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Stephen A. Smith: TV Personalities Afraid Of Being Wrong ‘Are Boring as Hell’

“In our business there’s a lot of people who truly, truly believe the definition of entertainment is showing people what you know. That’s not true.”

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Stephen A. Smith knows he can’t be right all the time, even when he’s debating someone on First Take.

Smith was a guest on the Barstool Sports podcast Pardon My Take this week, and host Dan “Big Cat” Katz asked him what his thought process is like when he does turn out to be wrong.

The topic of Stephen A. being wrong with six straight NBA Finals predictions came up, and Smith said you just have to embrace being imperfect.

“The beauty is in being wrong. It’s showing that you’re fallible – you’re flawed – you’re human just like everybody else,” he said. “Do you know many people are boring as hell on television because they are literally so rigid because they’re scared of being wrong? Tell me one person in the history of sports who’s been right every time. There is no one.”

Smith later said that not having an attitude of always being right, combined with just being as knowledgeable as possible, goes a long way in how you connect with your audience.

“In our business there’s a lot of people who truly, truly believe the definition of entertainment is showing people what you know. That’s not true,” he said. “How you communicate with them is what entertains them. Sure you have to know what you’re talking about for the most part. Doesn’t mean you’re flawless and you’re not gonna make mistakes. But for the most part you gotta know what you’re talking about.”

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Bussin’ With The Boys Headed to Radio Row

“They tried to keep us out. They tried to keep the boys down, but you’ve got to know better when you start to play with us.”

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After a little public pressure, the NFL has decided that at least one Barstool show is welcome to be a part of Radio Row in Arizona for Super Bowl week. After initially being denied credentials, Will Compton, Taylor Lewan, and their Bussin’ With the Boys podcast have been given everything they need to be a part of media gathering the week before Super Bowl LVII.

Compton made the announcement on Twitter earlier this week.

“Fortunately, the right people got on the phone,” he told Bussin’ With the Boys fans. “I don’t know if somebody nudged Roger in the hallway and was like ‘Hey man, I’m telling you we don’t want to go down this path. We took year ten from him. Let’s not be taking away his media credential.’”

J.P. Hovey, the show’s producer, will be a guest next month on The Producers Podcast here on BSM. He told host Brady Farkas that he never doubted how this would end.

“They tried to keep us out. They tried to keep the boys down, but you’ve got to know better when you start to play with us.”

Hovey said that the end result was more than just a product of the dedication of Barstool fans. In his video, Compton credited all of the media outlets that covered the story that two players were told that were not welcome on Radio Row.

“We got the passes. We got the access,” Hovey said. “Roger Goodell, thanks for trying, but you know, it was never in the cards for him.”

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Pat McAfee: I Enjoy Hearing Tom Brady be a Human

“That is a Tom Brady I would like to listen to every single day, if that’s what the Let’s Go podcast was.”

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Tom Brady is not ready to make a decision about his future. Jim Gray learned the hard way that is not just public posturing. That is the truth.

On the latest episode of the Let’s Go podcast, which also airs on SiriusXM, Brady answered Gray’s question about what his timetable for a decision is with “If I knew what I was going to f***ing do I would’ve already f***ing done it. I’m taking it a day at a time.”

On his show on Tuesday, Pat McAfee said that a fiery Tom Brady is what he wants to hear.

“That is a Tom Brady I would like to listen to every single day, if that’s what the Let’s Go podcast was,” he said. “Now, I don’t like that they bleeped him. We’re adults. It’s SiriusXM.”

McAfee added that this feels like a more authentic version of a guy who has been so careful about letting anyone get too close to him. He noted that there was an episode of Brady’s ESPN+ documentary Man in the Arena in which Mike Vrabel made the comment that Brady isn’t so perfect behind closed doors.

AQ Shipley, who makes regular appearances on McAfee’s show and played with Brady in Tampa, said that the GOAT is only the GOAT in front of the media. In the locker room, he always embraced just being one of the guys.

Pat McAfee said he has heard that a lot about Tom Brady and never really believed it.

“I just enjoyed hearing Tom being human there, because everyone that has been his teammate is like ‘you would enjoy Tom’ and I’m like ‘the guy selling that chocolate in social media videos? I don’t think so.’”

He added that last year, Brady was clearly pressured into a decision between the Buccaneers, FOX and his now-ex-wife all wanting a decision. That is probably what Brady was remembering when he fired back at Jim Gray.

“It’s almost like he’s like ‘Jim, what are you? My f***ing ex-wife, dude? I will take my f***ing time for the first time in my life. How about that?”.

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Pat McAfee: Kelce Brothers Have One Of The Top 2 or 3 Shows In the World

“I want players to be rich forever and be successful, and I think every single player’s story is worth money.”

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Podcasting has democratized sports media content across multiple platforms. Now, active players have the chance to take advantage of a direct line to fans to tell their own stories. Few players are doing that better right now than the Kelce brothers according to Pat McAfee.

McAfee welcomed Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce to his show on Monday. He told Kelce that players everywhere should be paying attention to what he and his brother Jason, an offensive lineman in Philadelphia, have created.

“I want players to be rich forever and be successful, and I think every single player’s story is worth money,” McAfee said. “I think the NFLPA needs to do a better job telling everybody that more in like workshops and things like that. But your and your brother’s show is like a top two, top three show in the world right now, dude.”

The show, New Heights with Jason & Travis Kelce has experienced tremendous success. It routinely shows up on lists of the most downloaded sports podcasts on the internet. Pat McAfee says it isn’t hard to understand why.

“When you guys are chopping it up, it is so f***ing great. I’m enjoying the hell out of it.”

Kelce acknowledged that the show has been a lot of fun to put together. He says that recording sessions have become benchmarks of his week. That isn’t possible without The Pat McAfee Show.

“You guys paved the way though,” Kelce told McAfee. “You guys have been doing it the right way and gave us the confidence to want to tell our stories and eventually be able to bring in our friends.”

“Well, your show is much better than ours,” Pat McAfee fired back.

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