After being canned by ESPN last month due to a series of social media posts, analyst Curt Schilling was very candid in his criticisms of his network colleagues, namely Stephen A. Smith. Never one to back down from a challenge, the loquacious First Take host had this to say during Sirius XM’s “Mad Dog Radio Show” on Monday:
You (Schilling) want to sit here and have a debate about what really went on?” an indignant SAS asked. “Name the time and place and I’ll show up, with the permission of ESPN — of course. I guess listening to my boss makes me a bad guy. Well guess what? I’d rather be bad than stupid.”
Schilling, a former MLB pitcher, officially declined the debate invitation and called Smith a racist in the process. On the Dennis and Callahan Show, he expressed that he had no interest in debating someone who he does not respect. Schilling went on to call Smith a racist and a bigot and stated that he would never bring ESPN another viewer. Instead, he chooses to focus his energy elsewhere having cancer and a heart attack.
Would you say that Smith’s gift of gab was a bit too much for the former hurler to handle?