Usually, the moderator of sports debate shows like Undisputed or First Take is often not placed in a position to often add much to the discussion, but to keep the flow of the show going and on to the next topic.
That doesn’t mean they don’t have opinions on the topics at play. Such was the case this week when Jenny Taft had to put Skip Bayless in his place.
Taft took exception to Bayless comments on Mike McCarthy’s appearance while noting that “I’m allowed to have an opinion,” to which Bayless crudely responded, “uh, no.”
Former co-worker Jemele Hill had a very telling comment about the entire situation when she responded to it on Twitter.
“I ain’t gonna say any names but a close friend of mine used to go through this shit every day”
Of course, she is referring to Cari Champion. She was the modrator on First Take with sports pundits Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith.
In 2020, Champion announced she was leaving the network.
“After consulting with mentors, family and friends, I have come to the decision that it’s time to leave ESPN,” Champion wrote on Twitter. “Over the past 7 years, I’ve grown from hosting First Take to having my own show on SportsCenter, and experiencing so much more in between.”