Video: Skip Bayless On Tebow Beating The Steelers, ‘It Was The Highlight Of My Career’

If you are a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers you should probably be celebrating on this Tuesday as it was the last day you will have to watch Skip Bayless on ESPN’s “First Take.”

Bayless, a known lover of the Dallas Cowboys and Tim Tebow, made sure to take one final shot at the Steelers and his longtime co-host Stephen A. Smith on Tuesday by recalling his favorite sports memory.

“First playoff game, in Denver, against your childhood team, your favorite team from childhood, the Pittsburgh Steelers, featuring Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback, Tim Tebow threw for 316 yards. He can’t throw, he threw for 316 including an 80-yard strike to open overtime to Demaryius Thomas. Look, there he goes. It was the highlight of my career, Tim Tebow led an overtime victory in his first playoff start against the Pittsburgh Steelers and it might have been the low point of your professional career on television,” Bayless told Smith Tuesday morning.

Smith agreed with Bayless’ assessment.

“Unquestionably, the lowest point of my on-air career was Monday, January 9th of 2012, the day after Tim Tebow threw for 316 yards and the Denver Broncos beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in that game,” Smith said. “Anybody who knows me knows, I’m not one to call off from work. I gotta be really, really sick to call off from work, but I will tell you this, that day, I was so depressed, so sick at the thought of sitting across from Skip. I swear to you, I was looking for every excuse in the book not to show up on the air the next day because I was that disgusted.”

I can certainly relate to Smith and I’m sure that most of you reading this post can as well. That Tim Tebow to Demaryius Thomas overtime touchdown in the AFC Wildcard game is something that will forever be stuck in the back of my head and knowing that it ranks as Bayless’ favorite sports memory of all-time also turns my stomach.

Fortunately, we no longer have to listen to Bayless on ESPN as he is moving on to Fox Sports and you can bet that several current Steelers aren’t sad to see him go. When he announced Monday on Twitter that his last appearance on ESPN would be Tuesday, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell quoted his tweet and added “good.”

Bayless has always been more agitator than analyst and the amount of stupid comments that he’s made over the years are uncountable. ESPN made a smart move by letting him walk away.

  • They’re both moronic, egomaniacal blowhards.

  • Dorian James

    Someone remind me how many defensive starters were out for that game. Tim Tebow didn’t beat us our defense beat us because it was so bad that day.

  • Sam Clonch

    Says a lot about Skip’s career accomplishments.

  • copanut

    Precisely. What kind of loser defines his career by what some player did in a game. It’s not like Skippy played in the game, coached it, reffed it, or was the booth announcer. What is the connection between that play and his job? None.

    But hey, this is the guy who staked his reputation on Johnny Football being great.


    Him using brother toward Smith was appropriate!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Meanwhile, the more he speaks the less I care.

  • Steel Your Face

    Hey, Skip – The Jerk Store called…

  • Orlysteel

    They were told by their producers to Tebow you to death, after seeing the outside the lines ratings soar by the creation of opposing points of view and the pinning of Bayliss against Stephen A Smith, it’s all bullcrap folks don’t take it seriously ESPN is a joke.

  • Orlysteel

    They are cash cows for ESPN, they are pressing buttons and watching the ratings soar.

  • Bonnie Powell

    And a sad career it has been. Won’ t miss him at alllllll!! Good riddence.

  • Zhan 美国第一

    Bitterness is not a good quality in a person…

  • Jeff McNeill

    I am glad skip will be off of ESPN and on to the obscurity of fox!

  • alevin16

    Hey Skippy, unless you win the SB all that victory did was get Denver a lower draft pick.

  • Jeff McNeill

    He does not like Denver, he liked Tebow!

  • srdan

    I miss, respect and remember Stuart Scott.

    All antonyms for Skip.

  • srdan

    I highly disagree with that statement.

    Somewhere some loser bungle fan is saying the same thing about last year.

  • Brian Miller

    Always appreciate a Seinfeld reference!

  • RickM

    Good riddance and long overdue.

  • PittsburghSports

    Definitely the most embarrassing point of my Steelers fan career.

  • Addison

    I haven’t had ESPN for years. I don’t miss it at all

  • nice avi 😉

  • lol i didn’t think anything of it till i read your comment

  • Hate to say it but I think Lebeau beat us with his scheme. The Pats showed everyone how to correctly limit Tebow the following week..

  • Hypo Cycloid

    Try living in Jax when that happened. Talk about embarrassing.

