Even Current Athletes Hate Skip Bayless

Friday, May 23, 2008


I've known certain athletes that have had issue with Skip Bayless before (Troy Aikman), but you rarely here about active athletes taking issue with the guy. Well that's not the case anymore as Billy Wagner ripped the Skipper on the Michael Kay Show yesterday. Via The Sports Point....

"Everybody wanted to make this out to be so much more than it was. And it really got carried away. I mean it carried into being called a racist and being traded and fined and somebody naming Delgado. I mean that to me is just irresponsible journalism and if you can't, if you can't do your job with fact than why the hell are you doing it."

When asked specifically who he was referring to and who brought racism into the equation, Wagner responded, "SKIP BAYLESS".

Wagner continued, "When things like that get thrown out there, that doesn't hurt Billy Wagner, that hurts Billy Wagner and his four kids and his wife and his foundation and his charities he does and the people around him, and to me that almost gives me the right to say, 'You know what, I don't have to talk to the media anymore if you're going to mistreat me when I'm there every day.' I don't have to be there every day."
Wagner was referring to the following clip in which Skip alleged him to be racist somehow, and hopefully I'll have the audio soon. I really can't believe this doesn't happen with Skipper more often, but I can't seem to find where he calls him a racist.



Billy Wagner Rips Skip Bayless (The Sports Point)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:28 PM

16 Comments:

I don't see where Bayless calls him a racist.

Jay said...
May 23, 2008, 3:05:00 PM  

I can't think of a bigger pile of absolute shit than that television show.

May 23, 2008, 3:07:00 PM  

Yeah I have no idea either Jay. I think because he only named certain players.

May 23, 2008, 3:10:00 PM  

So do I side with someone as awful as Bayless or someone who wears a Bluetooth headset. This one might be too close to call...

Anonymous said...
May 23, 2008, 3:40:00 PM  

If you can't find where Bayless calls him a racist, how do you know that's the clip he was referring to? (didn't read the article)

Morgan Wick said...
May 23, 2008, 3:59:00 PM  

Ummm...I'm pretty sure they don't talk about Billy f'ing Wagner everday on that program. It's the only clip where they do.

May 23, 2008, 4:01:00 PM  

Seriously, why is Bayless still employed???

GMoney said...
May 23, 2008, 4:02:00 PM  

i can't believe this post is an hour old and nobody has brought up the point that wagner referred to himself in the 3rd person.

-dan

-dan said...
May 23, 2008, 4:05:00 PM  

Wagner's not a racist. He's just an asshole. But so is Bayless.

May 23, 2008, 4:46:00 PM  

"Seriously, why is Bayless still employed???"

Well, we're all talking about him and complaining about him, aren't we? It seems that ESPN has figured out a recipe for success by employing idiots like Bayless, Woody Paige, Jay Mariotti, Stephen A. Smith, etc.: their abject stupidity leads to people complaining about them on the internet and to their friends, people watch to see what stupid thing they'll say next, and waddya know? ESPN has viewers.

Of course, it's at the expense of their credibility, but ESPN has long proven that they'll gladly sell out their credibility in exchange for increasing viewership.

James said...
May 23, 2008, 5:36:00 PM  

Will somebody please push Skip GayASS in front of a bus or something? Total piece of Okie trash.

Anonymous said...
May 23, 2008, 6:06:00 PM  

Bingo! Thank you James. Somebody gets it.

adam said...
May 23, 2008, 10:57:00 PM  

thought red lasso was going out of business.
guess espn doesn't care if its clips are posted. they need the exposure.

Anonymous said...
May 24, 2008, 9:24:00 AM  

Skip, the show that replaced you at the Ticket is still going strong! That was 13 years ago. You treated everybody like crap at that station, and you were rude to p1's who went out to remotes.

Anonymous said...
May 24, 2008, 10:34:00 PM  

all white people are capable of being racist. im sure every white person on this post has used the n word at least once.

madnice said...
May 26, 2008, 4:04:00 AM  

all white people are capable of being racist. im sure every white person on this post has used the n word at least once.

madnice said...
May 26, 2008, 4:05:00 AM  

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