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Quite Frankly, Stephen A. Smith Can't Interview

Mike SteffanosWednesday, March 1, 2006
By Mike Steffanos


I just watched Omar Minaya's appearance on Stephen A. Smith's Quite Frankly show. I came away with the feeling that I learned almost nothing from his one-hour (minus the commercials) interview with Minaya.

I like Smith when he's on a panel type show like for basketball, but as an interviewer he jumps all over the place and gives me a headache. I thought they had effective treatments for ADD...

Update 10:20 AM: In the comments, a reader who was present at the taping of the show said:

They edited too much of the interview. It was MUCH better in person.

Fair enough. Based on what I saw, though, I don't think I'm going to make a habit out of watching Quite Frankly.

Comments (9)

They edited too much of the interview. It was MUCH better in person.

Maybee its me but i can not deal with Steven A Smith! Like alot of ESPN he tries to be there friend and not conduct a real interview. If you want a real interview tune into WFAN!

Benny, thanks for letting me know that. I put something about it in the main article so that someone who doesn't read down to the comments will see it.

Tom, I'm still kinda with you -- too much "personality", too little substance...

"Maybe its me but i can not deal with Steven A Smith! Like alot of ESPN he tries to be there friend and not conduct a real interview. If you want a real interview tune into WFAN!"

I agree with the first part but I would never recommend sending ANYONE to listen to WFAN for anything more than their Mets news updates w/ Eddie C. The FAN are the biggest bunch of Mets haters there are. The only host worthy of recognition is Steve Summers. All the other just beat the "boo" drum each week for players like Beltran and Matsui. Next thing you know Shea Stadium is booing every at bat by those players. They make Mets fans think badly about their own team. You don't hear Francesa encourage the booing of ANY Yanks. And Joe Beningo should be ashamed to call himself a Mets fan because he beats the ___Fill in the blank w/ Mets player who didn't get a hit last night name___ boo drum just as bad.

You know what, though, if you're really a fan you don't need Francesa or Joe B. to tell you what to think. How about last year when Francesa said Wright couldn't play third base? What a jerk.

I'll never understand fans who will get all over their own guys who are struggling...

I'll admit that this is my first time on this site and i have to say i've enjoyed/impressed with the site and the responses by the readers! I look fwd to more Mets talk during the year.

However, I do agree that WFAN can be one sided at times, but I enjoy the Eddie C daily reports even more than reading the newspaper because i feel he gives u clear and honest report as to what's going on with the team, both pro and con. Maybee its just me.

I also agree with the reply's concerning fans that get on players who are struggling. Why come to a game to boo? As long as there in a Mets uniform i'm pulling for that player. If you truly know baseball you know players are going to get into slumps. Heck i'll even cheer for Kaz.

Good for you, Tom. I agree with you on Ed Coleman, too.

WFAN SUCKS
I RATHER WATCH STEPHAN A SMITH
THE WAY HE ANALYSIS THE GAME
IT'S CLEAR HE'S SPEAKING THE TRUTH FROM HIS POINT OF VIEW!

Okay. We all have our opinions.

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