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Skip Bayless (born December 4, 1951) is a sports commentator on ESPN2's ESPN First Take and its afternoon show 1st and 10. Bayless also wrote regular columns for ESPN.com and its Page 2 section. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... ESPN2 debuted on October 1, 1993, as a sister station of ESPN. Nicknamed the deuce, ESPN2 was to be branded as a network for a younger generation of sports fans featuring edgier graphics as well as extreme sports like motocross, snowboarding, and BMX racing. ... ESPN First Take, is a new morning show on ESPN2 that will be replacing ESPN2s Cold Pizza beginning May 7, 2007. ... 1st and 10 is a sports talk and debate television program spun off from ESPN2s First Take morning show. ... ESPN.com is the official website of ESPN and a division of ESPN Inc. ...

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Schooling and family

Bayless was born in Oklahoma City. The first child of John and Levita Bayless, he was named John Edward Bayless II on his birth certificate. But his father immediately began calling him Skip or Skipper — his father's pet name for his mother during their courtship. It stuck, and Skip Bayless was never called John by his parents. He eventually had his name legally changed to Skip. His brother is the chef, restaurant owner and TV personality Rick Bayless. Rick Bayless Rick Bayless is a chef who specializes in traditional Mexican food with modern interpretations. ...


Bayless graduated from Northwest Classen High School, where he lettered for three years in baseball and for two in basketball and ranked second in grade-point average in a class of 681. In 1970, he made the all-area American Legion all-star team as a catcher.


During his junior year, Bayless began writing sports columns for his high-school paper at the urging of the journalism teacher, who had read a book report he wrote for an English class. The following year he won the Fred Russell-Grantland Rice Scholarship to Vanderbilt University — an award given annually to the best potential sportswriter in the country. He graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt with a degree in English and history. He was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Writing career

Bayless went directly from Vanderbilt to the Miami Herald, where he wrote sports features for two years before being hired away by the Los Angeles Times. There, he was best known for investigative stories on the Dodgers' clubhouse resentment of "golden boy" Steve Garvey and his celebrity wife Cyndy and on Rams owner Carroll Rosenbloom's behind-the-scenes decisions to start different quarterbacks each week (James Harris, Pat Haden or Ron Jaworski). Bayless also won the Eclipse Award for his coverage of Seattle Slew's Triple Crown.


At 25, Bayless was hired by the Dallas Morning News to write its lead sports column, and two years later, the rival Dallas Times Herald hired him away by making him one of the country's highest paid sports columnists — prompting the Wall Street Journal to do a story on the development. Bayless was voted Texas sportswriter of the year three times.


In 1989, Bayless wrote the critically acclaimed God's Coach, about the rise and fall of Tom Landry's Dallas Cowboys. Following the Cowboys' Super Bowl victory in 1993, Bayless wrote The Boys, which broke the story that coach Jimmy Johnson and owner Jerry Jones weren't "best friends" and correctly predicted that Jones would fire Johnson no matter how much success the team had. (Jones fired Johnson after the Cowboys won another Super Bowl the following year.)


Following a third Cowboys' Super Bowl win in four seasons, Bayless wrote the third and final book of his Cowboys' trilogy, Hell-Bent: The Crazy Truth About the "Win or Else" Dallas Cowboys. He created a controversy when he wrote about the suspicions of many Cowboys and of coach Barry Switzer that quarterback Troy Aikman was gay. Aikman spoke at length to Bayless for the book, insisting he was not gay and refuting a claim (from Switzer) that the quarterback used a racial slur in criticizing receiver Kevin Williams during a game and that the quarterback was trying to get Switzer fired and Norv Turner hired as Cowboys coach. The book is about the season-long clash between Aikman (and his supporters in the Dallas media) and Switzer (and his supporters among the players). Bayless reported that Aikman refused to speak to Switzer from Dec. 4 of that 1995 season through the Super Bowl, which the Cowboys won. Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966 in West Covina, California) is a former American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, and currently a television sportscaster for the Fox network. ...


