Since the news of Mike Trout reportedly finalizing the largest contract in US sports history with the Los Angeles Angels (12 years, $430 million) broke, the sports world has been going bonkers...and apparently, Stephen A. Smith of ESPN's 'First Take' has been, too.
Stephen A Smith asked Jeff Passan what kind of pressure the Mike Trout deal puts on Mike Scioscia— Someone's An Idiot (@SomeonesAnIdiot) March 19, 2019
(Scioscia stepped down at the end of last season, was replaced by Brad Ausmus in October) pic.twitter.com/Ez9VkIG8I2
Stephen A.'s comment showcases his recurring lack of sports knowledge at times, reporting and making claims on matters that are not true or relevant. For someone of his stature and prestige, we can't have that.
Most notably, Stephen A., in December of 2018 on First Take, attempted to describe some of the key matchups in the upcoming Chargers game. He remarked that the Chiefs will have to watch out for tight end Hunter Henry, who was injured for the entire season with a torn ACL that was suffered in May. Stephen A. promptly followed up his first blunder with another, stating that he was excited for the matchup between Henry and Derrick Johnson. Johnson was not on the team at the time of this comment, released by the Chiefs in March of 2018.
Come on, Stephen A. No more of this.