Ever since Skip Bayless Announced his departure from ESPN to move to Fox Sports, there has been hot speculation on who would replace the man that though you may hate, makes ‘First-Take’ the show it is.
We now have our answer. ESPN has replaces Stephen A. Smith and Bayless with an all women Panel, made up of writers from around the country, featuring Sarah Spain, Jen Lada, Kate Fagan, and Jane McManus.
Here’s asegment from Wednesday’s show:
While you’d think viewers would be more accepting of women talking to them about sports in an ever-leveling gender viewed society, the keybord warriors grabbed their artillery and were out and about on Twitter.
— Jordan Jacobs (@jordan_jacobs19) June 29, 2016
@FirstTake worst panel ever they belong in the kitchen.
— andres rios (@bytrios) June 29, 2016
— THE BACHELOR (@kingdaved) June 29, 2016
— Saad (@Homicidalswag) June 29, 2016
— moe john (@MauriceBoyd4) June 29, 2016
@FirstTake I’m glad there are many other channels for sports, w/o so much girl talk/cackling. I’ll check back next week to see if it’s weak.
— Sinner (@Dr9ball) June 29, 2016
A sampling of the responses to an all female panel on First Take: pic.twitter.com/pf2ZqUdl1h
— Danny Parkins (@DannyParkins) June 29, 2016