Fox Sports Is Banking on Skip Bayless to Be Its ‘Undisputed’ Champ

Puts capital behind confident, opinionated commentator

Skip Bayless is considered one of the most articulate, fearless and polarizing figures on sports television today. The sports columnist turned on-air personality gained fame from a partnership with another outspoken figure, Stephen A. Smith, on ESPN2's weekday morning debate program First Take. Bayless, 64, left ESPN to take his contrarian viewpoints, including a propensity to bash three-time NBA champion LeBron James and an undying love for ex-NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, to Fox Sports and a new show for FS1 called Skip and Shannon: Undisputed.

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