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By ESPN, Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman, Molly Qerim

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 Sep 28, 2019

 Nov 14, 2018


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

Episode Date
Hour 2: Life After LeBron
First Take is joined by Jay Will & Warren Moon to debate who will carry the torch after Lebron James, Texans expectations next season and the better Chicago bulls 3-peat team.
Apr 03, 2020
Hour 1: Lakers, Tua & the AFC East
First Take is joined by Greeny, Dan Orlovsy and Mel Kiper Jr. to discuss the Lakers, Tua, the best team in the AFC east and more.
Apr 03, 2020
Risk Versus Reward
Stephen A. & Max debate if the Redskins should draft Tua Tagovailoa, talk to Devils' star P.K. Subban and Steelers' safety Minkah Fitzpatrick joins the show.
Apr 02, 2020
Worth A Chance?
Stephen A. & Max react to the Cowboys' signing of Aldon Smith, debate if the Ravens should sign Antonio Brown and what does Ben Roethlisberger need to prove he's an all-time great?
Apr 02, 2020
Staying On Top
Stephen A, Max, Mark Cuban, Adam Devine, Booger McFarland and Jay Williams debate what's next for the NBA, if Aaron Rogers needs to win another Lombardi Trophy and much more!
Apr 01, 2020
Making The Most
Stephen A, Max, Mike Greenberg and Louis Riddick debate who will benefit from expanded NFL playoffs, if Tua or Burrow has a higher ceiling and much more!
Apr 01, 2020
Planning A Return
First Take discusses what's the best plan for the NBA returning, Jimmy G as a franchise QB and Mike Epps also joins the show giving his takes on the NFL.
Mar 31, 2020
Getting Better
Stephen A, Max and Dan Orlovsky debate if the Pats could be better without Brady, what we should expect from Brees this season and George Kittle joins the show
Mar 31, 2020
Hour 2: Jay Bilas
Stephen A. & Max debate who the best duo is in the NBA, talk to Jay Bilas about giving NCAA athletes an extra year of eligibility, and more.
Mar 30, 2020
Hour 1: Rece Davis On CFB
Stephen A. & Max debate which team needs Cam Newton the most, will Jared Stidham be the answer for the Patriots, and talk to Rece Davis about college football.
Mar 30, 2020
Making Strides
Stephen A & Max are joined by Jay Williams and Booger McFarland to discuss the Lakers, Drew Brees, the closest athlete to MJ status right now and more.
Mar 27, 2020
Ripple Effect
First Take is joined by Richard Jefferson and Damien Woody as they discuss the future of Antonio Brown, the impact of COVID-19 in sports, Teddy Bridgewater and more.
Mar 27, 2020
Finishing What Was Started
Stephen A, Max, Domonique Foxworth, Isaiah Thomas and Mark Ingram debate the importance of finishing the NBA season, if Lamar Jackson can stay hot and much more!
Mar 26, 2020
Going Deep
Stephen A, Max, Marcus Spears and Magic Johnson debate if Dak should hold out, if Brady can throw deep and who is the NBA MVP.
Mar 26, 2020
Bringing Out The Best
Stephen A. and Max react to Karl-Anthony Towns' message about his mother, if LeBron is the best player in the world and Chris Godwin joins the show.
Mar 25, 2020
Where To Go?
First Take discusses if the Panthers will regret releasing Cam Newton, if the Bengals should consider getting Tua and what does Tom Brady have to prove in Tampa.
Mar 25, 2020
Next Steps
Stephen A. & Max talk to Mel Kiper Jr. about his latest mock draft, Carli Lloyd and Lolo Jones join to talk Olympics and new Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders calls in.
Mar 24, 2020
More Dominoes
Stephen A. & Max talk to Jeremy Schaap on the impact of a delayed Olympics, react to Terry Bradshaw's comments on Tom Brady and talk to Olympic committee member Dick Pound.
Mar 24, 2020
Hour 2: Danny Green & Tyreek Hill
Stephen A. & Max debate if the Olympics should be postponed, plus, Lakers guard Danny Green and Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill join the show.
Mar 23, 2020
Hour 1: Brady Or Belichick?
Stephen A. & Max debate if Tom Brady or Bill Belichick is more to blame for their separation, question which team has improved much after NFL free agency, and more.
Mar 23, 2020
Hour 2: Fate Of The NBA
Stephen A, Molly, Max, Mike Wilbon, Marcus Spears and Ryan Clark debate the fate of the NBA after COVID-19, how the NFC will be affected by Brady's arrival and more.
Mar 20, 2020
Hour 1: TB to TB
Stephen A Smith and Max Kellerman are joined by Ryan Clark, Marcus Spears and Damien Woody to discuss Tom Brady's signing with the Bucs, Todd Gurley to the Falcons and more
Mar 20, 2020
The Real One
Stephen A, Max, Ryan Clark, Marcus Spears and Tyrann Mathieu debate if Brady or Belichick will have more success, what Todd Gurley means for Derek Henry and much more!
Mar 19, 2020
Returning To The Top
Stephen A, Max, Louis Riddick and Jay Williams debate if Brady will be in the MVP race this year, if Foles or Wentz is more likely to win this year and much more!
Mar 19, 2020
Hour 2: NFL Free Agency Frenzy
Stephen A. and Max are joined by several analysts to debate the best chance for the Panthers to win the Super Bowl, if Brady or Belichick has more to prove and much more.
