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ARGUING WITH OURSELVES — The internet is full of a lot of things, and different media companies have different ideas about how to best make use of it.
For some, it’s all about video of personalities spewing their opinions. For others, it's highlight reels. And still for more, inspiring moments caught on camera.
Here are some of our favorite clips of the week.
Skip Bayless meets his match in debating … Skip Bayless
If you haven’t heard by now, Fox and FoxSports.com are all in on internet video, laying off their writing staffs to focus on talking heads like Bayless, Colin Cowherd and Jason Whitlock arguing and spewing hot takes across the sports media spectrum.
Bayless, the one-time ESPN icon who moved to Fox last summer, is perhaps the biggest representation of the new “all-debate” direction of some sports media. And a former Fox Sports producer showed that the only person truly capable of winning an argument with Skip Bayless … is Skip Bayless.
Will Schleichert worked at Fox Sports from 2014 until March 2017, according to his LinkedIn profile. If you recognize the name, it’s probably because he also produced the viral Keith Olbermann/Tupac mash-up in 2013, when he worked at ESPN. (Warning for censored language).
Alex Smith is more than a good football player
Former Utah quarterback Alex Smith ascended through the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers, and he continues to lead the Kansas City Chiefs.
But one Oakland Raiders fan has a special reason to be an Alex Smith supporter.
Kenny Dorset posted a photo on Twitter this weekend of Smith, who offered to help push his wheelchair-bound father up a ramp during the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship on Friday.
Dorset said his mother was struggling to help his father, and Smith quickly offered a helping hand that will go a long way toward earning him fans — both in football and in life.
Zion Williamson continues to blow our minds
We’ve featured the work of five-star power forward Zion Williamson before. If you haven’t seen it, do a quick Google search; we’ll wait.
Williamson was at it again this weekend. The 6-foot-7, 230-pound star is a hoops highlight reel from Spartanburg, South Carolina, and he showed off his defensive hops during a summer game Thursday.
And yes, we said defensive hops.
Williamson, arguably the top prospect in the Class of 2018, remains uncommitted (as he should be), with offers from the likes of Kansas, Kentucky, UCLA and … well, probably any school he wants to attend.