The highly anticipated debut of Shannon Sharpe on ESPN’s First Take went down this morning, and the arrival of the Hall of Famer crossing over from enemy lines on FS1s Undisputed came with a freudian slip.
He called his new partner, Stephen A. Smith, “Skip” as in Skip Bayless. His former partner on Undisputed. And he did it a couple of times.
“And you know what, Skip?”
“Because if you think about it the Lions were picked to win that division, Skip”
Sharpe apologized saying “Its been seven years.”
And Smith was understanding saying “It’s okay. It’s okay”
The flubs did not go unnoticed on the internet with Sharpe trending number 2 on Twitter only behind the Labor Day holiday…
Lmao Unc Shannon sharpe called Stephen A Smith “Skip” 🤣🤣🤣💀💀💀 pic.twitter.com/cZcWBzEhM2
— Shannonnn sharpes Burner (PARODY Account) (@shannonsharpeee) September 4, 2023
Shannon Sharpe: "You know what, Skip [Bayless]?"
Stephen A. Smith: "It's okay. It's okay."
Shannon: "It's been 7 years." 😭pic.twitter.com/3JiOOSXvPT
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) September 4, 2023
Shannon Sharpe just called Stephen A. Skip.. pic.twitter.com/jkcTsx33hC
— MąŕƙŶ øŋ Mąŕ§ ♈️ (@xThAnK_mE_Nowx) September 4, 2023
how skip is going to be in shannon’s dms after seeing this pic.twitter.com/Bwfqld5ybI
— domer☽† (@FlockVerse) September 4, 2023
Shannon: “You know what Skip…”
Stephen A: “It’s ok”
Shannon: “It’s been 7 years”
Shannon Sharpe forgot where he was at for a second 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/ABzFxSslrF
— Randy Cruz (@randyjcruz) September 4, 2023
Shannon Sharpe called Stephen A Smith Skip not once but twice 💀 pic.twitter.com/06n4Njmfae
— Ahmed/The Ears/IG: BigBizTheGod 🇸🇴 (@big_business_) September 4, 2023
Shannon accidentally calls Stephen A. Smith “Skip” 💀 pic.twitter.com/gJc9uGhPtt
— SAY CHEESE! 👄🧀 (@SaycheeseDGTL) September 4, 2023
Somebody check on Unc Shannon Sharpe. He got PTSD. He keeps calling Stephen A. Smith “Skip” 😂 pic.twitter.com/KPXT4fvF7Y
— V̷a̷t̷o̷r̷ (@VatorSports) September 4, 2023
Over on Undisputed, Bayless was sparring with his new partners who joined him last week, Michael Irvin and Keyshawn Johnson. You can read about his reception last week HERE
What did you think about the slip? Let me know in the comments below.
And read about Skip’s other new partner HERE
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