After covering the Cowboys through the 1996 season, Bayless chose to leave Dallas after 17 years and become the lead sports columnist for the Chicago Tribune. (His brother Rick, a well-known chef, owns and operates Frontera Grill, one of Chicago's most popular restaurants for the last 20 years.) In his first year in Chicago, Bayless won the Lisagor Award for excellence in sports column writing and was voted Illinois sportswriter of the year.


Bayless eventually had a highly publicized dispute with the Tribune's executive editor, Ann Marie Lipinski, over limiting all Tribune columns to just 650 or so words. Bayless quit over the policy and was immediately hired by Knight Ridder Corporation to write for its flagship newspaper, the San Jose Mercury News. While in San Jose, Bayless became a fixture on ESPN's Rome is Burning and in a weekly Sunday Morning SportsCenter debate with Stephen A. Smith, "Old School/Nu Skool." ESPN hired Bayless full-time in 2004 to team with Woody Paige on ESPN2's Cold Pizza and to write columns for ESPN.com. In 2007, Bayless stopped writing columns to concentrate on what is now called First Take (formerly Cold Pizza) and on ESPN's afternoon show, First and 10, as well as increased presence on ESPN's 6 p.m. SportsCenter with segments such as "The Budweiser Hotseat." The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...


Radio and television

Skip Bayless is a highly contentious analyst who has been despised and praised continuously. Bayless' views garner minimal respect from his many detractors, many of whom are fellow pundits. These critics accuse Bayless of purposely igniting controversy in order to make a name for himself. On the other hand, a substantial number of fans praise Bayless for his eloquent analysis, willingness to espouse viewpoints not commonly considered by others, and the professional manner by which he conducts himself. He has occasionally substituted as host for syndicated radio program The Jim Rome Show. He has also previously contributed to ESPN as a recurring panelist on The Sports Reporters, NFL Prime Monday (now ESPN Monday Night Countdown) in the 1990s, and Jim Rome is Burning. For three years (1998-2001), Bayless was a contributor at major championships for the Golf Channel. The Jim Rome Show is a sports radio talk show hosted by Jim Rome. ... Jim Rome Is Burning (originally titled Rome Is Burning and often abbreviated as JRIB) is a sports conversation and opinion show hosted by Jim Rome. ...


KTCK Sports Radio 1310 "The Ticket"

In 1994 Bayless left his show at KLIF in Dallas to help start the city's first sports talk radio station, KTCK Sports Radio 1310, "the Ticket." For two years Bayless was the solo host on the 6-9 a.m. morning show as "the Ticket" became was on the country's most successful sports stations. Bayless also was an original investor and when the ownership decided to accept a lucrative offer to sell the station, the new owners bought out Bayless' contract.


He immediately became a regular on ESPN Radio's first national show, The Fabulous Sports Babe, and later co-hosted a weekend show on ESPN Radio with Larry Beil. He was also a regular on Chet Coppock's show on Sporting News Radio. For three years he was the primary guest host on The Jim Rome Show and became known for drinking Diet Mountain Dew and sparring with the Ohio State "Luckeye" fans who tried to defend the late interference call against Miami that helped win them a national championship.


Cold Pizza/ESPN First Take

Bayless is featured in debate segments on what is now known as First Take and the segments are re-aired as First and 10 in the afternoons. Bayless debates the day's 10 hottest sports topics with a rotation of sportswriters and ex-athletes including Stephen A. Smith, Greg Anthony, Jalen Rose, Marcellus Wiley, Shaun King and 2 Live Stews (Ryan and Doug Stewart). Donovan McNabb and actor Donnie Wahlberg also have taken on Bayless.


