First Take

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

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 Sep 28, 2019


 Nov 14, 2018

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

Episode Date
Committing to HBCU
3464
5-Star basketball recruit Makur Maker joins to talk about why he committed to Howard University. Stephen A. & Max react to Amazon pulling Washington NFL merchandise, talk about Stephen Jackson's defense of Desean Jackson, and much more.
Jul 09, 2020
Ivy League Cancels Season
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Stephen A. & Max react to the Ivy League cancelling Fall sports, UFC President Dana White joins to talk about Fight Island, and the guys break down what the MLS Black Lives Matter tributes mean for the NFL.
Jul 09, 2020
Desean Jackson Latest
2896
First Take discusses Stephen Jackson comments defending Desean Jackson, poor conditions inside WNBA'S bubble with Alysha Clark and Embiid's concerns for the NBA season.
Jul 08, 2020
Best Player in Sports
2690
Stephen A. and Max decide if Mahomes is the player in all of sports, Desean Jackson controversial comments, and Sammy Watkins joins the show.
Jul 08, 2020
Bad Miss
3436
First Take is joined by Kendrick Perkins to discuss Dwight Howard joining the Lakers in Orlando, Mike Scott's comments on NBA's Jersey decision and how much pressure is on Jerry Jones now.
Jul 07, 2020
Big Money Mahomes
2081
Stephen A. & Max react to Patrick Mahomes' record deal, debate what President Trumps tweets on sports team names mean, and what does Patrick Mahomes' new deal mean for Dak Prescott's contract talks with the Cowboys?
Jul 07, 2020
Lamar Jackson Top 2 QB
3105
First Take is joined by Jessica Mendoza debating the MLB confidence this season, if Lamar Jackson is a top 2 QB, and Jorge Masvidal from UFC joins the show.
Jul 06, 2020
The Patriot Way
2462
Stephen A. and Domonique Foxworth discuss if Cam is good for the Patriot way, J.J. Reddick recent comments on the season and Trump responds to Bubba Wallace.
Jul 06, 2020
MLB Restart
2968
Stephen A. & Domonique Foxworth talk to Alex Rodriguez about the MLB restart, break down the Pelicans in our Bubble or Nothinig segment, debate if there will be an NFL season this year, plus more on Daniel Snyder changing the name of the Redskins.
Jul 03, 2020
Rested Lakers
2552
Stephen A. & Domonique Foxworth debate if the Lakers are even better favorites after the break, question if the Dan Snyder will change the Redskins name, and former NBA player and TNT analyst Kenny Smith joins to talk NBA.
Jul 03, 2020
76ers Time?
3282
Stephen A. & Max debate if this year will be the 76er's to lose, react to Maya Moore's hard fight to get an innocent man released from prison, tell us who should be the next Knicks head coach and more.
Jul 02, 2020
Legitimate Champion?
2335
Stephen A. & Max debate if this year's NBA champion will have an asterisk, react to some New England radio talk about Cam Newton, and discuss if Dan Snyder will change the name of the Redskins.
Jul 02, 2020
Cam's Expectations
2520
Stephen A. and Max discuss expectations for Cam Newton this season, confidence in the NBA finishing the season and possible future controversy between Jalen Hurts and Carson Wentz.
Jul 01, 2020
Opting Out
3115
First Take is joined by Bruce Bowen to discuss players opting out in the NBA, the future of the Spurs and Ian Desmond's recent comments about the MLB.
Jul 01, 2020
Hour 2: Interest In AB?
3280
Stephen A. & Max react to 'a bunch' of teams being interested in Antonio Brown, discuss LeBron almost making the decision to go to the Knicks, and more.
Jun 30, 2020
Hour 1: Underpaid Cam
1785
Stephen A. & Max discuss if they are worried about the NBA restart, debate if Cam Newton is being underpaid, and talk about J.R. Smith reuniting with LeBron.
Jun 30, 2020
Hour 2: Kermit Davis & NBA Restart
3244
Stephen A. & Domonique Foxworth debate if the Wizards deserve to be in the restart, react to Brett Favre's comments, and Ole Miss men's basketball coach Kermit Davis joins.
Jun 29, 2020
Hour 1: Cam To New England
1664
Stephen A. & Domonique Foxworth react to the Patriots signing Cam Newton, talk about their concern with the NBA restart, and debate if the Patriots were penalized enough.
Jun 29, 2020
Where To Go?
3187
Stephen A. & Max debate if Jamal Adams will play for the Jets this season, Colts LB Darius Leonard joins, more on NASCAR's response to finding a noose and more.
Jun 26, 2020
On Time
2070
Stephen A. & Max react to Roger Goodell saying training camp should start on time, LeBron's comments on Kaepernick and Philadelphia 76ers' forward Tobias Harris joins the show.
Jun 26, 2020
A New Cause
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Stephen A., Max, Jay Williams, Renee Montgomery and Tim Hasselbeck debate why Renee is giving up her WNBA career, if Jamal Adams has beef with Adam Gase and much more!
Jun 25, 2020
Will It Happen?
3018
Stephen A., Max and Jay Williams debate if the NFL season is in jeopardy, the effect World Wide Wes will have on the Knicks and what social changes need to happen next.
Jun 25, 2020
Personal Accounts
2581
Stephen A. and Max discuss Demarcus Lawrence's comments on Jerry Jones. Also, Bubba Wallace and Masai Ujiri join the show.
Jun 24, 2020
Always Learning
2608
First Take is joined by Will Cain as they react to the recent news on Bubba Wallace's noose incident and if there will be backlash.
Jun 24, 2020
The Right Fit
2079
First Take is joined by Damien Woody, Paul Finebaum and Jay Williams to discuss Jamal Adams' request for a trade from Jets, NBA players opting-out of return to play and more.
Jun 23, 2020
Solidarity
3183
First Take is joined by Tim Kurkjian, Damien Woody and Draymond Green to discuss the return of baseball, NASCAR's act of solidarity with Bubba Wallace and more.
Jun 23, 2020
Hour 2: Reconsidering Florida?
3077
Stephen A. and Marcus Spears discuss if the NBA should reconsider resuming in Florida, if College football players should have say on this season and much more.
Jun 22, 2020
Hour 1: Dr. Harry Edwards
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First Take is joined by Dr. Harry Edwards reacting to the recent events involving a noose found in Bubba Wallace's garage and what steps should happen next.
