“That Was Spot on Dan-O,” Fans Hail Stephen A. Smith’s Light-Hearted Impersonation of ESPN Colleague Dan Orlovsky

Published 10/08/2023, 11:17 AM EDT

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In a recent episode of ESPN’s “First Take”, Stephen A. Smith, known for his fiery takes and animated discussions, took a light-hearted jab at his colleague Dan Orlovsky. The moment was captured and shared on Twitter, where fans hailed Smith’s impersonation as “spot on”.

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Orlovsky, a former NFL quarterback and now one of ESPN’s top NFL analysts, gained a positive reputation for his energetic and detailed breakdowns of plays. He often uses an enormous video screen and an iPad to dissect plays, complete with running around and body gyrations. Smith took advantage of this information to catch the former NFL star by surprise.

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During a debate about Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, Smith decided to have a little fun. He got out of his chair, grabbed Kimberly Martin’s tablet, and launched into an impersonation of Orlovsky’s play breakdowns. The impersonation was so accurate that it left the studio in splits.

Dan Orlovsky has become a household name among NFL enthusiasts due to the way he breaks down plays on a big video screen while tapping all sorts of things on an iPad. On Friday’s First Take, Stephen A. Smith didn’t like something Orlovsky said, so he got out of his chair, grabbed Kimberly Martin’s tablet, and busted out an impersonation that was pretty impressive.

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Nevertheless, fans had a ball at Smith’s imitation game and lavished praises on the segment.

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Football fans quickly hopped onto Twitter to react to the hilarious moment. The tweet from “First Take” quickly racked up likes and retweets, with fans commending Smith for his spot on impersonation. A user wrote, “That was spot on Dan-O,” which became a trending topic as fans expressed their amusement. Having had enough of the whole incident, another fan wrote, “It’s even funnier on mute 😂.” “That was pretty much spot on. Dan does that a lot when he’s breaking down a play to illustrate why something was successful or a bad idea,” added another fan in the comments. 

This light-hearted moment serves as a reminder of the camaraderie and fun that often accompanies the intense sports debates on “First Take”. It’s not just about the serious analysis; there’s room for humor too. And when it comes to humor, Stephen A. Smith certainly knows how to deliver.

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With more such fun moments, this incident shows that sports commentary is not just about analyzing games and players. It’s also about the personalities of the commentators themselves. And in this case, Stephen A. Smith’s impersonation of Dan Orlovsky has certainly won over the fans.

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