Bayless, who has called himself "the conscience" of the show, is known for taking unpopular stances on issues discussed on the show. For example, he has extensively criticized Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James for his inability to make clutch shots or live up to his reputation as one of the league's preeminent stars. This typically draws strong disagreement from Crawford, an Ohio native and Cavaliers fan. Bayless mockingly refers to the player as "Prince James" (a derivation of his actual nickname "King James") and derides the star constantly on the show. His criticism of James reached its peak in the 2007 NBA Finals, as the San Antonio Spurs swept James' Cavaliers. James has not responded to Bayless' criticism as yet. The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 2007 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2006-07 National Basketball Association season, and was the conclusion of the 2007 NBA Playoffs. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ...


He is also known to be relatively critical of Boston Celtics star power forward Kevin Garnett, referring to him as Kevin 'Garnot'. He bolsters his argument by pointing out Garnett's lack of NBA Championships. On August 3, 2007, on 1st and 10, he went as far as to say that Garnett is not even among the top fifteen players in the league, much to the chagrin of fellow analyst Stephen A. Smith. The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... A power forward is a position in some team sports. ... Kevin Maurice Garnett (born May 19, 1976 in Mauldin, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Boston Celtics. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1st and 10 is a sports talk and debate television program aired first during Cold Pizza, a two-hour morning program broadcast on the American cable television network ESPN2, each weekday since 2004 at 10:00 and 12:00 ET and subsequently aired as a standalone program on ESPN at... Stephen Anthony Smith (born October 14, 1967), usually referred to as Stephen A., is a sportswriter and media personality from Hollis, Queens in New York City. ...


Bayless once had an on-air argument with Donovan McNabb as to whether or not a particular ankle injury would affect the play of a Quarterback, despite the fact that Bayless has never played professional football, and McNabb is a Pro-Bowl quarterback. Donovan Jamal McNabb (born November 25, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. ...


Similar to his critique of James, Bayless also used to heavily condemn Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning due to his never winning any "big games" in his career. However, after Manning led the Colts to the Super Bowl championship in the 2006 season Bayless backed off his criticism of the quarterback, admitting that the star had proven him wrong. He has similarly criticized baseball players Frank Thomas and Mike Piazza due to their not coming through in big, "clutch" situations. He has stated that Piazza is not a Hall of Fame player. Bayless is also outspoken in his belief that Tiger Woods is not the greatest golfer of all-time. Bayless cites his lack of competition on the PGA Tour and inabilty to come from behind on Sundays (Woods has never won a major when trailing after 54 holes) as the basis of this opinion. Among Bayless' other controversial views are his contention that the NBA regular season is more exciting than March Madness, and his opinion that all professional athletes should be contractually barred from attending nightclubs. Skip raised eyebrows again on May 7, 2007 when he stated that the much hyped Oscar De la Hoya/Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight should have been a draw, despite public opinion veering slightly in Mayweather's favor. League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002-present) Current uniform Team colors Royal Blue, White Mascot Blue Personnel Owner Jim Irsay General Manager Bill Polian Head Coach Tony Dungy... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... This article is about the sport. ... Frank Edward Thomas (born May 27, 1968) is an American Major League Baseball player for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... Michael Joseph Piazza (pronounced or , born September 4, 1968 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) is an American Major League Baseball player who is currently a free agent. ... Walhalla temple, Germany A hall of fame (sometimes HOF) is a type of museum established for any a field of endeavour to honour individuals of noteworthy achievement in that field. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Disambiguation: March Madness comes from the phrase Mad as a March Hare. In England, the phrase March Madness may refer to wasteful spending at the end of a budget year. ... A nightclub (often dance club or club, particularly in the UK) is an entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ... Oscar De La Hoya (pronounced [1]) (born February 4, 1973) — nicknamed the Golden Boy — is a Mexican American boxer who won a gold medal for the United States Boxing Team at the Barcelona Olympic Games. ... Floyd Mayweather, Jr. ...


Bayless has repeatedly stated that field goals and extra point attempts (PATs) should be done away in the National Football League, which often caused an argument with rival Woody Paige on Cold Pizza. This argument once went so far that former New York Giants kicker Jay Feely was invited onto the show to guest host for the absent Paige and debate against Skip Bayless and his anti-kicking stance. After the Giants made the playoffs Bayless had to wear Feely's jersey on Cold Pizza on January 2nd, 2007, a comedic gesture to which Bayless heartily agreed. In American football, the extra point, point after touchdown, or PAT is the act of lining up to kick, as in a field goal, immediately following a touchdown. ... NFL redirects here. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... Jay Feely (born May 23, 1976) is a place kicker for the National Football Leagues New York Giants. ...