Mar 18, 2020
Hour 1: Replacing Brady
First Take reacts to Tom Brady going to the Bucs, who should replace Brady in New England and Kevin Durant testing positive for coronavirus.
Mar 18, 2020
Hour 2: Michael Irvin, Tedy Bruschi & Randy Moss
Stephen A and Max are joined by Michael Irvin, Tedy Bruschi and Randy Moss to discuss more on Tom Brady and the latest news on Dak Prescott.
Mar 17, 2020
Hour 1: Brady Gone...
First Take reacts to the breaking news that Tom Brady is officially leaving the Patriots.
Mar 17, 2020
Hour 2: Should the Titans have pursued Tom Brady?
Stephen A., Max, Adam Schefter and Marcus Spears debate if the Titans should've offered Tom Brady. Plus, what's next for Amari Cooper and who got franchise tagged?
Mar 16, 2020
Hour 1: Should NBA skip to Playoffs?
Stephen A., Max, Greeny, Marcus Spears and Jay Harris debate how Tom Brady looks heading into free agency, if the NBA should jump straight to the playoffs and if Dak Prescott should hold out.
Mar 16, 2020
Hour 2: MLB Pushes Back
Stephen A, Max, Tim Kurkjian, Jenifer Ashton and Sean Farnham react to MLB pushing back opening day, how leagues should approach returning to sports and much more.
Mar 13, 2020
Hour 1: Sports Is Canceled
Stephen A, Max, Greeny Jay Bilas, Dan Graziano, Brian Windhorst and Jay Williams react to the NCAA Tournament cancelation, NBA Suspending the season and more.
Mar 13, 2020
Hour 2: Donovan Mitchell Tests Positive
Many on the show discuss the breaking news of Donovan Mitchell testing positive for the coronavirus and what the future holds for the NFL and NCAA.
Mar 12, 2020
Hour 1: Latest On NBA & Coronavirus
First Take reacts to the latest news on the coronavirus after Rudy Gobert tested positive and the NBA has suspended the season.
Mar 12, 2020
Taking Over
Stephen A. Max, Keyshawn Johnson and Matt Barnes debate if Marbury was right in his comments about LeBron, if Dak can win a championship and much more!
Mar 11, 2020
One Step Back
Stephen A., Max, Greeny and Brian Windhorst debate what the Nets win over the Lakers means, big rumors from the NBA and much more.
Mar 11, 2020
Making A Pick
Stephen A., Max, Jay Williams, Emmanuel Acho and Keyshawn Johnson debate if Barry Bonds is being treated fairly, if Washington should draft Tua, and much more.
Mar 10, 2020
The Next Chapter
Stephen A. Max, Greeny, Jay Williams and Adam Schefter debate how the Cowboys are handling Dak's contract, where Tom Brady will play next season and much more!
Mar 10, 2020
Hour 2: Bad Times In Brooklyn
Stephen A., Max, Jay Will and Keyshawn Johnsons debate what's going on with the Nets, if the Bucks should rest Giannis and where Brady will play next season.
Mar 09, 2020
Hour 1: Failure To Launch
Stephen A. Max, Greeny, Bart Scott, Doris Burke and Jay Will debate what we learned from LeBron over the weekend, if the Rockets are falling apart and what Dak is worth.
Mar 09, 2020
Hour 2: Tougher Time For LeBron?
Max, Domonique Foxworth, Damien Woody and Bomani Jones debate if LeBron will have a tougher time with Kawhi or Giannis this weekend, who's as dominant as Shaq and much more!
Mar 06, 2020
Hour 1: Brady or Brees
Max, Domonique Foxworth, Mike Greenberg, Damien Woody, Tim Kurkjian and Richard Jefferson debate if Curry can carry the Warriors back to their dynasty, Brady or Brees and more.
Mar 06, 2020
Hour 2: Megan Thee Stallion
Stephen A. & Max debate how close Giannis is to being better than LeBron, rapper Megan Thee Stallion drops by, and more.
Mar 05, 2020
Hour 1: Should Steph Play?
Stephen A. & Max react to the Mavericks win over Zion & the Pelicans, debate if Steph Curry should play this year, and will Bill Belichick win a SB with another QB?
Mar 05, 2020
Getting It All
Max and Stephen A. are joined by Eduardo Perez as they discuss an all access feature in baseball, if a healthy KD and Kyrie make the Nets favorites and Zion facing Luka tonight.
Mar 04, 2020
Best Spots
Stephen A and Max debate if Tom Brady is the best chance for the 49ers to win, reaction to Knicks' statement in response to Spike Lee and Zion playing back to backs.
Mar 04, 2020
Finding Problems
Stephen A. & Max talk to Alex Rodriguez at Spring Training, Spike Lee sounds off on James Dolan and the Knicks and more.
Mar 03, 2020
Coming In
Stephen A. & Max debate if the Heat should be feared in the East, should the Rockets be worried about their loss to the Knicks, and Todd McShay talks his latest mock draft.
Mar 03, 2020
Hour 2: Shot At MVP
Max and Stephen debate if King James still has a shot at MVP, what chances they give Wilder in a 3rd fight and Giannis clapping back at Harden.
Mar 02, 2020
Hour 1: More About Zion or LeBron?
