FIRST Take fans were handed the worst possible start to their week when not one but both stars of the show were off. But that left fans with a bitter taste in their mouths with their two favorites off. And they were even more annoyed that Chris “Mad Dog” Russo was filling in for Stephen A. And a third said: “Great! Chris Russo on First Take on a Monday? Time to turn the channel.” Molly was also off for a day last week – and it coincided with an epic Stephen A. Smith rant. He sat alongside guest analyst and former coach Seth Greenberg to discuss the men’s March Madness tournament — something Smith said he wasn’t looking forward to. “It’s about these damn brackets… Guess what, coach? It doesn’t look good for me. It just doesn’t look good.” © 2020 THE SUN, US, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | TERMS OF USE | PRIVACY | YOUR AD CHOICES | SITEMAP