Shannon Sharpe is formally departing “Undisputed.” Tuesday marked the conclusion of the Hall of Fame tight end’s hosting duties for the well-liked FS1 morning show. Since September 2016, he has co-hosted “Undisputed” with co-host Skip Bayless.
Tuesday, Sharpe announced, “Ladies and gentlemen, this is officially my last day at work.” “After seven years, the train comes to a stop right here with Shannon Sharpe and ‘Undisputed,'” Less than two weeks ago, the New York Post claimed that Sharpe had negotiated a buyout agreement with Fox Sports to end his show and that his final broadcast would take place during the NBA Finals. Sharpe has now announced his resignation.
‘Forever indebted to Skip Bayless is Shannon Sharpe
Sharpe expressed his gratitude to Fox Sports and other parties for the opportunity to host the program before bidding Bayless a tearful farewell.
Skip Bayless called Shannon Sharpe a “worthy opponent.”
When talking about their experience on the show, Bayless also broke down in tears and thanked Sharpe for taking a risk on him despite the initial backlash the show received.
“We had a completely different format in mind when I initially started working here in June of 2016. When it became apparent that Shannon Sharpe was free, I said I thought he could handle it, and did you ever,” Bayless remarked. “I want to express my gratitude for your commitment to this work. This show is a ravenous beast. You gave you all to this work, just as you did for Hall of Famer in professional football, day in and day out.
The biggest tribute I can pay you is that you were a worthy opponent, therefore I want to thank you for competing for as long as you did with me.
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The most heated arguments between them involved LeBron James’ claim to be the greatest NBA player of all time and Bayless’ Cowboys, among other topics.
Examining the reasons Shannon Sharpe left Fox Sports
Shannon Sharpe leaving “Undisputed” may seem unexpected, but it wasn’t entirely unexpected. His chemistry with Skip Bayless was excellent, as was already established. But throughout the past few months, their relationship had its ups and downs.
The two got into a furious argument over Bayless’ contentious tweet about Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin’s catastrophic on-field collapse in January of this year.
What will Shannon Sharpe do next?
Bayless stated that he anticipates Sharpe’s upcoming success and that he “knows it is coming,” but Sharpe stated that he had nothing set in motion for the period following “Undisputed.”
“Ladies and gentlemen at home, I’m grateful. You’ll run into me somewhere else. Before the show finished, Sharpe stated, “I just don’t know where.
Even though Sharpe’s upcoming project hasn’t been revealed, he does have his “Club Shay Shay” podcast, which has more than 1 million YouTube subscribers. In terms of “Undisputed,” it’s unknown who will succeed Sharpe given that Bayless committed to a four-year, $32 million deal with Fox Sports in 2021.
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