In ESPN's First Take, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss what the punishment should be for Rajon Rondo's ejection in Game 1. While both agree that Rondo was in the wrong, Smith says the league should take the "human element" and the "intensity of the moment" into consideration" in these types of situations.
"You've got officials taking over the game as if we've come to see them," he says.
"I understand inevitably they're going to call for a suspension, but I'm really not pleased with that at all," he adds.
Play Podcast The ESPN Boston High School football crew welcomes special guest John Sarianides to discuss Week 5 of the Massachusetts HS football season.
Play Podcast Wendi Nix, Chris Mortensen, Ed Werder and Adam Caplan cover the Patriots' struggles, the Cowboys' 3-1 start, the QB situations for the Jets and Bills and more.
Play Podcast Sports Illustrated's Peter King weighs in on the Patriots' offensive line, the outlook for New England, Jim Harbaugh's relationship with his team and the Cowboys' success.
Play Podcast Skip Bayless & Stephen A. Smith debate if the Patriots dynasty is over, if the 49ers have stopped listen to Jim Harbaugh and more. Plus, they make their World Series predictions.