VIDEO: ESPN First Take Host Molly Qerim Schools Stephen A. Smith on How To Play Fantasy Football
By Paul Shapiro
Cover Photo: Twitter/@FirstTake
Molly Qerim has accomplished a lot in her career. She's the host of one of ESPN's flagship shows. She's covered multiple Super Bowls. And she's also apparently an accomplished fantasy football player.
The ESPN "First Take" host, while speaking to guest Adam Schefter, explained that they did a fantasy draft as a show and that her co-host, Stephen A. Smith, asked for some help with his No. 1 overall selection.
Stephen A., who admitted that he wanted to take Aaron Rodgers with a No. 1 pick, accused Qerim of cheating by not helping him. In reality, all she did was let Smith do as he pleased, and she reaped the benefits by drafting a top-tier running back.
Qerim said she's played fantasy since she was in college at the University of Connecticut, and rather than "school him" by explaining that he should probably take a top running back, Qerim let Stephen A. make "rookie mistake No. 1." She put it simply when detailing exactly what that is: "Wait on quarterbacks. Wait on kickers. Wait on defense," as she counted them off on her fingers.
It seems like many of Smith's ESPN colleagues knew he was making a mistake and Schefter responded by saying, "She didn't cheat you. She suckered you."
It was a quality day when it comes to fantasy in the Qerim household. Qerim's husband, Jalen Rose, admitted to playing in a $10,000 buy-in fantasy football league with the likes of Draymond Green, Kevin Durant and LeBron James earlier in the day, so it's clear that fantasy football is a family affair for these two.
Either way, Qerim outsmarting Stephen A. is something that lots of fans, fantasy football or otherwise, can truly appreciate.
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