Take the pledge: Boycott Skip Bayless

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Let’s face it, ESPN’s Skip Bayless is nothing but a troll.

The Baltimore Ravens have Super Bowl rings to show for their efforts during the 2012 season. Bayless’ favorite target of criticism, quarterback Joe Flacco, has a Super Bowl MVP title, $120 million contract and a 2014 Corvette to show his importance to a franchise that can call themselves champions.

Regardless of what the Ravens do on the field, Skip Bayless can’t keep his mouth shut, and the Ravens continue to make him eat crow.

Unfortunately, during a time where many cable bills often equal car payments, people in Baltimore (and around the country) have to pay $6 per month just for ESPN’s programming. ESPN does some great things, but continuing to employ someone who is nothing short of a troll for ratings is a black eye for the network. Is Bayless a waste of money? Absolutely. However, the network makes $7.2 BILLION per year before they even tap into their advertising revenue. Bayless and his “hey, look at me, I’m trying to be relevant” antics are something this company can afford to keep on the books even though for some reason they had to cut hundreds of jobs a month ago.

As the Ravens reported to training camp on Wednesday, linebacker Terrell Suggs, a frequent opponent of Bayless’ on First Take once again stood up for his quartergback.

“[Joe] doesn’t have to do any talking, all he has to do is flash his ring,” Suggs said when asked about thoughts on the national media’s perspective of Flacco. “I think his resume speaks for itself, and I don’t think myself or Joe need to do any more talking concerning that.”

Bayless must have saw that as a challenge to just how long he could keep his mouth shut.

On Wednesday, Flacco met with the media and said, “I can’t really complain at this point. We won last year, I have a lot of money [laughter], or I’m going to get a lot of money, and we’re going to win football games. That’s the way it is around here. That’s what we’re going to get used to and that’s what we want to be used to, is winning football games. We’re not going to apologize for acting like a good football team.”

Bayless responded by saying on First Take (quotes courtesy of BaltimoreRavens.com):

“I can’t say that I blame Joe Flacco for basically flaunting all the money he’s about to be paid right now,” he said. “To the victor goes the spoils. He did it, man. He played sensationally throughout the playoffs, but I’m here to say that I don’t think Joe Flacco is going to be flaunting his money about mid-season because I think that Flacco and what’s left of his Ravens are in for a rough ride.”

Then, he continued.

“I’m sorry Ozzie, you bet the ranch on Joe Fluke-o and I think he’ll turn back into Joe Fluke-o at some point this year…. Talk big now Joe, because you won’t be able to talk big later.”

The only fluke that Bayless should be concerned with is how he’s still employed. There are far more deserving people who should actually be opining about sports instead of of keeping vendettas against certain teams going even after they’ve been proven wrong time and again.

So, Baltimore, this is where you come in! Let’s not give this talking head the attention he is seeking and continue to let the ratings drop on First Take. Note that we have nothing against Stephen A. Smith; this is all about Bayless.

Bayless will continue to float out nuggets throughout the season to anger Ravens fans. Instead of reacting, let’s just not even address him. I will assure you that it’ll never happen on this site again, it’ll never happen on our Facebook again nor will I ever personally do it on my Twitter account.

Baltimore, take the pledge to never acknowledge Skip Bayless again. This isn’t an effort to have him lose his job; it’s just to create awareness that people in Baltimore don’t give a crap what he says.

Sign the Boycott Skip Bayless pledge here!

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27 Raves on “Take the pledge: Boycott Skip Bayless

  1. Tucker: M&T Sec 527 on said:

    Media trolls like this douche are nourished by attention of any sort (web site hits/comments, TV ratings, boycott campaigns). Resist the urge to acknowledge his pathetic existence – it won’t make him go away. Turn the channel, leave the page, speak not his name. Ignore the whore!

  2. HotInHere on said:

    I agree with the other posters that it’s odd that you are writing a whole piece on the guy devoted to ignoring him. However, I will boycott him. I’ll add it to my boycott of Honey Boo-Boo, the Kardashians, New Kids on the Block, and all other things that are too insulting to my intelligence to have ever paid any attention to them in the first place.

  3. melvin on said:

    Skip doesn’t really bother me. He’s like a shock jock. He only says things for attention. His negative comments about the ravens honestly have done nothing but help the team gain recognition. Every time he opens his mouth it opens discussions about our team across all networks. The only bad attention is no attention.

  4. Mill on said:

    Boycott? You mean there are people that still watch ESPN?

    It has been atleast 3 years since I have watched ESPN for anything other than the Ravens on Monday night football. Heck with the Jaime Dukes, Warren Sapps and Buttheads of the world, I am starting to stray away from NFL network. I get almost all of my NFL news from the internet.

  5. TJ on said:

    You do realize this is what he is paid to do. It’s a counterpoint show. I can’t stand him. But it’s his job to be an a-hole

  6. paulie on said:

    Would surprise me if very many (if any) people who take the time to read or post here actually watch ESPN’s three ring talk circus. Watching Skip Clueless would be about as pointless as watching Fox & Friends or any ‘Reality TV’ show. Granted, he has the right to say anything he wants to. There is no law against humiliating yourself publicly – yet, but until he manages to snag an Emmy or his first Pulitzer Prize for Journalism he has no hope of speaking to Joe on an even footing.

  7. Unibomber on said:

    I can’t boycott him. That would imply that I’ve watched him before. Never tuned into his show and I never will. I only tune into ESPN when they are broadcasting a Ravens game. Other wise I could give a damn less about their opinions or their attempts to turn football into a stupid reality show.

  8. Rxdoxx on said:

    Do we also include people that write about him (after present company’s article of course)?
    If he has articles being written about him, then he, like KrispyKreme also wants a nice paycheck.

    I like Skip Brainless moniker

  9. john schultheis on said:

    You hung around Nester the idiot too much earlier in your career. No one should care about any media or TV or radio commentator’s stupid thoughts. Who cares? Try just writing about what Raven fans care about ,THEIR TEAM!!

  10. Rob on said:

    So you can say/tweet your opinions on Zimmerman/Martin but Skip is a troll. Maybe I should boycott RSR because of your opinion . That would be ridiculous on my part. Pot calling the kettle black. At the end of the day we are all trolls.

  11. Reading Comments on said:

    I can’t believe you guys watch this crap. Who cares what this guy thinks. Until you posted a link of Suggs giving him a bunch of crap a while back I didn’t even know who he was. I had seen him somewhere before but never payed attention to him one way or the other. WHO CARES!!!

  12. BirdlandSteve on said:

    This is so lame. Who cares what this idiot says about our team? Don’t like him change the channel! Orrrr maybe don’t be watching television at 11am on a week day.

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