Cowboys Wild Card loss brings Stephen A. Smith unbridled joy
The Dallas Cowboys may be America’s Team, but they certainly have a lot of haters. ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith could very well be the president of the Cowboys’ Haters Club. This man is widely known for his distaste for Dallas.
Maybe it was all the years he spent working with Cowboys-obsessed personality Skip Bayless? Regardless, the Cowboys’ heartbreaking loss to the 49ers made Smith smile from ear to ear.
It’s no surprise that on Monday’s episode of First Take, the commentator was ready to go off about how embarrassing Dallas was. He chastised Dak Prescott and Mike McCarthy for pointing the finger at the referees after the game.
He even compared the “new era” of the Cowboys to Michael Jordan’s comments in The Last Dance. Smith argued that Jordan said it wasn’t fair for new guys coming in to feel they were champions when Jordan and his teammates did all the work. The host then pointed to Cowboys legend Michael Irvin and said it’s his fault for anointing new guys who didn’t deserve it.
Poor Irvin had to sit there and tolerate the whole thing and probably needs his ears checked after all of the yelling.
Stephen A. Smith has the time of his life criticizing Cowboys on television
To be honest, I don’t know how anyone watches more than five minutes of this show. It’s exhausting. But if you want to see more, here he is laughing uncontrollably at crying Dallas fans.
Have you ever wondered why Smith hates America’s Team so much? As we mentioned before, Bayless likely didn’t help the cause. But apparently, a former love interest is part of the reason, too?
While speaking on ESPN, Smith said over 30 years ago he was in love with a girl who was a Dallas fan. He recalls that his “first love” wore a No. 33 jersey every day. He goes on to recount that he was dumped the day after the Cowboys lost to the Rams in the playoffs in 1985 “because Tony Dorsett rushed for on 58 yards.”
Hold grudges much, Stephen? Seems like the bitterness has only grown stronger over the years.
No matter what his real reason is for hating Dallas, the poor performance from the Cowboys in Super Wild Card Weekend is making this analyst very happy. We do not look forward to another eight months of Smith trash-talking the Cowboys until the team finally gets another chance to prove him wrong.