Skip Bayless is still processing his divorce with Shannon Sharpe.
This week marked the end of an era as Shannon Sharpe bid farewell to his seat across from Skip Bayless on FS1’s show, Undisputed.
The move was expected and Sharpe gave an emotional goodbye on Tuesday, thanking Bayless for the opportunities he’d been given on the show.
Bayless, in turn, thanked Sharpe for being a great co-host and a “worthy adversary”.
On his podcast, The Skip Bayless Show, Bayless spoke about the end of their on-air partnership, calling it the dissolution of a “marriage”.
“In a way, Shannon and I were kind of a married couple on TV,” said Bayless. “I did not watch a single game of any sport in any magnitude for 7 years without thinking about what Shannon was thinking about the outcome of said game and how that outcome would impact tomorrow’s Undisputed.”
“The biggest advantage Shannon brought to FS1 and to Undisputed was he truly, genuinely, authentically loves LeBron James,” said Bayless. “He honestly and completely and wholeheartedly believes LeBron is the GOAT, eclipsing even Michael Jordan. That of course is insane. LeBron is obviously nothing more than the phony GOAT. But, because Shannon so believed that LeBron was the best ever, he and I had TV gold.
“My other advantage with Shannon was that like most people who don’t bleed metallic blue as I do, he absolutely despises all things Dallas Cowboys. Once again, we had an extremely natural disagreement…I have no objectivity and sometimes no sense when it comes to my Dallas Cowboys…I’m going to miss my Cowboys displays with Shannon.”
Despite their disagreements, which often centered on LeBron James and the Dallas Cowboys, Bayless admitted that he would miss working with Sharpe and the natural chemistry they had on air.
The duo had several on-air arguments, the most notable one being over Damar Hamlin.