Stephen A. and Max recap if last night was more about Zion or LeBron, Kevin Durant not ruling out 2020 Olympics and what's going on with Tom Brady after this past weekend.
Mar 02, 2020
Hour 2: Moving On From Embiid
Stephen A, Max, Emmanuel Acho and Todd McShay debate if the Sixers should move on from Embiid, who impressed at the Combine and if Giannis Harden comments are out of line.
Feb 28, 2020
Hour 1: KD's Comments On Weed
Stephen A, Max, Mike Greenberg, Matt Barnes and Emmanuel Acho debate what Jerry is doing with Dak, if LeBron is really injured and KD's comments on weed.
Feb 28, 2020
Managing Talent
Stephen A, Max and Jay Williams debate if Dak should get franchised, if LeBron should be load managed and what's wrong with the Sixers.
Feb 27, 2020
Where To Go?
Stephen A, Max, Dan Orlovsky and Mel Kiper debate if we should like Wesbrook's attitude, where Brady will play next season and much more!
Feb 27, 2020
Hour 2: NFL CBA Talk
Stephen A. & Max debate if they're confident Joel Embiid can carry the 76ers, talk about the new proposed CBA with Domonique Foxworth, and more.
Feb 26, 2020
Hour 1: LeBron Proves It
Stephen A. & Max talk about what LeBron proved in the win against Zion and the Pelicans, debate who is the biggest threat to the Bucks in the East, and NFL Combine talk.
Feb 26, 2020
Hour 2: LeBron or Zion's Rookie Year
Stephen A. and Max debate who's having a more impressive rookie season between Lebron & Zion, Tom Brady's future and what's going on with the Sixers.
Feb 25, 2020
Hour 1: Kobe & Gianna Memorial
The First Take crew reacts to what stood out for Kobe & Gianna Bryant's memorial, if the Clippers are doing fine and Stephen Jones recent comments about Dak.
Feb 25, 2020
Hour 2: NBA's Best
Stephen A, Max, Jay Williams and Marc Spears debate if the Clippers are unraveling, who's the best team in the NBA and what you remember most about Kobe.
Feb 24, 2020
Hour 1: Kobe's Impact
Stephen A, Max, Paul Pierce and Ice Cube debate what the Lakers' win vs the Celtics means, if they were shocked by Wilder's TKO and what was Kobe's impact.
Feb 24, 2020
Hour 2: Wilder v Fury II
Stephen A. Max, Timothy Bradley and Laila Ali debate what Tua was thinking with his comments, if the KD, Kyrie duo will live up to expectations and who will win the big fight!
Feb 21, 2020
Hour 1: Best In The World
Stephen A. Max and Timothy Bradley debate if Joel Embiid is the best in the world, if the Rockets are title contenders and what are the keys to victory for Wilder and Fury.
Feb 21, 2020
New Looks
Stephen A. & Max are live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for the Wilder vs Fury fight. The crew talks the new proposed NFL playoff and Andre Ward joins the show.
Feb 20, 2020
Live From Las Vegas
Stephen A. & Max are live from the MGM in Las Vegas for the Wilder vs. Fury fight. The crew talks the Lakers and Andre Ward joins to talk the fight.
Feb 20, 2020
VP Irving
Stephen A. & Max react to Kyrie Irving being voted NBPA VP, question if the Rockets have enough to win it all, debate if Steph Curry should return this season and more.
Feb 19, 2020
New Clipper In Town
Stephen A. & Max debate the impact of the Clippers signing Reggie Jackson, tell us how MLB should fix the cheating controversy and ask if Drew Brees' return makes the Saints favorites to win it all.
Feb 19, 2020
Carrying It
Stephen A, Max, Mel Kiper Jr, and Jalen Rose debate if Embiid or Jimmy Butler's team can go deeper into the playoffs, who will be the first QB drafted and much more!
Feb 18, 2020
Checking Optics
Stephen A, Max and Ben Affleck debate how Myles Garrett looks after Mike Tomlin's interview, if LeBron or Kawhi will have the bigger impact down the stretch and much more!
Feb 18, 2020
Hour 2: Was Aaron Gordon Robbed?
Stephen A, Max and Mike Tomlin discuss whether Mason Rudolph has gotten a fair shake, if Aaron Gordon got robbed in the dunk contest and much more.
Feb 17, 2020
Hour 1: ASG Recap
Stephen A, Max and Dan Orlovsky debate how great the All-Star game was, if MLB botched the Astros scandal and if Brad will stay with the Patriots.
Feb 17, 2020
Windy City
First Take is live from Chicago for NBA All-Star Weekend. Guests are Chicago Sky star Diamond DeShields, Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade, rapper Common, & Bulls PG Zach LaVine.
Feb 14, 2020
First Take is live from Chicago for NBA All-Star Weekend, the crew reacts to Myles Garrett's allegation and previews the celebrity all-star teams with Stephen A. & Michael Wilbon.
Feb 14, 2020
Who's On Top
Stephen A, Max, Lil Rel and Trae Young debate if the Pistons were better than the Bulls, the best athletes from Chicago and Stephen's A List.
Feb 13, 2020
New Spot
Stephen A, Max, Isaiah Thomas and Scottie Pippen debate if LeBron and AD are enough for the Lakers, if Giannis is the best and if the Astros' were punished enough.