Jun 22, 2020
Showing The Meaning
2470
First Take is joined by Gerald McCoy and Ryan Clark to discuss what Juneteenth means to them and much more.
Jun 19, 2020
Expectations
3101
Charly Arnolt hosts First Take with guests Kendrick Perkins and Ryan Clark to discuss Kevin Durant calling Kendrick a "Sellout", the Nets' expectations next year and more.
Jun 19, 2020
Feeling Tension
2809
Stephen A. & Max talk about how confident they are that the MLB will play, Oklahoma State RB Chuba Hubbard joins to talk about tensions at the university and more.
Jun 18, 2020
Called Out
2580
Stephen A. & Max react to Kevin Durant calling out Kendrick Perkins, question if there is pressure for a NFL team to sign Kaepernick and more.
Jun 18, 2020
Being Sincere
2608
Stephen A, Max and Jay Williams debate if Mike Gundy's apology was sincere, if the Chargers should sign Kaepernick and much more!
Jun 17, 2020
Different Ideas
2611
Stephen A, Max, Marcus Spears and the McCourty twins debate if we should be concerned about the NBA restart, if Brady to the Bucs is overhyped and much more!
Jun 17, 2020
Changing Looks
2648
Stephen A. and Max react to how the MLB looks if there's no season, Mike Gundy wearing a 'OAN' t-shirt and Laila Ali joins the show.
Jun 16, 2020
On Time
2806
First Take discusses if they are confident the NFL season will start on time, if the NBA coalition changes opinions now and Antonio Davis joins the show.
Jun 16, 2020
Hour 2: Why Is Cam Unemployed?
2930
Stephen A. & Max debate why Cam Newton still doesn't have a job in the NFL, question how much power LeBron has in bringing the NBA back, and more.
Jun 15, 2020
Hour 1: NBA Not So Sure?
2348
Stephen A. & Max react to Kyrie Irving & other players saying the NBA shouldn't return, and break down Gregg Popovich's comments about Roger Goodell.
Jun 15, 2020
Coming Together
2742
First Take is joined by James Blake, former pro-tennis player to discuss his encounter with the NYPD, the NFL pledging $250 Million to combat systemic racism and more.
Jun 12, 2020
Making A Statement
2516
First Take is joined by Mina Kimes, Dominque Foxworth, Louis Riddick and Bubba Wallace as they react to the Confederate flag being banned from NASCAR races and more.
Jun 12, 2020
Wanting Back
2907
Max, Domonique Foxworth, Jay Williams, Ryan McGee, Damien Woody and Kendrick Perkins debate if NBA players want to come back, how NASCAR moves forward and more!
Jun 11, 2020
Change Coming
2355
Max, Domonique Foxworth, Marty Smith and Spike Lee debate what it means for NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag, what role athletes should have in social change and much more!
Jun 11, 2020
Looking Back
2710
First Take reacts to Jameis Winston's comments on being the best, if history will judge the NFL during this era and if NASCAR should officially ban the confederate flag.
Jun 10, 2020
Finding A Reason
1921
Domonique Foxworth and Max Kellerman discuss if Kaepernick should accept a roster spot, if Harden is to blame for no title and Quin Snyder joins the show.
Jun 10, 2020
Working Together
2250
Domonique Foxworth and Max Kellerman debate Dalvin Cook's leverage chances, pressure on Dak with Ceedee Lamb in the offense and the Knicks' recent statement on racism.
Jun 09, 2020
What's To Come?
2363
First Take discusses Dabo's recent comments about his assistant coach. Also, Nate Boyer and Dana White join the show to discuss Kaepernick and what's to come in the UFC.
Jun 09, 2020
Hour 2: McGregor's Retirement
3343
Max & Domonique Foxworth talk to Chael Sonnen about Conor McGregor's retirement, react more to Roger Goodell's comments on BLM, and author Bakari Sellers joins.
Jun 08, 2020
Hour 1: Goodell's Statement
2022
Max & Domonique Foxworth debate if they are satisfied with Roger Goodell's statement on the Black Lives Matter movement, react to some NBA players not wanting to return & more
Jun 08, 2020
Not Backing Down
2250
First Take is joined by Daniel Cormier as they react to LeBron's additional response to "Shut Up and Dribble" and much more.
Jun 05, 2020
Taking It Back
3515
First Take is joined by Maria Taylor and Dan Orlovsky to discuss Jake Fromm's apology and Drew Brees' 2nd apology on his comments regarding the national protests.
Jun 05, 2020
Finding The Issues
2772
Stephen A. & Max continue to break down the reaction to Drew Brees' comments. Plus, the guys react to Vic Fangio's apology. Tim Hasselbeck and Louis Riddick join.
Jun 04, 2020
Learning Together
2666
Stephen A. & Max react to Drew Brees' comments, his apology and the reaction from players. Later Tony Dungy joins to discuss the topic.
Jun 04, 2020
Hour 2: Dolan's New Statement
3137
Stephen A and Max discuss James Dolan's new statement, Jimmy G's potential and more on Vic Fangio's saying he doesn't see racism in the NFL.
Jun 03, 2020
Hour 1: Racism In The NFL
2206
First Take reacts to Vic Fangio's controversial comments on racism in the NFL and how they feel about NBA's proposed timeline.
Jun 03, 2020
Hour 2: Statements From Sports
2564
First Take is joined by Jalen Rose, Michael Collins, Jon Jones and Ryan Clark react to more statements around sports on the death of George Floyd.
Jun 02, 2020
Hour 1: Knicks Lack Of Response
2822
First Take is joined by Jalen Rose and Stan Van Gundy to discuss the Knicks lack of response in regards to the death of George Floyd and more.
Jun 02, 2020
Hour 2: Town Hall Special with Stephen A. Smith
2329
Stephen A. Smith discusses how the George Floyd incident impacts the world and demands police reform.
Jun 01, 2020
Hour 1: Town Hall Special with Stephen A. Smith
2326
Stephen A. Smith sounds off on what is going on in our nation and how to help fight social injustice.
Jun 01, 2020
Hour 2: America Under Protest II
2532
On this First Take Special Stephen A. & Max talk to author Michael Eric Dyson, Mike Wilbon, and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison about America under protest.
Jun 01, 2020
Hour 1: America Under Protest
2853
On this First Take Special, Stephen A. & Max talk to Charlemagne Tha God, Pacers G Malcolm Brogdon, and Minnesota football coach PJ Fleck about America under protest.
