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‘First Take’ Coming to The Star


ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith during Game Three of the NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns at Fiserv Forum on July 11, 2021, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. | Photo by Justin Casterline, Getty Images

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ESPN’s signature morning debate show, ‘First Take,’ featuring Stephen A. Smith and host Molly Qerim, will travel to Dallas Cowboys’ headquarters at The Star in Frisco for a show on August 25. 

The show will be filmed from 9-11 a.m. before the Cowboys’ inaugural season kickoff event

Pro Football Hall of Famer and Cowboys legend Michael Irvin and Cowboys owner, president, and general manager Jerry Jones will join Smith and Qerim as special guests. 

“Howdy! How do you do! Normally, I wouldn’t think of coming to Dallas this time of year. It’s probably too damn hot – and the Cowboys don’t lose games that matter in August,” said Smith. 

“However, my presence has been requested, so who am I to deny the people of what they want,” Smith continued. “I have just one favor to ask: can all those folks who were crying on national television when last seen please show up? Haaaaaaaaaaa! See ya on Aug. 25th.”

Qerim added, “Stephen A., Michael Irvin, and Jerry Jones surrounded by Cowboys superfans from The Star? Clearly, this is going to be a show for the books! First Take is at its very best on the road with the energy of a live audience and I can’t wait for this one.”

The show will focus on various Cowboys topics as the team prepares for the season. 

The special show will also feature an appearance by the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, drumline, mascot, Rowdy, and a period for Cowboys fans to ask Stephen A. live questions. 

Jones thinks Cowboys fans will be ready to clash with ESPN’s top sports personality. 

“I’m sure Cowboys Nation is going to smother Stephen A. in some Texas-sized hospitality,” Jones said. “We can’t wait to show him how to kick off the 2022 Season … Cowboys style! He will see what The Star is all about. This is going to be about as much fun as he has had in a long, long while.”

Doors will open to fans who want to watch the show at 7:30 a.m. on August 25. The entrance is located at the south end of the Tostitos Championship Plaza. 

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1 month ago

dont care…stephen A smith sucks azz

1 month ago

YAWN. Big deal. Nobody watches him on TV. Who is going to get in their cars, fight traffic, waste expensive gas in 100 degree heat to see him? The only thing Jerry Jones is good at is getting free media promotion.

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