Feb 13, 2020
That Is Over
Stephen A, Max and Teddy Bruschi debate if Myles Garrett's suspension was fair, how far the Rockets can go and what the Cowboys' should do with Dak.
Feb 12, 2020
Confidence Is Key
Stephen A, Max, Keyshawn Johnson and Vernon Davis debate if we should be confident in the 76ers, if Zion can win R.O.Y. and what's next for Cam Newton.
Feb 12, 2020
Hour 2: Steve Stoute
Stephen A. & Max talk to rebranding consultant for the Knicks Steve Stoute, question if Philip Rivers is still an NFL starter and more.
Feb 11, 2020
Hour 1: Trading Embiid
Stephen A. & Max debate if Kawhi would have had a better chance to win a championship with the Raptors, should the 76ers trade Embiid, & should LeBron consider load management.
Feb 11, 2020
Going Small?
Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman, Bobby Carpenter and Sean Farnham debate if the Cowboys or Steelers are more likely to make the playoffs, if the Sixers can win it all and if small ball works.
Feb 10, 2020
The Real Problem In Philly
Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Bobby Carpenter debate if Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are the Sixers' problem, if Dak Prescott or Tom Brady would be better for Dallas and much more!
Feb 10, 2020
Hour 2: Frank Clark
Max, Emmanuel Acho, Jay Williams, Frank Clark and Damon Jones debate if the Chiefs can repeat, how bad James Dolan is for the NBA and if the Lakers should have made a trade.
Feb 07, 2020
Hour 1: Believing In The Sixers
Max, Emmanuel Acho, Jay Williams and Damon Jones debate if we should believe in the Sixers, if small ball can work for Houston and who's the favorite after the deadline.
Feb 07, 2020
All In
Stephen A, Max, Foxworth and Damon Jones debate if the Heat should go all in, who the Sixers should want to lead them and if Tom Brady is calling too much attention to himself.
Feb 06, 2020
Do It Again
Stephen A, Max, Dominique Foxworth and Jay Williams debate how much pressure is on Mahomes to repeat, if the Rockets going small ball is smart and much more!
Feb 06, 2020
Hour 2: Jon 'Bones' Jones
Stephen A. & Max talk to SB-winning QB Doug Williams & The Undefeated's Jason Reid about the black quarterback, UFC's Jon Jones joins to talk about his upcoming fight, & more.
Feb 05, 2020
Hour 1: What's Next For Knicks?
Stephen A. & Max debate if LeBron can keep up this level of play, what should the Knicks do next, plus, SB-winning QB Doug Williams & The Undefeated's Jason Reid join.
Feb 05, 2020
Hour 2: Franchise Dak
Stephen A. & Max debate if Tom Brady on the Raiders makes sense, is it smart for the Cowboys to put the franchise tag on Dak Prescott, and more.
Feb 04, 2020
Hour 1: MJ Level
Stephen A. & Max debate if Pat Mahomes will reach MJ level, question what is the problem with the 76ers, and Todd McShay discusses his latest mock draft.
Feb 04, 2020
Looking Ahead
Stephen A. Smith & Max Kellerman debate if the 49ers should be blamed for a collapse or if the Chiefs should be praised for a comeback. Also, how should Kyle Shanahan be viewed after the loss?
Feb 03, 2020
Chiefs Get It Done
Stephen A. Smith & Max Kellerman react to the Chiefs winning Super Bowl LIV, question if Pat Mahomes is the most valuable athlete in sports and grade Jimmy G's performance.
Feb 03, 2020
Let Them Talk
The crew is in Miami prior to Super Bowl LIV. Redskins HC Ron Rivera stops by, the guys talk Cowboys, plus, Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller joins the debate.
Jan 31, 2020
Who Will Win?
The crew is in Miami prior to Super Bowl LIV. They make their picks for the big game, react to Tom Brady's cryptic tweet and Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey stops by.
Jan 31, 2020
The Big One
Max and Stephen A. are joined by Adam Thielen, Steve Harvey and Sean Payton preview more on Super Bowl 54. They guys also debate Richard Sherman's recent comments to the NFL.
Jan 30, 2020
Feeling The Heat
First Take is live from South Beach as Stephen A. and Max discuss if they trust the 49ers' defense against Mahomes. Derrick Henry also joins the show.
Jan 30, 2020
Hour 2: On the Line
Live from Miami, Stephen A., Max, Ryan Clark, Saquon Barkley and Rick Ross discuss whether Jimmy G. or Pat Mahomes have more to gain from winning the Super Bowl and if Barkley misses Odell Beckham. Plus, Stephen's A List!
Jan 29, 2020
Hour 1: Who Will Win?
Live from Miami, Stephen A., Max, Marcus Spears and Brian Dawkins discuss who will win the Super Bowl, if too many players make the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the beef between Terrell Owens and Donovan McNabb.
Jan 29, 2020
Taking Responsibility
Stephen A. and Max are joined by Tim Legler as they react to LeBron taking on responsibility to continue Kobe's legacy and reflection on the reactions to the tragedy.
Jan 28, 2020
Continuing To Remember
First Take continues to mourn Kobe's death as they discuss what they think of the league postponing Lakers-Clippers. Bart Scott also joins to give a Super Bowl preview.
Jan 28, 2020
The Life Of Kobe
Stephen A. and Max are joined by several others to discuss personal stories of Kobe, what he meant to the Lakers and his impact on and off the court.
