Although many do not and probably will not like Skip Bayless, fans of ESPN and the network will forever be indebted to what Bayless has done in terms of how we discuss sports today. From his hate for LeBron James to his love of Tom Brady, Michael Jordan and the San Antonio Spurs, Bayless knew what he was doing: being a calculated pot stirrer that a lot of people discreetly loved.

On Wednesday, April 27, his First Take co-hosts (Molly Qerim and Stephen A Smith) paid tribute to Bayless, congratulating him on accepting an offer to go to Fox Sports, while also thanking him for what he’s done for them and the show. To watch, check it out below.