Tuesday, believe it or not, was Skip Bayless' last day at ESPN, which means that his reign as the company's most-hated employee has come to an end. Bayless, who has been part of the network's First Take morning show, is headed to FS1 later this summer.
In honor of Skip's final day, we thought we'd take a look at some of the less accurate tweets he's produced over the past decade. Bayless is notorious for making bold claims, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that many of them haven't turned out to be anywhere close to what would be considered correct.
Bayless has harped on a few major points over the years - namely Tim Tebow's abilities, LeBron James' place in history and Robert Griffin III's future as an NFL quarterback. Many of the tweets you'll read below deal with those topics.
Without further ado, here are the 10 dumbest Skip Bayless tweets of all-time.
Johnny Manziel was an electrifying college football player, winning the Heisman Trophy at Texas A&M. But many doubted that his skill set - which included a great deal of scrambling and improvisation - would translate to success in the NFL. Bayless clearly wasn't one of them.
Ahead of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans had a fairly obvious decision with who to draft No. 1 overall. Jadeveon Clowney, a defensive end from South Carolina, was easily the biggest physical freak in the draft. As expected, they took Clowney.
Bayless tweeted that the Texans would "forever regret" not taking Manziel No. 1 overall.
">May 9, 2014
As we now know, Manziel lasted just two seasons with the Cleveland Browns and is now out of the NFL. So yeah, the Texans probably don't regret not picking him.Next: Derek Fisher vs. Steve Kerr >>>Ahead of the 2014 NBA season, both the Golden State Warriors and the New York Knicks made coaching changes. The Warriors, as we know, hired Steve Kerr, former NBA sharpshooter who won five league titles. The Knicks hired Derek Fisher, a key role player who also won five championships.Bayless made a bold prediction, claiming that Fisher would be a "much better" coach than Kerr.
">June 10, 2014
Of course, the opposite has proven true. Kerr won an NBA title in his first year and led the Warriors to a 73-9 regular season record in his second year. Fisher, meanwhile, was fired this past February after putting together a 40-96 record in New York.
So no, to this point, Derek Fisher hasn't even been as close to as good a coach as Steve Kerr has been.
Bayless has long been a Tim Tebow fan - everyone knows that. During the 2012 NFL Playoffs, he got a little ahead of himself.
Tebow, at the time, was actually Denver's starting quarterback, and he'd led the Broncos to a victory over the Steelers in the Wild Card game before getting trounced by the New England Patriots in the Divisional round. Bayless claimed that he wasn't sure if Andrew Luck, who hadn't yet been drafted, had Tebow's "It" factor.
">January 27, 2012
Of course, the Broncos later signed Peyton Manning, which forced Tebow out of town. He only threw eight more pass attempts in his career.Luck, meanwhile, went No. 1 overall and is now considered to be one of the best signal-callers in the NFL.Next: Brandon Weeden, Star Quarterback? >>>In the 2012 NFL Draft, there were four quarterbacks taken in the first round. Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III went 1-2, while Ryan Tannehill was taken No. 8. Brandon Weeden, out of Oklahoma State, was taken 22nd overall by the Cleveland Browns. Bayless was quite high on him, as you'll see.Bayless believed that Weeden was "much better" than Tannehill, and predicted that he'd beat out Colt McCoy and have a good six-to-seven years as the franchise's starter. He also mentioned Trent Richardson in his tweet.
">April 27, 2012
Weeden, thus far, has been very underwhelming, with a career quarterback rating of 76. Tannehill, meanwhile, has signed a huge contract extension to be the Dolphins starter for years to come. Don't even get us started on Trent Richardson.
When the Indianapolis Colts drafted Andrew Luck, it was clear that Peyton Manning would be moving on. Manning had a number of options back in 2012, and ultimately settled on signing with the Denver Broncos because of John Elway.
Bayless, of course, thought that Manning was making a mistake - and somehow believed that Tim Tebow, who was shown the door in Denver, would somehow be better off elsewhere.
">March 19, 2012
Tebow never started another game, while Manning took Denver to two Super Bowl games - winning one of them. It seems it all worked out fine for Peyton in the end.Next: Von Miller Is Overrated? >>>Von Miller, who starred at Texas A&M before being drafted No. 2 overall by the Denver Broncos back in 2011, is regarding as one of the most valuable defensive players in the NFL. But Bayless thought the exact opposite after seeing him play just one year in the league.Back in December of 2011, Bayless called Miller "overrated" despite the star linebacker putting up 11.5 sacks in his rookie year.
">December 24, 2011
Of course, since, Miller has torn it up, registering 60 sacks in his first five seasons. He's made the Pro Bowl four times and won the the Super Bowl MVP award. Bayless was way off here.
When Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III were drafted 1-2 in the 2012 NFL Draft, it was pretty obvious that fans were going to constantly compare their careers for years to come. Skip Bayless liked one player far better than the other, and took a guess a little too early on regarding which one was going to pan out better.
Bayless, in October of 2012, said that he'd take RG3 over Luck any day. And to be fair, at that point, Griffin was probably the more successful player.
">October 15, 2012
But we all know that since Griffin's rookie year, he's been in a downward spiral. After suffering a knee injury in the playoffs, Griffin never returned to form. He had a lackluster 2013 campaign, then got hurt again in 2014. In 2015, he didn't even play.Luck, meanwhile, improved statistically every year from 2012 until 2014 - even leading his team to the AFC Championship Game. His 2015 campaign was riddled with injuries, so it'll be interesting to see if he returns to form this year. Either way, Skip was wrong.Next: Tim Tebow Over Cam Newton? >>>We warned you that there'd be a few Tebow-related tweets on here. Back in 2011, after Tebow's rookie year, Bayless believed that he was destined for greatness. He actually thought Tebow would be a better pro than Cam Newton, who had just been drafted No. 1 overall by the Carolina Panthers.To be fair, Bayless didn't say that Newton wouldn't be successful - he just thought Tebow would be more successful.
">August 22, 2011
Of course, we now know that Newton is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL - and he led his team to the Super Bowl last year. Tebow hasn't thrown a pass in the league since 2012.
This one is probably the most egregious of all. Back in 2014, after Johnny Manziel was drafted No. 22 overall by the Cleveland Browns, Bayless thought the franchise had drafted a star. In fact, Bayless thought that Manziel would be "bigger" in Cleveland someday than LeBron James, who was playing for the Heat down in Miami.
To be fair, Bayless did not know that one month later, James would announce his return to Cleveland. He also didn't know that Cavaliers fans would forgive James.
">May 9, 2014
But looking at the tweet now, it couldn't be more wrong. Manziel ran himself out of town after two years. James, meanwhile, just delivered Cleveland it's first title since 1964. Next: Tebow Over Aaron Rodgers? >>>Yep, Tim Tebow again. Back in November of 2011, in the midst of Tebow's only real season as Denver's starting quarterback, Bayless went as far as to say that he'd rather have Tebow in the final two minutes of a game than Green Bay Packers signal-caller Aaron Rodgers.Keep in mind, this is just 10 months after Rodgers had gone and won a Super Bowl.
">November 25, 2011
I'm not sure we need to go over this again - but Tebow's career ended shortly thereafter. Rodgers is considered one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history.
It's been real Skip. We look forward to seeing what's in store for you over at FS1.