Host Molly Qerim joins featured commentators Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless while they go head to head debating the hottest topics in sports. First Take doesn't cover all the day's sports stories - just the most debatable ones.
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Topics: Broncos defeat Chargers, clinch top seed in AFC; Vikings defeat Packers, clinch NFC North; Does Chip Kelly deserve another shot in NFL?; Seahawks defeat Cardinals, 4th straight 10-win season; Is Cam Newton NFL's MVP; Bills defeat Jets, Jets eliminated from playoff; Browns fire GM Ray Farmer & HC Mike Pettine; Johnny Manziel spotted in Vegas casino; The future of Tom Coughlin & NY Giants
Colts announce 4-year extension for HC Pagano; Kubiak declines to name playoff starting QB; Are the Seahawks the biggest playoff threat? Tom Coughlin resigns as NY Giants head coach; How far can the Steelers go in NFL Playoffs? Jerry Jones has no plans to replace HC Garrett; Dolphins, 49ers, Browns request to interview Bengals OC Hue Jackson
Manziel or RGIII ; Ben Simmons impressions ; Steelers/Bengals Bad Blood; Tom Coughlin drops the mike; Who's the Greatest Laker? ; Mayweather on racism; Peyton vs. HGH report; Feelings on Warriors ; Washington/Packers Money Line
Walé's new theme for First Take debuted; Buccaneers fire HC Lovie Smith after two years; LeBron James cuts ties with Johnny Manziel; Griffey Jr. & Piazza elected to Baseball Hall of Fame; Calvin Johnson considers retirement; GM Kupchak says Kobe's farewell is focus of the season; Adrian Peterson discusses Roger Goodell in SI; Peyton Manning named starter for Denver playoff
Skip and Stephen A pick the Wild Card Playoffs; also: - Cowboys sour on Greg Hardy; - Tamir Rice and LeBron James; - Playoff QB Poll
from CFB National Championship, Phoenix AZ: Skip and Stephen A make their picks in the CFB Championship; Molly takes audience questions; Seahawks survive ice cold Minnesota; Aaron Rodgers gets first playoff win since 2010; Steelers defeat Bengals, Bengals 0-7 in postseason
from CFB National Championship, Phoenix AZ: Skip and Stephen A react to Alabama's win over Clemson; Molly takes audience questions; Is Nick Saban the greatest college FB coach of all time?; Alabama's onside kick: the turning point?;
from ESPN Studios, Bristol CT: Stephen A Smith / Skip Bayless fron New York City; Pacman Jones says Antonio Brown faking concussion; Status of Ben Roethlisberger for Sunday's playoff; Will NFL Football in Los Angeles be successful?; Nick Saban says his team lacked intensity; Greg Hardy's effect on the Dallas Cowboys; Is Stephen Curry the best point guard of all time?; Are the San Antonio Spurs favored to win the NBA?; Are the Knicks the most improved team in the NBA?
Browns name OC Hue Jackson as head coach; Giants set to name OC Ben McAdoo as head coach; Eagles considering Tom Coughlin as head coach; How does the NFL handle the use of synthetic marijuana?; Russell Westbrook ejected in a game vs Dallas; Chiefs vs Patriots predictions; the future of Johnny Manziel in the NFL; Cavaliers vs Spurs preview; the future of New York Jets; forecasting Packers/Cardinals
Molly and Skip from ESPN Studios, Stephen A from Cleveland; NFC: Panthers defeat Seahawks, Cardinals defeat Packers; AFC: Broncos defeat Steelers, Patriots defeat Chiefs NBA: Warriors vs. Cavaliers - Who 'ya got? AFC Championship: Brady vs. Manning
Molly and Skip from ESPN Studios, Stephen A from Cleveland; Warriors crush Cavaliers, sweep season series
from ESPN Studio E, Bristol CT: Skip and Stephen A. break down the NFL's conference championships
Molly and Skip from ESPN Studios, Stephen A from NYC; Cam Newton and Ron Rivera confront race in the NFL
Molly/Skip from ESPN Studios, Stephen A from Los Angeles; The Las Vegas Line on SB:L moves to Carolina -5.5
Molly from ESPN Studios, Skip from NYC, Stephen A from LA; Terrill Owens' eligibility for Pro Football Hall of Fame; recap of 2016 NFL Pro Bowl
Molly, Skip Stephen A: TRAVEL DAY Guest Panel: the ESPN Radio All-Stars
from Fort Mason, San Francisco CA for Super Bowl 50; Cam Newton responds to questions about race in the NFL;
from Fort Mason, San Francisco CA for Super Bowl 50; comparing Cam Newton and Lebron Jones; analyzing Peyton Manning's performance; Vince Vaughn discusses the '85 Bears; Antonio Brown discusses the Steelers' season; slowing down Cam Newton; Cecil Newton Sr. discusses his son and Super Bowl 50; George Whitfield Jr. discusses Cam Newton; Skip and Stephen A. answer audience questions
from Fort Mason, San Francisco CA for Super Bowl 50; SB50: Who Ya Got?; Manziel: A domestic violence incident in Dallas; Thunder vs Warriors: Who Ya Got?;; Skip and Stephen A answer audience questions; Deion Sanders joins the panel for an in-depth discussion of Cam Newton and his self identification;
Molly & Skip from ESPN Studios, Stephen A from NYC; Super Bowl 50 review;
Skip and Molly from ESPN Studios, Stephen A from NYC;
Molly and Skip from ESPN Studios, Stephen A. is off;
Molly/Skip from ESPN Studios, Stephen A. is off; David Robinson discusses the current state of NBA Basketball; Roby and Ward discuss the Broncos' Super Bowl victory; Peyton Manning: should he retire?; Carolina's prospects in 2016-17; The future of Ben Simmons;
Molly from Studio E; Skip & Stephen A from New York City
Molly, Skip & Stephen A are on vacation. The retirement and legacy of Peyton Manning
Molly, Skip & Stephen A are on vacation. Peyton's legacy tarnished?; Brock Ostweiler shoves a fan; LeBron says Cavs not ready for playoffs; Eagles trade Chip Kelly's guys; Are Melo and Durant on the move?; Adam "Pacman" Jones talks about life in the NFL; Herm Edwards talks about the legacy of Peyton Manning; Coach Herm talks about the Eagles' personnel moves; Calvin Johnson says he's retiring
Molly, Skip & Stephen A are on vacation; "Megatron" a/k/a Calvin Johnson retires; Is Calvin Johnson a top 5 receiver of all-time?; Is early retirement a threat to the NFL ?; Chris Cooley talks about the interaction between Robert Griffin III and his Washington teammates; DeAngelo Williams bad-mouths Peyton Manning; Kam Chancellor reacts to 911 call; NFL Free Agency; What team might RG3 fit?; Osweiler future; Top 5 WRs of all-time;
Molly, Skip & Stephen A are on vacation; Texans sign Osweiler NFL's Giants free-spending free agency Would LeBron leave Cleveland again? NFL Free Agency: Risk or Reward
Molly, Skip & Stephen A are on vacation;
Will the Warriors break the Bulls' record and win 73 games this season?; NFL, NFLPA working on a deal to remove Roger Goodell as disciplinarian for off-field incidents; Is the NCAA Tournament overhyped? Seth Greenberg: has your position on Ben Simmons changed?; Phil Jackson could offer to coach Knicks home games next season; is this a good idea or a bad idea?; Maria Sharapova fails a drug test for Meldonium at the Australian Open.; LeBron James posts video of his son dominating on the basketball court. Do you have a problem with him posting the video?; Gruden's QB Camp: Carson Wentz - are you impressed by what you saw?; Skip: Vanderbilt vs. Wichita State - Who ya got?
Due to live event coverage, today's live program, originally scheduled for broadcast on ESPNEWS, has been preempted.
The final takes of Skip Bayless as he leaves "First Take" after 12 years as the last remaining original cast member of the "Cold Pizza/First Take" crew.
This episode was abbreviated at 90 minutes for live coverage of Euro 2016.
Molly and Stephen A welcome Coach John Calipari and Karl Anthony Towns.
Today's program was pre-empted for live eveny coverage of Wimbledon Tennis.
The panel discusses the deaths of Pat Summitt and Buddy Ryan.
Program Note: Due to live event coverage of Wimbledon Tennis, the NEXT episode of "First Take" will be broadcast on Monday, 11 July.
ESPN Radio's "The Trifecta" takes over the debate desk. NFL Mom Annie Apple joins the discussion.