Stephen A. Smith caught stereotyping

Stop watching First Take

Yikes. Our boy Stephen A. Smith got himself caught in the Deceptive Speed world, which is never easy to get out of. He went and used the most overused racial stereotype in his breakdown of former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins.

Haskins had himself an incredible 2018 season as a Heisman finalist and was near the top in all the major passing statistics, leading the country in passing yards (4,831) and passing touchdowns (50).

Those are incredible throwing numbers, but what about running? Well, he rushed for 108 yards on 79 attempts, a whopping 1.4 yards per carry.

Sounds like his strength might be throwing ability, but let’s flip over to First Take to get Stephen A. Smith’s thoughts.

“I just find him to be more of a runner than a thrower. I could be wrong about that.”

Could be wrong.

Interesting opinion, I wonder what made him think that. The black quarterback can run, while the white quarterback can pass take is the most lazy argument in sports media. Given the name of this website, I enjoy making fun of that idea.

Russell Wilson is one of the best passing quarterbacks in the NFL, and believe it or not, Josh Allen is one of the best running quarterbacks in the NFL.

We all can understand Stephen A. Smith probably does not watch all that much college football, and that’s fine. He can spend his time any way he wants, but doing five seconds of research probably wouldn’t have hurt here.

When you’re Stephen A. Smith, you don’t have to be accurate about any of your opinions or even with your facts for that matter. Remember earlier this year when he broke down the incredible matchup between Hunter Henry and Derrick Johnson? One hadn’t played all year with an injury, and the other was a free agent.

For shows like First Take, it’s not about what you say, it’s about how loud you say it.

I will forever pride myself in the fact that I have never seen more than 5 minutes total of First Take in my life. After observing two people be fake angry yelling about why the Cowboys are still America’s team and why LeBron James isn’t a good basketball player, I take a Tylenol for my headache and move on with my day.

For those of you who enjoy watching these types of shows, more power to you. You’re all crazy people who like crazy people shouting like crazy people.

Also, one fun thing you can do is call him Screamin’ A. Smith. Go ahead and take that one because I’m just the 10,283,741,390,473rd person to make that joke on the internet.

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