Skip Bayless Knows Sexy

Friday, December 07, 2007

I wonder how many people at ESPN HQ spit their coffee out as this little exchange played out....



Wow. I'm surprised Jay Crawford even tried to speak. It wasn't that long ago that he was named in a little lawsuit. Again, I'm not sure if Sage Steele cares or not about the comments, but I personally wouldn't want to be a woman working at the "Leader".

I know this rates low on the supposed pantheon of harassment, but should there even be a pantheon at all?

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:00 PM

21 Comments:

Clicked on the link to the accompanying story - "Page Not Found."

Anonymous said...
Dec 7, 2007, 2:46:00 PM  

Sorry...fixed.

Dec 7, 2007, 3:04:00 PM  

Skip Bayless may have made a mistake, but you are the biggest mistake your mom ever made. hehe

Anonymous said...
Dec 7, 2007, 3:05:00 PM  

ZZZzzzzzzz
you think that's a story? ZZzzzz

Anonymous said...
Dec 7, 2007, 3:09:00 PM  

Harold Reynolds was fired for less. Well, we think it's less, but ESPN is trying to make sure we don't find out. Mike Tirico, Harold Reynolds, Sean Salisbury, Jay Crawford, Woody Paige (allegedly). These people better tread lightly. That's why it's news.

Anonymous said...
Dec 7, 2007, 3:13:00 PM  

Just hearing Skippy say SEXY is harassment enough. My lawyer will be contacting AA...;)

wink wink said...
Dec 7, 2007, 3:16:00 PM  

Oh yeah, what a harsh working environment. On a single episode of tv show, a visual medium, her co-anchors said she looked sexy with straight hair and beautiful with curly hair. A great working environment is like hanging out with a bunch of your friends, you're not made uncomfortable by excessive unwanted sexual pressure, and you're not made uncomfortable by completely sterile interaction.

Watch your knee, it has a tendency to jerk a lot.

The Golden Mean said...
Dec 7, 2007, 3:16:00 PM  

That's it? What did he say that was so bad, that he liked her with straight hair and that it was sexy? Give me a break.

Gamble said...
Dec 7, 2007, 3:23:00 PM  

Sexism 101: You can't objectify women if they don't want to be objectified.

You know how stupid and unprofessional it would sound if Sage told Jay, "Damn, you lookin' good today" during the broadcast?

Anonymous said...
Dec 7, 2007, 3:24:00 PM  

I'd hit it 'n forget it.

Anonymous said...
Dec 7, 2007, 3:25:00 PM  

Bayless is such an assclown. I'll bet he "likes it straight."

Chip Ramsey said...
Dec 7, 2007, 3:41:00 PM  

The funniest part of that whole clip is Skip Bayless trying to act heterosexual and attempt to tell sweet nothings to a woman who usually reserves for Troy Aikman look-a-likes at the local dive bar.

Dec 7, 2007, 3:53:00 PM  

Skip bayless is nothing more than an idot. Have you heard anything that makes sense coming out of this nit-wits mouth? I havne't.

Anonymous said...
Dec 7, 2007, 4:36:00 PM  

I'm surprised that Skip didn't mention that Jay's hair piece looked particularly stylish too.

C'mon, you did know Jay wears one, didn't you?

Anonymous said...
Dec 7, 2007, 5:17:00 PM  

who watches that show, anyway?

I thought Power Forward Dana Jacobsen was still the host.

odessasteps said...
Dec 8, 2007, 12:09:00 AM  

Quoted from the linked article:

"Ragone said the situation was exacerbated by a few other female employees who didn't seem to mind the atmosphere, including a stylist who gave the men lap dances."

Sounds fun.

Stephanie said...
Dec 8, 2007, 1:34:00 AM  

Who's Bayless' rabbi at ESPN? This is the creep who "outed" Troy Aikman because Troy must've spurned his advances. Can't anyone figure this out?
Skippy's the little girl with the curl.....

Anonymous said...
Dec 8, 2007, 1:48:00 AM  

Sexual harassment requires that the subject be offended by the comment. There is no indication that Sage was offended, yet you presume she was. With that presumption, it's inappropriate to make any comment about a co-worker's appearance. A workplace that prohibits telling your friend she looks nice today does not sound like a comfortable environment.

BTW, this is a tv show thats whole schtick is a fun collegial environment. Comments similar to these can be found on any morning show, Regis gets teased about his appearance.

A Little Perspective said...
Dec 8, 2007, 9:44:00 AM  

It's not nearly as overt as some of the things we've seen or heard in the past(ever listen to G. Gordon Liddy's old radio show or seen the clip of Glenn Beck basically telling a woman, on-air, that he want to bang her?), At the same time, we don't know that Ms. Steele wasn't offended, do we? The situation could have(and should have) been addressed off-air, IMO.
Then again, the fact that Skip Bayless is still employed, anywhere, greatly offends me, so take my comment for what it's worth.

Bruce said...
Dec 8, 2007, 11:23:00 AM  

My favorite on air sexual harassment clip of all-time is when Raquel Welch was sitting with her cat on her lap on the Tonight Show and Johnny Carson asked if he could pet her pussy.

Steve said...
Dec 8, 2007, 11:58:00 AM  

Re: Johnny Carson comment. It's an urban legend -- it was supposedly Zsa Zsa Gabor who asked Carson if he wanted to pet her pussy (while she held a cat), and he replied that we would if she'd move the cat. But it never happened. Gabor and Carson denied it, and no video or audio of the exchange has ever been found.

And Skip Bayless is a moron.

Anonymous said...
Dec 8, 2007, 4:34:00 PM  

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