Jun 01, 2020
Hour 2: Dana White
2792
First Take is joined by Jay Williams & Dana White to discuss MLB proposed salary reductions, Lebron James as the #1 NBA Primetime Player & the UFC.
May 29, 2020
Hour 1: 2020 NBA Champions*
2525
Laura Rutledge hosts First Take with Max, Dominique Foxworth, Jalen Rose and Louis Riddick to discuss if there should be an asterisk next to the NBA title upon return & more.
May 29, 2020
Still The Best?
2324
Max, Domonique, Jay Williams and Kendrick Perkins debate if LeBron is the best player in the league, if Dak is a franchise QB and if Antonio Brown will be back in the league.
May 28, 2020
Smooth It Out
2899
Max, Domonique Foxworth, Jay Williams, Mike Tannenbaum and Damien Woody debate how the NBA should come back, if Baker can bounce back and if Giannis is the best in the world.
May 28, 2020
Under Consideration
3083
First Take debates if players should consider the MLB's proposal, where to place the blame for Isiah Thomas not being on the Dream Team and Spencer Dinwiddie joins the show.
May 27, 2020
Feeling The Heat
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Max Kellerman, Domonique Foxworth and Dan Orlovsky discuss how Jordan looks now with his comments, if Dak or Brady is under more pressure and much more on Kevin Durant.
May 27, 2020
Who Gets The Throne?
3256
First Take debates if Kawhi is the best player in the world, how much will paying athletes improve college sports and much more on Dak Prescott.
May 26, 2020
Unique Expectations
1929
Max Kellerman and Domonique Foxworth discuss who should be the favorites when the NBA returns, Mike Tolbert's comments on Cam Newton and MJ's recent quote on Isiah Thomas.
May 26, 2020
Hour 2: Dak's Deal
2757
First Take is joined by Marcus Spears, Jimbo Fisher and Dominique Foxworth to discuss the future of college football, Dak Prescott's deal and more.
May 25, 2020
Hour 1: NFL Rule Proposals
2560
Laura Rutledge hosts First Take with Max, Marcus Spears, Michael Collins & Dominique Foxworth to debate a new NFL rule proposed and much more.
May 25, 2020
Is Two Better?
2967
Stephen A, Max, Mike Tannenbaum and Jalen Rose debate if a 2 site NBA return is a good idea, if the Nets should want Bradley Beal and much more!
May 22, 2020
Stay Or Go
2290
Stephen A, Max, Tarik Cohen and Jay Williams debate if Jamal Adams should want a trade, who will win the Bears' QB job and if the Seahawks should sign AB.
May 22, 2020
Hour 2: Potential NBA Return
3313
Stephen A. & Max talk more about the potential of the NBA season resuming, react to former MLB pitcher Tom Glavine's comments, and Lakers guard Danny Green joins.
May 21, 2020
Hour 1: Paul Finebaum on CFB's Return
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Stephen A. & Max debate if all 30 NBA teams should return, discuss if the Cowboys are serious Super Bowl contenders, and talk to Paul Finebaum about the prospect of CFB.
May 21, 2020
First Take
3224
First Take revisits Horace Grant's recent comments and more on the Rooney Rule changes. Also, Rob Riggle and Ludacris join the show.
May 20, 2020
Past Meets Present
1919
Stephen A. and Max react to the beef between Horace Grant and MJ, how they feel about the Rooney Rule changes and who is more important to the Bucs' success this season.
May 20, 2020
Finding An Ending
2929
First Take releases their 9th ranked NBA primetime player, talk if Aaron Rodgers' time in Green Bay will end ugly and Shaquill and Shaquem Griffin join the show.
May 19, 2020
Looking Ahead
2284
Stephen A, Max and Sam Acho discuss if they're optimistic about sports returning and if the Rooney Rule has been a failure.
May 19, 2020
Spike Lee and BJ Armstrong
3327
Stephen A. Smith & Max Kellerman talk to former Bull B.J. Armstrong about The Last Dance and director Spike Lee joins to give his take on the Jordan era.
May 18, 2020
Takeaways From The Last Dance
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Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman give their biggest takeaways from The Last Dance, question if the Bulls should be content in their accomplishments and share their reactions to the NFL minority hiring plan.
May 18, 2020
The Mountain Top
2798
First Take is joined by Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose to discuss the battle between MJ & LeBron for the GOAT title, the NBA's No. 11 all-time player and more.
May 15, 2020
Speed Bumps
2449
First Take is joined by Louis Riddick and Brian Urlacher to react to James Harrison's claims against Mike Tomlin, MLB players refusing to play during the Corona pandemic and more.
May 15, 2020
Top Of The Mountain
2738
Stephen A, Max, Kendrick Perkins and Damien Woody debate how big is the gap between MJ and LeBron, why Dak doesn't have a deal yet and if Westbrook is a top 10 player.
May 14, 2020
The Big One
3398
Stephen A. Max, Damien Woody, Doc Rivers and Will Packer debate if Dak can win a Super Bowl, how the Clippers handled the Donald Sterling controversy and more!
May 14, 2020
Staying Great
3129
First Take reveals number 14 for the Primetime NBA players and Michael Wilbon joins the show to talk the Bulls' dynasty and much more.
May 12, 2020
Not Slowing Down
2003
Stephen A. and Max debate who is the biggest threat to Mahomes for MVP, who should Gaethje fight next and George Karl's comments on the postponement of the NBA season.
May 12, 2020
Hour 2: 15 Best NBA Players
2728
First Take is joined by Jackie Macmullan, Anquan Boldin, Jalen Rose & Jay Williams to rank the current best 15 players in the NBA, & Scottie Pippen's role in The Last Dance.
May 11, 2020
Hour 1: Biggest Moments On The Last Dance
2614
First Take is joined by Marcus Spears and Herm Edwards to discuss the biggest moments of The Last Dance series, Tom Brady support for the tragic death of Ahmaud Arbery & more.
May 11, 2020
Ready To Rumble
3173
Stephen A. & Max debate which NBA teams would be most ready to return to finish the season, talk to Dana White about this weekend's UFC fight and more.
May 08, 2020
First Look
2040
Stephen A. & Max debate who is most under pressure in NFL Wk 1: Brady or Brees? Plus, they react to Jim Harbaugh's CFB rules proposal and more on the NFL schedule release.
