"Anytime Smith and Irvin match up it creates headline haymakers and that contributed to the feel of First Take on day one."
"Smith felt the chemistry wore thin as they approached year six together on the air."
"Michael Irvin said he was excited by the idea of having something akin to a postgame show, where he could talk about what has actually happened...
A new voice joins the show for the very first time as Brandon Kravitz swings by to talk about First Take, Undisputed and televised debate. Then,...
"The new cast follows Max Kellerman's exit from the show on Sept. 1."
"Smith called into Wednesday's show to say goodbye and wish his partner all the best on his new projects."
"Rather than having honest, credible discussions that then lead to debate, these shows are created the drama like a soap opera."
"The network also has an interest in Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green"
"Smith was adamant on Monday that he couldn't talk about the story until a decision was made, but he was clear in who had the final...
"Stephen A. Smith and Michael Irvin have a history of debating and entertaining an audience."