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Stephen A. Smith: Pat McAfee doesn’t have to be as ‘polished’ at ESPN because he’s white

Posted on 2/20/24 at 4:29 pm
Posted by SPEEDY
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Member since Dec 2003
83309 posts
Posted on 2/20/24 at 4:29 pm
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"If we're being honest, he's white and I'm Black, he doesn't have to be. I had to be. So I get all that, and I'm not knocking him for it."


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Pat McAfee has soaked up more than his fair share of attention since joining ESPN less than six months ago, but his teammate at the worldwide leader, Stephen A Smith, takes no issue with McAfee’s no-holds-barred approach.

Speaking in an interview on the Bussin’ With the Boys podcast released Tuesday, Smith explained why he respects McAfee and how their public personas have to differ because of who they are.


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“I love Pat McAfee, love him to death. I love his swag; I love the fact that he’s an honest brother. He don’t give a s*** … That’s my kind of dude,” Smith said. “That works for me. Now, is he as polished politically as me? Nope, because he has no desire to be number one. And number two, if we’re being honest, he’s white, and I’m Black; he doesn’t have to be. I had to be. So I get all that, and I’m not knocking him for it.”


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I’m guessing Stephen A doesn’t realize this guy works for ESPN?



Posted by whatiknowsofar
hm?
Member since Nov 2010
20724 posts
Posted on 2/20/24 at 4:31 pm to
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That works for me. Now, is he as polished politically as me? Nope, because he has no desire to be number one


I think you're glossing over that too.


And historically yeah, he's not wrong. But this ain't the 60s or 70s. And Stephen a isn't as fricking polished as he thinks he is either.
Posted by ProjectP2294
South St. Louis city
Member since May 2007
69909 posts
Posted on 2/20/24 at 4:32 pm to
Stephen A has to be more polished because he came in as a media member.

McAfee isn't held to any standard lower than any other former athlete that goes on ESPN.
Posted by facher08
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2011
4266 posts
Posted on 2/20/24 at 4:37 pm to
You're doing exactly what he wants by sharing this.
Posted by WillieD
Lafayette/BR
Member since Apr 2014
2008 posts
Posted on 2/20/24 at 4:38 pm to
Just getting you to click. It worked
Posted by UnluckyTiger
Member since Sep 2003
35653 posts
Posted on 2/20/24 at 4:40 pm to
stfu Stephen A. Smith, that whole narrative goes out the door with ESPN employing that mouth breather Kendrick Perkins

And Stephen A. is far from polished make this clown world shite stop
Posted by SportsGuyNOLA
New Orleans, LA
Member since May 2014
16837 posts
Posted on 2/20/24 at 4:50 pm to
Who is still watching ESPN in 2024???
Posted by YStar
Member since Mar 2013
15163 posts
Posted on 2/20/24 at 4:50 pm to
Yeah what is wrong with what he said?

Even Pat would tell you that. You guys cry just as much as liberal women.
Posted by JiminyCricket
Member since Jun 2017
3451 posts
Posted on 2/20/24 at 4:54 pm to
SAS is polished?
Posted by SeeeeK
some where
Member since Sep 2012
27984 posts
Posted on 2/20/24 at 4:57 pm to
They hired Pat to do his show, not be a polished journalist.


SMS is bitter he doesnt have a bogeyman to go after. Snow flake race going to snow flake.
Posted by tigerpimpbot
Chairman of the Pool Board
Member since Nov 2011
66859 posts
Posted on 2/20/24 at 4:57 pm to
Yeah, Perk have need to been perlished to get on da err
Posted by Dubosed
Gulf Breeze
Member since Nov 2012
7027 posts
Posted on 2/20/24 at 4:59 pm to
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Even Pat would tell you that. You guys cry just as much as liberal women.



You cry every time I see you post.
Posted by Dairy Sanders
Member since Apr 2022
619 posts
Posted on 2/20/24 at 5:13 pm to
I don’t care for SAS’s on air person or how he acts in most interviews, but knows how to play the media game. Who knows how he actually feels because he is almost always in character when a camera is around
Posted by High C
viewing the fall....
Member since Nov 2012
53626 posts
Posted on 2/20/24 at 5:19 pm to
Wilbon is five times as polished as Screamin’ A. Is it possible to stop making everything about race? It’s truly exhausting.
Posted by GoAwayImBaitn
On an island in the marsh
Member since Jul 2018
2125 posts
Posted on 2/20/24 at 5:21 pm to
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SAS is polished?




Oh he's polished...

He's a polished turd
Posted by Veritas
Raleigh, NC
Member since Feb 2005
6162 posts
Posted on 2/20/24 at 5:23 pm to
Does Stephen think he’s polished?
Posted by GREENHEAD22
Member since Nov 2009
19572 posts
Posted on 2/20/24 at 5:23 pm to
SAS is an idiot who has made a living off of being obnoxious and loud. If he wasn't black he would have been fired long ago.
This post was edited on 2/20/24 at 5:24 pm
Posted by Tigers0891
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2017
6504 posts
Posted on 2/20/24 at 5:28 pm to
I bet McAfee wouldn’t be on there anymore if he called someone a jigaboo or said someone was carrying a team like Jesus carried the cross. Look no further than your own race for a co-worker that lacks “polish” Screamin’. Oh yeah, the polished guys nickname is Screamin’.

The irony is certainly screaming at me.
This post was edited on 2/20/24 at 5:30 pm
Posted by Byrdybyrd05
Member since Nov 2014
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Posted on 2/20/24 at 5:36 pm to
Posted by The Pirate King
Pangu
Member since May 2014
57417 posts
Posted on 2/20/24 at 5:36 pm to
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is he as polished politically as me? Nope, because he has no desire to be number one. And number two, if we’re being honest, he’s white, and I’m Black; he doesn’t have to be. I had to be.


Stephen A recently said the following about Jason Whitlock

quote:

Pointing out how you were betrayed by this particular writer so you know how I must feel that you betrayed me? Did you tell the folks that? You bitch. Did you tell them? You fat piece of shite.”


The polish is just oozing out of him
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