By Michael Rand
Deadspin has a great still shot of Stephen A. Smith on the set of General Hospital, the soap opera on which he will make a guest appearance Feb. 2. ESPN has followed up with a description of his role (“a reporter covering a hostage situation”) and this quote from Stephen A., who says he has been a fan of soap operas since he was 5. “I grew up with four sisters, so it was either watch General Hospital or watch nothing,” Smith said. “I’ve been an avid viewer for 30 years. Let this be a lesson to all the ladies out there: there are men who love the soaps.” We’ll tune in, but only if he shouts at the hostages.