ago, when Bayless boasted on Twitter that he was a high school basketball star in his native Oklahoma and the second coming of “Pistol” Pete Maravich. (Well, arguably the origins of this conflict began years ago when Bayless, who never played NBA ball, decided to begin unmercifully criticizing NBA players in the most petty self-serving ways imaginable. But we digress.)

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