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First Take is always a heated discussion as Stephen A. Smith and guests debate about the day's top stories.

First Take is always a heated discussion as Stephen A. Smith and guests debate about the day's top stories.

 

#200

Hour 2: How 'Bout Them Cowboys?

In this episode, Paul Finebaum, Heather Dinich, and Harry Douglas debate who is under more pressure to win now: Alabama or Texas? Plus, which Heisman Trophy favorite QB has the most to prove this year: Carson Beck, Quinn Ewers, or Jalen Milroe? Kimberley A. Martin is here to tell us the biggest reason for the Cowboys' playoff failures. The crew debates if the AFC North is the best QB division in the NFL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

Yesterday

44 MINS

44:05

Yesterday


#199

Hour 1: Roll Tide!

In this episode, Paul Finebaum, Heather Dinich, and Harry Douglas react to Alabama's mindset heading into Kalen DeBoer's first season as head coach. We debate if CFP expansion makes this season less exciting. Bart Scott joins the crew to debate which team is a bigger threat to the Chiefs: the Ravens or the Bengals? Kimberley A. Martin is here to break down her issue with the placement of football players on ESPN's Top 100 athletes since 2000 list. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

Yesterday

46 MINS

46:57

Yesterday


#198

Hour 2: Chasing Greatness

In this episode, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Kimberley A. Martin, and Louis Riddick debate if the Chiefs can become the greatest dynasty ever if they complete the threepeat and win the Super Bowl this year. Harry Douglas joins the crew to share what his biggest issue is with Mad Dog's top ten quarterback list. It's Wednesday so Mad Dog tells us what he's mad about this week. The crew shares their most star struck moments with celebrities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

17 Jul 2024

45 MINS

45:00

17 Jul 2024


#197

Hour 1: Rodgers Reunion?

In this episode, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Kimberley A. Martin, and Harry Douglas debate if trading Brandon Aiyuk would be a huge deal for the 49ers and if the Jets should jump at the chance to reunite Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams in New York. Paul Finebaum joins the show to defend his comments on Lincoln Riley's "disastrous" year at USC last season. Jessica Mendoza is here to recap the best moments from the MLB All-Star Game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

17 Jul 2024

44 MINS

44:20

17 Jul 2024


#196

Hour 2: QB Rankings

Chris "Mad Dog" Russo is joined by Dan Orlovsky and Booger McFarland react to ESPN's Top 10 QBs list. They also debate who got snubbed. Next, they discuss if Baker Mayfield has been disrespected by critics. Brian Windhorst joins the show to discuss Clippers’ President Lawrence Frank's comments on Kawhi Leonard being replaced on Team USA. We welcome back Dan Orlovsky to the show to debate if the 49ers need Brandon Aiyuk to stay atop of the NFC. Lastly, the crew discusses the Best Athletes of the 21st Century list. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

16 Jul 2024

44 MINS

44:03

16 Jul 2024


#195

Hour 1: Team to Beat!

Chris "Mad Dog" Russo is joined by Paul Finebaum and Heather Dinich to debate if Texas will run the SEC this season. Also, they discuss if Kirby Smart will become the new Nick Saban in the new CFP format. Brian Windhorst joins the show to discuss Team USA Men's Basketball’s recent performance against Australia. We head back into football with Dan Orlovsky joining the show to debate if Caleb Williams can have the same impact as C.J. Stroud in his rookie season. Lastly, Tim Kurkjian joins to discuss the new Home Run Derby format and the MLB All-Star game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

16 Jul 2024

47 MINS

47:06

16 Jul 2024


#194

Hour 2: Bold & Boulder

Shae Peppler Cornette is joined by Heather Dinich, Paul Finebaum and Robert Griffin III to discuss how much head coach Lincoln Riley and USC have to prove with their first season in the Big Ten Conference. Mike Tannenbaum also joins the show to debate whether or not winning a Super Bowl would silence two-time NFL MVP Lamar Jackson's critics. The crew discusses Deion Sanders' and Colorado's chances to reach the College Football Playoffs. Lastly, RGIII and Mike T share their funniest NFL training camp stories and the biggest storylines heading into next season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

15 Jul 2024

46 MINS

46:00

15 Jul 2024


#193

Hour 1: What's Love Got To Do With It?

In this episode, Shae Peppler Cornette, Bart Scott, Mike Tannenbaum, and Robert Griffin III debate if they'd rather have Aaron Rodgers or Joe Burrow this season. Plus, Paul Finebaum and Heather Dinich join the show from SEC media day to debate if Alabama would be successful this season without a title. The crew argues if Jordan Love is already a top-5 quarterback in the NFL and which AFC East team should be considered the favorite going into this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

15 Jul 2024

45 MINS

45:31

15 Jul 2024


#192

Hour 2: Next Man Up

Courtney Cronin, Harry Douglas, Seth Greenberg and Sam Acho weigh in on the University of Alabama football team heading into their first year without legendary head coach Nick Saban. The crew also discusses whether or not the new-look 76ers are the biggest threat to the Celtics in the NBA's Eastern Conference. They also debate whether or not Joe Burrow should be the favorite to win NFL MVP next season. Lastly they react to Tyreek Hill's top 5 quarterbacks and try their hand at spinning a basketball with their finger. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

12 Jul 2024

43 MINS

43:20

12 Jul 2024


#191

Hour 1: Tatum's Take

Courtney Cronin, Harry Douglas and Seth Greenberg react to Jayson Tatum's comments regarding Derrick White making the final Team USA Basketball roster spot over Jaylen Brown. Damien Wood y also joins the show to discuss the NFL quarterback who has the most to prove this season. The crew also dives in on the Lakers and their biggest obstacle heading into next season. Lastly the crew shares the first athletes to sign an autograph for them and the NFC quarterback they'd trust the most in a Super Bowl. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

12 Jul 2024

46 MINS

46:51

12 Jul 2024


#190

Hour 2: Giant Questions

In this episode, Harry Douglas, Heather Dinich, and Courtney Cronin react to Shedeur Sanders saying that Colorado is "everybody's Super Bowl" heading into their first season in the Big 12. Mina Kimes and Mike Tannenbaum join the show to give their takes on if the Giants made a mistake during their negotiations with Saquon Barkley. A'ja Wilson joins us to talk all things WNBA and Olympics. The crew debates who should win Best Male Athlete at tonight's ESPY Awards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

11 Jul 2024

42 MINS

42:22

11 Jul 2024


#189

Hour 1: USA! USA!

