Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Skip Bayless Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
Ochocinco had a rare instinct for making himself an almost daily story.
The ‘White Establishment’ never liked me. I have worked for ‘White Establishment’ newspapers and television networks.
Punting is an underrated art because of the strategy, skill and athleticism involved.
I say what I say because I believe it from the bottom of my soul and I can back it up.
My career is my life and my passion. It’s not a job, it’s my life.
I watch games a little differently, maybe, than other people do, because I’m constantly asking myself why did that happen, what’s really going on here?
No doubt boxing’s brutal beauty lies in the eye of the rooting beholder.
The No. 1 thing you should know about me: I’ve always tried to put God first in my life, and I’m the first to admit I often have failed because I’m too proud and too stubborn.
I grew up a Cowboys fan, attending my first game in 1960, the first year of their existence.
I can speak only as a white guy.
Tear away fantasy football’s fraternal facade and you discover it’s built on megalomaniacal anarchy. Its subliminal message: Forget the team you’ve always rooted for. You be the owner and the GM. You pick and control the players. You be the star, Joe (and Jill) Nobody.
I remain unashamed to publicly declare my lifelong love of watching football. I have watched thousands upon thousands of games simply because I cared solely about which team won.
I raced a lot when I was in high school, street raced.
Politics can cloud objectivity.
No player in NBA history has driven me crazier, night after night after NIGHT, than the Thunder storm that can be Russell Westbrook, No. 0.
I didn’t have a curfew and always slept at friends’ houses, but on Sundays, Mom dragged me to church. It was the best thing she did for me. I was moved just to be there and to feel God had a plan for me.
I believe I can outrun most everyone.
Just my two cents: Even as a Christian, I love boxing because it’s the ultimate stand-alone test of a competitor’s skill and will. Just two opponents, lightly gloved, and a referee ready to jump in and stop it the moment he believes one opponent can no longer defend himself.
Sometimes I feel like the easiest target in sports.
Live television is the hottest medium. My passion for sports debate runs hot enough without a camera transporting it into your living room with 10 times more impact.
Though I graduated from Vanderbilt, I was born into a family of crazed University of Oklahoma football fans and became one.
I’m LeBron’s ‘No. 1 Critic’ and his ‘Biggest Hater.’ I feel a little like Shailene Woodley’s character in ‘Divergent.’ The government is going to eliminate me because I don’t fit in.
The great ones are about winning and winning only.
Too many people in charge at ESPN, for my taste, were a little too fearful. It’s a Disney network. There are just certain boundaries that you can’t even tiptoe along.
I’ve worked with some people and they turn, they become that image on TV and they’re lost in it, lost in who they are. It scares me. I want to stay me, preserve my soul.
When I was a little kid going to Methodist church, I actually envisioned one day that I would become a minister but I never pursed that.
I boil down people to ‘good heart’ or ‘bad heart’ – meaning they’re basically good or basically not.
Interviewing Michael Jordan is like playing him one on one. If he respects you and especially your media platform and he’s amused by your college try, he’ll let you get off a shot or two. Then he’ll go behind his back, give you a head fake and leave you wondering exactly what he meant by this and that.
Parcells is one of the all-time great commanders and motivators.
Durant has developed a LeBron Complex, sounding like he wants to be his best buddy LeBron as well as beat him.
I consider myself a reasonably intelligent guy. Made straight A’s in high school (except for driver’s ed and typing).
I’ve long been offended by not-so-godly pro football players I’ve known who showed up for pregame chapel – Sunday-only Christians rubbing the proverbial rabbit’s foot – then after victories declared it was ‘God’s will’ that their team won.
My mom was real loud and that made me speak only when spoken to. But even as a child, if you challenged me, you would get both barrels.
You know what, Tom Brady is unlike any quarterback I have ever followed or covered. He is shattering every mold of how a franchise quarterback should be on and off the field. He’s just different.
Ice, to me, is a magical healer. At night, watching ‘Ray Donovan,’ I’ll put bags of ice on my shoulders, knees, and back. It’s a miracle cure.
I’m perfectly fine with Pacquiao the Christian wanting to separate Mayweather from his senses.
Chris Paul, president of the NBA Players Association, can lead an entire league but can’t lead his team when it really counts.
For 10 years while I was at ESPN, I lived at the Residence Inn in Southington, Connecticut, near Bristol. I did that because my wife had a great job in New York City, and we had a place in New York City, at 54th and 8th. On Friday, I would come back, and then on Sunday evening I would go back to the Residence Inn.
I’m not a shock jock. I never ambush anybody. I just speak my mind and my heart and my soul.
Punters must catch bullet snaps that sometimes bounce or test their verticals. Then they must aim away from dangerous returners or pierce the wind with low spirals or drop punts into ‘coffin corners’ or stick them nose-first like majestic 2-irons near the goal line.
For years I wrote newspaper columns mostly about the teams in my city. There was no cheering in the press box, and I fought to remain objective.
The God’s truth: I never much cared for Tebow when he played at Florida.
I closely follow football (and basketball and baseball) for the right reasons, not the alarmingly irrelevant ones.
I knew nothing about nutrition until 1982. I had a big turnaround that year and never looked back.
Ever the coach’s dream, Tebow embraced the role of punt protector.
Why did John Elway not come back for a shot at a third Super Bowl? He just had had enough.
At the risk of damaging the ‘First Take’ ratings, the God’s truth is I do not hate LeBron James. I actually like the man, who seems as close to being a role model as any superstar can be. He seems to be a good father and husband with a sharing, caring heart.
Give me great players making great plays under the world’s greatest pressure. Give me red white and blue real football.
Mayweather has boxing genius. But it takes one to know one, and he knew right away Pacquiao also has rare boxing IQ – an equalizing gift for setting up and taking down an opponent.
I have too many psycho superstitions.
You see far more swings and misses on can’t-miss football recruits than basketball blue chips.
No doubt Mayweather is the greatest defensive fighter ever.
Inch for inch, the 6-foot-3 Westbrook is the NBA’s most sensationally talented player, a relentlessly explosive basket-attacker with a deadly pull-up jumper – a top-10 NBA player by any big-picture statistical measure from Player Efficiency Rating to Win Shares.
In the ’80s, I did two hours of cardio every day, split between running and the stationary bike. It was a trap – afterward I’d feel starving but also bulletproof, so I’d pig out. I slid into what I call exercise bulimia, when you’re running more and more miles so you can eat worse and worse food.
I never listen to music when I run.
Trust me, you cannot love football any more than I do.
For my meal replacements, I eat way too many Quest bars. I think you should eat every three hours. I usually wake up once a night, and if I do wake up, I always eat a Quest bar to feed my machine.
I wouldn’t want to debate me every day.
I certainly could be wrong, but I don’t believe God decides athletic competitions.
By nature, I am quiet off the air.