Skip Bayless names a replacement for Shannon Sharpe on “Undisputed” and pleads “let me crush you” amid rivalry.

FOX SPORTS host Skip Bayless is pinning his hopes on a big name as Shannon Sharpe’s replacement on the popular morning sports show.

The 71-year-old outspoken athlete wants former NBA legend Charles Barkley as his next argument partner on Fox Sports show Undisputed.

Skip Bayless has been known to comment on Undisputed


Skip Bayless has been known to comment on UndisputedPhoto credit: Getty
Charles Barkley is an NBA legend


Charles Barkley is an NBA legendPhoto credit: Getty
Shannon Sharpe announced last month that she was leaving the show


Shannon Sharpe announced last month that she was leaving the showPhoto credit: Getty

Sharpe announced his departure from the famous TV show last month and fans have been speculating who will take his place ever since.

The former NFL legend left Bayless and “Undisputed” after agreeing to end his contract with the network.

However, Bayless opened up on Thursday on the latest episode of his podcast, The Skip Bayless Show, about who he thinks would like to be the new co-host.

“Charles Barkley would be my dream debating partner on ‘Undisputed,'” Bayless said.

Undisputed and Skip Bayless will'go off the air for a break'
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“I’d jump out of bed at 2 a.m. every morning here in Los Angeles to go to work with Charles.”

Bayless said Sharpe’s choices had previously torn him up, but spoke out after hearing Barkley call him a “fucking idiot” during it TNT’s coverage of The Match” between Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce against Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, which inspired him.

“Please Charles, please come and please work with me, this ‘damn idiot.'” “What a joy it would be to fight Charles Barkley every day on live television,” Bayless explained.

He went on to state that Barkley would make his job easier because the debate about him would be straightforward.

“I could be semi-retired. I could mail it in,” Bayless said.

“I could dare, I say, actually live a life and forget to prepare myself so terribly hard, night after night, for ‘Undisputed’ every day.”

“All I have to do is let Charles go first and listen to him make a fool of himself. I could sit back and watch him walk himself straight into an untenable trap. I wouldn’t even have to try.”

“So please please please Charles, come and be this damn idiot’s debate partner.”

“Please let me destroy you every day… Let me make you barbecue chicken like Shaq often says.”

Barkley has yet to reach out to Bayless and publicly respond to the offer, and he likely won’t take it up.

He co-hosts the award-winning TNT show Inside the NBA alongside Shaquille O’Neal, Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith. He signed a new 10-year deal with the network.

As for Sharpe’s next career move, it’s him reported in “early talks” with FanDuel to replace McAfee or join ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown crew.

Skip Bayless is a sports media personality


Skip Bayless is a sports media personalityPhoto credit: Unknown, clear with picture desk
Charles Barkley is the co-host of TNT's Inside the NBA


Charles Barkley is the co-host of TNT’s Inside the NBAPhoto credit: Getty


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