Perhaps lost in the wake of Hillary Clinton being accuseda��undisputed-lya��by the RNC of not a�?smiling enougha�? during the Commander-in-Chief Forum was the debut of Undisputed on FS1.
You know FS1, the sports network that everyone who doesn’t watch ESPNU does watch. Because of Kristine Leahy’s piercing insights on The Herd. But now Colin Cowherd’s show has Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe as his lead-in and in this past debut week, they delivered big numbers.
Colin delivers common-sense thinking to Kristine’s comical, sideshow news updates. And, they spruced him up, gave him a haircuta��no, a hairstylea��an LA wardrobe and a West Coast POV of the world.
But in case you somehow missed those overpowering and overwhelming numbers that Undisputed delivered in its debut week, which will come back to Earth, here’s what you missed by way of content.
First of all, Skip and an African-American guy, in this case not named Stephen A. Smith, arguing about the best teams. Arguing about best athletes and their best odds of winning titles. As long they’re the Dallas Cowboys.
Sitting between them, moderating and hosting, was an intelligent and attractive sportscaster not named Molly Qerim. The show is ona��how is this for ironya��the same time as the show Skip deserted. First Take on ESPN2. What a coincidence.
Skip already has his Cowboys winning the next five Super Bowls, something he resisted saying on The Mother Ship, as fellow ‘Bristol’ ex Dan Patrick refers to it. But that was because Stephen A. laughed him off every time.
Correctly so too.
Here is basically what Shannon Sharpe will be disagreeing with him about on a daily basis:
- Skip’s contention that the Cowboys are just fine without Tony Romo. Until Tony Romo comes back, that is.
- If Tony Romo comes back, that is.
- Until then, Hall-of-Famer Dak Prescotta��according to Skipa��will steady the S.S. Jones.
- And not to worry. Short of all that, Dallas’s defense will rise to the occasion. Even without anyone capable of tackling anyone. So what if Randy Gregory, DeMarcus Lawrence and Rolando McClain are suspended?
Short of that, Skip still believes that the Cowboys will have a change of heart, resurrect the career of Texas favorite Johnny Manziel and develop their quarterback of the future. Of course, according to him, they should’ve done that when Manziel was in the draft. But they selected a really, really, really good offensive lineman instead when owner Jerry Jones’ son Stephen snatched the draft-selection card out of dad’s hands and changed the name.
Fortunately, that left Gregg Popovich a very happy man. How come? If Manziel never gets to save the Cowboys, he’ll be available to save Skip’s second-favorite team: the Spurts. Uh, Spurs. My Spurs, as he calls them. Which is interesting since he’s from Oklahoma and attended Vanderbilt. Well, with Tony Parker not getting any younger, they need someone to take over the point guard spot. If there’s one thing Johnny Manziel makes, it’s a point.
Sort of like Skip. Go ahead, dispute that.
LET’S GO METS: When I heard it, I thought Tim Tebow signed with the Jets. It was the Mets. Really, the Mets? Who does he think he is, Deion Sanders? Oh no, that’s right. He thinks he’s that other great football-almost-turned-baseball-player that Tebow formerly played for, John Elway. Yeah, Elway. Google it, dude.