Yesterday, sports fans were hit with devastating news: Skip Bayless would not be returning to ESPN after his current contract is up. Then, to add insult to injury they were rocked by even worse news: Bayless would be joining Fox Sports rather than strapped into a rocket bound for the sun. Bayless was known for his hot takes—many of which were room temperature at best, and often hilariously inaccurate or shortsighted. Let me just pull a random take from emaciated Danny Bonaduce's archives:
Hot enough for ya?
To honor Skip Bayless' greatest legacy (other than helping get SMU the death penalty), OBNUG decided to pull a Buzzfeed and crowdsource some content by asking our followers to bring some Boise-State centric tepid Bayless takes. It ended up being equal parts humorous and sad. Observe.
"There's no way Brotzman misses two in a row!"#OBNUGBaylessTakes— Matty (@MattyMcMorrow) April 27, 2016
"That's it. Zabransky blows it with a late game pick-six. It was a good run, Broncos" #OBNUGBaylessTakes— Jeremy Rodrigues (@RivalsJeremy) April 27, 2016
"Titus Young's got a good head on his shoulders. Definitely ready to be an elite receiver in the NFL" #OBNUGBaylessTakes— Kyle McMorrow (@M_C_Morrow) April 27, 2016
Okay, those book-ends stung a little, but there was a "good miss" there in the middle! Oh, they are about to get worse/better.
"Boise State men's basketball is going to absolutely CRUSH the regular season." #OBNUGBaylessTakes— Damien Alambra (@iwasrun) April 27, 2016
I'll get the ball rolling.— OBNUG (@OBNUG) April 27, 2016
"Doug Martin will never master bi-pedal locomotion. It's the Jarvis Hodge era at BSU" #OBNUGBaylessTakes
"No way will this Hail Mary work again. They are ready for it."#OBNUGBaylessTakes— Damien Alambra (@iwasrun) April 27, 2016
"There's only so many times New Mexico can successfully run that play"#OBNUGBaylessTakes— Drew Roberts (@mybrainissmart) April 27, 2016
@OBNUG JOE SOUTHWICK G.O.A.T— Michael Katz (@MichaelLKatz) April 27, 2016
Putting two midmajors in the same BCS bowl game seperates them from the traditional powers but keeps them equal!!! #OBNUGBaylessTakes— Ryan William Kinney (@Ryan5833) April 27, 2016
"This 17 point lead is insurmountable, even in Reno"#OBNUGBaylessTakes— Drew Roberts (@mybrainissmart) April 27, 2016
@OBNUG No way do you start an undersized freshman when you have experienced senior Bush Hamden over there in the practice facility— Ross Cantelo (@rosscantelo) April 27, 2016
@OBNUG Martin and Harper have done enough...time to let Drew Wright salt away this one against the Frogs.— Dave Southorn (@IDS_Southorn) April 27, 2016
Source: Idaho to drop to FCS – Official announcement tomorrow https://t.co/rmFp6knbIr— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) April 27, 2016
Oops...not sure how that last one got in there.