In this episode, Harry Douglas, Courtney Cronin, and Seth Greenberg debate if Derrick White is a better choice to replace Kawhi Leonard on the USA Men's Basketball Olympic roster than Jaylen Brown. And, we decide where the addition of Klay Thompson puts the Mavs in the West. Bart Scott joins the show to weigh in on how competitive Deion Sanders' Colorado will be in the Big 12. Plus, the crew tells us what their concern level is for Dak Prescott after he was seen wearing a walking boot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

11 Jul 2024

46 MINS

46:32

11 Jul 2024


#188

Hour 2: Three's Company

Christine Williamson fills in as host and is joined by Courtney Cronin, Chris Carlin and Monica McNutt to debate whether or not the new-look 76ers have the best big 3 in the NBA. Sam Acho also joins the show as the crew discusses how many elite quarterbacks there are in the NFL. Courtney reacts to tennis star Andy Murray retiring after losing in his final Wimbledon. They also share their realistic expectations for Bronny James during the NBA's Summer League. The crew also weighs in on the new-look Eagles' being the best team in the NFC. Lastly, they have some fun sharing which food competition they'd love to participate in, and who would be on their celebrity beach football teams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

05 Jul 2024

45 MINS

45:30

05 Jul 2024


#187

Hour 1: Fake Show

In this episode, Chris Carlin, Monica McNutt, and Courtney Cronin debate if we're overblowing how bad the Lakers are heading into this season. Sam Acho joins the show to tell us if we should be worried about Dak Prescott's ankle after photos were taken of him wearing a walking boot. Plus, which quarterback has the highest expectations coming into this season? Jessica Mendoza is here to tell us just how bad things are with the Yankees and who she believes will win the World Series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

05 Jul 2024

44 MINS

44:27

05 Jul 2024


#186

Hour 2: Green Monsters

Brian Custer, Chris Carlin, Courtney Cronin, and Brian Windhorst debate whether or not the 76ers are the biggest threat to the Celtics. Herm Edwards joins the show to discuss the Giants prioritizing Daniel Jones over Saquon Barkley. Sam Acho also joins the show to debate if the Dallas Cowboys should still be considered “America's Team.” Lastly, Custer and the crew has fun sharing their favorite 4th of July foods. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

04 Jul 2024

44 MINS

44:27

04 Jul 2024


#185

Hour 1: Hollywood Ending?

Brian Custer fills in as host and is joined by Chris Carlin, Courtney Cronin, and Brian Windhorst as they discuss if next season will be LeBron's last in the NBA. Sam Acho and Herm Edwards also join the show and have a heated debate about Carlin’s NFL MVP Darkhorses list. Also, they discuss who the Dallas Cowboys should prioritize in giving a contract extension. Lastly, Coach Herm gives his best memories of US athletes in the Olympics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

04 Jul 2024

47 MINS

47:13

04 Jul 2024


#184

Hour 2: California Dreaming

Brian Custer fills in as host and is joined by Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Chris Carlin and Kendrick Perkins as they weigh in on the Lakers' offseason and whether or not it's been successful. Herm Edwards also joins the show and the crew debates whether or not a three-peat would make Patrick Mahomes the greatest NFL quarterback of all time. Mad Dog tells us what's got him mad this week, and the crew discusses the bigger threat to the Celtics; the Knicks or the 76ers. Lastly, Mad Dog and Carlin tell us which sports franchise they'd like to own if given the chance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

03 Jul 2024

44 MINS

44:53

03 Jul 2024


#183

Hour 1: Big Bag for Bron Bron

Kendrick Perkins, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Chris Carlin and Herm Edwards discuss if Dak should hold out for a new deal, realistic expectations for Bronny James and the Top 5 things Mad Dog hates about summer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

03 Jul 2024

43 MINS

43:30

03 Jul 2024


#182

Hour 2: Room for Improvement?

Brian Windhorst, Chiney Ogwumike, and Chris Carlin react to breaking news that Donovan Mitchell agrees to an extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The crew debates which team improved their title hopes more; the Dallas Mavericks or the Philadelphia 76ers? They also discuss if the three best teams in the NBA are in the Eastern Conference. Also, the crew debates who's under the most pressure to win their first NBA title: Joel Embiid, Luka Doncic, or Damian Lillard? Lastly, we discuss if a "Fun" Tom Brady would have won as much during his career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

02 Jul 2024

45 MINS

45:16

02 Jul 2024


#181

Hour 1: Making A Splash In Dallas

In this episode, Brian Windhorst, Chiney Ogwumike, and Chris Carlin react to breaking news from Cleveland as Donovan Mitchell agrees to an extension with the Cavs. The crew debates how close the addition of Klay Thompson brings the Dallas Mavericks to a title and what the move says about the Lakers. We discuss the sale of the Celtics fresh off their championship and where Jayson Tatum ranks in the NBA. Sam Acho and Herm Edwards join the show to debate if the Cowboys should make Dak the highest-paid QB in the NFL or if Dak should test free agency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

02 Jul 2024

46 MINS

46:31

02 Jul 2024