May 08, 2020
Being Real
2199
Stephen A, Max, Tony Ferguson, Jay Williams and Marcus Spears debate what to expect from UFC 249, what the Warriors have left to prove and we "Talkin' 'bout practice" today!
May 07, 2020
New Angle
3110
Stephen A, Max, Jay Williams and Marcus Spears debate how NBA games will look, Craig Hodges's comments on MJ and what will be the toughest game for Brady and the Bucs.
May 07, 2020
Staying In Line
2790
Stephen A, Max, Tom Thibodau, Damien Woody and Jay Williams debate where Thibs will coach next, if Barkley's MJ comments were out of line and much more!
May 06, 2020
Speaking Up
2472
Stephen A, Max, Jay Williams and Chael Sonnen debate if Jordan should've spoken out more, what's next for McGregor in UFC and if KD will return this season.
May 06, 2020
Up Against It
2768
First Take is joined by Mark Jackson and Jay Williams to discuss the Pacers' rivalry with Jordan's Bulls, NBA League execs pushing to cancel the season and much more.
May 05, 2020
Time To Shine
2542
First Take is joined by Dominique Foxworth and Mel Kiper with reactions to Odell saying 2020 will be his season, top QB prospects in next year's draft class and more.
May 05, 2020
Hour 2: Magic Johnson On MJ
2217
First Take is joined by Magic Johnson to discuss MJ's off the court issues, the dream team drama with Isiah Thomas, and much more.
May 04, 2020
Hour 1: MJ's Legacy
2295
Stephen A. and Max discuss if the lack of activism affects MJ's legacy, Andy Dalton signing with the Cowboys and reaction to Don Shula's passing.
May 04, 2020
Fighting Comparisons
2765
Stephen A, Max and Damien Woody debate how we should feel about NASCAR coming back, if Cooks can replace Hopkins and who's game compares to Michael Jordan's.
May 01, 2020
Going Back
2499
Stephen A, Max, Greeny and Marcus Spears debate LeBron's latest comments, if CeeDee Lamb deserves to wear 88 and if Mahomes can return to the Super Bowl.
May 01, 2020
Modern Times
3318
Stephen A. & Max debate how much Michael Jordan would punish today's NBA, comedian Hannibal Buress joins and the crew talks Dak Prescott and the Cowboys.
Apr 30, 2020
Missing Out
1917
Stephen A. & Max discuss Brett Favre weighing in on the Rodgers/Packers situation, react to the Bengals releasing Andy Dalton and why wasn't Isiah Thomas on the Dream Team?
Apr 30, 2020
Getting Results
2620
Stephen A. Max, Jay Williams, Tim Tebow and Aaron Gordon debate who will be the best QB from this draft, dissing D-Wade and how the NBA season should end.
Apr 29, 2020
Sending Messages
2550
Stephen A, Max, Dan Orlovsky and Domonique Foxworth debate what message the Packers are sending to Rodgers, who's the biggest threat to the Ravens and Zeke needs to let it go
Apr 29, 2020
Showing Up
3234
Stephen A. and Max debate what they expect from Deshaun Watson this year and who will show up in the NFC. Plus, Cedric the Entertainer and Jarvis Landry also join the show.
Apr 28, 2020
Rodgers-Love Situation
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First Take discusses how the Rodgers-Love situation will play out, if Belichick should consider Cam Newton and how close we might be to seeing NBA action.
Apr 28, 2020
Hour 2: Piston vs Bulls Rivalry
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First Take is joined by Marcus Spears and Isiah Thomas to discuss the Pistons vs Bulls rivalry, Patriots need for a starting QB and more.
Apr 27, 2020
Hour 1: Post Draft Analysis
2318
First Take is joined by Mel Kiper Jr. and Dan Orlovsky to discuss this year's NFL draft picks, The Last Dance and more.
Apr 27, 2020
Stepping Up
2752
Stephen A. Max, Louis Riddick, Paul Finebaum and Marcus Spears debate what CeeDee Lamb means for Dak, who can challenge the Chiefs and who had the worst first round.
Apr 24, 2020
New Feeling
2475
Stephen A. Max, Adam Schefter, Mel Kiper and Dan Orlovsky debate how Aaron Rodgers should feel after the draft, which QB is set up to succeed and much more!
Apr 24, 2020
Coming Down
3079
Stephen A. & Max react to the MLB's punishment for the Red Sox and question which team is under the most pressure in the draft. Plus, Adam Schefter and comedian Tracy Morgan join the show.
Apr 23, 2020
Taking A Chance
2044
Stephen A. & Max question if the Dolphins need to draft Tua, talk to Mel Kiper Jr. about his last draft projections and more on Rob Gronkowski's return.
Apr 23, 2020
Best Selections
2794
Stephen A. Max, Dan Orlovsky and Isaiah Simmons debate who should be the first defensive player drafted, how the NFL has handled the pandemic and much more!
Apr 22, 2020
Same But Different
2529
Stephen A, Max, Rex Ryan and Chad Johnson debate if Brady and Gronk's best days are behind them, if Dak or Jerry has the upper hand and what are the Bucs Super Bowl chances?
Apr 22, 2020
Stephen A. Smith
2879
Dan talks to one of ESPN's most familiar faces, Stephen A. Smith, about his story coming up through adversity, key relationships in his life and much more.
Apr 21, 2020
Hour 2: NFL Draft & Dennis Rodman
2615
First Take is joined by Jay Williams, Hasan Minhaj, Mel Kiper Jr. and Dennis Rodman to discuss the NFL draft, The Last Dance and the 1998 Bulls team.
Apr 20, 2020
Hour 1: Last Dance Premier
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First take is joined by Mike Greenberg, Marcus Spears, and Steve Smith to discuss the premier of The Last Dance, Odell Beckham's pressure next year, Teddy Bridgewater and more.
Apr 20, 2020
Hour 2: Chase Young
2881
Stephen A. & Max talk to projected top NFL draft pick Chase Young, former Michael Jordan teammate BJ Armstrong joins, and Rams WR Cooper Kupp talks about the upcoming season.
Apr 17, 2020
Hour 1: Jalen Green To G League
2325
Stephen A. & Max react to ESPN No. 1 basketball recruit Jalen Green going to the G League over college, debate about the Splash Brothers and more.
Apr 17, 2020
Looking Back
2540
Stephen A. & Max debate if Michael Jordan should have any regrets from his career. Plus, Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette and Chiefs TE Travis Kelce join the show.
Apr 16, 2020
Climbing The Mountain
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Stephen A. & Max debate when Michael Jordan became "MJ", talk to former NFL WR Brandon Marshall about Tom Brady and talk about the Bears QB plans.
Apr 16, 2020
Potential Return
2494
First Take discusses Dr. Fauci's proposal on sports, if Dak made a mistake sitting out workouts and Kyle Kuzma joins the show with much more.
Apr 15, 2020
Taking Over
2030
Stephen A. and Max react to Dak's recent statement on his gathering, Plus, Kevin Durant discussing the Warriors and if the Pats should draft a QB in the first round.
Apr 15, 2020
Moving Together
3274
First Take debates the idea of trading Dak Prescott and Kyle Larson's recent apology on using a racial slur. Bill Laimbeer and Jim Kelly also join the show.
Apr 14, 2020
Raising The Bar
1879
Stephen A, Ryan Clark and Max Kellerman discuss if the Panthers made a mistake with Christian McCaffrey. Plus, NFL Draft talk with Mel Kiper and Nick Saban joins the show.
Apr 14, 2020
Hour 2: Dak's Party
3192
First Take is joined by Landon Collins and Marcus Spears to discuss Dak Prescott's quarantine gathering, Dwayne Haskins' future, Lamar Jackson and more.
Apr 13, 2020
Hour 1: Haskins or Jones
2463
First Take is joined by Dan Orolvsky to debate if Haskins jr. or Daniel Jones will have the better sophomore season, Rudy Gobert's relationship with Donovan Mitchell and more.
Apr 13, 2020
Hour 2: Return To Form?
2784
Stephen A, Max, Jay Williams and Louis Riddick debate who's the favorite if the NBA returns, if Jimmy G gets too much blame and if OBJ can return to form.
Apr 10, 2020
Hour 1: UFC 249 Canceled
2411
Stephen A, Max, Mike Greenberg and Booger McFarland react to UFC 249 being canceled, debate if the Brandin Cooks trade was good for the Texans and much more.
Apr 10, 2020
Greatness Wins
3192
Stephen A. & Max debate who's legacy has suffered the most from Michael Jordan's greatness, talk to Colts linebacker Darius Leonard and much more.
Apr 09, 2020
Assess The Situation
2052
Stephen A. & Max debate if LeBron's season was a success if the NBA doesn't return, question if the NBA has a minority hiring problem, and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney joins.
Apr 09, 2020
Something To Prove
2647
Stephen A, Max, Damien Woody, Bobby Wagner and Jay Williams debate what Russell Wilson has to prove, if LeBron's brand can catch MJ's and much more!
Apr 08, 2020
Not A Question
2602
Stephen A, Max, Mike Greenberg and Rex Ryan debate what Tom Brady had to say in his interview with Howard Stern.
Apr 08, 2020
Big Ticket
3192
First Take is joined by Ryan Clark and Derek Fisher to discuss Kobe's ticket to the Hall of Fame, Jordan's greatest rival , UFC and more.
Apr 07, 2020
Return Plan
2603
First Take is joined by Ryan Clark, Teddy Atlas and Dalvin Cook to debate the greatest heavyweight fight of all time, the MLB's return plan and more.
Apr 07, 2020
Hour 2: The Future Of Sports
3198
First Take discusses how much they are worried about the future of Sports, the pressure on Kyler Murray this season and Jayson Tatum as well as Lincoln Riley joins the show.
Apr 06, 2020
Hour 1: Duncan Or Kobe?
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Stephen A, Max and Dan Orlovsky debate who had a better career between Tim Duncan and Kobe, if the Browns made a mistake with drafting Baker number one and much more.
Apr 06, 2020
Hour 2: Life After LeBron
3192
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
2353
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
3244
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?
1881
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
2576
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
2467
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
3266
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
1835
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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
1882
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
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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...
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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?
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
1856
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
2831
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
2535
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
2753
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
2547
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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
2678
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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
Battleground
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
29:34
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?
30:33
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
50:02
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
42:32
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
39:11
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
42:42
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
38:40
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
52:53
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?
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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
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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
42:39
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
37:56
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
43:05
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
48:33
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?
28:24
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
54:08
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
27:51
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
41:42
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?
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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
30:41
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
35:14
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
39:41
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
44:23
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?
49:49
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
37:15
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
42:33
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
37:50
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
43:10
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
38:02
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
40:29
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
Concerning
41:21
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
50:57
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?
33:02
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
Perspective
44:32
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?
37:23
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?
44:06
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
38:16
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
51:15
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
32:20
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
51:54
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
30:35
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
53:46
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
25:10
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
29:36
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
50:13
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
35:49
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
47:40
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
50:03
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
30:25
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
55:10
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
29:25
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
51:33
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?
31:40
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
41:11
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?
37:49
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
44:43
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
35:53
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
50:22
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
29:55
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
44:10
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
38:39
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
49:35
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
30:30
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
30:09
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
43:40
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?
47:07
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
27:31
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
53:32
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
28:35
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
42:25
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
35:40
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
51:20
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
25:20
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
41:42
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
38:12
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
42:59
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
38:35
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
41:00
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?
41:07
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
40:05
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
39:14
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
51:54
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
28:53
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?
51:55
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
28:21
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?
39:19
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)
43:33
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
44:44
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
37:25
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
39:15
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
42:52
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
37:21
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?
46:59
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
34:31
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
47:35
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
33:52
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
40:48
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)
52:40
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)
30:35
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?
20:24
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
38:49
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
51:34
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
29:19
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
42:36
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
38:44
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?
43:53
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
37:08
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
43:01
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?
39:01
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
41:36
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
38:13
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
33:03
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
30:05
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
41:47
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?
40:02
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?
55:12
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)
28:45
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)
53:50
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)
30:49
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?
40:19
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
43:35
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
Hour 2: Ed Orgeron
50:21
Max and Stephen A. debate Lamar versus Deshaun Watson and who is on the hotter seat between Gase and Shurmur. Also, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron joins the show.
Nov 14, 2019
Hour 1: Rockets Impress
32:32
Stephen A. and Max discuss how impressed were they by the Rockets last night, Baker's recent comments and if there should be optimism about the Kaepernick situation.
Nov 14, 2019
Scandal Breaks
51:45
Stephen A. & Max react to the Astros' cheating scandal, debate which team should want Colin Kaepernick, talk to Paul Finebaum about the CFP rankings and more.
Nov 13, 2019
Chances To Return
27:07
Stephen A. & Max react to news of Colin Kaepernick's NFL workout, debate if Alabama will make the CFP and if Paul George's return enough to put the Clippers over the Lakers?
Nov 13, 2019
Rockets Have Liftoff? Harden, Westbrook, and Houston's Offense
16:05
Tonight on ESPN, the Rockets - led by a reunited James Harden and Russell Westbrook - play host to the LA Clippers. But Houston's superstars share a complex past, which they are hoping will lead to a mutually beneficial future. NBA analyst Kirk Goldsberry joins Mina Kimes to explore how the Harden-Westbrook relationship will shape the Rockets' season.
Nov 13, 2019
Load Management
41:36
Stephen A. & Max debate if load management is good for the NBA, how Max feels about the state of the Giants and who the NFL MVP is right now.
Nov 12, 2019
Best Game Yet?
41:22
Stephen A. & Max ask what did the Seahawks' win prove, debate if the Knicks would be justified in firing David Fizdale and question if LSU ended Alabama's playoff chances?
Nov 12, 2019
Hour 2: LSU's Big Win
51:43
Stephen A. & Max talk to Ryan Clark about LSU's big win over Alabama, question if the Cowboys or Vikings are a bigger threat in the NFC, and more.
Nov 11, 2019
Hour 1: AFC Favs?
29:45
Stephen A. & Max react to the Cowboys loss, was the Saints losing to the Falcons a big deal? Plus, should the Ravens be favorites in the AFC after another shining performance?
Nov 11, 2019
Hour 2: Leaders In Sports
41:16
Stephen A. Max, debate if AB can return to the NFL, who are the best leaders in sports and we have Stephen's A List.
Nov 08, 2019
Hour 1: Prime Time?
35:35
Stephen A., Max and Calais Campbell debate if the Raiders are contenders in the AFC, if the NBA was right to fine the Clippers and if Prime Time should coach FSU.
Nov 08, 2019
Franchise Future
43:40
Foxworth, Woody and Mel Kiper Jr. debate if Joe Burrow is a Franchise QB, if the Panthers should trade Cam and if the Browns can turn it around.
Nov 07, 2019
Being Soft
39:47
Domonique Foxworth, Damien Woody, Jay Williams and Chiney Ogwumike debate if Mahomes should play this week, if Kawhi resting is a problem and if Mitch Trubisky is weak.
Nov 07, 2019
Standing at Armageddon
37:35
Ivan Maisel explores how Pitt's Bobby Grier found himself in an unexpected position in 1956 when he became the first college football player to break the color line in the Deep South. But his appearance in the Sugar Bowl wasn't without controversy.
Nov 06, 2019
Contenders Or Pretenders?
36:29
First Take debates if the Cowboys are Super Bowl contenders, if LeBron is league MVP and Pete Carroll's recent comments about the Patriots.
Nov 05, 2019
Superstitions
36:42
Stephen A. and Max are joined by Marcus Spears to discuss the Cowboys' win with the help of a black cat, if the Eagles should consider signing AB and much more!
Nov 05, 2019
Hour 2: Fly Eagles Fly
49:49
Stephen A. & Max debate if Kyle Allen has taken Cam Newton's starting job, are the Eagles now the best team in the NFC East, and more.
Nov 04, 2019
Hour 1: Patriots' Problem
31:08
Stephen A. & Max tell us what the biggest concern for the Patriots is, and is Max still on the Browns bandwagon? Plus, are the Steelers really contenders?
Nov 04, 2019
Problem Solving
49:25
Stephen A., Max, Damien Woody and Tim Tebow debate how the NCAA should handle allowing athletes to make money, how to fix the Browns and much more!
Nov 01, 2019
There A Problem?
30:26
Stephen A., Max and Louis Riddick debate if the we should believe in Jimmy G, if the Ravens are a threat to the Pats and if Joel Embiid is a problem.
Nov 01, 2019
Hour 2: Baker's Frustration
45:03
Stephen A. and Max give insight on their reaction to what KD had to say, Baker Mayfield's recent frustration at his presser and looking ahead to Lamar Jackson versus the Pats.
Oct 31, 2019
Hour 1: Kevin Durant
43:10
Kevin Durant joins First Take to discuss his decision to leave Golden State, if his incident with Draymond had an impact and that the media doesn't like Kyrie.
Oct 31, 2019
Moving Forward
49:11
Stephen A. & Max react to the NCAA ruling that players can profit from their names, debate who the biggest NFL trade deadline loser was and more.
Oct 30, 2019
Trade Drama
29:15
Stephen A. & Max react to the Jets' trade deadline drama, talk to Jessica Mendoza about the World Series and debate if the Lakers have found the recipe to success.
Oct 30, 2019
Hour 2: Jorge Masvidal
52:44
Stephen A. & Max talk to Adam Schefter about the latest NFL trade deadline news, UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal stops by to talk UFC 244, and more.
Oct 29, 2019
Hour 1: MNF Recap
27:49
Stephen A. & Max react to the Steelers win against the Dolphins, question what the Warriors proved in their win vs the Pelicans, and had OBJ been a disappointment the year?
Oct 29, 2019
Almost Over? (Hour 2)
40:00
ESPN MLB analyst Jessica Mendoza joins the show to debate if the World Series is over with the Astros up 3-2. Plus, what's wrong with Tom Brady and how do the Warriors look now with their struggles?
Oct 28, 2019
He's A Baaaaad Man (Hour 1)
32:21
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman discuss if Aaron Rodgers is leading the MVP race, if Max should jump off the Browns' bandwagon and if the Eagles will catch the Cowboys in the NFC East.
Oct 28, 2019
Next Man Up
42:51
Stephen A. and Max debate what LeBron has to do to bounce back, where Tom Brady will play next season and how far the Warriors are from another title.
Oct 25, 2019
Who's On Top?
37:36
Stephen A., Max and Larenz Tate debate if last night's game was more about Kawhi or Steph, if Harden or Giannis had a better game and if it's time to give Cousins some credit.
Oct 25, 2019
First Take
53:34
First Take debates with Keyshawn Johnson on who'd they rather have between Rodgers or Mahomes, if they agree with LeBron saying no LA rivalry and Jeff Garlin also joins in.
Oct 24, 2019
Good Enough
27:11
Stephen A. and Max discuss how much better Kyrie will make the Nets, Ben Simmons' performance last night and if they are sold on the Mavs this year.
Oct 24, 2019
Hour 2: Pressure on LeBron
42:17
Stephen A., Max Brian Windhorst and Michael Ealy debate what's next for Tom Brady, how much pressure is on LeBron and who wins Celtics/Sixers tonight.
Oct 23, 2019
Hour 1: Lakers' Destiny
30:55
Stephen A., Max, Metta World Peace and Larry Wilmore debate if the Lakers will make the finals, if Kawhi is the best in the world and if Draymond mishandled things with KD.
Oct 23, 2019
Hour 2: Is Kawhi a HOFer?
42:09
Stephen A., Max and Michael Wilbon debate if Kawhi is a Hall Of Famer, who's under the most pressure in the East and if anyone can stop the teams from LA.
Oct 22, 2019
Hour 1: King Of LA
35:37
Stephen A., Max, Michael Wilbon and Miles Brown debate who will be the king of LA, if Zion's injury is a big deal and if anyone can stop the Patriots.
Oct 22, 2019
Hour 2: Michael Irvin
40:22
Michael Irvin joins Stephen A. and Max to debate if the Cowboys are Super Bowl contenders, if Aaron Rodgers is in the MVP convo and if Lamar Jackson is an elite QB yet.
Oct 21, 2019
Hour 1: Michael Wilbon
27:02
First Take is in Los Angeles and are joined by Michael Wilbon to discuss the Cowboys win vs the Eagles, if there was a disappointment with the Bears and much more.
Oct 21, 2019
Hour 2: Clear Path?
42:37
Stephen A,, Max and Jonathan Vilma and Tim Tebow debate if the Pats have a clear path to the Super Bowl, if Clemson should make the CFP and much more.
Oct 18, 2019
Hour 1: Mahomes & Zion Injuries
38:11
Stephen A., Max, and Louis Riddick debate if Mahomes' QB sneak was a bad call, what Zion's injury means to the NBA and if the Cowboys should sign AB.
Oct 18, 2019
Hour 2: Bob Arum
52:37
Max and Stephen A. debate Demaryius Thomas' comments on the Pats, if Wentz should be in MVP talk and Bob Arum joins the show.
Oct 17, 2019
Hour 1: Bradley Beal Contract Extension
28:27
Stephen A. and Max discuss if A-D will need LeBron to become a Laker great, thoughts on Bradley Beal's extension and Chiefs-Broncos matchup tonight.
Oct 17, 2019
Hour 2: NBA Season Preview
51:06
Stephen A. & Max continue their NBA season preview, react to LeBron's most recent comments on the China situation, and react to the Nationals moving on to the World Series.
Oct 16, 2019
Hour 1: Wale
29:06
Stephen A. & Max debate the impact Jalen Ramsey will have on the Rams, question if Jerry Jones is the biggest problem with the Cowboys, and talk to rapper Wale about DC sports.
Oct 16, 2019
Hour 2: Cam's Career
37:03
Max and Stephen A. debate if Cam Newton's career is in trouble and if Doug Pederson's comments will impact the Cowboys. NBA veteran Matt Barnes also joins the show.
Oct 15, 2019
Hour 1: Zebras Gone Wild
31:39
Stephen A. and Max discuss early-season candidates for NFL MVP and if it's fair to blame the refs for the Lions loss. Plus, the guys react to LeBron's comments on Daryl Morey.
Oct 15, 2019
Hour 2: QB Quarrels
46:33
Stephen A. & Max question if we should be worried about Carson Wentz, debate if Dak is costing himself money, and is Jared Goff over-hyped?
Oct 14, 2019
Hour 1: Trouble In Dallas?
33:38
Stephen A. & Max debate if the Cowboys are in trouble, question if Pat Mahomes or Deshaun Watson is a better MVP candidate, and did the Browns make a mistake hiring Kitchens?
Oct 14, 2019
Hour 2: Dabo Swinney
51:05
First Take is live from Clemson! The crew debates if Deshaun Watson can be as good as Pat Mahomes, and talk to Clemson HC Dabo Swinney about his team and the state of CFB.
Oct 11, 2019
Hour 1: Live From Clemson
26:32
First Take is live from Clemson! The crew reacts to Tom Brady's sub-par performance vs. the Giants, talk to Tajh Boyd about CFB, and more.
Oct 11, 2019
Hour 2: Sherman-Baker Drama
48:38
Max and Stephen A. give their takes on the Sherman-Baker drama, Durant's comments about the Knicks and Paul Finebaum joins the show.
Oct 09, 2019
Hour 1: Cowboys or Eagles
32:07
Stephen A. and Max discuss if the Cowboys or Eagles are the better Super Bowl contenders, should the Browns fans panic and the latest with NBA China developments.
Oct 09, 2019
Hour 2: Justin Tuck & Donald Faison
44:42
Stephen A. & Max talk to former NFL DE Justin Tuck & Actor Donald Faison about the Giants and Daniel Jones, react to Zion's debut, and which Cowboy is under the most pressure?
Oct 08, 2019
Hour 1: Browns Blown Out
36:13
Stephen A. & Max react to the Browns being blown out, question if we should be optimistic about the Redskins, and react to Adam Silver's comments on China.
Oct 08, 2019
Drastic Measures?
41:27
Stephen A. & Max question if Earl Thomas should've been ejected for his hit on Mason Rudolph, if Carson Wentz is in the MVP conversation and more.
Oct 07, 2019
Keycard No Longer Works
39:07
Stephen A. & Max react to Jay Gruden's firing and ask where should Washington go from here. Plus, they weigh in on the Colts' upset of the Chiefs and more.
Oct 07, 2019
Hour 2: Tim Tebow
51:29
Stephen A., Max, & Jonathan Vilma debate if Russell Wilson is NFL MVP, question if LeBron will reclaim his thrown, and talk to Tim Tebow about CFB.
Oct 04, 2019
Hour 1: Lucky or Good?
30:52
Stephen A. & Max question if the Seahawks were lucky to win last night, debate how important it is for Dak to have a big game this Sunday, & react to Joel Embiid's comments.
Oct 04, 2019
New Year, New Look
42:51
Stephen A., Max, Damien Woody and Mike Colter debate what the Warriors will look like, if the Cowboys should pay Dak and much more!
Oct 03, 2019
The Favorite
37:25
Stephen A., Max and Damien Woody debate who will win the Rams/Seahawks game, if the Giants are rushing Saquon back and if the Pats are the favorites in the AFC.
