First Take

First Take is always a heated discussion as Stephen A. Smith and guests debate about the day's top stories.


Hour 1: Mike and The Mad Dog Reunion

In this special episode of First Take, we reunite Hall of Fame sports-radio hosts Mike Francesa and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo as they join in the debate with Stephen A. and reminisce on their favorite moments from their time on the radio as Mike and The Mad Dog. We also react to Breaking News as Tom Brady announces his official retirement from the NFL. Stephen A., Mike, and Mad Dog are joined by Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington to unpack his retirement announcement and the legacy the 7-time Super Bowl Champion leaves behind.

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 2023-02-01  47m