News: Wale Bets Against NY Jets' Tim Tebow, Threatens To Cut Dreads

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 12:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Maybach Music Group's Wale showed off his sports prowess this week by offering to cut his iconic dreads with a bet on New York Jets' backup quarterback Tim Tebow.

Appearing on ESPN's "First Take," the Washington, D.C. native made a few bold guarantees.

Wale made his third appearance on ESPN's First Take this morning (April 23). As typical of his spirited appearances on the sports show, the D.C. rapper got into an argument with cast member Skip Bayless, only this time he put his locks where his mouth is, betting that he'd cut off his hair if quarterback Tim Tebow starts more than six games for the New York Jets this season. In making the bold wager, the MMG MC is banking on the Jets much maligned starting QB Mark Sanchez to have a productive, injury-free season. (BET)

A couple months ago, Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah offered his take on the New York Jets.

"I love sports," Ghost said in an interview. "Any real man is gonna love some type of sport...[I like] the Jets. [Sanchez isn't as good as we thought?] That's what I'm thinking. I'm thinking that he's still young and I'm thinking that his arm is really not that strong like that. I don't see no missiles really like - he's got a couple of nice touchdowns, but it's not really like the elite. You got [Drew] Brees [of the New Orleans Saints], you got Aaron [Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers], I miss Peyton [Manning], but you've got guys like that that's just gunning it, gunning it, and it's like, I don't know, he just kinda folds at the last minute." (The Score)

Last September, Wale sat down with outspoken ESPN personalnity Skip Bayless on"First Take" for a face-off.

After calling Skip Bayless "the number 1 hater on cable," Wale joined skip and the rest of the cast at ESPN's First Take. Speaking on his 2-0 Redskins, why Lebron will ring his championship, and plugging the new album, Wale made sure to show off his sports expertise as he went head to head with one of the most love/hated analyst. (Hip Hop Wired)

In December, Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden also took on the overly conversational television personality.

After making a fool of guest debaters Wale, Lil Wayne and LL Cool J (to name a few), Joe Budden challenged Skip Bayless, the shows master debater, to allow him on the show and let him stick up for rappers. The shots were let off early as Skip makes a crack about Joey's inability to sell records, but Joey does hold his own and even gets admiration from Skip, along with Stephen A. Smith, for his voice. Yea it gets weird but overall it was a great debate and Joey does seem like the most knowledgeable Hip Hop guest. (The Source)

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