Oct 03, 2019
Hour 2: Proving Ground
40:21
Max, Stephen A. and Ryan Clark debate if Dak or Aaron Rodgers has more to prove Sunday, if Giannis is the top commodity, and if Max has a point about Tom Brady.
Oct 02, 2019
Hour 1: Shaq vs Dame
31:46
Stephen A. and Max discuss their reaction to Gruden's comments on Burfict, if Cousins can take the Vikings to the playoffs and who won the rap battle between Shaq and Dame.
Oct 02, 2019
Hour 2: SB 206
52:06
Stephen A. & Max react to the new California law, debate if Vontaze Burfict should be allowed to play in the NFL again, and talk about more from NBA media days.
Oct 01, 2019
Hour 1: MNF Recap
29:51
Stephen A. & Max react to the Steelers win, debate who should be favorites in the NFC North, and react to LeBron's comments that the offense will run through Anthony Davis.
Oct 01, 2019
Hour 2: Streakin' Pats
51:48
Stephen A. & Max talk to CB Stephon Gilmore about New England's hot start. They also question if Cam Newton should be worried about losing his job.
Sep 30, 2019
Hour 1: NFL Week 4 Reaction
29:25
Stephen A. & Max react to the Cowboys loss, the Browns win and they also discuss the Giants if they proved they drafted the right QB.
Sep 30, 2019
Expectation vs. Reality
34:47
Stephen A., Max, Jonathan Vilma and Tim Tebow debate where LeBron ranks in the NBA, if Trevor Lawrence can win the Heisman and if the Dolphins can get a win this week.
Sep 27, 2019
The Saviors
46:29
Stephen A., Max and Jonathan Vilma debate if the Eagles saved their season, if there's too much hype around Daniel Jones and if the Saints can beat the Cowboys.
Sep 27, 2019
Taking Chances
38:28
Max and Stephen A. debate what team could give Antonio Brown a chance, if Pat Mahomes is the most valuable athlete in sports and Bobby Wagner joins the show.
Sep 26, 2019
Who's On Top
29:56
Stephen A. and Max discuss Baker's response to Rex Ryan, if the Eagles or Packers will win tonight and if Kawhi or Giannis should be ranked number one.
Sep 26, 2019
Hype Train
41:43
Stephen A., Max, Ryan Clark and Paul Finebaum debate if the Panthers are better with Kyle Allen, if the Zion hype is too much and if Jim Harbaugh is on the hot seat.
Sep 25, 2019
Leadership League
39:03
Stephen A., Max, Marcus Spears & Jason Reid debate if the Eagles are in a must win situation, if Aaron Rodgers should be feeling pressure & what is the state of the black QB.
Sep 25, 2019
Status And Stature
55:11
Stephen A. & Max react to Le'Veon Bell's latest tweets, debate if fans should be optimistic about the Giants' season and react to Troy Aikman's dig at Pat Mahomes.
Sep 24, 2019
Bearing Down
28:41
Stephen A. & Max react to the Bears MNF win, question if Freddie Kitchens is taking too much heat for the Browns' woes and Mel Kiper Jr. joins to talk football.
Sep 24, 2019
Is Newton Done? (Hour 2)
47:14
Stephen A. and Max question if Cam Newton's best days are behind him, has Pat Mahomes surpassed Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Aaron Rodgers and more.
Sep 23, 2019
Trouble In Cleveland (Hour 1)
34:50
Stephen A. and Max react to Daniel Jones' stellar debut, debate what's most wrong with the Browns and react to Antonio Brown's release from the Patriots.
Sep 23, 2019
Hour 2: More AB Fallout
27:58
Stephen A., Max, Troy Vincent and some surprise guest debate the latest with Antonio Brown, the greatest athletes in HBCU history and more!
Sep 20, 2019
Hour 1: Magic Johnson & Troy Vincent
47:35
Stephen A., Max., Magic Johnson and Troy Vincent debate if Jalen Ramsey should want to be traded, Jamal Adams' fine and the team to beat in the East.
Sep 20, 2019
Hour 2: End Of An Era?
53:13
Max and Stephen A. are joined by Damien Woody to debate if Odell or Aaron Donald need a bigger game, Mahomes versus Lamar Jackson matchup and if it's the end of Payton-Brees.
Sep 19, 2019
Hour 1: Working it Out?
29:28
Stephen A. and Max discuss if the Jags and Jalen Ramsey can work it out, Jamal Adams calling out the NFL and if parity is gone in the NFL?
Sep 19, 2019
Hour 2:Curry on KD
50:58
Stephen A. & Max react to Steph Curry's comments on Kevin Durant, debate how Colin Kaepernick can get back into the NFL, and Paul Finebaum joins to talk CFB.
Sep 18, 2019
Hour 1: Moving On
30:32
Stephen A. & Max react to the Giants moving on from Eli Manning, question if the Jags can repair the relationship with Jalen Ramsey, and more on Cam Newton's injury.
Sep 18, 2019
Hour 1:
37:49
Stephen A., Max, Ryan Clark and Dan Orlovsky discuss how we should feel about the Browns, potential suitors for Jalen Ramsey and how much pressure is on Mike Tomlin.
Sep 17, 2019
Hour 2: How Far Can Browns Go?
43:03
Stephen A., Max and Marcus Spears talk about the Browns and their Super Bowl potential. They also discuss which teams should call Colin Kaepernick. Plus, Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta discusses James Harden's place among the NBA's elite.
Sep 17, 2019
Hour 1: MNF Recap
37:18
Stephen A., Max, Ryan Clark and Dan Orlovsky discuss how we should feel about the Browns, potential suitors for Jalen Ramsey and how much pressure is on Mike Tomlin.
Sep 17, 2019
Hour 2: Brandon Marshall
47:17
Stephen A. & Max react to Antonio Brown's debut, and react to Big Ben being out for the season. Former NFL WR Brandon Marshall joins for this hour!
Sep 16, 2019
Hour 1: Dak or Carson?
36:55
Stephen A. & Max debate if they would take Dak Prescott or Carson Wentz right now, question if the Saints are done without Drew Brees, & are the Seahawks Super Bowl contenders.
Sep 16, 2019
Hour 2: Upset Alert
37:57
Max and Stephen A. debate the Packers vs. Vikings matchup Sunday, if the Cowboys should be on upset alert against Washington and Tim Tebow joins the show.