Stephen A. Smith has risen to prominence for his hot takes, and also his hot hate for the Dallas Cowboys.
It wasn’t long after the Cowboys dropped a dud to the 49ers on Sunday that the ESPN commentator dusted off the gimmick and further manufactured some phony laughter and cringey acting that wouldn’t be fit for a direct-to-DVD bargain bin at your local Best Buy.
Smith took to Twitter to deliver a minute-long self-serving laugh-reel on Sunday.
Didn’t I tell ya? Didn’t I tell ya? All year long, when everybody was ravin’ about those boys in Big D, what did your boy Stephen A. say? “They ain’t even gonna win a play off game.” Well, sure enough, right on schedule, right when it really, really counted, they cracked like a cheap tent in inclement weather. All I gotta say is two things: How ’bout them Cowboys? See you on “First Take” tomorrow. Your boy is back, right on time.
Really, the entire clip is cheap promotion for more nonsensical hot takes on a bad morning show at best, and cringeworthy, manufactured disdain to continue to poke fun at a fan base at worst, but this is about what you should come to expect from Smith, especially following a Cowboys loss.
Unlike Smith’s response here, the Cowboys’ loss on Sunday was pretty humorous: Dallas tied the NFL playoff record with 14 penalties, including seven pre-snap penalties, while the final play of the game was fit for a YouTube blooper reel.
The loss put head coach Mike McCarthy square in the spotlight for several egregious in-game errors, while Dak Prescott played a poor game in the opening round of the playoffs, leading to another early exit for the ‘Boys.
Consider yourself promoted, Stephen A.