Jan 27, 2020
Remembering Kobe
First Take mourns the tragic death of Kobe Bryant and the victims of the helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
Jan 27, 2020
Is It Great?
First Take reacts to Eli Manning's retirement press conference and if he had a Hall of Fame career. The guys also debate McNabb's recent comments on Terrell Owens.
Jan 24, 2020
Forward Looking
Stephen A. and Max discuss how Brady should respond about his playing future. Also, Andre Iguodala joins the show to discuss the news around the NBA.
Jan 24, 2020
Filling Shoes
Stephen A., Max, Matt Barns. Domonique Foxworth and Jay Williams debate if the Pelicans can make the playoffs, if Dak should take a lower deal and can Daniel Jones fill Eli's shoes.
Jan 23, 2020
The Arrival
Stephen A., Max, Jay Williams and Damien Woody debate how Zion looked in his debut. Plus, if Jimmy Butler can win a championship and if Mahomes or Reid need a Super Bowl win more.
Jan 23, 2020
Taking The Lead
Stephen A., Max, Domonique Foxworth, Jay Williams and Ryan Clark debate if Jeter was the best leader ever, if the Cowboys owe Dak and if Zion can catch Ja Morant.
Jan 22, 2020
Problem Reaction
Stephen A., Max, Jay Williams and Domonique Foxworth debate if Zion will lead the Pelicans to the playoffs, how the Kansas and Kansas State players should be punished and much more!
Jan 22, 2020
Fitting In
Max and guest host Marcus Spears debate if Jason Garrett is bad for the Giants, question who should be the Patriots QB next season and more.
Jan 21, 2020
Max and guest host Marcus Spears debate if there's concern with the Lakers, discuss who is the MVP of all sports and question if the Patriots made a mistake trading Jimmy G.
Jan 21, 2020
The Next Stop
Stephen A. and Max debate where Tom Brady should play next season, question if the title window for Aaron Rodgers has closed and react to Darrelle Revis calling out Richard Sherman.
Jan 20, 2020
Best QB Ever?
Stephen A. and Max debate if Patrick Mahomes is the best QB ever, talk about if it's time to give Jimmy G credit and question if Mahomes' weapons are the reason he's so great.
Jan 20, 2020
Stephen A., Max and Louis Riddick debate how we should look at Odell now, what a loss would mean for Mahomes and Stephen A. responds to Antonio Brown.
Jan 17, 2020
How Bad?
Stephen A., Max, Emanuel Acho and Chael Connen debate who will win the NFL Conference Championships, how bad the Astros' scandal is, and if Conor McGregor is still great.
Jan 17, 2020
For Real?
Stephen A., Max, Damien Woody and Dominque Foxworth debate if the Rockets are contenders, what a loss means for Aaron Rodgers and how we should look at OBJ.
Jan 16, 2020
Talking Trouble
Stephen A., Max, Damien Woody, Jessica Mendoza and Michael Bisping debate if Kyrie is the Nets' problem, what the Mets should do with Beltran and if Conor McGregor is back.
Jan 16, 2020
Building Blocks
Max and Stephen A. are joined by Marcus Spears to debate if they have a problem with the Cowboys' structure. Cowboy Cerrone also joins the show.
Jan 15, 2020
Next Steps
Stephen A. and Max react to the Alex Cora out in Boston, if Stefanski should be all in on Baker and Luke Kuechly retiring from the NFL.
Jan 15, 2020
Hour 2: Astros' Fallout
Max and Stephen A. debate if Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor would be a waste of time, Antonio Brown's recent incident with the police and more on the Astros drama.
Jan 14, 2020
Hour 1: Proving Ground
Stephen A and Max face the gloating from Ryan Clark and Marcus Spears as they discuss what LSU proved last night and if Trevor Lawrence was to blame for the loss.
Jan 14, 2020
The Final Showdown
The fun continues from New Orleans ahead of the CFP National Championship game with Paul Finebaum, Dexter Lawrence, Ryan Clark and Marcus Spears all joining the show to preview the matchup and more.
Jan 13, 2020
Don't Call It A Comeback
The crew is live from New Orleans for the CFP National Championship game. Tim Tebow joins to react to the Chiefs' comeback win over the Texans and preview the National Championship. Plus, Leonard Fournette joins the show.
Jan 13, 2020
Stay Or Go
Stephen A., Max, Marcus Spears and Tim Tebow debate if Rodgers or Wilson will win on Sunday, if Tom Brady would go to Dallas and if Clemson or LSU will win the CFP Title.
Jan 10, 2020
True Leaders
Stephen A., Max, Marcus Spears and Jay Williams debate who is more important to their team Mahomes or Watson Plus, if KD looks bad for Twitter beef and Captain Kirk vs Jimmy G.
Jan 10, 2020
Problem Solver
Max, Stephen A. and Domonique Foxworth debate if KD should clap back at fans, if Rodgers can win another chip and if the Rooney Rule can be fixed.
Jan 09, 2020
Run The Town
Max, Damien Woody, Stephen A. and Jason Williams debate if McCarthy can win it all in Dallas, if Lamar can run past the Titans and if Josh McDaniels should stay or go.
Jan 09, 2020
Solving Problems
First Take goes into a deep discussion on how the NFL can fix the lack of minority coaching hires and Paul Finebaum joins the show to discuss Clemson vs. LSU.
