In a three-paragraph release, ESPN announced on Tuesday that Skip Bayless was leaving the network:
“Skip Bayless has decided to leave ESPN when his contract expires at the end of August.
“His final appearance on First Take will be the day after the NBA Finals conclude.
“We want to thank Skip for his many contributions to ESPN. His hard work and talent have benefited ESPN for 12 years.”
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Not long after, there was an outpouring of happiness. Now, to be fair, there were quite a few people who were sad to hear the news. But there also were a lot of GIFs: