Used to be my favorite sports debate show....itâs turned into âwokeâ take and Mollyâs comments about Trump being racist after feeding the Clemson team fast food....the identity politics has reached a new low....I hate Trump, never will vote for the guy but to reach like that is pathetic.
Great show, doesnât skip as much these days (no pun intended..) BUT.. is often late to be uploaded, sometimes itâs just not uploaded at all. Whatâs up with that?? Needs more consistency on technical side.
December 31 episode is the worst episode I have ever heard, my respect for those in the GOAT topic is gone. The fact that someone thought that these people were a good choice for that topic shows that ESPN pushes the narrative to make James the Goat, how sad.
Why does a sports program advertise for tobacco products? Great podcast content, but always disappointed with the advertising choice they make in regards to tobacco.
I donât like molly she supposed to be a moderator not a debater! Always jumping in and interrupting Max and Sas and also having slick remarks at the end of every segment.... The show would be better without her
Best podcast out love StephenA,Max is a great debater and the beautiful Molly doesnât get pain enough to moderate haha ..Keep up the great work !!!ðð¾ðð¾
Huge fan of First Take, but only this podcast takes forever to post on the app. Must get better at getting this podcast out after this show for some of us who canât watch at work but can listen.
Where is the Monday podcast!!?? Get your ish together some of us canât watch the show because we are at work!!!
Love the show .Always gives me a few good laughs every episode. Been listening for like 3 years now and it gets better and better. The cultural topics are hilarious . And jalen rose stays on point with his âinsideâ information .
I love the show, there's not many great sports podcasts. Other than MVP News which is also on iTunes, I haven't found many until I found this one
I used to like this show, but I can no longer take it anymore. Would be nice if they LEFT politics out of their show. Stick to sports. Thatâs why FS1 is better.
The hyped up drama queen and faux outrage act, while great for television, just doesnât migrate well to the podcast platform where I would think listeners prefer a more moderated and thoughtful discussion with genuine analysis.
Ryan Hollins always manages to ruin a great show. His points are rarely cogent
Have no idea why Sas was not on here a week ago when they had the show on Espn instead they decided to give other people and try to pass it off as first take I unsubscribed as soon as I noticed
I really like this podcast but the format does not work well with a delay issues. Maybe because it is live on TV when recorded but it is hard at times to listen because of the delay.
Hands down the best sports show in the world. Can we have more special guests please. Hollywood stars that know sports
Really hoped this would improve once Bayliss departed. Instead they dialed it up louder. Just seems like click-bait, headline seeking trash w/o any real content. Steven A seems relatively intelligible when he wants to be but whether itâs his narcissism or the producer, his delivery & content is more grandiose than informative. The other guy is nearly as absurd as Bayliss.
The more I listen to the idiots, the more annoyed I get. These dudes are absolute garbage. Never listening again.&Often times this podcast is uploaded poorly and doesn't work OR its a duplicate show or a completely different show. Poor editing and producing. Who ever takes care of the podcasts for ESPN, needs to be fired.
Love the show itself but the podcast has all sorts of technical issues such as the audio doubling or muting at times making some portion of episodes inaudible. Also the shows work far better if segmented into one show per day rather than hours 1 and 2 as the playback feature plays them in inverse order and I have to constantly open my phone and redo the hassle of picking the specific episode.
Love the show love you guys together Molly, Steven, Max. Great insight but when it comes to LeBron Steven A seems to talk out both sides of his mouth only to kick LeBron every chance he gets and Iâm a Lakers fan wow !
If you want to hear everything and anything LeBron James then this is the podcast for you. How can they talk about this guy ad nauseam day after day after day. I canât take it anymore
None of the ESPN Podcast play.
The app doesnât work well. Thereâs the continual message of âthis episode is currently unavailableâ.
Not interested in Maxâs BS
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I need yâall to please be more consistent with upload times! Some days itâll be at 3 other days Iâm waiting till past 5pm
SaS is slowly killing this show
Max is great! Good insight, smart guy. The show is just entirely too repetitive. Golden State, Lebron, and now the Rockets, I get it. After the NBA playoffs itâll be the Cowboys, OBJ and Aaron Rodgers for 9 months. Theyâre too good to repeat themselves EVERYDAY. PS SA is so rude to Molly.
Show is horrible, just two idiots yelling at each other. Sheesh.
The positives: when it comes to debates on NFL topics and even baseball I think the content is amazing with great points being made about a huge array of topics through out. The Kellerman vs Smith is a very entertaining and logical rivalry.The negatives: absolutely NO MENTION of the NHL ever !! How can one of the major sports have 0 coverage on this show. My biggest pet peeve about first take and ESPN as a whole. Is how much they talk about Lebron. I'm so glad I have the podcast so I can skip the butt kissing that ESPN does on him. He is talked about every day and it's flat out obnoxious. I speak for many people on this.
I get you get paid for these ads but you're putting ads almost after every segment now. I'm so sick of these ads that I'm literally at work right now writing this review to say you're spamming us with ads. I can't get my information and news from my favorite people on my favorite show within 15 minutes plus STRAIGHT without ads now and it's incredibly annoying. I'm sorry. I came for Stephen A. Max, and Molly's takes, NOT saving 15% or more on car insurance!
