ESPN's Marcus Spears savages Stephen A. Smith over failed LSU-Alabama prediction
ESPN and SEC Network college football analyst Marcus Spears did something on Tuesday that few people have done in the history of television.
He rendered Stephen A. Smith speechless.
Smith was fully on the Alabama bandwagon on Saturday as he predicted it to hold serve at home and topple LSU. That, of course, didn’t happen, as the Tigers ended up winning a 46-41 shootout in Tuscaloosa to help them take control of the SEC West and potentially grab the top spot in the College Football Playoff rankings.
On Tuesday morning’s episode of “Get Up” on ESPN, Smith faced off against Spears for the first time since the game on Saturday, and the former Tigers great and 2-time national champion—who went 3-1 against the Crimson Tide during his time in Baton Rouge with then-LSU coach Nick Saban—had a few playful grievances to air toward Smith and his Alabama jingoism.
“I told you what those Tigers was gonna do, and you did not want to listen because you’re conventional and you thought about the past,” Spears began. “The past don’t have nothing to do with what’s happening right now. And we went into Bryant-Denny and got it done, Stephen A.”
Spears was just getting started.
“I noticed you’re not in New York today, and I know you got a hundred jobs,” he continued. “I wanted you to be here today, big bro. Today is the day I needed you to be in New York…so I could throw you in the Hudson (to) swim with the fishes.”
“You know what? I have no comeback,” Smith replied when Spears was finally finished.
You can view the hilarious exchange below: