When Fox Sports 1 announced the debut of “Undisputed,” it was noted hot-taker Skip Bayless that was the focus of most attention on the show. But since its premiere last year, his cohost and NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe has been the true star of the show, capable of both emotional, critical monologues and the bluster and indignation with Skip Bayless that has come to define the format.
On Monday, Sharpe might have hit a new high mark in terms of entertainment, when he broke out a pack of Black and Milds to celebrate the Broncos’ win over the Raiders on Sunday.
“If your team won, you can join me with a victory cigar.” Sharp said triumphantly, bringing the pack out onto the table.
His cohosts seemed perplexed, with Bayless asking, “You smoke cigars?” and Joy Taylor adding “You’re calling Black and Milds cigars now?”
“Shannon,” she added, as the set devolved into laughter, “this is very off brand.”
You can watch the segment unfold below.
— Dynamics • £ (@theDYNAMICS) October 2, 2017
Viewers on Twitter were quick to comment on the segment, expressing a mix of laughter, joy, and surprise.
— #UBum (@TheycallmeJohnD) October 2, 2017
This was the moment where Shannon Sharpe became President. pic.twitter.com/JU05PjH83m
— Jeff J. (@JeffJSays) October 2, 2017
I thought these Shannon Sharpe pictures were photoshopped????????????
— Cian Fahey (@Cianaf) October 2, 2017
Never did I ever think Shannon Sharpe would get me to watch a Skip Bayless show regularly. The man is a national treasure.
— Andrew Claudio (@Claudio_GSN) October 2, 2017
i'm officially a shannon sharpe stan. anybody got any problems with the big homie, gotta come see me. i'm throwing hands for the homie.
— Shyne Coldchain Jr. (@Smooth_Orator) October 2, 2017
Shannon Sharpe got a BLACK N MILD in his mouth on LIVE TV. This man is the GOAT. “ I was on that mild and that hen dog yesterday SKILP” ????????
— Kirk First Cousins (@Bill_Yoast) October 2, 2017
The Broncos bye week is next week, so Sharpe will have to wait until at least Week 6 before he has reason to celebrate with another Black and Mild.