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Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith Have an Emotional Goodbye on 'First Take'

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Whether or not you like Skip Bayless, it's hard to imagine "First Take" without him.

That's why when news broke yesterday that the 12-year ESPN vet would be heading out the door (presumably to Fox Sports), some were in shock. Although Bayless will be with the show until the end of the NBA season, he decided to formally say goodbye and thank those close to him, including co-host Stephen A. Smith.

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Whoever is taking Bayless' spot on the morning show will have their work cut out for them.