Jan 08, 2020
Making A Statement
Stephen A. and Max talk Anthony Davis' injury, if McCarthy makes the Cowboys favorites and who has the most to lose on divisional weekend.
Jan 08, 2020
New Judge In Town
Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Dan Orlovsky debate what Sunday's loss says about Carson Wentz and the crew reacts to the Giants hiring Joe Judge as head coach.
Jan 07, 2020
Coaching Vacancies Filled
Stephen A. & Max Kellerman talk about the Cowboys hiring Mike McCarthy, react to Matt Rhule going to the Panthers and more. Plus, Max & Dan Orlovsky go head-to-head about Carson Wentz.
Jan 07, 2020
Hour 2: Wild Card Weekend
Stephen A. & Max give more reaction to the Cowboys hiring of Mike McCarthy, question if Clowney's hit on Carson Wentz was dirty, and more debate from Wild Card weekend.
Jan 06, 2020
Hour 1: Should Brady Retire?
Stephen A. & Max debate if Tom Brady should retire. Plus, the crew reacts to the Cowboys hiring Mike McCarthy as head coach.
Jan 06, 2020
Hour 2: Need It More
Domonique Foxworth, Bart Scott, Damien Woody and Chiney Ogwumike debate if Brees or Cousins needs to win more, if Zion will play this year and if the Cowboys can win it all.
Jan 03, 2020
Hour 1: Who's Next?
Domonique Foxworth, Bart Scott, Marcus Spears and Bobby Carpenter debate who should coach the Cowboys next, if the Patriots are done and if the Browns are a good job.
Jan 03, 2020
Hour 2: Brady vs. Tannehill
Damien Woody, Domonique Foxworth, Bart Scott, Chiney Ogwumike and Emmanuel Acho discuss David Stern's legacy, this weekend's Tom Brady/Ryan Tannehill matchup and some bold predictions for 2020 in the sports world.
Jan 02, 2020
Hour 1: David Stern's Legacy
Damien Woody, Domonique Foxworth, Jalen Rose, Chiney Ogwumike and Emmanuel Acho discuss the impact David Stern had on the NBA before debating which teams will win during Wild Card Weekend.
Jan 02, 2020
Hour 2: Athlete Of The Decade
Domonique Foxworth joins the guys in a heated debate about Dak's impact on the Cowboys coaching decision and if Lebron is the best male athlete of the decade.
Dec 31, 2019
Hour 1: Jason Garrett's Future
Final First Take of the decade with Damien Woody and Emmanuel Acho as they discuss the countdown to Jason Garrett's future, the best NFC East coach opening and much more.
Dec 31, 2019
Hour 2: Playoff Pressure
Stephen A., Max, Ryan Clark and Dominique Foxworth debate who's under the most pressure in the playoffs, the Cowboys next coach and Joe Burrow vs Trevor Lawrence.
Dec 30, 2019
Hour 1: Blaming Baker
Stephen A., Max, Ryan Clark, Dan Orlovsky and Adam Schefter debate if the Cowboys can turn it around, how much to blame Baker and if Wentz has been impressive.
Dec 30, 2019
Hour 2: Luka's Hype
First Take goes on to discuss if people are buying into the Luka hype, Dak's recent comments and a preview of 49ers versus Seahawks.
Dec 27, 2019
Hour 1: Tim Tebow
Louis Riddick and Emmanuel Acho discuss the breaking news of Antonio Brown working out with the Saints, NFC East clashes this weekend and Tim Tebow joins the show.
Dec 27, 2019
Becoming Independent
Damien Woody and Damon Jones recap the Clippers taking down the Lakers last night, if the Rockets are too dependent on Harden and if Dak should get a long term contract.
Dec 26, 2019
Rising Up
First Take is joined by Victor Cruz to debate Big Ben's possible return next year, if the Saints need home field to win the NFC and can Embiid be the best player in the east.
Dec 26, 2019
Hour 2: Load Management?
Stephen A. & Max question if LeBron & Anthony Davis should consider load management, can Harden & Westbrook outduel the LA duos, and much more.
Dec 25, 2019
Hour 1: Battle For L.A
Stephen A. & Max debate how important the Christmas Day match-up with the Clippers is for LeBron, has Kemba made the Celtics better than Kyrie did, and more Cowboys drama.
Dec 25, 2019
Talk Is Talk
Stephen A. & Max react to Walt Frazier's comments about Wilt Chamberlain, talk about the allegations against Kawhi Leonard's uncle and more.
Dec 24, 2019
Tasting Rainbows
Stephen A. & Max react to the Packers' win vs. the Vikings, question if Jason Garrett deferring to his O.C. confirms he should be fired and how big of an addition Marshawn Lynch is.
Dec 24, 2019
Hour 2: Stephen A. Santa
Stephen A., Max and Ryan Clark debate what the Cowboys should do with Dak, Odell's latest drama and Stephen A. has a gift for Cowboys fans.
Dec 23, 2019
Hour 1: Who's To Blame
Stephen A. Max, Dan Orlovsky and Rex Ryan debate who's more to blame for the Cowboys loss to the eagles, what Brady proved on Saturday and more!
Dec 23, 2019
Taking Flight
Mike Missanelli joins Stephen A. and Max to debate if Carson Wentz is elite and the greatest athletes of all time in Philadelphia. Philly Native Kevin Hart also joins the show.