Following Tom Coughlin's decision to play his starters during the final game of the 2008 regular season, after the Giants had already clinched a playoff spot, Skip called the decision the worst single-game decision ever made. Even after the Giants won Super Bowl XLII by beating the New England Patriots, Bayless refused to admit that Coughlin made the right move, calling the decision the worst preplayoff decision ever made. He cited that no other coach would have done it and that three starters were hurt. He also admitted that it worked for no good reason. For information on the former Wal-Mart executive, see Tom Coughlin (Wal-Mart). ... Super Bowl XLII will be the 42nd annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) between the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC) champions. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present...


Bayless also has focused his criticism on the Dallas Cowboys, now that they have his most frequent target, Terrell Owens, whom he calls "Team Obliterator." He also has blasted quarterback Tony Romo ("Tony Romeo") for participating in highly-publicized romances with Carrie Underwood and Jessica Simpson before proving himself as an NFL quarterback.


Allen Iverson controversy

On Cold Pizza, Bayless made comments about NBA All-Star Allen Iverson, stating that his recent trade to the Denver Nuggets was flawed, and continued to criticize Iverson. Iverson then responded with an interview with ESPN where he asked, "Why he hate me?" This was an actual interview and not a skit. Later Bayless stated that the only players in the NBA that he hates are LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia[1]), nicknamed A.I. and The Answer, is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ...


Faith

Bayless has written about his belief in God and pros and cons of religion in sports for The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. He attends a Methodist church in Manhattan.


Criticism

Because of his relatively brash claims and stances, Bayless has been publicly criticized by some high-profile sources. Le Anne Schreiber, the ESPN Ombudsman, criticized him for being so "absolute" in his arguments and for yelling too much on TV [1]; ESPN columnist Bill Simmons has taken multiple shots at him in his columns. According to sources at ESPN, criticism of Mr. Bayless far exceeds that of any other anchorperson or ESPN personality[1]. Bayless was criticized multiple times during the 2005-06 college football season due to his perceived bias against the Texas Longhorns. Many television personalities who observed this believed it to be because of Bayless' Oklahoma roots, where the University of Oklahoma (who lost to Texas that year) resides. Skip Bayless also receives criticism for calling LeBron James "Prince James" and has also referred to Kevin Garnett as Kevin "GarNOT". He also calls Allen Iverson "Me, Myself, and Iverson", Terell Owens as Terrible Owens and Team Oblitrator. While guest hosting "The Jim Rome Show" before the BCS National Championship Game between Ohio State and Miami, Bayless was adament that Miami would crush Ohio State. After Ohio State won the game, Bayless called into the show when Rome was hosting and said that Miami only lost because of a controversial pass interference call in overtime. In future guest hosting gigs, Bayless repeated this theme, even going so far as to call Ohio State players and fans "The Luckeyes", parodying the Ohio State Buckeyes mascot, and receiving vitrol from Ohio State callers and emailers to the Rome show. He has many other cheesy nicknames, but we won't list them because it makes us just as angry too. ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Bill Simmons Bill Simmons (b. ...


Bibliography

  • God's Coach: The Hymns, Hype, and Hypocrisy of Tom Landry's Cowboys, Simon and Schuster, 1990. ISBN 0-671-70581-4.
  • The Boys: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys' Season on the Edge, Simon and Schuster, 1993. ISBN 0-671-79359-4.
  • Hell-Bent: The Crazy Truth About the "Win or Else" Dallas Cowboys, HarperCollins Publishers, 1996. ISBN 0-06-018648-8.

References

  1. ^ ESPN: Chat with Skip Bayless - SportsNation

See also

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