It has been widely reported that Stephen A. Smith is primed to become the richest on-air personality in ESPN history when his current contract expires in 2021. Mr. ‘Stay Off The Weed’ is primed to make in the $8-$10 million range, easily eclipsing the salaries of colleagues Mike Greenberg, Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser.
Smith adamantly believes he deserves to be atop the sports media salary mountain because, in his words:
“You don’t generate the amount of revenue I generate. You don’t generate the ratings I generate. You ain’t as popular as me. You don’t resonate as much as me. You don’t deserve what I get.”
He forgot the last part: “You don’t make as many wildly inaccurate football claims as me.”
In his latest egregious error, Smith spoke about Cowboys new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore as “clearly an upgrade” from Chan Gailey. This is true. Except Chan Gailey hasn’t coached the Cowboys in two decades. That, and Gailey was the head coach, not the offensive coordinator. Smith straight up forgot Scott Linehan existed.
The internet totally let the blunder slide and everyone moved on with their lives. Just kidding, Chan Gailey began trending in the United States.
May we never forget last year when Stephen A. made four blunders in the span of 38 seconds.
-Didn’t know Chiefs’ Spencer Ware was out this week with shoulder and hamstring injuries.
-Didn’t know Hunter Henry has been on the PUP list all season after tearing his ACL before the season began.
-Didn’t know Derrick Johnson no longer plays for the Chiefs. Not only that, Johnson was released by the Raiders in October.
-Didn’t know the Chargers relocated to Los Angeles this season, still referring to them as the ‘San Diego Chargers.’
Never change, Stephen A. Count that cash.