Twitter Rejoices After Learning ESPN Analyst Sage Steele Is Out

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ESPN analyst Sage Steele’s invite to the cookout has long been rescinded, and now her job as host of NBA Countdown on ABC and ESPN has come to an end.

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With the playoffs just around the corner, Steele will be replaced by Michelle Beadle, the co-host of SportsNation, who is expected to host the pregame and halftime NBA shows on ABC, the Washington Post reports.

Steele hasn’t been one of black America’s favorite people since she took African-American men to task for protesting the killings of unarmed African-American men, women and children. And let’s not forget that time people protested the Muslim ban and Steele was super annoyed, and not because the ban was totally xenophobic and fucked up; she was mad because she was going to miss her flight.

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And because the biracial host has been critical of African Americans on social media, it didn’t take long for social media to bite back.

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Steele won’t be completely without work, since she will continue to appear on SportsCenter on the Road, and ESPN notes that she will have an “expanded on-site presence at events such as the Masters, World Series, Super Bowl, the College Football Playoff, and College Football National Championship.”

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RIP, Sage Steele, wherever you are, because no one watches SportsCenter on the Road. May your presence on social media dwarf back to nothingness; or maybe, just maybe, you can move over to Fox News, where your commentary belongs.

Or, as one Twitter user put it:

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Read more at the Washington Post.

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DISCUSSION

[...] and ESPN notes that she will have an “expanded on-site presence at events such as the Masters, World Series, Super Bowl, the College Football Playoff, and College Football National Championship.” 

Trebek: Golf, Baseball, and Football

FreeRon: What are the most popular sports whose core demographic agrees with Steele’s thoughts on politics and race?

Trebek: Correct!

FreeRon: Alright, Alex..let’s finish out the category: ‘Ain’t that some bullshit?!’ for $2000.