Thursday, March 29, 2007

An Ode to Skip Bayless

I am sitting here in front of the TV and I just felt compelled to write this post. I think Skip Bayless is truly the greatest talking head in the sports business. You have to respect his opinion, because a lot of the times he's right when you look back. Not to mention that gain his admiration and respect you have be an elite player. If you get respect from Skip Bayless, you've made it places. Kobe, Roger federer MJ, Tiger Woods, Pete Sampras, LaDainian Tomlinson, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson. Those are the elite that he recognizes. LeBron. Nope. AROD (both of them). Nope.

Mickelson? Nope.
Serena? Nope.
Peyton? Maybe after the title.

Dirk is also on the Skip Bayless no respect list.

My point is he's not like the typical guy on sports who feels the need to play it safe. He always takes an opinion that no one thinks is logical and makes it logical. He's a really smart guy and he doesn't feel the need to take the popular point of view. Skip is an NBA guy and he's primarily the reason I've switched over to watching a boatload of professional basketball. Skip will always choose an NBA game over a college basketball game because it makes sense to watch the game with the elite of the elite players. They are pros for a reason. Every player in the NBA was one of the best on their team in college.

Bayless is hilarious too. He's so ornery, it's just awesome to hate him. He's such a douchebag to the point where it reaches comedy. He's like the Eric Cartman of the sports world. A jackass to the extreme — so extreme we are compelled to enjoy it.

Go watch Skip on 1st and 10 and Cold Pizza (highly underrated show) because you're missing out if you aren't.

What a jackass. What a genius.

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