Michael Irvin is one of the new regular hosts on ESPN’s First Take with Stephen A. Smith after Max Kellerman’s exit. Irvin made his debut on Monday, and as expected, there were plenty of fireworks as he sparred with Smith.
Irvin was ready to go from the start:
— First Take (@FirstTake) September 6, 2021
Of course, Michael Irvin had some strong thoughts about his Dallas Cowboys, with an argument breaking out about what Zack Martin’s COVID-related absence will mean for Thursday’s season opener:
🤣🤣🤣 Show is already 100x better pic.twitter.com/xsP1Ul5GdT
— warriorsworld (@warriorsworld) September 6, 2021
Irvin also brought the passion when talking about the greatness of Tom Brady. Just look at this man get after it:
New-look First Take with Michael Irvin & Stephen A. is going exactly how you’d expect it topic.twitter.com/lbr2ZBFtuN
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) September 6, 2021
If this is what we can regularly expect from Irvin and Smith, this should be pretty hilarious. While debate shows are largely awful in terms of actual content, the least they can be is entertaining. This at least checks that box.
In addition to Michael Irvin, Tim Tebow will be another guest host. It’s hard to see Tebow matching Irvin’s intensity as a host, but he does have plenty of experience as an analyst. They will definitely provide different viewing experiences, which is likely what ESPN is going for here.
We’ll just have to wait and see how these experiments play out and if the viewers like them.