  • Bob Loblaw

    I know these posts generate clicks, but the less attention this site pays to idiots like Bayless the better.

  • Kevin artis

    One of the worst days as a steeler fans. I don’t know what was worst, that lost or the super bowl 30 against the Cowboys. Still will not watch either.

  • Rotten Sircus

    Just a painful reminder of how trash ike taylor really was ! I can’t even watch players who wear #24 please Doran Grant change your number !!!

  • Ahmad

    I guess I’m in the minority here but Skip Bayless actually grew on me. I loved him on First Take, even if I disagreed with him a lot. Him and Stephen A Smith had great chemistry and the show won’t be the same without him.

  • OIF3gunner

    Yeah, Fox is more obscure….

  • OIF3gunner

    You believe Ike was trash!? Wow, that’s pretty dumb.

  • OIF3gunner

    You absolutely are, I hope he chokes on a bag of male reproductive organs and dies.

  • OIF3gunner

    AKA, Richards

  • Ahmad

    Dude way to be overdramatic! He’s a sports commentator not Hitler.

  • WilliamSekinger

    SMH…The highlight of your career is someone else winning a football game?

  • Jacob

    I can’t hate anyone either way. It’s just entertainment. These men are paid to have the highest ratings possible. So are football players. So is everyone on TV.

  • Ken Krampert

    Pretty non description career if that is the “career highlight”. Skip Clueless is that guy in the bar that knows dick about sports who everyone wants to smash their beer mugs over his head…..

  • Big White

    At best, Ben was playing at 40% healthy. I’ve never seen a guttier performance by a player and the Steelers were lucky to even be in the game late. Not exactly climbing the Mt Everest of victories.

  • mokhkw

    Exactly. All this does is add to the “problem”.

    I can’t see wtf anyone would want to promote what this mouth-piece says. There’s nothing good which can come from it.

  • Dbom

    NFL- facepalm to letting the most popular NFL player in the last 20 years go…

    Smart marketing…

  • Dbom

    NFL network sure likes playing it (Tebow vs Steelers).

    Over and Over again…

  • Shane Mitchell

    What irks me is why it happened, it happened because they didnt play much of their usual Cover-3 that a lot of fans like to complain about, instead this was the one game they played a lot of straight man coverage and got burned giving up big plays. Never should have happened,

  • Steve

    Skip is a Cryboy fan and Steeler Hater. He has his head up Jerry’s A** so far, makes Jerry a Taller man.

  • Dorian James

    Your right, I just didn’t want to pile on Dick LeBeau anymore that I have been. No one can dispute your comment.

  • The GreekGeek

    That play was the end of Ike Taylor’s career. Ike in his prime could have sat on an island with Demarius and limited that to a 10 yard catch or so maybe broken it up. Ike was one of my favorite players for a long time because you could just count on Ike’s guy not doing much of anything that game. That opened up our D to roll coverage help to the other side and be dominant. Without him, we have been catching up for about 5 years. Ike and Troy made the Steelers secondary great. That game was the end of their tenure. Such a sad game for so many reasons…

  • Rotten Sircus

    It’s been proven …he famously made the highlight reels for getting burnt ! As far as interceptions go his numbers don’t add up ! And as the article says he got Tebowed !!! he was close enough to at least dive and what did ike do ??? I rest my case !!!

  • Zarbor

    Skip is a loser. The only bigger losers are the people that watch him on TV to make him successful. Why do you people continue to watch asinine programming and ridiculous mindless shows like First Take? Do you not know that the more you watch the more he gets paid and the longer the show continues?

    Now he is going to his right-winged, rightful spot on FOX. One of my best moments in sports was being in the Heinz Field Dec. 7, 2008 and watching our Steelers win.

  • Brian Miller

    Poet and didn’t know it!

  • Douglas Andrews

    The highlight of my career was watching Jalen Rose rip into Skip Bayless about how he can’t claim to be an athlete. Especially the part when Jalen told Skip he shouldn’t criticize professional athelets when all he’s had to worry about is trying not to pull a hammy on the treadmill lol

  • nitch19

    Who is Skip Bayless????

  • ObiRynDenobi

    He WON’T be missed!!

  • Some day I’m going to meet Skip Bayliss. I’m going to walk up to him, smile, and punch him in the gut–hard enough to make him double over and maybe vomit, but not hard enough to leave a mark. Then I’ll be on my way, whistling as I go.