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As much as sports fans love to watch ESPN, sometimes religiously, this doesn't mean that all of its pundits are tolerable. In fact it's the opposite. There are so many ESPN personalities that sports fans love to hate that making an Ultimate List seems like the right thing to do. Some of these guys love to troll their viewers, anger their studio guests all in the name of high ratings. There are so many great examples to choose from, but the one sports personality that people love to hate is Skip Bayless. It's hard to believe but at one point, Bayless was a highly respected sports journalist. Nowadays, he's the co-host of First Take with another mutually despised personality, Stephen A. Smith. While Smith is a bit more respected than Bayless, his loud and often obnoxious way of phrasing things is a turn-off to many sports fans.

Other ESPN personalities that people consider the worst are from the network's NFL coverage. Chris Berman and Keyshawn Johnson represent the professional football faction on this list of ESPN anchors. While Johnson's merits can be disputed, Berman's act has grown stale after 30 years. His incessant calls and annoying TV persona has alienated football fans who want meat and potatoes coverage. That alone has landed him in the category of worst sports personalities, from SportsCenter and all across ESPN.

This is a list chock full of people on ESPN who you wish would just shut up - and many of them are among the worst sports announcers. It's up to you to decide which of these pundits should be called the worst that ESPN has to offer.
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Steven A Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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Skip Bayless is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Skip Bayless Pardon the Interruption, First Take, Cold Pizza

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Colin Cowherd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Colin Cowherd SportsNation, Roar of the Crowd

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Chris Broussard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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Jemele Hill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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Rob Parker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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+ - 472 432
Keyshawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Keyshawn Johnson Dancing with the Stars, Monday Night Football, Monday Night Countdown

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Chris Berman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Chris Berman Necessary Roughness, Monday Night Football, SportsCenter

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Lou Holtz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Lou Holtz The Blind Side, College Football Scoreboard, College Football Live

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Dick Vitale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Dick Vitale The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, Love & Basketball, He Got Game

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Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Keith Olbermann SportsCenter, 30 for 30, MSNBC Live

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Woody Paige is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Woody Paige Around the Horn, Cold Pizza, Dream Job

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Merril Hoge is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Merril Hoge Mike & Mike, NFL Matchup

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Michael Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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Jalen Rose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Jalen Rose Barbershop, SportsCenter, Just Wright

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Hugh Douglas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Hugh Douglas Ballers

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Herman Edwards is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Herman Edwards NFL Kansas City Chiefs: The Complete History

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Tony Kornheiser is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Tony Kornheiser Mr. 3000, Pardon the Interruption, Listen Up!

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Mark May is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Mark May College Football Scoreboard, College Football Live, College GameDay (Football)

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Mike Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Mike Greenberg Valentine's Day, Just Wright, Mike & Mike

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Tim Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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Hannah Storm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Hannah Storm Valentine's Day, SportsCenter, The Early Show

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Bill Simmons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Bill Simmons 30 for 30, Into the Wind, Unguarded

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Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Magic Johnson Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals, The NBA on TNT, Michael Jordan: Air Time

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Mark Schlereth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Mark Schlereth Red Dawn

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Kate Fagan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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Jay Bilas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Jay Bilas Dark Angel, Home of the Giants, $chooled: The Price of College Sports

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John Kruk is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
John Kruk Baseball Tonight, The Best Damn Sports Show Period

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Ron Jaworski is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Ron Jaworski Pardon the Interruption^! NFL Monday Night Football^! Mike & Mike^! 2012 Discover Orange Bowl

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Marcellus Wiley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Marcellus Wiley SportsNation

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Trey Wingo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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Bomani Jones is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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Scott Van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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Mary Joe Fernández is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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John Buccigross is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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+ - 79 99
Matthew Berry is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Matthew Berry Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles

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Jonathan Coachman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Jonathan Coachman Saturday Night's Main Event, WWE Jakked/Metal, VGX Award Show

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Holly Rowe is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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Taylor Twellman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN