I like Skip, even though he is scared to have me on ESPN First Take.
I was reading Skip’s books on the Cowboys back in the mid 90’s, so I respect his gangster.
Skip knows exactly what he is doing when he is on TV, I don’t believe he believes half the stuff he says. He is an entertainer, he is the star of the show.
They bring people in to compete with him on 1st and 10. He is the Simon Cowell of sports media.
Every once in awhile though Skip says something so unbelievable that I wonder if ESPN should drug test him. Nelly was a guest on the show and somehow the BET Top 10 Rappers of the 21st Century became a topic.
Nelly was not on the list (he should have been), but while Nelly was pleading his case, Skip burst out with:
“You are better than Jay Z”
I am from Saint Louis and for a brief period of time there wasn’t a bigger money producer in hip-hop than Nelly, but record sales don’t make you the best.
There is a big difference between Dominique and Jordan, if you understand what I am saying. I know he was a guest and Skip gets a little excited from time to time, but leave the hip-hop breakdowns to me you are embarrassing yourself.