Bucs GM mocks Skip Bayless in ‘Hard Knocks’ scene (vid)
Skip Bayless is among the more controversial — not to mention outspoken — personalities in the national sports media. And Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manger Jason Licht absolutely destroyed the ESPN-turned-FOX Sports 1 talking head during a scene from Tuesday’s season finale of HBO’s “Hard Knocks.”
In the scene, Licht is engaged in a discussion with Bucs director of player personnel John Spytek about how he loathes cut-down day. This season, NFL teams had to trim their rosters to 53 players on one agonizing day.
Licht claims to dislike the task of telling players they have been cut so much that he claims he’d rather suffer through a grueling cross-country road trip with Bayless as his fellow traveler.
“I hate today,” Licht says of cut-down day, as transcribed by Awful Announcing. “I would rather drive across the country with Skip Bayless, and no radio working, and the heater stuck on, and the windshield wiper stuck on and it’s got the metal hitting the glass.”
Oof. That certainly sounds unpleasant, especially if one harbors the same opinion of Bayless that Licht evidently does.
Bayless of course is lightning rod for controversy thanks to the way he approaches his job. He’s known for simply espousing opinions simply to rile up viewers, and in some cases the very athletes and teams he covers.
Still, for Licht to equate the unpleasantness of cut-down day to a road trip with Bayless? Ouch.