Former NFL great Shannon Sharpe and FOX Sports analyst Skip Bayless had a feud after a heated exchange on “Undisputed” a few months ago.
That schism made Sharpe want to quit the program, even though it offered him a voice in his post-playing career as one of the most popular former players who easily transitioned to commentator.
Sharpe said after leaving the program that he will continue as an analyst to consider his alternatives and take advantage of his possibilities
.Ironically, Sharpe joined Bayless' former co-host Stephen A. Smith on ESPN's “First Take,” the most popular program featuring big-opinionated talkers.
mith discreetly compared “First Take” scores to “Undisputed,”
Sharpe may be comfortable at ESPN and working with Smith, the greatest in the industry, since “First Take” outperforms “Undisputed” in the new numbers.