I’m Skip Bayless, a very biased sports columnist who has written for ESPN and many other publications. I want to start by saying this is going to be my first ever AMA. I’m not entirely sure how it works. I was told to post my proof here by one of the moderators. Here are two screenshots, one with a current tweet and the other being my profile page on Reddit. As you can see, I’ve got 6K Karma points on this website already in just a few hours. My question to you Redditors is…is that good?
Hi, I’m Skip Bayless. As many of you have noticed, I have taken a break from being the polarizing sports columnist you all know and love to become an anonymous poster on Reddit to engage with those who disagree with me. I am here to answer any questions you might have about myself, my career, or my previous life as a sportswriter.
Skip Bayless is an American sports commentator, television personality, and author. He hosts the FS1 show Undisputed with Shannon Sharpe, with whom he previously co-hosted First Take on ESPN.
Bayless was born on March 17, 1957, in Perryton, Texas. He grew up in Oklahoma City and attended Oklahoma City University from 1975–to 1979 where he played defensive back for the OCU Bronchos football team. While at OCU, Bayless was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He enrolled at the University of Oklahoma College of Law in Norman but did not graduate.
Bayless began his broadcasting career at KFOR-TV as a sports director in 1983 before moving to WFAA-TV in Dallas where he served as a sports anchor from 1984–to 1986.
In 1986 Bayless moved to Los Angeles and became a sports anchor for KCBS-TV. In 1988, he became an anchor/reporter for The NFL Today on CBS Sports. He also served as a sideline reporter during CBS’ coverage of Super Bowl XXII. In 1991, Bayless left CBS to become an analyst for ESPN’s National Football League pregame show Sunday NFL Countdown; however, he
Skip Bayless history
Bayless was born in Portland, Oregon, but raised in Portland, Texas. He attended the University of Oklahoma on an academic scholarship where he played football as a defensive back and punt returner for the Oklahoma Sooners under head coach Barry Switzer. He was named Academic All-Big Eight and won the Big Eight Championship Ring in 1972. In 1973, he was named Academic All-Big Eight again and also won the UPI Small College Defensive Player of the Year Award.
He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1974 but traded to the San Francisco 49ers before ever playing a down in Dallas. Bayless played for three years with San Francisco before being released following an injury during pre-season training camp in 1977. Bayless later sued for malpractice after his doctor failed to remove all of his knee cartilage during surgery which resulted in further injuries that prematurely ended his career.
After retiring from football, Bayless became an insurance salesman before becoming a sportswriter at The Dallas Morning…