ESPN First Take’s Stephen A. Smith Mistakes Onion for Real Newspaper, Goes on Twitter Rant

| by Alex Groberman

Stephen A. Smith spends a lot of his time listening to Skip Bayless talk about sports, so you can’t really blame him for having a brain that doesn’t function the way it should. Honestly, imagine waking up every single morning, going to work, and listening to some old guy purposely troll every sports fan in America while you, the useless sidekick, have to pretend as though you’re taking his idiotic, baseless, and mostly incoherent points seriously.

It’s a tough life. And the fact that Smith has to endure all that on a daily basis explains why he thought an Onion column about him having a sex talk with his fictional son was a real article.

First, here is a bit of the piece (via The Onion):

Sensing the 9-year-old is now old enough to engage in a heated debate on the subject, Stephen A. Smith reportedly decided Monday that his son is finally ready for the sex argument. “It’s a big milestone in every father-son relationship to sit your child down and dispute his pathetic ideas about the birds and bees,” said Smith, fondly remembering his own father belligerently talking over him when he got the sex argument as a boy.

And then the reaction:

I thought I'd heard enough despicable lies about myself. Now there's some article out that I have a 9-yr-old son and I'm going to have a

— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) September 17, 2012

Conversation with him about Sex. Mind you, I neither have a son nor a 9-Year-old. Some ppl are beyond despicable. No end! Sad what extent

— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) September 17, 2012

People will go to. Amazing how folks try to tear cats down, primarily due to perceived power of the spoken word. Damn Shame, but too bad.

— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) September 17, 2012

Because I don't intend on going anywhere. Really, Really sad, though!

— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) September 17, 2012

Haaaaa. The got me. I didn't know it was on Satire! Got it. Peeps got jokes. It's cool!

— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) September 17, 2012

There are no words.

(Kudos Onion)

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