‘First Take’ star turns away from desk in disgust on live TV at Stephen A. Smith’s controversy

ESPN star Dan Orlovsky turned away in disgust at Stephen A. Smith’s controversy.

The former NFL quarterback was stunned by Smith’s live comments on First Take Monday.

Dan Orlovsky turned from his desk in disgust at Stephen A. Smith's opinion


Dan Orlovsky turned from his desk in disgust at Stephen A. Smith’s opinionPhoto credit: ESPN
Smith returned the favor as Orlovsky began to speak


Smith returned the favor as Orlovsky began to speakPhoto credit: ESPN

Orlovsky and Smith discussed the Green Bay Packers’ prospects for the upcoming season.

The pair were asked if the Packers will compete in the NFC this season.

Orlovsky was in full swing given her pre-season performance at Green Bay.

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But Smith wasn’t so sure, claiming the Packers would be 6-4 or 5-5 after 10 games.

He added, “I’m looking at Green Bay and I’m telling you right now I don’t need them to win the division.”

“The only reason I have them in second place is because Detroit and Chicago have something to prove.”

“But I wouldn’t be surprised if they finished third in their own division behind Detroit and Minnesota.”

Orlovsky was visibly shocked and whirled away from the desk in his chair.

He agreed that he didn’t think the Packers would win the division, but asked, “Minnesota?”

Smith hit back, spinning in his own chair as Orlovsky began to talk.

And the “First Take” star joked, “You can shoot as much as you want, it’s not going to help you.”

Stephen A was back from his holiday and in the studio on Monday morning.

Last week, Chris “Mad Dog” Russo claimed it was a “new era” for First Take without Smith.

And that caused fans to fear he would be leaving the show ahead of the new NFL season.

But those fears were allayed when Smith was back in the studio earlier in the week.

And he was also harassed for his cameo on Family Feud over the weekend.


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