Dec 20, 2019
Closing Out
First Take is live from Philly as they discuss the NFC East rivalry matchup, if Stephen A. changes his mind on Giannis and if Josh Allen will out-perform Tom Brady.
Dec 20, 2019
Looking Ahead
Stephen A, Max and Michael Irvin debate if the Cowboys can win the NFC East, if LeBron is a threat to Giannis for MVP and if the Pelicans have reason for optimism.
Dec 19, 2019
Dealing With It
Stephen A, Max and Damien Woody debate if Dak's injury will affect the game Sunday, if opponents should disrespect LeBron and if the Browns can turn it around.
Dec 19, 2019
Hour 2: Penalize The Pats
Stephen A. & Max debate if the Eagles can handle the Cowboys, question if the NFL needs to penalize the Patriots hard, and more.
Dec 18, 2019
Hour 1: Anthony Davis
Stephen A. & Max debate if Jerry Jones is replaceable, react to Tom Brady not being selected for the Pro Bowl, and the crew talks to Lakers superstar Anthony Davis.
Dec 18, 2019
Hour 2: Pressure in the NFC East
Stephen A. & Max question if the loss means people should pump the brakes on Jimmy G praise, question if the Cowboys or Eagles are under more pressure, and more.
Dec 16, 2019
Hour 1: Punishment Coming?
Stephen A. & Max react to the Cowboys dominate showing against the Rams, debate if it's time to give Carson Wentz praise, and question if the NFL should punish the Patriots.
Dec 16, 2019
Hour 2: The Heat Is On
Stephen A. Max and Damien Woody discuss Sunday's Cowboys/Rams matchup. Stephen A. also explains why he's excited about the Miami Heat. Plus, will James Harden score 100 points in a game this season?
Dec 13, 2019
Hour 1: Lamar's MVP Case
Stephen A. Max, Louis Riddick and Mina Kimes debate Lamar Jackson's MVP candidacy, if the Pats should run up the score on the Bengals and if Joel Embiid can maintain a high level of play for the rest of the season.
Dec 13, 2019
Old Home
Stephen A. & Max react to Kawhi's reception in Toronto, debate if the Rams or the Cowboys are the better team and much more.
Dec 12, 2019
Back Again
Stephen A. & Max react to the latest Antonio Brown tweets, debate if Lamar Jackson's arm or legs are more important and talk more about Spygate 2.
Dec 12, 2019
Hour 2: Urban Meyer To Dallas?
Stephen A. & Max talk to Paul Finebaum about rumors of Urban Meyer to the Cowboys and the CFP, react to Troy Aikman's comments on Jerry Jones, and more.
Dec 11, 2019
Hour 1: Spygate 2
Stephen A. & Max react to Bill Belichick's explanation to Spygate 2, and talk to welterweight champion Terence Crawford about his upcoming fight.
Dec 11, 2019
Can The Knicks Be Saved?
Stephen A., Max, Ryan Clark and Fat Joe debate how to save the Knicks, which quarterback has the biggest injury and if Eli Manning should retire.
Dec 10, 2019
Up To Their Old Tricks? (Hour 1)
Stephen A., Max, Dan Orlovsky and Mel Kiper Jr. debate the Patriots' cheating allegations, how impressive Carson Wentz was on Monday Night Football, if Joe Burrow will go No. 1 overall and more.
Dec 10, 2019
Hour 2: CFP Rankings
Stephen A. & Max debate if Clemson should feel undervalued, are the Rams still a contender in the NFC, and more.
Dec 09, 2019
Hour 1: Jimmy G Steps Up
Stephen A. & Max react to Jimmy G's performance against the Saints, debate if the Patriots got robbed, and tell us if Lamar Jackson has locked up MVP.
Dec 09, 2019
Time For The Show
Stephen A. & Max talk to Damien Woody about the struggling Cowboys, talk to Tim Tebow about this weekend's college football games and more.
Dec 06, 2019
Mistakes Made
Stephen A. & Max talk to Marcus Spears about the bad Cowboys loss to the Bears. Did Jerry Jones make a mistake in not firing Jason Garrett? The crew debates.
Dec 06, 2019
Handle With Care
Stephen A Smith, Max Kellerman, Damien Woody and Domonique Foxworth debate how the 49ers handled the controversy, if this is Tom Brady's last shot and much more!
Dec 05, 2019
Eli The Elite?
Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Victor Cruz debate who will lead the storylines when the Bears meet the Cowboys, if Eli Manning is a Hall of Famer and if the 49ers' response was enough.
Dec 05, 2019
Biggest Issue
Stephen A., Max, Ryan Clark and Paul Finebaum debate if Jason Garrett or Jerry Jones is a bigger problem, if Nick Saban's dominance is over and much more!
Dec 04, 2019
Throwing Down
Stephen A., Max, Ryan Clark and David Pollack debate what the NBA should do about Harden's blown dunk call, if Cam's out in Carolina and if Clemson should make the playoff.
Dec 04, 2019
Apology Time
First Take has a deep discussion on the current state of the Cowboys with Jerry Jones' recent comments, if Max owes Carmelo an apology and if Brady is lost without Gronk.
Dec 03, 2019
Big Time Moments
Stephen A. and Max and Dan Orlovsky discuss if Kirk Cousins is ready for primetime and a heated debate ensues about who's to blame for the Eagles' struggles.
