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First Take is always a heated discussion as Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and guests debate about the day's top stories.

First Take is always a heated discussion as Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and guests debate about the day's top stories.


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First Take is always a heated discussion as Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and guests debate about the day's top stories.






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Hour 2: Remembering Hank Aaron

Stephen A. & Max react to LeBron's performance against the Bucks last night. Later, the crew reacts to the passing of Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron. Tim Kirkjian and Howard Bryant also join to remember the legend.


Hour 1: Battle of the G.O.A.T.s

Stephen A. and Max predict if Tom Brady and the Bucs will beat Aaron Rodgers in the Packers, debate if Patrick Mahomes or Josh Allen have more at stake this weekend, question how much pressure is on the Texans to hire a black coach, and react to Dan Campbell's Lions presser.


Hour 2: Mcgregor Returns

First Take debates who in MMA has had the bigger impact between McGregor and Bones Jones, how should Phillip Rivers be remembered, and much more.


Hour 1: Dynamic Trio

Stephen A. and Max discuss what was the biggest worry after Nets Big 3 debut, if Patrick Mahomes or Josh Allen are more valuable to team, and Shaq joins the show!


Hour 2: Set Free Richardson

Domonique Foxworth, Damien Woody, Kimberly Martin and Set Free Richardson discuss how the Play For Change campaign is inspired by players trying to make a difference, which qb you would like to have with 1 game to win and much more!


Hour 1: End of the Rivers

Damien Woody, Domonique Foxworth and Kendrick Perkins debate what the Colts will do now that Philip Rivers has retired, who will win the AFC championship game and what impact Kyrie will have in his return to the Nets.



Welcome to the first episode of First Take, Her Take. Hosts Chiney, Kimberley, and Charly discuss a wide range of topics including the New York Mets firing their GM Jared Porter, Deshaun Watson wanting to leave Houston while James Harden found a way out, who will we see in this year's Super Bowl, and more.


Hour 2: WNBA players creating change

Stephen A, Max, Chiney Ogwumike and Jeff Saturday debate why it was important for the WNBA players to push for change, if the Chiefs are in trouble against the Bills on Sunday and much more.


Hour 1: Net Gains

Stephen A, Max and Marcus Spears debate if KD and Harden is a championship duo with or without Kyrie, who looks bad in the DeShaun Watson/Texans beef and much more!


Hour 2: Brees Future

First Take discusses what this loss means for Drew Brees now, if the Nets will go to the finals with or without Kyrie, and much more.


Hour 1: Bucs Shine

Stephen A and Max debate if they were impressed by the Bucs or disappointed by the Saints, how did the Brown lose to the Chiefs, and much more.


Hour 2: Under Pressure QBs

Stephen A. gives his list of the top-5 QBs who have the most to lose this weekend, then Max and Stephen A. debate which player match-up in the Rams and Packers game will be the most important. UFC legend Daniel Cormier joins to talk about this weekend's fights, and more.


Hour 1: Jaguars & Jets Get Their Guys

Stephen A. & Max debate if Urban Meyer or Robert Saleh were better hires, Ryan Clark returns to discuss if the Browns are more likely to get blown out or keep it close with the Chiefs, and does the crew believe that Lamar Jackson will pull off the upset in Buffalo?


Hour 2: Houston, We Have A Winner?

Stephen A. & Max talk to Richard Jefferson to determine if the Rockets won the James Harden trade, then the guys discuss if Aaron Donald is more important for the Rams than Jared Goff, and in the final block UFC President Dana White joins to discuss this weekend's big fight and Connor McGregor's next fight, and more.


Hour 1: Brooklyn Big 3

Stephen A. & Max react to the blockbuster trade that sent James Harden to the Nets to play with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Then the crew talks to Damien Woody to debate how much pressure Patrick Mahomes is under this weekend, and later the guys argue which match-up is the true marquee game this weekend: Lamar Jackson vs Josh Allen or Drew Brees vs Tom Brady?


Hour 2: Covid Problems

First Take reacts to George Hill's comments on the strict NBA guidelines due to Covid-19, if Lamar is more likely to thrive this weekend versus the Bills, and much more!


Hour 1: Worth the Drama?

Stephen A. and Max discuss if Kyrie is worth all the drama he's causing, James Harden's harsh comments about the Rockets, and much more!


Hour 2: Justin time

Stephen A, Max and Marcus Spears debate, where Justin Fields should be drafted, if Dan Quinn is a good fit for the Cowboys and if the Colts should trade for Carson Wentz.


Hour 1: Roll Tide

Stephen A, Max and Joey Galloway debate if the Jets should take Devonta Smith at #2, if this Alabama championship should have an asterisk and if the Eagles made the right move in firing Doug Pederson.


Hour 2: O! H! or Roll Tide?

Stephen A, Max, Jesse Palmer and Ryan Clark debate if Buckeyes can stop the Crimson Tide in the National Championship game, if Josh Allen can lead the Bills to the Super Bowl and much more!