Max went from boxing expert to expert in anything political! His addition to this show RUINED THE SHOW! Another reason why ESPN has devolved into liberal trash! They are the new MTV! Once loved but ruined by their own stupidity
Worst format possible in entertainment! The only thing FT has going for it is Stephen A Smith & usually a pretty lady moderating ridiculous, over the top, & awful âdebatesâ, which usually devolve into full on yelling matches.
Quit bringing in Will Cain.
Max is unlistenable. Two hours of him is impossible.
Really have to explain?
I love the pod but the separation of the individual podcast is not my favorite though.
What a joke. If you want to hear 2 uneducated idiots screaming over each other for 45 minutes, give it a listen to. Oh my god give it a break and let each other talk.
What was wrong with one Podcast playing the whole show now this stupid play hour one add hour two to the play next itâs minor issue to a great pod but extremely unnecessary
Ever since Skip left, Stephen has grown to be really rude and disrespectful. Always interrupting, screaming at people. For him to refer to his resume in the past, this has nothing to do with your resume or pedigree. This has mutual respect for another human being. Stephen, you need to tone it down.
Your only one worth hearing, did Max ever cover sports as journalist, or play sports, or ever do a push up in his life?
Love that this is a podcast. Even better that once the show is over this podcast is uploaded (usually) right after. Iâm not sure if itâs just me but listening sometimes it skips back and forth. Also on commercial breaks the sound will go from both speakers to just the left or the right.
Hi ESPN â whoever is in charge of converting the live broadcast into the podcast needs to be either relieved or given some assistance. The live show ends at noon; this podcast usually doesnât become available until around 2. But sometimes it isnât available until 3 or 4 or even later. Iâm like come on for such a high powered company I expect a little consistency. My workouts align with the podcasts and sometimes itâs not available for me. I know that can be petty but it really does make a difference to your everyday consumers out here. Consistency! Also, there have been times where the podcasts didnât become available at all, and it was a Monday after an important weekend filled w sports! The little defeats in life! Like right now itâs 2:32pm on a Tuesday and no podcast yet. I work from 10-12 so the pod is my only means! I think you get it by now... please put a little more pride into the podcasts. This all does not negate that you are the best ESPN! I love you. I love Stephen A and Max Kels... thatâs why Iâm so hurt when itâs 3 and I canât hear yalls reaction to the Cavsâ struggles, the Thunder finally showing up like we expect, the anticipation of the super Bowl, etc.. I need itThanks!
I have been listening to this podcast for quite a long time now and I love it. Iâve been a fan of the show for the past 6ish years. The podcast is great but needs some changes and some consistency!My biggest problem is that the podcast upload itself is too often unreliable or corrupted. Sometimes the recording is the prior days episode, which means that we miss the whole day. Sometimes half of the podcast will just be gone, youâll be listening to silence. Sometimes youâll be listening and half way through the podcast cuts to a prior episode for some reason. My next problem has to do with the crew(Molly, Max, and SAS) referencing a video or interview that the podcast hasnât seen(obviously) or heard because it wasnât a part of the podcast audio. I understand that the priority is for TV so I donât expect them to act as if they are on the radio, but including the videos audio would help tremendously for understand the context of the topic. Other than that I love the show keep up the good work!
I literally cut the pod off on 01-10-18 it was to much tried skipping but it seem to go on forever. He is not that interesting please letâs talk more relevant sports its playoff time n NBA is in full swing u guys are better than that. All n all do love the show
I listen faithfully everyday!!! Love Max and Steve... can we also get Molly more involved in the conversation. Love her ð
Iâm a big fan of the show, however, the uploads of the podcasts are inconsistent. Sometimes several days pass without the days podcast being available and sometimes, the podcast is labeled with todayâs topic for an old podcast.
First off Iâve been watching this show for what seems like a decade and itâs great. Yeah there is screams and sometimes opposing debates for the sake of television but itâs one of my favorite sports shows. Now for the dude (or lady) in charge of podcasts. I canât tell you how many times Iâm looking forward to hearing an episode and a few minutes into the podcast I notice this is yesterdayâs episode with todayâs date and description. Another thing that regularly happens is about half way through the podcast I notice that a debate is repeating itself and I realize the show just started over but the timer continues as if thereâs nothing wrong. Someone really needs to to check this before posting it because it happens way too much. Some people may this is a minor issue but there is some that ESPN is employing to do this and if I repeatedly messed up at my job Iâd get canned. So please if someone at ESPN is reading this check it out because Iâm unable to watch the show so I genuinely enjoy listening to the podcast.
I love this show and can only listen to the podcast. Far too often the episode is the wrong episode, is not posted in a timely fashion or is not complete. Given the popularity of this show, I hope that improve how the podcast is treated. Thank you.
You guys should really stop adding previous episodes along with new episodes. Plus, these podcasts are starting to come out a day later than they are supposed to be.