Dec 03, 2019
Bald Eagles (Hour 2)
Stephen A. Smith & Max Kellerman debate who is the most to blame for the Eagles' issues, question if the Patriots should bring back Antonio Brown and much more.
Dec 02, 2019
Losing His Touch? (Hour 1)
Stephen A. Smith & Max Kellerman react to Tom Brady's performance in the loss to the Texans, debate what Freddie Kitchens' t-shirt choices say about him, and react to the Ravens' win over the 49ers.
Dec 02, 2019
Hour 2: Who's In?
Stephen A Smith, Max Kellerman and Tim Tebow debate if Alabama can still make the playoff, if the Texans can stop the Patriots and if the Cowboys are done after this loss.
Nov 29, 2019
Hour 1: Trouble in Big D
Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Louis Riddick debate if the Cowboys should fire Jason Garrett now? Plus, if Jimmy G or Lamar has to do more for their team and much more!
Nov 29, 2019
Hour 2: AD's Return
Stephen A. and Max recap Anthony Davis' return to New Orleans, if it's a big deal for the Saints to win versus the Falcons and Stephen A's list for what he's thankful for.
Nov 28, 2019
Hour 1: Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving from First Take as they discuss if today is a must win for the Cowboys, Max has a problem with Kyrie's response to Boston and much more!
Nov 28, 2019
Hello, Goodbye
Stephen A., Max Paul Finebaum and Marcus Spears debate if Jerry or Garrett is the bigger problem in Dallas, if this should be Melo's farewell and if AD should be boo'd in NO.
Nov 27, 2019
Making Moves
Stephen A., Max and Ryan Clark debate if Coach K has something to prove, if Hodges is the right move for the Steelers and if Ohio State should have passed LSU in the rankings.
Nov 27, 2019
Time To Go?
Stephen A., Max, Marcus Spears and Desmond Howard debate when Jason Garrett should be fired, who's the team to beat in the East and if Alabama will make the CFP.
Nov 26, 2019
Top Dog
Stephen A., Max, Marcus Spears and Michael Eric Dyson debate if Lamar Jackson is the best QB, if LeBron is the MVP and if Jay-Z is the most influential person in sports.
Nov 26, 2019
Struggle Bus
Stephen A. & Max debate if we should be worried about the Saints, talk to Ryan Clark about Tom Brady, question if Jason Garrett can save his job and more!
Nov 25, 2019
What's Wrong?
Stephen A. & Max debate what the biggest problem with the Cowboys is, react to the Packers' loss to the 49ers and is Carson Wentz the problem with the Eagles?
Nov 25, 2019
Must Win Time
Stephen A., Max, Damien Woody, Tim Tebow and Jonathan Vilma debate if Tua should have been playing Saturday, if the Eagles are facing a must win and much more!
Nov 22, 2019
Next Up
Stephen A., Max and Hue Jackson debate the latest in the Miles Garrett suspension, what to make of Kaepernick's workout and if Dak or Brady will come out on top this weekend.
Nov 22, 2019
Hour 2: Terrell Owens
Terrell Owens joins First Take to confront Stephen A. for comments about Colin Kaepernick's workout with the NFL.
Nov 21, 2019
Hour 1: MVP Luka
Stephen A. and Max discuss if they were more impressed by Celtics or Clippers, if Luka is an MVP candidate and was Le'Veon Bell overacting about the random drug testing.
Nov 21, 2019
Hour 2: Melo's Debut
Stephen A. & Max react to Carmelo Anthony's debut with the Blazers, debate if the Patriots should bring back Antonio Brown, & ask Paul Finebaum about the latest CFP rankings.
Nov 20, 2019
Hour 1: LeGOAT?
Stephen A. & Max question if LeBron is proving he is the greatest of all-time, and debate if Myles Garrett's suspension should be shortened.
Nov 20, 2019
What's Next?
First Take continues to debate what's next for Colin Kaepernick, if Tom Brady is the problem for the Patriots and more. Also, Chadwick Boseman joins the show.
Nov 19, 2019
He Is The MVP (Hour 1)
Stephen A. and Max discuss if Pat Mahomes is the clear-cut best QB in the league, Myles Garrett appealing his suspension and more. Plus, Howard Bryant joins the show to weigh in on Colin Kaepernick.
Nov 19, 2019
Kaeped Opportunity? (Hour 2)
Stephen A. & Max continue to debate the Colin Kaepernick situation with Prof. Michael Eric Dyson, and also question if the Cowboys are still Super Bowl contenders.
Nov 18, 2019
Action Jackson (Hour 1)
Stephen A. & Max debate if Lamar Jackson is the clear-cut MVP, question if Pat Mahomes can overcome the Chiefs' defense, and welcome Prof. Michael Eric Dyson to the show to talk Colin Kaepernick.
Nov 18, 2019
What Is Going On?
Stephen A. & Max talk to Damien Woody, Marcus Spears and Jonathan Vilma about Myles Garrett hitting Mason Rudolph in the head with his helmet.
Nov 15, 2019
Proper Reaction
Stephen A. & Max react to Myles Garrett hitting Mason Rudolph in the head with his helmet, Josina Anderson & Louis Riddick weigh in. Plus, actor David Boreanaz stops by.
Nov 15, 2019