Stephen A. Would Have Won The O.J. Trial; Solved The Greatest Crises Of The Late 20th Century | Gradient

Stephen A. would have won the O.J. trial; solved the greatest crises of the late 20th century


Stephen A. Smith would have defeated Johnnie Cochran if he was prosecuting the O.J. Simpson trial (8:00).

“If it were me, there’s no way in hell Johnny Cochran would have beaten me with that evidence that they had,” Stephen A. reverse-prophesies. “I’m not even a lawyer. There’s no way that you would have put twelve jurors in front of me with that evidence and I would have lost it, even to Johnnie Cochran.”

What historical problems could have been better served by Stephen A. Smith’s involvement? It’s impossible to know but, based on Stephen A. Smith’s own confidence, it’s safe to assume the answer is: all of them. 

Stephen A. Smith, if given the talent that Dan Marino has, would have without question won Super Bowls. Plural.

Stephen A. Smith would have written one headline and one headline only: Truman Defeats Dewey.

Stephen A. Smith would have ended the Cold War without stressing our national debt on excessive defense spending because he trusted Gorbachev would fail to sufficiently deal with political unrest among his dissidents. 

Stephen A. Smith knew that sex education and access to contraceptives was the key to solving the AIDS crisis. And I know what you’re saying, “Stephen A., AIDS is not a game.” It’s a metaphorical analogization.

Stephen A. Smith knows the Son of Sam was one of the most elusive criminals of the late 20th century and KNOWS that New York City’s overburdened police force would have special difficulty tracking down a lone predator, BUT if Stephen A. Smith was in charge, the Son of Sam’s behind would be behind bars.

Stephen A. would have ended the Vietnam War. Quite frankly, Skip, it was a long time coming!

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New Pod Flow: Sounds Good With Branden Harvey “Jason Russell”


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If you have spent any time watching television in the last decade you have most likely heard one of Mattew’s songs on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, One Tree Hill and many others. His insightful writing and voice have drawn comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Jeff Buckley, and he is on the short list of songwriters who skillfully weave the deeply philosophical and the vivid utterly human without ever losing sight of either.

To get his new album Cold Answer, (which features the three songs from him you heard on this episode), visit

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