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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.

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Bristol, CT

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

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English

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Episodes

Hour 2: Under Scrutiny

11/25/2022
In this episode, Stephen A., Bart Scott, and Sam Acho debate who on the Dallas Cowboys is the most important player... not named Dak Prescott. It's Rivalry Week in college football so we get into some of the greatest rivalries in CFB history. Stephen A. addresses recent controversy surrounding a photograph of Jerry Jones from 1957. It's Friday so that means it's time for Molly's Deal as the crew gives us their best bets for the weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:36:46

Hour 1: Winner Winner Turkey Dinner

11/25/2022
In this episode, Stephen A. comes face to face with an excited Michael Irvin to discuss the Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day win over the New York Giants. Stephen A. and Irvin debate which Turkey Day winner made the bigger statement: The Bills or Vikings? Plus, Bart Scott joins the show to react to Aaron Rodgers' recent confession that he's been playing with a broken thumb. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:21

Hour 1: Turkey Time

11/24/2022
Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo and Damien Woody discuss the Thanksgiving slate of the NFL, if the Vikings will bounce back from Sunday's beatdown, if the Bills will be on upset alert and Stephen A gives us his Top 5 all-time Thanksgiving games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:48

Hour 2: Changing Narrative?

11/23/2022
In this episode, Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, and Keyshawn Johnson tell us which Super Bowl matchup they would most like to see this year. Plus, we react to breaking news from Adam Schefter about New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson. It's Wednesday so you know what that means! Mad Dog is going to tell us what he's mad about this week. Stephen A. sounds off on the NFL MVP award being known as a QB award. Joe Fortenbaugh is here and gives us his best bets for tomorrow's Thanksgiving...

Duration:00:40:12

Hour 1: Simmons Spoiled Return

11/23/2022
In this episode, Stephen A., Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, and Monica McNutt talk about Ben Simmons' return to Philly last night and debate whether or not the game lived up to the hype. Plus, Patrick Beverly was ejected from last night's game after shoving Deandre Ayton and our guys have something to say about that. Keyshawn Johnson joins the show to weigh in on the Cowboys' crusade to land free agent OBJ. Paul Finebaum is here to take us through the newest CFP Rankings. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:44:04

Owning Mistakes & Giving Grace

11/23/2022
Charly and Elle tell you why your Thanksgiving turkey is so dry, how to bring a significant others to family gatherings, and why living life without a filter can be problematic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:40

Hour 2 : I Plead The Fifth

11/22/2022
In this episode you will hear Stephen A Smith give his infamous Stephen's A-List! What would you grade him? Paul Finebaum stops by to talk some college football rankings and answer some questions we may all be asking. Mina Kimes ways in on the 49ers and if they are true contenders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:34

Hour 1 : NY Disaster

11/22/2022
Stephen A Smith and Keyshawn Johnson discuss if the New York Jets should make some changes if they have any hope to turn around their season. In addition, they try to figure out who would be to blame if the 49ers fail to reach the super bowl. Tim Legler gives his opinion on Ben Simmons and his first game back in Philly tonight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:44

Hour 2: Net Gains?

11/21/2022
In this episode, Stephen A., Ryan Clark, and Michael Irvin unpack the Dallas Cowboys' blowout win over the Minnesota Vikings and debate if the game said more about Dak Prescott or Kirk Cousins. Brian Windhorst joins the show to talk all things NBA including Klay Thompson coming alive against the Rockets, Anthony Davis dropping 30 in the Lakers' 3rd straight win, Ben Simmons' expectations for his return to Philly, and of course Kyrie's latest comments. Michael Irvin Mondays are back and he...

Duration:00:43:14

Hour 1: Better Off Mahomes?

11/21/2022
In this episode, Stephen A., Dan Orlovsky, and a very excited Michael Irvin talk about the statement the Cowboys made in their blowout win over the Vikings yesterday. The crew debates which player is having a more impressive season: Patrick Mahomes or Tyreek Hill? After a poor performance from Zach Wilson in a loss to the Patriots, the crew discusses next steps for the Jets, including whether or not Wilson should be benched. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:34

Hour 1: Go Home Rodgers

11/18/2022
Stephen A., Ryan Clark, Marcus Spears and Kendrick Perkins discuss the Nets playoff chances, if Dak Prescott has anything to prove this weekend and who is going to win the AFC East? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:56

Hour 2: Curtain Call

11/18/2022
Stephen A., Bart Scott, Marcus Spears, Heather Dinich and undefeated lightweight boxer Ryan Garcia discuss his upcoming fight with undefeated belt holder Gervonta Davis, if the Chiefs are better without Tyreek Hill and who will win the Heisman? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:18

Hour 2: It's not disrespect....

11/17/2022
Stephen A., Jay Williams, Dan Orlovsky and Joe Fortenbaugh discuss the best NFL bets of the weekend, the Packers playoff chances and if the Chargers must beat the Chiefs this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:42

Hour 1: Attack on Titan

11/17/2022
Stephen A., Dan Orlovsky and Jay Williams discuss the warriors road woes, the weakest link for the Cowboys and if Josh Allen's turnover-prone nature cost the Bills a Super Bowl? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:02

Hour 2: Ja Dropping

11/16/2022
In this episode, Stephen A. is joined by 2-time Super Bowl champion Jimmy Johnson as they debate whether or not Dak Prescott can lead the Cowboys to a Super Bowl. Chris "Mad Dog" Russo and Marcus Spears are here to debate which season turnaround is the more compelling story: Tom Brady in Tampa or Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay? Stephen A. responds to Charles Barkley's criticism of Ja Morant. What is Mad Dog mad about this week? He'll certainly tell you! Plus, OBJ has a few possible landing...

Duration:00:44:17

Hour 1: Pressure on Prescott?

11/16/2022
In this episode, Stephen A. and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo react to comments from Bruce Arians about Tom Brady and the Bucs' season so far. Domonique Foxworth joins the debate over whether or not Dak Prescott is under more pressure to win a Super Bowl than any other QB. Plus, the Packers' momentum has shifted since beating Dallas, but does this mean the team has turned a corner? Paul Finebaum is here to take us through the newest CFP rankings and predict what the playoff picture will look like....

Duration:00:45:20

Three Old Ladies Give Takes

11/16/2022
Charly, KMart, and Elle explain the importance of traveling in comfort. Then, they get into the fighting Saturdays with Jeff Saturday winning his first game as interim HC of the Colts. After that, we get into when is it appropriate to let all your emotions show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:01

Hour 2: Josh Pit

11/15/2022
In this episode, Stephen A., Mina Kimes, and Keyshawn Johnson debate whether or not the Eagles' loss to the Commanders last night is a good thing for the 8-1 team. Herm Edwards joins the show since it's time for Stephen's A-List of the Top-5 NFL teams, and with all the shake-ups this weekend it's a good thing the list is fluid. Stephen A. reacts to a questionable tech called on Jayson Tatum last night. Las Vegas fell to 2-7, prompting the crew to debate what the Raiders' biggest problem is...

Duration:00:45:50

Hour 1: Philadelphia Freedom

11/15/2022
In this episode, Stephen A. and Keyshawn Johnson debate whether or not the Eagles' first loss of the season last night was ultimately a good thing for the formerly undefeated team. The Cowboys lost to the Packers and Stephen A. just won't let it go. Does he believe that Dak Prescott is the weak link in Dallas, or is it the defense that's to blame? Jerry Jones has something to say about Stephen A.'s opinion on that. Herm Edwards joins the show to debate whether or not Tua is a Top-5...

Duration:00:42:09

Hour 2: Dammit Dak

11/14/2022
Stephen A. and Ryan Clark dissect Josh Allen's recent letdowns, the Raiders continue to disappoint and Israel Adesanya loses his UFC Title. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:12