For the first time in eight years, there will be someone new sitting across from Fox Sports 1 personality Skip Bayless on the network’s debate talk show.
That’s because, as reported by the New York Post last Wednesday, Shannon Sharpe is leaving Fox Sports 1 and "Undisputed," the show he helped build alongside Skip Bayless.
EmpireStakes.com – your source for New York sports betting - utilized rumors and information on Fox Sports to develop hypothetical odds for who will take over Sharpe’s seat on “Undisputed.”
Here’s who could be the heir apparent to Sharpe on FS1’s premier sports talk show, as the network looks to counter the influence of ESPN’s “First Take” and establish a suitable competitor for the Stephen A. Smith-led TV monolith.
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Odds of New Voice on FS1’s “Undisputed”
With several in-house candidates and a host of lower-realm TV hosts at FS1’s main competitor in Bristol, there’s no shortage of names to replace Sharpe on the daily talk show.
The split favorites to become Bayless’ newest co-host are current “First Things First” host Nick Wright and longtime FS1 analyst Emmanuel Acho. EmpireStakes.com has them as +450 co-favorite to be the next personality on “Undisputed.”
Other TV personalities to keep an eye on are FS1’s Chad Ochocinco and Chris Broussard, who are listed at +500 and +700, respectively, to be Sharpe’s replacement.
Rounding out the list are ESPN NBA analyst Kendrick Perkins and former NFL star wideout Michael Irvin (+900 apiece) and retired Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis (+1250).
The rest of the field has +1330 odds of being the show’s third personality, after Bayless and Sharpe, putting the final touch on what should be a much sought after media personality opening across the cable TV industry.
How Did “Undisputed” Get To This Point?
The FS1 personality-based show, which has been on the air since 2016, is having its first real on-air turnover several months after co-hosts Bayless and Sharpe had a series of well-covered squabbles over a host of topics, leading many to surmise that the pair’s chemistry was irreconcilably wrecked.
The program has seen its share of turnover through the years when it comes to the actual host of the program, with Joy Taylor, Jenny Taft and Jen Hale all taking turns as the voice of reason to the on-air bluster of Bayless and Sharpe. Now, it appears, the network executives at FS1 will have their first major on-air vacancy to fill since they handed Bayless the reigns to the daily talk show back in 2016.
Don’t be surprised if the opening is one of the most coveted in the country, especially with on-air talent rumored to be put under the microscope by Disney in the company’s latest round of ESPN layoffs.
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