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The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN 

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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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Skip Bayless is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Skip Bayless Age 67 from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America
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Steven A Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
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Colin Cowherd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Age 55 from Bay Center, Washington, United States of America
4
Jemele Hill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Age 43 from Detroit, Michigan
5
Chris Broussard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Age 50 from Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Dick Vitale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Age 79 from Passaic, New Jersey, United States of America
7
Chris Berman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Age 63 from USA, Connecticut, Greenwich
8
Rob Parker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Age 37 from Westhoughton, United Kingdom
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Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
jdwilli09 added Age 60 from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Michael Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Age 46 from Washington, D.C.
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Keyshawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Age 46 from Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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Merril Hoge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Age 50 from Pocatello, Idaho, United States of America
13
Woody Paige is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Age 72 from Memphis, Tennessee, USA
14
Jay Bilas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Age 55 from San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
15
Herman Edwards is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Age 64 from Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, United States of America
16
Mike Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Age 51 from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Hannah Storm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
jhmilam1966 added Age 56 from Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America
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Tony Kornheiser is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Age 70 from Lynbrook, New York, United States of America
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Kate Fagan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
bojanthebest added
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Lou Holtz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Age 82 from Follansbee, West Virginia, United States of America
21
Mark May is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Age 59 from Oneonta, New York, United States of America
22
Jalen Rose is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Age 46 from Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
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Bill Simmons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
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Tim Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Age 40 from Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States of America
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Mark Schlereth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
muncho1961 added Age 53 from Anchorage, Alaska, United States of America