Hey, ESPN: No One Cares About Tennis, Now Put On First Take
ESPN’s admirably robust live coverage of the French Open has kicked off every day this week at 5 a.m. ET on ESPN2.
First Take, the network’s well-regarded two-hour weekday morning debate program, starts every morning at 10 a.m. on the same channel. The tennis, live sports being what they are, has on occasion bled into the talk show’s timeslot.
Imagine the horror of the First Take‘s devoted (and punctual) fans when they sat down for breakfast this week only to see the ghastly terre battue of Roland Garros and not the pure ideological arena of Bristol, Conn.
Actually, your imagination isn’t necessary. The backlash on Twitter wouldn’t have been more choleric if Rafael Nadal himself had been force-feeding geese for fois gras on camera.
WTf waiting for first take n all I see is men playing tennis..👇👇👇—
Jordan oba (@PapichuloA1) May 29, 2013
I don't like when tennis runs into first take—
Marvin R. (@Marv_LS) May 29, 2013
Espn know dam well first take more important than this dam tennis—
John Bender (@_EarlMontgomery) May 29, 2013
hate when this tennis shit be on…no first take—
Johnny Football (@nikerules) May 29, 2013
Who approved tennis over first take—
Kilo Dre (@KingLouie_13) May 29, 2013
Wtf is this tennis shit still doin on when FirstTake suppose 2 be on?—
B Maintaining (@B_Eazyy) May 29, 2013
Okk My Tv Is On ESPN2 So Why Th Am I Watching Tennis Instead of First Take—
#HippyHoddyHendrix (@_HODNETT_) May 29, 2013
Anyway tho no First Take due to these Fremch dudes on the tennis court 👎—
Charles Cherry (@Fjtour2) May 29, 2013
Come on ESPN, no one cares about tennis. Put on First Take!—
Clayton Harvey (@CHarvey2369) May 29, 2013
I wanna watch first take ion wanna watch no damn tennis—
Dee (@Dedric_T) May 29, 2013
Man put First Take on! Nobody wanna see these 2 scrubs play tennis!—
Realtalk Roberts (@OreoRod) May 29, 2013
Man Rudy gay suppose to be on first take and there is damn tennis on man wtf—
Jesus Shuttlesworth (@Rig_Or_Mortis) May 29, 2013
If they my don't take this tennis match off my tv screen & put "First Take" on I'm writing a letter to ESPN complaining. 😒—
Timeni Washington (@TiM_DiGGiTY) May 29, 2013
They need to get this Tennis off of TV.. Messing up the First Take Flow—
Trey Watkins (@TheRenegade3) May 27, 2013
How they goin delay first take for tennis—
(@G5KidMurph) May 27, 2013
I'm missing first take for gay ass tennis that ain't one of the Williams sisters smh—
Clayton Bigsby (@Hale4Now) May 29, 2013
Uh I'd rather not watch Tennis, I wanna watch First Take. 😡😡😡—
Justine (@_liveGREEEN) May 27, 2013
Of course, not everyone kneels at the altar of Steven A. and Skip …
But really: Shut up, Erik.